Torino, 18 May 2021
It may be due to the fact that I will spend a large portion of my remaining life in a prison, that lately I feel inclined to “necrophilia”, to “historicize” what has just been. After all, the last action claimed ‘Federazione Anarchica Informale – Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale’ in Italy was “just” a year ago. Usually we historicize the things “dead”, past, but in me the fear that everything that has been deleted or worse, distorted, has taken over. And I say this with the conviction (maybe I’m wrong) that the FAI-FRI has exhausted its vital charge and has passed the “baton” to something more essential, the revolutionary campaigns. Campaigns that, from one continent to another, relaunch revolutionary solidarity, not by an organization but by groups and individual comrades who never need to know each other personally.
Dynamic alive, linear process as effective in the world goes by the name of “Black International” and that in fact does not even need the coordination, there is no need to meet, to know each other personally. The anarchists of action usually neglect the historical introspection, the anarchists who postpone the violent action instead tend to exhume distant experiences that are more unlikely to give rise to criminal retaliation and “imitations” in today. “It was a different time …”, this phrase still rattles in my head repeated to me as a boy endless times by anarchists / and more conscientious, anarchists / and other times precisely …
Continue reading Contribution of Alfredo Cospito from the AS2 section of the Ferrara prison for the cycle of presentations “Guerrilla and Revolution”
On Sunday 18 July, at around 6.30pm, a fire broke out in the Pozzallo hotspot in Sicily (Ragusa province), after some migrants set fire to their mattresses. The European Union hotspot was housing around one hundred migrants, including twenty minors, who had recently arrived in Italy on makeshift boats. Locked up in this structure for the duration of their Covid quarantine, they were then to be directed towards other detention centres in Sicily.
Continue reading Pozzallo, Italy: incendiary revolt in the centre for migrants
Anarchist Anna Beniamino transferred from the prison of Messina to that of Rebibbia in Rome (Italy, July 17, 2021)
Anna has been transferred to the Rebibbia prison in Rome [the comrade was sentenced to 16 years and 6 months of imprisonment in the trial Scripta Manent].
Her new address is:
C. C. di Roma Rebibbia femminile
via Bartolo Longo 92
Italia – Italy
UPDATE ON ALFREDO’S SITUATION IN TERNI PRISON
At the end of June we heard the news that Alfredo had been transferred to Terni prison, where there is a section for imprisoned revolutionaries. To date, however, Alfredo is still being held in the “transit” section, despite the fact that the period of isolation imposed by the Coronavirus emergency regulations has been over for several days.
Continue reading Italy : Update on anarchist Alfredo’s Cospito , situation in Terni prison and Anarchist Anna Beniamino transferred from the prison of Messina to that of Rebibbia in Rome
We receive and spread:
Shit loves being close to shit – that’s a fact. Be it because it comes from the same arsehole or because it floats in the same sewer, that’s the way it is. But certain shit also likes to be near chocolate or at least it would like people to believe so. Boasting about being nutritious is not enough, isn’t sufficient.
Theatre is life, but life is not theatre. On 8th March 2020, 9 prisoners in the prison of Modena lost their lives following the violent repression of a revolt inside it. For over a year many have been trying to shed light on the matter, the details of which are still unclear thanks to attempts made by the institutions to mislead and archive the investigations, silencing the voices of dissent and testimonies from inside. In this humanly chilling scenario, the Teatro dei Venti are bringing about a theatre project inside this prison, showing their indifference concerning the events that occurred and without the least empathy towards the people who lost their lives. In fact, the only cynical public comment on the affair was the acknowledgment of having lost an actor (because he was dead) and of having had to replace 90% of the other actors/prisoners (presumably because they were transferred after the revolt or because they refused or were forbidden to carry on with the project).
Continue reading Italy – Theatre and PRISON… An embrace