ILPS SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO ASP AND CARC LEADERS
BRUTALLY ATTACKED BY ITALIAN POLICE
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
2 February 2009
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemns in the
strongest terms the attacks on January 27 carried out by the Italian
political police in Massa against Marco Lenzoni, member of the National
Committee of ASP, and Raffaelo Petri, Secretary of the CARC Party in
a Tuscan department, and extends its militant solidarity to the two
comrades who were merely exercising their right to tell the truth about
the genocidal war being carried out by the Zionists in Gaza and the
repression by the Turkish regime against the Kurdish people.
Under Berlusconi, the Italian bourgeois state has turned more and more
to employing fascist methods to attack progressive Left personalities
and organizations. It is employing all means, from filing of fraudulent
legal cases to using brute force to intimidate and suppress its political
We fully support the ASP and CARC in their denunciation of the
hypocrisy of the Italian bourgeois parties and institutions that
commemorate Nazi and Fascist extermination camps while keeping
silent on the atrocities being committed by the Zionists against the
Palestinian people and by the repressive Turkish regime against the
The examples shown by the two comrades will surely inspire the
exploited and oppressed people to courageously stand up for the
truth and fight for their rights and interests.
We call on all democratic forces and freedom-loving people of the
world to condemn this latest fascist attack on the rights of the
Italian people under the reactionary Berlusconi regime and express
solidarity to the two comrades and all progressive forces in Italy
fighting for the interests of the exploited and the oppressed people.
Militant solidarity to Marco Lenzoni and Raffaelo Petri!
Down with the right-wing Berlusconi regime!
Long live international solidarity!