Translation act for freedom now/B.pd
DANIELA AND MASSIMO FREE NOW
In the morning of Monday August 27, on order of the prosecution of Trento, the DIGOS searched ten houses and arrested two anarchist comrades, Daniela and Massimo. The charge is subversive association [conspiracy] and concerns mainly the two arrestees and six other comrades besides 43 other ‘solid’ people.
Article 270bis (subversive association) is a norm of the penal code which derives directly from the Rocco code of the fascist era and which allows preventive detention up to 18 months. On the other hand, the very name given to the operation (Ioxididae, which translates as tick) is the typical expression used by fascists to name their enemies. Article 270 aims at repressing political dissent. Its enforcement does not need evidence of crime. It is sufficient to demonstrate someone’s intention to oppose the system of power in charge. For this reason, the investigation is mainly based on phone tapping, shadowing and police reconstructions.
This nth repressive operation is an attack on those who do not conform or intend to conform to a political and social model based on war, exploitation and segregation. It is the expression of the will that power has to contain conflict within legality. They fear the social dangerousness of actions that radicalize existing and widespread conflicts. It is not by chance that this repressive fury, directed in particular against Massimo and Daniela, is connected to their participation to the struggle in Val Susa, and not only. It is not by chance that repression also goes through the mystification of ideas: to attribute the role of leader and hierarchical structures where in fact there are relations based on horizontality and the negation of the principle of authority.
To prevent the possibility that anarchists and ‘angry people’ can meet is both necessary to power and a response to the recent social struggles.
In fact, what is really worrying is the violence of the politics of plunder and death, not certainly the courage and determination with which anarchists oppose it.
Terrorist actions are those of the people who become rich through the market of death and war (Finmeccanica), violate human life every day by building new concentration camps for immigrants escaping from misery and wars, are responsible for the devastation of the territory (through projects such as the TAV); not the actions of those who oppose all this and struggle so that it does not happen.
To struggle for Massimo and Daniela’s freedom, everyone in their daily life and following their methods and practices, means to take on the passion and combativeness which – as everybody knows – have distinguished these two comrades throughout the years and which single them out as individuals.
COMPLICITY IS A WEAPON
SOLIDARITY IS STRENGTH
DANIELA AND MASSIMO FREE NOW
SOLIDARITY TO ALL THOSE UNDER INVESTIGATION
Anarchists from Trento and Rovereto