ITALY -FREEDOM FOR THE HARRAGA* ARRESTED ON SEPTEMBER 22! Revolt of Rome, 15th October 2011 –DEMO OUTSIDE THE CORSO BRUNELLESCHI DETENTION CENTRE IN TURIN

Posted on November 5, 2011

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To unload postcards, posters and leaflets go to http://www.autistici.org/macerie

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BURN THE BORDERS EVERY DAY

FREEDOM FOR THE HARRAGA* ARRESTED ON SEPTEMBER 22!

Revolt of Rome, 15th October 2011

 

*Harraga is an Arab expression which means ‘the one who burns’, in this case ‘the one who burns the borders’. It is also a pejorative word for ‘clandestine’ but it is now acquiring a positive sense as it is used to indicate migrants without documents (‘illegal’) determined to overcome any obstacle between them and freedom [TN].

 

Ten Harraga rebels have been locked up in the Vallette prison since September 22, accused of having stirred one of the biggest revolts (with escape) in the history of the Corso Brunelleschi detention centre. Judges validated their arrest and the court of re-examination confirmed it without flinching: a punishment for them, guilty of challenging the machine of deportation with fire and sword; a warning for all those without documents [‘illigal’ immigrants] still locked up in the detention centre so that no one else follow their example.

 

Groups of enemies of deportation and various inhabitants of Porta Palazzo [a Turin neighbourhood] have been organizing a series of initiatives for the arrested in the last weeks, starting from the basic ones: food and gigs in order to fund the support, legal aid, public gatherings, leaflets and posters. The demo outside the detention centre to be held next Sunday will be also in solidarity with that revolt and those who were arrested  – as well as with Osmane, who was arrested last week.

 

Finally a series of postcards to be sent to the ten migrants locked up in the Vallette prison, to remind them that those who rebel inside detention centres are not alone. A great number of postcards have been already sent from Porta Palazzo, do the same you too.

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BURN THE BORDERS EVERY DAY

FREEDOM FOR THE HARRAGA ARRESTED ON SEPTEMBER 22!

Tunisia, revolt of the bread, January 2011.

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BURN THE BORDERS EVERY DAY

FREEDOM FOR THE HARRAGA ARRESTED ON SEPTEMBER 22

Fire at the detention centre of Paris Vincennes, 22nd June 2008.

 

POSTER SAYS:

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BURN THE BORDERS EVERY DAY

FREEDOM FOR THE HARRAGA ARRESTED ON SEPTEMBER 22!

Bari, 1st August 2011, revolt of asylum seekers.

 

 

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If I rebel it’s because I want to be free…

If I rebel it’s because I want to do it with many others…

We’ll embrace again the comrades with whom we revolted…

Outside and inside all prisons

NEVER AGAIN AS SLAVES!

 

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SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARRESTED AFTER THE ESCAPE FROM THE DETENTION CENTRE ON SEPTEMBER 22, NOW LOCKED UP IN THE VALLETTE PRISON.

ON BOTH SHORES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA REVOLTS TURN THE AIR INTO FIRE

FREEDOM FOR ALL  NO BORDERS

 

Instructions. Print the front of the postcards (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) on rigid cardboard. Then turn it on the other side, put it back into the machine and print the frame with the address of the prison on the back. Cut them, put a stamp on them, add the name of one of the arrested, the greetings in the language you prefer and post them. So far only Mohamed Ali Ben Ahmed, Bilel Ayary, Jabr Rime and Otma Bki confirmed us that they agree their names be made public. For the others we’ll let you know soon.

macerie @ November 2, 2011.

 

SOLIDARITY  POSTER  SAYS:locandina presidio novembre 2011

Scarica, stampa e diffondi la locandina.

DEMO OUTSIDE THE CORSO BRUNELLESCHI DETENTION CENTRE IN TURIN

IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE MIGRANTS IN STRUGGLE

SINDAY NOVEMBER 6 AT 2PM

CORSO BRUNELLESCHI CORNER VIA MONGINEVRO

 

We thought people loved us.

October 11. ‘I learned with astonishment of the acts of vandalism carried out against some cars of the municipal police yesterday night.’ The words of the councillor for the municipal police of Giuliana Tedesco refer to an arson, which burntauto vigili out two cars of the municipal police parked on via Sansovino and damaged another five.

 

Autumn

 

 

 

 

October 7. Students’ protest in Turin, demo in the streets of the centre.

During this morning’s students march through the streets of the centre eggs were pelted at the building of the Ministry of education, university and research, and the walls were daubed. Moreover, it seems that a cash machine of UniCredit bank was smashed to pieces. You don’t need to study history to learn about the complicity of this bank with the recent war in Libya. Thousands of kids shouted against cuts and banks, and they also waved No TAV flags.

Paint and slogans.

October 3. In the night unknown people throw red paint on the shutter of the office of the Northern League on Via Cenischia in Turin. ‘Maroni murderer’ [Maroni is home secretary in the Italian government]. ‘No detention centres, ‘No Northern league’, ‘Cops bastards’ ‘ACAB’, ‘Bastards’: these the slogans spray painted all around the building. The localhttps://i2.wp.com/2.citynews-torinotoday.stgy.it/~media/base/65859007465941/scritte-su-sede-lega-5.jpg secretary of the party, Elena Maccanti, has declared: ‘This is the price that those like the Northern League have to pay for working in the neighbourhoods of the city every day, side by side with the people’. Perhaps she meant ‘beating the people’, like the truncheons of Northern League home secretary Maroni’s police.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best possible world

October 1. A mother, a father and a daughter live together in the same rented flat. Then the mother retires, the daughter has an accident following which she can no longer work and there’s no money to pay the rent. This is one of the many stories – three thousand a year, to be precise – of eviction for rent arrears. The family moves… to their car. The bedroom of the elderly mother is the back seat, while the severely disabled father, Vittorio, spends hours lying on the driver seat. ‘He has no strength to stand up or to sit down’, the daughter says to the journalists of La Stampa. Less than a month later, the father dies.

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