Posts Tagged ‘Damiano Bolano’
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
[Text for a gathering in memory of Sebastian Oversluij that took place in an anarchist squat in Chile]
One can never be really lost unless oblivion wraps one in her arms.
It’s been three years now that comrade Sebastian Oversluij does not walk anymore through the paths of searching for the wild beauty of anarchist action. It’s been three years now that some of our brothers and sisters there in Chile feel his absence stretching their hearts. It is three years since the bullets of a sneak-security guard of the “Banco Estado” took his life, extinguishing the flame of the anarchist spirit that used to burn inside him.
But we, in our turn, as well as many others, we are not willing to let our comrade disappear in the fog of oblivion. We honor our brother just like we honor his choice of passing into action, attacking a bank-a temple of money, emptying the enemy’s wallet, expropriating the minimum that we should get comparing to what authority expropriates from our own lives. The bank robbery carried out by an anarchist always carries inside the seed of refusal. The refusal to submit to a world where you’re restricted to sell your soul to the cruel laws of free market, so that you can live to work and work to consume and consume to fill in your existential gaps with a pile of useless objects.
We know that we are very far away and that our words have to cross an entire ocean to reach you. But we hope you’ll be able to feel the affinity we all feel with all those who discover the ways to keep our brothers close to us at the events, in discussions, in our imagination, but above all in the continuing of spreading the constant anarchist revolt itself.
The members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire- FAI/IRF
Tags: Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Damiano Bolano, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Haris Hatzimichelakis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Mihalis Nikolopoulos, Panagiotis Argirou, Sebastián Oversluij Seguel, Theofilos Mavropoulos
Posted in Prison Struggle
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
“For June 11th, international day of solidarity and action for the anarchist prisoners throughout the world”
Prison has the terrifying ability to leave its own indelible imprints on the bodies and minds of its residents.
Imprints of sorrow, frustration, violence, asphyxia, enforcement. Doors that keep locking and unlocking everyday at the same time with exactly the same awful sound in a monotonous rhythm of a murderous routine that drips its poison of immobility and vanity slowly and painfully.
A brief description about the distillation of sepsis that is being produced by incarceration is enough to become understandable of the hate we feel towards prisons.
That’s why every time a prison break succeeds, every time that a penal officer is being paid an uninvited visit, every time that a prison director or police sergeant pays the price of his despicable choices, our hearts fill with a unique feeling of enjoyment and pleasure. Because revenge for the captivity can’t help but to find its incarnation over the constant assaults against the prison’s representatives. (more…)
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Damiano Bolano, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), June 11th Solidarity, Letter, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Panagiotis Argyrou, Theofilos Mavropoulos
Posted in Prison Struggle
Monday, April 25th, 2016
On the 20th of April starts the second grade trial not only for the C.C.F. Case and some of its actions, but also for some other different cases of anarchists accused for actions of revolutionary violence. All these cases were attached to each other in a single trial, in order to serve many different and parallel judiciary manipulations against all those accused.
Regarding ourselves, we make it clear that towards the legal processes of this court, as well as any of its issues, we are completely indifferent. But even if the legal dimension is not one of our concerns, we’re interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to defend once more the action of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, to convert one more court-trial into an arena where anarchy stands against the enemies of freedom. A chance to confront again the technocrat servants of Justice and show that they are responsible for the misery that their existence carries.
The starting point of the state’s repression, the raid and invasion at the house in Halandri on 23/09/2009 and the arrest of Haris Hadzimihelakis – a member of the Conspiracy as well as that of others related to the case or not, and the barrage of persecutions that followed was a strong surprise for an important part of anarchy. It is a fact that a great shadow of fear spread causing a generalized numbness which contributed to the halting of the aggressive polymorphy that occurred during the period 2008-2009, as direct action decreased steeply.
At the upcoming trial inside the courtroom, a section of the history of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, which the state seeks to punish through the dead letters of the pages of the penal code which constitutes the peak of repression against the anarchist prisoners, will live again.
The dozens of arson attacks against state and capitalist targets, the bombings of politicians’ homes, the arrest warrants, captivity, illegality, the upgraded explosive devices in courts, prisons, banks, homes of fascists and other enemies of the revolutionary cause, are our own subversive experience as it proceeded through the Conspiracy, and we will defend it as such.
By defending politically our actions, we want to make it clear that we remain impenitent for our choices and actions through the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, and we aim to abolish the mapping of our history with the laws and the “wooden” language of the judges and instead impart to it its real characteristics, those of the decision of an anarchist group to arm themselves and carry out attacks against the system and its servants.
The fact that after so many years in prison we continue consistently supporting anarchy, the urban guerrilla and the option of all-out attack against the existent is our way to remain deniers of this society and its civilization.
Seven years later therefore, we don’t regret anything. The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire is more than a simple tool. It’s part of our own life and we’re never going to renounce it.
Because if time could turn back we would still walk the same path, because the fire of anarchist revolt still burns in our hearts.
Today more than ever there is a need to coordinate our passion to destroy the authoritative structures that surround us and to throw ourselves into a battle seeking freedom through thousands of acts that tries to disrupt the normality of the social machine.
The nuclei of the Informal Anarchist Federation, anonymous comrades who disturb the peace of the capitalist metropoles with their attacks, the polymorphous anarchist action trimming the function of sovereignty, the Black December project, the Insurrectionary Association of Theory and Action, is nothing but pieces of a mosaic of actions that build again an anarchy that is a real danger for power and its civilization.
Let’s turn these plans into an everyday war against the state and let’s venture into the ceaseless battle for the resurgence of the constant anarchist insurrection.
The bet is still open…
The members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI / IRF
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Damiano Bolano, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Greece, Harris Hatzimichelakis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Panagiotis Argyrou, Theofilos Mavropoulos, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Update on the comrades – hunger strikers Mihalis Nikolopoulos, Damiano Bolano and Olga Ekonomidou (Greece)
Monday, March 30th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
Comrade Damiano Bolano begun the hunger strike weighing 90.1 kg, and has now reached 73.5 kg and suffers from a skin infection almost all over his body. Comrade Mihalis Nikolopoulos from weighing 78.5 kg, has now reached 66.5, while showing significant bradycardia with a pulse in the range of 40-44 per minute and low blood pressure (8/6 small).
Olga Eκonomidou is on the 28th day of hunger strike and has reached a critical level of body weight (42 kg), the blood pressure is very low (7/5) and blood sugar ranges with measurements starting at 70 and goes up to 52 which is a borderline for hypoglycemic shock.
Nevertheless, “justice” continues to play with the lives of the hunger strikers, delaying the council’s decision to release the relatives of members of the CCF in a bureaucratic way, leading them to the boundaries between life and death.
New letter written by the comrades – hunger strikers Damiano Bolano and Mihalis Nikolopoulos from Evagelismos hospital (Greece)
Monday, March 30th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
27th day of hunger strike today and the mind has started playing tricks. We take our eyes away from the view of the room (cell now) that the 10th floor of Evaggelismos hospital offers, in order to share some thoughts with our comrades and friends.
We are tired now and the switching of our mood is often, due to the environment. Our body weight has now got to rates of -5%, -10%, -15%, as if are playing hide and seek with death. We have stopped paying attention to them, ‘until death’ we said anyway when we hugged, taking this decision and this is how it is going to be! Anything else is just details.
Even now that our condition is thought to be critical, not for a second have we thought like “you know what? I have a pain here, here and here, and this has started to worry me”. Our mind is constantly next to our comrades dancing with us, Panagiotis, Olga, Haris, Makis, Giorgos P., Theofilos, Giorgos N., Christos and Aggeliki, as well as the mother and the wife that the pigs of the counter-terrorism agency and the judicial authorities torment, taking revenge for our actions and our intentions. The responsibility for this attack we suffer has a full name and an address, and it starts from the tame petty politicians of the government, goes on with the Minister of Justice and gets to the judicial authorities, that intentionally delay the hearing of the appeal, in order to frazzle us much as possible. In a few words, some of our enemies!
How ironic that people who love life so much and live it with its full force, made this self-trapping decision to smolder like candles, at risking of losing it!
How beautiful it is, after so many years of friction and hardships to still die for each other, sealing our decision with an embrace.
Hardships do not back us down!
Embraced with death!!
Members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF
P.S. 1) We are sending our greetings and our support to all the political prisoners – hunger strikers, who are fighting for the immediate abolition of:
– the counter-terrorism laws (187 and 187Α articles),
– the hood law,
– the type C prisons,
– the use of DNA samples, that include mixture of genetic material of two persons and more, and lastly, the release of Savas Xiros, whose disability rate has reached 93%.
P.S. 2) Our love to the doctors Lina Vergopoulou, Spiros Sakkas, Olga Kosmopoulou.
Text written by the comrades – hunger strikers Mihalis Nikolopoulos and Damiano Bolano from Evaggelismos hospital (Greece)
Friday, March 27th, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, while we’re on the 24th day of hunger strike and our physical condition and health gets worse, we are hastily transferred for hospitalization to Evaggelismos hospital. There, from the first examination, from the pathology clinic and the full care of the hospital doctors, we are “delivered” to the outer guard of Korydallos prison. And there, with the head of the shift (details will be published in the future), a series of disturbances in the form of hazing begin, aiming to affect our psychology and humiliate our personalities, in vain of course.
The story begins the moment when our relatives come to visit us for a few minutes and they were forbidden to. Shall we mention here that there already was an assurance from the council and the prosecution authorities of the prison that both our relatives and our doctors can regularly visit us on a daily basis, as patients. Of course, this was just the beginning. Then, we asked for bottles of water from the canteen, and he refused to give us some. This one, tragic as it may sound, is true. The ultimate surrealism. Paranoia was obvious even from his answer: “Water not, maybe a cup of coffee”. Such a paranoia that even we were dumbfound. And the finishing touch. While we were waiting for some exams, when doctors arrived to take us to the radiological wing, we saw the head of the outer shift bringing a wheelchair with him and wanting to tie us up on it! We told him that we can go walking, normally, in handcuffs, the way we came. Immediately and in a captain’s style, he mentioned that in handcuffs only with hands behind their back (to individuals on hunger strike for 24 days!) or tied up on a wheelchair. While we bluntly mentioned that this can’t happen and that we’re on the 24th day of hunger strike and it is unbearable to be tighten up with hands behind our backs, he turns to the doctor saying “they don’t want to do the exam”. We answered to the doctor that we obviously wanted (to do) the exam, we just wanted them to carry us “in a humane way” with the handcuffs on the front, when he rushed to say “you’re not humans, you’re prisoners”. That was when our limits were reached and he suffered a verbal attack with tones of verbal abuses by us and he went away sending away the doctor and repeating “they don’t want (to do) the exam”.
This specific update is not a “pointless complaint”, but a notification of the incidents that took place here. The answers from all of us, all people of the struggle, won’t be legal complaints, but anarchist action through the “sphere*” of the anarchist struggle. This is why, as we said, in the first chance, we will publish details on the identity of this tormentor.
Members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF
*The word “sphere” and the word “bullet” is the same in Greek
Translated by Inter Arma
Damiano Bolano and Michalis Nikolopoulos, imprisoned members of CCF, were transferred to the hospital "Evaggelismos" (Greece)
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
The anarchist comrades Damiano Bolano and Michalis Nikolopoulos (hunger strikers from 2/3 and members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire), were transferred today to the hospital “Evaggelismos”.
Victory to the hunger strikers, immediate satisfaction of their demands.
Not a step back
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Damiano Bolano, Greece, Hunger Strike, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Prison Transfer
Posted in Prison Struggle
CCF Escape case: “DE PROFUNDIS” – a communiqué from the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Imprisoned Members Cell (Greece)
Monday, February 9th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
We had no intention of contributing to the continuing of the public downfall and inner cannibalism that broadened with skillful architecturing by the police, journalists and the miserable interview given by Xiros. But misery reigns…
i) Once a snitch… always a traitor
What is more infuriating than the snitch of 17th November talking about morality… He who, in his preliminary statements in 2002 (they are published on internet) was whining and begging the cops to go easy on him, as a return for his cooperation with persecution authorities.
What is more challenging than the snitch being presented as the critic of the “movement”. He who, until this day, hasn’t even apologized to his former comrades for the life-long sentences he “offered” them with his unbiased confessions to the counter-terrorism agency (without them even so much as slapping him).
What is more contradictory than the ridiculous aspiring petty leader asking for the collective procedures and diversity to be respected. In his raving where he was impersonating the reincarnation of Karaiskakis, he was exhibiting an authority complex that was testing the nerves of the comrades, who were putting up with him and helping him to escape for an entire year, with huge patience and by risking their life and freedom from the cops. (more…)
Tags: Athens, CCF Escape case, Christodoulos Xiros, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Damiano Bolano, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Polydoros, Greece, Haris Hatzimihelakis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Letter, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Olga Ekonomidou, Panagiotis Argyrou, Repression, Theofilos Mavropoulos
Posted in Prison Struggle
Korydallos Prisons: 'Communique of War' by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire / FAI-IRF – Imprisoned Members Cell (Greece)
Friday, January 9th, 2015
“First I shot him in the mouth to stop him talking crap;
then I shot him in the arm to stop him writing crap”
Jacques Mesrine on the kidnapping of a French journalist
The dirty war and the vulgarity of the journalists in regards to the case of the attempted escape of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire has no end. Targeting comrade Angeliki, emotionally blackmailing her parents, and spreading vile lies about her alleged relationship as a girlfriend of the one who has been arrested.
Angeliki is a friend of rebellion, anarchy, freedom.
If there were more people like Angeliki, struggle and anarchy would be the only possible reality.
SCUMBAGS SNITCHES JOURNALISTS – WE WILL TAKE REVENGE.
SOLIDARITY AND POWER by any means possible to comrade Angeliki and to all those wanted in connection to the same case.
The Cells will always stand by you…
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Imprisoned Members Cell
Tags: Athens, CCF Escape case, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Damiano Bolano, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Polydoros, Greece, Haris Hatzimixelakis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Mihalis Nikolopoulos, Olga Ekonomidou, Panagiotis Argyrou, Theofilos Mavropoulos
Posted in Prison Struggle
“Για την προσπάθεια άξιζε…” – Συνωμοσία Πυρήνων της Φωτιάς / "Valio La Pena Intentarlo…" – Conspiracion de Celulas del Fuego / "E' Valsa La Pena Di Tentarlo…" – Cospirazione delle Cellule di Fuoco / “It was worth a try…” – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)
Monday, January 5th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
We will not give away a single word that would unlock information for the enemy. Escaping from prison is the only aim and purpose of a captive anarchist urban guerrilla. The word “escape” holds the concentrated sense of freedom which blows up the walls of prison that locked our lives. We, the captive anarchists of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, have never forgotten this word even if though most have forgotten us. The judges have condemned us to live for years as human shadows inside the locked buildings, but they have never been able to lock up our unruly desires.
Every night in the wanderings of our minds we escape into a world without prisons, armed guards and locked souls. And even if every morning the guard’s key brings us back to the concrete reality of prison, we know that at some point our day will come and we will dream of our anarchy with open eyes. The sound of the lock as it closes forges our hatred for prison. Every failure, every arrest, every mistake makes us even more stubborn. If we fall three times, we will rise four.
There is no victory or defeat, there is only struggle. We know that the anarchist urban guerrilla and the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire is a battle against all odds. In this battle weapons, explosives, hideouts, cars, money, may be lost but all of them can be found again. What is not lost are the comrades who made us feel that our day would come and we would say “goodbye” to prison without return. (more…)
Tags: CCF Escape case, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Damiano Bolano, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Polydoros, Greece, Haris Hatzimichelakis, Haris Hatzimixelakis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Mihalis Nikolopoulos, Olga Economidou, Olga Ekonomidou, Panagiotis Argyrou, Theofilos Mavropoulos
Posted in Prison Struggle
‘Damiano Bolano’ FAI/FRI cell claim the parcel bombs sent to the daily La Stampa of Turin and the private investigation agency Europol of Brescia (Italy)
Saturday, April 20th, 2013
We attacked ‘Europol Investigazioni’ with a parcel bomb. This agency, like many others, provides the forces of order with equipment such as microchips, micro-cameras and other technological wickedness, which the forces of order scrupulously place in houses, cars and other places familiar to comrades, rebels and any other individual enemy of the law and its hangmen.
In this way any single aspect of life and daily experience becomes material for enlarging investigation files and is examined by the servants in uniform with the intent to analyse them according to the standards of the penal code, and use them to take our freedom away and lock us up in the concentration camps of the state.
We believe it is time to break this malicious chain thanks to which many comrades are imprisoned today, and many others who continue to struggle with generosity and determination are compelled to cope with the constant risk of being intercepted and spied on. One thing must be clear to these collaborators of repression: if you help, no matter how, armed dominion do its job, you automatically join its ranks, with all the consequences that this entails.
Another parcel bomb was sent to the notorious shit paper known as ‘La Stampa’, always ready to corroborate the frame-ups of carabinieri and police, especially when they strike those who are at war against the state. We know even too well that repression would be less effective without the fundamental help of pennivendoli [word sellers, TN], and it is for this reason that we decided to make them pay for their responsibility once again. We are aware of the fact that ‘La Stampa’ is just one of the many newspapers of the regime, therefore any single pennivendolo is a possible target of our war against the state and society that supports it and legitimizes its existence every single day.
This action is meant to continue the campaign started by the comrades of the ‘Olga’ nucleus with the wounding of stinker Adinolfi, manager of Ansaldo. This time we chose the targets among those who provide dominion with the technological appendages necessary to repression. They are as responsible as Ansaldo for harmfulness and suffering.
We dedicate this action to the comrades locked up in the AS2 unit of the prison of Ferrara: Sergio, Alessandro, Alfredo, Nicola, Peppe and Stefano; to the comrades imprisoned in Rebibbia: Elisa and Paola; to Marco Camenish, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, our Greek comrades of the CCF and Theofilos Mavropoulos. To all rebel anarchists locked up all over the world.
We hail the cells of FAI/FRI, by now so numerous, that attack dominion in all corners of the globe.
LONG LIVE FAI/FRI
LONG LIVE ANARCHY
INFORMAL ANARCHIST FEDERATION/INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY FRONT
DAMIANO BOLANO CELL
Tags: Damiano Bolano, Damiano Bolano Cell / FAI-FRI, Europol Investigazioni, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Italy, La Stampa, Letter Bomb, Roberto Adinolfi
Posted in Direct Action
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
7 May 2012
Roberto Adinolfi, chief executive of Ansaldo Nucleare, a company linked to Italian defence conglomerate Finmeccanica, was shot in the street outside his house in Genoa in northern Italy. The bullet fractured his right knee but he is not in a serious condition. Finmeccanica controls Ansaldo Energia, the parent of Ansaldo Nucleare.
INFORMAL ANARCHIST FEDERATION
INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY FRONT
“The government of science and of men of science cannot fail to be impotent, ridiculous, inhuman, cruel, oppressive, exploiting, maleficent. We may say of men of science, as such, what I have said of theologians and metaphysicians: they have neither sense nor heart for individual and living beings. In so far as they are men of science, they have to deal with and can take interest in nothing except generalities; that do the laws” – Michael Bakunin
“In Japan we had over ten thousand dead, but not a single one to date due to nuclear accidents.” – Roberto Adinolfi
“The environmental impact of nuclear energy is limited, considering that it does not produce CO2.” – Roberto Adinolfi
THE MARK OF LIFE
Toward an imaginative way to destroy the existent
Ideas born from the fates, words accompanied by action carrying the mark of life. We have crippled Roberto Adinolfi, one of so many sorcerers of the atom with a candid spirit and a clean conscience. Roberto Adinolfi, nuclear engineer, administrator in charge of Ansaldo Nuclear; he has steered the Ansaldo-FIAT Consortium as its technical director, the consortium was created for the design of the Italian plants of Montalto di Castro and Trino Vercellese; in the past he has collaborated in the renovation of the Superphenix and has constructed the plants at Cernavoda in Romania. Before nuclear fell into disgrace, he was one of the most responsible together with Scajola for the return of nuclear energy to Italy. Member of the Unicen Commission for nuclear regulation and Vice President of the Italian Nuclear Society, part of the Governing Board of the European technology platform Sustainable Nuclear Energy.
Despite not liking violent-style rhetoric, it has been with a certain pleasantness that we armed ourselves, with pleasure that we loaded the magazine. Grasping the pistol, choosing and following the target, coordinating mind and hand were necessary steps, the logical consequence of an idea of justice, the risk of a choice and at the same time a confluence of enjoyable sensations. A little bit of justice, some lead in the leg to leave a lasting memory of what was to him a grey assassin. The target is a colorless scientist, a technician, a word sadly in fashion these days which behind a fictitious neutrality hides the long arm of capital, a director little inclined to appear in the spotlight, at this time a villainous responsible who has not only designed and renovated nuclear plants that have caused and are causing deaths around the world. Not only has he designed and collaborated in the creation of deadly plants, but he has also promoted nuclear plants and their exploitation with Ansaldo scheming with various governments; science, politics and economics in perfect union.
In past centuries science had promised a golden era, today it is being carried out toward self-destruction and more total slavery. The science-technology pairing has never been at the service of humanity, in its deepest essence it shows the imperative need to eliminate everything that is irrational, to dehumanize, to annihilate, to effectively destroy humanity. Capitalism with the help of science tends to annul conflicts, individuals today are free to realize their subjective selves only through the consumption and production of goods. The machine orders, the human performs. Capital orders, the consumer consumes. Science orders, technology kills. State and science, capitalism and technology are only one thing, one single Moloch.
Increasingly close accords between states, diffuse capitalism, scrupulous science, criminal technology are inexorably killing the planet. A few kilometers to the north in France, Switzerland, Romania the nuclear plants can no longer be counted. In the European Union alone there are one hundred ninety-seven, twelve within the Italian borders. Adinolfi knows well that it is only a matter of time before a European Fukushima reaps death on our continent. We are certain, engineer, that if even for just a second you felt jointly responsible for Damocles’ sword hanging over our heads. We have bad news for you: for each action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and your body shows it.
With this action of ours we return to you a tiny part of the suffering that you, man of science, are pouring into the world. Roberto Adinolfi, lead man of Ansaldo Nuclear, tentacle of Finmeccanica, monstrous artificial octopus. It is its tentacles that everywhere strangle, murder and oppress. Finmeccanica means Ansaldo Energy with its nuclear tombs. Finmeccanica means Ansaldo Breda with its high-speed trains that devastate the land. Finmeccanica means Selex Sistemi Integrati, Dirstechnical Service, Inc. Elsac Datamat with its equipping of the racist US police for the control of the Mexican border, with its delirious design of electronic walls at the Libyan border against migrants, and its sophisticated electronic supplies to the Chilean police. Finmeccanica means Avio Alenia, Galileo and Selex with their deadly F35 fighter bombers, and the terrible aerial drones without pilots. Finmeccanica means interforce range from Salto to Quirra in Sardegna. Finmeccanica means bio- and nano-technology. Finmeccanica means death and suffering, new frontiers of Italian capitalism.
Human beings are made of flesh and dreams. Our dream is that of a humanity free from every form of slavery, that grows in harmony with nature. A dream that we make live in the moment in which we fight to realize it. Our dream has for us a name, “anarchy,” and we are ready to gamble everything in order to realize it. We are not alone in this adventure, in the whole world a new anarchy is blossoming opposite of an ideological and cynical anarch-ism, an anarch-ism empty of any breath of life, which only finds its realization in theory and attendance at assemblies and manifestations, the whole cowardice of a citizenism that stinks of death. A new anarchy is rising from the ruins of this anarch-ism, thousands and thousands of cells that speak among each other through thousands and thousands of actions.
Damiano Bolano, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Panayiotis Argyrou, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Olga Ikonomidou, Christos Tsakalos, Haris Hatzimichelakis, the imprisoned members cell of the CCF/FAI are the brothers and sisters who gave their determination and courage to fight, their consistency and projectuality have made us strong. Camenish, Pombo da Silva, Eat and Billy, Tortuga, Silvia, Costa, Billy and so many other prisoners in the prisons around the world, Russia, Mexico, Chile, Indonesia, Switzerland, the United States, were the ones who taught us not to fear prison. De Blasi, Pinones, Di Napoli, Cinieri, Morales, Sole, Baleno and so many killed by state repression, were the ones who taught us not to fear death. It was the brothers and sisters and those who we do not know of the Italian FAI/IRF who have proceeded to give a concrete informal organizational perspective. With their determination, constancy and persistence, in spite of the general pessimism, against a critique — a critique always full of envy, against a realism without hope, against everyone and everything, they have succeeded in keeping the flame of the new anarchism alive. A flame becoming bright like the sun when the sisters and brothers of the CCF have brought their contribution of courage-action-organization.
If we were realists we would not have armed our hands. If we were realists we would not take on such risks, we would live our existence producing and consuming, maybe being indignant. We are the crazy lovers of freedom and we will never renounce the revolution and the complete destruction of the state and its violence. In our anarchist and nihilist revolt, the hope of a future without borders, wars, social classes, economy, exploited and exploiter. The possibility of realizing this dream is for us like a gleam of light in the darkness. However dim this gleam may be, it is always worth reaching for, cost what it may, the quality of our life will be enriched.
To you anarchists who accuse us of being unrealistic, adventurist, suicidal, provocative, martyrs, we say that with your “social” struggle, with your citizenism you work for the reinforcement of democracy. Always in search of consensus, without ever crossing over the limit of the “possible” and the “rational,” the only compass guiding your action is the penal code. Willing to risk only up to a point, always ready to find infinite ideological justifications so as not admit to your own fears. We are sure one day you will have the last word on us, as in the past you have had with your last experience of armed struggle. In a few years you will write a good book on our story, criticizing our errors and our shortcomings; from the heights of your “coherency” nothing is revolutionary enough, but no one, not even you, will be able to take away the pleasure that today we have fully realized and lived, here and now, our revolution.
If we consider the lives of the vast majority of us anarchists we realize that we are not so distant from the alienation of those who produce, consume and die. We produce and consume radical culture and alternative music and slowly, ever so slowly, die without ever having taken arms against and shot an oppressor. All our revolutionary tension is unleashed in fiery articles for our journals and websites, in fiery words to our songs and the sporadic clash in the plaza, enough to silence one’s own conscience. It is clear that what we are making is a self-critique, we do not feel that we are something different from other anarchists. By holding a stupid pistol, we have only taken one step in many for escaping from the alienation of “Now is not the moment…” “The times are not ripe…”
Vanquishing fear was simpler than what we had imagined it. Doing today what only yesterday we thought impossible is the only solution that we have found for breaking down the wall of daily oppression, of the impotency and resignation that we have seen up to now as pawns in an insurrectionalist anarchism of mere facade that with its lack of courage legitimates power. We could strike while looking for “consensus” on where the tooth hurts, for example some functionary of Equitalia [tax collection agency in Italy, which is very unpopular these days – transl.], but with this action we are not looking for “consensus.” What we are looking for now is complicity. In the recent past, a cell of the FAI/IRF severely wounded a functionary of Equitalia, which has received a wide approval, something that the self-named “social” anarchists in recent years have tried countless times to achieve without much success. The brothers and sisters of the “Free Eat and Billy Cell” have shown with that action that in the end consistency pays, and that it is not necessary to limit oneself to action in order to get “consensus.” These comrades have shaken from our backs a malediction that has for too long been weighing on anarchists’ backs, the malediction of this badly interpreted search for social consensus that binds the hands of those who are aware of the urgency to act, here and now.
In these times in which so much certainty of the state-capital is sinking, the idea of freedom cannot be derogated: the idea of social struggle in which we recognize ourselves and we want to move ourselves is that of a people in arms against any form of state, political, or economic oppression. We do not consider ourselves representative of citizens indignant over some malfunctioning of a system that they want to continue to be part of. Exchanging rage and indignation in the place of a process of revolt against the status quo is a sign of a dangerous revolutionary myopia. With the entangling of comrades, even generous ones, into the cultivation of a field of dissenting democracy, with its own little cliques and consortia and its miniature politicians, generosity transforms into assistance, the spectacularization of the clash with relative manipulation by the media. Only the radicalization of the conflict can lead to paths of social and individual freedom.
Identify the target, “hit where it hurts most,” know to recognize the enemy even when it is playing the lamb. Make the arms of critique and the critique of arms work hand in hand. There is neither rhetoric nor spectacle in an action carried out with the appropriate selection of means and objective.
With this action we give rise to the “Olga Cell.” We enthusiastically adhere to the FAI/IRF, uniting with so many groups of the new anarchist international around the world, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Indonesia, Russia, England, Italy, Spain, Greece… Projecting and carrying out this action were anarchists without any “military” experience, without any specialization, only the anarchists who with this our first action want to definitively mark a line between ourselves and that anarch-ism that burns only when chatting and is soaked in gregariousness. We have taken the name of a sister of ours from the CCF, Olga Ikonomidou because in her consistency and strength as part of the “Imprisoned Members’ Cell of the CCF”, she resides at the heart of the FAI/IRF. In our next action, the name of another Greek brother, an action for each of them. With Adinolfi’s wounding we propose a campaign of struggle against Finmeccanica, murderous octopus. Today Ansaldo Nuclear, tomorrow another of its tentacles — we invite all the groups and individuals of the FAI to strike this monstrosity with all necessary means.
LONG LIVE THE CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE
LONG LIVE THE FAI/IRF
LONG LIVE ANARCHY!
Olga Cell FAI/IRF
Tags: Ansaldo Nucleare, Anti-Nuclear, Attentat, Billy, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Costantino Ragusa, Damiano Bolano, Eat, Finmeccanica, Free Eat & Billy Cell FAI/IRF, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Polydoros, Haris Hatzimichelakis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Italy, Luca Bernasconi, Luciano Pitronello Schuffeneger, Marco Camenisch, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, Olga Economidou, Panayiotis Argyrou, Roberto Adinolfi, Silvia Guerin
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Monday, May 14th, 2012
It is a wonderful moment, the moment that the enemy kneels and falls from the determination of your brothers and sisters. A few days ago Roberto Adinolfi, CEO-magister of the nuclear energy company Ansaldo Nucleare, was shot by our brothers and sisters of the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)–International Revolutionary Front (FRI).
Roberto Adinolfi is a high priest of the new totalitarianism of science and technology imperatives. Science has become the modern religion of our time, promising an apathetic society the lethargy of a stuffed belly and artificial paradises in exchange for the coldness of an empty heart drowned in compromise.
The empire of scientific totalitarianism is fed by the vanity of an anthropocentric authoritarian civilization. A civilization imposed on our desires, our choices, the nature and animals, turning life into a quantitative scale to fit its miserable statistics. At the same time, contemporary people end up unable to even dare to live authentically, without hypocrisy, and as they sink deeper into their reliance on technological substitutes of real life they create illusions and superficial relationships. Now, with their scientific discoveries, they can ‘offer’ us more time to grow old but deprive us of a way to live authentically. So, science generates the coldest of all monsters of the human folly. It lays the technological fascistization of our lives. It lays genetic testing, electronic monitoring, laboratory animals, research statistics, the dictatorship of machines and numbers. (more…)
Tags: Ansaldo Nucleare, Anti-Nuclear, Attentat, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Damiano Bolano, Finmeccanica, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Polydoros, Greece, Haris Hadjimihelakis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, Panagiotis Argirou, Roberto Adinolfi, Theofilos Mavropoulos
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Barcelona: The City of the Bombs will Burn Again – Multiple actions by Anarchist Nihilists (Catalunya)
Monday, April 30th, 2012
325 receives and transmits. Castellano version aqui. Courage, respect and warm fire of rebellion to the anarchist-nihilist comrades in Barcelona, Cardem la Bofia…
March 6 – Barcelona metropolitan area
We belatedly claim responsibility for the arson of 15 trash bins as well as of 6 vehicles.
– At 2:49 AM, 3 bins were set alight on Floridablanca St.
– At 3:00 AM on Asia St, 5 bins and 3 vehicles were set alight, 2 of these belonging to the business Acsa and one luxury car.
– At 3:02 AM on Av. Marques de Santmori, 4 bins were set alight, and 2 luxury cars and a security company car.
– At 3:17 AM on the save avenue, 3 bins were burned.
On Mare St in Due de Lorda:
– On April 10 an ATM was burned with a molotov cocktail in a La Ciaxa bank branch.
April 10 – Montcada and Reixac
At 3:30 AM, the windows of 6 fashion stores were damaged and attack with heavy objects, breaking all their glass.
April 11 – Torrassa
– The windows of a Caixa Penedes bank branch were struck with blunt objects at 2:50 AM, then, the street was blocked off.
– At 4:50 AM, an ATM of a Caixa Bank was burned and only the next wall “Social War” was painted.
April 12 – Mercat Nou
At about 11:40 PM, a luxury car next to a Caixa Sabadell branch was burned. Minutes later, the bank branch was attacked with cobblestones.
April 13 – Sant Andreu
Between 11:50 PM and 2:40 AM, 8 fashion stores were destroyed, the (reinforced) windows struck with stones pulled from the ground and paint bombs thrown in once the windows had broken.
April 14 – Bon Pastor
At 2:10 AM, 2 excavators were damaged in a construction site. Afterwards, a telephone booth was destroyed with stones and “SOCIAL WAR” was painted on a nearby wall. At 3:12 AM, 2 trash bins were set alight.
April 15 – Carrer d’Aragó
At 2:20 AM, two molotov cocktails were thrown at a car dealership, but due to bad timing the fires did not climax as was hoped. At 3:20, paint bombs were thrown at the same dealership and the windows were broken with blunt objects.
April 16 – Raval
– At 2:30 AM, the de la Cera street was blocked off with burning trash bins and cabinets.
– At 4:50 AM, a 1 series BMW was set on fire.
April 17 – La Sagrera
At 3:52 AM, an employment office was hit with its windows broken, then paint bombs were thrown in and some combustible was thrown in although there was not time to set fire to the office.
April 18 – Santa Coloma de Gramenet
At 4:40 Am, a church was attacked, paint bombs thrown at its exterior, as well as the windows attacked with stones taken from the ground and then a statue of the Virgin Maria in the outside garden was destroyed by hammer.
April 19 – La Mina
At 4:40 PM Tessalia St was blocked off with 4 burning trash bins and with the traffic signal destroyed in order to block the traffic. At 10:40 PM, the windows of a nearby bank branch were struck and the ATM was set on fire with a small molotov cocktail.
April 20 – Glòries
At 1:20 AM, 8 smoke bombs made in plastic bottles were thrown into a police station of the Catalan police, causing a considerable amount of smoke. Then, a street two blocks away was blocked off with a cabinet that was found there, set fire with gasoline.
April 21 – Santviçent dels Horts
– At 2:30 AM, two vans of a construction company were burned with molotov cocktails.
– At 4:20 AM, outside of a security company, a Mercedes and an Audi were set on fire, both luxury cars, whose fire caused a trash bin and a dumpster to burn as well.
April 22 – Avenida Maresme
At 4:40 PM, the Avenue was quickly blocked with 4 burning tires.
April 22 – Raval
At 4:20 AM, a bank branch near Aurora St was attacked with two molotov cocktails.
April 23 – Camp de l’Arpa
At 11:30 PM an employment office was attack with stones from the ground and once the windows were broken, paint bombs were thrown on the exterior. Then, the street was blocked off.
April 23 – Salt
At 6 AM during the time when the lamps turn off, in the dark there was a threat, outside of a local police station, two luxury cars were set on fire and then several dumpsters were overturned to then be set on fire, blocking off the street.
April 24 – Verneda
At 12:40 AM a religious school was attacked with paint bombs on the exterior, the locks sealed and the windows were blown out. Destroyer schoolchildren.
THE CITY OF THE BOMBS WILL BURN AGAIN
From religion, modern art, social relations, so-called “national culture”, traditions, to historic architecture, buildings, values and bourgeois morality, to the way we talk and connect with others, to the working day which is based on the Gregorian calender -in a bid to extract the highest productivity of labour-, to the chronological composition of popular festivals (victories of ruling class history), we understand that everything is influenced by the capitalist order, every corner of this is evident in the lack of ideals in this gray and dead society, from the largely evident submission (at gunpoint) of capitalist society. The impossibility of any socially cohesive mass uprising by the majority of the hegemonic system is established in sleeping consciousness, and it seems paramount to destroy authoritarian relationships and dismantle their values. You cannot physically escape the clutches of Capital and the State, as well as their police and slave society (because nothing is white or black, we don’t see only an evil system, but also the consent to it). The leftist alleged opposition schemes reproduce the values imposed from above and makes the wheel feeding back its failure of “praxis”. Sexual liberation is the sponsorship of multinational corporations and an alternative you find sold in large fashion chains.
The mandarins of social harmony speak of self-perfection, seeking to put every person in their place in this rotten world, to understand, tolerate and humanize a political-economic organization consistently violent, as is the State, using war for re- economic organization… and who waive these basic pillars of civilization, is sociologically defeated and locked in prisons.
Given all this, we have emerged spontaneously bringing biopolitical emancipatory expectations, poor youth today, because we are the main victims of this dystopia, because we have nothing to lose. We have been deceived by the authoritarian and contradictory social project of capitalism, which promised a little stability, plastic happiness, fame, wealth, and gave us instead, neglect, deprivation, misery, boredom and social misery. This has meant that in recent decades, young people without security, uncontrolled and subversive have been the protagonists and instigators of riots demonstrating that during the current twist of capitalism, this is the proper objective analysis to advocate the destruction of the system. For us, the key figure in the revolution is the destructive amorality of the young vandal. For us, our comrades are the ones that that instead of occupying their schools and spouting reformist proclamations, decide to destroy the classrooms and burn the books. For us, our comrades are young offenders, youth gangs and criminal groups in a psychological exercise acquiring a position of social war against the totalitarian system. Hooded-up struggling against authority, trying to burn it. Our comrades are those revolutionary anarchists, those who hate authority, whose friendship has no limits. We have nothing to lose, do not have dreams, so we are dangerous.
The tension and conflict on our streets has continued to increase, the revolutionary struggle and power, with its criminal code, tries to fight back.
Sabotage is judged as futile terrorism and its perpetrators are accused of belonging to armed groups. They are trying to extinguish the flame and scare comrades away… Efforts have been stepped up in the form of waves of attacks, it stands up to their repression and shows we’ll not abide by their authority. … These days every day, young vandals, we answer your fear with the radicalization of our practice, to raise an opposition in the streets … all this to lead to more radical conditions, with the participation of all the comrades, this involves a revolutionary civil war between the police state and young fighters. The welfare state is dead, the fighting has resumed and this time, the “admired fighters in balaclavas and military clothing, weapons experts and equipped with Kalashnikovs” are not acting, so, not like protagonist-organizations like ETA, GRAPO or FARC, the protagonists are these young savages, problematic, uprooted, these young people from ethnic minorities and lower social classes, in a nihilistic-revolutionary cry who began to open their eyes.
No sophisticated weapons, but with the character of spontaneity and related informal relationships… and that’s what really scares the powerful, the fear that was given to Sarkozy in the riots of the suburbs of Paris, like the fear Karamanlis was given in the riots in Exarchia and like the fear given to Cameron, the British Prime Minister, from the powerful young people of Tottenham. And so, we appeal to all the young people in the poorer classes, to join us with stones in their hands and smelling of gasoline, to make the streets, squares and parks, a place of cohesion , correlation of attack and emancipation of our concerns.
The Catalan government and the central government talk about the disappearance of all the people who fight back, they make laws to wipe us off the map and that only makes the voltage rise: they force us to organize ourselves better and become more effective. These idiots will receive a political defeat in their “war against the violent.” Rubber bullets, tear gas, the invention of shit martial-law, tortures at the police station in Les Corts, creation of a police state, closed borders, whilst their workers are protected and hide their identities… See their reaction when children ages 13, 14, 15 & 16 years burn their homes, their offices, their possessions.
We are not the resistance, we have nothing to preserve, nothing to resist the neoliberal onslaught, economic conditions automatically and systematically enslaved us, therefore we have nothing to safeguard as resistance, however, we anarchists-nihilists attack this as urban guerrillas. There are no images of the future, do not know the future which does not exist, neither remember the past, because we hate it… we reject it all.
We join with all elements of struggle, to meet the young criminals who acquire positions of conflict against the system, focusing their anger against the bourgeois structures, with the children of immigrants constantly disobeying authority of the Western world. We seek to create incendiary meetings, informal and uncontrolled, who conspire against the world of the rich. In all, we want to organize the rage in suburbs and neighborhoods and have the ability to spread revolutionary action.
As an anarchist praxis, we focus our project on the social threat and revolutionary nihilism.
To the horror, the censorship, as amended, its repression, we respond to the stress of the attacks.
THE NEIGHBOURHOODS AND STREETS BELONG TO US, GET OUT STATE OCCUPATION FORCES AND URBAN MURDERERS. AUTHORITY IS SHIT!
These actions are dedicated to all those in the [general] strike on March 29 who were attacked, arrested, imprisoned, judged and beaten. And this is also dedicated to all the fighters who struggle internationally in the war for freedom. Returning the warm greeting we sent and received with honor, to the brothers-comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Christos Tsakalos and Damiano Bolano. To the bosses, wooden-headed-pigs, bankers, journalists, fascists: This is for you.
Convert the old world into flames.
For suburban revolt.
Tags: Arson, ATM Burned, Barcelona, Car Burning, Catalunya, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Damiano Bolano, Fuck the Law
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Barcelona: La ciudad de las bombas volverá a arder – Múltiples acciones de Anarquistas Nihilistas (Catalunya)
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
325 recibe y transmite:
6 de Marzo – Área Metropolitana de Barcelona
Se reivindica con retraso el incendio de 15 contenedores así como la quema de 6 vehículos.
– A las 2:49 fueron incendiados en la calle Floridablanca 3 contenedores.
– A las 3:00 en la calle Asia se quemaron 5 contenedores y 3 vehiculos, 2 de la empresa Acsa y 1 de Gamma alta.
– A las 3:02 en la avenida marques de sant mori se quemaron 4 contenedores, dos vehículos de gamma alta y un coche propiedad de prosegur.
– A las 3:17 en la misma avenida, se quemaron otros 3 contenedores.
Calle mare de deu de lorda:
– El 10 de Abril fue incendiado un cajero con un coctel molotov en una sucursal La Caixa. (more…)
Tags: Arson, ATM Burned, Barcelona, Car Burning, Catalunya, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Damiano Bolano, General Strike, Greece, International Solidarity, Molotovs, Repression, Sabotage
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