December 1, 2017
December 1, 2017
November 30, 2017
November 29, 2017
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On 16/11/2017 the SCRIPTA MANENT trial began inside the bunker courtroom of ‘Le Vallette’ prison in Turin. Imprisoned anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito read a long declaration. Alfredo was not present in court as he was subjected to video conferencing from inside the AS2 unit in the prison of Ferrara.
Declaration to the Court:
Benevento 14th August 1878- Turin 16th 2017
Malefactors on trial
The Union of Egoists is your instrument, it is the sword with which you increase your natural strength; the Union exists thanks to you. Society, on the other hand, demands much from you and it exists without you; in short, society is sacred, Union is yours; society uses you, the Union–you use it– Stirner
O, gentlemen, the time of life is short! .. An if we live, we live to tread on kings; Shakespeare, Henry IV
I regret every crime in my life that I haven’t committed, every desire that I have not satisfied – Senna Hoy
I want to be as clear as possible, so that my words sound like an admission of guilt. As far as it is possible to belong to an instrument, a technique, I claim my belonging to FAI-FRI with pride. With pride I recognize myself in its entire history. I am a fully-fledged part of it and my contribution carries the signature of ‘Olga Nucleus’. If this farce had been limited to myself and Nicola, I’d have remained silent. But you have involved a significant part of all those who have been giving solidarity to us over these years, among them those I love dearly. At this point I cannot refrain from speaking my mind, to remain silent would make me an accomplice of your shameful attempt to strike an important part of the anarchist movement indiscriminately. Comrades dragged behind bars and put on trial, not for what they did but for what they are: anarchists. Tried and arrested not for having claimed, like I did, an action with the acronym FAI-FRI, but for having participated in meetings, written in papers and blogs, and more simply for giving solidarity to comrades on trial. I will not use these comrades as a shield. In an era when ideas don’t count, to be put on trial and arrested for an idea says a lot about the explosive force that a certain vision of anarchy continues to have, and it also says a lot about the empty shells that democracy and so-called democratic freedoms are.
You have your reasons, I’m not denying that, after all good anarchists don’t exist, in every anarchist smoulders the desire to hurl you off that bench. For my part, I make no attempt to pass off the FAI-FRI as a recreational association or a boy scouts club. Those who have made use of this instrument, or as you ignorant of anarchy would say ‘those who are of the FAI-FRI’, claim it with their heads held high like my brothers and sisters arrested in the past, like myself in Genoa years ago and in this courtroom today. It’s our history that is teaching you that, a history that, never martyrs, never surrendered, we are paying with years of prison and isolation over half the world. Those who are not part of this history of ours and are dragged before you in chains are keeping silent out of solidarity, love, friendship, feelings that are unimaginable, incomprehensible for you servants of the state. Your ‘justice’ is abuse perpetrated by the strongest over the weakest. I guarantee, you won’t find any coward or opportunist among the defendants in this trial. The price of dignity is incalculable and its gifts are various and priceless beyond all limits and imagination, it’s always worth paying that price, and I’m ready to pay it any time. It should be of no importance to you whether it really was me who placed those bombs. Because I feel an accomplice to those deeds and all the actions claimed by the FAI-FRI. Especially as the actions you accuse me of are all in solidarity with migrants and anarchist prisoners and I agree with them totally. How could I not feel complicity when these explosions were like flares in the darkness for me. However stupid it might seem to you, for me there is a before and after the FAI. Before, when I was fanatically and stupidly convinced that only unclaimed actions had any utility, reproducibility, convinced as I was that destructive action should necessarily speak for itself and that any acronym was the devil’s shit. And after when, with the gunshot to Adinolfi I questioned these insurrectional dogmas to the point of making my new convictions real through an action. A small thing, some might say, and that would be so if behind that simple acronym there wasn’t a method that could really make a difference for we anarchists of praxis beyond and outside repression and courtrooms. However limited my contribution, however late it came, I feel I am fully an accomplice of the brothers and sisters who began this road.
November 29, 2017
November 28, 2017
From the local press of 17th November we learn:
‘During the night vandals attacked the premises of the PD [Democratic Party]in Via Tasso in Lecce. Unknown persons smattered the PD head offices with blood-red paint. Recently the provincial secretary Ippazio Morciano had called on the mayors of the Salento region to quell on-going quarrels between the various local communities in Salento.
Vice minister Teresa Bellanova, also of PD and a member of the Government, authorized the construction of the TAP gas pipeline, which is to bring gas from Azerbaijan to the San Foca coast, and from there to the rest of Europe. The level of controversy has therefore intensified, as the campaign against the TAP is also attracting converts elsewhere in the continent. For example Swedish activists have expressed solidarity with the [NO TAP] committees.’
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November 28, 2017
Sabotage is the appropriate means for destroying the facade of authority. When the agencies engaged in guaranteeing its security find their tools in ruins, their power is visibly questioned and this encourages us to keep on breaking the rules.
It’s similar to what is happening in Switzerland with the Implenia company, which is paying for its involvement in a prison project with its building machinery being set on fire. As also for VINCI, SPIE and EIFFAGE for the connections that these companies have with the repression.
On 13 November in Hamburg, the “Sicherheit Nord” fleet in Barmbeck was destroyed by flames, as we burned several vehicles. In ten Länder , “Sicherheit Nord” collaborates with the police, controls the NATO base in Lüneburg, embassies, facilities where refugees are locked up and shops in neighbourhoods that the dominant feel are unsafe.
This action and text are for us. For the thousands of people who made the revolt in Hamburg possible. For the prisoners. For the persons involved in the Script Manent operation in Italy. A fire in solidarity with the hunger strike of Nikos Maziotis and Pola Roupa, a greeting to Konstantino G., arrested for sending a parcel bomb and his belonging to the CCF. Freedom for Lisa, [imprisoned] for a bank robbery in Aachen!
We encourage the struggle against the State at all levels. The repression won’t stop us!
 Similar to the French regions, the Länder have more weight and power of decision. The German State has 16 in all.
Translated from Italian by Act for freedom now!
Hans Niemeyer can finally leave prison after having been detained since November 2011 when a bomb exploded early in the branch of the BCI bank, resulting in him suffering acoustic trauma and being arrested.
The prosecutor quickly built a case involving him in other attacks, demanding almost 19 years in prison under the anti-terrorist law.
– On the basis of the offence “placing an explosive device” (according to the anti-terrorism law) against the BCI bank on November 30, 2011, an action claimed by the Manuel Gutiérrez Combat Group: 12 years’ prison.
– On the basis of the offence “fabrication” of an explosive device (according to the law on weapons control) that would be used for the September 17, 2010 in an attack on a high tension mast at Las Condes, an action claimed by the Alex Lemun Commando.
– On the basis of the offence of “fabrication” (according to the law on weapons control) of an explosive device that would have been used against the memorial to Jaime Guzmán  on August 14, 2011, claimed retrospectively by the Revolutionary Crime Cell German Bladomirobvich.
– On the basis of the “fabrication” (according to the law on weapons control) of an explosive device that would have been used against a dealership near the monument mentioned on August 16, 2011, later claimed by the German Revolutionary Crime Cell Bladomirobvich.
Finally, and following trial, Hans was convicted under the law on weapons + damage, and thanks to an equation and legal acrobatics, they managed to sentence him to five years + 300 days’ prison. The reasons of the judicial power were, on the one hand, revenge for Hans’s four months on the run from the start of house arrest, and on the other to send a signal as an example after recent trials in which the counterterrorism laws had been dropped and comrades remained free under the law on weapons control (as had happened with comrade Luciano Pitronello and comrades Carla and Ivan).
Finally, Hans Niemeyer obtained a short reduction in sentence of two-months for each year, putting forward his release date from February 2018 to November 14, 2017.
After 5 years in prison … welcome back to the streets!
We want to express our complicity and deepest solidarity with those opposing this monstrous expropriation of the Salento land with all means and forms. The manoeuvres of the machinery of dominion, which are imposing themselves on the TAP issue more and more, are the open expression of the State’s arrogance as it strikes land and populations.
Close to those rebelling against all this with courage and love, we hope for a massive spread of acts of resistance and liberating paths. To the violence of red zones, truncheons, written and unwritten intimidations, let’s respond with the creativity of conflict! We hope to hear every day more and more massively that spontaneous actions against the accomplices of this violation continue to destabilize such social idiocy at the hands of the TAP and its lackeys. We are no longer prepared to be crushed and reduced to harmless spectators of the existential misery they want us to submit to. Knowing their determination and passion for freedom we give a strong hug to the Salento comrades!
No TAP anywhere, against neo-liberalist non-logic everywhere!
Published by Individual Anarchists from Basilicata on 2017/11/22
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The courtcase which gave the Forest of Hambach a little more time to prepare for cutting season is lost. RWE started today with clearing bushes to prepare for total cutting. The preparations for an massive police action are obviously building. They announced that they want to evict the whole occupation. We expect them at the latest on Monday for evictions. They are already in the forest protecting machinery.
But to make it possible that Hambach Forest stays we need you and your frieds/comr@des!
At best come around.
At best bring with you:
– sleeping bag, mattress
– your friends
– an idea of what you wanna do (the Infrastructre of RWE is too huge for them to protect it all)
– waterproof boots, camouflage-clothing
– camera (for recording police violence)
– working gloves
– 1st aid stuff
– a small tent (not necessary but if you have)
– no drugs
– no passport (if you need it for travelling, bury it somewhere in the woods)
What you can do from outside:
– spread the news
– do what ever you like to show solidarity
– distract police forces (they will need cops from all germany to evict us)
– attack the veins of capitalism & its fossil fuel industry
– dont get caught
– dont forget them in the cages
See you on the barricades
Our comrade Paska is finally out of the cage; he has an order to reside in Martinsicuro, to report to the police station and be indoors at night.
We await and demand his total liberation.
Solidarity with all the comrades involved in the Florence investigation.
Translated by act for freedom now!
The first trial against the comrades implicated in operation ‘Scripta Manent’ is due to start on 16th November.
As shown by the name given to the operation, the trial is based on thousands of files obsessively accumulated by the prosecutor, Sparagna by name on this occasion. A zealous obsession, certainly, but also a strategy already seen in the past: such a huge number of files can only mean they have very little in their hands in respect to the shadowy evidence needed to get incriminations.
In the meantime Sparagna is not sparing in continual pressure as he persists in persecuting comrades’ private lives and those of their loved ones. After all, this is in line with the best tradition of someone who made their career thanks to the noble availability of the ‘repentant’: hard evidence is only a bunch of papers, so they try to proceed in another way.
We certainly don’t expect these characters to know the meaning of the word ethics, intent as they are on defending the indefensible: champions of a violent, bellicose social order of the dark ages, deaf to any logic other than careerism, ambition, profit, thirst for power to the detriment of anything and anybody, greedy for (ab)use and consume.
19.11.17: Tonight, a group of people in Naarm / Melbourne, responding to the call out for 8 Days of Solidarity for Refugees, undertook an action targeting Serco. Serco is a multinational corporation which is directly responsible for the inhumane incarceration conditions faced by refugees, asylum seekers, and detainees, in so-called Australia. Serco is also a major player in the international privatised prison complex.
The group gained access to a central Naarm / Melbourne, Serco compound and immobilised 7 vehicles. The group also left spray-painted messages on Serco compound property, including vehicles, reading “Serco Psycho Scum”, “Serco, profiting from refugee detention- this is war”, and “Serco profits from misery, we hold YOU responsible”.
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6th of December – International Day against State
6 December 2008 , 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos is shot point
blank by cops in the neighborhood of Exarchia in Athens. Alexis
falls from the bullet of state murderers and a hurricane of rage
rises. This was no accident; it was a targeted murder in the heart
of a neighborhood that is, as much historically as in the present,
a hub for the oppressed to organize themselves into the
resistance movement. The message was clear, to terrorise the
resistance, to assert state totalitarian control, to stifle the
brewing insurrection against a decrepit system of exploitation and
oppression. The story of Alexis is the story of thousands of
fighters shot, tortured and dissappeared by the armed guards of
the state around the world.
In the hours, days and weeks that followed the murder of Alexis
myriads of people, who saw in the killing of Alexis their own
sufferings in this system, took to the streets around the world.
The wave of solidarity broke the isolation and alienation of the
oppressed and awakened once again the global vision for a world
without exploitation from authority. This history, our history is
not a collection of dead symbols. It is our storming ground for
the ongoing struggle against the slavery of humanity by capitalist
exploiters, their state aparatus and their armies.
States are founded on terrorism and violence.
In these three years I was faced with choices which led me by the hand through a path fraught with crossroads and bifurcations.
Like on a minefield, I had to decide carefully where to step, with my pride and my self-respect at stake. The first choice I had to face with was whether I should continue to contribute, or let the prison overflow me, patiently waiting to get out. As limited as my situation is, I chose to continue to contribute through the written word. Once I made this decision I faced another crossroad: whether to confine myself — ecumenically — from this “high point” of my “status” (sic.) of a “revolutionary” prisoner — to bestowing blessings in each directions, applauding to every anarchist practice, paying attention not to make any enemies; or to use the weapon of critique, ever more harshly, trying to outline some analysis, to open some discourses. I chose the easier way (at least for me): openly push my critique to the extremes, at the cost of isolation (less letters, less information, less generic solidarity).
But always aware of the abyss between the thought and the action.
Words, strong as they may be, always carry something that sounds phony, even when they pose real, concrete risks, which may effectuate in years of prison for apology or incitement.
November 24, 2017
From Davide’s weekly phone call with his relatives, we learn that:
Davide will continue the long-term hunger strike, started on November 4, until his total solitary confinement, by article 14bis, is revoked.
Our comrade calls on everyone for direct solidarity.
He strengths his closeness to comrades in AS2 [high-security prison sections].
He has repeatedly stressed the need for a revolutionary solidarity.
He is in high spirits, but he has already lost 13 kilos [28 lb].
CNA [croce nera anarchica]
Translated by anarhija.info
November 22, 2017
On 28/10 Konstantinos (Dinos) is arrested by armed assassins of the E.K.A.M. in Athens. He is accused of sending a parcel bomb to former technocrat prime minister Loukas Papademos, who was injured by the attack inside his car. The other charges against him are for explosive packages found at the same time as the attack and also the oppressive Article 187A, for participation in a criminal organization, alleged membership of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, the group that claimed one of the explosive packages.
We do not care for democracy, for the media spectacle and the cop mentality that is the junta of innocence or guilt. We do not play their game of justice, where the pieces are already placed against us, neither for the state that sows terror, the self imposed fear that permeates a passive society. What we care for is the continuation of the armed struggle against the necropolis of authority.
Strength to our anarchist comrade Dinos Yiagtzoglou.
Soul and Body, nothing is over, the conflict continues!
Chaotic and Individualist Anarchists
(Grecia) Afiche por el compañero Dinos Yiagtzoglou
[Traducido por Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras desde Act For Free]
El 28/10 Konstantinos (Dinos) es arrestado por sicarios armados de la
E.K.A.M. [Unidad Antiterrorista] en Atenas. Es acusado de enviar un
paquete bomba al ex primer ministro el tecnócrata Loukas Papademos,
quien resultó herido por el ataque dentro de su automóvil. Los otros
cargos en su contra son por paquetes explosivos descubiertos el mismo
día del ataque y también por el opresivo artículo 187A, por su
participación en una organización criminal, presunta pertenencia a la
Conspiración de Células de Fuego, el grupo que reclamó uno de los
No nos importa la democracia, el espectáculo mediático y la mentalidad
de policía de culpa o inocencia. No jugamos su juego de justicia, en
donde las piezas ya están en nuestra contra, ni por el estado que
siembra el terror, el miedo autoimpuesto que impregna a una sociedad
pasiva. Lo que nos importa es la continuación de la lucha armada contra
la necrópolis de la autoridad.
Fortaleza para nuestro compañero anarquista Dinos Yiagtzoglou.
En alma y cuerpo, nada ha terminado, ¡el conflicto continúa!
Anarquistas caóticxs e individualistas.
Grecia: Manifesto per il prigioniero anarchico Dino Yiagtzoglou
Il 28/10 gli assassini armati di E.K.A.M. [unità antiterrorismo, ndt.] hanno arrestato Konstantinos (Dinos) ad Atene. E’ accusato di aver inviato un pacco-bomba al’ex premier tecnocrate Loukas Papademos, rimasto ferito in macchina durante l’attacco. Le altre accuse si riferiscono al pacco esplosivo trovato contemporaneamente all’attacco, e al repressivo articolo 187A [attività terrorista, ndt.], alla partecipazione ad un’organizzazione criminale, alla presunta appartenenza alla Cospirazione delle Cellule di Fuoco, gruppo che ha rivendicato uno dei pacchi-bomba.
Non ci interessa la democrazia, lo spettacolo mediatico e la mentalità sbirresca, cioè la giunta del colpevole o innocente. Noi non giochiamo al loro gioco di giustizia, in cui le figure sono già state disposte contro di noi, né per quello dello Stato che semina terrore, la paura auto-imposta che impregna una società passiva. Quello che ci interessa è la continuazione della lotta armata contro la necropoli dell’autorità.
Forza al nostro compagno anarchico Dinos Yiagtzoglou.
Anima e Corpo, nulla è finito, il conflitto continua!
Anarchici Caotici e Individualisti
November 22, 2017