Posts Tagged ‘Letter’
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Maddalena Calore, one of the anarchists subjected to bail conditions following operation ‘Outlaw’ (Bologna, 6th April: 5 comrades imprisoned, 7 on bail and anarchist place Fuoriluogo closed down by the cops), was arrested on 12th May for breaching those bail conditions. She’s currently being held in the maximum security unit of the Rebibbia prison in Rome, from where she wrote about the situation inside and the protests going on in some Italian jails.
I inform you that today [23rd May] the wings A1 and A2 in the maximum security will start a three-day protest by refusing food trolleys and shopping in the prison in solidarity with detainees who embarked on similar protests in other Italian jails to denounce overcrowding and prison conditions.
The call for this protest came from the Radical party, which – like all political parties – are not at all interested in the question of prison as an institution because they only want to defuse the explosive situation inside prisons.
You already know my point of view on this protest… Certainly I don’t believe that a protest, and what’s more a protest proposed by a shit party like the Radicals, can ever sort out the problems inside prisons (as the problem is prison itself and the system that maintains it). If anything, I think we need a different and more effective kind of struggle, a struggle which aims at damaging the prison system and which is carried out on the initiative of prisoners. (more…)
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
A piece of writing from Martino Trevisan, one of the comrades arrested in Bologna on 6th April (Operation ‘Outlaw’) and currently detained in Vercelli (Via del Rollone 19, 13100 Vercelli, Italy).
Dozza, 7th May 2011
Here we are again: first our arrests in Bologna, then the same thing in Florence. All my solidarity to the comrades hit by repression in Florence. This provokes anger and indignation in me, but it doesn’t surprise me.
It doesn’t surprise me because ‘anti-anarchist repression’ against those people and situations of struggle that set themselves in a revolutionary perspective has never stopped. (more…)
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Dimitris is an anarchist who was arrested in Athens earlier this year after police stopped and controlled him, finding a pistol.
To all those who perceive my captivity as a point of showing governmental terrorism, to all those who perceive my captivity as a capable point of promoting new resistances, to all those who perceive my captivity as a starting point of promotion of the insurrectional struggle.
From the 2nd of February I am a hostage in a prison of the state. Because of the fact that I was at a spot occasionally checked by the police-terrorism mechanism, armed. The police used this coincidence and put forward my detention, because I am an anarchist. My imprisonment is another attempt of deterioration of the insurrectionist social struggle, an enterprise of inactivation of one more fighting person and intimidation of those who resist the governmental – capitalistic savagery. (more…)
Letter from Christoforos Kortesis, imprisoned anarchist accused of membership of Revolutionary Struggle (Greece)
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
About the unprecedented judicial approach of my (re) imprisonment
Freedom, the dignity as a field to hold games of power or alternatively… a judicial coup d’etat of the modern democracy (junta?).
One year after my cinematographic arrest and my imprisonment with the charge of participation in the organisation Revolutionary Struggle and of each separate action of it, without extravagances and drum sounds came my release with a unanimous decision of the Council of Judges of appeals of Athens (6-04-2011). A decision that to me tends to brings my case to its real dimensions (complete lack of evidence against me), besides the initial cinematographic police-judicial production. (more…)
A few words from S.Tzifkas, G.Skouloudis, D.Dimtsiadis, B.Tsilianidis for Theofilos Mavropoulos (Greece)
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
A few words from imprisoned Greek anarchist comrades S.Tzifkas, G.Skouloudis, D.Dimtsiadis, B.Tsilianidis for Theofilos Mavropoulos, who was shot and arrested by police after a shoot-out where another comrade managed to escape by stealing an empty policecar. Strength and courage to all those who fight and never give up. Long live the new generation of revolutionary urban guerrillas – Long live the insurrection. We will win…. Our day will come…
“ I know that there are endless shores and trees inside the sea.
And love is an important thing.
Only we had decided to change the world.
And this does not happen with the countryside. We had said this.
We searched to find weapons.
We knew that we all die, but there are deaths that burden because they choose the way.
And we decided:
DEATH TO DEATH BECAUSE WE LOVE LIFE A LOT”
This is a moment where no word can worthily frame an action. At least not from our mouths. Let us only be allowed to express a deep comrade appreciation, a warm revolutionary embrace, for the noble revolutionary with the wild dreams, Theofilos Mavropoulos who denied to surrender to the appetites of the state and to the alania [street kids trans.] that continue the journey they had begun with him.
Each drop of blood that is poured from the bodies of revolutionaries waters the flower of freedom in the desert of a slave world.
Strength to anarchist revolutionary Theofilos Mavropoulos.
Good continue to his comrades and and to those who every moment of their life are ready to give it ALL FOR THE STRUGGLE.
News from our brothers-comrades Actforfreedomnow/BourbourAs.
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Letter concerning my sudden transfer to the prisons of Corinth.
I remain free even as a prisoner…
Saturday 21st of May, while I had been transported a few days earlier from the prisons of Malandrinou to the prisons of Koridallos for the formal examination of the six-month period of my detention, they call me for my transfer back. (more…)
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
Four of the five comrades imprisoned in Bologna following ‘Operation Outlaw’ (6th April 2011) were moved to other prisons. Here are their new addresses:
Anna Maria Pistolesi
Casa Circondariale di Modena
Via Carlo Poma 3
Casa Circondariale di Vercelli
Via del Rollone 19
Casa Circondariale di Vigevano
Via Gravellona 240
27029 Vigevano (PV)
Casa Circondariale di Como
Via Bassano 11
Maddalena, one of the comrades subjected to judicial restrictions in the same operation, was arrested and taken to prison on 12th May, apparently for breaking those restrictions. Her address is:
Casa Circondariale Rebibbia III
Via Bartolo Longo 92
Before she was transferred to Vigevano, Stefania wrote what follows from the ‘Dozza’ prison:
I realize that my attention is now strongly centred on ‘life’ inside prison. My interest towards what happens outside these walls is alive and vigilant but my tension is centred on the participation in this pervert world inside which I was thrown. My analysis and considerations on the repressive operation that hit us will emerge from this piece of writing (if it ever manages to go out). Outside you can draw a more articulated definition; and two of the comrades imprisoned with me, Martino and Robert, have already done this in an excellent way, according to their different tensions. What could I add? That power represses, represses and can’t do anything else?
We live in a time when those who decide the rules of the game are taking possession of everything without leaving anything at all to their subjects, not even in exchange for the latter’s submission.
They grab with anxious greedy what is left of a fleeced world, and try to suffocate with all means, in blood or in jail, the frightening threat of seeing their safes attacked by ‘barbaric hordes’. The internal enemy is to be crushed down and swept away in the dustbin of history. Perhaps never before as in this case, I mean Bologna and Florence, the intention has been so clear to hit in order to eliminate thoughts and practices that worry the rulers of the capitalist system. A place was seized and closed [Fuoriluogo]. This is a step forward beyond arrests and judicial restrictions. It is serious, so serious that it should have produced an alarmed and widespread shake. But, according to what I read in your letters, this didn’t really happen. Solidarity is strong but it is coming from the same comrades who have been close to us for a long time. I shouldn’t even say solidarity but rather direct involvement in an attack that is taking space away from Fuoriluogo now, but which shows a dangerous signal to anyone who is still intentioned to struggle against the constituted order. In fact, not even a month later, the comrades from Florence were inflicted the second part of this repressive operation.
In prison the same measures are applied, even if in their extreme and more specific forms, which are adopted to crash and submit those who, outside, must obey and work without complaining, or die of starvation in obsequious silence.
Here rigid prison rules are in force, outside a regime (which expands and changes every day according to the winds) is in force, which decides on the behaviours socially acceptable.
Here there is the sadism of the guards, outside the ruthlessness of bosses and of the servants who protect their market of profit.
Here you are threatened by punitive squads, outside militarised cities suffocate those who live in them.
Here freedom is imprisoned by material bars, outside it is incarcerated in the open air.
Here the rich don’t enter, outside they rule.
Here ‘guilty’ and dispossessed proletarians are kidnapped by the State, outside the State bombard, occupy and colonize territories to be looted and ruled.
Solidarity to the comrades hit by repression in Florence.
The female wing of the ‘Dozza’ prison is rigidly controlled according to a scheme that doesn’t leave space to any exception. We are so few (69 prisoners) that they can put us under strict and obsessive surveillance. Nothing of what we do can escape control, and any little movement depends on their responding to our requests. We are permanently locked up and get out exclusively during daily ‘rituals’. My co-prisoners tell me this situation can’t be found in other prisons and that being sent to the ‘Dozza’ is considered as a further punitive measure.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Compañeros, this was never just a single moment. It has not past. It is never forgotten. Something is always left behind. When negation becomes a conscience decision, and these decisions lead to action, they become wild acts. Not events with a beginning and an end, nor a tragic loss, a torch. A torch that with great courage will light new revolutionary circles, new bodies who actively practice disobedience and are not seduced by an artificial life, light new paths where chaos will grow and realize that which we so impatiently propose. Whats more, something always stays. It is said that ideas are indelible. Here, there, everywhere. Not only for us but everyone. Every one of us forever. Now we have to continue on, walking forward. (more…)
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
The facts are known more or less: on 17-1-11 began the trial of some of the accused of participation in the Revolutionary Organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. From its beginning it became obvious that democracy had decided to impose its terms, using the attendance of comrades as an occasion to strike in two fields: first to split the bond of the accused with those who come in solidarity in an effort to demean and depoliticize the trial and second to enrich the files of DAEEB (Authority of Confrontation of Special Crimes of Violence), with names and photographs for future use. (more…)
A Letter by Some Revolutionary Insurrectional Anarchist individuals to the First Anarchist Congress of Mexico (Mexico)
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
we receive and publish:
* Some Revolutionary Insurrectional Anarchist individuals
Greetings to the First Anarchist Congress of Mexico. We introduce ourselves as individuals who, in sharing the concerns that we explain below, have realized that these concerns are shared by comrades elsewhere who are involved, as we are, in public or open struggle and also in clandestine or insurrectional struggle–this being the reason that we prefer to communicate in writing with the goal of safeguarding our anonymity, not out of cowardice but for our own security. (more…)
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Open letter of Christos Tsakalos, Member of the Revolutionary Organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (R.O. C.C.F.) from the prisons of Koridallos, regarding his attitude and the persecutory procedures
On the 27th of April, Christos Tsakalos, for the case of C.C.F. with the upgraded charge of the managerial executive, was transported to the prisons of Koridallos, after a call for appearance at the judicial council, where he denies to appear.
Today therefore, Wednesday the 27th of April, I announce officially to the judicial authorities, to not “bother me again” with their repeated calls for my presence in the interrogative process, because they will receive my total refusal and my factual contempt. (more…)
A small contribution of the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire about Solidarity (Greece)
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
A small contribution of the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire about Solidarity.
Until the day comes we will remain with the head held high….
1. Solidarity is our weapon.
Many things have been written and said about solidarity. Usually when there have been so many discussions and so many texts have circulated on a matter, it ends up trite, predictable and without any particular interest. It seems as if its content has run out and it’s constantly being repeated.
We believe there are no trite practices, but trite ways of thinking. Particularly today, in the suspicious days we are living in, with the dozens of imprisoned urban guerrillas and anarchists, we should sharpen the blade of solidarity and remove it from its repeated stereotypes that confine us within the nefarious cycle of “freedom to whichever comrade”. (more…)
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Sunday, May 1st, 2011
Letter from Nicu, one of the anarchists imprisoned in La Dozza prison of Bologna.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
We have never cared about the media lynching and police repression that have been hitting the anarchists and friends of Fuoriluogo for years, not only because we know that in Bologna whoever struggles against the injustices of this world is inflicted the same treatment (harassments, daily controls, phone tapping, searches and arrests) but also because in spite of all these obstacles we have always continued on our own way, with our initiatives and the libertarian spirit animating us. (more…)
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Communiqué from Stefania and Anna, two of the comrades arrested in Bologna on April 6 2011.
Solidarity has come strong and abundant with letters and telegrams, which have been so numerous to make the guards go into a tailspin, and some were even sent by registered post to make sure they arrived. This really warms up our heart.
The charge for those arrested, for those subjected to restrictions and for all the comrades investigated is ‘organized crime’. (more…)
Friday, April 1st, 2011
On March 14th 2011, 5 comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, O. Ekonomidou, G. Polidoras, G. Nikolopoulos, D. Bolano and Ch. Tsakalos were arrested, here is their letter:
They thought it was over…
But now everything begins again…
We write now locked in our cells, dozens of kilometres away from one another, hostages where we were exiled by the vengefulness of the juridical authorities scattered in the prisons of Greece, Corfu, Komotini, Grevena, Domokos, Thebes…
We write and we are certain that our voice, no matter how they try to bury it in the drowning cells of democracy, has the strength to still shout. To shout for freedom, for inversion, for revolution. Shout for another way of life where we will all be “kings” without slaves. For a world without authority, police and prisons. (more…)
Tags: Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Damianos Bolano, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Polidoras, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Letter, Olga Economidou
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