The other night we decided to hammer a BPER ATM and an Amazon pickup point.
A small gesture of solidarity with Alfredo on hunger strike since October 20 against 41bis and hostile life imprisonment. Solidarity with Thanos, Ivan, Juan, Anna, Toby and all revolutionary prisoners and anyone behind bars.
Against every jail and border. For freedom, for anarchy.
Source: Inferno Urbano
Responsibility claim for the arson attack against some MARR trucks in solidarity with anarchists Alfredo Cospito, Juan Sorroche, Ivan Alocco and Anna Beniamino on hunger strike against 41 bis and life imprisonment without possibility of parole (Anzola dell’Emilia, Italy, November 5, 2022)
Anzola dell’Emilia (Bologna).
On the night of November 5, 2022, we set fire to some MARR trucks. MARR is a company that has been involved in the supply of meals to prisons and deportation centres for immigrants for years. Its profit is based on the imprisonment of thousands of people. What we have done is for all the shitty meals they deliver.
It is for all the people who fall ill because of unhealthy food in the structures supplied by this company.
And it is especially for those who have chosen to struggle in prison, precisely by giving up food.
WE ARE WITH ALFREDO COSPITO, ANARCHIST IMPRISONED IN THE 41 BIS SECTION OF THE BANCALI PRISON IN SARDINIA, ON HUNGER STRIKE SINCE OCTOBER 20 AGAINST 41 BIS AND LIFE IMPRISONMENT WITHOUT POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE.
WE ARE WITH IVAN ALOCCO, JUAN SORROCHE AND ANNA BENIAMINO, IMPRISONED ANARCHISTS WHO ADHERE TO THE HUNGER STRIKE, JOINING ALFREDO’S FIGHT (we learn of Anna’s choice after our action).
Their struggle is also ours. Ours is theirs.
For the freedom of everyone, against prisons and those who profit from their existence! Against 41 bis and life imprisonment without possibility of parole!
A FIGHTING EMBRACE TO THE COMRADES ON HUNGER STRIKE AND TO THOSE WHO ARE FIGHTING IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.
[Originally published in italian here: https://infernourbano.altervista.org/anzola-dellemilia-bologna-incendiati-camion-della-marr/ | English translation published here: https://lanemesi.noblogs.org/post/2022/11/09/responsibility-claim-for-the-arson-attack-against-some-marr-trucks-in-solidarity-with-anarchists-alfredo-cospito-juan-sorroche-ivan-alocco-and-anna-beniamino-on-hunger-strike-against-41-bis/]
THE SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM
“The most effective power is that which cannot be seen. This fact, combined with the reduction of the subject to a mere economic “animal laborans” and the deconflictionalisation and depoliticisation of society, is tending towards constructing a framework in which rules and those who decide them can hardly be challenged.”
“Depoliticisation and economic success are the most effective tools for pacifying society and maintaining control over it, and the social credit system goes in this direction.”
From 2013 Rongcheng, Chinese city in the province of Shandong, started experimenting with the ‘social credit’ system, but the aim is to extend it throughout the country by 2023.
In Rongcheng, each citizen is assigned 1,000 initial points, and each score corresponds to a specific letter: AAA to D. The letter ‘A’ (equivalent to 1,000 points) is the basic score and entails access to certain benefits, such as preferential assistance in employment and priority in school enrolment. One can aim to increase one’s score through behaviour considered by the Chinese Communist Party as ‘virtuous’: paying taxes and bills on time, making certain purchases, sharing and spreading party ideas, etc. a long list of behaviours by which the ‘trustworthiness’ and ‘virtuousness’ of citizens is judged. Of course, reporting people whose attitudes are deemed to be improper leads to an increase in one’s score. The benefits for the highest level (AAA, accessible to those with more than 1,050 points) include: higher pension insurance, subsidies for public transport, the possibility of applying for interest-free loans, being able to rent vehicles without having to leave a deposit, requiring fewer documents for travel visas, etc.
One’s score also becomes a symbol of prestige to be displayed online, as it already is on the Baihe website, which already allows its users to publish their score. On the other hand, those who are in a difficult situation and therefore pay their bills, rent or taxes late will inevitably have their points deducted; the same goes for those who do not cross at a pedestrian crossing, who throw paper on the ground, who express political opinions not in line with the party, etc. The list of behaviour deemed ‘immoral’ is very long. Continue reading “The Social Credit System – The New Totalitarian Management in a Technological Key and Social Credit Experimentation has begun in Italy”
“Social war on state war,” this was the writing left on the night of May 22 near 2 repeaters set on fire near Bologna. A minimal gesture of active insubordination to a state that lives on wars and massacres and today accuses anarchists of massacre, that sends weapons but flaunts itself as a bearer of peace, that legitimizes the use of torture through the 41bis regime. We act, because for 2 years they have been intermittently locking us in, blackmailing us and taking away our ability to deal on the basis of free choices with what was happening. All to run the money machine of capitalism. And today we find ourselves the rich richer, the poor poorer and society more alienating, judgmental and suspicious. Now, with war, it happens again: emergency, national unity, sacrifices, because the bosses, beyond their country, have to assert and proceed with their interests, on the skin of those who are under the bombs, those who go to jail for protests, those who impoverish. If we don’t want the war they are waging on us to make the world an unlivable place, it’s time to agitate, to fight back and strike even unpredictably because they must know that in front of their plans there are those who are immobile and silent and do not want to be.
For Anna, Juan and Alfredo
Against the torture of prison and 41 bis
For all x prisoners who struggle
Source: Il Rovescio
In line with recommendations being laid out by the World Economic Forum and the UN 2030 Agenda, Bologna, Italy, plans to launch a social credit style app that has striking similarities with Communist China’s social credit system. The app rewards or punishes its citizens for their behavior. Dubbed “Smart Citizen Wallet,” the app will track activities such as recycling, public transportation use, and energy management.
The primary argument for the program is to “save resources” and promote climate-friendly behavior. Those displaying good behavior will collect digital coins and receive discounts at local shops based on the given scores.
The app is already active and in experimental stages in Rome and is set to go live in Bologna in Autumn. Bologna Mayor Matteo Lepore and Massimo Bugani, director of the city’s “Digital Agenda,” discussed the project at a March 29 conference. Bugani indicated the app was part of a more comprehensive effort by the city to invest in digital innovation.
In 2020, Italy and six other nations signed an agreement to become “Agile Nations” in partnership with the WEF. Besides Italy, the deal—co-organized by the OECD—includes Canada, Denmark, Japan, Singapore, UAE, and the UK and sets “each country’s commitment to creating a regulatory environment in which new ideas can thrive.” Expressly—with the Fourth Industrial Revolution front and center. Continue reading “Italy: Social Credit Score – Rome & Bologna testing new app that monitors & rewards behavior”
Today we received news of the anarchist comrade Maddalena Calore. Last week, Madda, who was finishing a prison sentence in house arrest, was incarcerated, accused of escape: she would have returned late after some leave of absence.
It is recalled that Madda was arrested in March 2017, in Cagliari, for an accumulation of sentences of 4 years and 3 months, due to different convictions.
The address to write to her:
C. C. di Verona Montorio
Via San Michele, 15
37141 – Verona (Italy)
Source: Inferno Urbano