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(en) Italy: The "disobbedienti" strike again (it)

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Sun, 6 Jul 2003 13:09:07 +0200 (CEST)


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Following the racist round-up of immigrants by the carabinieri
on Monday 30th June at Piazza Risorgimento in Pordenone
(north-east Italy), we, together with other activists and
anti-racists, organized an inter-ethnic street party with music,
speeches, food and films for the following Saturday (5th July).

The protest, which was peaceful and colourful and which included
the particpation of many immigrants, served to demonstrate our
determined opposition to the Bossi-Fini Law and also to retake
public spaces and areas for socializing.

Everything was going smoothly with many taking advantage of the
open mike, when a serious incident took place - through a form
of practice which is by now commonplace in the North-East [of
Italy].

While chatting to other comrades, one comrade from the Circolo
Libertario E. Zapata was head-butted in the face out of the blue
by one of the "disobbedienti" who had just finished talking on
the mike.

The motive, apparently, was that he had been whistled and jeered
during his speech. Despite the violence and melee which was
sparked off, we were able to ensure that the anti-racist party
did not degenerate as a result of the actions of these
"squadristi" with their latest disguise.

Their technique is always the same, it didn't really matter who
was jeering, or why. In the minds of these stalinists, they need
to search out a "leader" and straight away establish their
strength through the use of violence and aggression.

And so it was that our comrade from the Circolo Zapata was
probably held to be "the anarchist leader" by this troglodyte.

It must be noted that this character is not from Pordenone and
has never participated in any type of local activity whereas our
comrade is not only a member of the coordinating committee of
the Pordenone Immigrants' Association, but has also been heavily
involved in the anti-racist struggle for the rights and freedoms
of migrants.

Obviously, the arival of this character was accompanied
(according to the usual script) by other "disobbedienti" from
the region of Trieste and Monfalcone.

This is none other than the umpteenth demonstration of the sort
of politics that the so-called "disobbedienti" plan to carry out
in the North-East, cut off as they are from the context they
intend to work in, their objective is to "conquer" the territory
using the vilest colonialist methods.

We not only condemn what took place and refuse to accept
"squadrismo" as a political practice, we re-state forcefully
that we will not tolerate any further aggressive acts on our
comrades.

These practices, together with those who continue to introduce
them into the movement, must be roundly rejectly. We cannot go
on ignoring this continual, systematic practice with the excuse
or pretext of putting it down to "quarreling" or "personal
problems".

If these gentlemen think they can resolve their problems of
hegemony in the Friuli region through the use of lynching, they
will soon realise the error of their ways.

Maximum solidarity to the comrade who was attacked!

Signed: The comrades of the Circolo Libertario E. Zapata

http://www.zapatapn.org/

[trad.- nmcn/ainfos]


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