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Milano, Italy: Villa Vegan Squat is under eviction threat! Days of resistance!

Updates – Tuesday 30th October

This morning Villa’s eviction didn’t happen. We stand ready to defend the place.

In the last few days lots of people came bringing solidarity and we continued organising the resistance together, working on the barricades and  discussing on what to do in case of actual eviction.

The Halloween Taz organized by Telos Collective from Saronno has been moved to Villa Vegan, on this blog you can find a communique about the need of occupation as a practice and the decision of moving this event.

We reiterate the call to bring direct support, being present here and organizing together.

Useful things to bring here: food, construction materials and tools.

Next appointments in Villa:

Wednesday 31st october: Punk show to support the prisoners of Scripta Manent Operation.

HALLOWEEN NIGHT

Friday 2nd november: Dinner and public meeting against the eviction

For following updates check the blog.

To contact us write to villavegansquat at inventati.org

 


Text received 10 / 27 / 2018

VILLA VEGAN UNDER EVICTION

In recent days it has come rumor that they want to evict Villa Vegan Tuesday, October 30th.
We believe it is a trust information and we are determined to resist, so let’s make a call to all the people in solidarity reach us to prepare together resistance and mobilization against the eviction. It is welcome anyone who wants to support the place, who has crossed over the years, who has carried on the struggles that here have found complicity, all the comrades who they think that if they want to evict an anarchist space occupied by 20 years must cost him dear.

In all these years of occupation Villa Vegan has hosted comrades from all over the world, has given logistical support to many self-managed projects, especially those from the hardcore punk scene, and a lots of fights, including those of against prison system and in solidarity to prisoners, ecologists and for liberation animal, against racism and CIEs (renamed then CPR), transfeminist queer and against gender violence, antifascist; struggles that refuse relations with institutions and always in opposition to the capitalist system and the state.

With the evacuation of the occupied spaces, the interminable overbuilding, the raids against the migrants, irregular and unwanted people of each type, the urban “redevelopment” of the neighborhoods, the growing militarization and surveillance of the roads, they want to transform the places where we live in the showcase cities useful only to run the economy and in dormitories for those included in the rhythm of production and consumption, closing more and more every possible resistance space. For this reason every eviction does not concern only the specific place that comes attacked but the more general plan of social control by the political and economic power, and must be opposed.

We invite those who can pass and stop – even to sleep – in Villa Vegan in these days.

in Italian / in German: Translations 1 & 2

Milan, Italy : Sit-in in solidarity at the courthouse of Milan

In the event and in support of the International Week for Antispeciesist Action, we communicate the performance of a sit in, planned for the 30th of October, from 9 a.m., at the courthouse of Milan in solidarity with the comrades who, on that day, are going to be subjected to the second hearing regarding the occupation of the animal facility of the Department of Pharmacology of the State University of Milan, that occurred on the 20th of April of 2013, and that led to the liberation of 400 mice and a rabbit, in addition to the disclosure of the documentation, intended to bring down the wall of silence which still allows to excuse the exploitation of animals.

The cages are not just that four heavy walls that contain the animals, forced to suffocate between the narrow gears of the conveyor belt, prisons without light, labs closed between walls that have been stripped for years by lacerated nails, mutilated paws, but they are every room that has bars, even mental ones. Freedom is a moral duty that urges the individual to extend it to the multitudes, without limits or barriers, regarding the species, the skin, the color or the scent. As long as there is still one of us who is imprisoned don’t talk to us about rights. Our rights have the shape of the blade which denies them to others. Labs are full of beings who are massacred and stoned to death for our rights, to extend, up to a day, our chained lives, the lives of the “Us” who are shortsighted, and have the convictions of brotherhood and respect, a controlled and dosed kind of respect. Furthermore, scientific research through the suffering of non human animals carried out within the walls of universities, has many valences: considering individuals as tools, objects, goods which can be used as it wishes, makes university a place where speciesism is taught and instilled in students’ minds; very often research performed at the universities is carried out in collaboration with big pharmaceutical groups and grants from companies and private foundations like Telethon: where university should be the base of free and democratic knowledge, there this knowledge, along with students’ minds, is sold off and commodified.

We are complicit and in solidarity with the ones who are victims of a repressive system that criminalise liberators, legitimising those who make their weapon of control and social manipulation out of the prevarication of non human and human animals; and who are subject to imprisonment or reduced to a mere commercial item. For total liberation, against any form of slavery and exploitation of Earth by humans, of animals by humans, and of humans by other humans, as long as there is submission there will be rebellion: in memory of Barry Horne, Jill Phipps, Clement Meric, Remì Freise and of all the victims of fascism, capitalism and speciesism.

The sit in is independent, self-determined and self-organised with a grass-root approach, free from any symbol of parties and associations, based on the principles of antifascism and, therefore, antispeciesism.

Hierarchical and discriminatory attitudes are not going to be tolerated, consequently those who don’t respect the values of an initiative which aims to total liberation are going to be banished.

via contagioantispecista

Milan: Church attacked

AGAINST TRANSPHOBIA (photo taken in Berlin)

The 20th of November is the day of remembrance of those murdered because of being trans. This year the killings recorded in the world are 226.

We decided to attack a Catholic church as a symbol of anti-transgender oppression. The violence experienced by trans people is the consequence of the Church’s morals and rules of gender.

On the night of November 20th, 2014 we targeted the Basilica of Saint Paul in 2, Asmara Street. We glued the locks of various doors, threw pink paint on the facade and painted “20/11 NIGHT OF TRANS REVENGE” on the front door.

Let’s attack the churches!
Revenge is not just remembrance!

Milan: ATMs and luxury cars attacked in solidarity with anarchist prisoners

On Wednesday night, November 12th, we attacked 5 ATMs with hammer and vandalized several luxury cars (punctured tires and broken windows), as a minimum gesture of individual revolt against a capitalist system that exploits and devastates.

We dedicate this action to the compagni and the compagna accused of attacking the TAV construction yard in May 2013 as well as to all anarchist prisoners.

We cannot stand idly by while our comrades are buried under years of imprisonment, or limit ourselves to symbolic acts that do not cause any nuisance.

The only solidarity is attack!

Switzerland: Marco Camenisch, Silvia and Billy on hunger strike against the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

This is a flyer (in Italian) that was distributed during the demo against the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Bern on January 21st, 2012.

Comrades from Villa Vegan Squat in Milan, Italy, are translating the communiqués of Marco, Silvia and Billy about the strike, so they will be available soon.

The three green anarchists imprisoned in Swiss prisons decided to join the week of mobilization against the World Economic Forum, which will be held in Switzerland during these days. Marco and Silvia are conducting a hunger strike for 10 days (January 20th–30th, 2012). Billy is abstaining from prison food and refusing to work (working is compulsory in Swiss prisons), in order to protest against the WEF, but also as a response to their prison conditions, more precisely for the liberation of Marco Camenisch in May 2012 and against the glass separator during the visits of friends.

Marco Camenisch was incarcerated in Switzerland in 1991. He’s always been active in green anarchist struggles. Silvia and Billy were arrested, along with Costa, in April 2010 in Zurich for having attempted to attack the construction site of a new nanotechnology research center of IBM with explosives.

We’re not surprised by the fact that this year in the schedule of WEF they will also deal with nanotechnologies, because, as with all the technological systems and even more the new technologies (nanotechnologies, biotechnologies and cybernetics), they are not neutral but subjected to the ones who manage economics, and a further tool in the hands of those who hold power.

While the government leaders and corporations’ bosses meet with each other to impose the new world economic developments, inside the labs experts and researchers study to create new means with which to increase social control, strengthen the soldiers, try to make our lives even more artificial and automatized, till the point of manipulating the living; manipulations that provoke devastating and irreversible effects in the earth equilibriums and on human and non human animals.

We will always fight against those who are turning the earth into a land of plastic and concrete, commodities and technologies, industries and offices: a world devoid of life.

Against the State and Capital which, with their dominating and exploitative logics want human beings to be slaves, the animals to be merchandise and the planet to be an infinite source of things to sack.

The WEF occasion cannot but increase our rage and desire to keep on struggling, inside and outside prisons.

Solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike!
SOLIDARITY TO MARCO, SILVIA, BILLY AND COSTA