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(en) ecn.org: Circolo Anarchico Ponte della Ghisolfa: Musical chain for Pinelli? No thanks! (it) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:44:11 +0300

The Ponte della Ghisolfa Anarchist Circle will not participate in the musical chain for Pinelli announced for December 14th this year. ---- Will not participate because there are no minimum political conditions for a membership. ---- At an early stage we tried to add content to this initiative that appears more and more like an empty container, to which they adhered without, for example, subjects close to Forza Italia (Gaber Foundation) or who do not disdain relationships with the extreme right (Manlio Milani), - but you are not anti-fascists? And are you dealing with these people? - but it was not possible. Top-down management (and we are using a euphemism) has blocked any criticism or proposal to modify the appeal that called the initiative, removing those who promoted it and also those who expressed attention to alternative proposals.

We have the impression that the "chain" does not help at all to preserve and defend the memory of the Piazza Fontana massacre and the strategy of the tension: it is centered entirely on the memory of Pinelli (who was one of the founders of the Ponte della Ghisolfa), there is a belated mention of Valpreda, but the context in which the massacre and the murder of Pinelli have matured is completely absent.
Not a nod to the movements of the students and workers, not a word about the "hot autumn", about the possibilities of social transformation that power tried to block with the massacre. Pinelli thus becomes a mute icon, a saint.
That's no good.
In the appeal we read that the Piazza Fontana massacre is "a wound dug into the face of our history, a trauma of our democracy, conditioned by this in its development and in its full fulfillment to the present day" when in reality the full completion of the Democratic regime is precisely the Piazza Fontana massacre.
And in the rules to be observed in the facebook group that supports the "chain" we find "We are here to remember Pinelli
to organize a great poetic performance to remember Pinelli and the victims of Piazza Fontana. It will be a political demonstration but not a party, free, open and peaceful ", always in the rules" Who does not recognize himself in this project
he will find the means for his purposes elsewhere. Here democracy is exercised, respect for differences and the most dangerous weapons: memory and reflection ". They exercise democracy within the group, but the leaders have proclaimed themselves such .....
We ask:

This initiative will give the state a favor by giving it the opportunity to acquit itself once again,
it is therefore possible for anarchists, whether they are individuals or organized groups to adhere to such a politically poorly characterized mobilization, with an approach that borders on populism, without losing its identity and becoming an instrument of a rewriting of history and memory, of the removal of the conflict from the everyday imagination?
For us the answer is no. But others responded differently. We refer in particular to A-Rivista Anarchica, we would like to know the reasons for this decision. We ask the editors of the magazine to express them publicly. This invitation is also addressed to anyone who thinks they can express themselves.
For 50 years "Il Ponte" has defended the figure of Pinelli, but as anarchists we do not claim to have copyright. However, we feel obliged to oppose initiatives such as those of the musical chain because they are disrespectful of the memory and we wonder if to manage it the only valid title is to be the daughters of Giuseppe Pinelli.
On April 25, 2019 we started, in Piazza Fontana, a series of initiatives, on the massacre of the state, Valpreda, Pinelli, the struggles of workers and anti-fascism, the last one is a few days ago at the Bridge. Those initiatives will continue and intensify in December: for the 15th we are counting on building a large one at Leoncavallo to commemorate the murder of Pinelli, but we will also be heard on other days in December. Hold on!

Anarchist Circle Ponte della Ghisolfa

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