Posts Tagged ‘Alfredo Cospito’
Thursday, November 5th, 2020
(28th September 2020)
ON ”OPERATION BIALYSTOK”
These short notes from a brief reading of the papers at my disposal concerning so-called Operation Bialystok were written to enlighten, albeit superficially given my subjective point of view, some of the salient contents of this new anti-anarchist investigation and the consequent repressive developments. The cyclical movements of the social conflict have always been followed by repressive waves, to the point that we often end up stating there is “nothing new under the sun”. However, analysing the changes in paradigm and the instruments being used along with those occurring in society as a whole means we can put them in context, identify their causes and specific goals and develop appropriate strategies of resistance and counter-attack. In fact repression changes and understanding it in its transformations should be of interest to those who are determined “always to do better” in the anarchist struggle against all power.
In the specific case that concerns me the most interesting part is the report that the prosecutor presented to the investigating judge with the request for custodial measures. The “wide overview” that the investigation aspires to is evident right from the first pages, an investigation whose declared goal is that of understanding the recent development of the anarchist movement in the Italian territory and, in the case in point, what some are referring to as the “New Anarchy”. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Letter, Nico Aurigemma, Operation Bialystok, Operation Scripta Manent, Repression
Posted in Prison Struggle
PDF: ‘Incendiary Dialogues: For the Propagation of Anarchic Sedition’ (Black International Editions)
Saturday, October 17th, 2020
EN | Incendiary Dialogues: For the Propagation of Anarchic Sedition
ES | Diálogos Incendiarios
PT | Diálogos Incendiarios
IT | Dialoghi incendiari
Printed copies coming soon…
We present a new book by Black International Editions, an internationalist project of anarchic diffusion that, from an informal and seditious anarcho-insurrectional intent, resurfaces in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English, with a new title: “Incendiary Dialogues: For the Propagation of Anarchic Sedition”. The title is based on a dialogue on the course of the anarchic war between comrades Alfredo Cóspito, Gustavo Rodríguez and Gabriel Pombo da Silva.
We consciously decided to launch this booklet on May 22, in timely celebration of Chaos Day, remembering anarchist comrade Mauricio Morales, who, on a day like today in 2009 left this life fighting against Power when the bomb he was carrying in his backpack exploded prematurely, detonating a few meters away from the Gendarmerie School in Chile.
We dedicate this book to all our comrades in prison around the world, with a special dedication to our comrade Alfredo Cóspito, imprisoned in Italy, and to our beloved Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, who was arrested in Portugal and extradited to Spain at the time this book was published. We send all our strength to comrade Gabriel in the face of this new revenge by the authorities for his eternal irreducible struggle.
This book will have printed versions that will circulate in affinity spaces, among comrades and diverse anarchic projects around the world. We invite you to actively support its diffusion by sharing its digital version, printing copies and/or making presentations and launches wherever there is a willingness to do the impossible in order to spread chaos and extend anarchic warfare.
Editorial collaborators of Black International Editions.
May 22nd, 2020 …
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, Black International, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Communique, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Gustavo Rodriguez, International Solidarity, Mauricio Morales, PDF, Zine
Posted in Library
Friday, September 25th, 2020
Statement by Alfredo Cospito read in the courtroom on September 9, 2020 for the appeal of the Scripta Manent trial
I would have liked to be silent and let only my lawyer speak (who is more than capable), but seeing that my ideas have been torn to shreds and that words that I have never said have also been put in my mouth, I am forced to intervene directly in the first person.
For us anarchists the end does not justify the means, we firmly believe in the ethics of the means we use, for us it is the means that justify the end, not the other way around.
That is why I must reiterate that I have never made an apology for massacres or mass murder (as stated by – the prosecutor – Sparagna in a previous hearing). The prosecutor is confused, deliberately confusing “terrorism” with “massacre.”
Two ugly words (without a doubt): one belongs to me, “terrorism”, the other is totally foreign to me, “massacre.”
(I open a brief parenthesis on “terrorism”)
Sparagna, in order to create the monster (“the bloodthirsty anarchist,” myself, so we can understand each other), has fished in the context of many of my writings, extrapolating phrases at random. Phrases that are the result of a diatribe (from one of the many debates) that our movement is going through, “the legitimacy of the use or not of the term ‘terrorism’ in an anarchist sphere.” For those who are not anarchists, it is difficult to understand the passion with which we anarchists collide on certain issues. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, Black International, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Earth Liberation Front, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, Operation Scripta Manent, Repression, Roberto Adinolfi, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Sunday, August 16th, 2020
To write to her the address is now:
C.C di Roma Rebibbia
via Bartolo Longo 72
00156, Roma ,Italy
And to write to the other anarchist comrades in the same case:
C.C. di San Michele
Srada statale per Casale, 50/A
15121 – Alessandria (Italy)
Via Arginone, 327
44122 – Ferrara (Italy)
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Friday, June 19th, 2020
The following interview is the 3rd part in an ongoing dialogue between anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito, who is currently imprisoned at Ferrara Prison, and the editors of the Italian anarchist newspaper Vetriolo [Vitriol]. As far as we know, the first part of the interview has not been made available in English, however part two was translated by the Abolition Media Worldwide comrades in April 2019. Vetriolo have published the interview in parts, and have plans to publish the interview in its entirety in a forthcoming publication. We hope that we have captured the original spirit of the interview with our translation, however we are acutely aware of the possibility that some errors may have been made and we welcome any correspondence regarding any errors that may need correcting. To request copies of Vetriolo, they can be contacted via vetriolo[at]autistici.org
In some of your recent writings you have wanted to open a debate on: action and affinity groups, individual actions, claims of responsibility, ways to informally organize oneself among anarchists and propaganda through direct action. There are many different experiences that reach the present day, many and diverse within the different tensions of anarchism. We do not believe that there is, for the anarchism of action, an unavailability or impossibility with respect to the current historical context. Anarchists, in different ways and in every age, have always acted “here and now”. We would like to ask you, evaluating these experiences and different ways of acting and organizing in a horizontal and anti-authoritarian way: could one say that there is, especially in Italy, an ideological prejudice against “informal organization”, “anarchist groups”, and “claims of responsibility”? Equally, is the debate, which often ends up in mockery for its own sake, far from being able to confirm absolute validity or theoretical-practical evidence regarding “reproducibility, informality, anonymity”, in the Italian context conditioned by methodical, functional and a priori productive calculations, in a distorted logic of “factions”?
The “ideological” prejudice against informal organisation here is nothing new. Although there is no doubt that some concretizations of informal practice are more acceptable to “classical” anarchist organising than others. The “small” reproducible, unclaimed actions against structures of domination, without initials of any kind, create fewer problems than actions that endanger the lives of men and women in power, especially if these are claimed with initials that have a constancy over time. The former compared to the latter are more acceptable to the “movement” for the simple reason that they give rise to less intense repression by the State. The rejection of insurrectionism or informal experiences such as FAI/FRI by “classical” anarchism is almost always motivated as an “ethical” rejection of violence and specifically of certain actions (bomb attacks, arson attacks, parcel bombs, knee-cappings, expropriations…). (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, Black International, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Insurrection, International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Italy, Roberto Adinolfi, Vetriolo
Posted in Interviews
Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Presentamos un nuevo libro de la Internacional Negra Ediciones, proyecto internacionalista de difusión anárquica que, desde voluntades anarcoinsurreccionales informales y sediciosas, vuelve a resurgir en
español, portugués e italiano con un nuevo título: «Diálogos Incendiarios: por la propagación de la sedición anárquica», cimentado en el intercambio epistolar en torno al curso de la guerra anárquica entre los compañeros Alfredo Cóspito, Gustavo Rodríguez y Gabriel Pombo da Silva.
Hemos decidido de manera consciente hacer este lanzamiento el 22 de mayo, en oportuna celebración del Día del Caos, recordando al compañero anarquista Mauricio Morales, quien un día como hoy en el año 2009 dejó
esta vida luchando contra el Poder al estallar la bomba que cargaba en su mochila, la cual detonó antes de tiempo a pocos metros de la Escuela de Gendarmería de Chile.
Dedicamos este libro a todxs nuestrxs compañerxs en prisión alrededor del mundo, con especial dedicatoria al compañero Alfredo Cóspito encarcelado en Italia y, al querido Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, quien fuera detenido en Portugal y extraditado a Estado español en el momento que este libro salía a la luz. Enviamos toda nuestra fuerza al compañero Gabriel frente a esta nueva venganza de las autoridades por su eterna
Este libro contará de versiones impresas que circularán en espacios afines, entre compañerxs y proyectos anárquicos diversos alrededor del mundo. Invitamos a apoyar activamente su difusión compartiendo su versión digital, imprimiendo ejemplares y/o realizando presentaciones y lanzamientos allí donde existan voluntades dispuestas a hacer hasta lo imposible por propagar el Caos y extender la guerra anárquica.
Voluntades y colaboradorxs editoriales de Internacional Negra Ediciones.
22 de mayo de 2020.
Apresentamos um novo livro da Internacional Negra Edições, projeto internacionalista de difusão anárquica que, desde as vontades anarco-insurrecionais, informais e sediciosas, volta a brotar em espanhol, português e italiano, com uma nova publicação: “Diálogos Incendiários: Pela Propagação da Sedição Anárquica”, concretizado a partir da troca de idéias sobre o rumo da guerra anárquica, que tiveram, mediante cartas, os companheiros Alfredo Cóspito, Gustavo Rodriguez e Gabriel Pombo da Silva.
Decidimos fazer este lançamento no dia 22 de maio, oportuna rememoração do Dia do Caos, em memória do companheiro anarquista Mauricio Morales, quem, num dia como hoje, no ano 2009, se despediu da vida lutando contra o poder, quando a bomba que carregava na mochila explodiu acidentalmente a poucos metros da Escola de Agentes Penitenciários do Chile.
Dedicamos este livro a todxs nossxs companheiros em prisão mundo afora, especialmente para os companheiros Alfredo Cóspito, encarcerado na Itália e para o querido Gabriel Pombo da Silva, que foi detido em Portugal e extraditado para Espanha, no momento em que este livro saía à luz. Mandamos toda nossa força para o compa Gabriel diante desta nova vingança das autoridades contra sua irredutível luta.
Este livro tem versões impressas que circularão nos espaços afins, entre companheiros e em diversos projetos anárquicos ao redor do mundo. Convidamos a apoiar ativamente sua difusão compartilhando sua versão
digital, imprimindo exemplares ou realizando atividades e apresentações ali onde existam vontades dispostas para fazer o impossível pela propagação do caos e a expansão da guerra anárquica.
Vontades e colaborações editorias da Internacional Negra.
22 Maio 2020.
Italia: Quale internazionale? Intervista e dialogo con Alfredo Cospito dal carcere di Ferrara. Terza parte (Vetriolo)
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
Il testo che riportiamo qui è la terza e ultima parte di “Quale internazionale? Intervista e dialogo con Alfredo Cospito dal carcere di Ferrara”, pubblicata nel mese di marzo 2020 nel numero 4 del giornale anarchico “Vetriolo”. Le parti prima e seconda sono state pubblicate rispettivamente nel numero 2 (autunno 2018) e 3 (inverno 2019). Data la complessità e la vastità degli argomenti trattati e del testo stesso, non è stato possibile pubblicarlo integralmente in un solo numero del giornale e si è scelto di suddividerlo in tre parti. Tutto lo scritto verrà stampato in un volume di prossima pubblicazione.
Con l’occasione, segnaliamo e correggiamo un errore presente nella terza parte (invitiamo a fare attenzione a questo passaggio durante la lettura del giornale). L’errore si trova nella quarta colonna di pagina 11, righe 4 – 11. Per una maggiore comprensione riportiamo l’intera frase: «Questo concetto può riacquistare un senso, una sua concretezza, una sua attualità solo se accompagnato dalla «rivolta», dalla violenza. La «rivoluzione» si accontenta del “pathos” (sentimenti, passioni, fascinazione) e della “praxis” (azione distruttiva, la propaganda del fatto, la violenza)».
L’errore è nella parola «rivoluzione», cui bisogna sostituire «rivolta». Quindi la frase corretta è: «Questo concetto può riacquistare un senso, una sua concretezza, una sua attualità solo se accompagnato dalla «rivolta», dalla violenza. La «rivolta» si accontenta del “pathos” (sentimenti, passioni, fascinazione) e della “praxis” (azione distruttiva, la propaganda del fatto, la violenza)».
Per richieste di copie: vetriolo[at]autistici.org
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, Ansaldo Nucleare, Attentat, Black International, Counter-info, Ferrara, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Interviews, Italy, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, PDF, Roberto Adinolfi, Sabotage, Vetriolo
Posted in Interviews
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
“On the altar of technological development we are sacrificing
every breath of our individual freedom and the possibility
to live a life that is really worth it.”
“Anarchy rejects that life becomes an ideology,
shit or a little more, at best,
an impotent exit for frustrated men and women.”
It is a fact that the Italian war industry represents one of the “excellencies” of the national economy, as it is one of the few sectors that knows no crisis, it is certainly not a novelty, this field of investment that produces such high profits that are considered indispensable for the economy of any government, of any colour, with the due respect of all those who enjoy, for example, the hypocritical condemnation of the aggression carried out by Turkey towards the inhabitants and rebels of Rojava and who call for the formal blockade of the export of weapons produced in Italy to Turkey announced by the current government.
And if it is true that “the war begins here”, which is where the weapons are produced, this is even more true because here, in Genoa, is one of the offices of Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica), a state-controlled company, which is a world leader in the research and production of advanced technological systems for the military industries and for social control: Helicopters, fighter jets, drones, radars, attack systems, military land and sea vehicles, ammunition, electronic warfare systems and tele-operated, coastal and border protection systems, electronic social control systems to be applied in cities, ports and airports, and much more; Their catalogue is very wide. (more…)
Saturday, August 31st, 2019
Italy: Prometeo Operation – References for benefits and updates
REPRESSIVE OPERATION ‘PROMETEO’
Natascia, Robert and Beppe were arrested on May 21st 2019. They were accused of sending three explosive packages in 2017 to the PM (public prosecutor) Sparagna and Rinaudo, and to Santi Consolo, who was the director of the DAP (Department for the Penitentiary Administration) of Rome. More information is available here.
UPDATES ABOUT NATASCIA, ROBERT AND BEPPE
Natascia has been imprisoned in the jail of L’Aquila, in the AS2 (high security) section, which is actually a 41-bis section. Anna, another comrade, is also imprisoned in this section. She was arrested in 2016 following a repressive operation called SCRIPTA MANENT. Silvia is still being held in the jail of Turin (Torino) where she was transferred in order to be present for minor trials. Natascia began a hunger strike while she was in the jail of Rebibbia (in Rome), in solidarity with Anna and Silvia who began a hunger strike to demand the closing of the AS2 section in L’Aquila. All the three of them ended the hunger strike on June 28th (Anna and Silvia maintained the hunger strike for one month). Right after the end of the hunger strike, after almost 6 weeks of detention, Natascia received her first visit in jail. On July 11th, the re-examination hearing was held, which Nat was only allowed to attend by video conference. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Giuseppe Bruna, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Solidarity, Italy, Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez, Letter, Natascia Savio, Repression, Robert Firozpoor
Posted in Prison Struggle
Updates on the hunger strike of imprisoned anarchists for the closure of the AS2 section of L’Aquila (Italy)
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
The hunger strike for the closure of the AS2 section [“High Surveillance 2”] of the prison of L’Aquila continues [it was started by the anarchists Anna Beniamino and Silvia Ruggeri on 29 May, 2019].
The anarchists prisoners Salvatore Vespertino, Giovanni Ghezzi, Alfredo Cospito, Marco Bisesti and Luca Dolce also joined the hunger strike.
In our closeness, we will not publish or in any way give space to petitions, telegrams, faxes, mail bombings or any means of civil pressure aimed at emphasizing the current repressive situation; we consider these means not only useless but harmful, counterproductive and objectively enemies of anti-authoritarian thought and action, which unfold in a very different horizon.
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
“Burn all prisons, with or without walls!” – The call for a Subversive May, as an extension of the proposal for an Anarchist May 1st in Berlin, is understood by us as a call to extend the attack on different levels. We agree with the idea not to confine ourselves to one day but to constantly and unpredictably attack the functioning of existing society and prove that its security is an illusion.
The apparatus of power includes not only the murderers of the State, but also the mercenaries of the private security companies. Securitas vehicles once parked undisturbed in the GESOBAG housing estate where they act as security guards to prevent the intervention of cops during conflicts with tenants or tensions with the property management. Securitas is also engaged in surveillance work in prisons and public spaces worldwide. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Anahi Salcedo, Arson, Berlin, Dimitris Koufodinas, Dimitris Koufontinas, Germany, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Mauricio Morales, Securitas
Posted in Direct Action
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
About the sentence in “Scripta Manent” trial:
On April 24, the Turin Assise Court issued the first instance sentence for the “Scripta Manent” trial (which followed the repressive operation for which five comrades had been arrested on September 6, 2016, and two others had received notification of pre-trial detention while they were already in prison for the attack against Roberto Adinolfi of May 7, 2012).
Alfredo was sentenced to 20 years, held responsible for the possession and transport of explosives in relation to the bomb in Parco Ducale near the Parma RIS (“scientific investigation department” of Carabinieri) of 24 October 2005 (acquitted of the crime of attack because “crime impossible” because the switch of the bomb was off), of the explosive envelope sent to the then mayor of Bologna Cofferati in 2 November 2005 (convicted of the bombing plus “possession and transportation of explosives”), of attacks with multiple explosive devices at the Carabinieri school of Fossano in June 2, 2006, and in the Crocetta district in Turin in 7 March 2007 (crime of “massacre aggravated by the fact that the goal would have been the police” and acquitted of the aggravating circumstance of political motivation), of sending explosive parcels to the then mayor of Turin (Chiamparino), to the editor of the newspaper “Torino Cronaca” (Giuseppe Fossati) and to COEMA Edilità (company involved in the restructuring of the CIE, “identification and expulsion center” for migrants) in July 2006. He is also indicated as promoter of the FAI (Federazione Anarchica Informale), recognized as a “subversive association with terrorism purposes”. The aggravating circumstance of transnationality has fallen. (more…)
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Anarchist comrades sentenced:
Alfredo Cospito to 20 years,
Anna Beniamino to 17 years,
Nicola Gai to 9 years,
Alessandro Mercogliano and Marco Bisesti to 5 years each.
The other accused were acquitted.
HEALTH IS IN YOU!
Sunday, April 21st, 2019
“Revolution is aimed at new arrangements; insurrection leads us no longer to let ourselves be arranged, but to arrange ourselves, and set no glittering hopes on ‘institutions’.”
– Max Stirner
“Don’t follow me… I’m not leading you…
Don’t walk ahead of me… I’ll not follow you…
Carve your own path… Become yourself…”
– Conspiracy of Cells of Fire,
Imprisoned Members Cell
“I know that there will be an end to this fight between the formidable arsenal of the State and me. I know that I will be vanquished, I will be the weaker, but I hope I can make you pay dearly for the victory.”
– Octave Garnier
On this date over 100 years ago, 21st of April 1913, Illegalist and Individualist anarchist Raymond Callemin was executed by guillotine by order of the French state.
On the anniversary of his execution I write this in memory of all those that have fallen or been jailed in the social war against society.
The illegalist current is an offshoot of individualist anarchism. Refusing to be exploited, forced to work for some rich tyrant, instead the illegalist chooses to rob them. It’s an anti-work ethic for individual autonomy to be realised in real life right away through Individual expropriation also known as individual reclamation. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, André Soudy, Belgium, Clement Duval, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Édouard Carouy, Étienne Monier, France, Illegalism, Informal Anarchist Federation, International Revolutionary Front, Jean De Boe, Jules Bonnot, Marcus Jacob, Mauricio Morales, Misha Zhlobitsky, Nicola Gai, Octave Garnier, Operation Scripta Manent, Raymond Callemin, Rene Valet, Sebastián Oversluij Seguel, Victor Serge
Posted in Autonomy
Sunday, April 7th, 2019
The following text is from the second part of “Which international? Interview and dialogue with Alfredo Cospito from the Ferrara Prison,” part of a debate that some comrades are undertaking with imprisoned anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito, published in winter 2019 in the anarchist newspaper “Vitriol” in Italian.
Analyzing the history of the movement of the exploited, of the poor, oppressed and proletarians, we see that anarchist ideas are born, nourished and developed in these contexts; on the other hand, most of the anarchists also come from there (of course there are also exceptions). These ideas were born mainly during the birth and growth of industrial capitalism (indicatively from the early 1800s to the 1970s), and up to 40 years ago, the organizations of the exploited and of the workers are mainly mass and the anarchist groups (and the individuals who are part of them) are also the fruit of that historical era. With the advent of capitalist restructuring in the 1980s, followed by a drastic change in the world of work, even anarchist action and organization undergo changes; to the classic organizations of synthesis (or mass), the less rigid structures, based on affinity and informality, are opposed. The new technological restructuring, based mainly on robotics will obviously lead to other drastic changes (mass unemployment) and the new proletarians will probably be employed in moving goods. In this context, in which the impoverishment of the proletarians (and obviously the exploitation of humans, animals and land) and the wealth of the exploiters will increase, does it still make sense to talk about class struggle? Are there still margins to involve – in the struggle for the destruction of this techno-industrial civilization – the exploited, the proletarians, the excluded? Should we try or renew forms of struggle organization?
This question starts from logical assumptions by making the organizational method depend on external conditions. But, for us anarchists, it is not all so simple, linear and logical because, not being “politicians,” in our case, the “means justify the ends,” not vice versa. Consequently, if capitalism “restructures,” it must not change our way of “organizing ourselves” because it is in the means we use that our anarchy lives. (more…)