Monday, 17 October 2016

The State, Savagery Heaped On barbarity.

        Prison is an anathema within any society that claims to be a democracy, but isolation within that prison system takes the barbarity to a deeper level. Prison is one of the state’s repressive tools, used to try to break down any resistance to its authority over the people. To lock any animal in isolation is sadistic savagery, however, when a human locks another human in isolation, they have left the realms of humanity, they are the moronic stooges of an inhuman system. In these situations we are reminded of the words of Robert Burns, "Man's inhumanity to man--". As long as prisons stand, freedom is in chains. 
Prison letter from anarchist Anna Beniamino – Italy
      Today – Monday 10th October – I decided to start a hunger strike against the isolation that I am being subjected to along with other comrades who are part of this investigation, from the moment of our arrest on 6th September. This isolation has remain unchanged, despite comrades having been transferred to different AS2 sections and the custodial interrogations that have taken place. In solidarity with Alfredo Cospito who is on hunger strike since 3rd October and is being held in isolation in the AS2 section of Ferrara prison.
       I knowingly use the hunger strike as an instrument that expresses a minimal sign of reaction to barbarities that are rooted in captivity and authority.
       As always, I keep anarchism in my heart and mind, hold love and respect for all the untamable comrades outside and inside prison, have rage in my teeth and a smile on my lips.

Man was made to mourn: A Dirge
  Many and sharp the num'rous ills
Inwoven with our frame!
More pointed still we make ourselves
Regret, remorse, and shame!
And man, whose heav'n-erected face
The smiles of love adorn, –
Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn!
Robert Burns.

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