Posts Tagged ‘Operation Scintilla’
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
On November 12, 2019, Amma, Uzzo and Patrick were transferred from the “Le Vallette” prison (in Turin) to house arrest, with no other special restrictions. They had been arrested on September 20, 2019, in the context of a repressive operation aimed at carrying out some precautionary measures (in particular, in addition to their arrests, about a dozen “divieti di dimora” from Turin – a measure that requires the accused not to reside in a particular place and not to access it without the authorization of the proceeding judge) and some searches, referring to a investigation by the prosecutor’s office of Turin over charges relating to the conflictual demonstration of February 9, this year in Turin, against the eviction of Asilo Occupato and the repressive operation “Scintilla” (February 7), for which currently only Silvia is imprisoned (since a few months under house arrest with all the restrictions). On September 20, to arrest a comrade the police had surrounded the Casa Brancaleone occupation (in Milan, also the home of anarchist space L’Accerchiata), threatening to evict the squat – an attempt that not happened because the comrade was arrested.
We recall that on October 8, Amma, returning to prison following a judicial hearing concerning the arrest, was beaten and threatened by some prison police officers; a serious physical consequence of this beating was the perforation and damage of an eardrum.
We also recall what happened on February 9: a demonstration in response to the “Scintilla” operation moved through the streets of Turin, trying also to approach the Asilo (completely surrounded by police and carabinieri, and in the meantime devastated by the police and the workers in charge of closing the building), subsequently going against the police, the city and things that are daily the frame of the existence of the oppressed. During the demonstration some people were arrested and detained in “Le Vallette” prison – and then released a few days later.
Those arrested and under investigation on September 20 are accused of “aggravated injuries”, “resistance to a public official”, “damage” and “dirtying”.
Thursday, September 26th, 2019
We learn that on Wednesday September 25th, 2019, following the acceptance of the request for house arrest, Silvia was transferred from the “Le Vallette” prison in Turin to house arrest, with all restrictions. The comrade is the last anarchist to be imprisoned for the “Scintilla” operation of February 7th this year, which involved the arrest of five other people, the eviction of Asilo Occupato in Turin (anarchist squatted building existing since 1995) and some house searches.
The main accusation, according to the documents of the Turin prosecutor’s office, was that of having constituted or participated in a “subversive association” (article 270 of the Italian penal code) and of having carried out some direct actions concerning the fight against the CIE and the CPRs, prisons for migrant people. (more…)
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Italia, operazione “Renata”: Stecco trasferito nel carcere di Ferrara
Italy, “Renata” operation: Stecco transferred to the prison of Ferrara
Italia: Aggiornamento ed indirizzi degli anarchici prigionieri per l’operazione repressiva “Prometeo”
Italy: Update and addresses of imprisoned anarchists for the “Prometeo” repressive operation
Italia: Dichiarazione di Silvia e Anna sull’inizio dello sciopero della fame nel carcere de L’Aquila
Italy: Declaration of Silvia and Anna on the beginning of the hunger strike in L’Aquila prison
Aggiornamento dal carcere di Canton Mombello di Brescia (24/05/2018)
Update from Canton Mombello prison in Brescia, 24 May, 2019
Brescia, Italia, 22.05.2019: Arrestato il compagno anarchico Juan
Brescia, Italy, 22 May, 2019: Arrested anarchist comrade Juan
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Update from Turin
Beppe and Antonio free, Boba arrested.
Freely translated from the Turin blog “Macerie”, 23 May 2019
Antonio and Beppe released.
Antonio and Beppe were released on the 6th of May 2019. They must report to the police every day.
Silvia remains in prison because she is charged with an additional crime.
More about Silvia: Article on barrikade.info (in German) (more…)
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Against All Authority and Repression!
In Turin and Trento, 14 people are accused of forming a subversive association, inciting crime, and possessing, manufacturing and transporting explosives to a public place. Furthermore, the operation “Scripta Manent”, where the public prosecutor’s office demands a total of 204 years in prison for the attacks of the Informal Anarchist Federation and the operation “Panico”, where 3 comrades are accused of having attacked a fascist library with an explosive device, is still running.
Those who have decided to oppose any domination in the social conflict must live with the constant uncertainty of sooner or later being held accountable for their own actions by the opponents of freedom and self-determination. The idea and the longing for a society liberated from exploitation and oppression cab then be nipped in the bud.
This is especially the case for the anarchist movement in Italy. This is being tackled by the state. The affected prisoners are to be buried alive in their cells with draconian sentences. Their accomplices and the solidarity environment unequivocally profess their permanent enmity against the regime with regard to their kidnapping. (more…)
Anarchist comrades detained in the AS2 section of Rome Rebibbia prison were transferred to the prison of L’Aquila (Italy)
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
The anarchist comrades detained in the AS2 section (“High Security 2”) of the Roma Rebibbia prison were transferred to the prison of L’Aquila. They are Anna (in prison since 6 September 2016 for the “Scripta manent” operation, of which a trial is currently taking place in Turin and which will soon reach the first instance sentence, for which the prosecutor has already done conviction request), Silvia (arrested on 7 February 2019 in the context of the “Scintilla” operation and the eviction of Asilo Occupato in Turin) and Agnese (arrested on 19 February 2019 for the “Renata” operation in Trentino). A women’s AS2 section was established in the prison of L’Aquila. Here are the addresses:
C. C. de L’Aquila
via Amiternina 3
Località Costarelle di Preturo
C. C. de L’Aquila
via Amiternina 3
Località Costarelle di Preturo
C. C. de L’Aquila
via Amiternina 3
Località Costarelle di Preturo
Monday, April 1st, 2019
June 11th: The international day of solidarity with Marius Mason and long-term anarchist prisoners. In the 15 years this tradition has been observed, June 11th has facilitated support and action inspired by imprisoned anarchists — from noise demonstrations outside of jails to letter-writing nights, from fundraisers to arson. Setting aside this day is one way of remembering anarchists who are serving long prison sentences, generating support for them, and inspiring solidarity actions.
Because social struggles phase in and out, this day is a way to make sure that our imprisoned comrades are not forgotten. Our lack of memory is partially a result of the techno-alienation of the larger culture we’re fighting against. But it’s also a product of the dynamics of the anarchist space. People become burnt out and the cycle of forgetting continues.
June 11th is a way of combating that amnesia, of trying to sustain a long-term memory in the anarchist space. Not only does this generate support for anarchists locked in the state’s prisons, it forces us to look back at what came before. Considering what previous generations did can both inspire us with ideas we’ve forgotten, and help us understand how our current practices came to be. (more…)
Tags: Connor C. Stevens, Eric G. King, Freddy Fuentevilla Saa, International Solidarity, J20, Jeremy Hammond, Joaquín García Chanks, June 11, June 11th Solidarity, Lisa, Marius Mason, Michael Kimble, Operation Panic, Operation Renata, Operation Scintilla, Operation Scripta Manent, Repression, Sean Swain, USA
Posted in Prison Struggle
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Niccolò Blasi, anarchist arrested 7.02.2019 in the context of the repressive “Scintilla” operation – which involved the eviction of the Asilo Occupato in Turin and the arrest of six people (two of whom were subsequently released from prison following the fall of the “subversive association” accusation) -, was again transferred, this time from the prison of Ivrea to that of Cuneo. Below is the address:
Casa Circondariale di Cuneo
via Roncata 75
While the others arrested on 7.02.2019 still in detention are always in the prisons of Ferrara and Rome Rebibbia. Here are the addresses: (more…)
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Some comrades arrested on 19.02.2019 in Trentino as part of the repressive operation called “Renata” were transferred to other prisons (Ferrara, Rome Rebibbia and Tolmezzo, where Giulio and Stecco were already located). We remind that the main accusations against them are “attack with the purpose of terrorism” (article 280 of the penal code) and, not for all the comrades, to have constituted or participated in a “subversive association with the purpose of terrorism or subversion of democratic order” (article 270 bis of the penal code). Here the updated addresses:
C. C. di Rebibbia femminile
via Bartolo Longo 92
Italia (Italy) (more…)
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
(Graz/Austria) – Car of Sodexo set on fire
In the darkness of the 6th of march we set a car of the company Sodexo in Graz on fire. Sodexo makes a profit with the deportation system by delivering shitty food to deportation centers. All companies that profit from this industry are our enemies and just deserve our hatred.
We feel connected to all accomplices who are fighting against the domination in this world.
Above all, those behind bars and those who support them, we want to show our revolutionary solidarity through this fire!
Through the walls we specifically send a burning hug to all recently detained anarchists in Turin, Trento and Rovereto. SILVIA, NICCOLO, BEPPE, ANTONIO, STECCO, RUPERT, AGNESE, SASHA, POZA, NICO, GIULIO tutti liberi!
We also send a burning greeting through the bars to Loić! We hope that you will feel supported by such acts in your unbending attitude.
For this action, we used fire accelerators that we filled into emptied beverage cans. We put the cans on the floor under the tires of the car. After 5 to 10 minutes, the tires burn and the car flares off.
Fire to Sodexo!
Fire to all cages!
(Graz/Austria) – Karre von Sodexo angezündet
In der Dunkelheit des 6.3. haben wir in Graz eine Karre der Firma Sodexo angezündet. Sodexo macht mit dem Ausschaffungssystem Profit indem es Abschiebeknäste mit schaebigem Essen versorgt. Alle Firmen die aus dieser Industrie Profit schlagen sind unsere Feinde und verdinen unseren Hass.
Allen Kompliz_innen die gegen die Herrrschaft dieser Welt kämpfen fühlen wir uns verbunden.
Vor allem jenen hinter Gittern und jenen die sie unterstützen möchten wir mit diesem Feuer unsere revolutionäre Solidarität zeigen!
Durch die Mauer senden wir speziell eine freurige Umarmung an alle kürzlich Inhaftierten Anarchist_innen in Turin, Trient und Rovereto. SILVIA, NICCOLO, BEPPE, ANTONIO, STECCO, RUPERT, AGNESE, SASHA, POZA, NICO, GIULIO tutti liberi!
Ebenfalls senden wir einen feurigen Gruss durch die Gitter an Loić! Wir hoffen das du dich durch solche Taten in deiner unbeugsamen Haltung unterstützt fühlst.
Für diese Aktion verwendeten wir Brandbeschleuniger den wir in entleerte Getränkedosen umfüllten. Die Dosen stellten wir auf den Boden unter die Reifen der Karre. Nach 5 bis 10 Minuten brennen die Reifen und die Karre fackelt ab.
Feuer für Sodexo!
Feuer allen Käfigen!
Friday, March 8th, 2019
Update on the repressive operation “Scintilla” in Turin and news on the operation “Renata” in Trento/Rovereto
This is an update about the repressive operation “Scintilla” in Turin and news about the operation “Renata” in Trento/Rovereto.
Turin – Operazione Scintilla
Giada and Larry were released from custody.
The accusation of subversive association (Article 270) was dropped. The other accusations remain for all defendants, except:
Niccolò was sentenced to “double imprisonment”, one for art. 270, the
other for a firecracker apparently found in his house.
Friday, February 22nd, 2019
ABOUT THE REPRESSION AGAINST ANARCHISTS IN ITALY
Unfortunately, Italy has a long history of repressive operations against anarchists. Since Operation Marini in 90s, the waves of repression against comrades, which brought into jail many people with charges of terrorism or criminal association, were countless. Just to name a few of the biggest repressive operations: Cervantes, Croce Nera, Ardire, Mangiafuoco, Thor, Ixodidae, Nottetempo, Fuoriluogo…
These operations usually lead to several house raids in all Italy and to the arrest of several comrades who spend 1 or 2 years in pre-trial detention. Then they face trials with charges of ‘association’ and usually they are also accused of several direct actions for which the inquisitors never found any responsible. Sometimes the public engagement of these comrades in the anarchist struggle and their open expression of anarchist ideas (direct actions support, prisoners solidarity, running an anarchist magazine or website and so on) is the only evidence that the prosecutors bring into the court. For this reason, in the majority of the cases all the accused are later acquitted at the trial, but only after having spent many months or years in prison.
Besides these huge operations, there is a constant small-scale repression against local anarchist groups which are especially active on the territory, for example with struggles against police repression, evictions, detention centres for migrants, jails, gentrification, corporate interests… In these cases anarchists are constantly repressed with recurring trials and spend much of their time going in and out of prison, house arrest or other restrictions of their freedom. This kind of police strategy of trying to burn out comrades with the aim of destroying the local anarchist group happens in many cities but since many years has been especially strong in Torino. (more…)
Tags: Asilo Occupato, Firenze, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Italy, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, Operation Ardire, Operation Nottetempo, Operation Panic, Operation Scintilla, Operation Scripta Manent, Operation Thor, Repression, Roberto Adinolfi, Turin
Posted in Social Control
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
NEW ADDRESSES FOR THE COMRADES IN TURIN
Found here (18/2/19)
Antonio Rizzo, Giuseppe De Salvatore, Lorenzo Salvato and Niccolò Blasi were transferred last Saturday (16/2/19) to the high security wing of the Ferrara prison.
Here is the address:
Via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara FE
Silvia Ruggeri and Giada Volpacchio continue to receive mail via the following address:
C.C. Lorusso e Cutugno
via Maria Adelaide Aglietta, 35
10151 Turin TO
In moments like these, we stand together. Regardless of whether the comrades are «guilty» or «innocent». The state will always persecute those who want to overthrow it. So let’s take good care of each other and don’t leave the prisoners alone!
In closing, we would like to quote a part of the accusations that led to the arrest of the comrades in Turin:
“In order to establish contacts within CPR [Immigration and Repatriation Centre], they threw tennis balls with a multilingual brochure and a mobile phone number with which they agreed simultaneous actions within and outside the CPR structure. Then they put matches and everything needed to start a revolt and setting fire in packages of biscuits and other goods.”
May the revolt spread.
Feuer den Gefängnissen.
Feu aux prisons.
Fuoco alle galere.
Fire to the prisons.
Black Pigeons Collective
Sunday, February 17th, 2019
Summary of the recent repressive operation in Italy in connection with the resistance against the Italian migration regime
This is a translation of an original article in German, with pictures.
On Thursday 7 February 2019, at 4:40 a.m., the eviction of the squat “Asilo occupato” (“the occupied kindergarden”) in Via Alessandria 12 in Turin, occupied since 1995, began. The eviction was carried out as part of the “Operazione Scintilla” (“Operation Spark”). Several hundred
Carabinieri in riot gear, police officers and Guardia di finanza with machine guns and plain clothes police not only evicted the house, but also arrested six anarchists. A seventh person is still being searched for.
The charges are serious: formation of a subversive association, incitement to crime and the possession, manufacture and transportation of explosives in a public place. The charges are related to the resistance against the Italian migration regime, namely against the deportation camps/prisons CPR and CIE (Centro per l’Immigrazione e il Rimpatrio = Immigration and Repatriation Centre; Centro di identificazione ed espulsione = Identification and Deportation Centre), more information below. (more…)