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  Achille Lauro - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Achille Lauro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Achille Lauro was a passenger liner, most remembered for its 1985 hijacking.
She was 192 metres in length, 25 metres in beam, 8.9 metres high and weighed 21,110 tons fully loaded with 900 passengers and crew.
In 1964 she was sold to the Lauro Line and renamed the Achille Lauro.
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 D'Alema, Massimo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1987, D’Alema was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of parliament) for the first time.
With PCI leader Achille Occhetto and other young party leaders, he was actively involved in the process (1989–91) that transformed the party into the Democratic Party of the Left, and in 1994, D’Alema became leader of the party.
Following the collapse of Romano Prodi’s government in 1997, D’Alema became Italian premier, heading a eclectic seven-party coalition; he was the first former Communist to head a Western European government.
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Piloting the new Party into the 1990's is Achille Occhetto, a man of the postwar era who rose to political maturity in the 1960's.
But Occhetto intends to present to the Italian electorate a party without ideological prejudice, dedicated to honest administration and social justice, which has earned the right to govern Italy directly in the future.
Active in the resistance, and one time member of Unit…, he is a close ally of Achille Occhetto, a member of what is known as the "migliorista" or (reformist) wing of the old CPI.
www.uga.edu /~italian/novecento/207.htm   (1422 words)

 Achille's Gamble
When Achille Occhetto, the new General Secretary, closed the debate at the Eighteenth Congress of the Italian Communist Party (P.C.I.) in Rome on March 21, the delegates gave him a ten-minute standing ovation.
The new leader had passed his test at the congress with tremendous success, giving a dispirited party a new injection of confidence by reassuring its members that their organization could be brought up to date in a spirit of continuity, that it could have new tasks and ambitions without disowning its principles and its itinerary.
There were some novelties in Occhetto's platform: It dropped democratic centralism, put ecology at the heart of its policy and stressed the vital importance of the feminist movement, symbolically illustrated by the entry of ninety-three women into the 300-member Central Committee.
www.thenation.com /doc/19890424/singer   (680 words)

 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- World Notes ITALY -- Oct. 22, 1990
He might have said his party, Italy's second biggest and the West's largest Communist Party (1.4 million members), was changing to catch up with voters, whose support has dropped from a high of 34% in 1976 to 28% in the 1989 elections for the European Parliament.
Occhetto must still win approval for his proposal at a congress in January, overcoming resistance from an Old Guard that remains proud to be red.
A week earlier, Occhetto's rival on the left, Socialist leader Bettino Craxi, upstaged the divided Communists by announcing that his party would henceforth be known as Socialist Unity.
www.time.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,152877,00.html   (408 words)

 Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Gianfranco Fini introduced his project for building a modern Italian party on the right that would fit in the scheme of a modern Europe.
Achille Occhetto and members of the Italian parliament commission to the United Nations discussed the leading trends of international policies affecting Italy today.
The economists Marzano and Angius of Forza Italia and the Democratic Party of the Left, respectively, led a discussion on Italian national budget and job market, stimulated primarily by students of Economics and Administration.
www.nyu.edu /pages/casaitaliana/activities/politics.html   (224 words)

 1998 07 14: TORCH-LIGHT MARCH - No Peace Without Justice
Opening the demonstration, Marino Busdachin, secretary-general of "No Peace Without Justice" stressed the importance of the creation of an independent court able to act at the right time: "We do not expect a perfect court, but surely it doesn't have to be one of 'papier-mache'".
Among the speaker was also Achille Occetto, Chairman of the Commission of Foreign Affairs of the Chamber who reminded that the states who are opposing the court risk to loose a great occasion.
Remembering the atrocities committed in the recent past, Muhamed Sacirbey, Ambassador to the UN of Bosnia and Hercegovina and formed Minister of Foreign Affairs, stressed once again the importance of establishing an effective and just ICC as a strong deterrent and functioning as a "Hospital for the mind and the soul".
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In 1987 he was elected member of parliament on the PCI list.
He joined the national secretariat in 1988, and the following year co-operated with Achille Occhetto in founding the Democratic Party of the Left.
At the founding congress in 1991 he was elected to the political co-ordinating body, with responsibility for information and communication.
www.coe.int /T/E/Com/Files/CLRAE-Sessions/2004-02-ethics/CV_Veltroni.asp   (674 words)

 New Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many communist parties began focusing on internal reforms that would increase the welfare of their citizens rather than neglect them in favor of foreign communist advances.
In the words of Achille Occhetto, leader of the Italian Communist Party, the goal of the new communist parties "must be to unite two values that in the course of this century have become separated: liberty and equality" (Daniels 365).
In order to unite the two values of liberty and equality, the Soviet Communist Party, and other global communist forces, argued against the large military buildup resulting from Cold War hostilities, advocated internal economic reforms, and initiated vast democratization movements that would return a sense of humanity to their societies.
students.washington.edu /dustind/essay/rejection.htm   (1357 words)

 Variety.com - Berlusconi win raises troubling questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The election result was a crushing defeat for former communist Achille Occhetto, who seemed assured of victory until Berlusconi burst onto the scene just two months ago.
Occhetto's broad left-wing Progressive group was a distant second with 213 seats in the lower house.
Of the remainder, 46 went to a small centrist alliance including the rump of the disgraced Christian Democrats.
www.variety.com /article/VR119777?categoryid=19&cs=1   (400 words)

 Democrats of the Left   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Its first secretary was Achille Occhetto, who left office in 1994, after the defeat in national and European elections against the right-wing coalition led by Silvio Berlusconi.
Inside the party, there is often a somewhat simplistic distinction between reformists (riformisti) and radicals (radicali), indicating respectively the mainstream or the left-wing area, formerly know as correntone.
Several personalities formerly inside or close to the left-wing area of the party, as Pietro Folena, Pietro Ingrao and Achille Occhetto, are now approaching or joining the Communist Refoundation Party which, from his sixth congress held in January 2005, is moving torward a more heterogenous, non-sectarian and strongly pacifist kind of left-wing party.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/D/Democrats-of-the-Left.htm   (572 words)

 MSN Encarta - Communism
In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell, the Italian Communist Party lost half of its members.
Two years later, under a new chairman, Achille Occhetto, it renounced the principle of class struggle and changed its name to the Democratic Party of the Left.
The party received 15 to 20 percent of the vote in subsequent Italian elections.
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 Yugoslav Daily Survey, 97-03-18
Ristic said the fundamental motive of all patriotic forces in the country was equality for all people and openness to the world and economic reform.
The President of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, Achille Occhetto, who heads the Italian delegation, said Yugoslavia had been moderate even in the most dramatic situations of the Yugoslav crisis and open to dialogue.
Deputy Foreign Minister Radoslav Bulajic and Italian Parliament Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee President Achille Occhetto agreed here on Monday that Yugoslav-Italian relations are developing successfully in the spirit of good-neighbourliness and understanding.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/yds/1997/97-03-18.yds.html   (4010 words)

 ITALY, Landmine Monitor Report 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Due to the complexity of the issue, both the Italian Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Chamber of Deputies have required technical assistance from legal experts, whose statements have been presented to the Parliament and annexed to the ratification dossier.
At the signing of the Convention, both Minister Dini and President Occhetto committed to being among the first countries to ratify in front of more than 100 States, the target being the enactment of the Convention by the end of the year.
Immediately after the Oslo Conference, the rapporteur of the pro-ban law, Achille Occhetto, made this issue the subject of a parliamentary motion compelling the Government to identify and destroy these de facto antipersonnel devices.
www.icbl.org /lm/1999/italy.html   (8352 words)

 DAlema Massimo: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Following the collapse of Romano Prodi 's government in 1997, D'Alema became Italian premier, heading a eclectic seven-party coalition; he was the first former Communist to head a Western European government.
Massimo DAlema and Achille Occhetto go before...with the Polo.
Though the centralized control that gave DAlema the secretaryship continues to grate on party reformers, DAlemas political actions and adaptability have been something of...
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 The American's Contents - June 2005 Envy and Irony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A firefight between Marines and Italian carabinieri was averted by an eleventh-hour agreement that gave Italy custody of the hijackers, but not Abul Abbas.
Palestinian terrorists hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship and killed an elderly and crippled American Jew, Leon Klinghoffer, tossing his body overboard.
When Ashby and his navigator were acquitted on 20 counts of involuntary manslaughter, Achille Occhetto, a former communist, called the verdict “an act of arrogance and prevarication.”
www.theamericanmag.com /article.php?show_issue_id=15&show_article_id=209   (2150 words)

 Phi Kappa Phi Forum: Italy and Its Discontents: Family, Civil Society, State (1980-2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But during this decade the political gains for the nation were only shallow at best; the "failure to introduce significant electoral or institutional reform" (173) is one such example.
The major political players of this decade include Socialist Bettino Craxi, Communists Enrico Berlinguer and Achille Occhetto, and Christian Democrats Ciriaco De Mita and Giulio Andreotti.
The 1990s proved to be equally tense, both politically and culturally.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4026/is_200310/ai_n9316284   (1063 words)

 Parties and coalitions (from Italy) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After 1979 the Communists went into opposition again, and their national vote declined to 26.6 percent by 1987.
Thereafter a new party leader, Achille Occhetto, pushed through a more moderate program and even a change of name, to the Democratic Party of the Left (PDS).
The collapse of communism in Eastern Europe after 1989 undermined the “communist subculture” in Italy, and the PDS vote declined…
www.britannica.com /eb/article-27783   (119 words)

 News in English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ivo Sanader has met with a delegation of the Italian parliament's foreign policy committee led by Achille Occhetto.
Sanader spoke of Croatia's current situation and stressed its goal as being getting closer to European and trans-Atlantic structures.
Occhetto praised the steps in the right direction that Croatia had made so far and said that Italy would cooperate on further improving bilateral relations and would give its support to Croatia's efforts to join Euro-Atlantic structures.
www.hrt.hr /vijesti/arhiv/99/06/23/ENG.html   (516 words)

 Index Da
In 1990 he joined the top party leadership and assisted the general secretary, Achille Occhetto, who embarked on a gradual liberalization of the party towards social democracy.
This alliance of the left could not meet the high expectations, and Occhetto resigned as PDS secretary in June.
He was instrumental in creating the centre-left Ulivo (Olive Tree) alliance in February 1995 which was led by Romano Prodi.
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 [12 Nov 1996] SG/T/2079 : SECRETARY-GENERAL'S ACTIVITIES ON VISIT TO ROME, 10-12 NOVEMBER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Secretary-General spent today (Tuesday) in bilateral meetings with the Italian Government and Parliament.
At midday he conferred with Achille Occhetto, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission, of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
Afterwards the Secretary-General gave a short press conference at Hotel Minerva, at which he confirmed that Canada was ready to command a multinational force in Zaire.
www.un.org /news/press/docs/1996/19961112.sgt2079.html   (766 words)

 Party Politics Vol. 2, Issue 1, p. 55.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rarely do partisan ideas expressed in open political discourse conjoin with the abstract concepts of social science.
However, Achille Occhetto's ideas for the reformation of the Italian Communist Party (PCI), advanced immediately following the fall of the Berlin Wall, set in motion contending forces who advanced their arguments in the language used by Hirschman (1970) in his discussion of Exit, Voice, and Loyalty.
This convergence provides us with the unusual opportunity to apply these ideas to an organization in a state of decline and to test them empirically.
www.partypolitics.org /volume02/v02i1p055.htm   (184 words)

 The Voice of the Turtle
By the later 1980s, therefore, the party had to choose between a decisive commitment to either of its "legs", facing, in Fouskas's language, a choice between "neo-revisionism" (and transition to a mainstream social democratic identity) and "communist refoundation" (or reaffirmation of a revolutionary identity in a post-glasnost era).
While the Party in the end split on exactly this issue, Fouskas insists that the majority decision to follow Party Secretary Achille Occhetto into the new PDS should not be construed as a radical break with the past, still less as a betrayal of the Party's heritage.
The book is well-argued, well-researched and copiously footnoted.
www.voiceoftheturtle.org /show_article.php?aid=132   (770 words)

 The New York Times > International > Europe > Italy's Premier Again Insists U.S. Explain Agent's ...
Still, opposition politicians continued their call for a more rapid withdrawal of Italian troops from Iraq.
"We need to get out of that mess as soon as possible," Achille Occhetto, an opposition senator, told the Senate chamber immediately after Mr.
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 Spring 1998: Politics Abroad: Reinventing the Left   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Democratic Party of the Left (PDS) in 1994, when he replaced Achille Occhetto, the party leader who, five years earlier, began the transformation that led to the dissolution of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) and the establishment in 1991 of this new political organization.
In 1994 the PDS ran in national elections at the head of a coalition of "progressives," but was defeated by an alliance led by the television tycoon
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