Posts Tagged ‘Letter’
Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Querida Anna, somos un grupo anárquico informal integrado por mujeres que acciona en México, motivadas por las tesis insurreccionalistas y la ilegalidad anarquista. Nos hemos conformado así por una cuestión de afinidad y no porque creamos que no debemos trabajar con compañeros hombres, de hecho, en diferentes ocasiones nos hemos coordinado con otros grupos de compañeros para accionar de manera más potente. Algunas somos lesbianas, bisexuales, poliamorosas, queers y otras somos tan putas que construiríamos un barco si renacieramos mañana en la Isla de Lesbos por tal de no renunciar a tener sexo con hombres. Lo que esperamos que deje en claro que nuestra “afinidad” no se fundamenta en las preferencias sexuales sino en las ideas que nos impulsan y en la confianza que nos tenemos una a otra en el momento del ataque.
Después de esta aclaración, queremos expresar (pública y abiertamente) nuestra solidaridad contigo, no porque seas mujer ni porque te consideremos “víctima” al encontrarte presa de las garras del Estado sino por tu posicionamiento anárquico en guerra permanente contra el sistema de dominación. ¡Celebramos tu convicción ácrata y tu honesta valentía!
Tus palabras sencillas, reafirmando tu anarquismo sin acotamientos sectoriales y sin caer en la tan desprestigiada corrección política y sus convenciones lingüisticas (“gender-friendly”), nos han tocado en lo más hondo. Por eso no quisimos dejar pasar la oportunidad de darte respuesta pública, evitando que tus ideas y convicciones se pierdan en el mar de cartas, manifiestos y comunicados que circulan en nuestras redes. Esperamos que tu carta 1 y nuestra respuesta inviten a la reflexión a todas las compañeras que en busca de la anarquía han quedado atrapadas en un sucedáneo reformista al servicio de la dominación, inmovilizadas en la “degeneración”, “entre el orgullo y el victimismo de género”, como explicas en tu carta. (more…)
Greece, Thessaloniki: Letter from Giannis, Kostas and Dimitra, from the dungeons of the General Police headquarters
Monday, June 17th, 2019
From the dungeons of the General Police headquarters of Thessaloniki, we send comradely greetings to our comrades who once again stand in solidarity in our new adventures with the police-law repressive mincer.
We declare that we remain strong, with our dignity intact, our principles and values guiding our being. We will stand up to the new sufferings that the rulers of this world are preparing for us.
Not a step back!
Terrorism is wage slavery, no peace with the bosses.
Terrorists and bandits are States and capitalists.
Solidarity is our weapon.
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
I can hardly believe that it has been another year passing and it is J11 again. I am so thankful for this annual touch point as an opportunity to reach out to my community on the outside and to take stock of the year. It is hard to take in that I have been locked up for more than a decade, and even more sobering to realize how many comrades have been incarcerated for MULTIPLE decades. They have my infinite admiration for maintaining their integrity and for keeping their vision alive through so many years.
I always want to thank all the good folks who do solidarity events to mark this day. I am sure that as I do, all of the anarchist prisoners draw much strength and courage from knowing that you all have our back and have worked so hard to send that immense love across borders and through the bars. There has been way too much hate and “othering” around borders these days. It’s a powerful message to send love instead, and to question the legitimacy of any borders that separate or devalue us as living beings, all equally sharing this planet. (more…)
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
On the 22nd January 2019 after almost forty years in prison the Parole Board considered the case for either my release or continued imprisonment. In the case of life sentence or indeterminately sentenced prisoners once such prisoners have been detained for the length of time originally recommended by the judiciary or Secretary of State, in my case 25 years, then the Parole Board has a statuary and legal obligation and responsibility to review the case for either the release or the continued detention of such prisoners. At three previous parole hearings my release had been denied by the Parole Board on the grounds that I was a “difficult and anti-authoritarian” prisoner, and insufficiently obedient to prison authority; my actual risk or danger to the public, the prime official criteria for denying the release of life sentence prisoners, was never cited as a reason for my continued imprisonment.
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Degenerations – Between pride and gender victimhood
(An article Degenerazioni – Tra orgoglio e vittimismo di genere
Published in issue 3 of the anarchist paper Vetriolo)
I am anarchist, I am not feminist because I see feminism as a sectorial and victimist withdrawal, I have never made any gender discrimination although I don’t use gender-friendly linguistic conventions, on the contrary I often use dirty politically incorrect language. I think that the annulment of gender privilege and similar oppression is already contained in the search for anarchy, that is to say in the practice of antiauthoritarian relations, and should be cultivated there. Ah, I forgot, I loathe consciousness-raising in public meetings and I also consider assemblies to be blunt instruments. I understand and also have the will to meet. But I see how all too often the assembly degenerates into sterile self-representation. (more…)
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
“Revolutionary change will not come as a singular event, nor an immediate exchange of power, but an ongoing struggle to free us all from the bonds of oppression and distribute power to communities of resistance. The illusion that a small group can seize state power and enact the will of the majority has dried up in the gulags, prisons, and killing fields of nation-states around the world. The Cantons of Rojava, a network of councils without the State, has introduced a new revolutionary paradigm… As we formulate our next steps, we harken to Rojava as a model. Just as it is grounded in the Kurdish liberation movement in Rojava, we here must ground ourselves in the black liberation movement against slavery.”
–Burn Down the American Plantation (What We’re Working Towards), pg 68-69, Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement
Revolutionary Greetings Comrades!
Did you really think for one moment that I was going to remain silent?
I began working with RAM because of Rojava. The Kurdish struggle struck home. Do you realize that these Sisters and Brothers in Northern Iraq and Syria helped fight and defeat ISIS? Yeah! That is right! These beautiful people, who Donald Trump wants to abandon, sacrificed their lives for the good of all. I was careful when I decided to speak out. Right around the time Trump made his announcement that the U.S. would pull out of Syria – George W. Bush had died. It wasn’t really good for me to say what I needed to say but now I am going to say it!! (more…)
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Ardire, Scripta Manent, Operation Buyo … Do they mean anything to you? These are only a few of the police judicial “operations” that our “clan” has lived on its own skin for being and remaining anarchists to the extreme consequence.We are a nomadic clan that goes from country to country in search of accomplices who practice anarchism without asking for approval or consensus, who act without worrying about the “politically correct” discourse (so much in vogue in our times) that haunts our little shops today. We are also not interested in “aesthetics”, but “ethics”, the practical, the real… (more…)
Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Two years after the beginning of this trial, which I am facing with my comrades, anarchist brothers and sisters, and after letting the prosecutor speak, with a sick fantasy that does not surprise anyone, today more than ever I reaffirm with even more force the fact that I am an anarchist, an individualist and an insurrectionist.
Having read thousands of pages of court files, written by the different inquisitors of Turin and Naples, has made me even more convinced that it is better to sometimes have problems with justice, rather than for it to agree with you.
I keep my ideas, which you do not like because they aim at the destruction of everything that has to do with your miserable world.
If I could have chosen, I would never have been born, but others chose for me and I was only able to live in this world in my own way. I will never be part of the herd to which you dictate the path of grazing… I am different. I prefer to leave the trails and walk with the wolves. (more…)
Thursday, December 27th, 2018
“Antes, oh astro, matinal brillabas sobre los Vivos. Ahora, al extinguirte, vespertino brillas sobre los Muertos”
“Murió Adonaïs y por su muerte lloro.
Llorad por Adonaïs, aunque las lágrimas
no deshagan la escarcha que les cubre.
Y tú, su hora fatal, la que, entre todas,
fuiste elegida para nuestro daño,
despierta a tus oscuras compañeras,
muéstrales tu tristeza y di: conmigo
murió Adonaïs, y en tanto que el futuro
a olvidar al pasado no se atreva,
perdurarán su fama y su destino
como una luz y un eco eternamente”
Quería escribirle a un tú ausente, tal vez inexistente; pensaba contribuir a las palabras de Shelley y darle vida a esta hermosa elegía, pero nunca le he escrito a un muerto y esta no será la excepción.
Cae sobre mí una falsa responsabilidad; muchos, consciente o inconscientemente, creen que nosotros, sus compañeros, poseemos el derecho o la autoridad de decir quien fue realmente nuestro hermano, y la verdad es que es una tarea imposible, tanto porque dicho derecho no existe, como por la complejidad que supone escribir en palabras sobre nuestro compañero; tal vez podríamos, como aquel alemán, destruir a martillazos la imagen que de él se ha construido. Es difícil comprender la falta de vergüenza de quienes revindican el nombre de Kevin, aun tal vez sin nunca haberlo leído/conocido, han acomodado a su interés la imagen del nuevo mártir, ni siquiera hace falta preguntarse cuantos realmente estuvieron, no hace falta porque aquí no existe ni existió nunca la mendicidad, la misericordia le pertenece a las víctimas y quien murió fue un guerrero: como bien lo recordó un hermano; “Él era solo él, Kevin contra el mundo”. (more…)
Monday, December 17th, 2018
Desde la kárcel de alta seguridad hago llegar estas palabras de saludo en Resistencia para este encuentro de Solidaridad Antikarcelaria en donde konfluyen la konciencia aktiva de lucha kontra el poder y la insistencia en la konstruxión kolektiva de una memoria antiautoritaria ke no olvida a sus presxs, kaídxs y a todxs kienes no renuncian ni abandonan el konflikto por la liberación total.
Los tiempos son de lucha konstante, de definiciones permanentes en kuanto a nuestra existencia komo individuxs ke nos rebelamos frente a lo existente. El miedo y la indolencia, el oportunismo, el silencio y olvido no pueden ganar terreno entre kienes entregan lo mejor de sus días kombatiendo la totalidad de la oferta de vida ciudadana ke nos impone la democracia, el estado y el kapital.
La kárcel, komo destino posible para kienes se rebelan, es un espacio ke el poder usa para intentar domestikar, a lxs de espíritu libre e indómito. No hay lugar de encierro trankilo, ni kárcel buena, no hay nada en estos lugares ke se pueda replikar salvo la voluntad de Resistir toda la estruktura podrida de cemento y metal penitenciario. (more…)
Friday, November 16th, 2018
(Recibimos y difundimos)
Una de las significancias de ser revolucionario, creo yo, pasa por la sensibilidad. Sensibilidad que te permite fijar una posición dentro de esta forma de vida actual impuesta he incrustada bajo la supremacía capitalista de una clase dominante y el conjunto de eslabones estructurales que perpetúan un control sobre la vida de millones de niñas, niños, mujeres y hombres. Hoy el dominio se expande y buscan controlar sus espacios, territorios, tiempos, sentimientos y cualquier atisbo de libertad que aun quede.
La sensibilidad revolucionaria nos permite tomar posición consciente y no solo constatar realidades. Somos enemigos de este Estado, ya con varias décadas de lucha y convicción en la piel, revindicamos el continuo histórico de este hacer subversivo y hoy, 2018 nos situamos en un tránsito de más de una década desde la caería-persecución y posterior prisión que enfrentamos como enemigos de este Estado kapitalista.
Todos estos años como rehenes en sus cárceles dan cuenta de un caminar ininterrumpido donde se han forjado complicidades fértiles en esta decisión de lucha que nos sitúa en la certeza de nuestro hacer subversivo permanente, reinventándonos y apañándonos en un latir libertario. (more…)
Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Corrected version received from Anarhija (27/11/2017)
Benevento 14 August 1878 – Turin 16 November 2017
The Trial Against Malefactors
“The Union of Egoists is your instrument, it is the sword with which you increase your natural strength; the Union exists thanks to you. Society, on the other hand, demands much from you and it exists without you; in short, society is sacred, Union is yours; society uses you, the Union–you use it “ – Stirner
“Gentlemen, the time of life is short … if we live, we live to tread on kings” – Shakespeare, Henry IV
“I work for every crime I have committed in my life, I’m afraid of every desire I have not satisfied in my life” – Senna Hoy
I want to be as clear as possible, my words sound like an admission of guilt. As far as it is possible to belong to an instrument, to a technique, I claim with pride my affiliation with FAI-FRI. With pride I recognize it throughout its history. I belong in full and my contribution is signed by the “Olga Cell”. If this farce was limited to me and Nicola I would be silent today. But you have involved a significant part of all those who have shown solidarity in these years, among them my dearest friends.
At this point I cannot refrain from telling my own story, by silence I would be complicit with the attempt by you to strike at an important part of the anarchist movement. Comrades dragged behind bars and tried not for what they did but for what they are: anarchists. Processed and arrested not for having claimed, like I did, an action with the acronym FAI-FRI, but for having participated in assemblies, written in newspapers and blogs even more simply giving solidarity to their comrades during a trial. I will not take shelter behind these comrades.
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Letter, Nicola Gai, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, Operation Scripta Manent, Roberto Adinolfi
Posted in Prison Struggle
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
In these three years I was faced with choices which led me by the hand through a path fraught with crossroads and bifurcations.
Like on a minefield, I had to decide carefully where to step, with my pride and my self-respect at stake. The first choice I had to face with was whether I should continue to contribute, or let the prison overflow me, patiently waiting to get out. As limited as my situation is, I chose to continue to contribute through the written word. Once I made this decision I faced another crossroad: whether to confine myself — ecumenically — from this “high point” of my “status” (sic.) of a “revolutionary” prisoner — to bestowing blessings in each directions, applauding to every anarchist practice, paying attention not to make any enemies; or to use the weapon of critique, ever more harshly, trying to outline some analysis, to open some discourses. I chose the easier way (at least for me): openly push my critique to the extremes, at the cost of isolation (less letters, less information, less generic solidarity).
But always aware of the abyss between the thought and the action.
Words, strong as they may be, always carry something that sounds phony, even when they pose real, concrete risks, which may effectuate in years of prison for apology or incitement. (more…)
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
To the Court of Turin
Today, as well as for all the future hearings of this trial that sees me accused along with my brothers, sisters, but above all anarchist comrades, I will not give you the satisfaction of seeing my face in a courtroom of this tribunal.
I have never gone to the courtrooms where my funeral was being prepared in the past and I will not do so now!
I am anarchist, individualist, anti-authoritarian and above all I am for the insurrection, which has as one of its primary goals that of destroying places of death like this one and the prisons.
I will not be part of the spectacle set up by a judge who, suffering from hunger cramps, has put himself the payroll of a State that I do not recognize, being a citizen of the world in flight from its borders; I will not be there to listen to his delusions nor wait for the end to hear someone judge me “guilty or innocent.” (more…)
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Translation note: the following letter written by the imprisoned anarchist comrades Nataly, Enrique and Juan, was written for the SOLIDARIDAD A FLOR DE PIEL tattoo and body art convention that was held in solidarity with the prisoners of the social war in Santiago on November 4th.
These words were born and flew from the prison cells of San Miguel, the special high security unit and the former pententiary, to send a greeting of complicity that we dedicate to the comrades who have organized and given life to the SOLIDARIDAD A FLOR DE PIEL tattoo and body art convention…
With these first words from within the torture centres, we would like to send fraternal and complicit greetings to those who, at the intersection of rebellion and insubordinate creativity, organized and participated in this anti-prison initiative…a solidarity initiative for those who feel the bitter taste of prison every day – the anger, the frustration and the indignation of not being able to materialise the war because they are surrounded by bars, cameras and guards… (more…)