Turin, Italy - Raid on Italian electricity company ENEL and anti-nuclear demo surrounded by police
February 11, 2011 - A small group of enemies of nuclear power raided the headquarters of Enel in Corso Regina Margherita, Torino this morning. Banner, megaphone and leaflets to highlight the complicity of the company with the return of nuclear energy in Italy (if anything of it had gone) and in solidarity with Guido and Arturo, in prison for trying to block a radioactive train. Having moved around far and wide inside the premises, and also interrupted a big meeting that was being held inside, the protesters calmly left.
from Indymedia piemonte
This afternoon at Porta Susa [Turin]an anti-nuclear demo was held in solidarity with the arrested comrades.
Table and leafletting from 12 to 13.30, when the participants [about eighty, not only from Piedmont] * try * to move, going on to a tram. Immediately the Digos [political police] tell the driver to halt the tram. Then come the riot police [about one hundred and twenty!] to surround the comrades who in the meantime get off the tram. A quick move in the direction of the metro causes a reaction of the cops who surround the group. The police get orders to hold their position and impose a militarised march [sandwich effect], escorted by about twenty trucks, traffic wardens and the essential [?!?] little GTT [Turin transport?] man. To cries of "Guido and Arturo free" and "Don't let them poison you, refuse nuclear power", one walked reinforced along Corso San Martino, Corso Prince Eugene, via Cigna, Lungo Dora Naples, Via Borgo Dora to the Balon square [street market]from which the troops stayed away.
Sat, 12/02/2011 -
Canavese and Val d'Aosta, Italy - AGAINST NUCLEAR DISASTER
AGAINST NUCLEAR DISASTER
On the night between Sunday, February 7 and Monday 8 in Val Susa train station Condove Chiusa San Michele, about forty people, alerted by reports from France, awaited the passage of a train loaded with nuclear waste coming from Saluda (Vercelli). Close to the arrival of the train (at 3.39), there was an attempt to block the railroad tracks despite the presence of a massive deployment of security forces so as to make any attempt at opposition impossible. All these uniforms give a good idea of how many interests were being defended there and how the nuclear issue is not resolved at all but continues to represent a dark threat to us all. This is clearly shown by the violence suffered by the charge of those carrying out the blockade, three of whom were then put under arrest, while others were forced to remain detained on the ground for hours. Despite the incident, the transport of nuclear waste was disrupted and slowed down also by the presence of some fires along the tracks, lit after the police charge. Italy abolished the use of nuclear power in 1987 but in the Italian territory there are still disused nuclear power stations and depots of radioactive waste. For years this has been traveling to France to be treated in a manner that, if it is really possible, renders it less harmful and returned to Italy for storage. The economic burden of these operations is still added on to electricity bills (30 years after !!!!!!!!!!!!). Right now, Italy would like to return to the use of nuclear energy driven by the interests of the usual industrial economic groups (ENEL, ENI, Sogin, ANSALDO, etc. ..) along with the banks, without having yet solved waste disposal and security of nuclear sites.
What we want to emphasize is not so much the, normal, abuses of the forces of the law, but the resolute determination with which people acted and the rebel awareness of what has been done on the basis of a broader process of struggle and rejection of ALL harmfulness. For us, it is not enough just to say NO TAV yet allow tons of nuclear waste to pass by our homes: it is technological rubbish, new and old, all part of a mechanism of profit that pays no attention to the consequences, but only to the interests of power.
With Guido and Arturo, rebel lovers of freedom!
Documentation space Lo Sconfino,
Anarchists of Canavese and Val d'Aosta
Turin, Italy - Nuclear waste train blockade - arrest of Guido and Arturo confirmedinforma-azione
10/02/20110 - The GIP (Giudice d'Indagine Preliminare - pretrial hearing judge)validates the arrest of Arturo and Guido.
We are waiting for more details confirming that the investigating judge has validated the arrests and Arturo Guido, not allowing alternative measures (such as signing in or house arrest). The hearing for the review is not expected before next week.
Updates to follow.
REMEMBER THE INITIATIVE IN TURIN Saturday, February 12 - AGAINST NUCLEAR AND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE TWO ARRESTED COMRADES.
Turin, Saturday, February 12, 2011 - just outside the station of Porta Susa
12-13.30 hours - AGAINST NUCLEAR PROTEST in solidarity with Arturo and Guido
Turin, Italy - News about Guido and Arturo
8 February 2011 - Guido and Arturo, detained and arrested during the concentration at Condove against the train carrying nuclear waste, are still being held in Turin prison. The hearing is scheduled for tomorrow with the magistrate for the validation of the arrests.
The outcome should be known between tomorrow afternoon and Thursday morning.
C.C. Lo Russo e Cotugno
via Pianezza 300 - 10151 Turin, Italy
C.C. Lo Russo e Cotugno
via Pianezza 300 - 10151 Turin, Italy
LOVE AND SOLIDARITY TO GUIDO AND ARTURO!
Italy - Report on the Castor train blockade in Valsusainforma-azione
08/02/2011 - we have received and impart:
Report on the Castor train block in Valsusa
For a week there was a rumour that a Castor train would be passing through Piedmont, between 6 and 8 February, in the direction of France. On Sunday came more precise information that the train would be passing in the night.
We tried to spread the news as quickly and widely as possible and called a blockade at midnight at Chiusa Condove (Valsusa)station.
About forty people were present at the blockade, mostly anarchists and some village people. Within a short time the gathering was surrounded by a large number of policemen, about 200.
At half past three, as the train was due to arrive, the DIGOS [political police] tried to move us away from the railway line.
Despite the numerical inferiority, we tried to block the tracks with tyres and the police immediately charged the group on different sides. We felt it was necessary to risk and try to oppose ourselves, well aware of what we were up against, driven by the ethical tension that we were in the right.
Some comrades were injured and three people were detained. In the morning two of the detentions changed into arrests.
For more than two hours, the police subjected the area to a full military control, taking into custody 29 demonstrators who were identified, searched and filed, and closing road access to the area.
At half past four the first train, consisting of electric engines and empty carriages and between them the waste container, passed at high speed. Around five o'clock a second convoy arrived and stopped at the station until six. The second convoy was made up of a diesel engine and passenger wagons carrying firefighters, technicians and riot police agents. At the rear, an open wagon was carrying something that looked like an antenna.
During the stop the technicians came down excitedly from the train and carefully examined the tracks.
At six o'clock the second train turned back. According to information we received, the first also did the same. In fact, in the transition between the first and second train, apparently, there were at least two blocks with burning material on the tracks.
The trains left again in the morning and, according to the website "sortir du nucleaire", arrived at the border with a 4-hour delay. Rail traffic has been affected this morning.
This transport of highly radioactive material, which the population is kept in the dark about, will go on for about a year between the depot of Saluggia (Vercelli) and Brittany.
We express our solidarity with the arrested comrades, Guido and Arturo, who have always been committed to the struggle against harmful substances and against this miserable existent.
We believe that this long night of struggle has served to highlight the constant presence of nuclear power in our lives and in our territories and to show that you can act even if you are few.
We hope that this is an occasion for many to become aware of the seriousness of the situation and of the urgent need to oppose it, confident, therefore, that we will be many more next time.