Posts Tagged ‘Rome’
Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Message from counter-info website Culmine via Contra-Info:
Culmine is informing you that in the context of an investigation against anarchist comrades from Italy, our mail has been violated and copied. So, we notify that we will no longer use
culmine(at)distruzione(dot)org and that in the next days we are going to decide if and how we’re going to continue operating the blog culmine.noblogs.org (more…)
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
Translated from informa-azione:
Rome, 9th March 2012 (Adnkronos) – On the day following the explosion of a device outside the branch of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank on Via Dei Prati Fiscali in Rome, a letter claiming the attack has been addressed to the AdnKronos group in piazza Mastai. The letter is signed by the Informal Anarchist Federation / International Revolutionary Front / Anti-Social Nucleus.
The letter has been delivered this morning and has been seized by DIGOS officers [political police division] immediately called on the premises. Surveys and investigations are being carried out by the police. The explosive attack, with which the Anti-Social Nucleus explain their affiliation to the FAI/FRI, is claimed as a new contribution to the struggle against the State, the banks and capitalism.
The Anti-Social Nucleus-FAI dedicate this action to Eat and Billy, Indonesian anarchists arrested following an attack on a bank and already mentioned in other claims accompanying similar attacks. Solidarity is also expressed to anarchists arrested all over the world, including those who ended up in jail for the actions against the TAV.
Friday, December 30th, 2011
12/22/2011 Frascati (Rome)
The newly inaugurated DeutscheBank in the main plaza of Frascati was hit, the windows and ATMs were destroyed. In the place slogans were written: “work is consumption (A),” “Struggle for anarchy,” “The Earth is wild!”
Banco Popular of Sondrio was burned a few yards from the DeutscheBank on the same night, it was attacked with a homemade incendiary bomb. By means of the local papers it has been discovered unexpectedly that the bomb exploded in the entrance and allowed the fire to spread, even inside of the bank, which was completely destroyed. Bank Closed! Slogans were left “against technological-industrial domination (A),” “slaves to consumption,” “Viva anarchy!”
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We have chosen the path to follow, you already know at what risk, but, above all, we have chosen to give ourselves an expectation of life consistent with our ideas and our instincts.
Our struggle against the domination of technology and industrial waste, toward total liberation, placed at the forefront of our lives.
Scientific progress and technology are always feeding on life and the earth, producing environmental disasters, of domination and control, confirming our reasons and all that we have in mind and putting into practice from this “progress”… its destruction. With the available weapons, incendiary or explosive attack on the whole system of energy, centralized and on each side, where most damage, without thinking twice, perhaps we feel bad for not having done more each time, with each attack.
Everyone screams what you feel inside, we will not stop for a single day calling for the person on the side or the warriors of Earth, brothers or combatants. We were not born in the forest, but we are ready to unleash hell for a tree to not be cut, to free an animal or to stop a monstrous industry.
Solidarity, prisoner support, support for the prisoners in prisons and the struggle against domination push us to go every day and to never pull back from the enemy. It is not necessary nor desired to feel in the minority, we do not want the consent of the honest citizens, we have nothing to ask of the governments … they do not accept certain compromises.
All the individual actions and the anarchists were murdered, wounded, imprisoned or free are part of us and of pushing armed insurgency, the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front and the individual cells and informal across the world.
LONG LIVE ANARCHY!
LONG LIVE THE INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY FRONT!
EARTH wild and free!
Informal Anarchist Federation
Subversive Individualism Anti-civilization
WORK – CONSUME – DROP DEAD
ANARCHY / COUNTERPOWER
AGAINST TECHNOLOGICAL-INDUSTRIAL DOMINATION
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
7/12/11 – Frankfurt, Germany : CEO Josef Ackermann is the intended target of a fully operational explosive parcel which is mailed to Deutsche Bank headquarters. Bank security staff identify the device during x-ray screening, and it is later neutralised by police. A claim of responsibility is recovered from the device, which is published in the corporate press.
9/12/11 – Rome, Italy : Chief Director Marco Cuccagna of Italy’s tax collection office, Equitalia, receives a letter-bomb which explodes after he opens it, causing damage to his hands, blowing off part of his finger and almost blinding him after his glass desk shatters in the explosion.
12/12/11 – Paris, France : The Greek embassy in Paris is the target of a third explosive device which is identified and neutralised.
Amidst the wave, mainstream media report that envelopes containing bullets and threatening letters are mailed to Italian Justice Minister Paola Severino and Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno. An additional parcel of vengeance was received by Equitalia on the 15th December, but was identified and neutralised. A note inside the latest package said “don’t kill yourself, rebel: death to usurers!”
Here is a translation of the claim of responsibility that accompanied the package bomb to the central headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt:
FREEDOM AND HAPPINESS FOR OUR BROTHER GABRIEL POMBO DA SILVA. DEATH TO THE BANKS THAT STRANGLE THE PEOPLE.
THREE PARCEL BOMBS IN THESE DAYS ARE TRAVELLING TOWARD BANKS AND BANKERS, TICKS AND LEECHES. WITH THESE SMALL BUT RESOLVED ACTIONS, WE OF THE EAT & BILLY ITALIAN CELL JOIN IN THE NEW ANARCHIST INTERNATIONAL, THE INFORMAL ANARCHIST FEDERATION AND INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY FRONT. WE HAVE THIS NAME IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE INDONESIAN FAI, WITH OUR BROTHERS EAT AND BILLY. WE DON’T NEED SPECIALISTS OF ACTION, ANYONE CAN ARM THEIR OWN HANDS, ANYONE CAN ASSEMBLE THEIR OWN GIFT PACKAGE. WAR ON THE EUROPE OF THE BANKERS, DEATH TO THE LEECHES THAT GOVERN US.
LONG LIVE THE INDONESIAN FAI
LONG LIVE THE C.C.F.
VIVA THE NEW ANARCHIST GUERRILLA
VIVA THE FAI/IRF
FREE EAT AND BILLY CELL FAI/IRF
Tags: Billy, Deutsche Bank, Eat, Equitalia, France, Frankfurt, Free Eat & Billy Cell FAI/IRF, Germany, Greece, Greek Embassy, Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Italy, Letter-bombs, Paris, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section), Rome
Posted in Direct Action
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Rome, Italy, October 15 2011: anger explodes uncontrollable during a demonstration against the austerity measures imposed by the government to tackle its economic crisis.
The official organizers, inspired by the Spanish movement of the ‘Indignados’, had called for a ‘pacific demonstration’ in order to democratically express their dissent. But such an invitation can no longer be accepted: hundreds of angry people, most of them kids in their teens with no connection whatsoever with political groups or organizations, just took to the streets of Rome to destroy the misery of the existent, attack banks and shops, and finally engage in a battle against the police in Piazza San Giovanni.
As far as we know 12 kids were arrested that day, almost all of them underage. Two days later, on October 17, police raided the houses of dozens of anarchists all over Italy in search of ‘weapons’ supposedly used during the demonstration. The searches, carried out without warrant but relying on the special powers granted by article 41 TULPS (alleged possession of weapons and explosive material), came to no result.
This communiqué of Asilo Occupato from Turin, picked up among many others, offers a beautiful insight into the event. For more info and communiqués see informa-azione.info
A march was held in Rome on 15th October against the new financial measures of the government and the austerity measures adopted to tackle the worn-out spectre of the crisis. In practice people took to the streets to react against the threat of the nth season of tears and blood to the detriment of the poorest, always forced to tighten their belt and to endure daily sacrifice and exploitation in a world full of goods and governed by the interests of the few who can afford to consume.
For the organizers, the sinister caravan of citizenists and Italian ‘indignados’, it was meant to be a pacific march, a lively but respectful stroll ‘to have our say’, to express the harmless buzz of opinions timidly and from inside the ranks. A pre-prepared package, a film already seen and whose end was foreseeable, all this inside the balance of a well managed normality. The fair game between power and the recuperators of anger enables the functioning of the desert of real democracy by suffocating the storming of hostile passions.
But this time there was no theatre, the march broke down with the first smashed windows, and the spectacle went up in smoke among the clouds of teargas and the rain of stones.
A chaotic rhythm of destroyed cash machines and shops resounds on Via Cavour, a looted market and cars in pieces, that is to say the expression of a fury which takes aim at random.
To organize oneself in order to hit banks and the provocation of luxury is the first step to invade the streets and knock down the physical places of exploitation, one by one. To know how and when to do it is a question of time, space and a lot of methods to be learned in the practice: to set fire to a car in order to erect a barricade is a different thing than do it in the middle of a march thus endangering the rest of the demonstrators and those who live in the opposite building, which also pushes possible accomplices away. Black hoods and helmets are useful tools to protect oneself and to remain anonymous, but they are not a uniform to show off. Let’s leave the logic of military blocks to the press of the regime and to the reports of the police, we are angry proletarians. Today the hatred towards the bosses and the police is not exclusive to militant sects worn out by years of isolation and search for purism, but a reality that enters with force the life of so many.
14th December 2010 in Rome, the battles of Val Susa against the TAV, the revolts in Greece and mass expropriations in London tell us something on the social temperature of the present in which we live, on how endurance has gone out of fashion. We don’t give a fuck of demonstrative gestures and allusions to revolt. As a very long winter of pacification seems to finally croak, rebellion doesn’t go through symbols, even if the latter are more beautiful and evocative than the zombies of politics, but it goes through actions and practical and efficient instruments. Identities and ideological fetishes catch on exactly because of a historical lack of insurrection, whereas today to pick up the possibility of insurrection means to take the responsibility for raising one’s sights.
The battle of Piazza San Giovanni was an occasion to measure oneself against police power, and there the day took its mass breath. There were people of all kinds and ages to face police charges, many unmasked and at their first experience in the streets… nothing was arranged and decided in advance. The strongest and most explosive moment of the demonstration, the one that brought down all plans, stirred the blood and made the atmosphere hot had as its only protagonist the determination to take hold of a piazza and defend it, the uncontrolled and widespread anger.
There is much to learn from this demonstration of courage, displayed mainly by fed up kids without flags, like many of their peers in many other cities of the world. What Black Bloc? Instinct, practical intelligence and sudden reciprocity of intents: to attack a police van, re-launch the teargas and charge the police. The shout is Free Rome. Vandals can do it by themselves.
Organization by little groups, affinities and friendships, precise objectives and agility are common characteristics that make us almost undetectable to the eyes of the enemy. The civil war scenario that resonates from many parts of the world has crashed the faded image of the Spanish protest… the party of the citizens has lost. The call of revolt is much stronger. We won’t ever go back… Fuck off!
Asilo Occupato of Via Alessandria 12, Turin.
For those who want to write their solidarity to the arrested ones here is the list. Send information to modernize this list.
c/o Casa di Reclusione di Rebibbia.
Via Bartolo Longo, 72
c/o Casa Circondariale REGINA COELI
via della Lungara, 29
Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Translated from informa-azione
received and published from an email sent from a public telephone
“JOY IS IN ACTION WE DON’T HAVE TIME TO MARK THE PACE LIFE IS SHORT AND WE RUSH INDIVIDUALLY TO THE ATTACKS THAT ARE SUMMONING US ROME ROBBERY IN JEWELLER’S SHOP LOVE AND SOLIDARITY TO THE PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE”