Posts Tagged ‘Operation Scripta Manent’
Friday, September 25th, 2020
Statement by Alfredo Cospito read in the courtroom on September 9, 2020 for the appeal of the Scripta Manent trial
I would have liked to be silent and let only my lawyer speak (who is more than capable), but seeing that my ideas have been torn to shreds and that words that I have never said have also been put in my mouth, I am forced to intervene directly in the first person.
For us anarchists the end does not justify the means, we firmly believe in the ethics of the means we use, for us it is the means that justify the end, not the other way around.
That is why I must reiterate that I have never made an apology for massacres or mass murder (as stated by – the prosecutor – Sparagna in a previous hearing). The prosecutor is confused, deliberately confusing “terrorism” with “massacre.”
Two ugly words (without a doubt): one belongs to me, “terrorism”, the other is totally foreign to me, “massacre.”
(I open a brief parenthesis on “terrorism”)
Sparagna, in order to create the monster (“the bloodthirsty anarchist,” myself, so we can understand each other), has fished in the context of many of my writings, extrapolating phrases at random. Phrases that are the result of a diatribe (from one of the many debates) that our movement is going through, “the legitimacy of the use or not of the term ‘terrorism’ in an anarchist sphere.” For those who are not anarchists, it is difficult to understand the passion with which we anarchists collide on certain issues. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, Black International, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Earth Liberation Front, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, Operation Scripta Manent, Repression, Roberto Adinolfi, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Thursday, September 24th, 2020
Il numero 5 del giornale anarchico “Vetriolo” uscirà in un’inedita edizione murale, online e cartaceo. Una scelta, la nostra, che non rappresenta un mutamento editoriale definitivo, rispetto alle solite lunghe analisi critiche, di attualità e teoriche. Con ogni probabilità, “Vetriolo” tornerà nel consueto formato. La scelta di una edizione murale nasce nei mesi di prigionia di massa disposta dallo Stato con il pretesto dell’emergenza Coronavirus. Abbiamo sentito in questi mesi l’esigenza di una comunicazione in grado di rompere il distanziamento che le autorità vorrebbero interporre tra ciascuno di noi. Abbiamo sentito il desiderio di vedere appesi nei muri nelle nostre città le nostre e le vostre «grida» contro la repressione, tanto più in un momento a nostro avviso importante per l’anarchismo tutto, rappresentato dal processo d’appello dell’operazione «Scripta Manent», nonché dalle innumerevoli inchieste che le procure d’Italia continuano a indirizzare contro il movimento anarchico. Un’edizione murale vuole anche essere uno strumento in mano a quei refrattari che volessero sfuggire a futuri scenari autoritari, come l’antico gesto di appendere un manifesto. Divulghiamo, come anticipazione, il nostro articolo sul processo «Scripta Manent». Un contributo in vista del prossimo fine settimana di mobilitazioni.
A breve gli altri scritti e il manifesto murale. Per richieste di copie e contatti: vetriolo[at]autistici.org.
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Un contributo per il processo d’appello dell’operazione «Scripta Manent».
In alto la mente e i cuori!
Quanti esseri hanno attraversato la vita senza mai svegliarsi!
E quanti altri si sono accorti che stavano vivendo solo per il monotono tic-tac degli orologi! (more…)
Monday, September 14th, 2020
«From 2019 to today the Italian State has carried out many repressive operations and inflicted a series of restrictive measures on anarchist comrades, limiting their freedom of movement and forcing them to remain within the limits of their city or to move away from the city or region where they reside.
As recipients of these kind of minor measures, together we want to relaunch our solidarity with the more than 200 comrades involved in the various trials in Italy that are starting this September and that shall continue throughout the autumn.
In particular, the appeal trial of the Scripta Manent Operation will resume at the beginning of September: this trial involves 5 comrades who have been in prison for 4 years (two of them for 8 years) and which has resulted in 20+ years of sentence in the first grade. (more…)
Monday, September 7th, 2020
Genoa, Piazza San Lorenzo
Saturday 26th September, 4pm 2020
Gathering against repression in solidarity with the anarchists arrested following operation Scripta Manent.
ANARCHY CAN’T BE LOCKED UP BEHIND BARS
The «Scripta Manent» appeal trial in Turin is coming to an end. It was on 6th September 2016 that eight anarchists were arrested and accused of having formed or participated in a «subversive association with aims of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order», a charge that about twenty anarchists are accused of in the trial. In particular the accusations are of carrying out, from 2005, several direct and armed actions against the police (police chiefs, carabinieri barracks, carabinieri training centres and RIS), men of State (mayors, the minister of the interior), journalists, companies involved in the restructuring of CIEs and the director of a detention centre for migrants, actions that were claimed FAI and FAI-FRI (Informal Anarchist Federation-International Revolutionary Front). In addition that of having written and edited anarchist publications including a historic publication of the movement, “Croce Nera Anarchica” [Anarchist Black Cross].
In April 2019, with the first-grade trial sentence, the comrades Alessandro, Alfredo, Anna, Marco and Nicola were given sentences ranging from 5 to 20 years of imprisonment, whereas another 18 were acquitted and two were released. In Alfredo and Nicola’s case, years of imprisonment were added to a previous sentence for the kneecapping of the managing director of Ansaldo Nucleare, Roberto Adinolfi. This action was carried out on 7th May 2012 in Genoa and proudly claimed by the two comrades in court during the trial following their arrest in September of the same year. (more…)
Thursday, June 25th, 2020
I danni della globalizzazione sono arrivati anche in occidente e ci siamo trovati a farne I conti direttamente. La reazione non è stata certo in una prospettiva di soluzione delle cause, bensì un ulteriore passo veloce verso il progresso ed un intensificarsi del dominio tecno-scientifico, della trasformazione e del rapido adeguamento delle logiche di autoritarismo e profitto.
Anche in tempi di pandemia il governo ha garantito gli affari delle case farmaceutiche e dei signori della guerra. Attraverso le politiche capitaliste gli Stati hanno continuato la produzione industriale a scapito dei lavoratori e le operazioni militari a scapito di intere popolazioni.
Anche nel porto di Genova hanno continuato a transitare navi cariche di carri armati e altri armamenti, dirette verso gli Emirati Arabi.
Lo Stato ha chiarito quali sono I suoi interessi, molto lontani dai reali bisogni degli individui, ed in continuità con la politica tecno-industriale:
imposizione di tecnologie nocive come il 5G e controllo sociale di massa (realizzato con la militarizzazione dei territori, l’accellerazione tecnologica e l’utilizzo di vari mezzi come droni, GPS, motoscafi, elicotteri e vari progetti “smart”). (more…)
Monday, June 22nd, 2020
On June 12, 2020, a financial aid party was held in Thessaloniki/Greece for the case of the two arrested on 27/5 at Kalamaria/Thessaloniki.
The money raised was 1,000 euros and after it was initially handed over to the “Solidarity Assembly of the 2 arrested comrades”, if we were informed that the amount had been collected (20,000 euros) we decided to ask for it back to meet other needs of political anarchist prisoners.
Thus, the money will be allocated to the accused in the “Scripta Manent” case (500 euros) and to the members of the Revolutionary Struggle Nikos Maziotis (250 euros) & Pola Roupa (250 euros).
Below are the contact details where one can provide financial support.
For the “Scripta Manent” case
Account holder: Omar Nioi
Bank: Banco di Sardegna or Bank: Banca di Sassari
Bic / Swift code: SARDIT3S100 or BPSAIT31XXX
For the case of the “Revolutionary Struggle”
D wing of Domokos prison
Post Code 35010 Domokos
C wing of women’s prisons in Eleonas, Thebes
Post Code 32200 Thebes
Anarchist hangout Nadir
Thursday, June 4th, 2020
CALL FOR SUPPORT FOR SCRIPTA MANENT TRIAL
On the 1st July the first hearing of the Italian Appeal Court for the Scripta Manent trial will be held. We are asking comrades for financial support to help us face the legal fees as it has been very difficult to organise benefits during the lockdown.
Bank details below:
Account name: Omar Nioi
for any information email: email@example.com
Monday, May 4th, 2020
Another May Day, another cell tower set alight. A small act in the earliest hours, but an escalation beyond the norm. And we never want to return to ‘normalcy.’ We don’t know the difference between 4G and 5G. All we know is we want none of it.
The tower’s proximity to a train yard, a major pharmaceutical company’s office, and other military/mercenary enterprises in the Philadelphia Navy Yard was intended to interfere with their operations, however small the impact. It should also be a reminder that no one is untouchable if you have the appropriate determination. And this particular act was quite easy.
The first flame was a warm hug for the comrade Badger, allegedly on the run after a series of similar incidents in Bristol. Stay free!
The ensuing smoke a signal to the comrades undergoing the Scripta Manent persecution in Italy… we stand with you!
Bristling Badger Brigade
Friday, May 1st, 2020
Italy: Updates about the Scripta Manent trial
For the date of July 1, 2020, the first appeal hearing of “Scripta Manent” trial has been established at the bunker hall of “Le Vallette” prison in Turin. The dates set for the appeal hearings are as follows: 1, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 July; 9, 11, 16 September.
In spite of the pandemic, the Court of Turin is among those that have guaranteed the holding of “important” trials, and with inmates, already scheduled for this summer. So presumably this date remains confirmed.
The comrades are accused of article 270 bis (subversive association with the purpose of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order) and for various anti-militarist actions, against the CPRs (Centri di permanenza per il rimpatrio, “Repatriation detention centres”, formerly known as CIEs, i.e. prisons for migrants), in solidarity with imprisoned anarchists, against barracks, headquarters and men of the institutions claimed by FAI and FAI/FRI (Federazione Anarchica Informale/Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale), from 2003 to date. The accused currently imprisoned will be in videoconference, as in all the last hearings of
the first degree.
In fact, during the period of the preliminary hearings, there was still no law requiring videoconferencing. Subsequently, at the beginning of the first degree, the law that provided for it was passed, which granted a year of time to prisons and courts to adapt, imposing, in that year, videoconferencing only on the defendants accused of being at the top of the “associations”. After one year, videoconferencing was applied to everyone as planned.
During the hearing on February 11, 2019, in the bunker hall of the Turin prison, a large group of comrades expressed their warm solidarity with the anarchists on trial. The prosecutor, Roberto Sparagna, was unable to take the floor to present his indictment. After several slogans and the reading of the text below, the Court interrupted the hearing. The courtroom was evicted through the intervention of the riot police.
Consistent with the strategy employed by the investigators to date, aimed at isolating the prisoners and undermining the support expressed to them, pursuing the various manifestations of closeness and solidarity, following the presence in the courtroom in February 2019 the Turin police headquarters issued about sixty “fogli di via” (prohibition to reside or to go to a specific municipality or area) from the city and seven accusations for interruption of public office and outrage.
It remains important to continue to show our solidarity with the defendants.
«Twenty years of the history of anarchism are being accused here. We are not accused, but this is our history and our revolutionary path. And it is precisely to this path that the practices on trial today belong.
We are all involved and the executioners of the State cannot define or understand our ideas and our lives.
Solidarity with anarchist and revolutionary prisoners!
Not a step backwards, Always Heads Up.
“Firmly and uncompromisingly towards our goal”.
SOLIDARITY AND STRENGTH TO THE COMRADES PRISONERS OF SOCIAL WAR!
FREEDOM FOR ANNA, MARCO, ALFREDO, NICOLA AND SANDRO!
Italia: Aggiornamenti sul processo Scripta Manent
Per la data del 1° luglio è stata stabilita la prima udienza di appello del processo Scripta Manent presso l’aula bunker delle Vallette di Torino. Le date fissate per le udienze di appello sono queste: 1, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 luglio; 9, 11, 16 settembre.
Nonostante la pandemia, il Tribunale di Torino è fra quelli che hanno garantito lo svolgersi di processi “importanti”, e con detenuti, già in calendario per questa estate. Quindi presumibilmente questa data rimane in effetti confermata.
I/le compagni/e imputati/e sono accusati di 270 bis e per varie azioni antimilitariste, contro i CPR, in solidarietà agli anarchici
prigionieri, contro caserme, sedi e uomini delle istituzioni a firma FAI e FAI/FRI, dal 2003 ad oggi. Gli imputati prigionieri saranno in videoconferenza, come in tutte le ultime udienze del primo grado.
Infatti durante il periodo delle udienze preliminari non c’era ancora nessuna legge che imponesse la videoconferenza. Poi, all’inizio del primo grado è passata la legge che però concedeva un anno di tempo a carceri e tribunali per adeguarsi, imponendo in quell’anno di adeguamento la videoconferenza solo agli imputati accusati di essere ai vertici delle “associazioni”. Passato l’arco di tempo di un anno, la videoconferenza è stata applicata a tutti/e come previsto.
All’udienza dell’11 febbraio 2019, sempre nell’aula bunker del carcere di Torino, un nutrito gruppo di compagni e compagne ha espresso la sua calorosa solidarietà agli anarchici/e sotto processo. Il PM Roberto Sparagna, è stato impossibilitato a prendere parola per formulare la sua requisitoria. Dopo diversi slogan e la lettura del testo sottostante, la Corte ha interrotto l’udienza. L’aula è stata sgomberata dall’intervento delle squadre antisommossa.
Coerentemente alla strategia impiegata dagli inquirenti fino ad ora, tesa a isolare i prigionieri e minare il sostegno espresso loro, perseguendo le varie manifestazioni di vicinanza e solidarietà, la questura di Torino in seguito alla presenza in aula di febbraio, ha emesso una sessantina di fogli di via dalla città, e sette denunce per interruzione di ufficio ed oltraggio in concorso.
Rimane importante continuare a dimostrare la nostra solidarietà agli/le imputati/e.
«Qui si stanno mettendo sotto accusa 20 anni di storia dell’anarchismo.
Non siamo imputati, ma questa è la nostra storia ed il nostro percorso rivoluzionario.
E proprio a questo percorso appartengono le pratiche oggi sotto processo.
Siamo tutti coinvolti e i boia dello stato non possono definire né comprendere le nostre idee e le nostre vite.
Solidarietà ai prigionieri anarchici e rivoluzionari!
Non un passo indietro, Sempre A Testa Alta.
“Fermamente e senza compromessi verso il nostro obiettivo”.
SOLIDARIETA’ E FORZA AI COMPAGNI PRIGIONIERI DELLA GUERRA SOCIALE!
LIBERTA’ PER ANNA, MARCO, ALFREDO, NICOLA E SANDRO!
Friday, March 20th, 2020
We learn that Anna (an anarchist imprisoned since September 6, 2016, for the Scripta Manent operation, sentenced on April 24, 2019, to 17 years in the first instance sentence of the trial) has been transferred from Lecce prison to Messina prison. The transfer does not seem to be due to disciplinary measures but to the need to find free cells in Lecce prison.
Anna reported that she is fine despite the somewhat troubled trip on her cell phone, but from first impressions the situation looks better than in Lecce, being in a cell with shower inside and kitchenette. They would have told her that also in this case it is a temporary situation.
In Messina there is an AS3 section (Alta Sorveglianza 3, “High Surveillance 3”), generally anarchists accused of crimes of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order are imprisoned in the AS2 circuit but currently there is no female AS2 section for imprisoned anarchists, so the comrades are placed in AS3 sections. The female AS2 section for anarchists, in L’Aquila prison (whose conditions were almost equivalent to detention under 41bis), against which a long hunger strike was carried out between May and June 2019, was substantially closed.
This is the address:
C. C. di Messina “Gazzi”
via Consolare Valeria 2
Italy – Italia
Friday, March 13th, 2020
ABOUT A SENTENCE AND SOMETHING MORE
I don’t deny a certain monomania. I have often had to deal with repression. I have undergone it, faced it, badly tried to understand something of it. I wrote about it for years in magazines, if anything because it concerned me and other comrades personally. Ironically, I find myself doing the same thing now for some years, but as a prisoner and along with others in the same condition, concerning the investigation that led to my arrest and that of various other comrades, with five of us being sentenced. I’d happily do without being the centre of attention, but I want to keep all the comrades informed. I want it because a trial is the culmination of various experiences that it’s good to discuss again at times in order not to let them fall to the level of futile opinionism.
In the so called “Scripta Manent” trial all sorts of things were put together. In a year and a half of court hearings – not to mention the amount of documents submitted – personal biographies were obviously dealt with regarding the accused and not only – there were historical-cop digressions on anarchy, discussion of previous judicial proceedings against anarchists, armed practices – past and present – publishing and street experiences… “A sometimes inextricable tangle”, a judge opens in the premise of the sentence motivations report. It is already good news to know that anarchy is incomprehensible to women and men of law. But let’s see what they write at the end of the first grade trial. [Everything in inverted comas (“”) is taken from the sentence motivations report]. (more…)
Tags: Analysis, Black International, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Letter, Marco Bisesti, Operation Scripta Manent, Repression
Posted in Social Control
Friday, March 6th, 2020
A year after the last publication, a new issue of the anarchist paper Vetriolo is available. As always theoretical study, analysis of the State, dialogue with the imprisoned comrades remain central. The debate-interview with Alfredo Cospito, locked up in the prison of Ferrara, which concludes here with its third and last part, is a shining example of this.
To checkmate the King above all you need anger. You need blood in your veins. You need transcendental strength, Utopia on the horizon, parallel and contrary to the rhetoric of dominion. But you also need study. You need to think, read, analyse. You need to analyse the forces in place on the chessboard, the availability of the servants, the towers and cannons in defence of the King. You need what the handbooks call the black’s best move. We continue to do this in Vetriolo. Anger and analysis. Reflection, study, creativity.
The topic of internationalism has always been central in the hearts and heads of all of us. The hypotheses that have been put forward in the pages of the paper have stimulated debate and critique. In order to put together part of the debate this issue is coming out with a supplement: “Pagine internazionaliste” [internationalist pages]. Three pieces that as many anarchists of international origin have proposed.
– Checkmate to the King
– The Republic of the Lambs
– Without hesitation, always in solidarity. The first instance sentence in the Scripta Manent trial
– The crisis of the State and so-called Italian creativity
– I See Listen Shout
– What international? Interview and dialogue with Alfredo Cospito from the prison of Ferrara. Third part
– Against modern times
– Around illusions and words
– A sinister tale, Part Four (1982-2001)
– With our hearts and heads. Our internationalism
– At the roots of chaos. Contribution from an anarchist comrade of Iranian origin
– Independentism and anarchism. A contribution from Davide Delogu from the prison of Rossano Calabro
– A short informative report on the current situation. A contribution from Gustavo Rodriguez
To order copies, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Price of a copy of this issue: 3 euros. Price of one copy, for distributors, with orders of at least five copies: 2 euros. Postal fees in Italy, up to 2kg: 1.30 euros. Free of charge for prisoners. Copies of issues 0, 1, 2 and 3 are still available.
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
“Black December” is now 10 years old and Mauricio Morales was the detonator.
Do you remember? They haven’t stopped, those ideas and practices that rose (in)surged from the collective desire proposed by multiple anarchic individuals who put it to the test.
Indeed, the struggle is an essay that claims its execution and that must be experienced through practice to understand all the potentials that it offers us. Theorisations that are not tested in practice will always remain unknown.
We have verified (in/with praxis) that determination (individual will) can generate common moments and framesworks of collective struggle through active propositions. The problems in the (at least in what is committed as the F.A.I.–F.R.I.) project begins when it’s own postulates proposed by this informal organization model are ignored. They are:
1 – Seditious solidarity.
2 – Anarchic campaigns.
3 – Communication between groups and related individuals.
We know that the informal organization (also called T.I.A. in Latin America) at an international level (with or without acronyms) has its limitations, especially when the various insurgent tendencies are inclined to dispute discursively between themselves instead of complementing each other, both in the theoretical as in the practical.
Total liberation does not mean alienation or fratricidal alienation or competition among the active groups.
Who in one way or another rejoices in the end of “obrerismo mendicante”, which delegated all activism to obsolete organizations in the era of technological capital. We see in the years of the new anarchism of praxis that appeals are of no use for ourselves.
It is not a reflection of what it says. Be what is said and say what is done, it is what makes the verb meaningful and gives weight to the word.
I once read somewhere about: “Language creates a reality and reality creates a language… “.
This they have understood (even better than us) those Italian inquisitors and hence their fixation with public debates and what everyone wrote.
[Operation] “Ardire” (because it is bold to talk about what we dream), “Scripta Manent” (because the written word endures) and thus all the repression of this last decade has been limited to prosecuting all that is desired, everything written or said and aimed at all sabotage carried out by anarchists.
Unfortunately, what is written as much as it remains (if not assumed so in the first instance) does not alter material reality… and, unfortunately, interpretive juggling either. Or put another way: the chemical formula of the tritolo is not tritolo.*
We are already getting used to repeating slogans (“Fight Week”, “Black December”, etc.) without worrying and worrying about the most important: our affinity groups and practical organization.
A – Procure material and economic means.
B – Carry out anarchic campaigns and do not start a new proposal until the previous one is terminated.
Only acting as one hand will each finger have power and sense.
I do not question other groups of the “Anarchist Galaxy” but, only and exclusively, those that are inspired by the F.A.I./F.R.I./C.C.F. to act.
Our power can only be in the sum of action groups that act coordinated on all three points.
We must recognize that the legacy (both theoretical and practical) of the subversive project F.A.I.-F.R.I.-C.C.F., is here to stay.
In addition, both “Black International Editions”, and “Black International of Praxis” continue their editorials and mutual knowledge.
For Black December!
For conscious and organized action!
Long live anarchy!
Long live the companions in war!
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva,
Last days of the year 2019.
*Trinitrotoluene – TNT
Tags: Black December, Black International, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Letter, Mauricio Morales, Operation Ardire, Operation Scripta Manent
Posted in Direct Action
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
(November 1st, 2019)
Note: Unlike what was previously published, the account in support of the anarchist imprisoned for the “Scripta Manent” operation has changed further. Here are the coordinates of the account. We recall that five comrades (Nicola, Alfredo, Anna, Marco and Alessandro), in the sentence that concluded the trial of first instance, were convicted to sentences of between 20 and 5 years in prison, while 18 comrades were acquitted.
We learn that for technical reasons the postepay card opened as benefit account for Scripta Manent has been closed. A bank account has been opened.
Accountholder: Omar Nioi — IBAN code: IT56M0567617295IB0000592586 — Bank: Banco di Sardegna.
We make yet another appeal to contribute given the scarcity of funds, and the commitment to make four monthly money orders for each comrade.
In addition, there are new major legal costs to appeal (we have a 45-day deadline) following the publish of the reasons for the first instance sentence.
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
We announce the deactivation of the current bank account used to collect the money in support of anarchists imprisoned for the “Scripta Manent” operation and trial, and the restoration of the previous account used in recent years.
Accountholder: Omar Nioi – PostePay card number: 5333 1710 6579 6796 – IBAN code, necessary for international transfers and payments: IT93D3608105138289167089173 – BIC code, necessary for international transfers and payments: BPPIITRRXXX
We make yet another appeal to contribute, given the scarcity of funds, and the commitment to make four monthly money orders.
In addition, there are new major legal costs to file the appeal (we have a 45-day deadline) following the announcement of the reasons for the first instance sentence.