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(en) Italy, anarres info: ANTI-MILITARY INFO POINT AT THE PIAZZA RACCONIGI MARKET (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 09:39:37 +0300
THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 10.30 am INFO POINT ANTIMILITARIST AT THE MARKET COURSE
RACCONIGI ---- Below is the text we are spreading: ---- Billions to the military,
high cost of living and skyrocketing bills for everyone - Italy goes to war ----
In the silence and indifference of most, at the end of July, parliament approved
the refinancing of military missions abroad. The focus is on Africa, where 18 of
the 42 tricolor missions are concentrated, two more than last year. ---- All the
parties that today challenge each other in the elections have lined up for an
ever greater war commitment. The cost for missions abroad increased from 1.35 to
1.5 billion euros. The military employed increased from 9,500 to 12,000. ---- The
new NATO commitments on the Eastern European front see Italy in the front row.
The troops of the Belpaese wage war in Qatar, Mozambique, Niger, Libya, the Gulf
of Guinea, the Strait of Ormuz, Iraq, in the Mediterranean and in many places on
Missions in Africa assume the role of neocolonial wars for the control of
resources. The government's military diplomacy to defend ENI's huge profits goes
from Libya to the Sahel to the Gulf of Guinea.
These areas have strategic importance for ENI's interests. The naval mission in
the Gulf of Guinea extends to international waters between Nigeria, Ghana and the
Ivory Coast, where the major African oil producers are located.
The goal is the protection of offshore platforms and extraction plants.
The rhetoric of "security" and the "fight against terrorism" is justified by the
protection of local populations. Populations that are daily exploited, plundered
and oppressed by complicit governments of European, Asian and American
This year, with the prospect of a halt to Russian supplies, the commitment in
Africa has extended to Mozambique, where the military is employed in support of
the local armed forces in the province of Cabo Delgado, the scene of a popular
rebellion of which they try to also profit from jihadist groups. In front of the
coasts of the country, ENI has discovered mega-fields of gas, from which already
this autumn the gas tankers bound for Italy will leave.
Strategic for ENI is also the mission in Qatar which, officially in defense of
the soccer world cup, will go beyond sporting competition, becoming part of an
increasingly close military collaboration with the petro-emirate. Qatar is
becoming the world leader in the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG). On
June 19 in Doha, Italy signed an agreement for the creation of a joint venture
between QatarEnergy and Eni.
The tricolor flags wave next to the yellow ones with the six-legged ENI dog. A
long trail of blood, oil and gas.
As our bills continue to rise, the profits of the gas and arms multinationals are
A clear signal that the interests of ENI and Leonardo, which for the Minister of
Defense Guerini would be "national" interests, are certainly not those of those
who struggle to make it to the end of the month, of those who live on precarious
jobs and are unable to make in the face of the continuous increase in
electricity, gas, food ...
Among the objectives of the Italian military missions is the reinforcement of the
war front against traveling people, to drive migrants back to Libyan prisons,
where torture, rape and murder are a normal horror.
In Libya, not only was the support mission for the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy
confirmed, but a strengthening of the air-naval device was also foreseen.
Try to imagine how much better our lives would be if the billions used to drive
men, women and children back to the Libyan concentration camps, to guarantee
ENI's interests in Africa, to invest in armaments, military in the streets were
used for school, health, transport. .
Try to imagine ending it, right now, with the state, the bosses, the military,
They tell us the tale that a complex society is ungovernable from below while we
are drowned in the chaos of the centralized and bureaucratic management of
schools, hospitals, transport.
We build territorial assemblies, spaces, schools, transport, self-managed clinics.
Let's kick the military off the streets, stop the production and transport of
weapons, let's do away with all the armies!
Let's block the missions abroad, let's boycott ENI! Let's desert the polls!
Antimilitarist Assembly - Turin
Turin Anarchist Federation
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