Social Issues

"Heaven Is Where The Police Are British, The Protesters Are Italian…"


Yesterday, members of the anti-war general-protest group Code Pink interrupted AIG's Edward Libby during his testimony before the House Financial Services panel. There were about a half-dozen ladies, chanting, holding signs, and wearing loud, pink shirts.


If you want a protest about the world financial crisis done right, look to the Italians. On Monday, "pornographic actress" Laura Perego bared her anger at the Milan stock exchange by stripping down to her skivvies:

"I want to send a message to all those who mismanaged our savings," shouted the 22-year-old Sicilian…as several traders tried in vain to make her put her clothes back on.

She accused the bemused financiers of "stripping Italians of everything but their underwear."

She was held in a police station for over an hour before emerging to tell reporters that "several officers complimented me and told me I was fighting for a just cause"…

Perego said she has other exhibitionist protests in mind. Here's hoping she'll want to free willy save the whales next.

Reason has plenty to say on sex and pornography, but you'll have to Google "Laura Perego" pix on your own. Also, check out contributors Steve Chapman and David Harsanyi on bailouts and bonuses. Editor Matt Welch on Obama and AIG here.