Massive international repressive operation ‘Ardire’ launched against anarchists; A statement from Tomo + Prisoner addresses (Italy)
UPDATED WITH PRISONER ADDRESSES – FIRE TO THE STATE
At 4 o’clock in the morning of June 13th, 2012, the carabiniers of the Special Operations Group (Raggruppamento Operativo Speciale, ROS) raided about forty homes, implementing the so-called ‘operation boldness’ (operazione ardire), a crackdown against people from the anarchist movement ordered by Manuela Comodi, public prosecutor of Perugia. According to the regime’s media, a total of 10 arrest warrants were issued—eight within Italy, one sent to Germany and one sent to Switzerland—while 24 suspects have been put under judicial investigation. The Italian bourgeois Press did not hesitate to connect the arrested with ‘the anarcho-insurrectionist FAI/FRI’.
The eight comrades, who were arrested in Pisa, Roma, Perugia, Genova, Terni and have been remanded in custody, are Stefano Gabriele Fosco, Elisa Di Bernardo, Alessandro Settepani, Sergio Maria Stefani, Katia Di Stefano, Giuseppe Lo Turco, Paola Francesca Iozzi and Giulia Marziale.
As for Germany and Switzerland, the precautionary measures were ordered against two anarchists that have already been kidnapped by the State several years ago, namely Gabriel Pombo Da Silva and Marco Camenisch.
Among the names of investigated suspects are also those of some imprisoned comrades that are prosecuted for the CCF case in Greece.
Informa-Azione will try to publish the addresses of Italian prisons in which the eight arrestees have been incarcerated, inviting anyone who has relevant information to contact them.
In addition, according to the independent Radio Azione, it is possible that house searches have taken place against three comrades in Naples, too.
Among the raided houses—where the police were officially in search of explosive materials and electronic and printed documents—was the residence of an editor of Informa-Azione; apart from other items, the cops confiscated the editor’s computers that were necessary for updating the website. The homes of comrades from Culmine (who are now under arrest) and ParoleArmate (one of them is under arrest, the other one is investigated) were raided as well.
LETTER BY TOMO, MEMBER OF PAROLE ARMATE
Chaos is just around the corner… (about the operation ‘ardire’)
The same story repeats itself.
In the context of a maxi-operation (‘operation boldness’… but what the fuck is that name?) against anarchists and arsonists of social peace, at 4am in the night from 12th to 13th June, my house was raided by the ROS units of Perugia and Bologna, backed by a couple of local carabiniers (unlike the last time my house was searched, now they didn’t find anything). They were looking for the same stuff they wanted to find the other time: computers, explosive material, etc.
This time, however, there was a charming surprise: the gentlemen in uniform, following the orders of the renown nun M.Comodi, informed me that I’m now under investigation on the basis of the customary Article 270bis of the Italian Criminal Code ["criminal association with subversive aim"].
I would like to clarify that, although I have been currently assigned a duty solicitor, I intend to refuse any legal defense because I do not recognize any authority, be it judiciary or other.
I also want to specify that as an individual at war with society I support the practice of direct action and, therefore, support the actions of the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI).
In any case, this was a classic raid in grand style which, among others, led a dozen anarchists under pretrial detention and more than twenty people under judicial investigation, including some comrades of the CCF· nevertheless, it’s still too early to get a general picture of the situation.
What can one say? Needless to point out that, in spite of all the years of imprisonment under which they can bury us, the fire we carry within us is by now unstoppable.
It’s expanding, fierce, and meets the flames of our comrades in affinity everywhere; those who, in a world like this, accept a single position: that of attack.
These wonderful comrades, whose hatred burns like one thousand suns shining in the sky, are the friends and the brothers and sisters with whom we share rage and pain, tears and smiles, doubts and passions that weigh as boulders and whistle as lead; those that threaten society, its laws and its defenders with their very existence; the indomitable rebels that illuminate the nights and paint the cities with colours of destruction and rebellion.
Even from behind prison bars or inside the courts, their gazes, their words and their thoughts are dangerous weapons and become sharpened handy files for escape, despite the fact that judges and public prosecutors attempt to suffocate any glimmer of individual strength in them.
But these human wastes cannot halt the iconoclastic fury that’s spreading like a virus.
We are the infection… and there is no cure; neither for the ‘masters’, nor for the ‘servants’.
Chaos is just around the corner…
A gigantic, incandescent, complicit embrace of fire to you, comrades.
TOTAL SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARRESTED AND INVESTIGATED REBELS
FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF SOCIETY
MAY THE ROAR OF POWDERS RIP THE SILENCE OF SOCIAL PEACE
VIVA L’ANARCHIA! LONG LIVE ANARCHY!
INCENDIARY SOLIDARITY WITH ALL COMRADES
PROSECUTED AND REMANDED IN CUSTODY
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON
AND WE WILL USE IT
Here are the addresses to send letters or telegrams to the comrades arrested in the operation Ardire [last update: 15 June 2012]
Stefano Gabriele Fosco
Elisa Di Bernardo
Via Don Bosco, 47
Paola Francesca Iozzi
via Pievaiola 252
Sergio Maria Stefani
CC Regina Coeli
Via Della Lungara, 29
Katia Di Stefano
CC Rebibbia Femminile
Via Bartolo Longo
Giuseppe Lo Turco
Piazzale Marassi, 2
Tags: Carabinieri, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Culmine, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Germany, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Marco Camenisch, Operation Ardire, Parole Armate, Switzerland, Tomo
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