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(en) Italy, anarres info: TURIN. FOR A WORLD WITHOUT STATES AND JAILS (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]

Date Wed, 25 Jan 2023 09:30:59 +0200

Saturday 14 January - 3 pm Piazza Castello - we will be in the procession against repression - with the banner "for a world without states and prisons" ---- Below is the text we are spreading these days: ---- Against 41 bis ---- Against anti-anarchist repression ---- For a society without prisons ---- Prison is a total institution, product of a society based on domination and exploitation. Far from being a solution to social problems, it represents one of the many faces of state violence. ---- In Italy the conditions of detention in prisons have been steadily worsening for years: overcrowding and physical and psychological abuse are the "normality" of an increasingly intolerable situation, and this is proved by the increasingly numerous suicides.
The conditions of existence of those who find themselves under the 41bis or High Surveillance regime are even more unacceptable. In these cases we can speak of real psychophysical torture due to the very heavy conditions of isolation and deprivation.

Life imprisonment as well as article 41 bis are institutionalized horror, unworthy of any society. Beyond the hairy proclamations on the need to 'recover' the prisoner to normal social life, these sentences inflicted reveal the consideration the ruling classes hold in those who fall into the networks of their 'justice': waste to be isolated in that landfill society that are prisons.
Even the Constitutional Court noticed it, declaring these measures unconstitutional as early as 2021. The new Government, continuing the practice of the previous ones, instead reiterated the application of the life sentence.

For years we have been witnessing the particular fury of repressive institutions against the anarchist movement with ever more imaginative judicial theorems and ever heavier sentences even for episodes of normal social conflict. In fact, the "penal law of the enemy" is applied to the anarchist movement on the basis of which one is judged not so much for the actions committed but for one's own ideas.
This fury also reverberates against the prisoners who claim their anarchist ideal and who, more and more often, are subjected to the harshest prison regimes, most recently the 41bis.
On October 20, Alfredo Cospito began a hunger strike to the bitter end to be removed from the 41Bis regime, while other * prisoners * also began a hunger strike in solidarity.

We support their struggle as well as all the struggles carried out by prisoners in all prisons to demand less oppressive conditions of existence, for the definitive closure of the 41bis and other special prison regimes.

In our history we have known the barbarity of wicked laws, confinement, exile, physical elimination; they have never succeeded in their intent: the hunger for freedom and social justice is stronger than anything.

November 20, 2022
Correspondence Commission of the Italian Anarchist Federation
Turin Anarchist Federation
Corso Palermo 46
Meetings every Tuesday at 21


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