Category Archives: Italy – General news ,sabotage, actions and Solidarity with anarchists arrested and all those under investigation

Contribution of Alfredo Cospito from the AS2 section of the Ferrara prison for the cycle of presentations “Guerrilla and Revolution”

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 …

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Pozzallo, Italy: incendiary revolt in the centre for migrants

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.

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”Prometeo Operation”: updates on Natascia from Rebibbia prison (Italy, July 2021)

Natascia is well and her mood is high, especially since she knows that Anna [anarchist comrade sentenced to 16 years and 6 months in the Scripta Manent trial against the Federazione Anarchica Informale, “Informal Anarchist Federation”] has also arrived and received her greetings, even though Natascia is in a solitary confinement cell far away from the one she is in, which makes it impossible for her to hear directly from Anna. It seems that her transfer to Rebibbia prison in Rome is a permanent relocation, which she does not mind at all: in fact, she said she does not want to ask for other transfers and wants to stay there.
The prison has just authorised her to have four hours of visits per month, both with the comrade with whom she had visits before the transfer to Santa Maria Capua Vetere, and with her father. Her father will go when he can (given the distance, Natascia has also been authorised to make video calls with him), while the comrade intends to have regular visits every month, possibly by pooling the visit hours available to her, so as to reduce the cost of the journey from Turin to Rome and back. Continue reading ”Prometeo Operation”: updates on Natascia from Rebibbia prison (Italy, July 2021)

ITALY: START OF FIRST DEGREE OF ”OPERATION SCINTILLA”

Beginning of first degree of Operation Scintilla.
The three preliminary hearings for Operation Scintilla concluded with the confirmation by the Gup of the entire accusatory package and the committal for trial of all 18 defendants for all the crimes charged.
Obviously, both instigation to commit a crime and subversive association, that is art. 270 c.p., have been reconfirmed. Moreover, the charges of the various offenses of the association remain unchanged, including the placement of two tanks near as many ATMs of the Italian Post Office, the damage by fire of the Center for Permanent Residence for Repatriation in Turin in collaboration with some inmates and the sending of an incendiary package to Ladisa, the company that managed the canteen of the structure of Corso Brunelleschi.

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Bologna, Italy – Giovanni Ferretti’s concert interrupted in solidarity with anarchist Juan, Alfredo and Anna

Giovanni Lindo Ferretti’s concert was interrupted on 9th June in Bologna. The banner read: “A republic founded on massacres”. The intervention concluded with a message of solidarity with Juan, Alfredo and Anna.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k31i2uzydg
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Bologna, Italy – Banners against prison and Special Surveillance

Yesterday, Thursday July 8, 2021 banners in solidarity with all prisoners, with Nat on hunger strike, against prison and its torturers, against surveillance and isolation appeared all over Bologna.
Banners read:
“Surveillance, prison, isolation; against the state no reformation”
“52 rotten apples? Let’s chop the tree down!”
“Santa Maria Capua Vetere is no exception! Prison is torture!”
“Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Guantanamo, DAP, ministry, screws = torturers and murderers!”
Writings on walls:
“Yesterday like today piazza Verdi”
“Davide Delogu free”
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EN/IT : ABOUT THE REACTIONARY DRIFT OF SOME “COMRADES” IN ITALY

Actforfree received by email in English and in Italian:
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ABOUT THE REACTIONARY DRIFT OF SOME “COMRADES”
We write this text to warn against the umpteenth worrying reactionary drift of some well-known characters who still find accessibility within the anarchist scene, in Italy (less and less) and abroad, despite the fact that in recent years they have accumulated a series of alliances and embarrassing speeches, tending to the most extreme populism and increasingly close to the right-wing world.
We are talking about the organizers of the Three Days against Technoscience, also involved in the website Resistance to Nanoworld, the magazine L’Urlo della Terra and in the documentation space La Piralide in Bergamo.
For the three international days against technoscience that will be held in Alessandria (for the third consecutive year), characters such as Maurizio Martucci and Daniela Danna are invited to speak this time.
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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

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:
Anna Beniamino
C. C. di Roma Rebibbia femminile
via Bartolo Longo 92
00156 Roma
Italia – Italy
[Published by malacoda.noblogs.org].
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.

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Italy – Theatre and PRISON… An embrace 

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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.
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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).

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Update on anarchist Alfredo’s situation in Terni prison (Italy, July 13, 2021)

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.
We do not know why Alfredo is still in isolation, we do not know and are not interested in the plans of the DAP (Department of Penitentiary Administration). What we do know is that the provocations and pretexts of the guards can not erase a historical fact: the existence over the years of an anarchism of action can not be erased by convictions in court or by the pretexts of the jailers.
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