Seit Jahren regt sich Widerstand gegen den geplanten Bau einer Hochgeschwindigkeitsstrecke der Bahn zwischen Turin und Lyon. Dabei geht es nicht nur um die Zerstörung der Natur in der betroffenen Region:

The Val di Susa (Susa Valley) has been one of the most important political campaigns of the last few years, organising resistance and fighting to protect the local territory and the locals’ health, that governments and companies would like to sacrifice once more in the name of profit.
The TAV project (where TAV stands for High Speed Train) is basically a transfer of public money to a group of private companies united under the name Impregilo – multimillionaire companies such as FIAT, Benetton and others. After construction, these companies would be allowed to set up and run their own private rail service in competition with the State Railways (just in case they didn’t make enough money already). Despite not being finished yet, the business enterprise has already earned its contractors (all of which are millionaire businessmen) a very high income.

In der Nacht vom 26. zum 27. Juni wurde ein Protestmarsch der Free Republic of the Maddalena in Piedmont von der Polizei angegriffen, ebenso das Camp. Neben dem Einsatz von Tränengas, Bulldozern und Gummigeschossen wurde auch eine ältere Frau von einem Fahrzeug der Riot Police getötet.

Begleitet werden diese Proteste von Anschlägen auf Fahrzeuge und Baustellen der an diesem Projekt beteiligten Firmen.
Erklärungen:
30/06/2011 –
“CAMPOGALLIANO (MODENA) – IN THE NIGHT BETWEEN 21 AND 22 JUNE WE SET FIRE TO AN EXCAVATOR AND TRUCK AT A TAV [high speed railway]CONSTRUCTION SITE IN SOLIDARITY VAL SUSA IN STRUGGLE.
AGAINST THE STATE.
AGAINST CAPITAL “

GIULIANOVA – PD headquarters attacked in solidarity with notav
“ON THE NIGHT OF 27 JUNE 28 WAS AND DAMAGED THE HEADQUARTERS OF GIULIANOVA PD IN SOLIDARITY WITH NO TAV.
ON THE PLATE, ON THE WALLS AND DOORS PAINT AND SLOGANS NO TAV.
GLASS DOOR SMASHED WITH STONES. “

Bei einer Demonstration am 3. Juli gab es mindestens 200 Verletzte, darunter zahlreiche Polizisten.