We learn with joy of the cancellation of all precautionary measures against the anarchists and anarchists affected by “Operation Sibilla. Following the statement of the comrades from Spoleto and a text by Alfredo Cospito, escaped the meshes of prison censorship:
Operation Sibilla: all precautionary measures cancelled
Today the news arrived that all the precautionary measures for the Sibilla repressive operation of November 11, directed in particular against the anarchist newspaper “Vetriolo”, were annulled by the court of re-examination which was held on December 14. Therefore, the obligations to sign and stay for three comrades, the house arrest for Michele Fabiani and the precautionary detention in prison for Alfredo Cospito, who remains imprisoned for the sentence to 20 years in the process Scripta Manent, have been cancelled.
The motivations will be known within 45 days. Without going into the merits of the courts’ paperwork, it seems that the wording “annulment” represents the maximum possible denial on a technical level of the accusatory hypotheses. In any case, whatever would have been the response of the judges, remains our firm perseverance in revolutionary anarchist propaganda, solidarity with the imprisoned comrades and the defense of anarchist publications. The repression does not surprise us: we knew that the recent convictions in the appeal process of Scripta Manent against the last edition of “Anarchist Black Cross” would be an infamous precedent.
We reiterate our solidarity with Alfredo, who this very investigation aimed to isolate and silence. A hug to Anna, Juan, Beppe, David and all the prisoners who do not lower their heads.
See you Monday, December 20 from 18:00 at Circolaccio Anarchico in Viale della repubblica 1 / A in Spoleto to discuss the repressive operation and the reasons for our struggle.
Anarchists in Spoleto
December 16th, 2021
Written by Alfredo Cospito about Operation Sibilla
November 28, 2021
In the hope that they can pass censorship, I throw on paper these few lines. First of all affection and solidarity to the comrades who have been involved in this umpteenth clownish repression. Especially to Michael who is under house arrest and all-the other comrades and comrades of “Vetriolo”, and anarchist sites “Round Robin” and “Malacoda” that have been obscured.
I then send back to the sender the furry “solidarity” that democratic and reformist formations such as “Potere al Popolo”, “Rifondazione Comunista” and “Italian Communist Party” have indirectly given me by solidarizing with the defendants of the operation “Sibilla”. I don’t need your “solidarity” because I spit on your democracy as I spit on your constitution. I have never liked whining about freedom of opinion, so I will not dwell on the lack of respect for freedom of thought. That said, I want to reiterate that I am and we have been investigated not for words in freedom, or some writing on the wall, but for what we are: anarchists and anarchists consistent.
This umpteenth repressive operation goes to hit among other things an anarchist and revolutionary newspaper like “Vetriolo” that in a period full of revolts (and therefore opportunities not to be missed) and ideological confusion has continued undaunted to foment class struggle in an anarchist and insurrectional perspective. Finally, I want to be very clear on one point: the theory if it is not accompanied by practice is shit or little more. Allow me to say, with a minimum of pride, that my life (like the life of every anarchist and anarchist worthy of the name) is characterized by the attempt to collimate theory and action.
To the servants of Power I say only one thing: you can keep me in jail for the rest of my life but resign yourself, you will not be able to take away my coherence and self-respect, let alone the pleasure and desire to fight you.
Always for Anarchy
Source: Il Rovescio