SOLIDARITY TO THE ARRESTED COMRADES
"... the judicial point of view is an unilateral action of will aiming
to integrate the governmental deficiency with terrorism..." (A.
Gramsci, The modern Prince - Notes on Machiavelli)
As editing of Senza Censura review, we want to express all our solidarity
to the comrades object of the heaviest repressive provocation carried out
by the Power of Attorney of Milan, on Monday 12 February, that brought to
the arrest of 15 people (besides other 4 arrest tonight for the posting of
some solidarity placards!) and about tens and tens of activists, friends
and relatives searches. Especially, it seems to us that these are the
elements to underline and strongly report:
1) For the nth time, the use of associative crimes as 270 (subversive
association) and 306 (armed band)[articles from Italian Penal Code,
translator's note] grounding an investigation that, beyond so much clamour,
it likes to exactly go over again the insubstantial and provoking schemes
so many times seen along these years and always applied towards
individuals and groups committed in an earnest and coherent militancy
against every anti-popular and warmonger politics.
2) The heaviest press-campaign supporting, by the media point of view, the
judicial operation which, as the same defending lawyers reported, creates
a rotten climate of lynching and criminalization, putting a heavy mortgage
both on the real judicial defence and, above all, on any attempt of
political management and counter-inquiry inside our territories and inside
the movement in solidarity with the inquired comrades (as exactly shown
the provoking arrests carried out tonight towards people posting up
placards in solidarity with arrested comrades and against this ignoble
3) The presence, among arrested and inquired, of so many militants
actively committed on one's own job defending workers' interests, that the
same trade-unionist leaders would provocatively to pass off as hidden "infiltrated".
There is no distance, no contradiction between a political job on general
thematics like imperialism or solidarity with oppressed people, and the
battle on one's own job against the continuous and penalizing processes of
restructuring and the tallest costs that workers are compelled to pay on
their own skin. This is what arrested comrades daily did in the sunlight.
And it is exactly this possible political connection, out of the heavy
meshes of the trade-unionist government by compromise, that frightens
masters and their allies and makes it necessary such a precise and radical
intervention of repression and criminalization.
4) The manifest concomitance with the next deadline in Vicenza, that
cannot be considered a fortuitous event. Creating a climate of tension and
social alarm, criminalizing active components in the development of an
important movement like that one against the base in Vicenza, it is a
strategy already experimented several times in the past, both to look for
weaken the combativeness and the determination of whoever is in
mobilization, and to give a clear threatening signal about the state
answer towards who opposes and dissents its strategies.
5) The attempt, through this renewed " terrorism alert ", of gather up
again in a new strategy of "national unity" the political institutional
cadre, above all in the offing of the difficult perspectives on the
international level (from the different war fronts to the confrontation on
energy resources) and the inevitable heavy consequences they'll have on
the inner front.
6) At last, insofar we can understand amidst this "informative storm", it
must be noticed and denounced the active role the local intelligence
agencies had in this case too, that even more prove to be an important
element in the determination of Italian inner and foreign politics.
We ask all political and unionist militants to clearly reject and denounce
these threatening operations which not only go to heavily devastate the
life of who is bodily struck, but contribute in general to reduce and
limit every political space to build opposition in our Country.
A special thought goes to whom is now behind the bars, with all our
SOLIDARITY IS A WEAPON!
Wednesday 14 February 2007
Comrades by Senza Censura