Update about the anti-anarchist raids and investigation (Italy)
LIBERTA’ PER ANNA, MARTINO, NICU, ROBERT, STEFI e STREGO!!!
Update 6/4/11: 5 comrades are arrested in Bologna, 1 in Ferrara.
A new police and judiciary raid against anarchists in Italy has hit the city of Bologna, and in particular the comrades of ‘Fuoriluogo’. The charge is ‘organized crime with aims of subversion’ and refers to both public campaigns and attacks against banks, ENI (the Italian energy multinational involved in nuclear activities and in business with the Libyan regime), structures linked to the Bologna migrants detention centre and other centres of economic and political power.
The investigation is alleged to date back to 2006. Searches have been also carried out in 16 towns all over Italy, where material especially linked to the Bologna comrades has been seized.
5 comrades of ‘Fuoriluogo’, whom the investigators consider the ‘promoters of the association’, are being held in prison whereas another 7 have been inflicted restrictions of various kinds.
It is the usual way of the Italian repressive forces: wherever there is an active presence of anarchist comrades who stand up against power and its many manifestations, spectacular judicial frame ups are set out, comrades considered as interesting targets by power are arrested and dozens of searches are carried out all over the Italian territory against those who are viewed as accomplices or simple friends of the arrested.
The comrades of ‘Fuoriluogo’, like many other anarchists in many Italian places, are among those who do not stay silent in front of the misery of this society, speak out loudly and carry out activities with anarchist means in the struggle for freedom and against exploitation. Everything our comrades do becomes therefore a target for the inquisitors: leaflets, anarchist papers, meetings, demos, the most disparate initiatives. Needless to say, there is no evidence linking the arrested anarchists to the actions they are accused of as the reason for this nth repressive wave is to be found in the mere nature of anarchist struggle, in the generosity and tenacity of our comrades and in their resolute and unshakable struggle for freedom.
Unconditional solidarity to the anarchists of ‘Fuoriluogo’. Fuck the Italian judiciary and its pigs in uniform or in plain clothes.
An accomplice of ‘Fuoriluogo’.
06/04/2001- On the searches and arrests of 6 April in Bologna
we receive and impart:
Wednesday, April 6, from the early morning hours, the houses of some sixty comrades throughout Italy were raided by officers of the Digos [political police]. 27 of them are being investigated, of which 5 have been arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy.
Some of the Bolognese comrades most affected by the repression have been active in the anarchist documentation space FuoriLuogo, opened in Bologna in 2006.
FuoriLuogo was raided, devastated and sealed.
Already last week the houses of 8 comrades between Bologna and Ferrara were searched, in response to some actions that had occurred some days before, including attacks aimed at structures of power, such as ENI, IBM and the Northern League.
Immediately the media, servant of the repressive apparatus, talking of terrorism, wanted to narrow down a general and widespread climate of incandescence to a very specific area, the anarchist one.
In a time of crisis and revolts that are spreading through the entire Mediterranean area the bosses and the powerful have nothing to offer and cannot do anything other than strike those who have always cried out loudly and genuinely oppose themselves to a world of wars, exploitation, hierarchy, prisons and detention centres.
We have chosen to continue to do so without being intimidated.
They will not stop us by trying to turn our desire for freedom to stereotypes made in their image and likeness, based on rigid hierarchies and organizations.
ALONGSIDE THE ARRESTED COMRADES, TODAY MORE THAN EVER. BECAUSE SOLIDARITY IS A WEAPON.
That is why we are relaunching the demonstration on Saturday, April 16 (concentration 15.00 at piazza XX settembre)
against those who exploit, repress and bomb, both beyond the shores of the Mediterranean and within our cities.
Alongside those who do not let themselves be crushed, but rebel against those who would have them slaves and exploited.
ALONGSIDE THOSE WHO, CRUSHED BY A LEADEN SKY, CHOOSE TO CAUSE A TEMPEST
We receive and publish:
26 comrades under investigation of whom 5 arrested in Bologna considered promoters of an “conspiracy with subversive purposes”.
To write to the arrested comrades who are being held in the Dozza prison (Bologna)
Pistolesi Anna Maria
via del Gomito 2
From La Repubblica:
Bologna, April 6 – More than three hundred men engaged in sixteen cities, from Emilia, to Puglia, to Campania, in an anti-terrorism operation which started from Bologna, which has targeted anarcho-insurrectionalist militants. Police in the regional capital of Emilia led from the early hours of the day led 60 raids against members of the insurrectionalist wing of the anarchist movement. The measures were carried out as part of an investigation coordinated by the prosecutor of Bologna, conducted by the Digos of the region and the central direction of the Prevention Police (Ucigos).
Molotovs and incendiary raids.
The investigation began long ago, in 2009, and has been updated to the end of 2010, with recent events. It concerns, for example, campaigns of anarchist publications, but also episodes such as those against the centre for identification and deportation of Bologna, Unicredit (for an environmental campaign, because they finance Impregilo), against ENI (for activities in underdeveloped countries).
Five arrests and seven cautionary measures.
In the target frequentors of the Bologna circle “Fuoriluogo”, which has been put under criminal investigation. The Digos ran 12 provisional measures ordered by the magistrate of the capital: five arrests and seven measures of obligation or prohibition to stay, for episodes of subversion, corruption, arson and other crimes. A suspect for the arson attack on the headquarters of ENI was arrested. He was jailed for an attack for terrorist purposes. He was caught by a phonetap, demonstrating that the young man was involved with the ENI raid.
According to investigators, the group had created an association interested in attacking political and social “opponents”, identified in the police force, in centres of economic power (banks and other companies), in members of opposition political parties, in symbols of opposed government politic (Centres for identification and expulsion). The weight of the precautionary measure depends on the alleged role played in the association: in prison is who is believed to be the promoter of the association, while others, who have had a lesser measure, are regarded as mere participants.
“Subversive association for criminal purposes.”
The suspects are accused of belonging to a conspiracy aggravated by subversive purposes, aimed at carrying out criminal actions of a violent nature against people and property, carried out in Bologna: in recent days in the city arsonist strikes against the commercial offices of the ENI and IBM.
Operations in 16 cities.
More than 300 men employed in the operation of the State Police. The measures were carried out, as well as in Bologna, also in the cities of Ferrara, Modena, Rome, Padova, Trento, Reggio Calabria, Ancona, Torino, Lecce, Napoli, Trieste, Genoa, Teramo, Forlì, Ravenna and Milan: this is because the Bologna group had contacts with other organizations through a underground magazine, “Invece”. Throughout Italy material considered of interest was seized.
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