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Old August 5th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #1
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anarchist carrot bombing over parliament


Hello,
Some time ago I had this strange discussion about Italian anarchism with a Historian acquaintance. Now he told me very interesting stories but some of them are so facetious I have been having severe doubts about their accuracy, especially as I have found no confirmation of the latter in the Internet.

(1) In the 1920th an anarchist group bombed the Italian parliament with carrots.
(2) the anarchists then conquered Trieste. Their first measure was to decree the state of Carnival. Thus all inhabitants including the military dropped their guns to sing and dance and drink. As an effect the city was left with no defense so that the Italian army faced no armed opposition when it attacked the rebells and reconquered the city.

Now, have I been led into strawberry fields or has this story been considered irrelevant by historians? Have any of you read anything comparable? Has anyone got more details?

I would be pretty disappointed if the carrot bombing had never occured.

Thanks for your answers!
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Old August 5th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #2

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Wow, I have never heard of the carrot bombing incident. I mean, it sounds like something we would do, but no, I have never heard of it. Anarchists have used "tactical frivolity" before, with things like the "Carnivals against Capital," and the Situationist International movement of '68. However, this particular incident of Trieste is, again, unfamiliar to me.

Go here: http://libcom.org/ . It is a UK-based resource of libertarian communists and anarchists. They might know if you ask them in their fairly active forums.
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the Situationist International movement of '68.
A fellow Debord fan?

THis carrot thing sounds very surrealist to me. Perhaps that would be a good starting point.
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A fellow Debord fan?

THis carrot thing sounds very surrealist to me. Perhaps that would be a good starting point.
He has his moments .
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He has his moments .

Or had, unless you are counting when he put the gun to his head and blew his brains out a few years back.
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