Below is a text by anarchist Ivan Alocco, who was arrested on June 11 and is currently imprisoned in Villepinte Prison, France.
Break the isolation! For immediate revolutionary solidarity with Ivan and all imprisoned anarchists!
I am writing to share some thoughts and give some news.
I would like to begin with something that illustrates well the methods of the judicial system.
A few days after my arrest, the judge who instructed the investigation, Stéphanie Lahaye, sent two cops from SDAT [the Anti-Terrorism Sub-Directorate of the Judicial Police] (including the judicial police officer “RIO 1237232” – like machines, they have numbers instead of names) to interrogate my daughter and her mother. Obeying his orders, the procedures of state justice, they tried to pressure a 12-year-old girl. After making her wait in the courtyard of the local gendarmerie barracks during her mother’s interrogation, they allegedly wanted to interrogate her alone. Evidently, her mother refused to leave her.
An ordinary, mundane procedure, a necessary act to establish the truth, according to judges and cops. A way, in my opinion, of trying to spread fear. A warning to my loved ones and to everyone, because, in the inquisitive logic of Justice, people who stay or stand by an anarchist accused of direct action are suspect and must be bothered.
This is somewhat the same logic that was used against me. When the same judicial police officer, during interrogations while I was under arrest, asked me, she reproached me for bringing my support to imprisoned anarchists, in France and in other countries. Of writing to them and occasionally sending them some money. Of course, I often wrote to numerous imprisoned compas and did my best to express my solidarity with them. Because they are anarchists and also because I am convinced of the rightness and necessity of the actions some of them are accused of.
I think solidarity, by any means necessary, with compas affected by repression is fundamental. To avoid openly solidarizing with them, for fear that repression will spread, would be to enter the game of Justice, to accept its logic. A logic that would make us retreat further and further, until we abandon, or almost abandon, the imprisoned revolutionaries. Continue reading “France: A letter from Ivan, from Villepinte Prison”
In the early morning of January 22, rue du Général Bizot in Paris, a van of Enedis, subsidiary of the nuclear empire EDF, was set on fire.
This small action may seem derisory compared to such a big industrial group, but it doesn’t matter, at least we will have tried not to confine ourselves to palaver, and in any case this type of argument only pushes us to resignation.
By this gesture and by these words, both are inseparable, we also hope to motivate other people to take action. Those who want to act in the direction of individual and collective emancipation because they see not only that this techno-industrial society is running towards ecological disaster but also that the “solutions” that are proposed to us all go in the direction of a stronger individual subjugation.
And may our little sparks finally set the meadow on fire!
A hug to those who are fighting, especially against nuclear power. A thought for our companions in jail, among them Alfredo, an Italian anarchist who shot a nucleocrat.
Last night we wanted to send a message of solidarity to Boris, a fellow anarchist who is in a coma because of a fire in his cell in the Nancy-Maxèville prison.
In Montreuil, gentrification is advancing by leaps and bounds with new buildings for a more affluent population attracted by the extension of the metro. We are not admirers of the poor slums and the neighborhoods eaten up by traffic, a simple form of capitalism, albeit illegal. But the labyrinth of alleys between the small self-built houses have their charm and allow other relationships between the people who live there, less dictated by money. Another relationship with the State too. The winding alleys make the video surveillance less efficient, which is also advancing in Montreuil (as everywhere in Paname*).
In this context, publicity is an important vector to convey the capitalist and authoritarian values of this society. These values are: property, consumption, work, “success”, conformism. These ideas have colonized the imagination of most of the world, including the poorest and most marginal social strata. This conformism of thought prevents us from imagining something else, another life. How can we talk about revolution to people who only dream of wealth, family, and futile gadgets that fill up their lives?
So we thought that a JC Decaux van would make a good target. The one that was parked on Ernest Savart street went up in smoke. Same thing for an Enedis van (no need to introduce it, in the most nuclearized country in the world) a little further down, rue Victor Beausse
The head high, the heart burning!
Long live anarchy!
*French Slang to mean Paris & its suburbs.
Enemies of the authority feel more and more the need to attack the electricity distribution network, an indispensable part of this society.
The power stations are difficult to reach (for the time being. But maybe in the future…) but recently there have been nice attempts to sabotage power stations.
It is the whole empire of EDF, based on nuclear power (70% of the electricity produced in France comes from nuclear power plants) that should be hit continuously, everywhere.
As a small contribution to the fight against this cold monster that fills its pocket by providing energy to this company that enslaves us we made a small surprise to one of the companies of the EDF group.
During the night of July 17th to 18th we set fire to a van of Enedis, rue des Pyrénées, behind Père Lachaise.
You can find them everywhere, burning them is easy!
A thought for all the people who fight against the authority, the exploitation and the devastation of the nature.
without faith nor law, nor Pass
PS: about the fight against nuclear power our thoughts go to Alfredo, Italian anarchist prisoner: happy birthday!