Italy – A letter from the AS2 unit of the prison of Alessandria written by anarchist prisoners



Translation act for freedom now/B.pd

We receive and transmit the text of a letter sent by some anarchist prisoners locked up in the AS2 unit of the prison of Alessandria and addressed to the prisoner of the Tolmezzo prison. The letter comes in response to the solidarity with the anarchist prisoners expressed by the Tolmezzo prisoners with a protest (refusing the food trolley), which was announced in the communiqué “From Tolmezzo to Alessandria”.

We only have words and written words; you have the dagger, the gun and the dynamite.

A FIES prisoner

Some brothers of the Tolmezzo prison are giving us their solidarity with a simple and direct action: refusing the food trolley.
Their action demonstrates that no form of coercion is effective in the face of a sincere will of rebellion.
Only going on the attack will give sense to our words.
Only direct action carried out outside these walls will make the difference.
Far too often solidarity from anarchists limited itself to demos, thus delegating action to prisoners, who are those who are inflicted repression, beatings and solitary confinement.
We can’t understand how solidarity can be turned into search for consensus or into creation of an imaginary political object (or subject), which is like a cross on which the immigrant or the prisoner are nailed with a ‘political project’ in order to take away the sins of the world.
Therefore we refuse solutions that smell politics and search for ‘consensus’. To this we oppose the urge to get rid of any hesitancy and we insist that solidarity means attack.
‘May fear change side’.
 Alfredo Cospito, Alessandro Settepani, Giuseppe Lo Turco, Nicola Gai, Sergio Maria Stefani.
AS2 Alessandria

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