Over a year after the publication of the third part of the interview with the imprisoned comrade Alfredo Cospito in the anarchist paper «Vetriolo», «Quale internazionale?» («Which International?») is finally available. This pocket book, edited by Alfredo himself and other fellow editors of the newspaper, is the expression of a passionate path of study and analysis and at the same time a cognitive and historical contribution to anarchism. We hope that this volume can imply a lively involvement with anarchist ideas, calling the attention of those who care about the destruction of this world based on authority.
«Today just publishing a discussion of the practice of anarchist internationalist militant-action, just putting together a chronology of the actions of the Informal Anarchist Federation and some of their claims and documents, carries the real risk of going to jail for years. This pocket book has a great merit: to enter into the specifics of the Informal Anarchist Federation, without dissociative or demonizing preamble. How is it possible that a phenomenon that has involved (however you think of it) a substantial slice of direct-action anarchism, has never been analyzed seriously, thoroughly, nor from the historical point of view? Maybe it’s time to address this piece of history of anarchy in a balanced way, without resentment. To do otherwise would be crazy because it is certainly not mystifying or erasing pieces of history that do not correspond to our beautiful theories on paper that we will be able to assert our anarchy in the world» – Alfredo Cospito.
«Only by immersing ourselves without hesitation in the terrain of confrontation, only by insurging without delay and hesitation against the state, capital and all authority, will we be able to verify and sharpen our convictions, hypotheses and analyses. Words have meaning and significance only when linked to the conflict, to the action, only when they are inherent and insert themselves in the terrain of the confrontation. The paper battles, even when they are presented as «debates», have little meaning if they are not intrinsic to the anarchist revolutionary action in its entirety. Which international? It is a question that inexorably puts under the light of our reflection an ancient inquiry and the possibilities that have always animated anarchism, an anarchism that with its rumbling determination has been able to attack, destroy and make power bleed» – Anarchists editors of «Vetriolo».
Inside the book:
— Preface by Alfredo Cospito
— Introduction of the anarchists editors of «Vetriolo»
— Which international? Interview and dialogue with Alfredo Cospito from the prison of Ferrara
— From the belly of Leviathan. Statement at the beginning of the trial for the action against Adinolfi in Genova
— Who we are. Open letter to the anarchist and anti-authoritarian movement
— Four years… December 2006. Document–meeting of the Informal Anarchist Federation four years after its foundation
— Chronology of actions. 1999–2020
— Editorial note
Alfredo Cospito and many others
Editions Monte Bove.
Series: Tascabili clandestini – 2.
First edition, March 2021.
For requests for copies get in touch with «Vetriolo»: vetriolo[at]autistici.org
Or contact Edizioni Monte Bove: edizionimontebove[at]riseup.net
One copy: 5,00 euro. For distribution, requests for at least five copies: 3.00 euro per copy. Excluding shipping costs.