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Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

How long will we still accept without reacting? (Italy)

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Ferrara, Italy. On the nth beating by the cops

On February 24 2010 four immigrant kids are arrested in the centre of Ferrara [northern Italy] and taken to the carabinieri (paramilitary police) station of Via Del Campo. There the cops attack the kids furiously: it looks like the usual story of police brutality hidden behind the walls of a prison, the darkness of a neighbourhood in the night or, as in this case, the conspiracy of silence in a police station. (more…)

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Police lack sense of humour (Italy)

Monday, May 31st, 2010

From Lecce, Italy. The Church and the State, a long story of collaboration.

An anti-religion demonstration took place in the centre of Lecce [southern Italy] on April 30, with an exhibition, leaflets, megaphone and discussions on sexuality, abortion, personal freedoms, obscurantism. All these questions are obsessively brandished by the Church, as it tries to intrude its tentacles in the intimacy of everyone.

Nothing strange so far, except that the terrible demonstrators, just for fun, were offering desecrated wafers, wine of the Madonna and sweets of free love to passer-bys. Funny games were also being played to cheer the sunny afternoon of the very bigoted and bourgeois city of Lecce. But, as everybody knows, the pigs in uniform don’t like having fun except when they massacre those who end up in their barracks and police stations. (more…)

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Posted in Cognitive Liberty, Social Control

Repression in Turin (Italy)

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Turin – 4 occupations searched, 3 people arrested and others to house arrest.

Waiting for news, we communicate that, around 6am of the mourning, the Digos (political police) has searched many occupations (Asilo, Barocchio, Mezcal, Askatasuna) and houses, arresting three people, notifing some house arrests (it seems they’re 4 people) and to others, the requirement to sign in at the local police station. The repressive operation it’s a revenge for the riots occurred on the first eviction of L’Ostile, the restricted measures are emaned by PM Rinaudo. … (more…)

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Bug found in a comrade's car, Lecco (Italy)

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

A few days ago a comrade in Lecco found unwanted guests in his car. Some nice bastard had in fact placed, linking it to the electricity supply of the light of the passenger seat, a bug made from a modified cellphone, and aerial, a GPS sensor and a microphone (see photographs). The instrument was placed between the bodywork and the inside covering, fixed by two magnets. (more…)

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More protests and revolts in migrant detention centres (Italy & Spain)

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Gradisca, Italy, 14th March
An afternoon of tension in Gradisca’s detention centre. After a few hours of being locked in their cells without an explanation the detainees started a protest and decided to refuse their meals which the guards wanted to put through the doors “as if we’re dogs”. The guards raided all the cells, and caused more protests followed. (more…)

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Political raids in Turin against Anti-Racists (Italy)

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Turin, February 23 2010: police raids against antiracism and solidarity

On February 23 Digos officers searched dozens of houses of comrades in Turin and in other locations in northern Italy, on order of public prosecutor Padalino. Six comrades were arrested (three are now in prison and three under house arrest) and many others had their home invaded by agents in uniform who seized computers, mobile phones and boxes of paper. The accusation justifying this big police operation is, as usual, that of conspiracy, which allows the cops to arrest comrades accused of nothing more than… their antiracist activity! (more…)

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News from Val Susa (Italy)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Val Susa February 2010

The TAV (high speed railway project), which poses a devastating risk to the beautiful Val Susa region (northern Italy) and aims at satisfying businessmen’s needs, had been stopped by widespread popular protests in 2005. The current Italian government is determined to build the infrastructure necessary to the project. Numerous actions and demonstrations against the TAV are therefore taking place in Val Susa in these days. (more…)

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On the appeal trial against the Lecce anarchists (Italy)

Monday, February 15th, 2010

So called ‘Operation Nottetempo’ (Night Time) started in May 2005 with a massive police deployment that led to the arrests of 5 anarchists in the Lecce province (southern Italy) and to the investigation of another ten for conspiracy. (more…)

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Migrants rebel against the racism of Rosarno (Italy)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

On January 9 and 10, hundreds of immigrants rose up in Rosarno, a little town in the south of Italy. After some were shot at with an air rifle, the insurgents, armed with sticks and stones, blocked the main roads by building barricades. From the centre of Rosarno, windows of shops and businesses were shattered, barricades were set alight and there were hard clashes with the police …and some of the local population demanding that ‘all blacks be expelled from Rosarno’. Some citizens used their cars to run down immigrants, others armed themselves with batons, axes and guns to quell the revolt. (more…)

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Robbery in solidarity with prisoners on hungerstrike, Rome (Italy)

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Translated from informa-azione
received and published from an email sent from a public telephone

“JOY IS IN ACTION WE DON’T HAVE TIME TO MARK THE PACE LIFE IS SHORT AND WE RUSH INDIVIDUALLY TO THE ATTACKS THAT ARE SUMMONING US ROME ROBBERY IN JEWELLER’S SHOP LOVE AND SOLIDARITY TO THE PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE”

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Posted in Direct Action, Prison Struggle

Collective hungerstrike of prisoners in struggle begins (Worldwide)

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

From the 20th December 2009 to the 1 January 2010, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, anarchist imprisoned in Aachen, Germany, has declared a hungerstrike which prisoners from at least three jails in Chile including Axel Osorio have stated they will join. Marco Camenisch (in Switzerland), Jonatan (Sweden), Juan Carlos, Francisco, Honorio and Alberto (Spain), Diego (Argentina), Sergio, Mike, Evelin, Luca and Pasquale (Italy) have also said they will participate. Many other prisoners are expected to join, in solidarity with the struggle of Gabriel and in a common collective refusal of authority and the prison system. Gabriel hoped it might make the Christmas celebrations seem even more ridiculous than usual. (more…)

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Arrests in Milan and Verona (Italy)

Friday, December 4th, 2009

MILAN

Five comrades were arrested in Milan on November 14 2009 and accused of robbery and of perpetrating violence . The episode had occurred when the comrades had refused to pay for some photocopies in the CUSL bookshop, the site of Comunione e Liberazione (CL) inside the Statale University in Milan. At the moment four of the comrades are under house arrest and one is being held in San Vittore prison. (more…)

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Updates about "Operation Shadow" & Il Silvestre (Italy)

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

On July the 3rd, during a big ROS’s operation (Special Operation Team of Carabinieri-Counter-terror military police) called Operation “SHADOW”, 40 houses of comrades were raided with the charge of “subversive conspiracy”. Two Italian comrades, Sergio and Alessandro were arrested. They are accused of “subversive conspiracy”, of theft of car and of involving in attempting sabotage of public transportations. Both of them are being held at Alessandria Jail, in the special section for the anarchic prisoners. (more…)

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On the arrest of Leonardo Landi (Italy)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Source : Angry News From Around The World

Leo had been hunted by the antiterrorism with an international arrest warrant since 2008, when one of the tentacles of the Florence attorney’s office had orchestrated yet another inquest against the anarchist scene in Tuscany. The comrades were accused of subversive association with terrorist aims, some with the specific accusation of having robbed a post office at gunpoint for self-financing. (more…)

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Anarchist Leonardo Landi arrested (Italy)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Italian police have arrested an anarchist wanted for suspected involvement in “terrorist activities” near the border with France, police told AFP (Mainstream Press Association) Thursday November 05.

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