Wednesday, February 15, 2012

From the Net: 'NO TAV – "‘Rebel or Fuck Off’ by comrades of Bologna (Italy)" (ecologists communication at 325)

Rebel or fuck off

On 27th June the forces of order evicted the Free Republic of the Maddalena [in Val Susa] in order to start the works for the construction of the high speed railway. Hundreds of NO TAV people opposed directly the military occupation of the territory. On 3rd July 70,000 people assaulted the TAV yard in Val Susa. A very special yard, as no worker could be found there but antiriot troops and police were entrenched there. This is an outstanding example of devastation of the environment, and of the interests of big capital and the mafia that goes along it. On 26th January the State arrested 32 comrades all over Italy ‘for the events of those days’. An operation that means just one thing: active resistance against infrastructures, powers, armed forces and institutions that rape and impoverish the planet is considered illegal.

In fact this police operation is the climax of a series of repressive attacks that started in Bologna last April and carried on in Florence and Cuneo in the following months, and in Modena these last days. The goal is always the same: to totally eliminate all realities and individuals in struggle against the oppression that banks, governments and bosses impose every day; to prevent these realities and individuals from joining the struggles that are now on the increase; to put a spoke in the wheel of movements that have already undertaken trajectories of conflict, like the movement against the TAV.

Not by chance these arrests came at a particular time of social unrest, which started off with the movement of the ‘Forconi’ in Sicily last week.

Italy is on the verge of a generalized revolt. The blockades of lorry drivers on the highways and the protests in Sicily and Sardinia demonstrate that capitalism can be brought on its knees, and finally annihilated by the joint action of more individuals. In this context of economic depression any person who individually or collectively opposes the system is considered a criminal, and gets arrested and repressed. 

... read full communication at 325.

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