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Dissolution of the Mondo Beat Movement and publication of the 7th and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine.

 Albert_Villy Augerau and Monique Charvet.
Albert Villy Augerau and Monique Charvet, of the French youth of the Mondo Beat Movement.

The French youths of the Mondo Beat Movement, who were numerous, and the many Italians who hitchhiked with them, spread the Contestation from Italy to France.
As the Contestation was about to break out in Paris, the Milanese anarchists of the Sacco e Vanzetti section smuggled into France the dynamite they had hidden in Italy and in some fields in the surrounding area of Paris, together with the French anarchists, they blew it. Thus began the French May (as Giuseppe Pinelli confided to Melchiorre Gerbino when they met for the last time, August 1968).


Dissolution of the Mondo Beat Movement.

In the early afternoon of June 15, while Milan was manned by the military, Melchiorre Gerbino dissolved Mondo Beat at the Crota Piemunteisa, the same tavern where the Movement had been founded exactly 8 months earlier. The dissolution of the Movement had already been decided on the 12, when Barbonia City was destroyed by the military and the Cave requisitioned by the secret services, but it would have been made official on the 15, to have 3 additional days for performing the bluff of the Gathering of all Beats and Provos.
Melchiorre Gerbino made alone the decision to dissolve Mondo Beat, since of the two other founders of the Movement, Vittorio Di Russo had long since retired from the scene and Umberto Tiboni was in prison. But the decision was easy to make, because there were two options left: armed struggle or dissolution. And then, it was the perfect time to dissolve Mondo Beat, since its structures were spectacularly destroyed or seized and Milan was under military siege: this would surely have triggered the student contestation.
The dissolution ceremony of the Mondo Beat Movement was held in the presence of intellectuals and writers who had gathered at the Crota Piemunteisa tavern to participate in the event. They had come in the company of Valerio Fantinel, a writer friend of Gerbino, who had been close to him in the 3 days which followed the destruction of Barbonia City. Valerio Fantinel had come with those intellectuals, friends of him, to help Mondo Beat's editorial staff publish other issues of the magazine. But Melchiorre Gerbino would have dismissed the idea of publishing issues of Mondo Beat after the dissolution of the Movement, since the magazine would no longer have represented anything. But all those present in the Crota Piemunteisa tavern asked for the publication of at least one more issue, to leave memory of the destruction of Mondo Beat. Melchiorre Gerbino did not see the need for it either, since newspapers and magazines were writing about the destruction of Mondo Beat. From Melchiorre Gerbino's point of view, keeping silent would have been smarter, because more dramatic, pending the explosion of the student contestation at the reopening of schools after the summer holidays. But those intellectuals insisted (because they wanted to publish their articles in the famous magazine Mondo Beat) and finally Melchiorre Gerbino gave in to their insistence but, to underline his dissidence, said that he would not take care of the preparation of this seventh issue of the magazine, while he had conceived and prepared the previous six.
Since on 12 June, the day of the destruction and requisition of the Mondo Beat structures, the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli had expressed his willingness to help Mondo Beat magazine print and distribute its issues, Melchiorre Gerbino would have asked him to collaborate with this last one, and since Feltrinelli had a chain of bookstores throughout Italy, Gerbino asked him to distribute this issue through his channels.
Finally Melchiorre Gerbino commissioned Gianni De Martino to collect the various articles which those intellectuals would have written and submit them to the Feltrinelli publishing house for printing. Gianni De Martino was that asshole who had scolded Jack Kerouac because he was drinking instead of thinking about Jesus, but Melchiorre Gerbino had no choice as the valiant guys of Mondo Beat were scattered or in jail. This issue would have appeared at the end of July, since those intellectuals took long time to write the articles. It resulted ugly as editorial design and the articles were pages and pages of protest for the destruction of Mondo Beat's facilities and the betrayal of the Italian constitution, but none of those intellectuals wrote a single word about the Contestation, since they were alien to it and had no comprehension of what in reality was going on, as their sociopolitical vision continued to be that of class struggle.

Mondo Beat N. 5 (Issue 7) - late July 1967.

The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown  

The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown   The seventh and last issue of Mondo Beat magazine - Milan, late July 1967 - Edition: the number of copies is unknown

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Page 1
On this page there is an article by the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, "Lo sciopero è riuscito" (The strike has succeeded) where Feltrinelli testifies to the commitment of the youth of Mondo Beat in Florence after the flood of November 1966. Here, an excerpt

The youths of the Mondo Beat Movement were the first rescuers to rush to Florence after the flood in November 1966
Giangiacomo Feltrinelli on the rescue of Florence by the youth of Mondo Beat.

Giangiacomo Feltrinelli: "To say that longhairs do not want to work isn't true. We saw them in Florence after the flood, when they were doing everything possible to remove rubble, mud or debris, when the representatives of the government, the civil servants, did not dare to walk in the streets not to dirty their shoes".
To say about Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, he was a famous publisher who had worldwide success with the novels "Doctor Zhivago", by Boris Pasternak and "The Leopard", by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, novels which had been translated from Italian into all world languages.
Giangiacomo Feltrinelli was an avant-garde communist and a well-known friend of Fidel Castro and a secret link between Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, in the days when Guevara operated in the bush in Bolivia. Behind all this, he was a Mossad agent, as revealed by Senator Giovanni Pellegrino, who was at the head of an Italian state commission which investigated on terrorism.
Melchiorre Gerbino met Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, for the first time, on the day of the destruction of Barbonia City. That day Gerbino went to the Feltrinelli publishing house and asked for him. They did not know each other personally, but Feltrinelli left his room and warmly welcomed Gerbino, who asked Feltrinelli if he was willing to go, surrounded by photojournalists, to the field where a few hours earlier Barbonia City had been destroyed, to be hit by a baton from the police, as a sign of solidarity with Mondo Beat. Feltrinelli seemed to have fun with this proposal and decided to do it the same day. But the next day, when they met again, Feltrinelli told Gerbino he had changed his mind, as he had decided to ask people from the world of culture to prepare a solidarity document for Mondo Beat, which he would have published in the newspapers. On this occasion, since all Mondo Beat facilities were destroyed or requisitioned by the military, Feltrinelli expressed his availability to print and distribute issues of Mondo Beat magazine. So, a few days later, when it was decided to publish a last issue of Mondo Beat magazine, Melchiorre Gerbino returned to Giangiacomo Feltrinelli and asked for his support. To have Giangiacomo Feltrinelli fully engaged in printing and distributing, Melchiorre Gerbino agreed with him that this last issue of Mondo Beat magazine could be produced for the benefit of Feltrinelli publishing house. This, to affirm as much as possible the memory of Mondo Beat, since Feltrinelli's distribution channels were well articulated, say powerful, while, on the other hand, the Vatican would have whished the memory of Mondo Beat be dispersed.
At the accomplishment of this operation, the relationship between Feltrinelli and Mondo Beat had to be considered concluded.
But a few months after Melchiorre Gerbino left Milan and returned to his travels, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli felt entitled to do business with the Contestation, with which he had had nothing to share, and he did business together with Herbert Marcuse (see the coincidence, a Jew like Feltrinelli himself).
"Ladies and gentlemen, here's Herbert Marcuse, the theorist of the Contestation!" (standing ovation).
Herbert Marcuse, of whom Melchiorre Gerbino hasn't read a single word, nor will he ever read, has nothing to deal with the Contestation.
That Giangiacomo Feltrinelli pulled Herbert Marcuse out of his sleeve to promote him as the theorist of the Contestation, as much this may irritate Melchiorre Gerbino, still makes him consider how the Zionists, who manage the media, some theorist of the Contestation would have pulled out of their sleeves anyway. They infiltrate everywhere with their disinformation and in fact if you go to Wikipedia to look for the Dutch Provos and the anarchists of the French May, you will inevitably read that they were influenced by Herbert Marcuse, when neither the ones nor the others knew of the existence of this jackal.
As for Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, he died of a very tragic death shortly after the Mondo Beat days, that is in 1972, most likely killed by the secret services.

On the same Page 1 and then continuing on pages 2 and 3, there is an article, "Milano in stato di assedio" (Milan in a state of siege) signed Gianni Ohm, written by Silla Ferradini.
Silla Ferradini used to submit his articles for publication anonymously, as he did not have a good relationship with Melchiorre Gerbino and feared that he would not be published if Gerbino knew the articles were by him. Melchiorre Gerbino, who lived the season of the Contestation without any compromise, in fact did not like Silla Ferradini, who showed accommodating attitudes towards power.
In 2017, that is, 50 years after the time of Mondo Beat, trying to find the surname of that Enea who created the Mondo Beat and Onda Verde logos, a surname he had forgotten, Melchiorre Gerbino made several phone calls and among others he called Silla Ferradini. As on this occasion the two found a pleasant way to talk each other, they had a long conversation during which Ferradini confessed to Gerbino that he was the author of those articles signed "OM", "A.OM" and "Ohm", which were published in the 6th issue of Mondo Beat magazine. (*). And he told also that he was the author of the article "Milano in stato d'assedio" (Milan in a state of seige), published on the seventh issue of Mondo Beat, but that there had been a scam, since he had signed the article "Ohm", but the signature had been changed in "Gianni Ohm" and the text of the article had been altered in some parts and in other parts substituted with a completely different text.
Thus, it became clear to Melchiorre Gerbino that Gianni De Martino, that asshole who had scolded Jack Kerouac, had interfered in the layout of this last issue, to claim Silla Ferrradini's article, having made so that his own forename, "Gianni", preceded the pseudonym "Ohm". And with the signature "Gianni Ohm", Gianni De Martino interfered in the data of this last issue, to appear there as "Redattore capo", which was an unlawful procedure, as the data to be stated are 4 and only 4, that is, direction of the magazine; authorization of the court, number and date; name of the director; name and direction of the printing house (See the extremes of the present issue on page 11, where Gianni De Martino interfered with the unlawful data "Redattore capo: Gianni Hom").
Gianni De Martino turned out to be a ugly character, but as his action didn't interfere at all on the course of the Contestation, I will not say further about him in the reconstruction of the history of Mondo Beat. But I have written extensively about him elsewhere, because his personal history is emblematic to show the extent to which the Vatican exploits unfortunate youths who were sodomized by priests their teachers and then remained at their mercy.

Pages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
In these pages there are articles of protest for the destruction of the Mondo Beat facilities and the betrayal of the Italian constitution, written by those intellectuals who attended the event of the dissolution of the Movement. They signed their articles with pseudonyms and not with their names, as they were under contract with publishing houses.
On page 8, there it is also an article, signed "Livio", by that external contributor whose mother killed the wolfdog.

Page 9
Andrea Valcarenghi, the son of a billionaire father, who lived as a billionaire himself, wanted to be remembered as a revolutionary and when he was called to military service, which was mandatory at the time, he made a pompous statement about his decision to make conscientious objection (this statement is published on page 9 of this issue). But imprisoned, he surrendered after two weeks of resistance and wore the military uniform. The tragic of this situation was not that Andrea Valcarenghi wore the uniform, since he was a minor character in the Mondo Beat Movement and no one had him as a reference, but the tragic was that the secret services bent him to collaboration. Thus, when the Contestation spread throughout Italy and the Establishment did everything possible to contain it, from bomb explosions inside the banks to defamation in books, Andrea Valcarenghi was ordered, by the secret services, to declare that Melchiorre Gerbino sold the magazine Mondo Beat to the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli and fled with the money, causing fractures in the Mondo Beat Movement and its decline. Andrea Valcarenghi wrote this in his book "Underground: a pugno chiuso!" (Underground: with a clenched fist!), published by Arcana Editrice in 1973, and this book received a huge media attention.
This, when Melchiorre Gerbino was not aware of it, because he was traveling the world in an age when there was still no Internet.

Andrea Valcarenghi, the most despicable character of the beautiful page of the youth revolt in the Sixties in Italy.
Andrea Valcarenghi serving the Italian secrete services.

After this dirty work, Andrea Valcarenghi was sent to worship guru Rajneesh Osho. It was the era of the Cold War, when the Soviet secret services captured in the Western world the weak children of the rich and reduced them under their command, as they did, for example, with Patricia Hearst. To prevent the Soviets from capturing them, the weak children of the rich were sent by the CIA to India, then to Oregon, to worship Rajneesh Osho and Andrea Valcarenghi was in the number. Being the richest of the Italian faithful, the guru promoted Andrea Valcarenghi as his factotum in Italy, under the name Swami Deva Majid.

Andrea Valcarenghi worshiping guru Rajneesh aka Osho
The unrecoverable idiot Andrea Valcarenghi.

The most despicable figure of the beautiful page of the youth revolt of the 60s in Italy, Andrea Valcarenghi would have served both, the Italian secret service and the Indian guru of the CIA.

Returning to the topic of Mondo Beat magazine, this was not sold to the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, nor to any political party (some of them would have bought it at any price). Instead it happened that in October 1967, Giuseppe Simone, a wine merchant in Milan, who was a classmate of Melchiorre Gerbino at secondary school in Calatafimi, their hometown in Sicily, sent to him a common friend from Calatafimi, Giuseppe Bica, then a teacher in Milan, with the request of buying the Mondo Beat magazine. Having Melchiorre Gerbino assented to the accomplishment of this operation, Giuseppe Bica in turn contacted another common friend from Calatafimi, Salvatore Scandariato, then a lawyer who practiced in Milan, for being assisted in the deed of sale.
And it was so how 4 Sicilian friends from Calatafimi protected the honor of the magazine Mondo Beat and delivered it to myth.

Copy of the deed of sale of the magazine "Mondo Beat"
How 4 Sicilian friends from Calatafimi saved the honor of the magazine Mondo Beat and delivered it to myth

As you can read at the beginning of the notarial deed, the magazine Mondo Beat was sold on October 17, 1967, while the publication and distribution of the last issue of the magazine had taken place at the end of July, that is to say, approximately three months before the sale of the magazine.
This is enough to prove irrefutably how Melchiorre Gerbino did not compromise with the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, because, if he had done so, he would not have been able to sell the magazine.

Giuseppe Simone, Melchiorre Gerbino's classmate in the secondary school at Calatafimi, who symbolically bought Mondo Beat magazine.
Giuseppe Simone.

Giuseppe Simone's purchase of Mondo Beat magazine was intended to provide some money to his friend Melchiorre Gerbino, so he could return to his travels.

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On pages 10 and 11, there are more articles of protest by those intellectuals who attended the event of the dissolution of the Movement, and on page 10, signed Livio Cafici, there is one more article by that external contributor whose mother killed the wolfdog.

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Page 12
On this back cover is a reproduction of an illustration by Guido Crepax, a famous artist, who made fun of the Corriere della Sera, whose articles often said nonsense about the Beats, say, played dice to decide who would have sex with the underage girls.

Guido Crepax making fun of the Corriere della Sera     Guido Crepax was a famous artist.
On the left, the original illustration by Guido Crepax - On the right, the illustration with the text translated into English.


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Melchiorre Gerbino remained in Milan until the second half of October 1967, to realize how the Contestation was manifesting among students, then, certain of the spread of the Contestation among common people, he left Milan and returned to his travels.

Melchiorre Gerbino returns to his travels.
Melchiorre Gerbino and Gunilla Unger leave Milan. Franco Sapi is at the wheel.

And in fact the Contestation would have manifested in Italy on a mass level. Then from Italy it would spread to France and then in many places around the world, even and bravely in Islamic societies. The Contestation would have created a new constant in history, since the readiness of ordinary people to mobilize for affirming or defending civil rights now conditions the established power everywhere.

Characters from the history of Mondo Beat   The birth and spread of the Contestation.
Images of characters and events from the history of the Mondo Beat Movement.



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