Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Letter from Martino from the Dezza prison (Italy)

April 20, 2011 Anarchist News

from informa-azione, translated by war on society:

The real terrorist is the one who incarcerates and drops bombs, not those
who fight against them!

My name is Martin, I am one of the anarchists arrested in Bologna on April
6 a result of another wave of repression orchestrated by the state: an
operation that led to the arrest of five comrades, the expulsion of
another 7, a large number of searches (carried out simultaneously in
different cities) and even the sequestration of the ​​documentation space
Fuoriluogo (which goes from being a home where radical critical texts are
distributed and that organizes weekly public events, to being an
impregnable fortress of the terrorists), in an investigation on which the
prosecutor had worked for a long time and which, after some anonymous
attacks occurred in the city in one week against IBM, ENI, Emilbanca and
Northern League, they decided it was time to pursue (although in the
summary of papers that was delivered at the time of our arrest, there is
no reference to these facts, with good peace for the reactionary

In a climate of media lynching aimed at intimidating the many individuals
from joining the struggles in which anarchists are committed due to the
scorched earth around them (that with Maroni announced its deadly descent
into the city) the arrest of someone was necessary.

Because the police are there; the police have been there. It's all under

We are the usual suspects: every expression of non-recuperable dissent
must be distorted, circumscribed to a "private war" between power and its
declared enemies, to defuse its social trajectory and thwart its

As if, after subtracting the anarchists, in this world of commodities
there would only be docile subjects convinced they live in the best of all
possible worlds.

Yet notice that in the world in which we live, there is no need to be one
of the subversives: from the impending nuclear threat to the war of
occupation in Libya abroad; from the ruling militarization to the
imprisonment of migrants at home... the daily catastrophe of the society
of profit is suffered by everyone.

At a time when the dark resignation that too often hovers over the
northern coast of the Mediterranean is illuminated by the insurrections
that inflame the southern coast.

At a time when the N.A.T.O. issue a report (Urban Operations in the Year
2020) in which its analysts envision scenarios for 2020 in which the army
will be massively used to quell revolts in poor suburbs of large western

In times of crisis, you cannot be surprised if the spread of the anarchist
ideal (especially if advocated by individuals who do not wait with folded
hands for the future arrival of a free and federated humanity but instead
fight here and now, throwing themselves into play) disturbs the dreams of
those who command.

In reality when viewed clearly, in a society such as this the only "role"
that is ethically acceptable is that of the enemy within:
- I do not want to be complicit in a society that devastates the earth our
- I do not want to be complicit in an economy that, in order to survive,
needs to continue wars and reduce entire populations to hunger
- I do not want to be complicit in the guards who rape and kill in the
barracks, in the CIE, in police stations and in prisons
- I will not be an accomplice of a society that develops nanotechnology
and genetic modification in order to control life and bend it to their
profitability requirements
- I do not want to be complicit in the racism of the immigrant hunt, the
prison that awaits those who will not bend to the laws of a country where
governments may change but the cameras, batons and barbed wire remain.
- I will not be an accomplice of religious hypocrisy and of the sex
tourism which is often its counterpart.
- I do not want to be complicit in the ongoing massacre of millions of
animals raised and fattened for food in the animal industry that poisons
and starves, or to test products and enter new markets (even if it means
inventing new diseases to patent new drugs).

To the contrary, a salutation and embrace to those who fight against all
of that: solidarity with the comrades in prison in Italy, Switzerland,
Germany, France, Greece, Spain, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and the United
States; with the Mapuche in struggle for their land; with the "Freedom
Fighters" in the Niger Delta, the insurgency in the Maghreb and every
struggle that I do not know or name.

Thanks for the great solidarity shown towards me and the others arrested
[on April 6th].

Ever of the party of those who, crushed by a leaden sky, choose to bring
the tempest!

Ever more lucid! Ever more furious! Always with head held high! Always
with rage!

For anarchy,


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