Alfredo Cospito: “Today I am Ready to Die”

from thefreeonline publicada 3 marzo, 2023 por boletintokata .. leer en Castellano AQUÍ.

My fight against the ’41 bis’ (prison isolation regime, ed). is an individual fight of an anarchist, I do not do or receive errands. I simply cannot live in an inhuman regime like 41 bis, where I cannot freely read what I want, books, newspapers, anarchist newspapers, art and science magazines, as well as literature and history. The only chance I have of getting out is to renounce my anarchy and sell out to someone to take my place.

A regimen where I can’t have any human contact, where I can’t even see or pick a handful of grass or hug a loved one. A regime where the photos of my parents are confiscated. Buried alive in a grave at a place of death. I will carry out my fight to the extreme consequences, not because of a “commission” but because this is not life.

If the objective of the Italian State is to make me “disassociate” from the actions of the anarchists abroad, let it know that as a good anarchist I do not accept errands. I believe that each one is responsible for their own actions, and as a member of the self-organizing current I am not “associated” with anyone and therefore I cannot “disassociate” myself from anyone. Affinity is something else. A coherent anarchist does not distance himself from other anarchists for opportunism or convenience.

I have always proudly vindicated my actions (even in court, which is why I am here) and I have never criticized those of other colleagues, much less when there is a situation like this in which I find myself.

The greatest insult for an anarchist is to be accused of giving or receiving orders. When I was in the High Security (AS) regime, I also had censorship and I have not issued any “pizzini” [translator’s note: slips of paper through which mafia bosses supposedly pass their orders] but rather articles to anarchist newspapers and magazines. And above all, I was free to receive books and magazines and write books, read what I wanted, I was even allowed to evolve, to live.

Today I am willing to die to make the world understand what the ’41 bis’ prison regime really is; 750 people suffer without protest, continually turned into monsters by the mass media.

Now it’s my turn, you have turned me into a monster like the bloodthirsty terrorist, then you have sanctified me like the anarchist martyr who sacrifices himself for others, to later turn me into a monster again, like a terrible specter. When it’s all over, no doubt I will be elevated to the altars of martyrdom. No, thanks, I’m not for the job, I don’t lend myself to your dirty political games.

In reality, the real problem of the Italian State is that all the human rights that are violated in this 41 bis regime are destroyed in the name of a “security” for which everything is sacrificed. Good! You’ll have to think better of it before putting an anarchist in here. I don’t know what real motivations or political maneuvers will be behind it. And why has someone used me as a “poison apple” in this regimen. It was quite difficult not to anticipate what my reactions would be to this “non-life”.

A State, the Italian, a worthy representative of the hypocrisy of a West that continually gives lessons in “morality” to the rest of the world. The 41 bis has given lessons that have been well picked up by “democratic” states such as the Turkish (the Kurdish comrades know something about this) and the Polish.

I am convinced that my death will put an obstacle to this regime and that the 750 who have suffered from it for decades will be able to live a life worth living, whatever they have done. I love life, I am a happy man, I would not change my life for that of any other. And it is because I love it that I cannot accept this hopeless non-life.

Thank you companions for your love. Always for Anarchy. never bowed down.

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