Ferrara Prison [Italy]: Update on censorship / Anarchist comrade Nicola Gai in isolation (31/03/2017) [en]

We learn from the correspondence with anarchist comrades in the AS2 [high security] of Ferrara prison, that with the renewal of censorship [March 6th] for another three months, the grip on their correspondence started again, and many letters are seized.
In addition, they tell us that comrade Nicola Gai could be in isolation. We are waiting to get all the facts, as soon as the prison visits will be done.

Italy: Updates on operation ”Scripta Manent” (03/2017) [en]

From the comrades imprisoned for operation Scripta Manent we learn that on March 6 censorship of their correspondence has been extended for another 3 months.
As concerns news, magazines, pamphlets, etc., these are not delivered to the comrades, who are not even notified that they have been blocked.
Paper material from “Croce Nera Anarchica” has also been permanently seized by the magistrate.

Croce Nera Anarchica

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Italy: The latest paper issue of the a-periodical “Croce Nera Anarchica” no.3 [en]

To anyone who wants copies for themselves, archives or distribution, the latest paper issue of the a-periodical “Croce Nera Anarchica” no.3 is still available.
For info and copies write to: croceneranarchica (at) autistici.org
(You can download the PDF in the download section or directly from this link )
The post address has changed as follows:
C.P. 104


We want to point out that the anarchist prisoners’ fund needs money. The fund is for all anarchist prisoners, so the money raised is used in this way:
- Sent to the comrades in prison every 15 days
- Used for legal expenses and experts’ reports
- If visiting relatives or comrades need it, their journeys are paid for, given that visits are essential.
- The money is also used for info material (news, updates, destructive actions, communiques, etc.), which is sent to the prisoners every 15 days so that they can keep up to date on what is happening outside.
- It is also used also for telegrams in case of urgent communication such as transfers, reports, disciplinary sanctions, etc.
Anyone who wants to know details about the destination of the money sent to the fund can write to us and specify it.
Account name OMAR NIOI
Postepay card number 4023600919342891

Croce Nera Anarchica

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Swiss: Marco Camenisch free! (10/03/2017) [en]

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!

10. mart 2017. — Doznajemo od Crvene Pomoći da je — napokon — Marco Camenisch okončao proces “postupnog oslobođenja”.
Drug Marco Camenisch je slobodan!

Italy: Anarchist comrades Anna Beniamino and Valentina Speziale transferred to another prison (09/03/2017) [en]

Anna and Valentina [arrested in op. “Scripta Manent”] have been transferred today to Rebibbia prison, along with all other comrades of the section.

The new address:
Anna Beniamino
Valentina Speziale
Via Bartolo Longo, 92
00156 Rome — Italy

Anna i Valentina [uhapšene u op. “Scripta Manent”]su danas premještene u zatvor Rebibbia, zajedno sa svim ostalim drugaricama s odjela.

Genova [Italy]: Sabotaged mobile phone mast (02/2017) [en]

“GENOVA: Mobile phone mast sabotaged in Staglieno area. Against this existing which kills, physically and psychologically, our lives, the only way to stop it is violent action, direct action. SOLIDARITY TO ANARCHIST PRISONERS IN THE WORLD. ANARCHY MEANS ATTACK.”

Genova [Italija]: Sabotirana antena mobilne telefonije (02.2017.)
“GENOVA: Sabotirana antena mobilne telefonije na području Stagliena. Protiv ovog postojećeg koje ubija, fizički i pshičiki, naše živote, jedini način da se to okonča je nasilno djelo, direktna akcija. SOLIDARNOST ANARHISTIČKIM ZATVORENICIMA U SVIJETU. ANARHIJA ZNAČI NAPAD.”

Poland: “Free The Warsaw Three” — January 2017 [en]

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Recently we updated english version of a fanzine ¨Free the Warsaw Three¨, inside you can find new articles about polish law and more info about another political prisoners. Right now we are working on translations, soon the fanzine will be available in spanish, french, german and italian.


Elephant Ed. : Juan José Garfia — Adiós Prisión. The story of the most spectacular escapes [en]

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Original title: ADIÓS PRISIÓN. El relato de las fugas mas espectaculares, First Spanish edition: Txalaparta ed., Tafalla, October 1995
Italian Edition: ADIÓS PRISIÓN. Il racconto delle fughe più spettacolari Biblioteca Dell’Evasione, August 2008
Translated by Barbara Stefanelli and Jean Weir in collaboration with Antonia and other accomplices

Introduction to the English edition
As soon as I finished reading Adiós Prisión in the Italian edition published in August 2008 I felt the urge to translate it. It is one of those books that you do not want to finish. You cannot get it out of your head, you want to delve deeper and deeper into it.
This book talks about freedom, the urgent need for freedom and the impossibility of living without it. This book says that freedom must be taken back at all costs and that is exactly what the protagonists of Adiós Prisión, Spanish prisoners under the infamous FIES regime, did: they took back their freedom using all means necessary, challenging the impossible, ready to kill for it if necessary. There is no room for political correctness or abstract morals concerning human life here: if the screws keep you locked up and your life, even in its most banal and insignificant aspects, is at the mercy of their caprice, violence and stupidity, your only choice is to eliminate them if they put themselves between you and your freedom.
The protagonists of this book are not passive subjects of the prison system, on the contrary they are well aware of the fact that prison is the absolute negation of human dignity. As FIES prisoners they are experiencing directly how human beings will never adapt to life in prison, and their most impelling need is to escape in order to put an end to a situation that is unendurable.
The FIES, Ficheros de Internos de Especial Seguimento (record of prisoners under special observation) was inaugurated by the Spanish prison system in 1991 in order to further punish and control prisoners who had been carrying out revolts in the Spanish jails over the previous decades. Two amnesties were granted following the dictator Franco’s death, one in 1976 and one in 1977, but they were systematically denied to a large number of prisoners, the ‘social’ prisoners, whereas many of those declared or considered ‘political’ were released. It was then that revolts started breaking out continuously, not only for the amnesty to be extended to all prisoners but also against the unbearable conditions inside the jails (torture, beatings, overcrowding, rotten food, no medical attention for prisoners affected by medical conditions, and so on). Prison infrastructures were smashed and destroyed as a result of the frequent riots that occurred in most Spanish prisons in the years following Franco’s death. The FIES was created with the precise aim of keeping a record of the most rebellious prisoners of those years. However, it was not just an archive for gathering information about hot-headed prisoners: along with its inauguration special wings were being built inside prisons all over Spain to hold those considered particularly dangerous by the prison system. In the special wings the cells were tiny, the walls were completely bare, the toilet was a hole in the floor, the bed was made of iron, and it was impossible to see out through the barred window. Prisoners spent days, months, years locked up in these dungeons and were allowed to keep nothing with them as their personal possessions were seized on entry to the wing. The screws were always ready to provoke, search and beat prisoners, knowing that they could count on total impunity and the

Italy: Anarchist Black Cross — Document read out during the meeting in Turin (21/01/2017) [en]

As happens any time that power tries to block the path of the revolt that creeps like weeds, opening up cracks and disconnecting the straight secure roads of exploitation and oppression, it is necessary for those who still care about the life pulsating in those weeds to look each other in the eye.
Following the operation denominated ‘Scripta Manent’ we, some anarchists, decided to do a number of meetings. Those held in Pisa and Rome have produced various problematics. But obviously, happening in a context of ‘emergency’, i.e. in response to the arrest of eight anarchist comrades, it was difficult to find the space to go into them. Not for that should we lose the opportunity to find this space and create moments for deeper analysis.
The last phrase of the text calling for this series of meetings that started from Pisa read: ‘We believe that those who see the responsibility to claim the anarchist idea, its tensions and practices as their own need to meet up and discuss.’ Let’s ask ourselves a question: why do we consider this responsibility ours at the present time?
Our answer is clear. These past years in particular have been strongly characterised by a progressive shallowness that in time has led to victimization, dissociation, silence in regard to the latter, specific divisions between good boys and bad anarchists, etc. etc.
So, today more than ever, we think it is fundamental to firmly take our responsibilities as individuals who do not submit to resignation, expressing our will to re-establish what the anarchist struggle is.
Among the many things, remaining shoulder to shoulder with our comrades also means collectively taking on everything that they are charged with as part of our own struggle/life.
That’s why we are convinced that occasions such as this encounter and the previous ones, where, as anarchists, we talk to prepare an event but also look beyond the cycle of repressive operations, should be supported and promoted.
The trajectory that the State wants to put on trial by holding Marco, Danilo, Anna, Valentina, Sandro, Alfredo, Daniele and Nicola hostages is our own. We therefore call for a proud presence at the trial, always knowing that the struggle, the real one, the living one, is carried out at other levels.
We think that solidarity is a word that has been abused and now even causes confusion; what we have at heart is to continue to do what we’ve done in the past and create the occasion to carry on in the future. Free from any sense of devotion, let’s get rid of the logic of having to do solidarity; we don’t think that there is anything particular about staying close to comrades who are temporarily held in a phase that one consciously risks by living anarchy, and we are sure that any well-delivered blow creates a crack in the walls that dominion erects to keep us down inside and outside its cages.

Croce Nera Anarchica

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Spain: Operation Buyo – Update from Gabriel and Elisa on the role of a collaborator of justice (06/02/2017) [en]

“Operación Buyo” is not as dark as you think
After being informed today of the closing of “Reporting Restrictions”, we are notifying anyone interested that Maria Otero, the woman mistakenly considered to be an anarchist comrade and who has given the name of Gabriel Pombo da Silva, accusing him of possessing a cache of weapons, did not “limit” herself to lying… she is currently an official collaborator of Justice. A role that she has assumed given the impossibility of finding any glimmer of freedom by other means.
As anarchists as we are not interested in the investigative details in our possession until now (which of course we will not spread); precisely these details, however, give us confirmation of how this informer, in all the many and heavy cases of repression that have involved her personally, has always struck deals with “justice”, not doing even one day in prison (she lied when she told us that she had been inside for a few months).
The well known strategy of leaving her free movement has allowed the repression to open investigations and / or incarcerate other people in recent years. In the present case, she was fully aware of being under investigation but was moving freely even in some “places of struggle”: which allows the usual “competent authorities” to consider her, as well as linked to the two of us, “close to anarchist circles”. In our view, although she is imprisoned, she continues to be a dangerous loose cannon.
Investigations are still open and Gabriel, although free, is accused of being the “leader of an anarchist cell preparing to attack.”
All this does nothing but give us the sad dimension of how it is always easier to be surrounded by people like Maria in question: neither the first nor the last of those who have sold out in this not at all new liberticidal world.

6 Febuary 2017
Gabriel and Elisa

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Španjolska: Operacija Buyo - Gabriel i Elisa o ulozi doušnice pravosuđa (06.02.2017.)
"Operacija Buyo" nije tako mračna kao što izgleda
Nakon što su nas baš danas informirali o zatvaranju "Secreto del Sumario", želimo obavijestiti, tko želi čuti, da se Maria Otero, greškom smatrana anarhističkom drugaricom, žena koja je odala ime Gabriela Pomba da Silve, nije "ograničila" samo na laganje... trenutno je suradnica službene pravde. Ulogu koju je preuzela kada je uvidjela da ne može pronaći izlaz na slobodu drugim metodama.
Kao anarhiste ne zanimaju nas detalji istrage, koje do sada

Prison of Alessandria [Italy]: One week of isolation for anarchist comrade Marco Bisesti (26/01/2017) [en]

We learn from a letter of January 26th that the anarchist comrade has been subjected to a week of isolation, as punishment for having destroyed some opacifying panels and the windowpanes in prison guard office of the unit.

Zatvor u Alessandriji [Italija]: Tjedan dana izolacije za anrhističkog druga Marca Bisestija (26.01.2017.)
Doznajemo iz pisma od 26. januara, da je anarhistički drug podvrgnut sedam dana izolacije, kao kazne za uništavanje nekoliko neprovidnog stakla i prozorskih stakala u uredu stražara odjela.

Italy: Update on Op. Scripta Manent - Anarchist comrade Daniele Cortelli released from prison (07/02/2017) [en]

Today, February 7th, the anarchist comrade Daniele Cortelli has been released from prison of Terni.

Danas, 7. februara, anarhistički drug Daniele Cortelli otpušten je iz zatvora u Terniju.

Milano [Italy]: Phone masts burned in solidarity with anarchist comrades arrested for Op. Scripta Manent (26/01/2017) [en]

“January 26th. Milano hinterland. Two phone masts burned, one in Paderno Dugnano and the other one in Bollate. Attack the Power now, and its increasingly widespread technological and telecommunicational control. Active solidarity with the anarchists in slammer for op. Scripta Manent.”

Milano [Italija]: Zapaljene antene mobilne telefonije u znak solidarnosti s anarhističkim drugovima uhapšenima u Op. Scripta Manent (26.01.2017.)
“26. januar. Periferija Milana. Spaljene dvije antene mobilne telefonije, jedna u naselju Paderno Dugnano i druga u naselju Bollate. Napasti Moć sada, i njenu sve kapilarniju tehnološku i telekomunikacijsku kontrolu. Aktivna solidarnost s anarhistima u ćuzi zbog op. Scripta Manent.”

From Ferrara Prison to Alessandria Prison [Italy]: Communique of comrade Alfredo Cospito in solidarity with the comrade Marco Bisesti (05/02/2017) [en]

I have received fragmentary information that in prison of Alessandria Marco has opposed the installation of bocche di lupo [special windows that let air and light in the cell but prevent prisoners from seeing outside] destroying some furniture in cops’ offices.
The inquisitor Sparagna [the prosecutor in charge of op. Scripta Manent] get us already used to his trolling the sludge, it’s been 5 months now, under the pretext that Marco is now the life partner of my ex-partner, in the attempt to divide us, that he keeps in fact Marco in “isolation” from me and his other comrades, because of absurd and spurious fear of my hypothetical retaliation.
Aware that shoot in the legs of a powerful is not enough to become an anarchist in the true sense of the word, a person free from sexism and machismo of any sort. Unfortunately, I am still a long way from become this thing.
I reaffirm my friendship for Marco, who was and remains my comrade.
To him all my revolutionary solidarity in the hope I be able to hug him as soon as possible.
Strength, comrade!
Always for Anarchy!

Alfredo Cospito

Iz zatvora Ferrara zatvoru Alessandria [Italija]: Izjava solidarnosti druga Alfreda Cospita s drugom Marcom Bisestijem (05.02.2017.)
Dobio sam djelomične informacije da se u alessandrijskom zatvoru Marco usprotivio instalaciji bocche di lupo [posebni prozori/rešetke koji dozvoljavaju ulaz zraka i svjetlosti u ćeliju, ali onemogućavaju zatvoreniku da gleda vani] uništavajući nešto od namještaja u uredima pandura.
Inkvizitor Sparagna [tužitelj na čelu op. Scripta Manent] nas je već naviknuo na svoje pecanje u blatu, već je prošlo pet mjeseci, pod izlikom da je Marco danas životni partner moje bivše partnerice, u pokušaju da nas razdvoji, otkad drži de facto Marca u "izolaciji" od mene i njegovih drugih drugova, zbog apsurdnog i patvorenog straha od

Prison of Alessandria [Italy]: Text of anarchist comrade Marco Bisesti (01/01/2017) [en]

Note of Croce Nera Anarchica: We receive and publish this text of anarchist comrade Marco Bisesti, even though a considerable delay (the letter was written on January 1st) due to the censorship imposed to comrade

Irremediably on the unexplored and iconoclastic path of a free life, on Friday December 30th I put together joy and rage, which I will continue to treasure, and I threw them at the windows of prison guards office of the unit.
Never satisfy, once I was inside the cell I destroyed the gelosie [opacified panels placed over windows bars to prevent the view at the outside] installed a month ago, regaining a piece of sky.
No underlying cause, no straw that broke the camel’s back full of frustration. Pure conscience.
Act of resistance if it is read trough a restrictive dynamic guard/prisoner, but in reality yet another contribution of panorama of anarchist attack which continues to appear outside and inside the prisons.
Nothing to ask.
Everything to take.


Zatvor Alessandria [Italija]: Tekst anarhističkog druga Marca Bisestija (01.01.2017.)
Napomena Croce Nera Anarchica: Dobili smo i objavljujemo ovaj tekst anarhističkog druga Marca Bisestija, mada uz značajno kašnjenje (pismo je napisano 1. januara) zbog cenzure nametnute drugu.

Nepopravljivo na neistraženim i ikonoklastičnim putem jednog slobodnog života, u petak 30. decembra, sakupio sam radost i bijes, koje ću nastaviti čuvati kao blago, i bacio ih u prozor ureda zatvorskih stražara odjela.
Nikad zadovoljen, jednom kad sam se našao u ćeliji uništio sam gelosie [zamagljeni paneli stavljeni na rešetke prozora kako bi spriječili gledanje vani] ugrađene prije