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Italy: Nave Assillo, new squat in Trento


On the 24th of October 2015 we squatted a building on San Pio X Street in Trento, Italy.

We need places to live differently and where we can organize ourselves. The demonstration that those are not only our needs is proved by […]

“To the customers – Insurrection and Doublethink”

To the customers Insurrection and Doublethink

To those who…

To those for whom the end of civilization is a bookstore or grocery business; To those who consider insurrection as a breach in the monopoly of falsehood, representation, power; To those who are able to sense that behind the dense fog of the “crisis” there is […]

Italy: Billy, Costa and Silvia sent to trial again

On July 17th 2015, the preliminary hearing against Silvia Guerini, Costantino ‘Costa’ Ragusa and Luca ‘Billy’ Bernasconi took place in Turin, Italy. The three have been previously arrested and jailed for several years in Switzerland, accused of having organised an act of sabotage against a nanotechnology research centre of IBM, under construction at the time. […]

Afterword to new Italian edition of “At Daggers Drawn”

Note from Contra Info: We publish the following English translation as we received. We reiterate that we may diffuse contributions regardless of whether or not we agree with any given views. We’d just like to point out that the 2012 Spanish edition mentioned below is also one we have opted to diffuse, here.


Italy: Incendiary solidarity from Genoa

Genoa: ATM set on fire in solidarity with the prisoners in the AS2 section of Ferrara and with the struggles inside and outside the Greek prisons.

source: informa-azione | french, spanish, greek, portuguese

Trento, Italy: Sabotage in solidarity with anarchist prisoners

On April 1st, a Vodafone repeater installed in a cabin on Monte Calisio, near Trento, was completely destroyed with sledgehammer blows in solidarity with prisoners in Greece and in the AS2 wing of Ferrara prison.

in Greek

France: Organisation of a NO TAV march for summer 2015

Long march against the TAV Lyon-Turin project – In preparation for the 1st-15th July 2015. For more info and/or to participate: marchenotav[at] /

January 15th 2015

Danger warning: the TAV is under way again. So what about us?

The proponents of the Lyon-Turin high-speed rail announced for […]

Piedmont, Italy: Sabotage against the construction site of Milan-Genoa high-speed railway line

Two construction machines at Terzo Valico (‘third mountain pass’) were put out of action in Voltaggio; communique published on March 18th:

Terzo Valico vehicles sabotaged – It’s a quiet night, with no wind, only a few machines, but then something unexpected happens, a flash… a bolt of lightning comes out of the clear sky of […]

Ferrara prison: Alfredo Cospito back in the high security section, Graziano Mazzarelli in isolation

Sunday, March 1st 2015 Update from the AS2 section of Ferrara prison

We send a few lines of our latest news to complete the sequence of events.

On February 28th, Alfredo returned from isolation. On the same day, Graziano was taken away.

It’s the consequence of a disciplinary report that we all (Adriano, Fra, Graziano, […]

Italy: Alberto Funaro, convicted of rioting against the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa, was released from prison!

Alberto Funaro was released on probation, after two and a half years in prison for the events in Genoa in 2001, for which 10 people were convicted of devastation and looting by Italian courts.

Marina Cugnaschi and Francesco Puglisi, sentenced in the same case, remain imprisoned.

Vincenzo Vecchi, also convicted in the ‘Genoa 10’ trial, […]

Italian prisons: Anarchist prisoner Alfredo Cospito held in isolation

Isolation, disciplinary reports, and protests in the AS2 section of Ferrara prison:

On February 13th, having spoken to one of the imprisoned comrades in the high security section of Ferrara prison over the telephone, we learned that Alfredo Cospito was punished with isolation, following an altercation with a guard. The measure of punitive isolation (article […]

Italy – No TAV: Convictions and tear gas on the motorway

(June 27th, 2011: Eviction of the Free Republic of Maddalena)

The so-called ‘No TAV mega-trial’ has finished its activities at first instance, in which 53 comrades are involved over the eviction resistance of the Free Republic of Maddalena on June 27th, 2011, and for the attack of the construction site of Chiomonte on July […]

Italy: Update on anarchists accused of taking part in May 2013 attack at the TAV construction site in Chiomonte

Anarchists Chiara Zenobi, Claudio Alberto, Mattia Zanotti and Niccolò Blasi were convicted at first instance without the aggravating circumstance of terrorism submitted by Turin’s prosecutorial duo Padalino and Rinaudo. The four comrades, sentenced to 3 years and 6 months each, are currently under house arrest with all restrictions.

Terrorism-related charges have now also been dropped […]

Florence: ATMs, luxury shops and company cars attacked


On New Year’s Eve night, in Florence, numerous ATMs were jammed, the windows of luxury shops in the city centre were smeared and smashed, and the tires of several 500 Red car-sharing vehicles with the Frecciarossa logo were slashed.

In solidarity and complicity with the stone bench […]

Turin: New Year’s Eve greetings

Late afternoon on December 31st, 2014, a group of people in solidarity with undocumented migrants greeted with fireworks those incarcerated at the CIE (Centre for identification and deportation) located in Corso Brunelleschi in Turin. On the stroke of midnight, also at the prison of Le Vallette the prisoners attended a pyrotechnic spectacle and heard shouts […]

Italy: Chiara, Claudio, Niccolò and Mattia under house arrest; Lucio transferred to Ferrara’s high-security wing

A week after being sentenced, Chiara, Claudio, Niccolò and Mattia were placed under house arrest, with all restrictions. Thus, they are now released from prison, but banned from meeting with anyone who is not habitually residing in the same house.

On December 22nd, Lucio – like Francesco and Graziano – was transferred to the AS2 […]

[Italy] “Guilty of resisting”: Anarchists Chiara, Claudio, Mattia and Niccolò sentenced to 3 years and 6 months

On December 17th, 2014, after a two-hour closed session, the Special Court of Assize of Turin sentenced Chiara Zenobi, Claudio Alberto, Mattia Zanotti and Niccolò Blasi to 3 years and 6 months each. The four comrades, imprisoned since December 9th, 2013, were found guilty of having sabotaged the TAV construction site in Chiomonte but were […]

Florence: ATM torched in solidarity with No Tav anarchist prisoners

Florence – Smoke signals in solidarity with Chiara, Niccolò, Claudio, Mattia. In the night between the 15th and 16th of December, we torched an ATM of the CRF-Intesa bank at the Piazza Gualfredotto. With love and rage. Fire to the galleys!

Milan: Church attacked

AGAINST TRANSPHOBIA (photo taken in Berlin)

The 20th of November is the day of remembrance of those murdered because of being trans. This year the killings recorded in the world are 226.

We decided to attack a Catholic church as a symbol of anti-transgender oppression. The violence experienced by trans people is the consequence […]

Turin: Update from the trial against anarchist prisoners Chiara, Claudio, Mattia and Niccolò

On November 14th, 2014, Macerie transmitted that, in the bunker courtroom of Turin’s prison Le Vallette, the bastard prosecutors Rinaudo and Padalino requested heavy sentences against imprisoned anarchists Chiara Zenobi, Claudio Alberto, Mattia Zanotti and Niccolò Blasi: 9 years and 6 months for all four comrades on charges of attacking with purposes of terrorism, committing […]

Milan: ATMs and luxury cars attacked in solidarity with anarchist prisoners

On Wednesday night, November 12th, we attacked 5 ATMs with hammer and vandalized several luxury cars (punctured tires and broken windows), as a minimum gesture of individual revolt against a capitalist system that exploits and devastates.

We dedicate this action to the compagni and the compagna accused of attacking the TAV construction yard in May […]

Italian prisons: Strike of anarchist prisoners in solidarity with Graziano Mazzarelli

Since Monday, September 1st, comrade Chiara Zenobi, NO TAV prisoner who is currently held in Rebibbia prison in Rome, has been on yard strike, refusing to go out on scheduled yard time, to protest against the isolation imposed on Graziano Mazzarelli, anarchist kept in solitary confinement at Borgo San Nicola prison in Lecce since his […]

[Italy] Painted slogan on a wall in Bergamo

Freedom for Nikos Maziotis (A)

Bologna: Poster about the proceeding for the events in Piazza Verdi in 2007

I prefer insanity to their normality On July 15, 2014, the investigation of the proceeding for the facts in Piazza Verdi in Bologna in 2007* was concluded, a trial against five comrades which has not yet reached even a first-instance judgment.

On this occasion the public prosecutor Simone Purgato asked for high sentences ranging from […]

UK: Leaflets given out in London on the 28th of June, in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons

Click image to read a leaflet handed out at a noise demo outside Holloway prison and at a meeting in solidarity with anti-eviction fighters raided and arrested in Turin, Italy on the 3rd of June (constantly updated list of comrades in prison or house arrest here).

It’s time to act with all means in solidarity […]