Genoa, November 12th, 2013: The sentences against Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito were announced this morning, in the abbreviated proceeding of first instance for kneecapping Adinolfi, act vindicated by both anarchists in the courtroom during the previous session, on October 30th. The comrades did not attend this hearing.
The sentences are: – 10 years and [...]
On October 2nd, 2013 the anarchist group “Insurrectional Commando Mateo Morral” installed an explosive device at an infamous fascist church monument, the Basilica of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Spain. This cathedral is one of the most significant temples for the holders of Power, and stands as one of the main symbols of, and a meeting [...]
On a splendid May morning I took action, and during those few hours I enjoyed life to the fullest. For once I left fear and self-justification behind, and I ventured toward the unknown. . . .
I want to be very clear: the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation/International Revolutionary Front [...]
With these few lines, we announce the horrible news of the death on September 26th, 2013 of Damiano Corrias, at the age of 31; he was one of the kids from Spoleto arrested on October 23rd, 2007 during the so called Operation Brushwood, accused of terrorism.
Now is not the time for conspiracy theories, or, [...]
On the 22nd of October 2013 the court of Perugia issued the first-instance judgment in the so-called operation “Shadow”. The accusatory construct collapsed entirely. However, comrade Sergio Maria Stefani was sentenced to 3 years and 3 months for car theft. All other accused comrades were acquitted because the alleged facts had never occurred.
This time [...]
In September 2013 anarchists Stefano Gabriele Fosco and Elisa Di Bernardo, editors of Culmine arrested on June 13, 2012 during operation ‘Ardire,’ walked out of prison upon request for release on expiry of their pretrial detention. Both comrades—just as Giuseppe Lo Turco and Alessandro Settepani, who were released in mid-June 2013—are subject to [...]
Since Friday the 5th of July, Francesco Puglisi was in the transit section of Rebibbia prison in Rome, “waiting until the dogs of the administration or the Department of Penitentiary Administration decide in which section to put me.” On the 18th of July it was disclosed that the comrade was moved to [...]
Cassa di solidarietà Aracnide (solidarity fund against repression) reports that comrades Alessandro Settepani and Giuseppe Lo Turco were released from Ferrara prison on June 12th, and now have an obligation to stay in Montegabbione (Terni) and Catania (Sicily), respectively, as well as the restrictions of signing in at the nearest police station (for Alessandro [...]
PHOENIX PROJECT Freedom for anarchists of praxis incarcerated in Italy
i. ‘Return of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire from the ashes’
Only in those moments when our tension for freedom is rejoined with practice do we truly manage to live anarchy, here and now. Unfortunately the dream we carry [...]
Anarchist comrade Francesco ‘Jimmy’ Puglisi, who went on the run after being sentenced to 14 years in prison following a trial for ‘devastation and looting’ in regards to the 2001 Genoa revolt, was arrested on the 5th of June 2013 in Barcelona.
Comrades in Spain estimate that he may have been taken to a [...]
The public prosecutor of Milan has requested another six months of pretrial incarceration for Alessandro, Stefano, Sergio, Elisa and Peppe [all incarcerated since June 13th, 2012]. In the prosecutor’s request it is specified that, despite their imprisonment, the comrades continue to communicate with members of the same space outside the prison, and promote ‘solidarity [...]
Anarchist solidarity against Europe of police forces and every authority
On June 13th, 2012, after several different government operations targeting other comrades, the Italian state launched a wave of repression against dozens of anarchists, called ‘operation Ardire,’ consisting of 40 raids, 24 targeted investigations of individuals, and 8 incarcerations. This time, the State wanted [...]
[Italy] Call for decentralized mobilization against vivisection
From 20 to 28 April 2013 the annual World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week will be held. Since this is not merely a symbolic occasion to be filled with large peaceful marches, we make a direct action call, decentralized and diffused against the vivisection industry and its officers [...]
April 4, 2013. Nationwide day of mobilization in solidarity with arrested and accused of October 15, 2011
On April 4, first hearing for 25 people accused for destruction and looting and resistance during riots that broke out in Rome on October 15, 2011 will be held. Sixteen other people have been convicted in the [...]
After Katia Di Stefano and Paola Iozzi, Giulia Marziale was also released from prison!
The court of review, whose hearing was held on Friday, March 15th, dismissed the council chamber’s ruling on Tuesday morning, March 19th, and thus ordered the release of Giulia and her transfer under house arrest. So, Giulia was able to [...]
In the first week of February 2013, 245 prisoners in Saluzzo decided to release an open letter reporting the abuses, ill-treatment and penalties to which they are subjected on a daily basis. The lack of food, heat and basic necessities, the [...]
Our fire burns for freedom
After Katia Di Stefano, Paola Iozzi was also released from prison!
Currently Paola, who was arrested on June 13th, 2012 in the context of ‘Operation Boldness (Ardire)’, is held under house arrest with all possible restrictions (no visitations, no telephone calls, no internet access, etc.), but at least she [...]
We were informed that all eight comrades who underwent court proceeding this Wednesday, February 27th, in Trento in the context of the operation ‘Ixodidae (Zecca)’ were acquitted on all charges.
The prosecutors asked for sentences of 5 years for Massimo, 4 years and 8 months for J., F., S., R., and 3 years and [...]
Today, February 18th, I interrupt my hunger strike having been notified that in March I will be able to meet with Anna — without, of course, putting my trust in what my declared enemy promises.
Sergio continues the hunger strike; in solidarity with him, I broke the air vents of my prison cell (opaque [...]
As of Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 anarchists Alfredo Cospito and Sergio Maria Stefani, who are incarcerated in the AS2 wing of Alessandria prison, are conducting a hunger strike until communication and visits from their respective companions are granted.
We recall that Alfredo has never been authorized to talk to or [...]