Switzerland: Letter from Silvia, Costa, Billy, and Marco on hunger strike May 1 to 28

from culmine, translated by War on Society:

From May 1 to 28 we undertake a new hunger strike on relays of seven days each, as a new joint initiative to provide continuity for the links and relationships already intertwined with other strikes and many initiatives of solidarity and struggles outside of prison, and also in response to attempts by the Swiss Federal Prosecutor and by international repression to denigrate, isolate and stamp out the struggle.

Attempts that will always be in vain in the face of our determination not to break the thread that binds ourselves to you comrades outside but instead continue to weave together, as part of the revolutionary movement, the movement of Earth and Animal Liberation.

A year ago, the beginning of the enormous catastrophe BP-Deep Water-Horizon confirms the principle of technoindustrial society that its technological remedy to the technological disaster will always be worse than the disease that it claims to cure, adding instead to one destruction another greater destruction. In this case the chemical agent of secret nanotech composition with unknown consequences experimentally sprayed in huge quantities in the marine environment.

A secret composition like that of the chemical released at high pressure along with sand and water deep underground for the, thanks to new technologies, gas drilling or oil shale extraction, which is to say, not more of the natural gas in large bubble on the way to depletion, but more of the gas content in a myriad of bubbles contained in the clay-like shale layers. With easily-imagined disastrous consequences such as earthquakes and further chemical pollution in surface water and groundwater. Emblematic is the proliferation of corporate advertising in the media for gas as a green energy that with Fukushima have replaced those for nuclear energy as clean energy…

And images of northern Japan have entered our homes and our cells with all of the impressive force of an unimaginable event.

The indomitability of the natural element lays bare in its entirety the anthropocentric presumption of technological-scientific progress and, along with the lives of thousands of people, swept away in one afternoon all of the certainties of urban society.

Everywhere around us, science, business and governments have shaped the existent, placing us all in suspension on an artificial self-regulating scaffold that is anything but solid: namely, industrial-technological society.

Over thousands of years of civilization, it is now condensing into its most total and global expression which is multinational capitalism, to whose harmful effects and illusions we are all forced to entrust our lives. With the stupid arrogance that throughout history has marked every dominant power, it cannot afford any questioning of itself and the present into which we are forced. Open to alterations, albeit always false solutions, only if they can reinforce its legitimacy, but that can not continue to reproduce in a continuous spiral whose circles are increasingly asphyxiating shrinking around us. Where the internal bio- and nano-technologies of this spiral that is detrimental to the system itself, are not simple and additional technological developments among many, but are the key technologies with which the whole edifice on which we are deported far away from our natural world is restoring and, inside of the techno-industrial spiral, representing the ring of the chain that goes to close the steel circle of dominion over our life and everything that exists.

Where the profitability-concern of the owners and of the multinational corporations is not so much that the masses must become dominated by material progress, but about the “limits” of this world. Then comes the need to obtain new materials, new materials and substances with new properties, new forms of energy production, new and ‘improved’ plant and animal species, new food applications, industrial and medical applications obtained by the manipulation of life and of matter. Innovations that, as with all the key innovations of civilization, are born out of military needs for imperialist war to the outside and inside the trinity of conquest, control and exploitation.

War, now more than ever, transcends the military field and has expanded its front, in fact, to every expression of the living and the material from the macro to the nano and even beyond the planet itself.

Thus every productive sector is invested in these technologies, but no longer content with the narrowness of the research labs is transforming–even after it transformed along with space into one deadly and sickening landfill–the entire planet into a laboratory, a new living world–or rather a dying, engineered one.

Not–as the great “greenwashing” campaigns of media terrorism and state want us to believe–to solve social and environmental disasters arising from the system, but always and ever to reproduce this system of domination and exploitation with the end of completing once and for all the techno-industrial complex enclosure.

Through this initiative we want to convey a specific revolutionary anarchist environmentalist sentiment, which leads us to confront with interventionary priority biotechnology, nanotechnology and nuclear research as harmful pillars on which the system goes on recomposing itself. That is why we take this opportunity also and above all to call for a renewed fight against genetic engineering and in particular to its continued diffusion, as articulated by the EFSA in Parma as a required step, to the GMOs in Europe, supported by multinational chemical and agro-food, which points to the liberalization of GM crops. This too is part–a critical part–of the attempt to extend total and absolute control and domination in all biological processes (such as the social and economic through nanotechnology/information technology), reducing the living being to a mere aggregate of genes to shape to the convenience of production.

Struggle that does not pass by delegating to always-complicit experts or politicians, but by organizing initiatives and acting widely to stop this necrology.

With this strike, we reiterate our desire to remain active players in a larger long-term path of struggle, tearing down walls, barriers and borders and renewing the power of active complicity with all those who fight against oppression by man of man, of woman, of other animals and of the whole earth!

Unconditional complicity and solidarity with the rebels who on February 7th opposed the death transport in Val Susa!

Unconditional complicity and solidarity with/to the five comrades seized April 6th, 2011 and to all hit by this latest repression based on the fascist articles of association of Italy!

Solidarity with/to the social guerrilla comrades held hostage in Greece, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, and everywhere in the world!

Solidarity with/to the comrades of the “bombas case” frame-up and four Mapuche political prisoners, all on hunger strike and all hostages of the fascist state in Chile!

And to all the revolutionary prisoners held hostage of the social war here in Europe as in America and elsewhere in the world!

And last but not least, a warm revolutionary greeting to the comrades meeting this May 1st here in Zurich and elsewhere in Switzerland, where the convergence of them in particular is known very much, where we, as prisoners and revolutionaries, are known very much also in the strong international participation and mobilization against repression and for the release of our revolutionary prisoners!

With solidarity in motion, repression will not stop our struggle! The passion for freedom is stronger than any authority!

On the first of May, from Swiss prison

Silvia, Costa, Marco, Billy

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