Posts Tagged ‘Marco Camenisch’
Thursday, October 8th, 2020
“Andare alla radice”
È uscito l´opuscolo “Andare alla radice” contenente un intervista di John Zerzan a Marco Camenisch.
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!
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.
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!
Eugene, Oregon, February 2020
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
Frente a las crecientes medidas de excepción por el Covid-19, en Porto Alegre salimos a colar unos afiches, para que el miedo no sea el único estímulo en las calles.
Porque sabemos que cuando el poder dice preocuparse por nosotros, necesitamos urgentemente desconfiar de él.
La normalidad que defienden, en estos tiempos de pandemia, saldrá triunfante de ella, con un control propio de un estado de guerra, impuesto en nombre de la salud y seguridad. Así, para nosotrxs, lxs anárquicxs, es imposible defender esa normalidad, no defenderemos una vida de miseria. Por eso, no retrocedemos al colmo de fomentar plataformas alternativas, consumos alternativos, espiritualidades alternativas, lecturas alternativas, sumisión alternativa que ayuden a pasar la cuarentena online. (more…)
Saturday, July 13th, 2019
NOCHE NEGRA DE NEGROS AUGURIOS
“La noche ya ha avanzado. No hace tanto frío para toda la ropa que oscurece nuestra imagen, pero eso no importa, el viento refresca nuestro rápido avance. Estamos a tiempo. Todo hasta el momento va bien. Estamos solos, solos como nunca y como siempre. Por las calles sombrías y maltrechas rodeamos la fábrica de carceleros. Nos acercamos. La próxima parada está cerca. En mi mente repaso el plan acordado…”
– “Un saludo de Libertad” – (1)
Tras un día feriado que anticipaba para muchxs un largo fin de semana, la ciudad de Santiago se iba durmiendo en la fría madrugada del 22 de mayo de 2009. Un sector de Avenida Matta permanecía en quietud, lejos de las luces y bullicio de locales comerciales. Solo dos ciclistas avanzan como difusas siluetas para diferentes cámaras de seguridad.
El avance se interrumpe cuando las siluetas se separan y una de ellas se baja de la bicicleta para arreglar algo en su mochila. Un gran destello corta entonces la filmación.
El ruido de una potente explosión hace eco entre las calles, la confusión despierta el lugar, lanzando las alertas policiales.
En la mitad de la calle Ventura Lavalle, casi en la esquina con Artemio Gutiérrez, un cuerpo ya sin vida está envuelto en una estela de pólvora, a un costado un revólver -con una sola bala en la nuez- más allá una bicicleta negra espera para continuar el viaje. A solo metros se encuentra la Escuela de Gendarmería, lugar donde los carceleros reciben adoctrinamiento y especialización. (more…)
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
March 10th, 2017 — We learn from the Red Aid that — finally — Marco Camenisch has completed the process of “gradual release”.
The comrade Marco Camenisch is free!
Communiqués of three comrades on trial following an act of sabotage on a high voltage pylon that took place in 2005 (Italy)
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
The appeal hearing due on 5th October 2015 was postponed to 19th October because an expert appointed by the prosecution and a DIGOS officer [political police] from Pisa in charge of the investigation were absent.
The comrades’ communiqués:
Silvia and Costa:
A high voltage pylon run by Terna [electricity company] on the La Spezia-Acciaiolo railway track was sabotaged in 2005 with two dynamite charges. The action seriously damaged the pylon but did not cause it to fall down.
In the days that followed an anonymous letter sent to press agencies and the Pisa editorial group of the radical eco paper Terra Selvaggia explained that the action had been carried out against renewed plans to reinstate nuclear power. These plans had never been really dismissed after the referendum following Chernobyl, but they continued to be pursued in numerous research centres, such as the Faculty of Nuclear Engineering of the University of Pisa, considered an institute of excellence on a national level. In the same area, at the S. Rossore natural park, another structure stands out: the CISAM, site of an experimental nuclear reactor and a military research centre. This plant recently caused controversy because of the dumping of radioactive water in the Navicelli canal linking the city of Pisa to the sea. Toxic water, which has been declared safe by the usual local servants of ARPAT [state agency dealing with environmental matters] and ASL [state health agency]. On the contrary this poisonous water reminds us that there’s no way out of nuclear power: what has been produced or left as waste is the legacy of a world where energy production and military control come before anything else, even if all they give is a landfill-like world. (more…)
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
UPDATED: Corrected address.
via RH Dresden & Contrainfo:
Marco is now at Saxerriet open prison. His new address is:
CH – 9465 Salez
Freedom for Marco!
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
28. September 2015: 7. Update Nichtfreilassung Marco Camenisch
Nach dem x-ten Wechsel des „Fallverantwortlichen“ fand im Rahmen der „Vollzugskoordinationssitzung III“ am 27. Juli 2015 die Anhörung des Unterzeichnenden statt. Anwesend waren: der „Fallverantwortliche“ und eine Protokollführerin vom Amt für Justizvollzug (AJV) ZH; der Sozialarbeiter, seine Praktikantin und die Vollzugsverantwortliche (in etwa Vizedirektorin) vom Knast Bostadel; mein Anwalt. Ich nahm teil, weil meine Voraussetzungen, bzw. Vorschläge zu realen „Öffnungsschritten“ abgesehen von den irren „ROS-Empfehlungen“ des forensisch-psychiatrischen Dienstes des AJV soweit erfüllt schienen. Tatsächlich hatte das AJV den „halboffenen“ Knast Saxerriet im Kanton Sankt Gallen angefragt, ob man mich für „Vollzugsöffnungen“ aufnehmen wolle und mir wurde die Kopie der ± positiven Antwort vom Saxerriet präsentiert. (more…)
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
LATEST DIRECT ACTIONS IN ITALY
2nd of September, MODENA – Anonymous claim: “2nd of September, Saliceta street – Some cables of a Wind phone mast are set on fire. Let’s sabotage the infrastructures complicit with the cop control. Freedom for Pippo, Tommy and Andrea accused of having set the house of a fascist on fire. Solidarity with the comrades hit by the requests of special surveillance in Trentino and Sardegna. Fire to the gears of ordinary repression”.
31st of August, PISA – A 28 years old guy threw a molotov to the entrance of a building that was hosting – in the past – a Lega Nord (xenophobic party) headquarters. Arrested by the Carabinieri [paramilitary police] thanks to the cooperation of citizens who witnessed the scene. He declared to be anarchist and to have attacked the Lega Nord because it’s a fascist party. He’s now held in the jail of Pisa.
19th of August CREMONA – A phone mast is set on fire and a spraypainted message is left on the place: “Revenge for Emilio”. Emilio is a comrade from Cremona who fell into a coma after a fight with the Nazis of Casa Pound and is now slowly recovering. The people from the communist social centre CSA Dordoni in which Emilio is involved, immediately took distance from the action declaring that “Antifascism is a serious issue that we need to address urgently. To set a phone mast on fire doesn’t go in this direction”. In the same night also the car of Gianluca Galli, the boss of Casapound Cremona, goes on fire and is completely destroyed.
29th of July PARMA – During the night a sabotage hits the TAV (high speed line) railway between Bologna and Milano. Around 4 am the cables in the manholes between Fidenza and Fontanellato were set on fire, causing troubles to the circulation. No claim of the action was released.
July GENOVA – A telecommunications mast was set on fire in a village close to Genova, an anonymous claim is released on the 13th of July:
“AGAINST TECHNOLOGICAL DICTATORSHIP
Without any doubt we could describe present society as a technocratic system in which, at a global level, reckless science and the products it launches in the market dominate and regulate life. Since their very existence, the corporations keep their dominion over the Planet thanks to the States and international institutions (ONU, UE, FMI, BCE).
The hyper-technological society is the perfect society to fulfill the two main necessities of the Power: profit and social control. Thanks to science and technology, promoted as modern deities, profit doesn’t know any more limit: from military devices to the incredible quantity of useless products put on the market. Also social and life control cannot but spread even more every day, from the simple cameras to the use of nanotechnologies. People, already deprived of any autonomy and own will, are introduced to the fabulous world of science through a partial and fictitious access to technology.
With the fantasy of improving the quality of life, the only real effects are a reckless production, the wasting of the minds and of our own abilities, the erasing of real emotions, therefore of life itself.
All of this happens while in front of our eyes nature gets devastated to build huge projects that will allow to move these goods even faster and to trace them even more easily. All of this happens while television, in the general indifference, broadcasts images of populations wiped out and starved to exploit the available resources to increase the production of these goods.
For once we simply decided to elude control and threaten the profit of the technocratic society.
We set fire to the power source cables of a telecommunications mast property of Italsite Spa, a company specialized in this sector in Italy and Europe.
FOR THE IMMEDIATE LIBERATION OF MARCO CAMENISCH
IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE ANARCHISTS IMPRISONED IN ITALY, CHILE, GREECE, SPAIN AND MEXICO”
11th of July MODENA – Anonymous claim: “11th of July – Cabins and cables of a phone mast are set on fire against repression and telematic control. From Baltimora to Frankfurt, from Milano to Cremona, the State is the one who devastes and plunders. Revenge for Emilio! Ciao Soledad”. The phone mast was so damaged by the fire that it had to be cut down and removed.
10th of July PADOVA – Fifteen trucks loaded with GMO animal feed, property of the company Mangimi Veronesi, are set on fire and are completely destroyed. Incendiary bottles are found under the trucks, and a spraypainted writing that says: “No GMO, no farming”. The Coordinamento Zero OGM which has run since 2014 a campaign against this company for its use of GMO animal feed immediately dissociated itself from the action.
6th of July UDINE – The local headquarters of the fascist group Casa Pound are stained and spraypainted with messages like “You’ll burn”, “Dirty fascists”, etc.
24th of June FIRENZE – Anonymous claim: “Florence, in the night between 24th and 25th of June we set on fire a Fiat 500 of the carsharing service of ENI, Frecciarossa and Vodafone in via del Bisarno. Solidarity to the imprisoned anarchists”.
Tags: Casa Pound, Cremona, CSA Dordoni, Firenze, Genova, International Solidarity, Italsite Spa, Italy, Lega Nord, Marco Camenisch, Modena, Padova, Parma, Pisa, Sabotage, Udine
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
AGAINST THE DICTATORSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY
The present society is without doubt best described as a technocratic system where global science operates unrestrained and the products they put on the market dominate and govern life.
The multinational companies maintain their dominion over the planet via the States and their international institutions (UN, EU, IMF, ECB).
The hyper-technological society is the perfect accompaniment to meet two primary requirements of Power: profit and social control.
Thanks to the modern deities of science and technology, profit knows no limits with endless military contracts and an incredible amount of useless products continuously marketed.
Social control of life is now becoming more and more widespread as it evolves from simple surveillance cameras to the use of nanotechnology.
The people, already deprived of their autonomy and their own free wll are indoctrinated into this fabulous world of science via a partial and fictitious access to technology.
With the chimera of improving the quality of life the only real effects are unbridled production, the atrophying of people’s minds and abilities, the cancellation of genuine emotions and finally life itself.
Meanwhile what remains of nature is devastated to build mega-projects to ensure the speedier travel of goods and faster access to information.
Meanwhile the general indifference continues as television transmits images of people massacred and starved to exploit the resources required to increase the production of consumer goods.
For once we decided to evade control and threaten the profits of the technocratic society.
We set fire to the power cables for a repeater owned by Italsite Spa, a company that specializes in the telecommunications sector in Italy and Europe.
FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF MARCO CAMENISCH
IN SOLIDARITY WITH ANARCHIST PRISONERS IN ITALY, CHILE, GREECE, SPAIN AND MEXICO
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Melbourne, Australia, 23.06.15: A banner was placed on fencing near Richmond railway station as a slightly belated small contribution to the June 20-22 International Days of Action for Marco Camenisch.
Solidarity with Marco Camenisch and all revolutionary prisoners held hostage by the state worldwide!
Friday, June 19th, 2015
Just in time for the international solidarity days with Marco Camenisch – Our movie “Marco Libero!” now has Spanish subtitles (plus French, English, German, Greek and Italian ones). Spread the word! International solidarity is our arme!
Monday, June 1st, 2015
Internationale Aktionstage: Marco libero!
Wir rufen für die Tage vom 20. – 22. Juni zu solidarischen Aktionen mit Marco Camenisch auf, der seit 1991 ununterbrochen in Italien oder der Schweiz im Gefängnis sitzt. Marco ist ein ungebrochener grün-anarchistischer Revolutionär mit einer politischen Geschichte, die zurück in die 1970er-Jahre reicht. Wegen Sprengstoffangriffen gegen Hochspannungsleitungen wurde er erstmals inhaftiert, ihm gelang die Flucht. Erst nach Jahren in der Illegalität wurde er 1991 in Italien bei einer Personenkontrolle verhaftet, er sass dort bis 2002 im Knast. Verurteilt wurde er unter anderem wiederum wegen militanten Aktionen gegen Hochspannungsleitungen. 2002 wurde er dann in die Schweiz ausgeliefert, wo er einerseits die Reststrafe seiner allerersten Verurteilung abzusitzen hatte, andererseits aber wegen dem Tod eines Grenzwächters verurteilt wurde. Marco hat immer wieder wiederholt, dass es nicht sein Toter ist. (more…)
Marco Camenisch: Psychiatry as a weapon of repression against a radical prisoner – en/gr/de/it/fr (Switzerland)
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Marco Camenisch: ROS – psychiatry assumes the power to define the execution of probation and correctional law
The office for probation and corrections services of the cantonal Office for the Execution of Penal Sentences and Justice sabotages all efforts aiming at easing the situation of imprisonment of Marco or to grant parole for him. The office for enforcement 3 (SMV3) uses a clearly political argumentation: As an unbroken anarchist he can not be released from prison, and by drawing up an ROS report (risk-oriented sanctions enforcement), a kind of “Materials Testing Institution”, they acquire new arguments.
For some time the penal system is being aggressively colonized by psychiatry and psychology in Zurich as in prisons elsewhere. The report of the forensic psychiatric department from 31.3.2015, provides a “risk-oriented sanctions enforcement” assessment, a new evaluating development, since the report explicitly uses psychiatric argumentation only and for the first time formulates specific “recommendations”. Urbaniok’s psychiatry distributes contact prohibitions – defines political distancing or rather political renunciation as a requirement for conditional release. The big word is and remains the “crime-promoting ideology”! (more…)
Friday, April 17th, 2015
Once again the Federal Tribunal rejected request of release on bail for Marco Camenish on 3rd December 2014, after the comrade has served 2/3 of the sentence, thus postponing his liberation to 2018.
The request had already been rejected by the Administrative Tribunal of Zurich on 24th October 2013, on the grounds that the comrade had showed no signs of repent in the course of the years.
The Swiss judiciary understanding of the case continues to follow the same line, as usual, and this is significant and conclusive as for the mechanisms of repressive revenge towards indomitable anarchist prisoners.
The Federal Court denies Marco Camenisch freedom / Bundesgericht lehnt Haftentlassung von Marco Camenisch ab / Il Tribunale federale nega a Marco Camenisch la libertà (Switzerland)
Friday, December 12th, 2014
After over a year of reflection, the Federal Court in Lausanne has
refused to grant conditional liberty to Marco, relying (as done by
previous officials) on a political principle that, not dissociating
Marco from his political position, the conditional release must be
denied for him. The Supreme Court of Switzerland also reaffirms the
political position of not to release him from prison.
Let’s take a quick look at the history of the applications presented,
because Marco could get conditional release: (more…)