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(en) Italy, anarres info: ANTI-MILITARY INFO POINT AT THE PIAZZA RACCONIGI MARKET (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]

Date 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 the planet.

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 multinationals.
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 only increasing.
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, the police.
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
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