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(en) Italy: Alternativa Libertaria, Dec.04: Trawling Through Our Lives - Organized repression (it)

From Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici <internazionale@fdca.it>
Date Sat, 11 Dec 2004 08:55:27 +0100 (CET)

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Like the nets of a trawler which rakes ceaselessly along the seafloor, we are
witnessing something similar with the series of actions and trials directed at
the most active elements of what was (?) a movement with great promise, a
rising tide. The inquests and operations of the repressive forces of the State
have been steadily increasing since the days of the G8 in Genoa, way back in
July 2001. Looking again today at the killing of Carlo, it seems to have been
the beginning of a definite project to prevent any growth of the burgeoning
radicalization of social dissent. Every day, there are fresh and heavier
sentences being handed down in cases arising from police provocation and
violence at demonstrations, as was the case in Cagliari with Luisa, Massimo and
Matteo who were caught in the trap of the so-called forces of law and order and
what passes for a system of justice.

Recently, the strategy of physically attacking demonstrations has become clear
to see and is ably directed by the same people who ran things during the G8 in
Genoa, aimed at removing any form of direct opposition.

It could be opposition to capitalist globalization, as those under
investigation for subversive activities in Cosenza; opposition to war, as we
found out in Mestre recently during the anarchist anti-militarist
demonstration; it is also directed at those who fight on ecological matters or
in defence of animal rights, such as during the events in S.Polo d'Enza. These
are just some of the events which have come to a head during November, as if
there was an autumn escalation just in time for the strikes and class-struggle

And, coincidentally enough, these are all areas in which a new generation has
started to become more active and show its anger at the way things are moving.
Maybe it is yet another worry for our capitalist rulers to see to?

And this is the reason why demonstrations and public spaces are becoming less
and less enjoyable and more and more dangerous, thanks to the heavy hands of
the boys in blue?

It's a bad sign, and no mistake. There is no escape from oppressive control and
repressive police violence even for the most combattive sectors of the class,
or at least those best protected by their unions. This became clear with the
case of Fabrizio Acanfora. Even the public transport workers have lost their
freedom of speech and of action with regard to their working conditions and can
be fired, fined or sued for these things!

But the heavy machine of the State never actually stopped crushing lives,
pulverizing futures, sinking the ships of dreams, imprisoning beings they
consider "foreign" and therefore "inferior". And it is to these people that we
give the most active solidarity possible, because their freedom and their
struggles and ours and so is the enemy.


Alternativa Libertaria - December 2004
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