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Anarchist comrades Alfredo and Sergio on hunger strike (Italy)

Friday, February 1st, 2013

From RadioAzione via actforfree/B.pd:

From informa-azione.info we learn that two comrades, Alfredo Cospito – arrested following the investigation on the wounding of Ansaldo Nucleare manager Roberto Adinolfi, which occurred in May 2012 in Genoa – and Sergio Maria Stefani – arrested in June following operation ‘Ardire’ – have undertaken a hunger strike. From what we learn from the comrades of informa-azione, the reason for this protest is the refusal by the prison authority to allow visits to Alfredo and Sergio from their respective partners.

Update:

Since Tuesday January 29 comrades Alfredo Cospito and Sergio M. Stefani, imprisoned in the AS2 unit of the prison of Alessandria, have undertaken a hunger strike in order to obtain visits with their respective partners. We remind you that Alfredo has been denied visits with his partner since his arrest on September 14, as they were both investigated in the same case.

Sergio could get visits with his partner, but as she was detained following the same investigation he could only see her after she was released on December 21. He got three visits with her before the investigation passed from the prosecution of Perugia to that of Milan, which decided to deny these visits. There follows a short message with which the comrades make their protest known.

“The world of commodities, techno-industrial society and civilization itself are not based on individuals who are unpredictable and different from one another by their nature, but on the mass made homogenized by education, morals and the law.

In this world any sincere and profound relation becomes suspicious, affinity links are synonym of ‘criminal’ relations, solidarity is reduced to mere execution of orders.

But we refuse to reduce our desires to realism and to domesticate our passions. We live our lives without mediation, without being content and this gives us a smile on our face that never abandons us.

For this reason we cannot accept that anybody tries to cut our relations and we undertake hunger strike anticipating the sweetness of our partners’ embrace.”

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Dark Nights #30 : 'Days of Action in Solidarity with Marco Camenisch' – Jan 2013 (ACN)

Friday, January 18th, 2013

PDF: Download Dark Nights #30

Internationalist newsletter to download and publish on the fly. Put together from reports via Actforfree/BourbourAs, Contra-Info, Informa-Azione, Liberacion Total, etc… Features front page article about the demand for immediate release of anarchist prisoner Marco Camenisch, who is held beyond his prison tariff. Secondary article “On Anti-Fascism” by an egoist-nihilist via Athens IMC. Inside is letters from the admins of counter-info project Culmine, Stefano Gabriele Fosco and Elisa Di Bernardo, plus court-reports of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, and more besides. Extensive direct action chronology covers the last month including the resistance to the Greek governmental repression against the anarchist/anti-authoritarian infrastructure, Villa Amalias, etc… Out of the era of false time into the destructive present!

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'FAI / ELF New Horizons of Burning Rage' take responsibility for media sabotage (UK)

Friday, January 4th, 2013


FAI/ELF COMMUNIQUE FOR TV & RADIO BLACKOUT

As part of the ongoing anarchist war for total liberation, we carried out a hit on the Bathampton radio and TV relay station. Fires were set at four points of the structures, and we left undisturbed. As a result of the sabotage, on top of causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage, we regionally shut down all TV channels on Freeview as well as all national analogue and digital radio stations. Additionally it took down Vodaphone and other mobile networks, damaging police communications and other digital services. 80,000 homes and businesses in the area were affected.

The entertainment industry is an important tool to manipulate human behaviour.
Without a steady supply of distractions it would be much harder to persuade people that their lives are satisfactory, to convince them to keep going to work or in whatever way to reproduce the system. So to deprive the network of the ability to offer this essential means of escape from chronic modern stress, anxiety, frustration and dissatisfaction is to undermine the smooth running of society, however temporarily.

There are many soft targets and many lo-tech methods available for us malcontents who gladly choose conflict over despair. This gives rise to the prospect of rebellion with thousands of faces, with infinite reasons to blockade and destroy whatever stands between us and our goals. We want to experience harmony as a living planet, face to face encounter as intimate circles of proud and free-thinking individuals, and a chance to mould an existence filled with wild play and fierce joy. Our first response when faced with today’s crushing domination and a subservient society will always be outbreaks of disorder, refusal and beauty.

Our comrades from far and wide who also carry this fight share our thoughts so closely that often their words could be ours. So when they are kidnapped and held far away from us our determination is only further fuelled. Following many actions in Italy the state has unleashed a wave of repression against anarchists and their projects (Operations Ardire, Mangiafuoco, Ixodidae, Thor…), some across borders, accusing some of attacks of the FAI (Informal Anarchist Federation) and raising a trophy for the media-judicial circus: Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito, who they claim are FAI / Olga Cell. But if the prosecutors thought for one minute that they had dismantled the group even in Italy with their operations, another cell soon proved them wrong with an attack on the banking system in the capital, followed by grid sabotage in Indonesia, gunshots in Mexico, liberations in Russia, bombing in Greece, mass arson in Argentina, to name but a few. The new anarchist guerrillas laugh in the faces of the powerful because the repression is only throwing petrol on the fires of the open leaderless resistance.

We are on the side of everyone who has burnt stuffy textbooks and taken the offensive to reanimate an anarchy that had turned to dust in so many throats. Any rebel’s capture becomes yet another motive to strike, as we have before and will again, as a reminder of the social cost of their imprisonment.

This action carried out eight years to the day since Xosé Tarrio (a dignified prisoner of Spain’s FIES isolation units, against which a series of attacks last decade were later claimed by the first generation of the FAI) died in the cells, leaving his blood on the hands of the jailers, courts and cops.


FAI / ELF,

New Horizons of Burning Rage

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A communiqué from imprisoned anarchist Elisa, who is undertaking hunger strike in solidarity with Marco Camenisch (Italy)

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

From informa-azione.info – Translation act for freedom now/B.pd

We receive and transmit a communiqué from Elisa, an anarchist comrade imprisoned since June 13 following operation ‘Ardire’.

To all those who don’t stop struggling

6 months after my arrest (‘Operation Ardire’… June 13 2012… Ordinance of the prosecution of Perugia) I announce that I am going to undertake a second round of hunger strike from 22nd December to 29th December. This is a protest for the release of our brother and comrade in the struggle Marco Camenisch. The protest is being carried out by a number of comrades taking turns (besides me and dear comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva I still don’t know which other comrades are taking part in the protest… here I won’t dwell on organizational difficulties or on the ‘bad tricks’ of censorship).
Is this symbolic hunger strike or is it undertaken to make a claim? I no longer know, I’m no longer interested! (more…)

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'In any case, no regret' by RadioAzione (Italy)

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

In recent months, in spite of countless investigations and trials against a great number of anarchist comrades all over the world, solidarity with imprisoned comrades has made remarkable progress everywhere. Solidarity weeks and actions have been following one another for months and “solidarity” is increasingly becoming something more than a written word.

Not only has the informal FAI expressed their solidarity through an uproar of explosive powder but also many other groups, at times set up only for the occasion, have done so… through the heat of fire that burnt numerous symbols and pillars of State-Capital all over the world. However, as far as Italy is concerned, this roar is not being exposed openly, on the contrary, papers, websites and blogs are keeping it hidden or are overshadowing it. Perhaps this is due to fear of being involved in future investigations or due to other reasons… perhaps it is better to talk about ‘distant’ or ‘more presentable’ struggles rather than being committed to spreading communiqués, claims and actions concerning one’s own country. Some of the imprisoned comrades are receiving open support, whereas others are kept at a distance because they are considered ‘pests’.

As far as RadioAzione is concerned, we prefer to give solidarity to all the comrades, even those who don’t have affinity with us, and complicity to few of them without fearing of getting ‘polluted’.
If one thinks one is risking less if one only talks about less radical struggles, this is wrong (consider for example the heavy sentences inflicted for the Genoa G8 or the months in prison or under house arrest for the demos against the TAV).

In June the ‘Ardire’ investigation carried out by the prosecution of Perugia led to the arrest of many comrades. The goals of this investigation were two-fold:

– To prevent Marco Camenisch from being released and to make Gabriel Pombo da Silva’s transfer more difficult to be achieved.

– To silence with imprisonment those who had given voice to actions and communiqués in their blogs.

Needless to say, various public prosecutors invent a number of fanciful details in order to make ordinances of remand in custody effective: this is a well known practice and, honestly, those who are writing these lines are not interested in dwelling on this aspect or examine the thesis of our hangmen.
What we are interested in, is never taking a single step back but always one forward! Up to a few months ago the blog of RadioAzione was being updated but not as regularly as it is now. The Dirette d’Azione had no regular updating but viewers could know the date and time of broadcasting. In particular, the operation ‘Ardire’ has made it necessary to change our plans for both the blog and the radio. Among great difficulties we are trying to keep the blog updated every day and at the same time we are trying to keep in touch with many comrades all over the world. Live programmes (Dirette d’Azione) have been broadcast twice for a couple of weeks, in the same days and at the same time.

The most important thing for those involved in this project is to give voice to the imprisoned comrades (with affinity pieces of writing) and to direct actions and claims, to the face of some ‘Comodi-no’ [Comodi is the public prosecutor of operation ‘Ardire’; comodino means ‘bedside table’, TN] which would like to become ‘Comò’ [which means ‘chest of drawers’, TN], but which in the end will turn to a shoe racks full of shoes ready to kick her arse [Comodi is a woman prosecutor, TN].

RadioAzione, therefore, will continue to give voice to radical struggles against the existent, without problems or worries. Prison, house arrest and investigations didn’t manage to affect my ideas… let alone the ‘threat’ of possible incoming investigations.

And what if this should happen? Since I realized what I want, I have always remembered a sentence: ‘In any case, no regret’.

Solidarity with all the imprisoned comrades all over the world! Complicity with a few of them! Fire to all prisons! Freedom for all! For insurrection, for anarchy!

December 2012, A.M. (After Maya)
RadioAzione

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‘Operation Boldness’: Katia Di Stefano released from pretrial detention (Italy)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

via contra info

Informa-azione transmits that an appeals court decided to release Katia Di Stefano from prison. She was arrested on June 13th, 2012 in the context of ‘Operation Boldness (Ardire)’.

However, seven other comrades remain imprisoned in the Italian hellholes awaiting trial on the same case. We must take them all back!

Please continue to send solidarity letters to anarchist prisoners of ‘Ardire’:

Sergio Maria Stefani, Giuseppe Lo Turco,
Alessandro Settepani, Stefano Gabriele Fosco

C.C. San Michele, Strada Casale 50/a, IT-15040 Alessandria

Giulia Marziale, Paola Francesca Iozzi, Elisa Di Bernardo
C.C. Rebibbia Femminile, Via Bartolo Longo 92, IT-00156 Roma

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Anarchist prisoners conduct hunger strike in solidarity with Marco Camenisch, who is still held in the Swiss dungeons (Germany & Italy)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

From Contrainfo:

RadioAzione reports that, as of December 15th, imprisoned comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva is on hunger strike in solidarity with anarchist Marco Camenisch, who is facing yet another proceeding starting from scratch regarding his just request for conditional release.

Gabriel will be on strike in the prison of Aachen, Germany, until the 21st of December. Then it will be the turn of comrade Elisa Di Bernardo, who is held in the prison of Rebibbia, Italy. She will conduct hunger strike in the week from the 22nd to the 29th of December. A confirmation of a third round is awaited, which will likely include a strike by comrade Sergio Maria Stefani, incarcerated in the prison of Alessandria, Italy.

As Gabriel already suggested, the solidarity strike can be continued even in January 2013, if fellow prisoners are willing and able to participate in this protest for the immediate liberation of Marco.

Elisa (editor of Culmine, along with prisoner Stefano Gabriele Fosco) as well as Sergio are among the eight comrades who have been remanded in custody in the context of ‘Operation Boldness (Ardire)’. The particular anti-anarchist construct was initiated by the Italian State in June 2012, and implicates Marco and Gabriel, too, among others.

To all the comrades outside the prison walls, who want to feel closeness with Marco and other imprisoned anarchists: you do just that; let solidarity with imprisoned comrades shine.

Strength to prisoners in struggle!

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Dark Nights 29: Considerations on Action and Anarchy – Dec 2012 (ACN)

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Download and distribute – December 2012 version of the international anti-prison anarchist freesheet to copy on the fly.

PDF: Dark Nights 29: Considerations on Action and Anarchy

Frontpage article from Italy considers the laming of Ansaldo Nucleare CEO Roberto Adinolfi, the zine also includes letters from imprisoned anarchist comrades, news and a direct action/sabotage round-up. Gabriel Pombo da Silva penned a letter in solidarity with Marco Camenisch this month, Marco is a persecuted eco-anarchist standing firm against the inquisition of nun Manuela Comodi in Italy and the prison authorities of Switzerland. Lastly, but not least, the call for an International Direct Action Week in solidarity with the always unyielding Mario Antonio López ‘Tripa’ from the 15th to the 22nd of December by the Anticivilization Fraction of the Earth Liberation Front in Mexico.

Not forgetting the yearly call for international anti-prison demonstrations and actions on New Years Eve – the time when people are encouraged by the system to spend even more money in consumerist temples and forget their problems through illusions.

Merry Crisis & Happy New Fear – For a Black Xmas!

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Updates and considerations on Nicola and Alfredo’s arrest by Anna Beniamino (Italy)

Friday, December 7th, 2012

From RadioAzione – Translated by act for freedom now/B.pd

Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito were arrested on September 14 2012 and accused of being the perpetrators of Ansaldo [Nucleare] manager Roberto Adinolfi’s wounding, an action which occurred on May 7 2012 in Genoa and claimed by the Olga FAI/FRI nucleus in the following days. Genoa prosecutors Silvio Franz and Nicola Piacente ordered the arrest with the charge of ‘attack with purposes of murder ‘(art. 280 of the penal code), and justified the demand for remand in custody of the two comrades following investigation results which ‘indicate’ risk of escape and reiteration of the crime (the mere awareness of being investigated becomes here instrumental evidence of guilt, coherence with one’s anarchist principles becomes a sign of dangerousness). (more…)

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Solidarity with Alessio del Sordo: anarchist comrade and political prisoner (Italy)

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

From Tarcoteca:

Alessio del Sordo, anarchist comrade, has always been a committed activist. In prison after the crackdown against NoTAV resistance of Jan26. The Italian political police, the DIGOS, has always been very aware, so it is of the few people still in jail even though the rest have been released. As so often we find a police set whose sole purpose is the domestication and control over the people in their desire to create slaves.

Faced with a new punishment moving to other prison we publish a letter of August 23 so you can see how far the power of a person to preserve his dignity. The puerile attempt by the state to break their will and eliminate its membership is having the opposite effect expected, creating solidarity circles beyond the struggle for liberation. (more…)

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Dark Nights #26 : ‘Crackdown in Italy' – anti-repression anarchist dialogue – Sept 2012 (ACN)

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Dark Nights is an international anarchist & anti-prison publication of resistance reports and repression news ready to print out and distribute on the fly.

Click to Download: Dark Nights #26

1. Open letter of Stefano Gabriele Fosco to the anarchist movement
2. The Key-Code of Order #3 (Edizioni Cerbero)
3. Germany: Letter from imprisoned anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva
4. Letter from Tomo, Parole Armate
5. Massimo Passamani in prison and Daniella Battisti under house arrest
6. Operation Thor: Searches in Ravenna
7. Letter from Sara Parole Armate: Waking up one morning… Thor!
8. Letter from Elisa Di Bernardo
9. Letter from Sergio Maria Stefani
10. Communiqués from the prisons of Alessandria and Rebibbia about the publication of an ‘Ardire’ legal PDF on movement websites
11. Letter from Giuseppe Lo Turco
12. Communiqué about operation ‘Thor’ from Federico Buono
13. Letter from Stefano Gabriele Fosco
14. Bologna: Operation Mangiafuoco’
15. Two comrades arrested and charged with attacking CEO Roberto Adinolfi

Anti-Copyright Network 2012

International Network of Counter-Information & Translation

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Communiqué about the inquisitive operation called “Thor” / Comunicato per l’operazione inquisitrice denominata “Thor” (Italia)

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

1 September 2012 : DIGOS political police have made a number of raids against so-called “anarchist-insurrectionalist cells” in Ravenna, under the article 270bis (subversive association). Comrades from Parole Armate and Edizioni Cerbero are hit again. According to the bourgeois media, 3 comrades were detained and they are accused of links with the CCF and FAI, as well as participating in attacks in Ravenna. The name of the spectacle of persecution is “Thor”, as reference to the smashing of ATMs with hammers, and also to the TOR anonymity software.

Communiqué about the inquisitive operation called “Thor”

On 1st September I learnt that I’m being investigated for 270bis in an operation called “Thor”, which concerns attacks carried out in Ravenna.

Until now – as initially happened for operation “Ardire” – I was not stopped by the police nor was I notified any warrant.

The street will give me a sign… (more…)

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Parma: Three mobile phone masts set on fire in solidarity with imprisoned comrades (Italy)

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

From informa-azione.info via act for freedom now/B.pd:

We receive from anonymous mail and transmit:

In the night between 29th and 30th August we set three mobile phone masts on fire in the vicinity of Parma west exit on the A1 highway. The landscape where the masts stood include, in the space of a few hundred metres, a railway track with adjoining yards, power plants, a highway, intensive farming facilities, factories and luxury villas. Many of these infrastructures feed the mega monster of the technological and industrial machinery and the insatiable thirst for energy and mobility required by the western civilized lifestyle.

Each of these structures only inspires us to destroy them and the desire to put an end to this absurd world, as we are proud to be untameable social misfits! To all the indomitable warriors burning with the instinct of freedom!

This is for you, Marco, brother and comrade! May action spread for all our comrades in prison!

Solidarity with Elisa, Ale, Katia, Sergio, Paola, Stefano, Giulia and Peppe in prison for operation Ardire, to Gabriel Pombo Da Silva and the investigated in operation Mangiafuoco.

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Arrests in Rovereto (Italy): Massimo Passamani in prison and Daniella Battisti under house arrest

Friday, August 31st, 2012

325 was wrongly attributed as the source of the following story which appeared on anarchistnews. Solidarity with Massimo and Daniella. Open source warfare against the existent. Down with the Italian regime of bankers and military-fascist corporations. See also : 1 & 2

From anarchistnews.org:

The most totalitarian society is that which knows how to paint chains with the color of liberty, which is the commodity par excellence today. If the most effective repression is that which nullifies the very desire to rebel, social consensus is preventive repression, the policing of ideas and decisions.

This morning, the 27th of August, in an operation by the special forces of the Carabinieri, in which dozens of police participated and more than ten houses were searched, at two anarchist centers (in Trent and Rovereto) they detained comrades Massimo Passamani and Daniella Battisti, the first is in jail at Tolmezzo and the second on house arrest. (more…)

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Bristol: 'Free Thought Association / Fraction of Gender Renegades' burn a vehicle of the 'Jesus Kingdom City' (UK)

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

325 receives and transmits:

30 August 2012

In the early hours of this morning, Jesus Kingdom City (part of the Pentecostal crusaders the Redeemed Christian Church of God), based in the center and preying on the neighborhoods of the exploited and which partners with other missionaries in Africa and Asia, had their minibus set alight on Beaufort Road, St George, Bristol.

“Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the foul of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”Genesis 1:28

“A woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”Proverbs 31:30 (front page of Jesus Kingdom City’s website)

“Humanity will not be free until the last king is strangled with the guts of the last priest.”Denis Diderot

Since the first class-based societies, religion has meant the enforcement of submission, punishment, debt, sacrifice, self-hatred and bigotry. Specifically, Christianity has always gone hand in hand with European colonization, often initially paving the way for military/economic hegemony and aiming to subdue and indoctrinate potentially-inconvenient populations. This poisonous work continues in the missions of today, through the paternalistic logic of development and assimilation, and propagating the segregated supremacy of man over woman / human over nature.

Victory for the hunger strike of Marco Camenisch, which has been joined by Elisa di Bernardo!

Iconoclastic regards to the first-phase members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, especially this time to Olga Ekonomidou who last braved solitary confinement for 53 days for her continued insubordination; to comrade Tortuga; to the informal element in Melbourne; and to the anarchic heretics under investigation in Italy.

This time the focus of our negation was Christianity – in the future it will just as easily be any other spook (religious or not) seeking to repress and reduce the absolute sovereignty of unique individualities into categories, identities and moralities.

Walk into the night of chaos…

Free Thought Association / Fraction of Gender Renegades

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