Category Archives: Solidarity Events, e.t.c.

Transphobes Kara Dansky and Lierre Kieth Get Their Hateful Banners Snatched Away in Oakland (USA)

Some TERFs thought it’d be a good idea to stage an anti-trans “protest” in Oakland and it didn’t turn out well for them. They got their two banners snatched, they got pied, and, apparently, they got egged as well.

[Photo: trans-rights activists snatch a banner from TERFs at the Lake Merritt amphitheater in Oakland. More photos below article.]

What’s the biggest issue facing cis-gendered women today? Equal pay? Domestic abuse? Theocratic control over women’s bodies? Patriarchy? Fascism? If you guessed any of those, you guessed wrong, according to Kara Dansky and Lierre Kieth, who are literally obsessed with punching down to some of the most marginalized folks on the planet. The outstanding threat to cis women, they’d have you believe, is trans women. While they wave their hands around and point to outliers like Dana Rivers, it’s the mere existence of any and all trans women that actually bothers them.
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KOMOTINI Greece: Event: In the PROKAT of old law school New Penal Code, University Police, Prisons

Event: In the PROKAT of old law school New Penal Code, University Police

Proposition: Anarchist Squat Utopia A.D.

Speaker: N. Koulouris, professor D.U.TH.

Prisons.

Proposition: Anarchist House Utopia A.D.

Update on the 41bis isolation in Italy, from the anarchist comrade Spyros Mandylas- Anarchist Squat Nadir.

Telephone intervention of Italian comrades – anarchist newspaper Vetriolo – about the hunger strike (from 20/10) of the anarchist Alfredo Cospito.

Italy: Poster and flyer distributed and posted up in Lecce in solidarity with Alfredo and Anna

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Poster and flyer distributed and posted up in Lecce

The State is the slaughterer!

December 12 marks the anniversary of what is known as the “mother of all massacres”, the one in Piazza Fontana, at the Banca dell’Agricoltura in Milan, in 1969. Planned and carried out by fascists in collusion with State apparatuses, many more followed and over the following decade much blood was shed. These were scientifically planned massacres that attempted to impart an even more authoritarian turn to the young Italian Republic.

On December 5 in Turin, the courts began deliberating the sentencing of two anarchist comrades – Alfredo and Anna – accused of “political massacre” for having placed two explosive devices outside the carabinieri school near Cuneo in 2006, without causing any fatalities or injuries. They both risk life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Alfredo is being held under the 41 bis regime since May.

It seems logically absurd to hold a trial for a massacre without a single death, but not when the defendants are anarchists. The State wants to imprison them for life, not for what they have allegedly committed, but for the ideas they carry in their hearts and the actions that are an expression of those ideas.

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Rome, Italy: Interruption of a performance at Teatro Argentina in solidarity with the imprisoned anarchists on hunger strike against 41bis (Rome 26th November 2022)

Interruption of a performance at Teatro Argentina in solidarity with the imprisoned anarchists on hunger strike against 41bis (Rome 26th November 2022)

Today, 26th November 2022, the play ‘Hamlet’ was interrupted at Teatro Argentina in Rome. In spite of the fact that the theatre workers turned into a real security line-up to protect the bosses’ interests, we determinedly managed to get on stage and unfurl a banner that read “Something is rotten in Italy: NO to 41 bis”, throw leaflets and read part of the communique which we are reproducing in full here below:

We are here because Alfredo Cospito is under 41 bis. 41 bis is a prison regime specifically designed to annihilate the individual. We are here because Alfredo has been on hunger strike for over a month. We are not here to cry over an injustice suffered by our anarchist comrade, because it is not such. Just as it is not a legal aberration. It is the logical reaction of the democratic State to the attacks launched by Alfredo. First physical, with the wounding of the bureaucrat Adinolfi, at the time CEO of Ansaldo Nucleare, for which he has finished serving the time he was sentenced to.
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Update on the December 5 hearing on the recalculation of sentences against anarchists Alfredo Cospito and Anna Beniamino as part of the Scripta Manent trial (Turin, Italy, December 5, 2022)

On December 5, the second appeal hearing of the Scripta Manent trial against comrades Alfredo Cospito and Anna Beniamino was held. The general prosecutor asked for 27 years and one month for Anna and life imprisonment without parole with 12 months of daytime solitary confinement for Alfredo, going even further than prosecutor Sparagna’s previous requests, which were 30 years for Alfredo.

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Berlin,Germany: In solidarity with the hunger strikers Alfredo, Juan, Ivan and Anna.

Today 23.11 around 100 people took the streets of Berlin in solidarity with the hunger strikers Alfredo, Juan, Ivan and Anna.

The demonstration started with a gathering in front of the Italian Embassy in Tiergarten. There many speeches were given in different languages. Voices from all over the world could be heard. After one hour of gathering, the demonstration went through the dead streets of the embassy district where international slogans were shouted. At Potsdamer Platz the streets were crowded and with speeches and flyers passers-by got informed. Passing the US embassy, the demo made a reference to Mumia’s struggle and ended shortly after at the Brandenburger Tor.
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Bad News, Episode 62 (11/2022)podcast from the international A-Radio Network

Welcome back to Bad News, the monthly English-language podcast from the international A-Radio Network. This month you’ll hear five short segments from two member projects.

  • Anarchists involved in the Stop Camp Grayling Offensive, a land defense project in the state of so-called Michigan, USA, to double the size of what is already largest military and police training facility on the continent. Hear the rest of the November 6th episode of The Final Straw. [00:02:43 – 00:13:13]
  • Then, Frequenz-A shares an interview with anarchists organizing against the 41 bis hard prison regime in Italy and the hunger strike spreading among anarchist prisoners, Alfredo Cospito, Anna Beniamino, Juan Sorroche Fernandez and Ivan Alocco (in France). On November 23rd there will be a demonstration in front of the Italian embassy in Berlin in solidarity with the hunger strikers and against 41 bis. You can find info about the protest on the telegram channel “No41bis”. [00:13:20 – 00:24:43]
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Banner hung in solidarity with anarchist nihilist comrade Alfredo Cospito (Bristol,UK)

Bristol, Banner hung in solidarity with anarchist nihilist comrade Alfredo Cospito

On a typical bleak winter night on this grey prison island, during a typical poster sticking session, we hung a banner, in the Easton area, as a minimal sign of solidarity with our anarchist nihilist comrade Alfredo Cospito, who is on hunger strike since 20th October & is in conflict with the Italian fascist state after it put him in the torturous isolation prison system of 41 bis.

Our hearts are still with anarchist comrade Toby Shone who is also on partial hunger strike in solidarity with Alfredo.

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Solidarity with Alfredo Cospito! From Barton to Bancali \\ Solidarité avec Alfredo Cospito! De Barton à Bancali /en/fr (Canada)

From the Barton Prisoner Solidarity Project. (Le français suit l’anglais)

We were out holding up a banner with a phone number on it to connect with prisoners at the Barton jail in Hamilton, Canada, the way we usually do, but we thought we would also take a moment to express our solidarity with anarchist prisoners in struggle.

Alfredo Cospito has been on hunger strike in Italy’s Bancali prison since October 20th to demand that he be moved out of segregation and have his phone calls, mail, and visits restored. He was placed in these conditions back in May essentially to punish him for staying involved in the anarchist struggle from inside.

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Athens,Greece: Update from the gathering demon, in solidarity with the anarchist revolutionary hunger striker Alfredo Cospito at the Italian embassy [30/11]

On Wednesday 30 November, a solidarity gathering demo was held in solidarity with the anarchist hunger striker of 20/10 against 41-bis, Alfredo Cospito, as a signal of internationalist solidarity.

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