Five years later, we publish – taken from the website anarhija.info (DN: English translation from Insurrection News) – the claim text of the explosive attack against the Carabinieri barracks in the San Giovanni district of Rome. Consistent with the need for support for the practices of attack and international revolutionary solidarity, we consider it equally important and necessary to find, and therefore disseminate, the documents and claim texts.
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Claim of the explosive attack against the carabinieri barracks in the San Giovanni neighbourhood by the Santiago Maldonado Cell / FAI-FRI (Rome, 7 December 2017)
In times of social peace and compliance there is no better reply than action. A stimulus, a continuity and a jolt to wake up those who sleep.
Acting on one’s own initiative breaks the compliance and inaction and ignites those whose blood boils.
The anarchic praxis of attack must be the basic stimulus of anarchy, otherwise it is a walking dead. Action is necessary to make us alive in the ways we consider opportune, removed from every program, hierarchical and vertical structure. Many revolutionary practices are part of an anarchism in its bowels.
We have decided to take our lives into our own hands by breaking the oppressive peace that surrounds us.
On the night of the 6th to the 7th of December we placed a steel thermos containing 1.6kg of explosives outside the carabinieri barracks in the San Giovanni district in Rome.
Comrade Alfredo Cospito with his gesture teaches us and gives proof of immense strength that not even the brutality of 41 bis can stop, can never crush and bend him. Against the conditions in which he finds himself, he is carrying on, with deeds, a struggle of resistance by refusing to feed himself to the extreme consequences. Let’s save our comrade’s life. The issue of getting out of 41 bis is a challenge for which the comrade becomes even more determined, and let us always remember that he is not alone and that this is a challenge for all of us. If in the past the struggles against 41 bis were more representative and inconclusive, with no perseverance or planning whatsoever, this time he must go forward at all costs, by any means. With certain prospects in order to wrest Alfredo from power from 41 bis, but it also becomes an opportunity to succeed in shaking up this regime by blocking its criminal executions, to annihilate its practice of torture and vindictive logic in all senses, by concomitantly exploding the issue of hostile life imprisonment, shining the spotlights of a blinding light with the most suitable practices, everything can be achieved. Imposing on power the cancellation of these torture measures, that must be the blueprint.
Dear generous and combative comrade, your will is stronger than those who lock you up underground with that terrible regime, as you know very well I am always by your side, even in this struggle where you are willing to lose your life to achieve your goal, against the torturocentrism embodied in that vile regime, which must cease to exist along with hostile life imprisonment. With your gesture you once again fight power with an ever-growing determination, and your tenacity is strength, your heart is filled with it, like your irreducible and unlimited anarchist freedom. I support your compelled choice to use your body as a weapon to the last bullet, and I hope that it will not come to discharging the entire magazine of your existence. But instead, that the sympathetic practices of international multiformity, which is always there for freedom, may yield results such as pulsing in a single beat that succeeds in obtaining your release from a harsh regime of total deprivation and isolation such as 41 bis. My personal view is that I will always be by your side, in solidarity even from behind bars with the riot of my lived experience against the oppressive prison system, which seeks to normalize us, and I will use all my necessary strength to continue to face the monster of the long isolation of which I am a prisoner and always having you in my thoughts I will always be stronger. Power is experimenting with new mechanisms of intimidating repression, to have set the precedent of burying an anarchist brother in 41 bis is an act of intimidation, to use the term political “massacre” or whatever as they have been doing lately is intimidation. To threaten the risk of being sentenced to life in prison for a massacre that never happened is yet another intimidation. Precisely because the intention is to intimidate the anarchist rebel action movement, currently the strongest revolutionary force in the world. I don’t care about their language; if anything, one will remember instead the silence and absence of comrades, there where it occurs, when expressing a dimension of solidarity. From what I can understand from behind bars practical solidarity is developing from all over the world, we are in front of a historical moment involving all the individualities of the revolt, insurrectional, revolutionary, for the liberation struggle, to try not to let these precedents of the murderous ferocity of 41 bis pass. From my own research, all the prisoners subjected to 41 bis have all fallen ill, and most of them from cancer, and you can understand very well why. I can imagine that with the necessary coordination in public initiatives there would be the presence and participation of thousands of solidarians, even from those who might not have agreed with some of Alfredo’s reflections, which he had published and for which he is in 41 bis. For me, it is precisely in the Sardinian island, the physical place where Alfredo is, that hostility should be manifested, to that prison, directly with the anger of thousands of solidarians together with the consistent strength and honor of action anarchy. The universality of those who think and speak of their closeness to Alfredo, have become ways that convert into so many solidarity action gestures of anarchist, human, inexhaustible revenge action as a desire for our justice.
Let us plunge the knife into the bowels of all regimes such as 41 bis, along with hostile life imprisonment, let us twist the blade in the bleeding wound until the legalized murder bleeds out and relents.
Solidarity with anarchists Juan, Ivan and Anna on hunger strike as a weapon in solidarity with Alfredo’s hunger strike.
Alfredo out of 41 bis!
Against the infamous swine of the new repressive laboratory of intimidation.
For action solidarity filled with ardor.
presoneri anarkicu sardu deportau
C. C. di Secondigliano
via Roma verso Scampia 350
We publish the following communiqué by Nicola De Maria, militant of Brigate Rosse – Colonna Walter Alasia (‘Red Brigades – Walter Alasia Column’) imprisoned since February 1982, currently in the High Security section of the Alessandria prison, on the initiative – extension of the time outside the cell, against the strict provisions of prison regulations – undertaken by him on November 9 in solidarity with Alfredo Cospito, anarchist comrade on hunger strike to the bitter end since October 20 against 41 bis prison regime to which he was transferred in May this year, and with Nadia Lioce, Marco Mezzasalma and Roberto Morandi, militants of Brigate Rosse per la costruzione del Partito Comunista Combattente (‘Red Brigades for the construction of the Combatant Communist Party’) imprisoned in 41 bis for 17 years.
‘Crisis, war, repression against workers, unemployed, students’
In this context, the 41 bis prison regime for revolutionary prisoners has recently been extended; a regime that aims at the annihilation of their identity and psycho-physical integrity.
On November 9, 2022, I extended the time outside the cell in:
– solidarity with Alfredo Cospito, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike to the bitter end in the Bancali-Sassari prison against 41 bis;
– solidarity with the Brigate Rosse–PCC prisoners, Nadia Lioce, Marco Mezzasalma, Roberto Morandi, who have been resisting the 41 bis regime for more than 17 years.
Nicola De Maria, imprisoned militant of Brigate Rosse – Colonna Walter Alasia
[Published in italian here: https://lanemesi.noblogs.org/post/2022/11/16/contro-il-41-bis-dal-carcere-di-alessandria-comunicato-di-nicola-de-maria-in-solidarieta-con-alfredo-cospito-nadia-lioce-marco-mezzasalma-e-roberto-morandi/]
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(IT) Contro il 41 bis, dal carcere di Alessandria: comunicato di Nicola De Maria in solidarietà con Alfredo Cospito, Nadia Lioce, Marco Mezzasalma e Roberto Morandi
(EN) Against 41 bis, from Alessandria prison: communiqué of Nicola De Maria in solidarity with Alfredo Cospito, Nadia Lioce, Marco Mezzasalma and Roberto Morandi (Italy)
EVEN THE RICH BLEED
COMMUNIQUÉ CLAIM FOR PARCEL BOMB AGAINST ALESSANDRO PROFUMO
The horrors of war move sensitive souls. To us, however, they remind us that it is injustice that dominates this world. The mangled bodies are always those of poor people, it is never a rich man who dies, who loses a hand.
We do not think we can compete with the violence of the state; your capacity for destruction and death is unparalleled. In recent years you have shown it in Syria, in Iraq, today in Ukraine, and we saw it with the torture and slaughter in Italian prisons in March 2020. We have not forgotten or forgiven.
We cannot compete with your violence and probably do not even have the guts. Instead, we believe in the necessity of revolutionary violence, in action that opens glimpses of freedom. We believe in the contagion of ideas that walk through actions.
Once again the Informal Anarchist Federation becomes a tool for revolutionary communication and propagation of anarchist action. An instrument to which all comrades can adhere by affixing their signatures to the acronym FAI-FRI, putting us in communication without the dangers derived from direct knowledge. A tool with which we can express ourselves, even dialogue and confront each other, in the knowledge that we are talking to comrades who have put their lives and thus their freedom at risk. When words are too many and consequent actions are few, it is up to us alone to reverse this trend.
We brought a little reminder of violence home to those who with state violence do their business.
We sent the parcel bomb that arrived June 27 in Rome to Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo S.p.A., the state-owned company that produces weapons of war and cutting-edge technological devices. A collector and boardroom climber, a grand boot licker of universities, Profumo is one of those people we are unlikely to see bleeding from the wars with which he enriches himself. Leonardo has done business trading arms with both Russia and Ukraine, today its shares are flying on the stock market, and the Italian government is promising a shower of billions coming in thanks to the NATO-mandated arms race. Their capital is only ever matched by our suffering and sacrifice.
Can you smell the perfume of rage? We are coming to restore some of your terror, scum!
Leonardo is at the forefront of technological development and research in Europe, for example being repeatedly commended for its achievements in the field of aerospace engineering. The coincidence is not surprising since war and technical innovation have always been interconnected.
It is with technology that they ruin our lives, that they spy on us, that they drive us into misery. It is with developments in techno-science that aim to reshape the social fabric, making war possible. Let us strike at those responsible.
Let us call for an international campaign of action against the oligarchs who enrich themselves with war, the masters of energy and the techno-science and industrial sectors. Each with the means and methods they prefer, making their case or letting the facts speak for themselves.
We dedicate this action to Alfredo Cospito: remove our comrade from 41 bis or you will have to start washing the blood of the jailers.
No resignation, no truce, no peace. For international fraternity and revolutionary action.
Augusto Masetti* Brigade Informal Anarchist Federation-International Revolutionary Front [Brigata Augusto Masetti Federazione Anarchica Informale – Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale]
* Augusto Masetti, an Italian anarchist who shot his commading officer at the beginning of the Italo-Turkish War. A military court put him in an insane asylum, instead of the expected sentence of death by firing squad.
Communique: Claim Action
In Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners!
“For the one who carries the wolf of praxis in him, you are not alone”
On March 2nd, a police post was set on fire which is located beside the Tugu Mahkota, Solo, Indonesia and the throwing of Molotov cocktails at the Waskita Colomadu Factory in Solo, Indonesia.
We claim these actions were the actions of our conspirators aiming to attack the authorities and corporations responsible for land grabbing and ecocides!
The world has changed a lot and rebellion against power should not be far behind in its efforts to develop strategies relevant to the situation of each locality. We don’t want to reduce Our struggle is similar to that of the “anarcho-leftist/syndicalist” Marx’s left and great-grandsons who always fall into the same pit in their own struggle to simply seize the means of production. in this case we want to destroy the means of production or whatever exploiting machines dominate for us.
For us revolution is not something that can be waited for like religious people waiting for the judgment day, for that we want our dreams to be realized today and now and then turn our words into action along with criticism of Sick Society (Spectacle Society) Continue reading “Solo, Indonesia: Communique – Claim Action by Unit Nemesis/FAI-IRF, Komunike – Klaim Aksi dari Unit Nemesis/FAI-IRF EN/IN”
There are many things I would like to tell you, and, in my opinion, words will always fall short to express the intensity and the particularity of what I feel. I would like to thank each and every one of you without having to repeat a “thank you”, but with a hand when you need it, with deeds and not with letters, however, at that moment, perhaps, the only action I have left is to continue resisting as, until now, I have done together with my blood brother, and together with the subversive brothers and sisters, here in Rancagua, Santiago, or any prison in the world.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not long for a bit of the freedom “of the street”, which, although often illusory and turned into an open-air prison, material at times, and immaterial many others, is undoubtedly preferable to being in this barren courtyard. There is not a day when I do not look at the poplars that move with the wind, high and far from the barbed wire, the concrete and the gazes of the gendarmes, and I wish I was caressing the greenery of a tree, the warmth of a complicit embrace, or the intensity of the meeting of my eyes and those of someone I have not seen for a long time. But I also know that all this is part of what I have decided, that, although it hurts me, and I do not wish prison for anyone, it has never been a novelty this destiny, it has never been a novelty to resist it and try to erode its structures (physical and mental) as much as we can, to break its rigidity and confinement. And, although there are things in which I know I have failed, or which could have been better in terms of my experience there, I am sure there is nothing I can’t learn from it for my present, constant self-criticism has always been, for me, not a necessity, but a life decision which, although sometimes painful, brings with it the only thing I venture to believe is a “universal law”: constant change.
For the rest of this life (and perhaps others), I will be grateful to friends, kindred spirits, siblings and loves, and even if I am flooded with rage, grief and helplessness, I know that sooner or later, one way or another, I will see them again.
“(…)with a loving heart that lays bare before the comrade, with one hand tender and the other armed (…)”
-G. Pombo da Silva
CAGED, NEVER DEFEATED!
DEATH TO ALL HIERARCHIES!
November 20, 2021
Source: Buscando la Kalle
As I write this reflection on the day that marks one year since the Chilean State kidnapped Francisco and me, I hear the voices of comrades demonstrating outside the prison. On the other side of the bars, fences and walls, there are restless hands and hearts acting for those of us inside the cages of capital. On this occasion, not only did their shouts reach me, but I also received a pamphlet. The wind brought a beautiful and unexpected gift: beautiful anarchist propaganda!
For those of us who do or have done anti-authoritarian propaganda actions, many times we do not dimension the consequences that these can have on other people. In principle, the objective of any propaganda is to deliver a message, which ideally incites or inspires others to act against the current system of terror. But, perhaps, the receiver of this message will not act, will not be affected by the appeal and will remain a passive spectator. In that case, it is worth asking ourselves, perhaps the propaganda was not effective enough, what is it that leads an individual to confront what dominates him or her? Likewise, what drives someone to live passively in a world of misery and oppression?
I asked myself these kinds of questions on many occasions, sometimes I thought I had found answers but with time I understood that individual freedom, that is, the decisions and actions of others, cannot and should not be measured or foreseen. To speak of individual freedom in the first instance, there must be knowledge of reality and of the factors that create or limit it. In order to decide, it is necessary to know, and propaganda is fundamental in the latter.
In my case, what pushed me to take the path of permanent conflict was undoubtedly the propaganda of others (among other factors). My political knowledge would have been very different if I had not been the recipient of endless propaganda. I don’t know if it was a pamphlet, a street scratch, a communiqué, etc. or maybe it was the set of messages, slogans that led me to question and confront the hegemony of power and the society that sustains and needs it.
Today a simple piece of paper broke all the suggestive measures of this prison and flew to me. This propaganda in this place takes on an extra aspect; it showed me that no matter how much power has or pretends to have us prisoners who fight for a world where only mutual support and solidarity rule, we will never be alone.
We need a lot of propaganda, we need a lot of direct actions, if we want to hit capitalism and the relations it generates, as well as the imposed hegemony of power.
I take this opportunity to send a strong fraternal embrace to the Vergara Toledo family. Luisa Toledo was a propagandist who contributed greatly to the proliferation of many generations of young fighters.
Death to the state and long live anarchy!
Mónica Caballero, anarchist prisoner
San Miguel Prison
Source: Buscando La Kalle
“By all means, I believe the violence within us is just. It’s necessary. I believe that we can no longer try to turn the other cheek. Not only is this motto a lie, but it also isn’t good for anybody. It can’t be. We have to capable of defending ourselves by being beautifully violent. We must cover our faces and go out into the street to be against everything that represents the atrocious powers we fight against.”– Luisa Toledo Sepúlveda
Words from Prisons for Luisa Toledo Sepúlveda.
Our mother, grandmother and eternal comrade Luisa Toledo Sepúlveda has left. From the different centers of punishment and isolation where we have traveled for decades and years, maintaining upward the autonomous, subversive and anarchic resistance, we meet again at the hearth of our herd to eternally embrace “Luisa”, our subversive mother.
We are in pain, with our hearts broken, traveling between different generations of comrades to whom the words and actions of “grandmother” have marked the journey for years from children in the town, rebellious adolescents and young combatants.
Feel the power of her voice as the voice of her children who at the same time are all of us who have been undeniably marked with the certainty of her words of fire, of bullets, of roars, of conspiracy, of conscience, of beautifully violent memory, from the inalienable insistence to the frontal fight against the world of power and all authority.
Your children who resist in prisons, the fugitives who remain in struggle, from different territories of the planet where your name is heard as a synonym of Resistance, Memory and Subversion, today, we shout together and united very loud and clear that we continue unconditionally hoisting the banner of social war, the permanent gesture of the conflict in the struggle for total liberation.
We call on all rebels who worthily claim the frontal struggle against power through direct action to demonstrate in war with concrete gestures in memory of Luisa Toledo Sepúlveda.
We call to keep alive the fire of her voice, her fighting spirit, her wise words, her incessant practice always on the side of illegality in clear subversive complicity.
We hug you and we are with you. Manolo, Flaca, Sol, Alen.
We salute Villa Francia and all the accomplices.
We embrace the Peñi and Lamngen at war!!
We embrace you with eternal love in war, dear woman, mother, grandmother, comrade!!
Luisa Toledo Sepúlveda, you live in the anti-authoritarian, autonomous, subversive and anarchic struggle forever!!
As long as there is misery, there will be rebellion!!
Death to the state and long live anarchy!
Combatant youth: permanent insurrection!!
Until destroying the last bastion of prison society!
Towards total liberation!!
Pablo Bahamondes Ortiz, Jail company Stgo 1.
Monica Caballero Sepúlveda, San Miguel female prison.
Marcelo Villarroel Sepulveda, Juan Aliste Vega, Joaquin Garcia Chanks, Juan Flores Riquelme, Francisco Solar Domínguez, Rancagua company jail.
Tuesday July 6, 2021- Santiago, Rancagua. Territories dominated by the Chilean state.
Translated by AMW
Further link giving breakdown of the life of and events following the death of ‘The Mother of the Joven Combatiente (Combative Youth)’