Ferrara prison, Italy: Letter from anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito

Genova - processo ai due anarchici accusati del ferimento del ma

Note: This text was written by Alfredo during his recent hunger-strike which began on October 3rd and ended on October 25th when prison authorities released him from isolation.

Valentina, Danilo, Anna, Marco, Sandro, Daniele, Nicola  – friends, brothers, sisters, comrades, were arrested and rearrested.

I should narrate the same old story about another fabrication. Instead, I want to talk about the reason why they were arrested. The brothers and sisters were arrested because they attacked, they were tired of waiting, they ignored the decisions of the majority and took action.

I remain optimistic and in high spirits because the logic of ‘1 + 1 = 2’ tells me that the comrades who struck are still free, therefore they are able to strike again.

The power does not repress randomly. Today it wants to isolate and to annihilate part of the anarchist movement, as ‘small’ as it may be it was able to break the chains that tied it to the old ‘social anarchy’.

A social anarchism that in a suicidal and compulsive way looks for ‘consensus at all costs’. Diluting continuously its aspirations.

This vision that ‘never goes beyond’ is very convenient for power, on the contrary it fears those anarchists who refuse to let ‘consensus’ tie their hands, because they believe that only out of the action (not made of abstract theories or searching-pursuing of ‘people’) can the strategy be born, the path to follow.

I don’t want to  comment on the ‘charges’ and so-called ‘evidences’. The only thing I would say is that the brothers and sisters of FAI-FRI have always claimed with heads held high, in front of black-robed pigs, their own merits, their own actions, taking full responsibility, spitting in the pigs’ faces, as we did in Genoa.

My main priority is not to get out of prison at all costs, but to get out with head held high without having denied anything of what I was, and I am.

I will get out by hook or by crook, it will all depend on my strength, on my abilities, on the strength of my brothers and sisters outside, but definitely I will get out with head held high.

My ideal complicity goes to the brothers and sisters of the “Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco ed Affini”- FAI, to brothers and sisters of FAI-RAT (Rivolta Anonima Tremenda) and to brothers and sisters of Narodnaja Volja – FAI, whoever they are, wherever they are.

My ideal complicity goes to anarchism of praxis, which in new forms is rising in most of the world, after a long hibernation.

Forward, without fear.

The future is ours.

Thought and Dynamite

Alfredo Cospito

(via Traces Of Fire)

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