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.


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.


Italy: Sripta Manent trial (started on 16/11/2017) — Statement to the court by anarchist Alfredo Cospito [en]

(translated by act for freedom now!)

On 16/11/2017 the SCRIPTA MANENT trial began inside the bunker courtroom of ‘Le Vallette’ prison in Turin. Imprisoned anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito read a long declaration. Alfredo was not present in court as he was subjected to video conferencing from inside the AS2 unit in the prison of Ferrara.

Declaration to the Court:

Benevento 14th August 1878- Turin 16th 2017

Malefactors on trial

The Union of Egoists is your instrument, it is the sword with which you increase your natural strength; the Union exists thanks to you. Society, on the other hand, demands much from you and it exists without you; in short, society is sacred, Union is yours; society uses you, the Union–you use it – Stirner

O, gentlemen, the time of life is short! .. An if we live, we live to tread on kings — Shakespeare, Henry IV

I regret every crime in my life that I haven’t committed, every desire that I have not satisfied – Senna Hoy


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.


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 the 2nd part of Op. “Scripta Manent” (06/06/2017) [en]


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, 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

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


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

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

Prison of Latina [Italy] – A letter from anarchist comrade Anna Beniamino [en]


The prosecution in Turin have decided to put an entire anarchist tendency on trial: anti-organisation Anarchism. This isn’t a sensationalist and defensive overstatement, it’s what Turin’s investigating judge, Anna Ricci, enacted with the arrest warrants issued in July 2016, and enforced in September, probably to avoid disrupting the summer holidays of some pubic official.
The inquisitors’ choice is clear from the ridiculous framework that appeared in the arrest warrant papers, a product of the deleterious encounter between the mind of some cop and the rushed reading of a wikipedia summary. The framework gives shape to a repressive-Manichean vision of a ‘social anarchy’, a good and harmless one, and an (anti-social and anti-classist) ‘individual anarchy’, violent and palatable to repression, whose method is the ‘anti-organization model’.
By making the necessary distinctions, this framework aims to define a specific camp, to create a cage, so that from a generic ‘insurrectionism’, (a sub-product of the anti-organization model), always violent and liable to punishment to varying degrees, sub-species can be pulled out to form different strands of the investigation[1] for Italian cops: ‘classic insurrectionism’, ‘social insurrectionism’, ‘eco insurrectionism’ and the ‘informal anarchist federation’.
That different tensions and tendencies exist within Anarchism is a fact, but it’s also true that this type of rigid categorisation is an inherent feature of the mindset and requirements of the inquisitors, who are set on delineating a specific area in order to make their manoeuvres as best they can: it is within this space that the following operation lies.
Historically, solidarity with revolutionary prisoners has been a focal point of interest for anarchists and a way to come together and build a rebellious sensibility: revolutionary solidarity not solidarity with revolutionaries.
Devised by Turin’s Digos and prosecutors back in 2012, in the wake of 20 years of recurring and failed repressive attempts, operation Scripta Manent led to the arrest of

Italy: Operation “Scripta Manent” — Solidarity poster (12/2016) [en]

How many beings have gone through life without ever wake up!
And how many others have realized that they have lived
only for the monotonous tick-tock of the clocks.

It is a great joy
to see blow up
barracks, courthouses and
agents of Power.

The system and its structures are not abstract, they are clearly visible;
the perpetrators have names and surnames
and they can be easily identified.
To each his own choice.

Since 2003 various cells of Informal Anarchist Federation have carried out dozens of direct actions across Italy. On September 6th with operation “Scripta Manent” the State have imprisoned 8 anarchist comrades, accusing them of some of these actions. We don’t need to know who carried out these actions and if there are any connections with the arrested comrades. Our heart will continue to beat with everyone who choose a path of non submission and of attack on Power.

Solidarity with Valentina, Danilo, Anna, Marco, Sandro, Daniele, Nicola, Alfredo and with all anarchist imprisoned everywhere.


Italija: Operacija “Scripta Manent” — Solidarni plakat
Koliko je bića prošlo kroz život, a da se nikada nije probudilo!
I koliko drugih je shvatilo da su živjeli samo za monotoni tik-tak satova.

Velika je radost
gledati eksplozije
kasarni, sudova
i predstavnika moći.

Sistem i njegove strukture nisu apstraktni, sasvim su jasno vidljivi;
odgovnorni posjeduju imena i prezimena
i mogu se lako pronaći.
Svakome njegov izbor

Od 2003. razne ćelije Neformalne Anarhističke Federacije izvele su na desetine direktnih akcija diljem Italije. 6. Septembra operacijom “Scripta Manent” država je zatvorila 8 anarhističkih drugova i drugarica, optužujući ih za neka od tih djela. Ne zanima nas da znamo tko je izveo ta djela i da li postoje ikakve veze s uhapšenim drugovima. Naše srca nastavit će kucati uz svakoga tko odabere put ne pokoravanja i napada na Moć.

Solidarnost s Valentinom, Danilom, Annom, Marcom, Sandrom, Danieleom, Nicolom, Alfredom i sa svim zatvorenim anarhistima bilo gdje.
Aut Aut [en]

When I translated and published the pamphlet Individuality and the anarchist group, signed by one of the CCF cells, Guerilla Urbana Cell, I added in a note that I didn’t do it because I agree with the content, but to make public how much this project, in my opinion, has turned away from its original form of tension to propose (or re-propose) an anarchist individualism which, in some ways, can be found in the pages of a different insurrectionist theory, but in this case approaching or even in some points leading to formal ideas, that is the formal organization.
Similar proposals (informal platform, structured and specific organization) have already been criticized, both in the writing of comrade Alfredo Cospito addressed to the Greek comrades and in the text of some comrades who made up the CARI-PGG, and recently in the last reflection, about the mentioned text, by the comrade of RadioAzione.
This following is just a collection of random thoughts which crossed my mind when I was translating the text, random pieces that do not compose a figurative mosaic, but a personal abstract image open to interpretation, because I do not possess the truth to be transmitted, certainly not to be commodify.
This pamphlet discusses various issues and many of them, from my point of view, erode the concept of individualism itself (both on theoretical and practical level). And those (at least, the authors of the text) who embraced the idea of ​​F.A.I., propagating the nihilistic version of anarchy, are now proposing to distort it, trying to redirect it in forms (structures) that are more appropriate, I dare say , to “communist insurrectionalism” than an anarchist one, perhaps more similar to the groups like 17N; trying to structuring the informal anarchy in platforms, fixed organizations, clusters, groups, sub-groups, test-groups etc. The text is an attempt to launch a proposal completely antithetical to F.A.I., but keeping the same adjective “informal”. Not because someone holds the “copyright” onto it, but because it eclipses everything informal and individualistic in this project. From my personal experience, if I think that a project does not meet my needs, I will be free create another one, without trying to convince others to adapt to my needs. In contrary, it would mean, for me, play politics.
I don’t want with these words, for the sake of anarchy, impose my ideas to someone. I just think it might be better for one who plans such a structured and fixed organization to give it, perhaps, more appropriate name. “Informal”, in document of F.A.I. in Italian language (”Open letter to the anarchist and anti-authoritarian movement”): “Furthermore, whoever takes part into the informal organization is a militant only when preparing and carrying out an action. The organization, therefore, does not affect the entire life and projects of the comrades (...) “. Then, if in some other language this concept has different meanings there were maybe some misunderstanding.
In this pamphlet individualism is corroded on several points, just to name a few, criticizing even the robberies done by anarchists for purely personal purposes, and not for the great cause. How selfish these anarchists are, those who satisfy their egos realizing their desires, simultaneously

Italy: Update on comrades arrested in operation “Scripta Manent” (27/10/2016) [en]

So, to recap, the situation of imprisoned comrades for the operation “Scripta Manent” is as follows...
Alfredo and Anna stopped their hunger strike, carried out while deathly silence prevailed outside. They ended the hunger strike following the revocation of prohibition on meeting between the arrested comrades in the same prisons. Therefore, Alfredo could meet Nicola again, and Anna was able to meet Valentina.
Instead, the prohibition on meeting is still applied in prison of Alessandria, where Alessandro and Marco are detained, and in prison of Terni where Danilo and Daniele are being held, despite the latter should not be in the High Security section AS2 for the charges he is being investigated for.
The comrades receive mail almost regularly (some letters and some envelopes with hard copy of updates from Internet are blocked).
I would remind to write to comrades in order to break the isolation that the prison itself creates. I would remind as well to put in envelope everything the comrades need to write you back (envelope, paper and stamp), to save their money which they are unfortunately forced to spend on weekly shopping inside the prison.

Break the isolation!
Solidarity and complicity with Alfredo, Nicola, Anna, Danilo, Valentina, Marco, Sandrone and Daniele!


BISESTI MARCO: Strada Alessandria, 50/A – 15121 San Michele, Alessandria (AL)
MERCOGLIANO ALESSANDRO: Strada Alessandria, 50/A – 15121 San Michele, Alessandria (AL)
BENIAMINO ANNA: Via Aspromonte, 100 – 04100 – Latina LT
CREMONESE DANILO EMILIANO: Str. delle Campore, 32 – 05100 Terni TR
SPEZIALE VALENTINA: Via Aspromonte, 100 – 04100 – Latina LT
ALFREDO COSPITO I NICOLA GAI are still in Ferrara prison, section of high security AS2 (via Arginone 327, 44122 Ferrara)
DANIELE: Str. delle Campore, 32 – 05100 Terni TR

The account of Croce Nera Anarchica [Anarchist Black Cross] is open for money collected for the arrested comrades:
N° Carta PostePay: 4023 6009 1934 2891
addressed to: Omar Nioi
Being an emergency the money will be used to support the comrades in prison, but also for legal costs.
For any information, here is the address of Croce Nera Anarchica: croceneranarchica (at)

Prison of Ferrara [Italy]: Letter of anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito (20/10) [en]

Note by This letter was written during the hunger strike of comrade, started 3/10 and ended 25/10 when he was released from isolation, a punishment for his solidarity act with the CCF, and now he can meet the comrade Nicola Gai again (both in high surveillance wing). The comrade Anna Beniamino ended her hunger strike too, began 10/10, and she can finally meet the comrade Valentina Speziale, in the same prisof of Latina, both arrested in operation “Scripta Manent”.
I suppose that this translation contains errors, but since no one wanted to translate it until today (it was published 20/10) I decided to do it in my bad English.

Valentina, Danilo, Anna, Marco, Sandro, Daniele, Nicola friends, brothers, sisters, comrades were arrested and rearrested.
I should narrate the same old story about another fabrication. Instead, I want to talk about the reason why they were arrested. Brothers and sisters were arrested because they attacked, they were tired of waiting, they ignored the decisions of the majority and took action.
I remain optimistic and in high spirits because the logic of “1 + 1 = 2” tells me that the comrades who struck are still free, therefore they are able to strike again.
The power does not repress randomly. Today it wants to isolate and to annihilate part of the anarchist movement, a “small” as it may be it was able to break the chains that tied it to the “old social anarchy.”
A social anarchism that in suicidal and compulsive way looks for “consensus at any costs”. Diluting continuously its aspirations.
This vision that “never goes beyond” is very convenient for power, on the contrary it fears those anarchists who refuse that “consensus” ties their hands, because they believe that only out of the action (not made of abstract theories or searching-pursuing of “people”) can the strategy be born, the path to follow.
I don’t want comment the “charges” and so-called “evidences”. The only thing I would say is that brothers and sisters of FAI-FRI have always claimed with head held high, in front of black-robed pigs, their own merits, their own actions, taking the responsibilities, spitting in the pigs’ faces, as we did in Genoa.
My main priority is not to get out of prison at all costs, but to get out with head held high without having denied anything of what I was, and I am.
I will get out by hook or by crook, it will all depends on my strength, on my abilities, on the strength of my brothers and sisters outside, but definitely I will get out with head held high.
My ideal complicity goes to brothers and sisters of the “Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco ed Affini”-FAI, to brothers and sisters of FAI-RAT(Rivolta Anonima Tremenda) and to brothers and sisters of Narodnaja Volja – FAI, whoever they are, wherever they are.
My ideal complicity goes to anarchism of praxis, which in new forms is rising in most of the world, after a long hibernation.
Forward, without fear.
The future is ours.
Thought and Dynamite

Alfredo Cospito

Regina Coeli Prison – Rome [Italy]: Daniele’s communique (20-09-2016) [en]

„Between these four increasingly narrow walls
I cultivate my hatred towards the system.

If you are anarchist accept the idea, if you have not done so already, that you could end up in prison sooner or later, and there are different paths that can lead you in.
If you are anarchist, in the first place, you have to be careful what you keep in house: the common things, more or less usual, in the cops’ expertise become components of devices or explosives; a story we have seen recently, by the way, in Bologna too, with a comrade ended up in AS of Ferrara prison. Even books, pamphlets and texts, the so-called „paper documents”, become evidences of affiliation with the terrorist organizations.
And then, there are the classic crimes of association, usually the 270bis, that allow the cops to put you in prison without even bothering to provide „concrete” elements.
Basically, the paths are many, but the reason is only one: be irreducibly aligned against the power.
If I’m saying this things it is certainly not to complain about the unfairness of the democratic justice, but to point out how easily an anarchist be incarcerated, despite of his prudence. The awareness of this risk should not frighten us, just help us to be ready.
So, „Scripta Manent” comes, certainly, as no surprise, it is a repressive attack on which the only one doubt was about „when”, but not for sure „if”. An attack of democratic regime against those who, inside it, still refuses to submit to the values and to the morality of dominion, placing himself not in a conciliatory perspective of dialogue and compromise, but in the open conflict with the power. „The State is not thinkable without lordship and servitude. For the State it is indispensable that nobody have an own will; if one had, the State would have to exclude this one; if all had, they would do away with the State.”
After all, if you end up in prison or not, it is a part of the anarchist path anyway. Because it is a spectre that hangs over your head, because it took friends or the loved ones, or just because it is the foundation of this society we hate („repression is civilization”).
But the constant threat of prison is not enough to suffocate the rage we feel in front of thousands of killed and tortured animals every day, in front of entire ecosystems wiped out by the voracity of technological society, in front of million of individuals forced to alienation in their workplaces or in the infamous prisons or in the concentration camps for migrants, in front of people killed by hunger and wars.
And how could you bow your head resigned in front of the continuous interference of the State in our lives?
This society in which, like in a shopping mall, everything has its price, everything can be bought and sold, if you have money to do it, this society based on profit at any cost will have always an extreme enemy, who is not willing to trade his life and his dignity at any price. The money is the only engine of this system of death and misery. The State legitimate the money, the police protect it, the newspapers give voice to its lies. The anarchists refuse it and attack it.
Solidarity with the arrested, suspected and searched in the operation „Scripta Manent”.
Solidarity with those who in this world pay the price for opposing this system of domination.
With those who under a grey sky choose to provoke storm.
For a world build on the ruins of this.

Charges on charges, sentences on sentences,
but what matters is the moment of capitulation.


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It Comes As No Surprise Operation "Scripta Manent" [en]

As I had already written in a statement a few days ago about the operation "Scripta Manent" ["written words remain"], 32 comrades across the Italy were awakened by the dogs in uniforms at dawn of September 6.
The result of this new operation, ordered by Turin Prosecutor's Office trough its inquisitor Roberto M. Sparagna, is 7 arrested and 15 under investigation.
The eight comrade, editor of Croce Nera [Anarchist Black Cross], Daniele was arrested following the search when are found the batteries and a handbook for electrician.

Apart from Alfredo and Nicola, already in Ferrara's prison for the wounding of Roberto Adinolfi, the other arrested comrades are Alessandro, Marco, Danilo, Valentina and Anna.
The articles 270bis [association for purposes of terrorism], 280 bis [attacks for terrorist or subversive purposes] and 285 [threatening to commit a terrorist crime] are the sum of the alleged offences which started as far back as 2003 and are related to a series of attacks signed by "FAI-Federazione Anarchica Informale", through the cells "“Narodnaja Volja”, “Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco e Affini (occasionalmente spettacolare)” [Fire and Similar Craftwork Cooperative, occasionally spectacular], “FAI/RAT (Rivolta Anonima e Tremenda)” [Anonymous and Terrible Revolt], and the cell "Olga". The comrades Alfredo and Nicola have assumed the responsibility for their participation in this cell and for the wounding of Adinolfi.
So, another investigation of Informal Anarchist Organization, another attempt to fishing in troubled waters just to ensure the salary which is going to fatten another Savonarola and his family in period between the investigation and the trial.

Am I surprised by just another operation?
Not at all!
If I swim in the ocean voluntary, I know very well that I will meet the sharks sooner or later.
But, these sharks can be sure they can't scare me in my accrossing...
Prosecutions, searches, investigations, prisons and trials don't touch me at all. On the contrary, the more I feel you on my back the more I feel the rage...
They will never make me take a step back, and they will never make me change my mind that, from the moment I came into this world against my will, I will do my best to live better in it...
They will never make me change my idea that the direct action is the only weapon to destroy this miserable and opulent existent.

Therefore, I am not a "poor comrade" who has suffered harassment from cops and a judge, because since I realized that I madly love my ideas, I took everything into consideration, with no exceptions.

A small example can be this temporarily reopening of the RadioAzione website which I shut down more than a year ago, and now it will try to update the comrades exclusively on this operation, publishing communiques, solidarity acts and updates on arrested comrades.
It will not be published anything else, and the reasons are the same which led me to shut down the web site in August 2015.
I hope that the non-Italian comrades won't hold it against me, I have many doubts even today about things that I don't know well and I didn't knew well in the past.

It is not a coincidence that I will update only on operation "Scripta Manent".
In this operation are involved the very few comrades, brothers and sisters, the ones I always felt very close in these last twenty years, and with someone of them even more.
Alessandro, Marco, Danilo, Valentina, Anna, Alfredo, Nicola, and Daniele too, will be everyday on my mind until the day I will see them out of the concentration camp of the State.
They will walk with me, in my thoughts, outside the prison walls, bars and special sections.
They will walk with me, in my thoughts, along the dark path which lead to anarchy.

In the end, the national press are reaffirming the same role of inquisitors and jackals, following very carefully a series of anarchist websites to transcript on their toilet paper excerpts of our reflections, accompanying them with their Lombroso-reminiscence analyses.
Especially the center-left press, like good little ships and the voice of the master, in order to hide the fact that the money for the earthquake, and for the previous one, will never be allocated (it will be used for restructuring the bank of the minister Boschi's father), it splash the anarchists and their solidarity communiques across the front page, hoping for comments of idiotic and conservative zombie mass who lives in the suburbs of the net.
But, don't worry, because in our thoughts are also you, journo hacks and jackals.
As every empire that should be destroyed, it begins with destroying the army to reach the kings and the queens.
If the "written words remains", be sure that despite the arrests and searches our ideas will survive too, until the day we will see them realized... but in that world will not be place for you.

For anarchy, for direct action.

Me, myself and I
Naples, 11 Semptember 2016

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Croce Nera Anarchica
“Operation Scripta Manent” [en]

For the moment we, the editors of Croce Nera Anarchica [Anarchist Black Cross], will wait to write about this new operation.

We remind you that the fund-raise for the comrades in prison is active.
To send solidarity contribution
PostePay Card number: 4023 6009 1934 2891
Account name: Omar Nioi

Regarding the addresses, at the moment we know that the comrades are in the following prisons:
Comrades arrested in this operation:
BISESTI MARCO: C.R. REBIBBIA via Bartolo Longo n. 72 – 00156 ROMA
BENIAMINO ANNA: C.C. CIVITAVECCHIA via Aurelia nord km 79,500 n. snc 00053
SPEZIALE VALENTINA: C.C. via Ettore Ianni n.30 – 66100 CHIETI

Daniele, the comrade editor of CROCE NERA ANARCHICA, was arrested with another procedure, accused of possessing materials to manufacture explosive devices, following the discovery of some batteries and a handbook for electricians in his home.
DANIELE C.C. regina coeli Via della lungara n29 – 00165 roma


Omar Nioi-CNA


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Text by Lello (about the operation “Scripta Manent”) [en]

last night [06/09] the repression arrested six “free” comrades e two already imprisoned, and invaded the homes of 33 comrades.
This wave of repression struck an aerea of anarchist movement... the area has not representatives and has not mouthpieces, so each one expresses himself according to his consciousness and is responsible for his own words.
The repression, as always, wants to scare and intimidate, wants to force us to stop or to take a step back. We thank everyone who has expressed solidarity... the solidarity of comrades is always useful and precious.
For our part, we invite the comrades to express their solidarity in the only way that we consider effective.
Comrades, brothers and sisters, we must not allow repression to achieve its goal. We all must make efforts to multiply our forces to make our struggle against every form of power more sharper, efficient and destructive... Of course, each one will follow his own consciousness e will do what he considers appropriate.
Respond to repression means move forwards, only in this way we will be able to help our imprisoned comrades.

A hug to all and everyone.

Lello, “that in wheelchair”</em>

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Il Buco – informazione e traduzione anarchica
“Scripta Manent”, but our memory is black [en]

Today [06/09] at the first light the infamous Turin Prosecutor have unleashed the investigation “Scripta Manent”, which resulted in 7 arrested anarchists, 15 under investigation and 32 searches across the Italy.
The regime newspapers publish the names of 7 arrested with their photos and old videos.
We are waiting to find out the destination of the comrades to actively express our support.
The only thing we know for certain is that Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai have been struck by this new investigation too. Our affinity is with them.

For the destruction of the existent

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L’Incendiairio – Congegno Individualista
Anarchists arrests... [en]

Today morning [06/09] news: new repressive operation designed by the Turin Prosecutor to strike the informal FAI [Federazione Anarchica Informale], ugly, dirty and evil, which has nothing to do — as many hacks write — with the Italian anarchist federation [FAI-Federazione Anarhcica Italiana], whose members will finally be happy to have obtained even in the “official” media so long desired licence of respectability; this time they will not have, at least, dissociate themselves publicly.
The operation called “Scripta Manent” led to numerous searches across Italy and arrest of seven insurgents, accused of various direct actions.
Regarding the procedural ways of the filthy spies paid by the dominion: nothing new, their intent is actually clearly unveiled, for the umpteenth time they will try to charge them with the associative crime by building structures and hierarchies on the paper, as ridiculous as predictable. But let us set aside these kind of analysis, we can postpone them for the moments when the picture will be clearer. The only urgent — important — thing in this moment is express the whole possible solidarity to the 7 insurgents, detained by dominion, though we are quite aware that they will know how to face the repression with head held high, as Alfredo and Nicola have done before, also forced actors of this new fiction of Power.

Solidarity with the insurgents of the earth, let the fire continues to burn for them too!

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September Carrion — Operation “Scripta Manent” [en]

At about 5.00 this morning, September 6, almost like an anniversay or the tax on garbage due, a pack of guard dogs materialized outside my doors.
They were not begging for kibble, cookies or bones, but for weapons, explosives, claims, “Croce Nera Anarchica” [the magazine of Italian ABC], “Pagine in Rivolta” e “KNO3” [anarchists magazines]... With the arrogance typical of watchdogs, they pushed into the house and started rummaging, not before having delivered me the formal invitation signed, not by me of course, but by certain Roberto M. Sparagna, who works as inquisitor on behalf of the Turin Prosecutor.

A part from a few “Cobra” firecrackers and a smoke bomb, they did not find anything else “dangerous”, and gave vent their hunger on the newspapers, pamphlets and posters, especially from Greek and Mexico, the above Italian anarchist publications and others, posters with the FAI/FRI symbols as well as a good amount of correspondence even from decades ago.
After turning my romm upside dow and visiting those of my flatmates, they asked me to accompany them to the police station to list the total of their raid and receive a receipt of confiscation.

Once again, with Septembrian surgical precision, they have unleashed raids and issued notifications; but above all some comrades have been kidnapped, 8 to be precise...
This time, in order to gain a place on the State’s payroll for a few years, the prosecutor RM Sparagna had to fish in troubled waters, going back to events happened since 2003 (I wonder if the next inquisitor will accuse us and arrest us for the “Matese uprisings” ore the “Revolt of Piombino” [XIX sentury]...).
Those that the “wig” on duty is turning to and has summed under “270bis” [anti-terrorist law] are attacks carried out from 2003 onwards with the signature FAI/FRI, not knowing that back in 2004 somone from Rome had tried with “Operation Cervantes” and a couple of years later with the operation against the comrades of the then Croce Nera Anarchica [Anarchist Black Cross].
The arrest of our comrades will not succede in making us retreat, so arm yourself with “holy and inquisitorial” patience because you will have to wake up us at down for a long time... if you will find us still in our beds...

Alfredo, Nicola, Anna, Marco, Alessandro, Daniele, Danilo and Valentina will not be left alone even for a second.
Our thoughts will be with them every moment of their sequestered life, in their every breath, in each one of our steps along the paths of the dark forests.

Me, myself and I
Naples, 6 September 2016.

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Italy: 5 arrests and 30 serches for the attacks of Informal Anarchist Organization (FAI) [en]

In the early hours of September 6, an operation coordinated by Digos [political police] of Turin led the searches of 30 homes in various Italian regions (Piedmont, Liguria, Lazio, Umbria, Lombardy, Abruzzo, Campania, Sardinia and Emilia Romagna) and the arrest of five anarchist comrades accused of subversive association with terrorist intent: Anna, Marco, Sandrone, Danilo and Valentina; in addition, a notification in prison for Nicola and Alfredo.
The operation, called “Scripta Manent” [from Latin proverb “verba volant, scripta manent” — spoken words fly away, written words remain], tries to attribute to a single direction a series of direct actions claimed by the Informal Anarchist Organization, reproducing in this way the same repressive strategies of some previous operations, such as Servantes and Boldness (“Ardire”), and trying to impose an associative and vertical structure on the expressions of anarchist conflictuality.

In particular, the attacks inserted in this investigation include the parcel-bombs sent to the CPT’s [retention centres for immigrants] director in Modena in May 2005, to the traffic-cops barracks in Turin-San Salvario and to the chief-police of Lecce (claimed by FAI/Narodnaja Volja), the explosive device against the RIS barracks [carabinieri forensics] in Parma (October 24, 2005, claimed by FAI/Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco e Affini-occasionalmente spettacolare), the parcel-bomb sent to the Mayor of Bologna Sergio Cofferati (November 2, 2005, claimed by FAI/Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco e Affini-occasionalmente spettacolare), the devices against the carrabinieri cadets’ barracks in Fossano (June 2, 2006, claimed by FAI/RAT-Rivolta Anonima e Tremenda), the devices placed in the Turin neighbourhood, Crocetta (Mart 7, 2007, claimed by FAI/RAT); among the other actions also the wounding of Adinolfi (May 7, 2012), despite the fact that two comrades have already been convicted and have publicly claimed this attack, to corroborate the crime of association.
It seems that the investigators, felt the need to structure their clues, used even the linguistic and graphology experts, in addition to the electronic and computer surveillance, and tailing.

Probably, the male comrades will be transferred to the prison of AS [high surveillance] in Ferrara, and the female comrades to Rebibbia in Rome, but we prefer to await confirmation before publishing the addresses.

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