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.

Italy – Call for a solidarity presence at the preliminary hearing for operation “Scripta Manent” (05/06/2017) [en]

FOR ANARCHY ALWAYS

A preliminary hearing for the trial in operation “Scripta Manent” will be held on 5th June 2017 in Turin; the hearing is to decide on various charges, including ‘creation and participation in a subversive association’, several explosive attacks on carabinieri, politicians, journalists and companies involved in the construction of prisons and migrants’ detention centres – all claimed by the Informal Anarchist Federation , as well as instigation to commit a crime and attempting to defend criminal acts following pieces published in Croce Nera Anarchica. There are 15 people on trial, 7 of whom are locked up in AS2 sections in the prisons of Ferrara, Alessandria and Rebibbia. The imprisoned comrades are subjected to constant harassment and further restrictions in the communication between one another and with the outside. In spite of this, they are continuing the struggle against the system of domination and keeping up conflictuality through acts of revolt and contributions to the debate between anarchists and the enemy in authority.

In particular:
-In January 2015, 7 anarchists held in the AS2 unit of Ferrara, following noisy protests and strong confrontations with the guards, were given 15 days’ solitary confinement each in turn.
-In August 2016 anarchist Alfredo Cospito smashed the partition glass between the visiting room and the guards’ room in solidarity with the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire; for this reason he’s soon to get 15 days’ solitary confinement.
-In the days following operation “Scripta Manent”, anarchists Anna Beniamino and Alfredo Cospito went on hunger strike to put an end to isolation and the prohibition for those arrested to see each other.
-In September and October 2016, anarchist Marco Bisesti refused to be subjected to a tuberculosis test on his arrival in the prison, following which he spent a long time in the basement of the Rebibbia prison.
-In November 2016, anarchist Alessandro Mercogliano refused to comply with the identification procedure (photos and fingerprinting) in the prison of Ferrara; he’s just finished serving 15 days in solitary confinement.
-In December 2016, anarchist Marco Bisesti damaged the windows of the screws’ office in the AS2 unit of Ferrara, where he’s being held. Not satisfied, as soon as he was in the cell he destroyed the opaque panels installed on the air vents. He too got 7 days in solitary confinement.
-From 3rd to 13th May 2017, anarchist Alfredo Cospito was on hunger strike against censorship, which had become more pressing after the end of the investigation; as a result, practically all incoming and outgoing letters are blocked

Similarly, other comrades held hostages by the State are paying for
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Prison of Ferrara [Italy]: Solitary confinement for the anarchist comrade Alessandro Mercogliano (23/05/2017) [en]

We learn that Sandrone [arrested in op. “Scripta Manent”], as a consequences of his refusal to submit to the rituals of identification (photograph and fingerprint) on his arrival in the section AS2 [high security] of Ferrara prison, he was submitted to 15 days of solitary confinement, over the last weeks. At the present time, he is again in the section with other comrades.

C.N.A. [A.B.C.]

Prison of Ferrara [Italy]: Words of anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito for the Sardinian anarchist Davide Delogu (23/05/2017) [en]

Due to the continuous blocking of incoming and outgoing correspondence and consequently given an unsent text of solidarity, the anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito lets us know that he expresses unconditional solidarity to the Sardinian anarchist comrade Davide Delogu, that he supports his choices of struggle, as well as the communique written by him.

Italy: Update on operation “Scripta Manent” (21/05/2017) [en]

The preliminary hearing for the comrades under investigations in operation “Scripta Manent” has been set at June 5th, in the court of Turin.

Italy: About the struggle of comrade Davide Delogu, Sardinian anarchist prisoner of the Italian State [en]

A few days ago we published on the website of Croce Nera Anarchica news about the attempted prison escape carried out by Sardinian anarchist comrade Davide Delogu, which ended with the machine-guns of the guards pointed to his face. We learned about this news from the phone call that Davide is making weekly with his family.
Davide informs us that he is in total isolation from May 1st and, that the article 14bis will be re-applied against him (six months of constant isolation with censorship imposed on his entire correspondence).
This escape attempt — Davide explains in a personal letter to me, with a document attached — is a Direct Action, part of the campaign for self-liberation, which he decided to launch with the act of May 1st.
Unconditional support to all anarchist comrades who, without regards, fight with dignity.
Support to the hunger strike of imprisoned anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito.
Support to the anarchist revolutionary choices of Sardinian anarchist comrade Davide Delogu.
Complicity and affinity with anarchist comrades, editors of the anarchist journal Vetriolo, who expressed their solidarity to Alfredo Cospito a few days ago.
Sempri pro s’anarchia! Sempri Ainnantis! [in Sardinian: Always for anarchy! Always Forward]

Omar Nioi, Sardinian anarchist, editor of C.N.A. [Anarchist Black Cross]
May 12th, 2017


COMMUNIQUE OF IMPRISONED ANARCHIST COMRADE DAVIDE DELOGU:

Prison and Brucoli [district of Augusta, Sardinia], April 25th 2017
Loose Cannon (... Maybe...)
We are anarchists in prison, some for years, some less, and we daily fight the war against domination, face-to-face with the enemy, inside their cages. We share the refusal and the disdain, clashing with the prison authority and its bareaucratic [play on words with bars and bureaucratic] discipline every day.
Therefore, we are cannons that are not loose (for now...), whose explosions, as the recent and the past acts teach, create disruption, material damage and the shattering of prison logic (that, as anarchist, has already been destroyed!). Sending certainly a vital stimulus of action inside a complex desolate swamp, to live your own anarchy, right here, right now, immediately!
Continuing to live like a cannon that is not loose (... maybe...) , I open with the acts a campaign (for those who want to accept it, otherwise I will do it alone, like I always did) of self-liberation, that will
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Genova — Valbisagno [Italy]: Mobile phone mast sabotaged in solidarity with imprisoned anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito on hunger strike (12/05/2017) [en]

Mobile phone mast sabotaged in solidarity with prisoner Alfredo Cospito on hunger strike against the censorship imposed on those arrested in op. Scripta Manent. Break the isolation

Spoleto [Italy]: Damage for anarchist prisoner comrade Alfredo Cospito, against the censorship (06/05/2017) [en]

On the night between May 5th and 6th a text was sprayed on Courthouse “Freedom for Cospito and Gai” and “Break the isolation”.
Damaged the nearby Post Office ATM.
Break the isolation

Italy: Anarchist journal “Vetriolo” — Solidarity with imprisoned anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito on hunger strike (05/05/2017) [en]

On May 3th, the anarchist Alfredo Cospito — prisoner in high security regime AS2 of Ferrara prison for the kneecapping of Adinolfi, CEO of Ansaldo Nucleare, and recently recipient of another arrest warrant for the operation “scripta manent” — started a ten-days hunger strike against the censorship that blocks most of his incoming and outgoing correspondence. Alfredo is asking comrades to send lot of books, magazines, letters to support his hunger strike and break the isolation dictated by prison censorship.
The prosecutor Sparagna from Turin is imposing the censor against the comrades imprisoned for operation “scripta manent”. In the last few months the censorship has become more stringent, and a lot of correspondence is systematically censored and blocked; books, magazines and any kind of stuff sent him almost never reach the destination. The censor struck also a text that Alfredo sent us in December, to be published in “Vetriolo”. In the same way an Anna’s text, for another publication, was seized in January. At the same time, not one single copy of our journal reached Alfredo and other prisoners: seized by guards, or frequently simply disappeared.
It is clear that if isolation against comrades becomes more intense and so pressing is also, and above all, because of the censorship and the blocking of correspondence. It is clear that the power can not tolerate that comrades contribute to the discussion between rebellious and enemies of authority. The miserable work of spying and the censorship are systematically intensified because the power presumes and imagines that it can annihilates and silences the anarchists in its prisons.
It is necessary therefore make a brief analysis of this odious tool of
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UK: Three new publications on the anarchist armed struggle against power by Untorelli Press (04/2017) [en]

Untorelli Press presents three new publications on the anarchist armed struggle against power.

- A Few Words of “Freedom”: An Interview with Alfredo Cospito by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Imprisoned Members Cell

Beyond Right & Wrong by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

Let’s Become Dangerous: For the Diffusion of the Black International by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

These publications are a continuation of our Anarchist Guerrilla Series, dedicated to Darko Mathers, nihilist-anarchist of Dark Matter Publications, who passed away in 2014. For more texts against civil anarchism and for combative anarchy, visit darkmatter.noblogs.org