Genoa [Italy]: Sabotage in solidarity with imprisoned comrades (08/2017) [en]

Genoa: Two cell towers sabotaged with fire in solidarity with imprisoned comrades in Florence, Hamburg, Ferrara and across the globe.

Prison of Augusta — Sardinia [Italy]: Update on anarchist comrade Davide Delogu (10/08/2017) [en]

Sardinian anarchist comrade Davide Delogu, after three months of solitary confinement, started his daily two-hours of yard time today, he can only see prison laborers.
The Article 41-bis [hard prison regime], to which he is subjected, will continue until September.

CNA [Anarchist Black Cross]

(Davide has finally received the requested comrade’s photos, and ended his hunger strike)

Italy: Update on Florence case (08/08/2017) [en]

We update the addressees of comrades with validation of the arrest after the operation carried out in Florence, Rome and Lecce on August 3d.
(we correct in particular the address of comrade arrested in Lecce)

SALVATORE VESPERTINO - c.c. Sollicciano via Minervini 2r — 50142 Firenze — Italy
PIERLORETO FALLANCA (PASCA) - Borgo San Nicola 4 — 73100 Lecce — Italy

CNA [Anarchist Black Cross]

Calabria [Italy]: Communiqué about the arrests made in Florence (07/08/2017) [en]

We have learned that on August 3d, 8 anarchist comrades have been arrested, because accused of throwing several molotovs against the barracks [of carabineri] in Rovezzano [suburb of Florence], an event which took place on 21 April 2016, and of placing an explosive device near the bookshop of Casa Pound [fascist association] in Florence on 1 January 2017.
We do not need to know who realized these actions. We do not want to flatten our solidarity on the recoverable fields of anti-fascism and repression, we are aware that the struggle for destruction of power and all authority also implies an attack against its closest collaborators.
The topics and the timing of legality are not our concern. Therefore, we express our unconditional support to Nicola, Sandro, Marina, Roberto, Micol, Giovanni, Paska and Ghespe.

Some anarchists from Calabria

Italy: To The International Anarchist Movement [it]

Update Croce Nera Anarchica: This morning 5th August there was the judicial hearing validation of the detained anarchist comrades. Six of the eight people arrested on 3 August morning were released today. The comrade Salvatore Vespertino is still in the prison of Solliciano in Florence. Also the comrade Pierloreto Fallanca remain inprisoned in Lecce. Updates will follow.
Salvatore Vespertino – c.c. Sollicciano – via Minervini 2r – 50142 Firenze – Italy
Pierloreto Fallanca – via Paolo Perrone 4 – 73100 Lecce – Italy

TO THE INTERNATIONAL ANARCHIST MOVEMENT
Florence, April 21, 2016: someone attacked the carabinieri barracks in Rovezzano, the Florentine suburbs, with a molotov.
Florence, January 1, 2017 an explosive device placed outside the bookshop “Il Bargello” near Casa Pound explodes in the hands of a policeman who is severely injured.
Following these two anonymous attacks, on the morning of August 3, 2017, eight comrades are imprisoned.
The anarchists: Marina Porcu, Micol Marino, Pierloreto Fallanca (Pasca), Giovanni Ghezzi, Roberto Cropo, Salvatore Vespertino, Sandro Carovac, Nicola Almerigogna.
These comrades have been notified of accusations of attempted murder because of the wounding of the bomb disposal engineer Mario Vece, fabrication, detention and transportation of explosive devices, aggravated damage for the throwing of incendiary bottles against the Carabinieri barracks.
The names of the main inquisitors to have coordinated the investigations
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Riottosa Squat — Florence [Italy]: Eviction and arrests (03/08/2017) [en]

Update C.N.A.: The 8 arrested anarchist comrades in a new operation of Prosecutor’s Office of Florence, coordinated by police and carabinieri, are: Micol Marino, Giovanni Ghezzi, Salvatore Vespertino (Ghespe), Pierloreto Fallanca (Pasca), Roberto Cropo, Nicola Almerigogna, Marina Porcu, Sandro Carovac. Five of them are arrested for the bomb placed on 1st of January 2017 in the bookstore “il bargello”, a place of “casa pound” Florence milieu [fascist organization]. That morning the bomb exploded in hand of an e.o.d. tech who lost his hand and an eye. They are accused for: attempted murder, aggravated damage, manufacturing and transport of explosive devices. The other three comrades are accused for attack with molotovs on the barracks of carabinieri in Ravezzano (suburb of Florence) in April 2016. Updates and addresses of prisons where the comrade are held will follow.

This Thursday morning, 3th of August, started the eviction operation of squat Riottosa del Galluzzo [neighbourhood of Florence]; it seems that 8 comrades have been arrested, and the accuse is supposed to be very serious: attempted murder concerning the molotov threw by persons unknown against a barracks of Carabinieri. At the moment we don’t know anything more.

I feel to express, for what is worth, all the possible solidarity to evicted comrades and those held captive in police station, a hug and long live Anarchy!

As soon as I have news I will update...
lincendiario.noblogs.org

Genoa [Italy]: Solidarity gathering with the arrested for G20 in Hamburg (06/08/2017) [en]

On Sunday, 6 of August, a solidarity gathering will take place in Hamburg, in front of prison of Billwereder, where some of the arrested during the G20 day are imprisoned. At the same time, in Genoa, we call on a solidarity gathering with the arrested to show them our closeness and support.

SUNDAY, 6 AUGUST, 6 P.M. — SAN LORENZO SQUARE — GENOA
Freedom for all!

A CONTRIBUTION TO THE EVENT
“For the plague-stricken their peace of mind is more important than a human life. Decent folks must be allowed to sleep easy o’ nights, mustn’t they? Really it would be shockingly bad taste to linger on such details, that’s common knowledge. The bad taste remained in my mouth and I’ve kept lingering on the details, brooding over them.” Albert Camus, The PlagueOn July 7th, 2017, begun the G20, another international summit, as many are held during the year, when a handful of world leaders meets to sit around a table, to pleas each other, sipping fine wines, talking about how to split the pillage of the lifeless planet that we live on. So, it happens that an Europe-wide neoliberal, Macron, shakes the hand with the genocidal dictator Erdogan in a well-furnished lounge while they shell agree on the strategies of suppression and violent repression of migratory transit routes from Turkey to west Europe; it happens that a nice conservative, Merkel, laughs at jokes of a racial rapist, Trump, while they decide how to devastate the ecosystem and poison the atmosphere beyond the point of no return; it happen that an authoritarian nationalist oligarch, Putin, receives a pat on the shoulder from the puppet Gentiloni while the first one gives few cubic meter more of methane in exchange of silence on the occasion of a next
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Prison of Augusta — Sardinia [Italy]: Anarchist comrade Davide Delogu on hunger strike (26/07/2017) [en]

Sardinian anarchist comrade Davide Delogu starts today, 26 July, a hunger strike against the solitary confinement, and primarily because they don’t want to give him the photos of Donatello*.
He remains with head held high.
He shouts out “Break the isolation!!

Sempre Ainnantis [“always forward” in Sardinian]

Davide Delogu — Contrada Piana Ippolito 1 — 96011 Augusta (SR) — Italy

*Sardinian anarchist comrade Donatello Dedoni died on 20 march 2017, falling off the roof of an abandoned plant in the industrial area of Elmas in Sardinia. In a tragic moment the roof caved in and the comrade felt down. Who met Donatello knew how much he was precious as friend and as comrade, always ready to take a challenge with courage and enthusiasm. He paid his inclination to action with several imprisonment, and he always came out with head held high and with no regrets.

UK: Online version of Return Fire vol.4 [en]

Here’s the PDFs for the most recent version of Return Fire, vol.4, of autumn 2016 – additionally with the supplement that accompanies it. Once again, 100 pages of passion, commentary, proposals and interview material. The supplement, Caught in the Net, is a survey of critical perspectives on what information age technology is doing to our cognitive abilities, our health more generally, and our capacity to rebel. It comes as a separate document, of another 28 pages. Both colour and greyscale cover options are available, for further reproduction and distribution.

Return Fire #4 — cover colour
Return Fire #4 — cover B&W
Return Fire #4 — contents
Caught in the Net — Return Fire #4 supplement

To give you an idea, a few of the featured pieces are the Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare’s essay Panopticons Then & Now, arguing for a more sophisticated understanding of the surveillance State; On the Catastrophe of the Salmon Farms and Martime Devastation in the Patagonian Sea as recounted by members of Colectivo Critica y Accion following the events of 2016; words on avoiding needlessly repetitious deeds and indeed aiming to ‘hit where it hurts’ as highlighted in Dissonanz #34 by Taking Apart Authority; and Sold Out to the Industry tells of U.K. unionism cosying up to the fracking prospectors, from The Acorn.
Other articles we have condensed or synthesised are those such as the ‘Antagonistic Margins’ of seduction, contagion and queering the ‘terrortory’, by The Experimentation Committee; the presentation of “Another Figure of the Migrant” as theorised by Thomas Nail in conversation with the Hostis journal; or Ed Lord’s discussion of modernity and questions of psychological ‘disorders’, ‘A Profound Dis-ease’.
Plenty of direct attacks on structures of our enemies found their way into
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Italy — Germany: A letter from anarchist prisoner Riccardo, arrested during the G20 (20/07/2017) [en]

We are spreading news of the arrest of a comrade from Genoa, Riccardo, on Friday 7th July in Hamburg during the revolt against the G20.
Riccardo has seen his lawyers, is doing well and his spirits are high.
On18/07 a hearing confirmed that Riccardo and all those arrested be remanded in custody. In 15 days an appeal trial will be held to decide if imprisonment is to be continued until the trial. The charges haven’t been formulated yet.
We reconfirm our solidarity with all those arrested in Hamburg.
Freedom for all!

If you want to write to Riccardo or send him reading material, his address (name, surname, date of birth and address of the prison where is being held) is:
RICCARDO LUPANO
09/06/1985
JVA BILLWERDER
DWEERLANDWEG 100
22113 HAMBURG – GERMANY

Letter of the comrade Riccardo from the prison of Billwerder, Hamburg
‘Guard Gohlosh impersonated the most hideous wickedness: the wickedness at the service of the powerful of the Earth. A wickedness that could be converted to money. It didn’t belong to him any longer. He had sold it to more competent individuals who used it to enslave and mortify an entire miserable people. He was no longer master of his own wickedness. He had to guide it and direct it according to certain rules whose atrocity hadn’t changed much.’ (Albert Cossery – Men God Forgot – 1994)

At the moment I am being detained in the prison of Billwerder in Hamburg. I was arrested on Friday 7th July at 7:30pm near Rote Flora.
I am accused of insulting the State, endangering public security, of having played an active part in a group of fifteen people who challenged the police, in particular attempting to harm a policeman of the Special Unit of Bloomberg intent on carrying out arrests and finding evidence.
I don’t recognize the dichotomy ‘guilty-not guilty’ proposed by the State’s judicial apparatus.
What I want to say is that
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Italy: Appeal for solidarity against the punitive isolation of anarchist prisoner Davide Delogu (07/2017) [en]

On July 18, a hearing was held at the Cagliari Court of Appeal for a complaint made by Davide against the conditions that he is being subjected to at the prison of Augusta.
Via the details of the complaint we learned that Davide, who is already subjected to the Article 41-bis prison regime, is undergoing a very extreme torture, he was ‘sentenced’ to six months of punitive isolation.
Complete isolation, in an underground cell, no TV or radio, no contact with other prisoners and without ever seeing the sun. In addition to this his correspondence is subject to censorship. The only people he ever sees are the guards and his lawyer.
Unfortunately we have only just
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Turin [Italy]: Inquiry “Scripta Manent” — All committed for trial! (17/07/2017) [en]

Yesterday, 17 July 2017, at the courthouse of Turin was held the last day of preliminary hearing concerning the inquiry “Scripta Manent”. The decision of judge for preliminary investigation came as no surprise: all suspected were committed for trial.
The trial, for all comrades accused of being part of Informal Anarchist Federation [F.A.I.] — International Revolutionary Front [F.R.I.], will start on November 16th. For all, except for Giuseppe Lo Turco who asked for the abbreviated trial procedure.
An inquiry, the “Scripta Manent”, which inevitably recalls the “Marini” (1995) one. Only one cauldron of different inquiries, as “Ardire” (Perugia), “Shadow” (Perugia), “Moto” (L’Aquila), “Evoluzione” (Naples).
Updates will follow...

Somma Gioacchino — RadioAzione

Italy: Update on Op. “Scripta Manent”, and few comments (03/07/2017) [en]

The preliminary hearing for the “Scripta Manent” investigation will be held on 11 and 17/18/19/20 of July. I would like to point out that from 3. June five other comrades of Croce Nera Anarchica, myself, the undersigned of RadioAzione, and the comrade who runs RadioAzione [Croatia] (at the hearing of June 26th it has been decided that she will be tried separately, but still with the same charges), have been added to the comrades already arrested and under investigation.
Looking into the documents relating to the investigation, we have learned that the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Naples had opened in 2012 an investigation against me, against an old comrade accused also in the Marini inquiry, and other comrades from Lazio [Italian region] on the subject of Informal Anarchist Federation.
For five years we have been subjected to a total control, which has resulted in including other comrades in the investigation, including the Croatian comrade of RadioAzione.
Key-logger installed on computer, wiretapping, tailing even for 600 kilometers... Kind of “if I forgot where I put something, I can ask Agent Elena (the name they gave to the key-logger)”.
After five years of fictive control, on 10. January the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Naples demanded an arrest for me, the comrade of RadioAzione[Croatia] and two other Greek comrades (one of which is already imprisoned for C.C.F.).
From that moment on, everything has been taken over by
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Italy: Croce Nera Anarchica – New account (25/06/2017) [it]

The new account of Croce Nera Anarchica, for money collected for the arrested comrades, is:

IBAN: IT67 To76 0101 6000 0101 5950 221
Addressed to: Omar Nioi

Italy: Activities of CNA blog suspended (22/06/2017) [en]

The blog of Croce Nera suspends (temporary?) its activity in view of the need for a confrontation between editors.
Updates will follow.

Trentino [Italy]: TV, radio and mobile phone masts sabotaged (07/06/2017) [en]

Trentino — We learn from local media that on the night between 6th and 7th of June, several masts located on the mount Finonchio were set on fire. Radio and tv (Rai; national public broadcasting company) installation, mobile telephony providers (Telecom, Vodafone and Wind) and few transmitters used for the armed forces communications torched. The damage is considerable, they talk about more than one million euro, and the TV of State didn’t transmit in the entire area for several hours. On the site were found the tags “No more censorship against the comrades in AS2 [high security prison section]. With Fran and with the comrades of Aachen” and “Today we censure you (A)”.

Italy- Anarchist prisoner Davide Delogu’s communique concerning his escape attempt (01/05/2017) [en]

FIRST OF MAY ATTACK FOR SELF-LIBERATION FROM THE PRISON OF BRUCOLI – AUGUSTA

The goal: To escape
The result: Escape unsuccessful (which isn’t a failure!)
The reason: The very strong bastard wind!
The project: To redeem myself, widening my subversive gaze of revenge and launch a campaign of acts of self-liberation.

Hunted in each tiny movement, with all the maniacal consequences of control that this implies in everyday life in prison where I spend 21 hours a day in a cell, I waited for the last search on 30th May before acting, and I also made a fool of the jailers during their beating of the bars that day. I spend the hours in the exercise yard between theoretical and practical elaboration, which led me to devise a perfect escape plan, given that limits in the mechanism of control and its sophisticated complexity can be detected, faults that can be traced in all jails, revealing their hidden weaknesses.
In spite of the subjugation they would like to impose on the infallibility they build from totalitarianism and the perfectioning of the prison system, the fact is that there are always spaces for action. A space in the prison that I occupied and liberated from the moment the action began.

That day there was a strong wind and the choice of 1st May had been dictated by a real tactical calculation, due to the significant shortage of staff following which the guard in charge of monitoring the cameras in the yard was also in charge of opening and closing the entrance to the yard.
Then we made it coincide with this day of struggle, and let’s reinvigorate the daily habit of anarchist direct actions, which unfortunately are at a very low ebb… so eluding the guard’s visual control in the yard, I climb on to the roof like a monkey ready for anything, and run like lightening the length of the building until I arrive at a point from where I jump down 4 metres, then I go towards the window of the cell where I was held to
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Italy: Update on the 2nd part of Op. “Scripta Manent” (06/06/2017) [en]

FIRE... TO MAKE

On 2 June 2017, the DIGOS [politica police], by order of the Turin Prosecutor’s Office puppet, Roberto M. Sparagna, has launched the notifications against me and against six other anarchist comrades of mine, concerning a new inquiry.
Shortly, it’s about the closing of investigations of a further inquiry parallel to the one named “Scripta Manent”, focusing its attentions on anarchist web-sites RadioAzione, Anarhija.info and Croce Nera Anarchica.

Regarding Croce Nera Anarchica, the paper journal is also targeted, its printing and its distribution, some of its particular texts, and who organized its presentations in Italy.
The charges are for everyone: 270bis (subversive association with purposes of terrorism) in conjunction with the anarchist comrades under investigation in the first part of the OP. Scripta Manent for the same things, and 414 of penal code (criminal solicitation, always with purposes of terrorism), clandestine press, translations of texts, preparation, incitement, defending of criminal acts, conception and spreading through the web-sites and journals of ideological “insurrectionist-armed struggle” propaganda, money rising to support the imprisoned comrades. Furthermore, two of us are charged under the article 280 (attack with purposes of terrorism) for the attack against the courthouse of Civitavecchia, on 12 January 2016 signed by “Pyrotechnical committee for an extraordinary year F.A.I.-F.R.I.”.
In addition, on June 5th, during the preliminary hearing for OP. “Scripta Manent”, the miserable Sparagna has requested that the two lines of inquiry be merged, producing
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Italy: About the investigations against RadioAzione, Anarhija.info and Croce Nera Anarchica [en]

Yesterday, June 2nd, the DIGOS [political police] knocked on the doors of my house and of six other comrades’ to notify us of the closure of preliminary inquiries for a further investigation by the Public prosecutor of Turin and the prosecutor Roberto Sparagna [in charge of Scripta Manent], parallel to the investigation called “Scripta manent”, focusing on the anarchist web-sites of counter-information RadioAzione, Anarhija.info and Croce Nera Anarchica.

Concerning Croce Nera Anarchica, the paper journal is also targeted, as well as its distribution and who organized the presentation of the same journal in Italy.
The articles in question are: 270bis (subversive association with the purposes of terrorism) and 414 (criminal solicitation). A further article, 280 (attack with the purposes of terrorism), is referring to two of the comrades.
Translation of texts, predisposition, solicitation, defending of criminal acts, conception and dissemination through the web-sites and journals of ideological “insurrectionist-armed struggle” propaganda, money raising to support the imprisoned comrades, and the attack against a substation of Enel [manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas] in Civitavecchia, January 12th, 2016, signed by “Pyrotechnical committee for an extraordinary year F.A.I.-F.R.I.”.
This is the human misery produced by
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Italy: Scripta Manent — 7 other anarchists charged for subversive association (02/06/2017) [en]

On Friday morning, June 2nd, the DIGOS [political police] notified the closing of investigations for crimes 270bis (subversive association) and 414 (criminal solicitation) to 7 anarchist, 4 of them are editors of Croce Nera Anarchica and other 2 of RadioAzione and Anarhija.info websites, with “aggravating” for terrorist purposes. For 2 of them is added the article 280 (attack with terrorist purpose), regarding an explosive attack signed by FAI/FRI against the courthouse of Civitavecchia.
The notification was not combined with a search and those involved were not arrested.
It seems, from the documents, that these wave of charges, made by the same prosecutor Roberto Maria Sparagna, are an extension of operation Scripta Manent, for which will be held the preliminary hearing at Monday, June 5th.
Updates will follow.