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Gomorra Viaggio nell'impero economico e nel sogno di dominio della camorra Free read ✓ 6 â A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra an organized crime network with a large intHave skyrocketed in recent yearsSaviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then uickly distributed unchecked across Europe He investigates the Camorra's control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods legally and illegally for distribution around the world and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia In pursuit of his subject Saviano worked. This book seems to have suffered a loss in translation and there were also some formatting problems with it that may have been a result of it being on my Kindle and not in paper form Also the author obviously wrote for the Italian reader Several times he made long lists of Camorristas or of cities in Italy and I suspect that these may have meant something to someone who lives in Italy and who has knowledge of the state of organized crime in the country than I do but for me it was just a slog to read through lists of people or places I am completely unfamiliar with I just wanted him to get to the pointAll of that said I was sometimes moved and sometimes disturbed by this book I was particularly disturbed by the last chapter where he wrote about the link between organized crime and waste management and how garbage including toxic waste and human remains is being disposed of by putting it in abandonned mines and underground storage tanks in composting facilities in fertilizer and in the ocean This has worldwide implications and my mind is kind of reeling from it I also enjoyed reading of the author's struggles with having grown up where organized crime is de regueur and trying to find his way in life One passage I particularly liked was thisBeing born in certain places means you're like a hunting dog born with the smell of the hare already in your nose You chase after the hare even against your own will even if once you catch it you snap your jaws and let it goI didn't grow up in the kind of place Saviano did but I did have a wrong side of the tracks kind of upbringing and after reading that passage I had to wonder whether the smell of the hare is in my nose and how it may be manifesting Overall I think this was worth reading but I was left wishing my Italian was good enough to have read it without the translation

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As an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer a waiter at a Camorra wedding and on a construction site A native of the region he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen and how his own father a doctor suffered a brutal beating for trying to aid an eighteen year old victim who had been left for dead in the street Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization. The most concrete emblem of every economic cycle is the dumpEarlier this summer I enjoyed a podcast by one of the members of Wu Ming The author spoke about responsibility and the New Italian Epic Gommorah was the one example of the latter which was discussed at length It was noted that the work suffered from a horrible translation into English Perhaps the last ualification should give it a pass as I found the work to be uneven Nominally this is an exploration of criminal culture in the Naples area of Italy This is a deeply emotional response to a Foucauldian nightmare one where modern capitalism has disrupted classic Mafioso structures and replaced them with something pervasive and insidious The book opens with how the fashion and garment industries occupy the area around Naples and the fierce and often lethal competition which exists within such Many of these operations expand upon a certain level of growth to include drug trafficking The modern business notion of focus groups becomes warped to a situation where nearly free heroin is given to the destitute to see if it is safe Credit and logistics allow the clans influence in global flashpoints and thus arms begin the circuitous travelsThe book concludes exploring the criminal involvement in construction and waste disposal The details are harrowing Saviano lists the misdeeds impassively periodically noting I know and I can prove it This verification strikes me as an even bleak outlook

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Gomorra Viaggio nell'impero economico e nel sogno di dominio della camorraA groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction high fashion illicit drugs and toxic waste disposal Known by insiders as the System the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast and is the deciding factor in why Campania for instance has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and whycancer levels there. There's an extraordinary scene near the start of Gomorrah that I don't think I'll be able to forget Roberto Saviano investigating the numerous clothing sweatshops in the countryside around Naples happens to be with one of the master tailors when he turns on the television in his run down shack one evening It's Oscars night and Angelina Jolie is on the red carpet – wearing one of his handmade outfitsThe man breaks down in tears He had no idea – they just told him that one was ‘being sent to America’ He's one of the greatest tailors in Italy and he's just dressed one of the most beautiful women in the world – but he can't tell anyone His job doesn't officially exist He works twelve hour shifts He's paid six hundred euros a monthHow Why Because this is how even top fashion houses get stuff made – they or possibly for better deniability some subsidiary entity auction out the tailoring to groups of sweatshops in the South who fall over themselves with promises to produce the work faster and cheaper than their rivals Everyone who wants to take part is given the material and whoever produces the right uality work first gets paid Everyone else has to sell off their products however they can – in Asia or Eastern Europe or as a last resort in market stalls That brand name handbag being sold by a Nigerian outside the railway station may not be a forgery at all but rather as Saviano puts it ‘a sort of true fake’ that really lacks nothing but the company's imprimaturIt's just another part of The System – meaning the dense web of Camorra controlled activities whose agents and beneficiaries extend not just up into northern Italy but across Europe and in fact around the worldThe Camorra are much numerous than Cosa Nostra or the 'Ndrangheta and much deadly – they've been responsible for deaths than the Sicilian Mafia Basue separatists or the IRA Campania has one of the highest murder rates in Europe That's nasty enough but what's really chilling is how pervasive their control is and uite how much economic power according to Saviano they wieldIn fact they're presented here as not so much a crime syndicate as a purified distillation of naked capitalism It's not just drugs it's also a vast global supply chain a portfolio of legitimate and semi legitimate businesses which all support and feed off each other so that trying to find some area or segment that has not been tainted starts to feel hopelessly naïveDrugs though are important and Saviano is impatient with worthy pontifications about the sociology of the ghetto As he points out ‘An area where dozens of clans are operating with profit levels comparable only to a maneuver in high finance—just one family’s activity invoices 300 million euros annually—cannot be a ghetto’ The numbers are soberingA kilo of cocaine costs the producer 1000 euros but by the time it reaches the wholesaler it’s already worth 30000 After the first cut 30 kilos becomes 150 a market value of approximately 15 million euros With a larger cut 30 kilos can be stretched to 200But you expect drugs What I didn't expect was to hear about the Camorra controlling all the merchandise flowing in and out of Naples port; or how they have taken over Italy's waste disposal industry This last is particularly upsetting Saviano details how industrial and chemical waste is mixed with gravel or mislabeled so that it can be easily transported and then dumped in vast landfills One abandoned uarry near Naples was found to have 58000 truck loads of illicit waste in i