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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 [...]

Italy – Operation Ardesia: Francesco Gioa and Daniele Casalini arrested to serve rest of sentence

On Wednesday, May 28th and Friday, May 30 Francesco and Daniele were arrested to serve the remainder of their sentence (2 years and 1 month, and 1 year and 9 months, respectively) in relation to the robbery that took place in Lucca in June 2007.

On May 20th, 2014, a hearing was in fact held [...]

[Italy] New anarchist publication: Blasphemia

[…] This publication is born out of an intolerance towards sectarianism that seems to be expanding even where it was least expected, it has the pretension to stimulate reflections, which don’t lead to meet each other on affinities reduced to a familiarity that binds us to an attendance taken for granted. […] Those who write [...]

Navarre: Italian consulate paint-bombed in Iruña

On Friday, May 23rd, 2014 we paint-bombed the Italian consulate in Iruña/Pamplona (which is located near the central police station of the city) in solidarity with anarchist comrades and in the context of the international days of solidarity with: Nicola, Alfredo, Gianluca, Adriano, Marco Camenisch, Mattia, Claudio, Niccolò, Chiara and all the others that we [...]

Helsinki: Solidarity with anarchists in Italy

As a part of the solidarity days with the anarchist prisoners in Italy, a group of anarchists showed their solidarity during the DIY-festival “Pajafest” in Helsinki, Finland on the 18th of May 2014. A banner was revealed that read: “Nicola (Gai), Alfredo (Cospito), Niccolò, Mattia, Claudio, Chiara – Freedom for all! Solidarity with No-TAV!” Later [...]

Genoa: Incendiary attack on motorbike of DIGOS cop

Genoa, April 25th, 2014 – An homage to those who have fought and those who still struggle for freedom. We set fire to the private scooter of Pantanella, operator of DIGOS [General Investigations and Special Operations Division]. We’re only sorry that the arson took place near an occupied house; we also tried to avoid causing [...]

[Italy] Days of active international solidarity with imprisoned anarchist comrades

Italian poster.

Bern, Switzerland: Solidarity with the NO TAV struggle (February 22, 2014)

In solidarity with the NO TAV movement we hung a banner at the Italian embassy in Bern.

Terrorists are those who ravage and destroy our lives and spaces in which we live.

War on Capital! War on the State!

Freedom for Chiara, Claudio, Niccolò and Mattia! Freedom for Marco!

Terrorist is the State. [...]

Atlanta, GA: Tractors sabotaged for the ZAD, No TAV, Hambach Forest

On the night of February 22nd, we poured a mixture of sand and water into the fuel tanks of two tractors used in the construction of a new Atlanta streetcar. The streetcar is one of many major development projects the city has initiated in the past few years as a part of a [...]

Athens, Greece: A text handed out during anarchist gathering in solidarity with the NO TAV struggle

On February 22, 2014, day of action in solidarity with NO TAV, a PA’s gathering took place in Monastiraki, central Athens (photos here). Below is a leaflet that was distributed, in Greek and English, to passersby.

Rome: Roadblock in solidarity with the four anarchists arrested on December 9th

In solidarity with the comrades arrested on December 9th, 2013 accused of actions against the high-speed rail, on Monday, January 27th, in the early evening, a group of some twenty anarchists interrupted traffic on the eastern ring road near the new Tiburtina railway station, which will soon be dedicated to the TAV.

Slowing [...]

Syncope

Syncope is a momentary suspension of the blood flow and the cerebral activity provoking a sudden and temporary blackout. The effects can be irrelevant, limited to momentary discombobulating, but sometimes they can be worse. In some cases, if the interruption of the blood flow in the human organism is extended beyond certain limits, [...]

Italy – ‘Operation Boldness’: Comrade Sergio Maria Stefani released from prison

On December 20th, 2013 anarchist Sergio Maria Stefani finally walked out of the Italian galleys, having completed 18 months of pretrial detention. Sergio was the last one of the prosecuted in operation ‘Ardire’ that remained incarcerated. As was the case with the rest of his co-accused comrades, he was released under restrictive conditions (regular appearance [...]

Berlin: Solidarity with the five anarchists arrested in Barcelona

On November 24th, several compañerxs unfolded a banner from the top of the Berlin Cathedral, which read “Solidarity with the 5 anarch@s from Barcelona – Freedom for all” referring to Gerardo, Rocío, Valeria, Mónica and Francisco, who were arrested in Barcelona on November 13th, 2013. The comrades are accused under anti-terror law of an attack [...]

Italy: Comrades Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai sentenced by Genoa court

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 [...]

Athens: Solidarity with the 5 comrades arrested in Barcelona on November 13th, 2013 – Mónica and Francisco in pretrial detention

On November 18th some members of Contra Info hung a banner at Exarchia square in downtown Athens, in solidarity with the 5 comrades arrested in Barcelona on November 13th, accused under the anti-terror law for direct actions vindicated by the Insurrectional Commando Mateo Morral. The banner reads: “Freedom for the 5 comrades arrested [...]

Comrades arrested in Barcelona for the action of the Insurrectional Commando Mateo Morral

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 [...]

Genoa, 30 October 2013: First day of trial for Roberto Adinolfi shooting

Alfredo Cospito:

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 [...]

Switzerland: Gathering in solidarity with ecoanarchist prisoner Marco Camenisch

On September 20th, 2013 a group set out for the Lenzburg prison in Switzerland. They gathered in front of the south-east wing, where Marco Camenisch is imprisoned. Two banners were put on the prison fence: “Rather TV-weary than radioactive? Free Marco!” and “Another world is necessary – We stand behind you, Marco.” [...]

Spoleto, Italy: About the death of the anarchist comrade Damiano Corrias

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, [...]

Perugia – Operation Shadow: Sergio Maria Stefani sentenced to 3 years and 3 months

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 [...]

Italy – ‘Operation Boldness’: Stefano Fosco and Elisa Di Bernardo released from pretrial detention

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 [...]