Italy: Declaration of “Scripta Manent” accused at the hearing of May 31st [en]

In view of the presence in solidarity at the court on 31 March, we are writing these few lines to reaffirm a few fundamental concepts regarding this trial and the court carrying it out. First of all, we reaffirm our closeness to the arrested comrades: for us they are brothers and the pride with which they are confronting this little theatre makes us proud.

We also reaffirm our attachment, stronger than ever, to the anarchist ideal and our hatred of this society that thrives on death and exploitation. We are anarchists, it is normal for the State to attack us, we do not expect anything else from you and this is why your repression does not surprise us except for its clumsiness and scares us even less. In fact, after a year and a half you find us with the same positions of attack on this system. We are accused of terrorism, but we continue to point the finger at the State and its laws that you administer which legitimize the exploitation, exclusion and death of millions of people throughout the world every day, to protect the interests of those who profit from all this. It is you who are under accusation: the dead in the wars in the Middle East and Africa, those who drown while fleeing poverty, the increasingly fierce exploitation of labour, the plundering of resources and the destruction of ecosystems, living conditions more and more like survival and the ever deeper interference in our lives by the State. The law would like to treat the dissent that all this generates with jail, branding it as a crime, but it takes a lot more to shut us up.

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Italy: Op.Scripta Manent – Solidarity Presence in the Court (31/05/2018) [en]

Anyone who forgets prisoners of social war, has forgotten the war itself! (Paris, 2016)

The state strikes and will continue to strike anarchists and revolutionaries as long as these are worthy of their name.

The Scripta Manent trial, begun in June 2017, concerns 40 years of the history of the anarchist movement, of which we are a part, and is continuing at a fast pace.

The cornerstone of the accusatory theorem of this inquest is based on the differentiation between “good” and “bad” anarchists and an instrumental interpretation, by the repressive apparatus, of the debate within in the anarchist movement.

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Italy: Updates on Scripta Manent No. 2 – March 2018 [en]

Text written by Anna and Marco about the progress of the trial in which they are defendants for the Scripta Manent operation.


At the hearings of January and February the witnesses for the accusation (originally the PM Sparagna mentioned there would be about seventy) have continued to be heard, mainly Turin Digos [political police], police, carabinieri, bomb disposal experts, witnesses, the forensic departments of Rome and of the Ris [carabinieri forensic unit] of Parma, all in relation to the specific crimes alleged. Also some editors or former editors of Radio Blackout of Turin have been called to testify on the receiving of some claims, and an occupant of the Asilo [squat in Turin] in relation to knowing and corresponding with the defendants.

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Czech Republic: High court in Prague confirmed acquittance of all defendants on March 27th [en]

High court in Prague confirmed acquittance of all 5 anarchist defendants as result of appeal hearing on the 27th of March.

These are good news for sure and it also means that we overcame some part of “Fénix”, which meant something different to all of us: long months in prison, deprivation of anonymity or exhausting solidarity campaign, to put it shortly. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t make illusions about winning against repressions legally in courts, ever. Also High court’s decision doesn’t bring any kind of certainty for future, and already now we can see the top of other pile of police shit coming over horizon or even closer, a.k.a. Fénix 2, which literally is desperate attempt for revanche, an effort to get something against our comrades and restore a bit stinking idea of legitimacy of police and prisons, in czech context at least.

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Italy: Update Scripta Manent [en]

The anarchist comrade Anna Beniamino (arrested in September 2016 in the framework of operation Scripta Manent, currently detained in Rebibbia prison, Rome) has informed us (2 April 2018) that “the inevitable loudly comments”, made during the ongoing trial for the aforementioned operation, “earned” her and Marco Bisesti (detained since 09/2016, too, currently in Alessandria prison) a couple of disciplinary reports, commuted to a few days of solitary confinement.

Both comrades are laughing at “punishment”.

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Rebibbia prison — Rome [Italy]: “Right you are… if you think you are” — Text by anarchist comrade Anna Beniamino (01/2018) [en]

Reflections and updates on a trial

There’s not much to be said about an episode of repression, after all it’s the simple cyclical occurrence of action and reaction – or even on how repression plays dirty – another well-known fact. At most these are just a few notes on the development of techniques and strategies.

This I’ll try to do. More than a year after the arrests, with the trial already underway, a crack has opened in the censuring bell jar and the court papers been disclosed in all their misery after the short report on the last issue of “Croce Nera” and the latest developments on the closure of investigations and the preliminary hearing.

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UK: Negazine no. 1 / 2017 – A new journal published by anarchists [it]

When reading the following pages it would be well to put everything that we already know about technology aside. Indeed, what knowledge or hypothesis passed off as certainty makes up the scientific aspect of technology? Not much.

Negazine is not an easy read. On the contrary, reading it requires a certain level of effort and the will to put oneself on the line. And it couldn’t be otherwise, given the subjects it goes into. Negazine offers neither certain answers nor slogans to write on the next wall.

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Genoa [Italy]: Righi telecommunications repeater up in flames (13/03/2018) [en]

We live in a world where being connected is essential if we want to keep up with the times and keep pace with the neurotic rhythm that modern society is offering us.
Human relationships have broken up behind displays, Apps.
Without WhatsApp you risk being excluded from your group of friends… seriously.
At work, in the family, as a couple, we all need to be constantly available: “send your precise position”, “send a selfie “, “listen to this voice message”.

Although we realize that “perhaps” we’re spending a lot of time at home, links are becoming more and more virtual and our first thought as soon as we get in after a day’s work is to turn on the pc, we don’t want to figure out for ourselves that something’s wrong, we’re lying to ourselves.
It’s a well-known fact that technology and its damsels have full control over our lives today, what needs to be analysed is why we’ve accepted it.

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Italy: Update on “Scripta Manent” prisoners (03/2018) [en]

All the defendants who are able to attend the hearings have expressed a desire to see a possible solidarity presence in the courtroom.

Marco has attended some of the last hearings, but he doesn’t know whether he will attend or not the next ones, since lately he is attending alone.

Anna obtained the permit to attend the hearings of 7th and 8th, therefore we CALL FOR A SOLIDARITY PRESENCE IN COURTROOM to give them a sign of closeness and support.

For all we know, Danilo, Alfredo and Anna get their mail regularly. They are fine and in high spirit.

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Rome [Italy]: Atennas and phone masts torched (12/02/2018) [en]

On the night of 12 February, in the vicinity of metro/bus station Ponte Mammolo in Rome, antennas and cell masts have been torched.

Against technological domination, let’s sabotage the alienation caused by smartphones, social networks e by everything that produces fictive social interactions and misery of human relations.

Solidarity to all anarchist prisoners locked up in jails.

A greeting to Cello, Greg and Ghespe


Bra$il: Meeting in solidarity, against operation “Érebo” (04/03/2018) [en]

On Sunday (04/03), at 4:00 p.m., there will be a talk in solidarity with the anarchists persecuted in the southern region of the territory dominated by the Brazilian state.

The meeting will take place in the “center of social culture”, in São Paulo downtown.

During our conversation, there will be reading of counter-informatives and exchange of similar ideas.

For this, we prepared a booklet with some of the texts written on this subject. The material is available in Portuguese, Spanish, English and Italian for free distribution.

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Greece: Update on anarchist hunger striker Ntinos Giagtzoglou (25/02/2018) [en]

Today, 24/02, early in the morning, a group of police special forces (EKAM) entered Korydallos prison and abducted comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou (who is on hunger strike since 21/02 demanding his permanent transfer in Korydallos prison, located in Athens) in order to transfer him to Larisa prison. Th comrade fought back which resulted in him being injured by the pigs. He wasn’t allowed to take any of his stuff, not even his medicine.
As an immediate response, the rest of the prisoners rose up and captured all prison wings, demanding a meeting with a representative of the Justice Department. They demand the immediate return of Konstantinos in Korydallos prison.
As a result of the massive mobilization in Korydallos, Malandrino and Chania prisons, a representative of the Justice Department has met with representatives of the prisoners in Korydallos prison (the whole prison was occupied by the prisoners for 5 hours) and has promised them that there will be a new council in session in Monday to examine our comrade’s demand. The prisoners ended the occupation warning him that they will take action again if the comrade’s demand is not met.
Ntinos is now in Larisa prison and announced that he will escalate his hunger strike to thirst strike starting from Sunday, 25/02/2018. He has also published a letter about his struggle.
The comrade’s letter:

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Greece: Updates on anarchist prisoner-hunger striker Konstantinos Giagtzoglou (24/02/2018) [en]

Today, 24/02, early in the morning, a group of police special forces (EKAM) entered Korydallos prison and abducted comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou (who is on hunger strike since 21/02 demanding his permanent transfer in Korydallos prison, located in Athens) in order to transfer him to Larisa prison. Th comrade fought back which resulted in him being injured by the pigs. He wasn’t allowed to take any of his stuff, not even his medicine.

As an immediate response, the rest of the prisoners rose up and captured all prison wings, demanding a meeting with a representative of the Justice Department. They demand the immediate return of Konstantinos in Korydallos prison.

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Horror Vacui [en]

There are anarchists who run after uprisings on other continents wherever the spotlights of the media fall. There are anarchists who talk about “fortress Europe” and they don’t even know which States are part of the EU. There are anarchists who struggle against the borders and they don’t even know where the Schengen frontier runs. There are anarchists who, like “good white men”, see in the “dark-skinned” non-EU people potential comrades, and they don’t even notice that there are European non-EU people. There are anarchists who talk about internationalism and they don’t even know (or don’t give a fuck) what happens on their own continent. There are anarchists who express solidarity with all prisoners (or all political prisoners), as if the prison is really a correctional facility that automatically turns a human being into a better person (or a comrade/anarchist). There are anarchists who think of antifa as their comrades, as if the left-wing/extreme-left movements/parties are the lesser evil in an illusory revolutionary front. There are anarchists who get into the role of victims, just because they are a woman, gay, trans etc.., as if it is not enough to be “simply” a human being to be oppressed by the Power (as if this notion is
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Brasil: Months for anti-authoritarian agitation for the anarchic offensive against “Operation Érebo” [en]

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Insubmissive solidarity to all persecuted anarchists in the southern region of the territory dominated by the Brazilian state.

We call for extensive action in the months of February and March in response to the “operation érebo”.

In 2017, the civil police of Porto Alegre initiated the so-called “érebo operation” to persecute anarchists and libertarian spaces. It is clear for us that the state wants to overthrow everyone who makes their ideas a real threat.

No aggression will remain unanswered. In light of this, we call for immediate responses to come from all corners against the enemy. We will not be in the cowardly defense, waiting for the next juridical police step to hit us.

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Czech Republic: How long will last the exploitation of prisoners by the police and courts? [en]

If there’s somebody forced to work for somebody else under the threat of violence, it’s something that we usually call enslavement or exploitation. However, if Czech police and courts use this practice, they call it differently: preparation of the convicted for their jobs and helping the state. There’s no point in arguing about appropriate words, where it’s obvious that the state institutions are committing organized crime on the prisoners. The point is to make these crimes stop.

To make clear what crimes I’m talking about, I’ll first give the word to the officials of Všehrdy prison. On the prison website they write: ”With the end of the year approaching, we would like to inform our fellow citizens about the fact, that the prisoners from Všehrdy prison have participated in recovery of the property of different state and municipal institutions in our region during the whole year completely free of charge, in the form of the so-called extramural working activities. …(…)… They, for example, painted the administrative building of shooting range for the Police of Czech Republic, fixed the terrain around the shooting range, removed the invasive trees, repaired and built new target equipment and pruned trees around the driveway. They facilitated moving of the police school and moving and assembling the furniture for the Police of Teplice. And, like in the last year, they painted the area of the District court in Chomutov and moved the furniture.”

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Nothing is over, everything continues… [en]

Project of anarchist counter-information Fire On The Horizon:

For 5 years now our group of comrades has been involved in two projects that have striven to shed light in the darkness that is the ‘prison island.’ The original desire was to continue the legacy that anarchist-nihilist comrade Darko Mathers had begun with his own similar project. It was not our intention to copy or imitate, but to continue in our own way a much needed dissemination of anti-social, individualistic, nihilistic, anti-civilisation, insurrectionary anarchy along with a healthy influx of attacks that were not necessary linked to the anarchic circles but fitted within what can be done on this island of passivity. At moments we also included influences from comrades abroad to spread the anarchy of praxis but also to show limited international solidarity.

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Chile: Verdict of “Case bombs II” – Juan Flores, first comrade condemned by the antiterrorist law, Nataly and Enrique absolved (21/12/2018) [it]

Yesterday the judges self-defined themselves as representatives of power, of goodness in the world and guarded by laws and penal codes, attacked with their sentences those who defied the established order. Just as the guillotines were lowered, the electric discharges were unleashed, the forces squeezed on irreducible loops after great inquisitorial processes.

Today the courts of justice intend to smash in years the comrades in prison, to destroy with apparent cleanliness and in an unpleasant way the lives of those who raise their heads against this order.

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Italy: Updates “Scripta Manent” — Anarchist comrade Valentina Speziale transferred to house arrest (22/12/2017) [en]

The anarchist comrade Valentina Speziale, arrested in September 2017 in the operation “Scripta Manent”, was released from prison of Rome and transferred to house arrest.
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Rome [Italy]: 6 cars of ENI-energy company torched (01/12/2017) [en]

Rome, December 1st.

6 “enjoy” cars of car-sharing Eni-Trenitalia [developed by gas&oil company in partnership with Fiat and Trenitalia, primary train operator owned by the Italian government] for its involvement in Libya.
Let’s attack ENI everywhere.

Solidarity to the detainees and the accused for Scripta Manent, for Florence, to comrades hit by repression for the cop cars torched in France and Poland, to accused from Brenner Pass and to all those who do not bend to this rotten existent. A greeting to Krem in solitary confinement.

Santiago [Chile]: Rally outside court and date of verdict against compas (21/12/2017) [it]

Absolute solidarity with the compas Nataly, Juan, Enrique and all the revolutionary prisoners.
Down with indifference!
Solidarity is not an empty word, it is the actions to break the chains!

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The court set for Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 9:00 am, reading the verdict against the companheirxs Juan, Nataly and Enrique in the so-called “Case Bombs II”.
Always attentive: Solidarity with Juan, Nataly and Enrique!!!

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Chile : Update about the comrades Nataly, Enrique and Juan [en]

On Monday, December 11, the process of “replicas” of the Bombas 2 case begins, which consists of discussing the most “solid” arguments of the accusation against the comrades, where the accusations and respective defenses will be confronted.

It is estimated that this process lasts the week of December 11 to 15.

When the aftershocks are finished, there is a maximum period of 48 hours (working days) for the judges to call the final verdict: to declare guilt or innocence (in terms of power).

A call is made to be attentive to the date of the verdict, which is estimated to be between Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19.

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Operazione Érebo – La guerra contro gli anarchici in Brasile [it]

[with English subtitles]

https://vimeo.com/246373408

Il 25 ottobre 2017 a Porto Alegre, sul territorio occupato dallo Stato brasiliano, diversi spazi anarchici, abitativi e sociali, sono stati perquisiti dalla polizia. Sono stati sequestrati computer, striscioni, libri e bottiglie. Questo ha provocato un’enorme campagna guidata dallo Stato e dai media ufficiali per criminalizzare individui e idee anarchiche.

Molti stanno rispondendo a questo attacco a livelli differenti e con ogni tipo di tattica.

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Rome [Italy]: Explosive Attack Against a Carabinieri Police Station by Santiago Maldonado Cell / FAI-FRI (07/12/2017) [en]

In times of social peace and compliance there is no better reply than action. A stimulus, a continuity and a jolt to wake up those who sleep.

Acting on one’s own initiative breaks the compliance and inaction and ignites those whose blood boils.

The anarchic praxis of attack must be the basic stimulus of anarchy, otherwise it is a walking dead. Action is necessary to make us alive in the ways we consider opportune, removed from every program, hierarchical and vertical structure. Many revolutionary practices are part of an anarchism in its bowels.

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Uruguay: Solidarity with the persecuted by the operation Erebo in Brazil [en]

From October 24, a new operation of repression and intimidation is being carried out on the anti-authoritarian and anarchist movement in general in the city of Porto Alegre, attacking individual houses, social centers, occupations, libraries and anarchist spaces.

The actions of the civil police, the press and its media spectacle have also led to the preparation of the persecutory montage with the intention of generating fear, isolating the struggles and solidarities,generating the context to intensify the perscussions, the prepotencies and the harassment towards companeros and nearby.

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