Contact

To contribute translations, editing-corrections and/or original material for publication, such as updates from the streets, reportbacks from actions, responsibility claims, texts of imprisoned or persecuted comrades, calls, brochures, opinion articles, etc.: contrainfo(at)espiv.net

PGP Key

Click here (.asc file) to download our pgp key.

Vienna: Italian embassy attacked – solidarity with imprisoned anarchists in Turin!

Received on 25 May 2017:

Last night, to express our active solidarity, we have attacked the Italian embassy with colour bombs.

For the immediate release of Antonio, Antonio & Francisco, who have been in prison since May 3rd.

For the repeal of the house arrest of Giada, Fabiola & Camille.

They are accused of resisting […]

London: Solidarity info night 17th May

in German

Italy: The attorney of Turin appealed the sentence in the trial against Silvia, Billy and Costa

The state attorney of Turin, represented by Arnaldi Di Balme, was not pleased with the sentence of nonsuit due to the “ne bis in idem”, that because of lack of jurisdiction the case was not allowed to proceed. Now they are getting back on track appealing against all the jurisprudence and asking for a new […]

Turin: Call for three days of discussion and struggle against borders and concentration system

via Macerie

BURN BORDERS EVERY DAY

THREE DAYS OF DISCUSSION AND STRUGGLE

From Idomeni to Calais, images of people trying to pass borders more and more insuperable get to us. At the same time the European states are reorganising the internal management of immigration through new sorting facilities, and heightening control in administrative detention centres.

[…]

Italy: Billy, Costa and Silvia sent to trial again

On July 17th 2015, the preliminary hearing against Silvia Guerini, Costantino ‘Costa’ Ragusa and Luca ‘Billy’ Bernasconi took place in Turin, Italy. The three have been previously arrested and jailed for several years in Switzerland, accused of having organised an act of sabotage against a nanotechnology research centre of IBM, under construction at the time. […]

France: Organisation of a NO TAV march for summer 2015

Long march against the TAV Lyon-Turin project – In preparation for the 1st-15th July 2015. For more info and/or to participate: marchenotav[at]rebellyon.info / marchenotav.noblogs.org

January 15th 2015

Danger warning: the TAV is under way again. So what about us?

The proponents of the Lyon-Turin high-speed rail announced for […]

Italy – No TAV: Convictions and tear gas on the motorway

(June 27th, 2011: Eviction of the Free Republic of Maddalena)

The so-called ‘No TAV mega-trial’ has finished its activities at first instance, in which 53 comrades are involved over the eviction resistance of the Free Republic of Maddalena on June 27th, 2011, and for the attack of the construction site of Chiomonte on July […]

Turin: New Year’s Eve greetings

Late afternoon on December 31st, 2014, a group of people in solidarity with undocumented migrants greeted with fireworks those incarcerated at the CIE (Centre for identification and deportation) located in Corso Brunelleschi in Turin. On the stroke of midnight, also at the prison of Le Vallette the prisoners attended a pyrotechnic spectacle and heard shouts […]

[Italy] “Guilty of resisting”: Anarchists Chiara, Claudio, Mattia and Niccolò sentenced to 3 years and 6 months

On December 17th, 2014, after a two-hour closed session, the Special Court of Assize of Turin sentenced Chiara Zenobi, Claudio Alberto, Mattia Zanotti and Niccolò Blasi to 3 years and 6 months each. The four comrades, imprisoned since December 9th, 2013, were found guilty of having sabotaged the TAV construction site in Chiomonte but were […]

Turin: Update from the trial against anarchist prisoners Chiara, Claudio, Mattia and Niccolò

On November 14th, 2014, Macerie transmitted that, in the bunker courtroom of Turin’s prison Le Vallette, the bastard prosecutors Rinaudo and Padalino requested heavy sentences against imprisoned anarchists Chiara Zenobi, Claudio Alberto, Mattia Zanotti and Niccolò Blasi: 9 years and 6 months for all four comrades on charges of attacking with purposes of terrorism, committing […]

Italian prisons: Strike of anarchist prisoners in solidarity with Graziano Mazzarelli

Since Monday, September 1st, comrade Chiara Zenobi, NO TAV prisoner who is currently held in Rebibbia prison in Rome, has been on yard strike, refusing to go out on scheduled yard time, to protest against the isolation imposed on Graziano Mazzarelli, anarchist kept in solitary confinement at Borgo San Nicola prison in Lecce since his […]

UK: Leaflets given out in London on the 28th of June, in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons

Click image to read a leaflet handed out at a noise demo outside Holloway prison and at a meeting in solidarity with anti-eviction fighters raided and arrested in Turin, Italy on the 3rd of June (constantly updated list of comrades in prison or house arrest here).

It’s time to act with all means in solidarity […]

Italy: An invitation from the AS2 wing of Alessandria prison, 10.12.2012

To break out of the encirclement!

We ask comrades to send us new publications produced by the anarchist movement in Italian, English and Spanish. We also invite those who have printed leaflets, posters, articles on our case to pass them on to us and of course to keep […]

Italy: Update on anarchist prisoners Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai

On November 21st it was confirmed that Nicola Gai was transferred into the first high security wing (AS1) of San Michele prison in Alessandria, after two months of isolation regime in the prison of Sanremo.

The ban of meeting between Nicola and Alfredo has finally been revoked, and […]

Italy: Imprisoned anarchists Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai got transferred

In the morning of November 12th, Alfredo Cospito was transferred from Sanremo hellhole to the prison of Alessandria, while Nicola Gai was still held in solitary confinement in Sanremo. On November 14th, Nicola Gai got transferred to another prison, too (unknown so far). Both comrades are accused of shooting CEO Roberto Adinolfi […]

Italy: Update on imprisoned anarchists Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito

October 19th, 2012

Over a month after their arrest, comrades Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito remain in solitary confinement, currently in the prison of Sanremo; namely they undergo personal body search and cell search every morning, they are not allowed to contact each other or communicate with other prisoners, they […]

Italy: Letter of Anna Beniamino in solidarity with her comrades Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai

September with whomever you want?

On Friday, September 14th, Nicola and Alfredo were arrested –anarchists known for years in Turin and Italy– on charges that are not exactly the lightest: attack with intent of terrorism for the wounding of the CEO of Ansaldo Nucleare, action claimed in May 2012 by Olga Cell […]

Italy: Imprisoned anarchist Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito transferred to Sanremo prison

Nicola and Alfredo were transferred to Sanremo prison in Imperia.

New address: Nicola Gai Alfredo Cospito Casa Circondariale, via Armea 144 IT-18038 Sanremo, Imperia

Turin: Update on imprisoned anarchists Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito

FIRE TO THE PRISONS

September 18th

Alfredo and Nicola remain in the same prison (‘Le Vallette’ of Turin). It is not yet known if and when they will be transferred to another prison.

In the meantime, they have prohibition of meetings with each other or family members and with other anarchists.

The court hearing […]

Italy, 14/9: Two comrades arrested and charged with attacking Adinolfi

After a long summer during which operations “Ardire”, “Mangiafuoco”, “Ixodidae (Zecca)” and “Thor” were launched, anarchists take first place among the internal enemy that must be sterilized to avoid dangerous and virulent contagion of hostilities and struggle…

A new repressive operation, organized by Genoa’s prosecutor after the kneecapping of Roberto Adinolfi (on May 7th), the […]

Italy: December 2009 arrestees write about their appeal trial on June 28th in Athens–Greece

Communiqué (29/6) by Italian comrades who were arrested during the December 2009 demonstration in Athens:

THE DISTURBERS OF COMMUNAL PEACE

The background On the night of December 6th, 2008, two police officers on patrol in the streets of Exarchia, popular neighbourhood of Athens, shoot to death the 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos. In the following hours, […]

Turin, Italy: Struggle for dignity in the CIE immigration detention centre

On April 21st, tension broke out once again at the CIE (Centre of Identification and Expulsion) on Brunelleschi Street in Turin. At dawn, a migrant requested to be repatriated immediately, as soon as he learned that his father had died, thus he demanded to go back home. The authorities’ negative response triggered a hunger strike, […]

Italy: Message by the NO TAV activist Luca Abbà from the hospital in Turin

A little over three weeks after the events in Clarea, on Monday, February 27th, it seems appropriate to communicate to all friends and comrades who are close to me a few more precise information regarding the state of my health.

As you already know since a few days my life is out of danger, but […]

Lyon, France: Railway sabotage in solidarity with the NO TAV struggle

On Thursday, March 1st, at approximately 13.30, nearly thirty comrades with their faces covered stormed the entrance of the ‘Technicentre’ in Croix-Barret Street in Lyon. The Technicentre is a maintenance facility of the SNCF, the National Corporation of French Railways which also operates the high-speed train (TGV). The building has a direct entrance to the […]