The passion for destruction is also a creative passionM. Bakunin, The Reaction in Germany
The story goes that one day Alexander the Great went to the barrel in which Diogenes of Sinope lived. Diogenes was the only philosopher who had not gone to pay homage to the great king. So Alexander went to him. Alexander asked him: “Tell me what I can do for you”. And Diogenes answered: “Yes, move away, stand out of my light.”.
Continue reading The reaction in Italy: Message in the barrel about operation Sibilla and much more by Anarchist Michele Fabiani
Italy. «I’d like to point out that in all the most serious cases the institutions have proved to be compact: magistrates, prefects, police and all the other forces intervened without hesitation making the face of the State even more determined before the delinquent acts that were being carried out». The words which former Minister of Justice Alfonso Bonafede used in parliament to claim the March 2020 massacre in Italian jails can be actually applied to everything that has happened over the past two years.
Millions of people were finally able to observe the true face of the State. First they locked us in our homes for three months, then it was the turn of night curfew, of regional closures, of so-called semi-lockdown (when we could go out of our homes, yes, but only to go to work). Finally we arrived at the so much awaited «restart».
Continue reading Nothing will be the same as before, for you [Green Pass, Italy]
Trieste. On the morning of Monday 18 October, after 4 days of blockades, demonstrations and permanent presidiums , the police evicted with the use of violence those demonstrating in front of the entrance to the port of Triste. Thousands of people then moved in demonstration through the streets of the city, up to Piazza Unità, while in the evening the protest intensified. In the area next to the harbor, protesters responded to the massive use of police force by setting up barricades in the streets.
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Italy. Monday 11th October saw a general strike called by several base unions in Italy, which was marked by a mass blockade against an Amazon warehouse and a violent attack against picketers. Content warning for violence and graphic videos.
Continue reading General strike: Amazon warehouse blockaded in Piacenza, strikers attacked in Prato [Italy]
Italy. From his correspondence with a comrade, Mauro Rossetti says he has been on hunger strike since 3rd September.
Continue reading Mauro Rossetti on hunger strike [Italy]
Italy. Over the past month the need for discussion with comrades from other countries has intensified; exchanges with like-minded people also across borders is revealing itself to be fundamental for having a broader perception of what is going on. Even if we cannot get an exact overview from these discussions, they certainly help us to look beyond our own small surroundings. They are often purely individual evaluations or those of small collectives.
Continue reading Italy: A few thoughts on the “No Green Pass” street protests
Trieste. Italy. Translator’s note. Against the State. Well? For an anarchist these words are clear and simple, a prerequisite of anarchy you might say. But what if, rounded off with ‘and its massacres’, they are plastered on colossal city walls in posters and echoed forcefully in the shadow of a church by a stirring old man with a beard, microphone in hand? Who is this individual who dares bare his soul to the respectable citizens of Trieste?
Continue reading Italy: Against the state and its massacres -Anarchist comizi in the streets of Trieste – Autumn 2020
All the grassroots unions in Italy are united against redundancies and social carnage and are calling a 24 hours-long nationwide general strike in the private and public sectors on 18/10/2021.
Continue reading 18 October 2021: Grassroot unions strike in Italy!