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On the repressive situation in Trentino (Italy)

Friday, December 11th, 2020

IT | (Italy, December 2020)

It is nothing new that police operations, convictions and the most varied repressive measures fall on the heads of anarchists. In recent times the attack by the state has intensified throughout the peninsula, from the very heavy sentences of Scripta Manent trial [in Turin], to the accusation of massacre against Juan, to the countless anti-anarchist operations.

Even in Trentino, the number of confined comrades continues to increase. From those confined for having fought unreservedly in Valsusa against the high-speed train [TAV struggle], to those who are serving final sentences for having opposed the imposition of a TSO [Compulsory Health Treatment]. From those who have been put under special surveillance for showing solidarity with a comrade beaten up in prison by the guards, to those who still find themselves in the limbo of an obligation to stay in the municipality of residence that grows longer with each rejection by the courts. (more…)

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Italien: Zwei Wochen Mobilität zur Unterstützung von angeklagten Anarchisten und Anarchistinnen

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

PDF: Poster A3

EINE EINZIGE GEWISSENHEIT
Zwei Wochen Mobilität zur Unterstützung von angeklagten Anarchisten und Anarchistinnen

Heute erleben wir eine Verschärfung der Repression, die durch den Gesundheitsnotstand COVID-19 erleichtert wurde, und folglich eines Angriffs gegen alle Formen von Konflikten, einschließlich der anarchistischen Bewegung. In Italien werden bald Hunderte von Genossen und Genossinnen wegen verschiedener repressiver Operationen der Staatsanwaltschaft vor Gericht gestellt: “Op. Scripta Manent”, “Op. Panico”, “Op. Ritrovo”, “Op. Bialystok”, “Op. Lince”, “Op.Renata”, “Op. Scintilla”, “Op. Prometeo”, der Brenner-Prozess, der Prozess wegen des Angriffs auf den Sitz der “Lega Nord” in Treviso.

Industrie- und Finanzlobbys und Repressionsapparate scheinen zu regieren, und der Staat konzentriert sich darauf, die Praktik des direkten Handelns und sogar subversives Denken abzuschaffen. Und so wird die Verbindung von Epidemien mit der kapitalistischen Ausplünderung des Planeten zu einer Prämisse des “Terrorismus”, so wie jede Form der Mobilisierung zu einem “assoziativen Verbrechen” werden kann.
Als der Konflikt die Stärke der Revolte annahm – wie im März in den Gefängnissen – lautete die Antwort des Staates: bewaffnete Überfälle durch Schließer und Carabinieri, systematische Schlägereien und ein Massaker mit dem Tod von 15 Gefangenen.

Die Strafvollzugsverwaltung verbreitet und isoliert revolutionäre und Rebellen in den verschiedenen Kreisen des Gefängnissystems, sie verhindert jeglichen Kontakt zur Außenwelt und die physische Anwesenheit der Angeklagten in den Prozessen mit dem Einsatz von Videokonferenzen. Sie dehnt auf alle Gefangenen einige Inhaftierungspraktiken aus, die das “41 bis” Regime kennzeichnen, einschließlich die Reduzierung der Besuche (und nur mit Plexiglastrennwänden), Zensur der Korrespondenz, Zellensperrung.
Die Staatsanwälte zugleich rekonstruieren die Geschichte der anarchistischen Bewegung, indem sie revolutionäre Praktiken in “akzeptable” und “terroristisch” trennen.

Ein System, das nur soziale, wirtschaftliche und ökologische Katastrophen hervorruft, ist auf Angst gegründet und benutzt jeden Tag mehr und mehr die Sprache des Krieges.
Wir fordern daher eine zweiwöchige Mobilisierung vom 9. bis 24. November.

IN SOLIDARITÄT MIT DEN GENOSSEN, DIE IN ITALIEN VOR GERICHT STEHEN,
GEGEN DIFFERENZIERUNG UND ISOLATION IN DEN KNÄSTEN,
UM DER TOTEN IN DEN GEFÄNGNISSEN ZU GEDENKEN.
UM AUF DIE NEUEN HAFTBEDINGUNGEN UND AUSGANGSSPERREN ZU REAGIEREN.

Damit die Fackel der Revolte niemals erlischt und immer neue Hände bereit sind, sie zu ergreifen.
In einer unsicheren Zeit, für uns, aber auch für die Herren, ist die einzige Gewissheit, dass Widerstand und Gegenangriff richtig sind.

GEGEN KNAST UND FÜR DIE BEFREIUNG ALLER GEFANGENEN.

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Italia: 9-24 novembre settimane di mobilitazione in solidarietà con gli/le anarchici/che sotto processo

Monday, November 9th, 2020

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Italy: Anarchist comrade Nico Aurigemma’s letter from prison – ‘Operation Bialystock’

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

IT | Sull’ Operazione Bialystock – Una lettera di Nico dal carcere

FR | Un texte de Nico, depuis la prison de Terni, sur l’opération Bialystok

EL | Κείμενο του Nico, συλληφθέντα της επιχείρησης Bialystok

(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…)

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Italia: Manifesto A3 in solidarieta’ a Natascia

Friday, October 30th, 2020

PDF: Manifesto A3 solidarieta a Natascia

Manifesto da stampare in A3 in solidarieta’ a Natascia in sciopero della fame contro la censura, in attesa di processo per l’operazione Prometeo. Fuoco alle galere

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An article about the recent situation and the revolt in Naples (Italy)

Friday, October 30th, 2020

The general crisis – health, economic, institutional–continues to tighten its grip. We are just at the start. And the stench of the spectre of semi-lockdown, which will be worse than the first, is starting to be felt ».

WHY A HALF LOCKDOWN IS WORSE THAN A WHOLE ONE

The newspapers are now saying it for certain: maximum 7-10 days. It should be noted that every prediction, in recent weeks, has been “revised” in advance of the facts. But what will semi-lockdown be? It will still be the old mass quarantine, like last spring, with the difference that we will keep going to work.
In this permanent dystopia reality will continue to surpass the most perverse fantasy of science fiction writers: not just a virus that reduces humanity to house arrest, we are now facing a society in which people only leave their domestic cells to go to be exploited. As written in the latest issue of “Vetriolo”, just out, “the energies of the exploited in our time are frozen, in many senses, only to be thawed at the moment of production” (Cf. “Vetriolo”, n. 5 , Stato di pandemia [Pandemic state]). A post-consumerist capitalism, in which the old produce-consume-drop-dead, has been reduced to the binary process: produce-drop-dead. In this system women and men of flesh and blood are only useful if they are able to work.

Will the exploited allow themselves to be locked in the freezer? (more…)

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Italia: È uscito il numero 5 del giornale anarchico Vetriolo

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Questo numero del giornale viene pubblicato in un inedito formato, una speciale edizione murale. Un manifesto e quattro brevi articoli che spaziano da una concisa analisi sull’insostenibile concretezza dello Stato e sul disciplinamento individuale a delle riflessioni sulle conseguenze dello stato di pandemia nel quadro della «svolta autoritaria di nuova forma» in corso da tempo, da importanti interrogativi sulla natura dell’agire rivoluzionario, tra ecologismo radicale e conflitto sociale e di classe, al valore profondo e radicale, attivamente significativo, della solidarietà rivoluzionaria con i compagni anarchici imprigionati.

Un foglio che non rappresenta un mutamento editoriale definitivo rispetto alle analisi critiche, di attualità e teoriche che abbondano nei precedenti numeri, dato che a partire dal prossimo numero “Vetriolo” tornerà nel consueto formato. La scelta di questa speciale edizione murale nasce nei mesi di segregazione di massa disposta dallo Stato con l’emergenza legata alla pandemia di coronavirus. Abbiamo sentito in questo periodo l’esigenza di ulteriori spazi di comunicazione in grado di rompere il «distanziamento» che le autorità hanno voluto e vorrebbero interporre tra ciascuno di noi. Abbiamo sentito il desiderio di propagare, ancora, delle «grida» contro la repressione, tanto più in un momento a nostro avviso estremamente importante per l’anarchismo tutto, ovvero il processo d’appello dell’operazione «Scripta Manent», nonché nel contesto delle innumerevoli inchieste che le procure d’Italia continuano a indirizzare contro il movimento anarchico. (more…)

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Italia: Comunicato dell’anarchico sardo Davide Delogu

Friday, October 30th, 2020

COMUNICATO DI DAVIDE DELOGU

È un peccato non riuscire a leggere i vostri comunicati. Purtroppo, non potendo scrivere un contributo per la lotta, a causa del muro della censura che blocca, faccio uscire in questi pochi minuti le mie gioiose parole di complicità e tenacia tra noi prigionieri in lotta. Ritengo, infatti, importante la coesione come fattore di crescita della componente rivoluzionaria contro l’attacco del sistema penitenziario nella sua logica di seppellire, controllare e vessare. Una logica che porta avanti con metodi vessatori totalitari e attraverso una politica infame di aggressione con diverse forze autoritarie che agiscono come corpo unico per colpire più forte e per cercare di distruggerci. Contro l’annullamento dell’umano e dei miei principi con la tipologia dell’isolamento nell’isolamento con il 14bis in cui mi trovo, la mia risposta è «guerra».

Io considero che se toccano a uno di noi toccano tutti e ritengo che il mutuo appoggio e la solidarietà combattiva, come sta avvenendo in questa battaglia, possa rafforzare anche noi come corpo che si unisce quando bisogna mettere a compimento l’attacco e contro-attacco al nemico che vorrebbe annientarci. Da parte mia, nonostante tutto, è la conflittualità quotidiana che faccio esplodere contro le continue vessazioni e tutto ciò che esiste. Quindi nessuna pace. Oltre questo, continuo con il rifiuto di recarmi nel merdoso passeggio, lotta che dura già da mesi contro l’isolamento. Inizio lo sciopero del vitto dal 26 ottobre, sciopero che lego allo sciopero del vitto dei compagni dell’AS2 di Terni che hanno dato vita a questo percorso solidale di cui ne vado fiero, insieme a tutti gli altri compagni che partecipano nelle altre galere. Il mio sciopero dell’aria è illimitato mentre quello del vitto proseguirà oltre il 1 novembre, che in 14bis è come se fosse un mezzo sciopero della fame, per esprimere il mio appoggio solidale allo sciopero della fame di Natascia contro la censura. Unisco i miei scontri contro l’isolamento in questo contesto di scioperi per esprimere quindi anche il mio appoggio solidale a Natascia. Il mio sciopero del vitto proseguirà oltre il 1 novembre fino a quando Natascia non terminerà il suo sciopero della fame contro la censura.

Un abbraccio carico di forza di combattere a tutti i compagni e le compagne che dentro stanno andando contro la brutalizzazione del sistema sbarrocratico fino ai suoi accanimenti prepotenti e con l’auspicio che anche fuori si pratichi la rabbia che esplode nella solidarietà diretta più libera di agire.

Presoneri anarchicu, Davide Delogu

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Text from Francesca from the prison of Latina

Friday, October 30th, 2020

In solidarity with anarchist prisoners

Detention conditions in Italian prisons continue to worsen; in the face of the COVID emergency, the demands of the prisoners have remained mostly unheeded, triggering riots in tens of prisons, followed by strong State repression, with punitive transfers and criminal proceedings. In those riots, many prisoners died. The responsibility for those deaths belongs to the State. The changes made by the prison systems since last spring have in many cases meant a reduction in contacts with the outside world, reductions in activities, isolation, making prison conditions increasingly unlivable. To date, there are no signs of improvement, although there would have been plenty of time to act on the situation. The new provisions do not bode well, with even more restrictive measures for the high security sections and an extension of the use of the 41bis regime1 of slow torture that aims to bend the basic structures of individual identities.

In the face of this, those who dare to be against prisons, against the state that manages them and the society that needs them, those who carry out practices of solidarity inside and outside the walls, are increasingly locked up on this side of these walls. The latest anti anarchist investigations are clearly a way to oppose solidarity brought to anarchist prisoners. (more…)

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“Andare alla radice” – Marco Camenisch & John Zerzan

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

IT | PDF: “Andare all radice” – Marco Camenisch & John Zerzan

“Andare alla radice”

È uscito l´opuscolo “Andare alla radice” contenente un intervista di John Zerzan a Marco Camenisch.

PREFAZIONE

In una soleggiata cucina del sudest della Svizzera ho preso parte a questa magnifica conversazione con uno dei miei eroi, Marco Camenisch, e un caro amico che gli aveva più volte fatto visita durante i molti anni passati in prigione. Quest’incontro aveva per me un valore importantissimo, soprattutto perché, a differenza di Matteo, avevo conosciuto Marco solo la notte prima. Scriversi è una cosa, per quanto molto preziosa, ma di certo nulla può sostituire la possibilità di sedere faccia a faccia, l’uno di fronte all’altro. La nostra causa comune, per come la vedo io, è quella di eliminare la civilizzazione, la sua marcia funebre, e sostituirla con comunità di rapporti diretti, faccia a faccia. La società di massa ha soppresso la comunità. Ogni volta che ci s’incontra, come nel nostro caso, ci si prepara al suo ritorno. La nostra esplorazione ha ravvivato in ciascuno di noi l’anelito profondo per un nuovo mondo. È presente in ognuno, per quanto soffocato o deformato, nonostante le mastodontiche e onnipresenti forze contrarie. Le ore passate in così buona compagnia mi hanno rigenerato, stando assieme a guerrieri che non si arrendono. Prima di tornare in Italia con Matteo, ho salutato Marco che stava pulendo il pavimento della cucina della casa dove alcuni compagni ci avevano ospitato. Sorrideva e canticchiava, e questo mi ha reso ancor più felice!

John Zerzan
Eugene, Oregon, febbraio 2020

“Andare alla radice”

The booklet “Going to the root” has been published with an interview by John Zerzan with Marco Camenisch.

PREFACE
In a sunny southeastern Swiss kitchen I took part in this wonderful conversation with one of my heroes, Marco Camenisch, and a dear friend who had visited him several times during his many years in prison. This meeting had a very important value for me, especially because, unlike Matteo, I had met Marco only the night before. Writing is one thing, though very precious, but certainly nothing can stop you from sitting face to face, one in front of the other. Our common cause, as I see it, is to eliminate civilization, its funeral march, and replace it with a community of direct, face-to-face relationships. Mass society has suppressed the community. Every time we meet, as in our case, we prepare for its return. Our exploration has enlivened in each of us the deep yearning for a new world. It is present in each one of us, no matter how stifled or deformed, despite the mastodontic and omnipresent opposing forces. The hours spent in such good company have regenerated me, being together with warriors who do not give up. Before returning to Italy with Matteo, I said goodbye to Marco who was cleaning the kitchen of the house where some of our comrades had hosted us. He was smiling and humming, and that made me even happier!

John Zerzan,
Eugene, Oregon, February 2020

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My Pestiferous Life – Claudio Lavazza

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Claudio Lavazza, rebel, anarchist, bank robber and gentleman. During the 70s in Italy he participated in the struggle against State and Capital, arms in hand. Contrary to the grave-diggers of subversion, after this experience, he never traded his desire to overthrow the existent for a political career. He never resigned, nor sought refuge in any State, which could have granted him a controlled freedom. He kept fighting, against winds and tides.

After 16 years on the run, never renouncing his anarchist coherence, nor the joy of living as a free man, he was arrested after a bank robbery in Córdoba, Spain, in 1996. On this occasion, three comrades, including Claudio, were seriously injured and two policewomen lost their lives. Claudio was subsequently locked up in the special prison regime FIES, where – even in this toxic place – he continued his battle with firmness and perseverance.
After serving twenty-two years in the Spanish dungeons, he was temporarily extradited to France – since his sentence in Spain is not yet finished – in the summer of 2018. Here he would stand trial for a bank robbery of the National Bank of Saint-Nazaire, which took place in 1986. For this robbery he had already been sentenced in absentia to thirty years of prison.

Going to take money where there is plenty is always a possibility, as a refusal of the blackmail of work and exploitation, to seize the necessary means to carry out a struggle against the State. However, back then in Saint-Nazaire, “the tightrope robbers” did not just touch any safe. They expropriated the State’s vault, emptying the pockets of those who oil the gears of power of almost twenty-six million euros.

Even when faced with the most adverse conditions, when everything needed to be rebuilt and re-imagined, Claudio beat his own path, with countless smiles and struggles. As an anarchist, his passion is freedom; his enemy is power. There is no time to waste when one is armed with this conscience.

It is up to each one of us to forge our own journeys, to undermine, harm, expropriate and destroy everything that belongs to power, its structures and its servants.

Claudio Lavazza, My Pestiferous Life
300 pages / 8 euros
Printed May 2020

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Statement by Alfredo Cospito – Operation Scripta Manent Trial (Italy)

Friday, September 25th, 2020

IT | Dichiarazione di Alfredo Cospito letta in aula il 9 settembre 2020 per l’appello del processo Scripta Manent

ES | Declaración del compañero Alfredo Cospito

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…)

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An update from the No TAV campaign and thoughts on its relevance for Stop HS2 (Italy/UK)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

The No TAV campaign in northern Italy has been fighting an expensive, unneeded and corrupt high speed railway link for over three decades. The proposed mafia-linked freight train service from Turin to Lyon has been repeatedly exposed for its fantastical predictions and is slated by local people who see no reason to leave their homes for a white elephant. If you are already thinking about the similarities to HS2 here in England then you are in the right place. I will start by giving a very brief history of No TAV, then an update on recent events. In the second half, I will concentrate on what the Stop HS2 movement can learn from No TAV.

For those who have never heard of the No TAV movement, it is a campaign born thirty odd years ago to resist the construction of a 270 kilometre long high speed railway (Treno di Alta Velocita) between Turin (in Italy) and Lyon (in France). There is widespread opposition on both French and Italian soil, since the railway is a corrupt scheme proposing to transport freight based on fantasy figures and the people who live along the route see no benefit (the train won’t be stopping there). They argue that the already existing railway infrastructure should be improved instead. The resistance is greatest in the breathtakingly beautiful Val di Susa (Susa Valley), which stretches from Turin to the Alps for fifty kilometres. In summer, the valley is bright with colours, the blue sky and green grass bisected by the snow on the mountains. It has a unique environment, since one side sees the sun and the other does not. The train line would rip straight through it before entering a tunnel of 57.5 kilometres to France. This tunnel would be longer than the Chunnel and in fact would just squeeze in as the longest rail tunnel in the world, if it ever gets built. Local people are concerned that drilling into the mountains will disturb uranium and asbestos deposts, that mafia construction will lead to health hazards and that the overall economic case for TAV no longer stands up. (more…)

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Lecce, Italy: Not a Defence

Monday, September 14th, 2020

On 11th September a maxi-trial will begin in Lecce against almost a hundred demonstrators accused of having opposed the realization of the TAP gas pipeline in various ways. A sort of spectacular event with big numbers set up mainly to impress and leave a sign of repression that can also be a warning to others in some way. Besides the place, a bunker courtroom, chosen for the trial, officially for reasons linked to anti-Covid regulations, unofficially to create an atmosphere suitable for the criminalization of the TAP opposition, the obstinate and law-dependent clerks of Order and the Economy do not have much in their hands. In fact, we have nothing to defend. On the contrary: this trial should be an accusation that rebounds against those who are devastating the earth in the name of a progress that has been revealing its rotten face for centuries. Infrastructures with a strong impact such as a gas pipeline are feeding an energy-consuming system that only produces devastation, control, repression. It’s enough to just take a look around. There is not one thing that is not connected and linked to everything else. That is why we can’t see the realization of a gas pipeline as that alone. On the contrary, this is an operation that is colonizing places and minds. It is the expression of an economic system that is pushing the planet to the brink, to the slavery and death of millions of individuals. (more…)

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Updated prisoners addresses for “Operazione Bialystock” (Italy)

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Updated contact addresses for solidarity correspondence:

Francesca Cerrone
c.c. Latina via Aspromonte 100
04100 Latina LT, Italy

Flavia Digiannantonio

C.C di Roma Rebibbia, via Bartolo Longo 92,
00156 Roma, Italy
(at the moment she is in cell with Anna Beniamino)

Nico Aurigemma
Casa Circondariale di Terni, Str. Delle Campore 32 ,
05100 Terni (TR)
Italy

Roberto Cropo

C.R. “San Michele”
Via Casale, 50
15122 Alessandria
Italy
(Same prison as Marco Bisesti from Operation Scripta Manent, but not in the same cell)

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