REPORT OF THE ACTION AGAINST THE ITALIAN CONSULATE
THESSALONIKI, 20 OCTOBER 2017
For action against states, capital and the mechanisms of authority:
to eliminate the distances with insurgents around the world, to break
the isolation of imprisoned comrades.
On 3 August, the Italian state carried out 8 arrests of comrades accusing them of involvement in 2 different episodes (6 in Florence, one in Rome and one in Lecce). It is worth remembering that in order to carry out 2 of these arrests, the cops evicted the Riottosa Zquat in Florence. Specifically, 5 are accused of placing a bomb outside a fascist bookshop in Florence, which, exploding, seriously injured a cop, while the three others are accused of a molotov attack on a carabinieri barracks in the same city. In the days that followed, 6 of them were released due to insufficient evidence. Concerning the comrades still in prison, Pierloreto Fallanca is accused of being a member of a criminal association, Salvatore Vespertino, of attempted murder of the cop, with a biological DNA trace as the only evidence.
These persecutions are part of the modern strategy of a dominion that aims at repressing struggles, causing material damage to communities in struggle, the arrest and detention of anarchists, revolutionaries, insurgents and the defamation, marginalization and emptying of ideological significance of their actions.
This strategy is drawing new lymph from the counterterrorism measures that the states are implementing and applying. The project of anti-terrorism is aimed at exterminating the not only material but also ethical enemies of the state, with every possible means and tactics needed.
One such method is the identification of DNA, which although it remains essentially a controversial subject, is considered by cops and judges sufficient evidence to justify long sentences and detentions. And besides that, trying to invoke seemingly scientific authority, they put great zeal in imposing the use of torture for the violent removal of genetic material.
The program of the anti-terrorism is clearly not confined to the use of DNA and traditional repressive methods. Its banks are constantly overflowing, as the persecution of personal and amicable relations is currently being integrated, proceedings against the public expression of one’s radical ideas, in addition to the social legitimacy of a reality of constant and massive monitoring of movements and communications, a reality of widespread police forces and networks of cameras in every corner of the metropolis.
Striving to impose their repressive mechanisms, states are proving their long-standing collaboration, which includes exchange of know-how and the sharing of common databases of suspect individuals, police co-operation and the issuing of international arrest warrants. On the other hand, however, they have always met the resistance of those struggling in the war against power, and the solidarity that connects these individuals brought together by their choices.
And since the means of this war are not determined by the limits of the legitimacy that dominion strives to impose upon its citizens, so also our solidarity with the comrades trapped in their chains is not determined by power. It is triggered by our common choice of fighting the various aspects of power and positioning ourselves within the deployment of anarchist struggle. This is because it is only through the translation of these choices into practice that the distances between insurgents are eliminated, that false separations (frontiers, nations, homelands) are abolished and prospects for the construction of a world universally without authority re-opened.
On Friday, October 20, we attacked the building of the Italian Consulate in Thessaloniki, in solidarity with our comrades in the sights of the repression of the Italian state. We invaded the building armed with hammers and paint and destroyed computers, other devices, control systems, and window panes.
WAR WITH EVERY MEANS AGAINST THE STATE AND CAPITAL
SOLIDARITY WITH COMRADES PIERLORETO FALLANCA AND SALVATORE VESPERTINO, HOSTAGES OF THE ITALIAN STATE.
Translated by A.F.F.N.