Benefit Liberta’ per Billy, Costa e Silvia

20150518_Benefit_Billy_Costa_SilviaMonday May 18th 2015, Benefit Liberta’ per Billy, Costa e Silvia. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

On Thursday the 15th of April 2010, Costantino Ragusa, Silvia Guerini and Billy (Luca Bernasconi) were arrested in Switzerland. Costa, Silvia and Billy are fellow anarchists who have been active in fighting for things like radical ecology and animal liberation, fighting against health hazards such as biotechnology, nanotechnology and nuclear technology and supporting and standing in solidarity with prisoners. It seems as though the authorities in Zurich are handling the accusations against and the detention of these three activists.
The Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office continues its harassment of Silvia, Costa and Billy. In addition to current censorship, which causes long delays in the mail delivery, another limit has been unlawfully added to the censorship of their mail, making it impossible for them to send or receive letters if not written to the specifications of the procurator. This is an evident attempt to isolate our friends by interrupting their means of communication with the outside so to heavily limit their participation in our struggles. The arrogance of the prosecutor and the absurdity of the new limitations on communications are due to the massive amount of support shown by fellow activists and expressed in letters, but this foul measure won’t stop us from expressing our solidarity.
It seems as though Silvia, Billy and Costa were stopped by a blockade near Zurich. While the car (rented in Italy) was being searched, the Swiss police declared to have found explosives, a detonator and a statement in reference to the IBM laboratories, which do research on nanotechnology (source: Communicating through their lawyers, each having their own lawyer because in Switzerland they can’t share the same one, they have reported that they are doing well; it also seems as thought they have been able to get vegan meals in prison, although we are only certain that this is the case for Billy and not the other two.
The following are updates from the anarchists of via del Cuore – Pisa

– Pisa, the 15th of April
Costantino, Silvia and Billy were arrested in Switzerland under the accusation of transporting and attempted use of explosive material. We want to confirm our unconditional solidarity with them. Because their ideals and their struggles are those of every revolutionary. Because they have always fought with passion, perseverance and will against the State and Capitalism, which have always produced war, death, environmental devastation, exploitation and made a profit for its dominion. The management and research of bio and nanotechnology are some of the tools in the hands of the Powerful used to maintain this state of things.

There are three types of people in this world; those who quietly observe what happens from afar, those who observe what happens from afar and have something to say about it and then there are those who make things happen. The latter, who have included the need to physically partake in these happenings in order to liberate themselves from the chains of this society are imperative to the struggle and we are on their side.

Solidarity is our weapon.
Solidarity to Costa, Silvia and Billy.
Solidarity to Marco Camenisch.
Solidarity to all revolutionary prisoners.

Costantino is currently being held in the prison in Berna: Amtshaus Bern, Luca (Billy) is currently being held in the prison in Thun, and Silvia is currently being held in the preson in Biel.

To contact them:
Silvia Guerini, 
Regionalgefängnis, Biel
, Spitalstrasse 20
2502 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Luca Bernasconi
, c/o
Regionalgefängnis, Bern
, Genfergasse 22
3001 Bern, Switzerland
Costantino Ragusa
, c/o
Regionalgefängnis, Thun, 
Allmendstr. 34
3600 Thun, Switzerland
Censorship will be carried out by the Federal Prosecutor.
Our e-mail address is: silviabillycostaliberi [at] riseup [dot] net

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, 7pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe[at] and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.