From Act for Freedom!, Italy
While the flames of revolt are exploding over half the world, here hyper-technological authoritarianism seems to be coming up against less and less hostility of populations no longer able to raise their heads and perhaps even unable to recognize their enemies.
Thus, if on the one hand we are finding it hard to discover or rediscover projectualities and practices capable of putting the adversaries in difficulty, then on the other hand, men in uniform and authorities are storming ahead in a repressive toughening that is striking those who, from the streets to the prisons, are refusing to blend in.
From Act for Freedom!
This piece has finally arrived. Juan had mentioned it in his letters. We thought it had been censored. In fact it was confirmed that on 4th October 2019 an investigating judge seized it as he considered it “instigation to commit a crime” or some form of incitement to “anarchist activity” and seized it in order to protect the forces of order.
From AMW English
Six anarchists were sentenced to up to two and a half years for production of false documents, damage, violation of the arms law at the second hearing of the trial for the Renata repressive operation.
Giuseppe, 40, was arrested in a house raid in Verona on November 25th by the Digos (Divisione Invstigazioni Generali e Operazioni – political police), and has been accused of building and transporting an explosive device. Allegedly he was the creator of a mail bomb which was sent to Ladisa, a services company working in Turin’s CSR detention centre, in 2016 – the Digos say traces of his sweat were found on a 9-volt battery related to the attack.
Collective statement from Operation Renata defendants
The verdict for the Operation Renata defendants is expected on Dec 5. Post includes a pamphlet of this translation to print and share in advance.
Today, we have decided to speak up about the repressive operation dubbed “Renata” [See Appendix 1]. Other texts have analyzed the investigation in terms of both the state’s overall repressive character and of the technological, investigative, and judicial tools used to strike against those who still dare to fight for something different, who still fly on wings of freedom.
We have decided to address ourselves not to the judges nor to zealous agents of repression. No, it’s not in the courtroom that we have decided to speak today. We want to speak in spaces of struggle, where there are still critical minds, wherever people are aware of how much needs to change immediately, that this state of affairs needs a revolution.
We will speak then of the facts presented in court and of which we are accused.
From Act for Freedom!, (November 1st, 2019)
Unlike what was previously published, the account in support of the anarchist imprisoned for the “Scripta Manent” operation has changed further. Here are the coordinates of the account. We recall that five comrades (Nicola, Alfredo, Anna, Marco and Alessandro), in the sentence that concluded the trial of first instance, were convicted to sentences of between 20 and 5 years in prison, while 18 comrades were acquitted.
From Act for Freedom Now!, Turin, Italy, translated by act for freedom now!
(October 9th, 2019)
We are sharing this text written by Amma, imprisoned on 20th September 2019, along with Patrick and Uzzo, on charges of aggravated violence and resistance to public official, damage, spraying, for taking part in a demo on 9th February in Turin in solidarity with Asilo Occupato following its eviction and with those arrested during “Operation Scintilla”, and against the gentrification and militarization of the Aurora neighbourhood.
From Act for Freedom!
On October 4th, 2019, at dawn, the Genoa ROS (special operations of carabinieri) turned up at the homes of two comrades in Genoa with search warrants. They went back to one of them on October 10th to seize material they had forgotten – a computer, two modems, an USB key, a paper draft of this writing.