Italy: Open Letter To The Anarchist & Anti-Authoritarian Movement (2003) [en]

Released by the FAI (Informal) in 2003 after a series of letter-bomb attacks against State targets across the EU.



As the consolidation of the EU is going on quickly and assuming all the wickedness of the political, economic, military-repressive choices of the various States, and as a European constitution that re-establishes and legitimates EU dominion is about to be ratified, the first Informal Anarchist Federation struggle campaign has started. We could not deny ourselves the pleasure of actively criticising the six-month’s Italian presidency of the EU, which is coming to an end. We are aware that, behind any official rhetoric, the decisions that have been taken during the last months will bring about new practises of exploitation and dominion. In Fortress Europe, where not only the borders between exploiters and exploited are defended with the arms, we oppose trade agreements and the militarization of the territory with free agreements between those who struggle against dominion, as we want to demonstrate that not only is the struggle possible, but it is also an absolute necessity.

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Italy: Two communiques from imprisoned anarchist Salvatore Vespertino – Ghespe [it]

Here are two communiques by Ghespe, written with a month between them

I was arrested along with 7 other people in the umpteenth Digos [General Investigations and Special Operations Division] and ROS [Special Operations Group of Carabinieri], operation. Imagination never fails that scum (wish their health also failed them) and anyone who even just glanced at the newspapers knows very well how they went crazy this time too. But it must be said that although the papers read like a thriller (pretty third rate), they mention 3 events that have little to do with the imagination: the Molotov that flew over the Carabinieri barracks in Rovezzano in April, the ‘device’ that exploded at the casapound bookshop ‘il bargello’, where a specialized police bomb disposal expert lost an eye and a hand, and the fact that all those arrested are anarchists. Up until now Paska and I are the only ones to be held in jail.

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Italy: News from Florence (10/2017) [en]

On the 1st of January 2017, following the explosion of home-made bomb in front of the fascist bookshop in which a policeman from the bomb disposal unit lost a hand and an eye, several homes of comrades were searched. The police were hoping to find firearms and/or explosives. The searches didn’t lead to nothing except for the seizure of pamphlets, computers, clothing and other generic objects (or can say materials). An investigation against persons unknown was launched with intention to charge with the offences “manufacturing, possession, and transportation of an explosive or incendiary device to a public place” and “attempted murder”.

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Italy: Call for International Solidarity on 16 November — Scripta Manent Trial [en]

On November 16th, at 10 am, in front of the high security court in Turin, will be held the first hearing of the trial Scripta Manent, and it will be a long-running case, in which 22 anarchist comrades are charged, and seven of them are still in prison.

The repressive State apparatus accuses a part of the anarchist movement of attacking it with the practices of: destructive direct action against its structures and its men, realization and distribution of anarchist publications, and support for revolutionary prisoners.

The theorem of prosecutor Sparagna is that the positions of accused comrades are isolated and distant from the anarchist context.

It is a blatant attempt to factionalise and confine the anarchism to certain fenced enclosures, legal and interpretative.

We demolish the attempt to isolate these comrades and we affirm that the practices and positions they are accused of, constitute a patrimony of all anarchists and revolutionaries, and we reaffirm our closeness and our solidarity with the defendants.

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Italy: Updates on anarchist comrade Pierloreto Fallanca — Pasca (10/2017) [en]

From a letter dated 1st October received from the prison in Lecce, we learned of Paska’s intention to begin a hunger strike next day, and to stage several protests against his prison conditions throughout the month of October, until he’s moved to another unit or prison.

He was arrested on 3rd August and held in the prison of Lecce. Initially Paska was kept in solitary confinement, then he was transferred to the ‘arrivals’ unit where he is still being held. In the ‘arrivals’ unit, unlike the others, the (single) cells remain locked all day: the only times of sociality are 2 hours in the exercise yard in the morning and in the afternoon and in the recreation hall. Requests for special visits have always been rejected on the pretext of formalities. As concerns telephone calls the procedure continues to be troubled, whereas censorship of letters was revoked recently.

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Italy: Anarchist comrades Billy, Costa and Silvia have trial process ended (10/2017) [en]

A few days ago the trial court in Turin held a hearing of the trial going on in the Italian state against eco-anarchist comrades Billy, Costa and Silvia. The Supreme Court confirmed the “non-procedural default of jurisdiction”, as already decided at first instance and in appeal, for the principle of not being able to process twice a defendant for the same act. It then closes once and for all, with this definitive decision, their affair in the state courts.

Solidarity to the comrades – Fire to IBM and the techno-prison world

Hamburg [Germany] / Italy: Anarchist comrade Riccardo released from prison (05/10/2017) [en]

The anarchist comrade Riccardo, arrested and imprisoned since 7 July 2017 for the days of riots against G20 in Hamburg, was released today (5 October), following the court decision that sentenced him to 1 year and 9 months, but with the benefit of suspended sentence.

Solidarity with the rebells of G20!

Freedom for all!

Italy / Germany: Upcoming trial of imprisoned anarchist Riccardo in Hamburg (05/10/2017) [en]

The trial that will see Riccardo accused will be held on 5 October at 9.00 at the court of Altona – Hamburg (Max Bauer Allee 91.)
It will be open but we donot yet know whether the judgment will be on the same day or will slip to another date. It depends on the hearing (in many cases they have been judged in a single day also because the defendants have confessed).
He will be judged by the second degree court that has sentences from two years upwards (in Germany the courts are divided into 3 levels based on the requested sentence, it is not a special court).
The formal charges are: breach of the peace, attack by assault and resistance.
Regarding mail censorship, there have not been any systematic blocks but some letters are blocked (so far they are 3, spread over time: a postcard, a letter, an envelope containing newspapers from Hamburg). Then envelopes containing counter-informative material and brochures were blocked.

Address: Riccardo Lupano — Jva Billwerder — Dweerlandweg 100 — 22113 Hamburg — Germany

Italy – Issue 8 of eco anarchist publication “Fenrir” is out (09/2917) [en]

Issue 8 of FENRIR [in Italian], eco anarchist publication in support of prisoners, direct action, with updates and analysis on the anarchist struggle and the struggle for animal, human and earth liberation all over the world, is now available. 84 pages, A4

In this issue:
– Editorial
– If not now, when?
– For a Dangerous June
– A string of attacks on energy infrastructures and discussion among anarchists
– On anonymity, claims and reproducibility of actions
– An ongoing wreck?
– Science at the service of repression
– The individual in technological society. The slavery of automatization
– In the digital era
– What’s energy for?
– Celebration songs from
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Italy / Germany: Updates on trial against the imprisoned anarchist Riccardo (05/10/2017) [en]

The date of the hearing against Riccardo, charged with criminal offences relating to riots against G20 in Hamburg in July, is set. It will be held on 5 October at the Court of Hamburg.
We call on everyone to take part in solidarity presence, organised for that day, in the courtroom (Riccardo will be there) and at the Court, as well as in activities which will be promoted in Genoa during those days. The updates will follow.

A meeting to discuss solidarity initiatives and updates
TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER, squat Il Mainasso — 6, Square Santa Maria in Passione — Genoa

Italy: Anarchist newspaper “Vetriolo” issue 1 is out, autumn 2017 [en]

We published issue 1 of anarchist paper Vetriolo at last. At the same time we also printed issue 0 for those who have recently asked for copies, as it had been out of stock for a while. After several months of censorship the contribution anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito wrote last winter for the previous issue has arrived. His letter had been blocked and seized on order of inquisitor judge Sparagna, the “scripta manent” operation’s instigator.
In this new issue there’s space for analysis on questions that were raised in the previous one, in particular the questions of cities, political alliances and internationalism, the history of the exploited’ movement and the continuation of an attempt at the analysis and elaboration of an anarchist theory of the State. Moreover we also treated other questions: a critical reflection of the concept of consistency; another one on survival in urban spaces and the changes that the latter undergo; an article of analysis on technology, in particular robotics, from an ecological point of view and in terms of its social and antisocial consequences. We dedicate an important part to the issue of “war”. With our often bitter tone and polemic articles we
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Italy: Updates on operation “Scripta Manent” (23/08/2017) [en]

On 23/8, mail censorship expired for anarchist comrades Alfredo Cospito, Nicola Gai, Danilo Cremonese, Valentina Speziale, Anna Beniamino, Alessandro Mercogliano, Marco Bisesti. Turin prosecutors can’t renew it but the prison can for ‘security reasons’.
Some of the letters were unblocked and are circulating more quickly. But we don’t exclude that letters might be blocked again.
CNA

(translated by Act For Freedom Now! )

Italy: Updates on the arrests in Florence (25/08/2017) [en]

Today 25/8/ the court of review decided over anarchist comrade Salvatore Vespertino, and the result will be known in a few days. In the meantime through his letters Salvatore asks for anarchist publications and tells us that hard cover books are not handed out.
As far as anarchist comrade Pierloreto Fallanca is concerned, we learn that he’s subjected to censorship, and that the investigating judge issued another order of remand in custody for criminal association, thus withdrawing the charge of participation in the 1st January attack in Florence for which he had been originally arrested.
CNA

(translated by Act For Freedom Now! )

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...
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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 Plague
On 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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