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Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

‘Towards insurrection’ by Alfredo M. Bonanno (Elephant Editions)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Every time I start to talk I ask myself, ‘And if I didn’t want to say anything for example?’

The title of this debate is ‘Towards insurrection’. I said to myself, what does this ‘towards insurrection’ mean? That is, towards insurrection can mean writing, or talking anyway, or indicating a direction, something moving towards insurrection. I don’t know what it is that moves towards insurrection.

I know that’s what I’ve lived, and what I’ve seen, events that might seem like an insurrection in act. I later realised that it wasn’t an insurrection, it was a simple riot. Now we are talking about something that can push us towards a riot, something that happens just like that, all of a sudden, for a reason that one can’t foresee, in the street, in the squares, with a hundred thousand people coming out into the streets, is that what we’re talking about tonight?

I don’t think so. For me, that’s not an insurrection. A hundred thousand people coming out into the streets, destroying the town, smashing the shops, dancing their war dance on commodities, — because we are against commodities we anarchists – is that insurrection? No.
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Updates on the appeal trial against anarchist comrades Silvia Guerini, Luca Billy Bernasconi and Costantino Ragusa (Italy)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Turin, 15th February 2017

The appeal trial against Silvia, Billy and Costa took place this morning.

In the grounds for the first-grade sentence the inadmissibility to carry on the proceedings owing to a fault in the jurisdiction had been pointed out, which can be only appealed through the court of Cassation. The appeal submitted by the prosecutors was therefore rejected and forwarded to the Cassation for a final decision.

The Cassation will have to deliberate on the validity of the appeal; if it is not considered valid everything will end there, otherwise there will be an appeal trial.

informa-azione.info
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Genoa: Sabotage of a mobile phone mast (Italy)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

2 February 2017

“GENOVA: Mobile phone mast sabotaged in Staglieno area. Against this existent which kills, physically and psychologically, our lives, the only way to stop it is violent action, direct action. SOLIDARITY TO ANARCHIST PRISONERS IN THE WORLD. ANARCHY MEANS ATTACK.”

via cna-italia, anarhija

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Genoa: Telecommunications repeater sabotaged (Italy)

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Ericsson repeater sabotaged in Genoa in solidarity with Greece’s prisoners Pola Roupa and Konstantina Athanasopoulou and the prisoners of operation Scripta Manent. Against the State. Against technology. Against armchair anarchists.

Source: CNA | In Greek
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Milan: Phone masts burned in solidarity with anarchist comrades arrested in Operation Scripta Manent (Italy)

Friday, February 10th, 2017

“January 26th. Milano hinterland. Two phone masts burned, one in Paderno Dugnano and the other one in Bollate. Attack the Power now, and its increasingly widespread technological and telecommunicational control. Active solidarity with the anarchists in slammer for Op. Scripta Manent.”

Via CNA Italia, Anarhija.info

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Anarchist Black Cross: Document read out during the 21/01/2017 meeting in Turin (Italy)

Friday, February 10th, 2017

As happens any time that power tries to block the path of the revolt that creeps like weeds, opening up cracks and disconnecting the straight secure roads of exploitation and oppression, it is necessary for those who still care about the life pulsating in those weeds to look each other in the eye.

Following the operation denominated ‘Scripta Manent’ we, some anarchists, decided to do a number of meetings. Those held in Pisa and Rome have produced various problematics. But obviously, happening in a context of ‘emergency’, i.e. in response to the arrest of eight anarchist comrades, it was difficult to find the space to go into them. Not for that should we lose the opportunity to find this space and create moments for deeper analysis. (more…)

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Florence: Bomb against neo-fascist bookshop, a bomb disposal cop wounded and anarchist places raided (Italy)

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

UPDATE ON THE RAIDS & INVESTIGATION HERE.

We learn from the national media of the explosion of a bomb in front of a neo-fascist bookshop in Florence and of an unspecified number of raids in homes and places of anarchist comrades. A police bomb disposal expert was wounded during the operation to defuse the device connected to a timer: the explosion led to injury of a hand and an eye [previously the media reported the amputation of the hand and loss of the eye].

In the hours following searches were conducted in the area of anarchist circles in Florence and Tuscany; at the moment there is no more information about the places affected, while reports say they have not found anything. The bomb had been discovered by a patrol of the Digos in the town involved in monitoring the bookshop near to Casapound [neo-fascist hangout], identified as a sensitive objective and already attacked in the past. The prosecutor is investigating for attempted murder.

Further updates coming soon.

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Cremona: Sabotage of cell phone mast (Italy)

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

“On a November night a cell phone mast was sabotaged near Cremona.
From city centre to suburbs, in solidarity to all anarchists hit by repression and imprisoned. We like the Latin ‘Omnia sunt Communia’.”

Via : informa-azione.info, Traces of Fire

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New text by anarchist prisoner Alfredo Cospito confiscated by the censors (Italy)

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

(Received 12/12/16)

The comrade Alfredo Cospito, imprisoned in AS2 [high security wing] in Ferrara for the kneecapping of [CEO Roberto] Adinolfi and who recently received a new arrest warrant for the operation named “Scripta Manent” — an operation which has led, on request of the Turin Prosecutor’s office, to a new wave of prison guards censorship on the prisoner’s correspondence — writes to us that his texts are being systematically confiscated.

In particular, Alfredo has sent a long contribution for a new publishing project, a new anarchist magazine of agitation and of theoretical analysis, which should be published at the beginning of next year. Alfredo wasn’t aware that his letter has been confiscated until 10 days after he sent it, when he did not receive any answer from the addressees who, unaware, actually urged him to send them the welcome contribution. In other words, the head of the wing, whose sad and infamous job is to photocopy every incoming and outgoing letter for prisoners subjected to the censorship and to send a copy to the prosecutor Sparagna [in charge of the Op.“Scripta Manent”], decided that in this case the spying was not sufficient; that the comrade’s text was not to come out at all. (more…)

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Florence : ATM torched in solidarity with anarchist comrades (Italy)

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Since the previous claim has not been received, we repeat: Florence 21/11 fire to the Italian Post ATM on Cento Celle Street. Against expulsions, cages, control and censorship. Solidarity to the arrested and to those under investigation Op Scripta Manent, Rome, Turin, to Divine, Carlo, Cedric and to everyone who fight, inside as outside, against authority.


via ABC Italy, Traces of Fire

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New update on Operation “Scripta Manent” (Italy)

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

– 08/12/2016

According to RadioAzione and the Anarchist Black Cross in Italy, comrade Valentina Speziale had their request for house arrest rejected. Solidarity with the detained comrades.

– 05/12/2016

In his letter the anarchist comrade Daniele Cortelli informs us about the transfer of another comrade, Danilo Cremonese, to Ferrara prison, on November 23th. Furthermore, he updates us on his situation. Practically, for his case the investigations have been closed, and the date of cassation for re-examination has been set for February 9th, 2017.

Complicity and Solidarity with Danilo, Daniele, Anna, Valentina, Alfredo, Nicola, Marco and Sandrone!

RadioAzione

Updated addresses:
BISESTI MARCO: Casa Circondariale San Michele – Strada Casale, 50/A – 15121 Alessandria (AL)
MERCOGLIANO ALESSANDRO: Via Arginone, 327 – 44122 Ferrara
BENIAMINO ANNA: Via Aspromonte, 100 – 04100 – Latina LT
CREMONESE DANILO EMILIANO: Via Arginone, 327 – 44122 Ferrara
SPEZIALE VALENTINA: Via Aspromonte, 100 – 04100 – Latina LT
ALFREDO COSPITO: Via Arginone, 327 – 44122 Ferrara
NICOLA GAI: Via Arginone, 327 – 44122 Ferrara
CORTELLI DANIELE: Str. delle Campore, 32 – 05100 Terni TR

(Original version : radioazione.org)

via Traces of Fire.

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Direct actions in solidarity with anarchists arrested in Operation “Scripta Manent” (Italy)

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Genoa: “17/11 VEHICLE OF ENI TORCHED [oil and gas company] — Solidarity with arrested in Op. Scripta Manent. FOR ANARCHY”

Trento: “In the night between 7th and 8th, 9 cars of Italian postal service were torched. Stop deportation. For the arrested in Scripta Manent. Ignis Ardens.”

Bologna: “In a night of boredom in Bologna, a supermarket was sanctioned and its invasive eyes were blinded. Immediately after this act, the flames of a roadblock broke the city quietness, screaming our complicity with those hit by repression. You can act everywhere and in every moment. No one has to give us the green light, or impose the means on us.
Tired of those who imprison us.
Tired of those who are watching and spying us.
As reply fire and action!
Solidarity for the arrested in scripta manent and for everyone behind bars.”

Some skeevygenic timewasters

Via radioazione.org


Pisa, Italy – Telephone repeater sabotaged in solidarity with the prisoners of Operation Scripta Manent

We receive from anonymous mail:
“7th November 2016 – Telephone repeater set on fire near Pisa solidarity with those arrested following ”op. scripta manent” and with all prisoners.

Informa-azione.info
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Italy – Update on operation “Scripta Manent” 10/11/2016
From letters that arrived yesterday 9th October, some of the comrades tell us that their mail is being received and sent out frequently enough, but letters, leaflets and books with news and press reviews posted by comrades are being seized, including letters by editors of Croce Nera Anarchica.
We call for everybody to frequently keep on sending news, publications and press reviews to the comrades inside.

Croceneranarchica.org
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Umbertide (Perugia), Italy – Emanuele Filiberto’s villa attacked

“Attack on the rich in Umbria. And what sort of rich!
From the local press we learn with joy that a few nights ago Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy’s Umbria villa was attacked by unknown ‘vandals’ in Umbertide (Perugia).
In particular the entrance gate was set on fire, and some olive and grape plants were uprooted, stolen or somehow damaged.
Thinking of Gaetano Bresci and today’s anarchists who still believe in direct action, we are spreading what we learned from the local press.
A hug to the prisoners Anna, Valentina, Alfredo, Nicola, Daniele, Danilo, Sandrone and Marco.”

Via autistici.org/cna
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Campania, Italy – Three radio station bases torched in solidarity with the prisoners of Operation “Scripta Manent”

“Fire to technological dominion.
Campania, in the month of October three radio station bases were set on fire in solidarity with those arrested following operation:” scripta manent” and with all the imprisoned anarchists in the world.”

Informa-azione.info
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Genoa, Italy – Anarchist comrade Carlo has been sentenced

Carlo, anarchist comrade of Genoa, on November 15 was sentenced to 14 months for incitement as a result of his written statement in solidarity with the action of comrades Alfredo and Nicola [shooting of CEO Roberto Adinolfi of Ansaldo Nucleare as Olga Cell – FAI/IRF].

Anarchist comrade Carlo from Genoa tells us that this morning the sentence against him was read out. The comrade was sentenced to 14 months, but remains in liberty, on charges of ‘incitement’ while the aggravating circumstance of terrorism was dropped along with that of recidivism.
Words from the accused comrade will follow soon.
Solidarity and complicity with Carlo!

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Update on Operation “Scripta Manent” (Italy)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The transfers of comrades, arrested in operation “Scripta Manent”, from one prison to another are continuing. Yet another transfer, the comrade Alessandro Mercogliano was transferred from prison of Alessandria to prison of Ferrara, always in AS2 [high security wing], where are already held the kidnapped comrades Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito.

So, the sleepless and paranoiac nights of miserable prosecutor Roberto Sparagna are continuing, in order to get some clues, since he does not have even a half, he enjoys torturing the comrades with “prohibition to meet each other” (I would remind that Sandro and Marco in Alessandria, as well Danilo and Daniele in Terni could never meet each other) and with continuous transfers.
Beyond any logic of “innocent” or “guilty”, I express my complete solidarity and my unconditional complicity to Sandrone and to every comrade arrested in operation “Scripta Manent”.

RadioAzione
, 21 November 2016

Updated addresses:

BISESTI MARCO: Casa Circondariale San Michele – Strada Casale, 50/A – 15121 Alessandria (AL)

MERCOGLIANO ALESSANDRO: Via Arginone, 327 – 44122 Ferrara

BENIAMINO ANNA: Via Aspromonte, 100 – 04100 – Latina LT

CREMONESE DANILO EMILIANO: Str. delle Campore, 32 – 05100 Terni TR

SPEZIALE VALENTINA: Via Aspromonte, 100 – 04100 – Latina LT

ALFREDO COSPITO: Via Arginone, 327 – 44122 Ferrara

NICOLA GAI: Via Arginone, 327 – 44122 Ferrara

CORTELLI DANIELE: Str. delle Campore, 32 – 05100 Terni TR

(Original version : radioazione.org)

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Letter of anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito (Italy)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Note: This text was written by Alfredo during his recent hunger-strike which began on October 3rd and ended on October 25th when prison authorities released him from isolation.

Prison of Ferrara – Italy
Letter of anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito

Valentina, Danilo, Anna, Marco, Sandro, Daniele, Nicola friends, brothers, sisters, comrades were arrested and rearrested.

I should narrate the same old story about another fabrication. Instead, I want to talk about the reason why they were arrested. Brothers and sisters were arrested because they attacked, they were tired of waiting, they ignored the decisions of the majority and took action.

I remain optimistic and in high spirits because the logic of “1 + 1 = 2” tells me that the comrades who struck are still free, therefore they are able to strike again.

The power does not repress randomly. Today it wants to isolate and to annihilate part of anarchist movement, a “small” as it may be it was able to break the chains that tied it to the “old social anarchy”.

A social anarchism that in suicidal and compulsive way looks for “consensus at any costs”. Diluting continuously its aspirations.

This vision that “never goes beyond” is very convenient for power, on the contrary it fears those anarchists who refuse that “consensus” ties their hands, because they believe that only out of the action (not made of abstract theories or searching-pursuing of “people”) can the strategy be born, the path to follow.

I don’t want comment the “charges” and so-called “evidences”. The only thing I would say is that the brothers and sisters of FAI-FRI have always claimed with head held high, in front of black-robed pigs, their own merits, their own actions, taking the responsibilities, spitting in the pigs’ faces, as we did in Genoa.

My main priority is not to get out of prison at all costs, but to get out with head held high without having denied anything of what I was, and I am.

I will get out by hook or by crook, it will all depends on my strength, on my abilities, on the strength of my brothers and sisters outside, but definitely I will get out with head held high.

My ideal complicity goes to brothers and sisters of the “Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco ed Affini”-FAI, to brothers and sisters of FAI-RAT(Rivolta Anonima Tremenda) and to brothers and sisters of Narodnaja Volja – FAI, whoever they are, wherever they are.

My ideal complicity goes to anarchism of praxis, which in new forms is rising in most of the world, after a long hibernation.

Forward, without fear.

The future is ours.

Thought and Dynamite

Alfredo Cospito

via CNA, Traces of Fire, InsurrectionNews

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Anarchist prisoner Alfredo Cospito smashes interview room glass in solidarity with the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Italy, Greece)

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

On the 30th of August Alfredo damaged the glass partition windows of the interview room in the high surveillance section of Ferrara prison in solidarity with the prisoners of the CCF who were recently sentenced to more than a hundred years in prison for an attempted escape.

Today August 30 almost 4 years since my arrest I wanted to celebrate the anniversary with the destruction of the interview room window panels. This action is my contribution of revolutionary solidarity with my brothers and sister of the CCF-FAI-FRI who were condemned by yet another judicial process and sentenced to 110 years each for a failed escape attempt. The anarchist prisoner is not a flag, nor must we build a monument around them, sometimes they are a piece of our heart, sometimes not… nevertheless they continue to struggle, to live… not to be remembered, but wanting revenge, freedom, but ultimately they may also be alone because by nature they do not belong to any flock…

Long live FAI-FRI

Long live CCF

via Croce Nera Anarchica, translated by Insurrection News

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