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(en) Italy, anarres info: 2 June of the Homeless (it) [machine translation]

Date Wed, 12 Jun 2019 06:13:24 +0300

On June 2 the Republic celebrates itself with parades and military ceremonies. The exaltation of the armed forces, the patriotic rhetoric, the celebration of the flag and the borders are the halls of a narrative that focuses on nationalism, the exclusionary identity, on which war is hinged to the poor and immigrants. ---- In Turin the military rite was celebrated in Piazza Castello. There were also antimilitarists. The riot police have blocked the entrance to Piazza Castello. The non-countries have closed a perimeter with wires and writings against the borders, blocking via XX Settembre for a short time. ---- The real, tangible borders, but often invisible to most, have become concrete for a while, so much so that the usual group of digos, who tried without success to seize the banner "Dead at sea." Salvini and Toninelli assassins ".
The garrison has expanded, putting pressure on chants and slogans. Testimonials about border violence have been disseminated.
The garrison turned into a procession and reached piazza Castello, where the military ceremony had just ended. Fumogeni and an antimilitarist draft concluded a day of information and struggle.

Below is the flyer of the Turin antimilitarist assembly:

"Against all the homelands for a world without borders

Italy is at war. Italian troops are in Afghanistan, Iraq, Val Susa, the Mediterranean and in the streets of our suburbs, where the enemies are the poor, immigrants, the homeless, those who oppose a ferocious social order.

Italy is at war. A few steps away from our homes, weapons used in wars everywhere are being produced and tested. The Italian troops use them in missions of "peace" abroad, the Italian industries sell them to countries at war. These weapons have killed millions of people, destroyed towns and villages, irretrievably poisoned entire territories.

Italy is at war. Throughout the country there are military airports, polygons, satellite control centers, drone launch stations. The general proofs of the conflicts of these years are made in the bases that occupy the territory everywhere.

Italy is at war. The closed borders of Europe kill men, women and children who flee wars, poverty, persecution and dictatorships.
People die in the sea, in the desert, in the railway tunnels, on the Alpine passes.

Italy is at war. Whoever promotes wars in the name of humanity pays the butchers of Tripoli and Ankara so that the refugees are rejected and deported.
Italian ports were closed to NGO ships that saved the shipwrecked, the Italian coast guard was forbidden to intervene in emergencies at sea. The Libyan coastguard, whose collusion with the traffickers is well known, sends back to the hell of the migrant prisons people traveling. In Libyan camps, rape, torture, hunger, blackmail and murder are daily horrors. The camps are in Libya, those responsible are in government in Italy and in Europe.
The Interior Minister is preparing a new "security" package. Those who give aid to the shipwrecked, risk very high fines and the withdrawal of the driving license. Seafarers will have to choose whether to become an accomplice to state killers or lose their boat and work.

Italy is at war. Every day hundreds of people travel to follow the threads of their lives. Many try to cross the border with France.
But not everyone arrives. Police and military are themselves a frontier for those who have no documents, nor will they ever have them. The security package erasing humanitarian protection has made thousands of people illegal .
The border is a thin line on the maps. Between woods and passes, between the waters of the Middle Sea, there are no borders: only men in arms that make them true.
The borders between the submerged and the saved are everywhere, far beyond state borders and customs.
L and borders are almost invisible to those lucky enough to possess a document, to be white, have citizenship.
For the cardless, every road is a frontier: every day they run the risk of running into a patrol, of being locked up in CPR or deported thousands of miles away.
A terrible game of the goose: if the dice tell you badly you come back from where you started years ago, burning your life for a journey that could last a few hours, costing much less.
The rhetoric on security feeds the identification of the enemy with the poor, aims to break solidarity among the oppressed, so that they do not become allies against those who oppress them.

Italy is at war. But everywhere, along the tight frontiers of Europe, there are those who have decided not to stand idly by and watch the people who die, get lost, sleep in the street, are driven out by gendarmes and carabinieri.

One day someone might ask us where we were while the children drowned. Where were we when the government closed the ports? Where were we when the Interior Minister canceled humanitarian permits for pregnant women, lonely boys, tortured people? Where were we when racist fury hit the streets?
We would like to be able to answer that we were along the borders that separate, select, kill. Getting in the middle is possible. It depends on each of us.
If not now, when? If not me, who for me?

Moral revolt is not enough to stop the war, if it does not know how to make itself concrete resistance.
A no is not enough to stop the war. It is necessary to jam the mechanisms, starting from our cities, from the territory in which we live, where there are barracks, military bases, airports, arms factories, armed men patrolling the streets.

Against all armies, against all wars! .
Borders kill. Abbattiamole! "

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