Italy: It Comes As No Surprise (Operation “Scripta Manent”)



As I had already written in a statement a few days ago about the operation “Scripta Manent” [“written words remain“], 32 comrades across Italy were awakened by the dogs in uniforms at dawn on September 6.

The result of this new operation, ordered by Turin Prosecutor’s Office through its inquisitor Roberto M. Sparagna, is 7 arrested and 15 under investigation. The eighth comrade, editor of Croce Nera Anarchica [Anarchist Black Cross], Daniele was arrested following the search when they found the batteries and a handbook for electrician.

Apart from Alfredo and Nicola, already in Ferrara’s prison for the wounding of Roberto Adinolfi, the other arrested comrades are Alessandro, Marco, Danilo, Valentina and Anna.

The articles 270bis [association for purposes of terrorism], 280 bis [attacks for terrorist or subversive purposes] and 285 [threatening to commit a terrorist crime] are the sum of the alleged offences which started as far back as 2003 and are related to a series of attacks signed by “FAI-Federazione Anarchica Informale”, through the cells ““Narodnaja Volja”, “Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco e Affini (occasionalmente spettacolare)” [Fire and Similar Craftwork Cooperative, occasionally spectacular], “FAI/RAT (Rivolta Anonima e Tremenda)” [Anonymous and Terrible Revolt], and the cell “Olga”. The comrades Alfredo and Nicola have assumed the responsibility for their participation in this cell and for the wounding of Adinolfi.

So, another investigation of Informal Anarchist Organization, another attempt to fishing in troubled waters just to ensure the salary which is going to fatten another Savonarola and his family in the period between the investigation and the trial.

Am I surprised by just another operation?

Not at all!

If I swim in the ocean voluntarily, I know very well that I will meet the sharks sooner or later. But, these sharks can be sure they can’t scare me in the crossing…


Prosecutions, searches, investigations, prisons and trials don’t touch me at all. On the contrary, the more I feel you on my back the more I feel the rage…

They will never make me take a step back, and they will never make me change my mind that, from the moment I came into this world against my will, I will do my best to live better in it…

They will never make me change my idea that the direct action is the only weapon to destroy this miserable and opulent existent.

Therefore, I am not a “poor comrade” who has suffered harassment from cops and a judge, because since I realized that I madly love my ideas, I took everything into consideration, with no exceptions.

A small example can be this temporarily reopening of the RadioAzione website which I shut down more than a year ago, and now it will try to update the comrades exclusively on this operation, publishing communiques, solidarity acts and updates on arrested comrades.

It will not be publishing anything else, and the reasons are the same which led me to shut down the web site in August 2015.

I hope that the non-Italian comrades won’t hold it against me, I have many doubts even today about things that I don’t know well and I didn’t knew well in the past.

It is not a coincidence that I will update only on operation “Scripta Manent”.

In this operation are involved the very few comrades, brothers and sisters, the ones I always felt very close to in these last twenty years, and with some of them even more.

Alessandro, Marco, Danilo, Valentina, Anna, Alfredo, Nicola, and Daniele too, will be  on my mind every day until the day I will see them out of the concentration camp of the State.

They will walk with me, in my thoughts, outside the prison walls, bars and special sections.

They will walk with me, in my thoughts, along the dark path which leads to anarchy.

In the end, the national press are reaffirming the same role of inquisitors and jackals, following very carefully a series of anarchist websites to transcript on their toilet paper excerpts of our reflections, accompanying them with their Lombroso-reminiscence analyses.

Especially the center-left press, like good little ships and the voice of the master, in order to hide the fact that the money for the earthquake, and for the previous one, will never be allocated (it will be used for restructuring the bank of the minister Boschi’s father), it splashes the anarchists and their solidarity communiques across the front page, hoping for comments from the idiotic and conservative zombie mass who lives in the suburbs of the net.

But, don’t worry, because in our thoughts are also you, journo hacks and jackals.

As with every empire that should be destroyed, it begins with destroying the army to reach the kings and the queens.

If the “written words remains”, be sure that despite the arrests and searches our ideas will survive too, until the day we will see them realized… but in that world there will not be a place for you.

For anarchy, for direct action.

Me, myself and I

Naples, 11 September 2016

(via RadioAzione, translated by Anarhija)

This entry was posted in Alessandro Mercogliano, Alfredo Cospito, Anarchist Prisoners, Anna Beniamino, Daniele, Emiliano Danilo Cremonese, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Italy, Marco Biseti, Nicola Gai, Operation Scripta Manent, Valentina Spaziale. Bookmark the permalink.

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