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Rome, Italy: 10 cars are not enough…

Rome,  10 cars are not enough…

In the early hours of May 27, we carried out an incendiary action against the Enjoy carpooling vehicles belonging to the multinational ENI s.p.a. (national hydrocarbon company) in the Tuscolana-Cinecittà area of Rome. According to local newspapers, 10 cars were completely destroyed, while four others were seriously damaged.

ENI has always been one of the pillars of Italian capitalism, and its interests coincide with those of the State and, consequently, of the governments that succeed one another in administering it, whether they are of the right or the left, because its profits and infrastructures are strategic insofar as they strengthen the State in which they are located, being fundamental for the preservation of economic power, in the contemporary configuration of the capitalist productive system.

ENI is present in many countries where local and international conflicts are active for the control of energy resources: Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Kazakhstan (note that not a word was heard against the oligarch Putin when he sent his troops to quell the uprisings that broke out in that country), to name but a few. In these places, energy in the form of fossil fuels has been extracted from the earth for decades to feed the energy needs of Western industry, in a pattern that takes the form of true neo-colonialism. These extractive activities, it should be remembered, carry great risks for the environment and indigenous populations, especially in countries where controls and safety systems are consciously minimized in order to maximize profits, as in the case of the Niger Delta, an area severely devastated by continuous crude oil spills and the dispersion of gases and combustion residues resulting from extraction activities into the air.
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Spoleto, Italy: Preventive class war of the Italian State

Preventive class war of the Italian State

The arrests that took place in the early morning of Tuesday, 19 July on a warrant from the Piacenza public prosecutor’s office are indicative of the repressive climate in Italy and the authoritarian turn in course. Four SI Cobas trade unionists were placed under house arrest for the long cycle of struggles that inflamed logistics from 2014 to 2021. Together with them, two USB trade unionists were also placed under house arrest and two others are the recipients of other precautionary measures. The prosecutor Grazia Pradella’s accusations are of conspiracy, assault, resisting a public official, sabotage and interruption of a public service aimed at extortion in order to obtain better wage conditions for workers.

We do not think we should be shocked by this repressive operation, as is happening at the moment, but rather that we should emphasise that it is an open manifestation, a true confession, of the mentality of the bourgeoisie in this historical period: for the gentlemen of GLS, Amazon, FedEx-TNT, as well as from the arrogant statements that are uttered every day by the leaders of Confindustria, everything must be allowed, everything must be permissible for them. Even putting up a tough fight for a wage increase becomes extortion. The whole loot belongs to them by right, one must not dare ask, one must not fight. The accusation of extortion is therefore not a scandal, but rather a sign of the times.

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Italy: From Valsusa

From Valsusa

In August 2018, an improvised explosive device struck the provincial headquarters of the [Northern] League in Villorba of Treviso, imposing a pause on Carroccio leader Salvini’s round of hate rallies. On July 9 of this year, the Court of Treviso held Juan Sorroche responsible for the attack, sentencing him in first instance to 28 years’ prison. Juan is our friend and comrade, present also here in Valsusa in the notav struggle, for which he is serving a prison sentence of over eight years for the day of struggle of July 3 2011.
Twenty-eight years. Unfortunately the enormity of such a sentence is not unique. Just three days before, on July 6, the court of Cassation requalified as “political massacre” an explosive attack against the Carabinieri barracks of Fossano (CN) of 2006 attributed to the anarchists Anna Beniamino and Alfredo Cospito, effectively sentencing them to life imprisonment. Moreover, from May 5 Alfredo joined the buried alive locked up in 41bis, a regime of total isolation and deprivation, real white torture aimed at crushing the resistance of those who, even behind bars, show that they do not intend to stop struggling.

To our knowledge, these are the highest sentences, ever imposed in Italy for similar charges. Just to get an idea, the definition of ‘massacre’, was not applied to the massacres of piazza Fontana or of Capaci. Using it to define actions that caused neither victims nor wounded is a juridical abomination, as well as semantic, which reveals all the persecutory will towards dissent and conflict, clearly less and less tolerable today. In fact, such cases can only be understood in their overall dynamic, to outline which we need only cite two other recent examples: the Turin public prosecutor’s investigation against dozens of militants of the Askatasuna social centre on charges of criminal conspiracy, and the operation against the SI Cobas and the USB of 19 July, in which the leaders of these trade unions were investigated and arrested on the incredible accusation of having wanted to ‘extort’ better working conditions and wages from the bosses… in other words, what every trade union should do!
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THE 5G NETWORK AND THE SO-CALLED ‘SMART PLANET’ (Italy)

THE 5G NETWORK AND THE SO-CALLED ‘SMART PLANET’

Italy, like the rest of the world, is pressing ahead with the implementation of the 5G network, but how many really know what it is? First of all, the name: 5G is not related to the frequency of the waves used, but indicates that it is a fifth-generation network, whose waves have A power and frequency several times higher than those used so far. Like most technologies it also originated in the military sphere, in fact the type of waves that will be used by this network, namely microwaves and millimetre waves, are used both for localisation (radar), and as a real weapon of war (Active Denial System).

With the 5G network we will be irradiated twenty-four hours a day by an infinity of these waves, which, due to their technical characteristic, will require the installation of millions of new antennas, at a maximum distance of one hundred metres from each other, depending on the location. One only has to look around to see the continuous installation of new repeaters, or the continuous installation of new antennas on existing ones. What few people know is that there will be many ‘mini-antennas’, camouflaged both in street furniture (lampposts, manhole covers, bus stops, etc.) and in everyday objects, not to mention the thousands of satellites that have been launched, and will continue to be launched, into space, to connect even the most remote places on earth. What is known to date about the network already in use is that it causes serious and irreversible damage genetically, biologically and to the reproductive system, which makes it clear that its enhancement (by means of the installations we have just discussed) will cause even greater damage to all living things, further aggravating a situation which already today appears dramatic.

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Italy: Issue No. 7 of the anarchist journal “Vetriolo” is out

Issue No. 7 of the anarchist journal “Vetriolo” is out

Contents:

— Contro la guerra. Quale internazionale? [Against war. What international?]
— Strage politica. Lo Stato italiano alla liquidazione degli anarchici. [Political massacre. The Italian State in the liquidation of anarchists.]
— Non staremo al caldo durante la tempesta [We won’t be staying at home during the storm]
— Ci troverete al nostro posto, che al vostro non ci sappiamo stare. A proposito dell’inchiesta “Diamante” [You will find us in our place, as we do not know how to be in yours. About the ‘Diamond’ investigation]
— Appunti sull’internazionalismo. Contributo di Francisco Solar [Notes on internationalism. Contribution of Francisco Solar]
— Un mondo migliore non è mai NATO [A better world is never NATO (nato also = born in Italian]
— L’anarchismo rivoluzionario contro la desistenza [Revolutionary anarchism against desistance]
— La fase nichilista [The nihilist phase]
— Sullo stato d’eccezione. Anatomia di un equivoco [On the state of exception. Anatomy of a misunderstanding]

For requests of copies: vetriolo@autistici.org

“Vetriolo”, anarchist paper, summer 2022, number 7, 20 pages. One copy: 2.00 euro. For distribution, five copies or more: 25% discount. Excluding postage. Free for imprisoned persons.

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In announcing the publication of this issue, we send out the editorial:

Against war
What international?

It is again a time of sacrifice, of hunger, of destruction. Perhaps as never before. The war between the great powers, the economic crisis, the rhetoric of national unity and helmeted politics are, a century later, the nightmare into which the bourgeoisie is again plunging us. With the possibility of nuclear holocaust as a further deadly incumbency.
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Treviso, Italy: Juan sentenced to 28 years’ prison. With blood in our eyes

Juan sentenced to 28 years’ prison.

With blood in our eyes

Saturday July 9th, the court of Treviso sentenced our friend and comrade Juan to 28 years’ prison (plus three years’ probation, 30,000 euro in compensation to the League and 17,000 euro in court costs) because he was held responsible for the attack in Treviso of the Carroccio in August 2018. Following the recent configuration of the charge of ‘political massacre’ – which stipulates life imprisonment – for an explosive attack on the carabinieri barracks in Fossano attributed to the anarchists Anna and Alfredo, this is the highest penalty, in our memory, ever imposed in Italy for a direct action that resulted in no injuries.

Among the infinite possible examples, it can be observed that the charge of ‘political massacre’ was not even brought against the Capaci massacre, [1992, anti-mafia Judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three escort cops, are killed in an explosion on the motorway near Palermo, Sicily and seven other people injured] while the fascist Traini was sentenced to 12 years for shooting at immigrants, wounding six of them, (and against a PD [Democratic Party] premises…). The aggravating circumstances of ‘terrorism’ (and of ‘massacres’ with neither dead nor wounded) apply to revolutionaries in general and anarchists in particular. We could also remember what was said in so much of so-called civil society in 2018 about state racism, on immigrants segregated on ships in ports, on the declarations of Interior Minister Salvini.

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[EN+IT] Fuori Alfredo dal 41 bis. Chiudere il 41 bis. Liberi tutti, libere tutte

Alfredo out from 41 bis. Close 41 bis. Freedom for everyone (Italy)

Alfredo out from 41 bis
Close 41 bis
Freedom for everyone

We are facing an attempt by the state to annihilate our comrade Alfredo Cospito, burying him in the infamous 41 bis prison regime to take revenge for his actions and prevent him from continuing to spread his ideas outside.
Therefore, we, anarchists, think it is imperative to launch, starting now, a widespread mobilisation to relocate him.
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Rovereto,Italy: windows smashed in solidarity with Juan, Alfredo and Anna

Rovereto, windows smashed in solidarity with Juan, Alfredo and Anna

We learn from the local media that the windows of various banks and shops in the town centre were smashed between 3 and 4 July. According to reports the banks Intesa San Paolo and Crédit Agricole and the Benetton and Inbitcoin stores were struck. The words “Juan Alfredo Anna free” were found nearby.

News from the media

Vandalistic raid in Rovereto: windows of various shops and banks destroyed


A rude awakening this morning for the inhabitants of the city of the oak: in the night the town centre of Rovereto was victim of a vandalistic raid, with various windows damaged and the words “Juan Alfredo Anna free” written on a bank.

The perpetrators of the vandalistic raid have not yet been identified, but on the window of the Crédit Agricole branch were found the words “Juan Alfredo Anna free”. The windows of the structure in via Stoppani were also damaged, while in piazza Cesare Battisti the vandals struck the windows of the branch of Intesa San Paolo.
A little further up the street, in via Rialto, it was the shop window of Inbitcoin that was struck and damaged in various points. In via Mazzini those responsible for the action then destroyed the windows of the Benetton shop. It isn’t clear what the vandals used to destroy the shop windows in the town, but one thing certain is that the damage to the affected companies is not insignificant.
https://www.ildolomiti.it/cronaca/2022/raid-vandalico-a-rovereto-foto-distrutte-le-vetrine-di-diverse-banche-e-negozi-in-centro

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Greece: Text by Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis in solidarity with comrade, Dayvid Ceccarelli

From the 27th of June, an Italian comrade, Dayvid Ceccarelli, is being held in prison by the greek state, following a warrant from the italian state. He is persecuted in the framework of the political repression against the combative mass movement. The demand for his extradition will be examined on Wednesday 13th of July. The anticapitalist movement of the greek teritory has a duty to stand by him.

Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis

Domokos Prisons

11/7/2022

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Italy: Updates about Dayvid was arrested in Athens on June 29th,2022

Updates about Dayvid

News taken from the anarchist internationalist fortnightly “Bezmotivny”, no. 14

Dayvid was arrested in Athens on June 29th. He was sentenced to 6 years in Rome by the court of Cassation on May 25th for the clashes of 15th October 2011.
Immediately after the sentence a European arrest warrant (MAE) was issued for him. He is presently imprisoned in the prison of Korydallos, Athens. The first hearing before the Greek court for convalidation of the MAE is due to take place on July 13th.

To write to him:
Dayvid Ceccarelli
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou
A’PTERYGA(A’wing)
T.K.18110
Korydallos
Athens
Greece

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