This multilingual article documents the tagging-process (photos) and the groups’ statement.
Davide Cesare – aka „Dax“ (26) - stabbed to death by a fascist in Milano, Italy, on March 16th, 2003
Thomas Schulz – aka „Schmuddel“ (31) - murdered by a Nazi-Skin in Dortmund, Germany, on March 28th, 2005
Timur Kacharava (20), killed by a group of Russian Nazis in St. Petersburg on November 13th, 2005
Renato Biagetti – aka „Renoize“(26) - stabbed to death by fascists in Roma, Italy, on August 28th, 2006
Carlo Palomino – aka „Pollo“(16) - stabbed to death by a Spanish “falange” on November 11th, 2007
Jan Kucera (18), stabbed to death in the Czech town of Príbram by a Nazi-Skin on January 18th, 2008
Fjedor “Fidei” Filatov (27), stabbed by four Russian Nazis in Moscow on October 10th, 2008
We chose those seven because we believe them to be representative of many youths standing up to and speaking out against the once again growing threat of fascism and racism in Europe. Because of their resistance they became victims. Judging by the information we could attain about them, they believed their struggle not to be limited to combating fascism, but capitalistic "normalcy" as a whole – and therefore were regarded as trouble makers by the political authorities and the press of their home countries. This fact becomes all too clear if one takes a look at the total lack of public and political interest in the murders of those young people.
The city of Dortmund, for example, still impedes the installment of a commemorative plaque for antifascist punk Thomas Schulz at the place of his murder. The Nazis of this town, on the other hand, face no trouble when publicly defiling the victim’s memory (for a German article on this, see: http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/azzoncao/schmuddel.html).
We believe each one of the above to be “uno di noi” – one of us. One of us, who fought against artificial constructs such as “nation”, “race” and “borders”. One of us, who could imagine a better life outside of capitalistic exploitation and alienation.
They were one of us and will not be forgotten!
To keep the memory of those youths alive, we made this graffiti. And as it says: In our dreams and struggles for change in society, Dax, Schmuddel, Renato, Pollo, Jan, Fjedor and Timur, will always live on.
Dax, Schmuddel, Renato, Pollo, Jan, Fjedor and Timur - Presente!
Think global – act local!
United we stand – divided we fall!
Azzoncao, ein Polit-Cafè
AJB - Antifaschistische Jugend Bochum"