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Leonardo Facco
Born April 3, 1964 (1964-04-03) (age 45)
Treviglio (Bergamo), Italy
Occupation Journalist. Co-founder and Managing Director of the Movimento Libertario. Founder of Leonardo Facco Editore publishing house.

Leonardo Facco (born Treviglio in Province of Bergamo, 3 April 1964) [1] is an Italian journalist, a libertarian publisher, owner and founder of Leonardo Facco Editore publishing house, co-founder and Managing Director of the Movimento Libertario.

He is the only member for Italy of the Templeton Freedom Awards.

He is also a book author, a web teacher of the Libera Università del web [2], an actor[3] and a musician.

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The journalistic activity

Leonardo Facco is member of the order of professional Italian journalists.

Collaborator with two provincial weekly in the late 80s and early 90s, Il Giornale dell'Adda (in the Province of Bergamo) and the monthly Il Punto

Collaborator in drawing up the cultural magazine Bergamo & Dintorni (Cose d'Italia publisher) in the 1991-1992 period, and for Commentari (Pascal publisher) a monthly magazine of political and economic culture in the 1993.

Collaborator of the cultural magazine Quaderni Padani from 1994.

Collaborator of the cultural magazine Federalismo & Libertà (Il Fenicottero publisher, Bologna).

Creator, director and editor of 45° Parallelo a monthly magazine of culture and politics of Lower Bergamo from 1994 to 1996.

Publisher and editor of Zeduro, annual satirical review in Treviglio from 1994 to 1995, as well as creator and editor of Il federalismo bergamasco, a monthly political magazine.

In September 1999 he was nominated Head service of writing culture, sports and entertainment of the newspaper La Padania.

Former Head service of chronicle in newspaper La Padania.

Director of the oldest vernacular Italian satirical magazine Il Biligot of Treviglio.

Director of the group Netweek of the three Bergamo newspapers: BergamoSette, Il Giornale di Treviglio and Cronache dell'Isola (where he is also the founder).

Collaborator with important italian newspapers like Il Giornale[4], Il Foglio, Libero, Il Domenicale, La Provincia di Como, L'Indipendente.

The radio and television activities

Creator and host of two television sports programs at local private broadcasters (Stv1 Treviglio, Tele Sol Regina (Cremona) from 1987 to 1989.

Creator and host of Bergamo, Padania, a program created for the italian Northern League of Bergamo and Stv1 Treviglio.

Founder and Director of the news in Action Radio from June 1997 to March 1999.

Employee of the newscast Telepadania from October 1998 to March 1999.

Collaborator with Radio Radicale broadcasts.[5]

The role in the Movimento Libertario

After he leaving the political collaboration with italian Northern League (Lega Nord), in the late 90s of XX century, Leonardo Facco is dedicated to the dissemination of thought anarcho-capitalist libertarianism.

The Movimento Libertario was originally an Italian cultural association for the dissemination of libertarianism.

As a cultural association, the Movimento Libertario began on September 24, 2005, in Treviglio with the writing of the "Manifesto and Constitution of the Libertarian Movement" by Leonardo Facco[6].

In September 2007, Leonardo Facco with Giorgio Fidenato and Marcello Mazzilli have founded officially the Movimento Libertario as an Italian libertarian political subject in order to defend life, liberty and property of each individual within a strong liberist system of free market, against any kind of aggression and/or coercion [1].

The activity of the movement is the spread of freedom culture: meetings, debates, on the web, and with conferences and publications.[6]

From 2007 Leonardo Facco is a Managing Director of the Association, he actually represents (in according to the statute and to the internal democracy of members of Association) the Movimento Libertario in their official activity.

Leonardo Facco Editore

Leonardo Facco, thanks to the encounter with the most important italian libertarian thinkers (Carlo Lottieri, Alberto Mingardi, Carlo Stagnaro, Guglielmo Piombini, Nicola Iannello) founded in 1996 in Treviglio the Leonardo Facco Editore an indipendent publishing house.

It works to spread the concepts about the defense of liberty, property and people's lives that they are threatened daily by the actions of states, governments and public authorities.

The published books dealing history, sociology, political science and issues related the ecology of the market.

Leonardo Facco Editore periodically publish two magazines: I Fogli di Enclave and the magazine Enclave which give space to various political issues, cultural, social and economic libertarian world Italian and international.

I Fogli di Enclave[7] is a free bimonthly publication, while the magazine Enclave is a quarterly libertarian magazine, founded in March 1998, available by subscription.

In January 2010, Leonardo Facco, co-founder and Managing Director of the Association, announced the intention to delegate ownership of his publishing company to the Movimento Libertario, in order to promote the continuity in the future of the activities of the movement by ensuring private self-financing through the sale of books and content published.

Book author

Leonardo Facco is author of two books of musical character: Primati and Sulle tracce del rock (a book on history of rock music in the 80s).

He is co-author and publisher of the books Essere federalisti written with Giacomo Stucchi[8] and with Lacurd van Hord Secessione: una vittoria ai rigori (a narrative satire tale).[9]

Leonardo Facco is also the author of the books: C’era una volta il "Che". Ernesto Guevara, un'altra storia[10][11], and Si chiama Rigoberta Menchù. Una controversa premio Nobel per la pace [12][13].

In May 2009, Leonardo Facco has published his book Elogio dell'evasore fiscale. Se le tasse sono un furto, non pagarle è legittima difesa.[14][15][16][17][18]

Music and Theater

Responsible concert organizers to "The Academy", Center for the musical studies with offices in Bergamo, Treviglio and Osio Sotto in Province of Bergamo.

Designer and teacher of a course on rock history.

Producer music groups in Lombardy.

He recorded with a music group of Milan, FREND.

He released two music albums: Musica metropolitana (CGD records, 1984) and Primati (Divinazione records, 1985).

In 2009, Leonardo Facco and Nereo Villa produced the compilation Qualcuno è libertario (Leonardo Facco Editore 2009).

Leonardo Facco, Massimo Pongolini and Stephanie Lewis with the partecipation of Giorgio Fidenato has realized the theatre show Le tasse sono una cosa bellissima (così ci dicono) that it was represented in Treviglio in November 2009 and replicated in Milan in March 2010[19][20].

References

  1. ^ a b Leonardo Facco, Giorgio Fidenato, Marcello Mazzilli "Statute of the Movimento Libertario", Treviglio, September 2007
  2. ^ Leonardo Facco Factsheet in the site of Libera Università del Web
  3. ^ Interview with Leonardo Facco on the show entitled Le tasse sono una cosa bellissima (così ci dicono) on Radio Radicale broadcast
  4. ^ "I've put them in the bag: so they are surrendered" Il Giornale by Felice Manti. Retrived on September 29, 2009. An interview to Leonardo Facco about the payment of public television fee
  5. ^ Radio registrations about Leonardo Facco on Radio Radicale broadcasts.
  6. ^ a b Leonardo Facco. "Manifesto and Constitution of the Movimento Libertario", Treviglio, September 24, 2005
  7. ^ What and where L'Opinione. Article on free magazine I Fogli di Enclave. Retrived on May 10, 2008.
  8. ^ Leonardo Facco and Giacomo Stucchi,Essere federalisti (Treviglio: Leonardo Facco Editore, Collana PoliticARTE 1995)
  9. ^ Leonardo Facco and Lacur van Hord Secessione: una vittoria ai rigori (Treviglio: Leonardo Facco Editore, Collana PolitcARTE,1998)
  10. ^ Leonardo Facco,C’era una volta il "Che". Ernesto Guevara, un'altra storia (Milan: Simonelli Editore, 2008)
  11. ^ Ernesto "Che" Guevara truth about a false myth L'Opinione, by Romano Bracalini. Retrived on May 14, 2008. Review of Leonardo Facco Book C’era una volta il "Che". Ernesto Guevara, un'altra storia
  12. ^ Leonardo Facco, Si chiama Rigoberta Menchù. Una controversa premio Nobel per la pace. (Catanzaro: Rubbettino Editore, 2007)
  13. ^ All the lies of Rigoberta Menchú.'92 Nobel Peace is a big fraud. Remembers a pamphlet Leonardo Facco. Il Domenicale, by Guglielmo Piombini page 6. Retrived on October 20, 2007. Archived from Institute of Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics Bologna. Review of Leonardo Facco book Si chiama Rigoberta Menchù. Una controversa premio Nobel per la pace.
  14. ^ Leonardo Facco, Elogio dell'evasore fiscale. Se le tasse sono un furto, non pagarle è legittima difesa (Reggio Emilia: Aliberti Editore, 2009)
  15. ^ "Other than hunting down tax evaders Taxes are a robbery" by www.bergamonews.it. An interview to Leonardo Facco about his book Elogio dell'evasore fiscale. Retrived on August 18, 2009
  16. ^ Leonardo Facco and tax evasion L'Opinione, by Cristiano Bosco, An interview to Leonardo Facco about tax evasion in Italy and his book Elogio dell'evasore fiscale. Retrived on January 23, 2010.
  17. ^ "Eulogy of the tax evader. An essay that calls into question the tax systems of Western countries", SiciliaInformazioni. Review of Leonardo Facco book Elogio dell'evasore fiscale. Retrived on May 25, 2009.
  18. ^ Theft of State. Philosophical eulogy of the tax evader Libero, by Alessandro Gnocchi, Retrived on May 5, 2009. Archived from http://www.alibertieditore.it/ Review of Leonardo Facco book Elogio dell'evasore fiscale.
  19. ^ Taxes finish in theatre! Retrived on February 3, 2010.
  20. ^ Tax to theatre, that is Show!' Retrived on March 10, 2010

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