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Appeal verdict in the “Panico” trial (Florence, Italy, May 4, 2021)

On May 4, 2021, the second instance of the Panico trial at the Florence court of appeal concluded fairly quickly.
In summary, among the main news there is the fall of the associative crime (article 416, criminal association) for nine comrades convicted in the first instance and the acquittal of Giovanni for the facts of 2017 New Year’s Eve [the bomb against CasaPound’s Il Bargello bookshop, which exploded and seriously injured a police sapper officer] (from a sentence of 9 years and 10 months to 3 months for a spray writing). The sentences for the facts of the Melograno (the brawl with the cops outside a concert), for which two comrades were acquitted, remain heavy: five others were sentenced with sentences all around 3 and a half years. The sentence of the comrade accused of robbery for having stolen two bottles of wine worth 20 euro (2 years and 3 months, plus a fine) also remained unchanged, as well as the sentences (although lowered compared to the first instance) for the assault and firecracker attack on the CasaPound bookshop (January–February 2016). Finally, Ghespe and Paska were convicted for the 2017 New Year’s Eve events, with sentences reduced from 9 years (Ghespe) and 9 years and 5 months (Paska) to 8 years for both.

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Italy: Update on the hunger strike of sardinian imprisoned deported anarchist Davide Delogu (May 4, 2021)

Davide informs us that he has broken his hunger strike because the management has ordered an end to solitary confinement and his transfer to a single cell in the general prisoners’ section. He will also be able to make phone and video calls again.
Sardegna Anarchica
[Update published in italian by sardegnaanarchica.wordpress.com, translated into english by malacoda.noblogs.org].
Note:
Davide Delogu is a sardinian anarchist arrested in 2010 and convicted of several robberies and thefts. On May 1, 2017 he attempted to escape from Brucoli prison (in Augusta, Sicily), almost succeeding. The comrade in recent years has always been imprisoned in prisons located between Sicily and Calabria, in fact deported from his land, Sardinia. Since 2017 he was transferred to the prisons of Brucoli, Rossano Calabro, Pagliarelli (Palermo), Caltagirone, until his recent transfer to Vibo Valentia.

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Text of Alfredo Cospito from Ferrara prison: A Contribution About the “Proposal For a New Anarchist Manifesto”

A Contribution About the “Proposal For a New Anarchist Manifesto”
Let me preface this by saying that living in a “bubble” (a high security section) it was only today, April 2021, that I received the “Reflections on the contemporary informal, insurrectional and internationalist anarchist substrate. For a new anarchist manifesto“, written back in February–April 2020.
Although I don’t know how this has evolved, I would still like to have my say, by giving my contribution on what I believe is the real and concrete essence of what is sometimes called “the new anarchy”, sometimes “the black international”. I would like this writing of mine to circulate as much as possible outside the Italian borders and so I hope that some comrade will translate these words of mine into the various languages. My intention is simply to clarify a few points, I hope I’m not stepping on anyone’s toes, mine are just slightly different points of view… The first thing I noticed in this document is that the Federazione Anarchica Informale – Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale (Informal Anarchist Federation – International Revolutionary Front) and the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire are never mentioned. This lack from my point of view is quite surprising and indicative because we are talking about experiences of armed struggle that, with all their limitations, gave the start to this phenomenon. These two experiences have bequeathed to us a concreteness that we only dreamed of before, a concreteness that was the product of a real “international”. An international that has allowed anarchists to communicate through actions without organizations and coordination of any kind. A force that has made itself recognisable by presenting itself to the world through acronyms. Acronyms behind which there were nothing but anarchists of action who related to each other through the words that followed the actions. Comrades who had only one aim in that specific field: the concrete and factual destruction of the existing and not recognition or self-representation within an assembly. In your writing (which, if I understand correctly, would have among many other beneficial purpose to “mitigate the discrepancies” between the so-called “social” and “anti-social” struggles) the real essence of this “new” anarchy is brought back on the tracks of traditional insurrectionalism. I say this because basic concepts that are foundational to this “new” anarchy in your words are distorted if not overturned. Words that would seem an attempt to give an organic, a structure to a phenomenon that by its nature is ethereal, unstructured and that finds its strength precisely in this its intangibility and unpredictability.
In Europe in past years, among more or less informal anarchists, attempts similar to yours were tried. Attempts of more or less successful international assemblies. Attempts that beyond the initial intentions did not lead to anything but books, documents prepared in common and various posters, reducing in fact to the usual scene for the usual known comrades. At this point I must reiterate what are (according to my lonely point of view) the founding concepts at the base of the new informal anarchist practices:
– Overcoming the assembly “instrument”, only the actions speak, only the anarchists who risk their lives by striking hard; communication takes place through the claims. Continue reading Text of Alfredo Cospito from Ferrara prison: A Contribution About the “Proposal For a New Anarchist Manifesto”

”Prometeo Operation”: updates on Natascia from Santa Maria Capua Vetere prison (Italy, April 2021)

On March 13, 2021, Natascia was transferred from the AS3 (“Alta Sorveglianza 3”, High Surveillance 3) section of the Piacenza prison to that of Santa Maria Capua Vetere prison. The lawyer was notified by the arrival prison. After about ten days in solitary confinement for quarantine, she was transferred to the section in a cell that the guards themselves call a “cubicle”: a single cell where two people are locked up, which became three with Natascia’s arrival. Apparently, overcrowding is chronic in the Santa Maria Capua Vetere prison.
Although Natascia has been placed in the section, the same rules do not apply to her as to the other inmates in AS3.
As soon as she arrived, they requisitioned her CDs and CD player and, despite her protests, the situation has remained unchanged to date.

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Ancona, Italy – A text about Mattia Palloni and the other prisoners who denounced what happened in Modena prison during last year’s revolts 

via: infernourbano
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15th April 2021
We receive and spread this text concerning the serious situation of pressure that they are putting on Mattia (one of the 5 prisoners who submitted a report on the state massacre in Italian jails, March 2020) in the prison of Ancona. Mattia is not the only prisoner [of the 5] they are trying to wear out in various ways. Since mid-February they have been applying mail censorship on Cavazza [another of the 5 prisoners] (in the prison of Piacenza). Moreover all of them have had to go through more questioning by the Modena prosecutors. It is clear that they want to put pressure on them to make them give up, and the intention of guards, conniving doctors and the prison administration to give a clear warning to anyone who still wants to raise their heads in the face of the violence inflicted on them is evident.
WHAT BAD HEALTH CARE, THIS IS REVENGE!
Mattia is one of the five prisoners who signed a report on the events in Modena of March 2020, the beatings after the revolt and Salvatore Piscitelli’s death in a cell, which occurred in the prison of Ascoli Piceno.

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Leipzig, Germany – Photos in solidarity with the prisoners of operation Bialystok

via:roundrobin.info
We send our flaming hearts to Italy, where our comrades are still being persecuted by the State. We gathered for a solidarity photo at Herderpark in Leipzig-Connewitz. The banner reads:
Freedom for the prisoners of operation Bialystock /Freiheit fuer den Gefangenen Op. Bialystok.
A hug full of anger and love to Flavia, Nico and Roby, released a few days ago, and to the others who are still waiting to get out of the vile jails.
For anarchy!
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Translated by act for freedom now!

Italy – Anarchist comrade Juan Sorroche Fernandez is on hunger strike

via: roundrobin.info

Updates:
After 12 days of hunger strike Juan tells us today [23.04] that he is well and in a good mood. He has lost 3 kg and his blood pressure, blood glucose and weight are checked every day. He has not yet decided how long he will continue the strike.

SOURCE: INFERNO URBANO
TRANSLATION: ANARCHY

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FROM THE PRISON OF TERNI, AS2 UNIT
HUNGER STRIKE:
IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PRISONERS OF THE SOCIAL WAR IN SANTIAGO OF CHILE, WHO BEGAN HUNGER STRIKE OF LIQUIDS ON 22ND MARCH 2021.
IN SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THOSE ON TRIAL FOLLOWING THE REVOLTS OF MARCH 2020 AND WITH THE 5 PRISONERS IN ASCOLI/MODENA WHO HAD THE COURAGE TO MAKE A WRITTEN REPORT ON THE REVOLTS IN MODENA.
IN SOLIDARITY WITH ANARCHIST DAVIDE DELOGU PUT UNDER ARTICLE 14 BIS, DEMANDING THAT HE BE TAKEN OUT OF ISOLATION WHICH HAS BEEN INFLICTED ON HIM FOR A TIME.
IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PRISONERS OF SPINI DI GARDOLO (TRENTO) WHERE YET ANOTHER PRISONER HAS DIED! AMBRA, 28-YEAR-OLD, BECAUSE OF THE USUAL “HEALTH CARE” FAILURE.

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Italy: Davide Delogu in sciopero della fame (22.04.2021) [it, en]

Davide Delogu in sciopero della fame (22.04.2021)
Apprendiamo che il compagno anarchico sardo, prigioniero deportato, Davide Delogu ha iniziato uno sciopero della fame ieri, giovedì 22 aprile.
Questo sciopero della fame nasce in seguito alla revoca delle chiamate con una compagna sarda. A quanto pare il direttore del carcere ha dato il diniego facendo riferimento a un documento che era stato prodotto dal magistrato di sorveglianza di Agrigento risalente a tre anni fa.
Seguiranno aggiornamenti.
Sardegna Anarchica
[Tratto da sardegnaanarchica.wordpress.com].

Davide Delogu went on hunger strike (April 22, 2021)
We have learned that comrade Davide Delogu, sardinian imprisoned and deported anarchist, went on hunger strike yesterday, Thursday, April 22, 2021.
This hunger strike was prompted by the withdrawal of phone calls with a sardinian comrade. Apparently the director of the prison gave the refusal by referring to a document produced by the surveillance magistrate of Agrigento three years ago. Continue reading Italy: Davide Delogu in sciopero della fame (22.04.2021) [it, en]

Italy: Paolo was transferred from Uta prison to that of Nuoro (April 2021)

We learn that our comrade Paolo has been transferred from the prison of Uta (Cagliari) to that of Badu ‘e Carros in Nùoro. All our closeness and solidarity goes out to him.
To write to him:
Paolo Todde
C. C. di Nuoro
Località Badu ‘e Carros
via Badu ‘e Carros 1
08100 Nuoro
Italia – Italy
Note: Paolo is a sardinian anarchist arrested on October 31, 2017 following an armed robbery at a post office in Cagliari (Sardinia). The comrade, who was with two accomplices, was arrested after a chase with the police in some streets of the city. At the end of the first-degree trial, he was sentenced to 6 years of prison.
[Update published in italian by roundrobin.info, translated into english by malacoda.noblogs.org].

Italy: New investigation for article 280 in relation to the attack on the Bologna carabinieri barracks

At the beginning of April the carabinieri notified Robert, already on trial for ”operation Prometeo”, a warranty notice for article 280 (attack for purposes of terrorism) with an attached request for urgent assessments to be carried out on 13th April 2021 at the RIS headquarters in Parma on materials collected on 27 and 28th November 2016 in the areas close to the carabinieri barracks of Bologna-Corticella.
Just a couple of days later the same papers were notified to Giuseppe, presently being held in the prison of Bologna, who is also under investigation for the Prometeo inquest. The disputed facts concern the explosion of a device on the night of November 27, 2016 outside the carabinieri barracks.

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