NO TAV – Update on the struggle (Italy)
On 11th April land expropriation in Val Susa was authorized by the law in order to set the yard for the construction of the Turin-Lyon high speed railway track. On the same day the inhabitants of the valley along with many other people coming from all over the country bravely faced the occupation troops and blocked highways and roads in the area.
NO TAV actions were also carried in a number of other places. In Lecce (southern Italy), the windows of an electoral site hosting mayoral candidate and former member of the local government of the town Severino Martini were smashed to pieces and NO TAV graffiti left on the wall. In Latina (near Rome) a demo was held outside the Prefecture. In Bologna comrades held a demo in the central piazza and later occupied an ex-municipal police barracks.
This is the communiqué from the Bologna comrades
Against the expropriation of land in Val Susa: re-appropriation, occupation!
On 11th April the expropriation of the Val Susa inhabitants’ land became effective by law to make way for the construction yard for the Turin-Lyon high speed railway track. The inhabitants of the valley and many people who came in solidarity resisted and blocked highways and roads once again, besides going back to the fences of the yard without fear. A great number of actions were carried out throughout the day all over Italy, once again making it clear that the NO TAV struggle is anywhere because the interests behind the TAV are the same interests that are devastating territories and lives everywhere.
In the evening of Friday 13th April, after a demo in the main piazza of Bologna we occupied the ex-site of the municipal police in Via Libia 69, which now belongs to the public administration. In fact works of devastation for the benefit of the usual people can also be found in this city: the high speed yard at the Central train station and the yard for the construction of the administrative hub (Trilogia Navile) in the Bolognina neighbourhood are under our noses every day. The Bologna-Florence high speed railway track has already destroyed a whole territory.
Another big and useless construction they want to build is the super speedy and super costly monorail (People Mover) between the airport and the train station, two sites that are already perfectly linked. Taking back spaces, roads and territories is not only the best response to the legalized theft that the State commits every day against us but it also a way to oppose those projects that want us to be docile slaves subjected to their economic interests. We decided to re-appropriate this space in order to respond to the State’s expropriations with occupation, to the hierarchies with self-organization, to cops’ violence with solidarity and the determination to resist, to their jails with spaces of freedom.
TO EXTEND THE SOLIDARITY WITH THE NO TAV WE CALL FOR AN OPEN MEETING ON SATURDAY 14 AT THE NO TAV BOLOGNA LIBERATED SPACE VIA LIBIA 69.
This entry was posted on Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at 12:13 pm and is filed under Eco Struggle.