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San Giorgio a Cremano (Napoli) 10/12/10: Blocco Studentesco took part in the general march of 400 students from the high schools ITI E.Medi and ITC R.Scotellaro. The march passed through the Vesuvian town with intent to remind the public that the students voice a staunch NO with regards to the three billion in cuts proposed for the public school within the Gelmini Reform.
“Once again Blocco Studentesco preside with the students here as well as in the whole Patheneopeus province” – Antonio Molli, Blocco Studentesco regional coordinator, said – “our mobilization has been spreading quickly throughout the whole territory, as well as the north western area and Ottaviano. Our guys have also taken action in the Vesuvian area where they took part in manifestations, occupying various public school offices. These marches are in order to bring awareness to people the need of defending public school, an issue that should be common to all students. Our mobilization hasn’t ended here, it will continue with numerous initiatives. The challenge to take back our future has only just begun!”
The following interview was conducted by Weblog Oskorei.
When and how was Casapound born?
Officially, Casapound was born on December 26th, 2003 with the occupation of a building Via Napoleone III in Rome. This occupation was performed by a group of visionary heretics linked together by the same vision of the world. In 2008, on the day of the solstice, Casapound Italia was born. It’s a web, throughout Italy, of bookstores, gyms, pubs, men and women not easily understood in a world of blinkered thinking.
What inspired the creation of Casapound?
For the challenges that come from struggle, the weight of experiences, the fascination of adventure, the priority given to social justice. All of this inspired the birth and rise of our community.
April 25, 2010
On the 35th anniversary of Sergio Ramelli’s death a dozen people belonging to Blocco Studentesco Verona painted a mural in his memory on the street named after him. “We decided to conduct this action” – said Alessandro Gandini, head of Blocco Studentesco Verona – “in order to show that the memory of Sergio is still alive while ensuring that the students of Verona are aware of the vile anti-fascist aggression which caused his death and to ensure a similar event will never happen again.” While creating the mural the members of Blocco Studentesco were interrupted by the arrival of police. “Despite the fact the police were given notice of the commemorative action which was to take place 4 days before the anniversary of Sergio’s murder,” – indicated Marcello Ruffo, Caspound coordinator for the region of Veneto – “we were all taken to the police station for questioning, and had all materials seized in order to prevent completion of the mural.”
“They probably were informed of vandalism”, continued Gandini, “however, we could not have imagined that the authorities would have responded in a such heavy handed fashion against what was meant to be an act of remembrance, and we remain convinced that such sanction against the creation of this beautiful mural is nothing compared to Sergio’s sacrifice, ensuring there will be no more politically-motivated homicide”.
Blocco Studentesco militants have invited everybody to gather at Cutty Sark, 30 Via Poloni on Thursday 29th at 20.00 to then head to Via Ramelli in order to commemorate, like every year, Sergio’s death.
Rome – April 14 – A dozen boys from Blocco Studentesco were injured after being attacked by about hundred people from other youth centers at the Literature Faculty of Roma Tre university . They were assaulted while distributing leaflets for the forthcoming election regarding the national council of university students on Via del Valco di San Paolo . Nine Blocco militants have ended up in hospital, six were seriously injured. Among them, the National President of Blocco Studentesco and candidate for the election, Fransceco Polacchi. He is currently under observation in hospital with a fractured forearm and two head injuries.
“We speak here of a real attack – says Polacchi -. There was about fifteen of us, and we conducted our campaign as is done usually before elections, when we saw a hundred people coming out of nowhere armed with helmets, sticks, stones and chains. Some residents living on the street have attended the scene and left their testimony to the police.
“The attack took place a hundred meters from the social center “Acrobax”. “It is clear that this was premeditated”, added Davide Di Stefano, Blocco Studentesco’s National Coordinator. “It was a violent action and planned to intimidate us and prevent us from doing politics at university. It is clear that something as serious as this would not take place without the attackers being guaranteed impunity, which is why it deserves an appropriate response. This response will be presented to the President of University Roma Tre, Guido Fabiani, who is required to ensure the smooth running of the elections. We will also talk to the Minister of the Interior, the Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno and the Governor of Lazio, Renata Polverini. All are required to ensure the safety of citizens. “