From:informazione.info/ translation by Act for freedom now/B.pd
‘I’m the manager of the nursing home Villa Serena, we want protection…’
‘All right, barricade yourself inside… shut everything…’
‘Please note… a private clinic is a preferred target rather than public hospitals because these people have a down on those who have money, in practice.’
‘Well… they have a down on anyone, even on the police who don’t have much money.’
Transcript of a telephone call at 113 [emergency service] made in Genoa on 20th July 2001 at 4:05pm.
11 years have passed since Genoa revolted against this world, its fortresses and its representatives.
11 years have passed since Carlo, a 23 years old boy, was killed by the dogs of this system.
Exactly 11 years after, on 13th July 2012 the State, while for pure coincidence or exemplary warning is setting up its trials against those who took part to the NO TAV revolt of last summer and against the anarchists of Fuoriluogo in Bologna, will decide permanently on the life of 10 between men and women who participated to that uprising.
10 scapegoats who will serve sentences, if the latter are confirmed, up to 15 years for devastation and looting.In front of the constant attack of capitalism and its governments, the revolts of the last two years have made everybody aware, with force, of the fact that there is no more time for witch hunts and criminalization; that politicians and would-be politicians have nothing more to offer especially to young people like Carlo, if they ever have had.
Piazza San Giovanni in Rome, on 15th October 2011, shouted to the sky that we can’t take it any more, but we can tell them together, face to face, without fear.
All this even if there are still those who, today like yesterday, continue to profiteer from these moments of disruption in order to bring grist to the mill of political representation, thus fostering the game of isolation towards those who are later chosen to pay the bill.
From their comfortable armchairs and bombastic rallies nothing will come to turn around the chances of us the exploited, the exasperated and all those who harbour resentment against this cannibal society.
11 years have passed, 11 years during which everyone has tried to tell us their truth, to take us on their side, to fill the ranks of their followers.
There have been anger, fear, a sense of revenge, pain, the end of something and the beginning of something else.
11 years, in which all over Europe Genoa reminds the G8 rather than the harbour or the lighthouse, leaving everyone with their idea and above all with their personal summary of sensations.
But one thing is certain: in the meantime, during these 11 years, the same bosses and rulers of then have continued to take more of our lives, to erode our freedom, to rape our imagination, to humiliate our aspirations, to lock us up in classes, offices, factories and, when necessary, in jails, CIE, psychiatric hospitals; to separate us from one another by suffocating our spaces and making them similar to operational sites; to occupy our streets with shopping malls, construction yards, financial institutes, police and militaries in order to prevent us from living these streets together, except in the guise of slaves or docile consumers. While them, the powerful and their henchmen, out of symbolic self-representation or real necessity, continue to shut themselves in their places and fortresses.
The siege of 3rd July 2011 on the RED ZONE of the TAV fortress-yard in Maddalena certainly didn’t give the land back to the inhabitants of the Val Susa, but it represented one of the most beautiful days of revenge in the life of those who were there, and transmitted those sensations of trust, courage and reciprocity that we are too often compelled to put aside in our daily life.
And as it is our experiences that are at stake, more than any others, the insurgents of that July in Genoa continue to be a testimony of how, in totalitarian society, it is not in the heart of their palaces or fortresses that we have to play our game, but in the places of our lives.
If there is even one thing that Carlo and the insurgents of Genoa, Rome, Athens and all over the world have taught us in these 11 years is that the streets of the cities we live in are like our lives: when we want it, even if for one day only, they are ours.
Let’s take them back! Today like yesterday.
SOLIDARITY AND COMPLICITY WTH THE 10 ACCUSED FOR THE GENOA REVOLT AGAINST THE G8, WITH THE INVESTIGATED FOR THE UPRISINGS OF DECEMBER 14 2010 AND OCTOBER 15 2011 IN ROME, WITH THE COMRADES OF FUORILUOGO IN BOLOGNA ACCUSED OF ‘ORGANIZED CRIME’ AND WITH THOSE ARRESTED FOR THE RESISTANCE AGAINST THE TAV IN VAL SUSA.
NO CHARGES, NO SENTENCES, NO COURTS.