Nov 12 2019

Italy: To the Burning Hearts. Collective Text of Anarchists Arrested in Operation Renata in Trentino (October 18, 2019)

via:  amwenglish.com

The following is a collective text by anarchist comrades, arrested in the repressive operation Renata, in Trentino, Italy.

The anarchist does not look to success, to victory, to competition. Fight because it’s right. And in any fight the loss is part of life. He does not change his mind because he loses and even less renounces the subsequent struggle. The system feeds itself on the people who do not struggle, not because they are invincible. The work of the anarchist is to instill a revolt in the people, not in segments but continually. Like a wave that withdraws and then returns. You ask me if we will win? You ask me the wrong question. Ask me if we will fight and I will answer yes.
– Luigi Galleani

Today we decided to have our say on the “Renata” operation. In other writings the inquiry was analyzed, both in regard to the general repressive aspects of the State, and in regard to the technological, inquisitorial and juridical tools used to hit those who still dare to fight for something different and still are on the wings of freedom.

We have decided not to go to the Court that will judge us. It is not the courtroom where we choose to speak today.

We want to say in those places where we struggle, where there is still a critical spirit, wherever there are conscious men and women that so many things must be changed now, that this state of affairs must be revolutionized.

So we will talk about the facts we are accused of or that are included in the investigation.

These actions – nocturnal or diurnal, individual or collective – are part of a conflict that goes far beyond the specific facts or the territory in which they are located. They are the result of a wider battle, that between the exploited, the exploiters and those who defend them.

We share the spirit, ethics, method and goals of these actions, regardless of who performed them. They speak for themselves, they are understandable to most, they point to a path – that of liberation. They point the finger at those who live by exploitation and war, by hatred and violence, they hope for something more, something that puts an end to the worst atrocities and barbarism, but above all they aim to destroy the wall of resignation, in such poor times of human solidarity, of rebellion, critical thinking. Continue reading


Mar 24 2019

Italy: Update on operation “Scintilla” in Turin, “Renata” in Trento

Update on the repressive operation “Scintilla” in Turin and news on the operation “Renata” in Trento/Rovereto from 325. 

This is an update about the repressive operation “Scintilla” in Turin and news about the operation “Renata” in Trento/Rovereto.Freely translated and summarized from Macerie and Roundrobin. Originally published in German on Barrikade.info–Turin – Operazione Scintilla. Giada and Larry were released from custody.The accusation of subversive association (Article 270) was dropped. The other accusations remain for all defendants, except:

Niccolò was sentenced to “double imprisonment”, one for art. 270, the other for a firecracker apparently found in his house.

Background information on Turin, see this link from Enough is Enough..

You can continue to write letters to and support the remaining Turin prisoners:

Silvia Ruggeri
Casa Circondariale Rebibbia
Via Bartolo Longo 72
00156 Roma
Italia

Niccolò Blasi
Casa Circondariale Ferrara
via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara FE
Italia

Giuseppe De Salvatore
Casa Circondariale Ferrara
via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara FE
Italia

Antonio Rizzo
Casa Circondariale Ferrara
via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara FE
Italia

FREEDOM FOR SILVIA, NICCOLO, BEPPE, ANTONIO

Trento/Rovereto – Operazione Renata

Statement found on: https://www.autistici.org/Macerie/

7 comrades were arrested on 19 February 2019 in Trentino. They are accused of subversive association with the purpose of terrorism (Article 270 bis) and an attack for terrorist purposes or subversions (Article 280).

The short-term nature and the large scale of the repressive operation “Renata” – in addition to the arrests, more than 30 searches have been carried out – do not yet allow us to get an accurate picture of the allegations and the investigation hypothesis, nor do we yet know in which prisons the comrades are locked up.
However, we do not need more time or more precise information to say who the detained comrades and other persons involved in Operation Renata in different ways are.

They are comrades who have been engaged for years, not only in the cities where they live; in the struggles against war and militarism, against borders, raids and the reactionary wind that is cutting off our air more and more. Against prisons and police violence. The comrades were determined not to leave the fascists any space and capacity to act, they were determined to fight against the many projects of environmental destruction, from the high-speed line Verona-Brenner to the wall of Mori. Comrades who on many occasions stood by the side of those fighting against the constant deterioration of working conditions. Comrades, whom we have known and appreciated for many years, for their courage and determination. Precious comrades.

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This is the bank account for solidarity donations for the detainees of Trento:

IBAN: IT04H3608105135138216260316268 (Name: bezerra kamilla)
BIC/SWIFT code: PPAYITR1XXX

FREEDOM FOR STECCO, RUPERT, AGNESE, SASHA, POZA, NICO, GIULIO

From Barrikade:

Solidarity demonstration in Genoa on 1.3.19 for the arrested of the operations “Scintilla” in Turin and “Renata” in Trento/Rovereto.

Banner: “Against the rule of fear and against the racism of the state, only the struggle pays off. Freedom for those arrested in Turin and Trentino”.

In moments like these, we stand together. Regardless of whether the comrades are «guilty» or «innocent». The state will always persecute those who want to overthrow it. So let’s take good care of each other and not leave the prisoners alone!

In closing, we would like to quote a part of the accusations that led to the arrest of the comrades in Turin:

“In order to establish contacts within CPR [Immigration and Repatriation Centre], they threw tennis balls with a multilingual brochure and a mobile phone number with which they agreed simultaneous actions within and outside the CPR structure. Then they put matches and everything needed to start a revolt and setting fire in packages of biscuits and other goods.”

May the revolt spread.

Feuer den Gefängnissen.
Feu aux prisons.
Fuoco alle galere.
Fire to the prisons.