Anarchist visit at the italian embassy in solidarity with NO-TAV struggle
In English | sunnuntai, 11.03. 2012 @ 22:07
On Saturday the 10th of March some anarchists dropped a "postcard" at the Italian Ambassy in Helsinki. This small and symbolic action is in solidariety with the "NO-TAV" struggle in north-west Italy.
What is "TAV" and what is "NO-TAV" movement about:
http://italycalling.wordpress.com/2011/ ... -movement/
lately, with the start of the works protest got bigger and more radical.
Already during the last summer several riots took place on the mountains of the area.
While some collective, groups of people, organizations or just individuals is protesting peacefully other groups are fighting back police; the target is to get in the area where the sarting works are going on and stop them.
One protestor, Luca Abbá, is seriously injured in hospital after falling from the tower of a high voltage power lines, during the protests against the new expropriations on the morning of 27th februrary. The police attempted to forcibly bring him down, and he received an electric shock. He is in a critical condition as a result of the electric shock and the fall from over 10 metres, made worse by the fact that the ambulance was prevented from arriving for up to 50 minutes by the forces of “order”.
The people of the NO TAV have been fighting for more than 20 years against the construction of the Turín-Lyon High Speed Train line. This resistance emerged in a small Alpine valley, that has become a symbol of strength and determination against the perverse powers of the market.
Sabotage, direct action, popular assemblies and direct control of the territory are some of the strategies that the movement has used, managing to remain united despite the system’s many attempts to divide and criminalize.
The women and men of No TAV have responded with strength to all the attacks that the Italian State has launched in attempting to take their lands. In recent years the collective has been the victim of brutal violence. From the eviction of the resistance camp known as the “Free Republic of the Maddalena”, to the wave of repression that led to the arrest and jailing of 25 comrades for trying to stop the construction of a useless and damaging mega-project that only obeys the logic of economic gain.
In the late 90's police arrested 3 anarchists, subspected to be part of terroristic group involved in the "NO-TAV" struggle. After the homicide/suicide of one of them, Edoardo Massari, during the detention in Torino's jail, protests and big demos took place in the same city as well as in the rest of Italy. Few months after another one of the prisoners, Maria Soledad Rosas, was found dead. After these deaths it turned out that they weren't involved into any terroristic group, the only responsible for their death is the Italian State.
Official medias like tv-news and newspapers have been always on the "pro-TAV"side publishing articles full of lies and propaganda.
In the whole world "NO-TAV" movement got people's solidarity throught spontaneus actions (France, Spain, England, Chile, Romania, Germany)
this is an example of italian newspaper recent columns:
http://www.corriere.it/International/en ... otav.shtml
here are some videos about protests and riots:
"Gli Anarchici Esiliati"