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(en) Italy, Filiarmonici Official notice: On purpose of the seizures of things and persons

Date Tue, 07 Jun 2005 19:59:39 +0300

As part of the latest repressive operation against anarchist comrades,
on the orders of the Rome and Bologna magistrates, the State Police has
blocked the Croce Nera Anarchica (Anarchist Black Cross) page which is
hosted by the Filiarmonici website.
We are not interested in recriminations regarding the web closure or in
expressing empty solidarity in words to the comrades trapped on this
occasion by the justice net; Filiarmonici is a site that seeks to
document just how detailed and extensive is the way in which
present-day society, all over the world and not just in Italy, has
turned into a prison, and how consequently the traditional repressive
institutions, the prisons, courts, mental hospitals, are the material
foundations and the most social and socialising moments of this prison

Because of this, it seemed to us fully consistent with our aims and
almost natural for us to host to an initiative like Crocenera
Anarchica, whose own aims have now been blacked out by the State Police
(cfr. http://www.filiarmonici.org/crocenera.html) but that, surely,
both on the web and off, are well known or easily discovered in
hundreds of other places, thus making superfluous the action of those
who intend to arrest freedom by placing a veil with the badge of the
republic here and there. It was natural for Croce Nera to be given this
space, as we have already declared, and we repeat here, that we are
ready to offer space to similar initiatives against social prisons and
against the prison society.

Starting with the analysis of the existence which is at the core of the
Filamornici project, we obviously don’t pretend we are surprised by an
inquiry that seem to be a thinly-disguised replica of other previous
similar enquiries, which have disappeared into the void after having
randomly handed out prison sentences, confinement, and so on. This time
too, we could say the attitude is the same, based on the reasoning by
which, considering that only a few cry out that the need for revolution
is urgent, actual, these few cannot avoid dealing with those who, maybe
even living in the same areas, attempt, with more or less
effectiveness, to demonstrate against oppression, so much of which
surrounds us on every side.

An organisation, at the same time totalitarian and wholly internal to
the democratic mechanisms of obligatory consensus, where the real hope
is the usual one of national proceedings.

By means of blackmail and threats, sooner or later some “repentant
comrade� will jump out to say what is needed to be said, the revolution
is impossible and the revolutionaries are only a few, and already
notified and assured to justice. From written words and from words
heard in the dark, action can be derived. The freedom of speech - and
for those who see in what state the world is, this is not surprising -
is precisely an Orwellian inversion, one of the many of the forces of
law and order, the ministry of education, of health, of civil
protection, so delirious in their neo-language of submission and

Vice versa, we reaffirm here, to confirm ourselves in that passion that
animates so many, to warn those whose who still retain a belief that
such a decomposed and pathogenic society can be saved, to express our
undying disgust for those who have chosen to dedicate what passes for
their lives at the service of reciprocal oppression, that there is no
freedom of speech which is not, in itself, subversive to any society
founded on oblivion, silence, slavishness and religious, family or
national alienation.

We affirm that as long as there is one free woman or one free man, his
or her words will be, both in content and simply by its very existence,
subversive of any captive order. And as long as there is someone who
speaks, it will be to say (in many places and in hundreds of
languages) this: to forbid speech by means of closing down organs of
information and prison sentences is a sign of an impotent, dying
system, so flimsy and falsified that it cannot allow itself even the
fiction of justifying itself to the eyes of the blind.

Let free voices be heard from everywhere, let them echo everywhere,
within and outside the information networks, and let the servants hurry
up and renounce their activities as the bulwark of a lying and moribund
society where everybody is forced to be his or her own policeman, his
or her neighbour’s policeman, prisoner of his or her self or his or her

The best way to express what we feel in this moment seems to be to
repeat the motto upon which the Filiarmonici project was born and upon
which it still continues to exit: “For a world without prisons�.
With these simple words we met in the past with the arrested comrades.
Around these simple words we have come across many others over time,
today as yesterday. There are many, yesterday and today, who recognise
themselves in these words, going well beyond our circle of friends and
Never will arrests, searches or closures eliminate the idea of a world
without prisons.

Filiarmonici – http://www.filiarmonici.org - 27 May 2005

-- http://www.filiarmonici.org - per un mondo senza galere
From: Filiarmonici <filiarmonici@ecn.org>

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