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image by Pier Paolo Lugli, 15 January 1998
This is a flag flown by Italian cowboys during their complaint
campaign against the government. It depicts the black and white
cow smiling at the officers... It is usually placed amid a white
flag in various sizes. Often it extends close to the borders
facing at the hoist.
Pier Paolo Lugli, 15 January 1998
image by Jaume Oll?, 27 March 2005
ARCI is a leftist association born in 1898 With the name
"Societß operaie di mutuo soccorso" (Workers Mutual
Help Society). This is NOT a Trade Union per se. In the last
century this association is changed into a recreational-cultural
organization. ARCI means Associazione Ricreativa Culturale
Italiana (Recreational-Cultural Italian Association), but today
is defined as "Associazione di Promozione Culturale"
(Cultural Promotion Association). ARCI is always present in
workers strikes, demonstrations etc. with people, stands, and
many types of help.
Aaron Belotti, 23 December 2002
image by Jaume OllÚ, 27 March 2005
See also: Gay Pride/Rainbow Flag
image by Jorge Candeias, 25 June 2005
The P˙blico newspaper of January 18, 2005 had an article
about problems between small investors and Argentina because
following the economical collapse of the country it stopped
paying the money due to these investors. It was illustrated by
the photo showing a man holding a flag and exhibiting a sign with
a logo and an inscription. Interestingly, this inscription is in
Italian and reads "pi¨ controlli e sanzioni contro chi
specula sul risparmio". This and the fact that the text
speaks of a demonstration of over 100 people in front of the
italian parliament, hints that the flag is Italian and not
Argentinian. And indeed it is. The flag and the logo that was
found in the poster that point to an Italian association of
consumer protection, the ADICONSUM - Associazione Difesa
Consumatore e Ambiente (site at <www.adiconsum.it>), which
translates as "association for the defense of consumers and
the environment". The logo is an overly complicated
arrangement of lettering with a leaf and three small wavelets in
the Italian colours as the only non-alphabetic elements. As for
the background of the flag, I guessed that it was white or some
other very light colour.
Jorge Candeias, 25 June 2005
Here is the flag of
the Italian Futurist Movement of the early 20th Centry as seen on
the right-wing Italian blog Ladestra.com.
Ron Lahav, 2 February 2008
The motto "Marciare non marcire" means "To
march, not to rot". This was the Futurists' motto, coined by
Marinetti, widely reused by the Italian fascists and sometimes
misattributed to Mussolini himself.
The newspaper "Marciare non marcire" had a single issue, released on 23 November 1924 and celebrating the birth of Futurism (<www.tesorostatale.unimi.it>).
I suppose that "marcire" comes from the Latin verb "marcescere", "to wilt", which gave the botanic word "marcescence": "Marcescence is the retention of dead plant organs that normally are shed. It is most obvious in deciduous trees that retain leaves through the winter. Several trees normally have marcescent leaves such as oak (Quercus), beech (Fagus) and hornbeam (Carpinus). Marcescent leaves of pin oak (Quercus palustris) complete development of their abscission layer in the spring. The base of the petiole remains alive over the winter" (See: Wikipedia).
Ivan Sache, 2 February 2008
I seriously doubt that this is actually a flag of the Futurist
Movement. Flags usually don't spell out: "This is a
flag" This is most probably a rather modern graphical image
using the colours of the Italian flag, nothing else.
Marcus Schm÷ger, 3 February 2008