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The Summit Protests: a dissenting view - Political Matti

An article challening the tactics of set piece protests against summit meetings of heads of state.

From Black Flag #205 (2005). Writen by Political Matti and originally published in Working Class Resistance #10, magazine of Organise! Ireland.

G8 Gleneagles: 7 Days At The World’s Most Secure Golf Course

A helicopter monitoring protesters as they approach the security perimeter.

Black Flag article on protests against the G8 summit at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2005.

On fire: the battle of Genoa and the anti-capitalist movement

Police van on fire, Genoa

Anarchist collection of writings on the 2001 anti-G8 riots in Genoa. We don't think it's particularly good but reproduce it for reference, and would recommend reading it alongside Aufheben's critique of the anti-capitalist movement.

The G8 summit in Japan

Originally published in May 2008.

Genoa 2001: two of the activists sentenced last week are untraceable

Francesco Puglisi and Vincenzo Vecchi, the two of the’Genoa 10′ to receive the most severe sentences for crimes of “devastation and looting” – 15 and 13 years – are untraceable since Sunday, the same day Genoa’s Supreme Tribunal ordered them to be incarcerated.

Genova, 2001: 11 years later, a bitter sentence

Genova2001_diaz

On the 5th of July the Italian Supreme Court convicted thirteen police heads involved in the brutal raid at the Diaz-Pertini and Diaz-Pascoli schools of the 21st of July 2001. Most of them, who were previously cleared, received convictions of up to five years, even though others have been now cleared because of the 10-years-time limit that Italian law sets on trials. After eleven years, this is the very first time in which high ranking policemen have been convicted for their brutality during the anti-G8 protests in Genova. However, none of them will ever go to jail; instead, they will only be suspended from duty (Italy’s Statute of limitations) for the next five years.

Verdicts in for the Genoa 10: guilty

The Italian High Court confirmed on Friday 13th July the sentences for the 10 activists on trial for crimes of “devastation and looting” during the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001. While some of the sentences have been slightly reduced, all 10 activists have been declared guilty of devastation and looting crimes against private property (for a little historical insight on this charge have a look at my previous article).

Final sentences for police forces involved in Diaz school butchery at 2001 G8 summit in Genoa

Impunity for police and security forces involved in the raid at the Diaz school during the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa

Genoa 2001: 11 years minus a month

Translation of a painfully beautiful article written by fellow blogger psikosomatica. The original in Italian can be found on her blog. Thanks psikosomatica for writing this. Memory must be saved…