France: Attack on Nuclear Infrastructure in Solidarity with Afredo Cospito

from Anarchist News

In May this year, the anarchist prisoner Alfredo Cospito was transferred to the 41bis isolation regime. The torture method of sensory deprivation aims to break his rebellious spirit and silence him. In order to obtain the removal of his isolation conditions, our comrade started an unlimited hunger strike on October 20. On December 1 – on the 42nd day of his hunger strike – a review of the conditions of detention decided to continue the torture process. If the Italian fascist state persists in its practice of isolation, Alfredo may not see the end of this year. But his death will not be a suicide: it will be a murder under torture by a vindictive political judiciary.

Let’s stop this assassination

The most passionate form of revolutionary solidarity is to continue the struggles for which our compas are behind bars. It was in this spirit that on Sunday December 11, during a night-time sabotage action, we went to a pylon of the Fessenheim-Paris EHV (Extra High Voltage) line and unscrewed the bolts. The pylon is still standing, but its structure is clearly compromised. Let our revolutionary anger act in alliance with nature, and let a winter storm do the rest!

Alfredo has always been able to link the question of social revolution with that of ecology and, through his words and deeds, to connect the ecocidal plundering of our planet with the struggle against the dominant powers, exploitation and oppression. In his statement on the shooting of Italian nuclear industry leader Roberto Adinolfi (Ansaldo Nucleare) in the knee and later in various statements during the process of the Scripta Manent case, he described the need to anchor a revolutionary perspective in the anti-nuclear movement. In a valuable contribution to the debate, he also spoke in 2018 about the struggle against the CIGÉO project to bury nuclear waste in the French village of Bure in the Meuse. Referring to the idea of diversity of tactics practiced there, he suggests an intensification of the forms of struggle chosen. This is one of the contributions that were later used to justify the tightening of his detention conditions.

As such, we wish to take up this idea and pursue it by following the thread of informal organization and permanent attack on all the dominant infrastructures which, in our opinion, have already put us in a cage for perpetuity. And this without dissociating ourselves from strategies that harm the physical integrity of the targeted people, as Roberto Adinolfi might have done; not with a strategy document made up of empty words and pompous revolutionary phrases, but through the practical application of direct action.

The power line we attacked was not chosen at random. It is precisely the 400,000 volt line that will in future supply electricity to the useless and counterproductive CIGÉO industrial project. At the same time, close to the Cigéo site, the public network operator RTE is planning to build a transformer station on an area the size of 20 football pitches, which will be able to satisfy the nuclear monster’s thirst for energy. This summer’s Declaration of Public Utility creates all the legal conditions for the expropriation of the land necessary for this purpose.

The form of action we have chosen involves considerable risks. That is why we will soon publish a new communiqué with some technical information to make it as safe as possible to carry out.

A loving embrace across seas, borders and walls.

For all prisoners in struggle!

Solidarity means attack!


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