Anarchist Paper - 1987-1991

This paper was born from the need to accompany the review "Anarchismo" with an agile publication capable of developing 'circumscribed and condensed' analyses. Political and social analyses, leaflets, communiques and documents of the anarchist movement as well as of other groups and organisations, as well as many short and very short articles concerning attacks on the structures of power, news items testifying forms of spontaneous rebellion, that are manifesting themselves with different modalities and often turn out to be quite extraneous to the specific ambit of the anarchist or antagonist movement.
Starting from a series of analyses - concerning among other things, the modifications in the productive structures, the perfectioning of information technology, transformations in the world of work and school, the progressive cultural emptying - a perspective of struggle is outlined: not only the attack on the 'great temples of death', on the 'visible complexes that attract everybody's attention' but also and principally small and often simple objectives, peripheral structures spread over the whole territory that are beginning to take on increasing importance for capital: factories, commercial structures, seats of power, but also electricity pylons, communications cables, everything that combines in the development of capital and the continuation of exploitation. These analyses and proposals precede the publication of 'ProvocAzione' in part, but in this paper they are gone into further and turn out to be still, valid at the present time.

Issue three


Above all, attack. As a discriminant, as a slogan, as a concrete project. In deed. Also in small deeds. Not chatter. Even if there has the usual talk about maximum systems.
If we must meet each other, let us meet on this.
In actions against the great realisations, the great temples of death, the complexes that are visible from afar and attract everybody’s attention, even that of those who will invent anything to claim they don’t understand.
We agree with that, but not only.
Every day, along our road, we come up against objectives that are barely visible. Not the great cathedrals that show off their importance on gigantic medie screens, but minute terminals of a monstrous project of control and repression, of production and enrichment for the bosses of the world. These minute objectives often pass unobserved. Sometimes we use them ourselves, without noticing.
But it is from the small rivulet, innocuous and slender, that the great turgid, dirty river is built, from affluent to affluent. If we cannot build a dam on the river because our strength does not allow it, at least we can reduce the flow, interrupting some of these small contributions.
And we can do this. No repressive control, however capillary, will ever be able to safeguard each single element of the productive project as a whole. Pulverisation over the territory is one of the conditions of capitalist production.
So that can become one of the starting points of our strategy of attack. They are easy and do not preclude other more consistent interventions which, singularly taken, are more significant.
But, let’s not forget, the significance of small attacks is in their number and that is possible in that it is not a question of actions of great complexity, in fact it is often a question of decisively elementary actions.
We think it is time to move from the centre to the periphery.

Main articles

From the Centre to the Perifery
Cise Chained
a Different Demo
Against the Production of Death
Scalfaro and the 1986 Budget
In Defence of what Life?
Media and Police Violence
Two Talks at Radio Onda Rossa
Students in Spain
Computer Robin Hood
Andrea Ferrari - FAI
AMB - Editor of anarchismo and ProvocAzione
Protest of Algerian Students
A Way of Rebelling Against the Postal Service
BUT WHAT IS THE IMAGINARY (AMB)* (Propulsive Utopia)
Orazio Valastro Sentenced to Eight Months
2 Comrades Incriminated
Neither Triumphalism or Inferiority Complex
Against Nuclear Power: Let us Fan the Flames of Revolt
Attack on Porno Cinemas, Palermo
Luddism in Palermo
Example of Solidarity
The Vatican and the Vandee
Direct Action Against the Referendum
A miraculous escape
Against Selection
Another Against Militarism
Enel Pylon Comes Down
Revolt in Greek Prisons


Students in spain: Over past months various initiatives. clashes with police. February - demo Madrid - thousands participate. Ministry of education attacked with stones and molotovs. Radio: “Toilet chain” put wires across roads to have maderos (police on motorbikes) break their necks - use brushes dripped in petrol to set fire to their uniforms, catapults to launch bulloni. Naturally the radio was immediately closed down.

Informatic Robin Hood - Bank clerk in Swansea took money from accounts of the rich to put it in those of the poor. £500.000 in accounts of clients with problems, falsified signatures, etc. never kept a penny. 18 months’ prison.

Algeria: students protest - monolithic cultural situation, lack of food, no housing, rigid social selection. student protests against increased selectiona and closed number of students. Many cities. Unemployed block roads. Clashes with police.

Attack on porn cinema - Palermo -Embassy, Orfeo, Etoile, “emptied after stinking potatoes left in cinemas” (recipe included).

Luddism in Palermo - Doors pushed in, shelves upturned, documents destroyed, walls daubed - 30 metal workers of Keller spa. Palermo.

Solidarity - beginning of March, young punk, green hair, costs Rover £1,000,000 because all workers in the plant in Birmingham come out on strike.

Referendum: A’s of Avaria - demo at energy conference – Chamber of Work - entered meeting with worms, putting end to mise en scene of greens who want to recuperate antinuclear struggle with referendum.

Revolt in Greek prisons - beginning February -revolt in special prison in corfu - first all on hunger strike to have prison closed down - prison “occupied”, guards disarmed, offices burned, archives, etc.

Enel pylon down - 8 March, Lamezia Terme - high tension pylon felled “Revolutionary antinukes” - communique

Mid February, train of American military supplies damaged near Brema, Germany. Persons unknown.

New York - miraculous escape. Robert Irwin Blakman 43, life sentence in ‘79, paraplegic in wheelchair in fort Myers prison hospital, got up and walked, disarmed guard and escaped.

Against selection - End January - school registers stolen “Brunelleschi” geometry institute.