Around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the Ros of Bologna, Florence and Fidenza together with 200 Carabinieri burst into the lives of 12 anarchists. The GIP [Judge for the Preliminary Investigations] Panza, at the request of the prosecuting magistrate Dambruoso, has for seven the arrest and for five the obligation to stay with night return (for four of these also the daily signature). A script which we know well and which, thanks to the declarations of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, which reveal the “preventive” nature of the arrests, makes the message launched even more explicit to anyone: let it be clear to those who hope that the crisis will open the possibility of giving a shake to the present social relations that the State does not change. The accusations are association with the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order, with the aim of inciting criminals to commit crimes, the carrying out of some damage and a fire.Continue reading #Italy: Those Who Do Not Die Find Themselves – Thoughts on Repressive Operation ‘#Ritrovo’
Bologna. Italy. Giuseppe, Stefania, Duccio, Leonardo, Guido, Elena and Nicole, the seven anarchists arrested on May 13th, 2020, for the «Ritrovo» operation were all released today, May 30th.Continue reading #Bologna, Italy: Update on the anarchists arrested on May 13th during the #Ritrovo operation
Bologna. Italy. The real “Phase 2” has begun. Finally, after months of confinement, controls, hunting for the Quacksalver, infamous at the windows (with the tricolor next to it), you can move without self-certification anymore.Continue reading #Italy: Is Bologna starting to return to “normality” again? – Solidarity with those arrested in #Bologna
Bologna. Italy. May 22, 2020. What follows is a short report of a solidarity bike ride to Dozza prison, one of the prisons of the March prison revolts.Continue reading #Bologna, #Italy: Solidarity bike ride to #Dozza prison [report]
Bologna. Italy. May 18. 2020. What’s happened? At dawn this morning in Bologna, Italy, some workers and precarious workers who refused to be exploited and swindled by their shit bosses were woken up by police officers, giving them notice of these precautionary measures against them: five were ordered to leave Bologna and one was banned from approaching their ex-workplace and ex-bosses. A further 13 workers have also been charged.Continue reading “Padrone di Merda” Worker Organizers Under Attack in #Bologna, #Italy!
Bologna. Italy. The bike wheels spin through the centre of a deserted and silent Bologna: there is a gourmet burger to deliver. Even in the midst of a pandemic, the ‘city of food’ doesn’t stop. The idea of dying as a hero, saving the life of some stranger, is almost preferable. Riding for Deliveroo, you risk your life just so some stranger doesn’t have to bother cooking dinner. We don’t even get the joy of being indispensable.Continue reading #Italy in times of the #cornavirus: Rider for a Night
Coronavirus. March 18,2020. What follows is another text from Bologna, Italy.Continue reading #Bologna, #Italy – #StayAtHome?
For some time now I have felt the need for a healthy distance (what a euphemism these days) from most of what is called the radical left in this country. After Chemnitz, after Halle, after Hanau, I was struck by deep shame when I attended those compulsory exercises which, free from hatred and honest grief, meandered through the “scene districts”, leaving nothing behind but a short report in the regional news, so on the evening of February 19 I noticed for the first time that the whole affair started to disgust me.Continue reading #Bologna in times of the #Coronavirus – The Wu Ming Diary
The Làbas social centre in the heart of Bologna is one of the most important examples of urban activism in Italy’s recent history. Originating as a site for solidarity building and autonomous anti-capitalist organising, the occupied space has become a symbol of public rights in Bologna. But in the past few years the city has undergone widespread gentrification, with municipal administrators ignoring the poverty and housing problems that social centres seek to address. Last month, the Làbas occupation was evicted by police unexpectedly. The march organised for 9 September will be not only to save Làbas, but Bologna’s long-held reputation as a ‘Red City’ entirely.
Image: Assembly about Làbas in Bologna, Italy on August 30; Reclaim Làbas on September 9.
Cops violently evicted two social centers in Bologna, Italy yesterday. Activists announced that there would be a public meeting at the end of the month in preparation for a demonstration on September 9th to take back the Làbas social center.