Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Here is an overview that we were sent reporting on some recent events in Guerrero, written by a Mexican anarchist living in the U$A
Guerrero, considered to be one of the most violent states in Mexico, seems to be in a never ending state of chaos. Murders in the beach resort town of Acapulco, the capital city Chilpancingo, multiple clandestine grave sites and of course, the Iguala massacre. Estado Fallido, failed state, is constantly used to describe Mexico, but especially Guerrero. No doubts there, police involvement in many heinous crimes, politicians and political parties working hand in hand with organized crime. A failed state, but what is a functioning state?
Open letter of Amélie Pelletier and Fallon Poisson about an event taking place at the ‘Museum of Tolerance’, State Institution (Mexico)
Thursday, February 19th, 2015
On February 14 there will be an event in the Museo de la Tolerancia [museum of tolerance] that aims to raise money for political prisoners and anarchists.
Being in prison we have little information about the event.
We don’t know who is organizing it, but we know our names appear on the list of prisoners for whom the event is done.
We wanted to clarify that it seems strange that people we do not know and with whom we do not share affinities are using our names without notifying us. That we’re in jail doesn’t mean we have no voice. These acts of solidarity where all prisoners are mixed make us think of the blind recuperation of imprisoned people. Whether they are “Political” or “Anarchists”. Since the beginning, we always remained firm in our positions and ruptures. It seems rather strange to see our names beside those of Brian Reyes, Jacqueline Santana and Jamspa at a public event of solidarity. Perhaps their intention is to build relationships between different bands of people. That we understand, but we also know that there are reasons for this lack of relationship. There are very different methods and intentions and probably irreconcilable schisms. (more…)
Friday, December 12th, 2014
*LA DESTRUCCION Y EL LENGUAJE
*¿MODA O REBELION ¿REBELION O MODA?
*COMO EN MISA
*SOBRE LOS OBJETIVOS Y METODOS DE LA CRITICA
*LA APOLOGIA LIBERTARIA HACIA EL LENGUAJE JURIDICO
*LA VIOLENCIA ES COMO LA LLUVIA
*DE LAS VISIONES PROGRESISTAS-INUSTRIALISTAS COMO UN OBSTACULO PARA LA LIBERACION TOTAL
*LA DESINTEGRACION DEL SER HUMANO: LA PROFECIONALIZACION
*LAS LIMITACIONES DEL ACCIONAR CLANDESTINO
*SOBRE LA REPRODUCIBILIDAD
*ANARCHY IN UK: LA EXPLOSION DE LA RABIA
*PENSAMIENTOS, REFLEXIONES Y APUNTES SOBRE LA ANARQUIA ENTRE LA TEORIA Y LA PRACTICA
*CUANDO LA LUCHA CONTRA LAS PRISIONES SE CONVIERTE EN UNA ADAPTACION AL SISTEMA
*REFLEXIONES INSURRECCIONALES EN TORNO A LA ACTUALIDAD
Fuera de las leyes de la dialéctica, la negación consiste en un método
individual de confrontar algo negando su existencia, su influencia o su
control sobre el individuo. Pero, negar la autoridad no significa
simplemente negarla y punto, significa ante todo desarrollar a partir de
esa negación de la autoridad un proyecto individual (o colectivo)
antiautoritario. No es suficiente con negar algo y conformarse con ello,
sobre la práctica hay que superar eso que negamos. Si negamos al Estado
no es suficiente con afirmar su inexistencia, que ya no pesa sobre
nuestra propia persona. Negar al Estado significa desarrollar a partir
de esa negación, un proyecto de destrucción del Estado y por consecuente
una manera de vivir que supere al Estado. En contra cara a las tesis
hegelianas sobre la negación, nuestra nueva realidad o nuestra utopía,
no contiene aspectos “positivos” de lo pasado, para nosotros este
presente no es portador de ningún aspecto positivo. Eso nuevo que
supera a lo viejo no es una materialización que se da necesariamente
después de la destrucción del Estado en su sentido maximizado, es algo
que aflora día con día, que aflora en este mismo presente, en el aquí y
ahora negando lo que nos oprime, superándolo y destruyéndolo, por lo
tanto, no arrastrando viejos esquemas de autoridad. (more…)
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
A few days fulfilled a year to the arrest of Fernando Barcenas Castillo after a march against the rising of the price of metro tickets, where the Christmas tree owned by the Coca-Cola multinational was burned. Today the sentence was dictated to the comrade- 5 years, 9 months for the crime of attacks against the public peace, so he misses bail.
At a time when the Mexican government is intensifying its repressive methods, certainly the sentence to Fernando is looking to send a message to inhibit the growing signs of discontent. That is why it is important to continue fighting for the freedom of our imprisoned comrades, do not let them go into oblivion.
Continue demonstrating that solidarity is more than a written word.
Freedom to Fernando Barcenas !
Solidarity with Carlos, Amelie and Fallon !
Freedom to Abraham and Luis Fernando !
Down the prison walls !
Anarchist Black Cross Mexico
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
via act for freedom now!:
We have been in prison for over 10 months now. In recent weeks they have passed two sentences on us: federal and common. On November 1 Judge Manuel Munoz Bastida of the eighth federal court of Reclusorio Sur handed down a sentence of seven and a half years’ prison on charges of “Arson to a public building with people inside,” this for the damage caused to the “Mexican communication and transport offices”.
The “people inside” are the two federal pigs that were in charge of the security of the place. Then, on November 7, we received the second sentence for the common court charges of “damage to private property in a group” and “breach of the peace”. These charges relate to the attack that occurred at the car dealership of Nissan. It being on the corner of the STC where we burned the cars.
Judge Margarita Bastida Negrete of the court of common law # 18 of Reclusorio East sentenced us to two years and seven months in prison, joining the two charges so that material damage and breach of the peace became damages of 108 000 pesos. According to the law, for all sentences of less than 5 years, first time offenders are entitled to certain benefits. (more…)
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
*ESBOZOS SOBRE LA INSURRECCION Y SU ENTORNO
*A PROPOSITO DE BLOGS, COMUNICADOS, MEDIOS Y FINES
*ALGO QUE FALTA
*LO QUE SE ESTANCA, SE PUDRE
*TESIS DE COSENZA, EL PROBLEMA DEL EMPLEO
*LA REVUELTA INCENDIARIA EN FRANCIA DEL 2005 Y LA HIPOTESIS
*NADA QUE OFRECER
*DESTRUYAMOS EL TRABAJO
*NI INTELECTUALISMO NI ESTUPIDEZ
*POLITICA O ETICA?
*PENSAMIENTOS DISPERSOS SOBRE LA UTOPIA, AUTOGESTION Y HOSTILIDAD HACIA LO EXISTENTE
*LAS PALABRAS, LOS DERECHOS Y LA POLICIA
*VIOLENCIA ANTAGONISTA: APROXIMACIONES A LA VIA ARMADA EN ENTORNOS URBANOS DESDE UNA PERSPECTIVA ANARQUISTA
*LIBROS Y LIBELOS
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
A gesture of solidarity…
On the night of October 12th we used stones, slingshots and Molotov cocktails to sabotage two banking entities in Iztapalapa delegation of Mexico City.
Revolutionary solidarity is how we also show our support to the imprisoned comrades on hunger strike since the 1st [until the 17th] of October by attacking those responsible for this miserable everyday living. It is our response to the harassment of the comrades by guards, physicians and the staff of penitentiary institutions. So ours is a target easily identifiable and relatable to domination.
The insurrectionary anarchist perspective goes beyond the fetishism of fire or weapons. Our approach to anarchy is a struggle that has no interest in being a televised spectacle, nor need for “self-promotion” due to lack of promotion by the State. So ours is a simple and direct communication that corresponds to the requirement of the moment concerning the striking comrades; a simple and easily reproducible means.
The insurrectionary anarchist perspective is a method, often suitable for the generalization of individual and social conflict that subverts the normalcy. For insurrection as many other forms (and in their entirety) open up possibilities for a veritable revolution. An anarchist method for radical and profound change.
No mediation or dialogues with the State and the Capital!
For the struggle against all kinds of power, including the so-called Popular Power that is being sold to us as autonomy!
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
The comrades are well, without complications or physical damage. They will soon make the reasons and motives for ending the strike public.
For now this is all the information we have.
Freedom for all! Down with the prison walls!
Anarchist Black Cross of Mexico
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_og-9ajKEU
Solidarity with the comrades!
Fire to the walls!
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
A 9 días de iniciada la huelga de hambre de 4 anarquistas presos en la ciudad de México, un médico del equipo de seguimiento revisó al compañero Carlos López “Chivo”, preso en el Reclusorio Oriente. Al llegar a la puerta del penal, los custodios que resguardaban el acceso dijeron no tener orden de dejar pasar, pero debido a la insistencia de los solidarios que acompañaban al equipo, este logro entrar. Después de permanecer casi dos horas con Carlos, esto es lo que nos comentan:
Mario González no ha sido revisado aún por médicos del equipo de seguimiento, sin embargo sus familares informan que sus síntomas son dolor abdominal,mareos, debilidad e irritabilidad. Ha bajado aproximadamente 5 kilos. Sus signos vitales se mantienen estables.Sigue el acoso y amedrantamiento por parte de custodios.
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
A Carlos López, Fernando Bárcenas, Mario Gonzáles y Abraham Cortés
Salud compañeros! Nuevamente nos encontramos en este sendero de lucha y de vida que elegimos, donde los aromas y deseos de solidaridad se desplazan intransigentemente sobre los vientos de libertad que se extiende hasta los escondrijos más oscuros de esta pútrida civilización.
Acompañamos atentos la decisión de huelga de hambre que iniciaron desde el 1 de octubre, entendemos este acto –como bien lo afirman- no como un intento de victimización sino como una respuesta consecuente de la lucha. Sin duda alguna los pasos que están dando sientan un avance en la solidaridad anárquica y la lucha anti carcelaria desde dentro de las mazmorras del Poder. (more…)
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
“If you asked me what prison is, I would answer without a doubt that it is a wasteland of defined social-economic plans, where they throw all those individuals that bother them within society: this is why prison mainly houses mainly poor people” Xose Tarrio
“A movement that forgets its hostages is condemned to fail” Harold Tobson
As of October 1st, comrades Mario Gonzalez, Carlos Lopez ‘El Chivo’, Fernando Barcenas and Abraham Cortez, imprisoned in different prisons in Mexico City, are carrying out a hunger strike indefinitely.
Four days in to the hunger strike, we make a call for solidarity to the struggle that the comrades are carrying out, fighting the society of incarceration in its heart. (more…)
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
via cna mexico:
To free media
To the peoples of the world
To all those oppressed
Driven by a sense of rebellion and a declared rejection and true repudiation of all control mechanisms, including the prison system, we, anarchist and libertarian individuals, in our condition as prisoners abducted by the Mexican government, have decided to exercise one of the few tools of struggle which we can assert from inside prison: the hunger strike. From today, October 1st, a year after the arrests on October 2, 2013, 10 months of the kidnapping of Fernando Barcenas and 9 months after the detention of Amelie, Carlos and Fallon.
For us the hunger strike is not synonymous with weakness, much less do we seek to fall into a position of victimization; however, we assume it as an alternative of fighting that we consider conducive in a logic of protest and disobedience to the imprisonment of our bodies and the humiliation, isolation and frustration it means to be held in these centers of terror. We opted to take action rather than accept prison as “normal”.
The State seeks to train docile and servile citizens to maintain their established “social order” and thus be able to support the structure of capitalist production only beneficial to the ruling class. Prisons have a key role in shaping these good citizens. It is to the bourgeois society that the prison actually seeks to readjust. (more…)
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
From ABC Mexico:
The prison, like the police, is a fact necessary to the maintenance of social peace. It is the domination and control that allow this filthy world to be maintained. Jail means fear, uncertainty, shame, loneliness and isolation. Society trains individuals to be good citizens. My strength as an individual takes root in fear rejection could be a limit on my life. Of course, I have fear, like everybody, of many things, but my desire for freedom are larger. Fear is often built and can be destroyed when confronted. What matters is to look beyond, to exceed the limits, boundaries, beyond the walls, mountains, rivers and oceans.
Solidarity with our imprisoned comrades must be a constant and permanent activity without waiting dates marked on the calendar. However, it is also important to carry out solidarity activities in a coordinated manner between different groups. In that sense it was convened to conduct solidarity actions from 23 to 30 August, not with the idea of centralizing solidarity, but rather to strengthen ties and collaborations internationally.
In Mexico City the call was well received among anarchist groups and individuals. Forums, events in public places, leafleting, radio transmission, an anti-prison critical-mass, placing banners. This is a brief chronicle. (more…)
Monday, September 8th, 2014
August 14, 2014
“The people who are pushing all this garbage of development and technological progress should be severely punished.”
- F. [a]
After a little more than three years of criminal-terrorist activity, the group “Individualists Tending toward the Wild” (ITS), begins a new phase in this open war against the Technoindustrial System, which we explain below:
First of all, we want to explain that during all of 2012 and 2013, various groups of a terrorist and sabotage stripe were uniting themselves with the group ITS, so that now, after a long silence and for purely strategic reasons, we publicly claim:
1) The “Informal Anti-civilization Group,” which on June 29, 2011, took responsibility for the explosion that severely damaged a Santander bank in the city of Tultitlan, Mexico.
2) “Uncivilized Autonomous,” who on October 16, 2011 set off a bomb inside the ATMs of a Banamex, located between the cities of Tultitlan and Coacalco in Mexico State.
3) “Informal Circle of Antagonistic Individualists,” who in September 2009 set several wild horses free from a farm in Aguascalientes.
4) “Wild Indomitables,” who on October 16, 2011 left a butane gas bomb that did not detonate in a Santander bank in the Álvaro Obregón district of Mexico City. The act was never claimed until now.
5) “Terrorist Cells for the Direct Attack – Anti-civilization Fraction,” which in 2010 and 2011 left a fake bomb in front of the IFaB (Pharmacological and Biopharmeceutical Research), and detonated an explosive outside the building of the National Ecology Institute (INE), both in the Tlalpan district of Mexico City.
6) “Luddites against the Domestication of Wild Nature,” who during 2009 to 2011 had taken part in various incendiary attacks in some cities in Mexico State and various districts of Mexico City, claimed or unclaimed.
7) “NS – Fera – Kamala y Amala” which on December 9, 2011, left an explosive package addressed to the director of the National Institute of Psychiatry “Ramón de la Fuente” in the Tlalpan district, Mexico City. It was deactivated by the police bomb squad. On the 15th of this month, the same group warned through email of the presence of a car bomb in the institution’s parking lot, which, although it was a false warning, created terror among the officials of that center of mental alienation.
8 ) “Earth Liberation Front – Bajío”, which on November 16, 2011 set off an explosive charge creating damages within the ATM area of a branch of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in the city of Irapuato in Guanajuato.
Likewise, during this year, 2014, two more terroristic groups have united with us who have put the development of the Technoindustrial System in their sights, we refer to: (more…)
¿Por qué atacamos la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes? La SCT, lxs anarquistas y la lucha por la tierra 5E: Sobre nuestros compañerxs anarquistas presxs (Mexico)
Monday, August 4th, 2014
5E: Sobre nuestros compañerxs anarquistas presxs
El 5 de enero del 2014 lxs compañerxs anarquistas Carlos López Martin “El Chivo” (Mexicano), Fallon Poisson y Amellie Pelletier (Canadienses) fueron detenidxs en la ciudad de México bajo la suposición de haber sido los responsables del ataque a una de las oficinas de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), Carlos se encuentran en el Reclusorio Oriente y Amellie y Fallon en el Reclusorio de Santa Martha en estos momentos después de haber concluido con un arraigo de 40 días así como del fallido intento para inculparles legalmente de “Terrorismo” y entre otras pantomimas judiciales en estos momentos lxs compañerxs se enfrentaran con dos procesos penales; uno del fuero local por los delitos de Ataques a la paz pública y Daños agravados, (ataque a una concesionaria Nissan) y por el que no alcanzan fianza y otro más federal por el delito de Daños en Propiedad Ajena (ataque a la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transporte)(1). (more…)
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
-Reflexiones escandalosas, algunas notas sobre anarquismo civil, Verona Q 4
-Perspectivas anárquicas sobre la clandestinidad Y apenas rosando la lucha armada 7
-¿Movimiento ficticio o movimiento real? Alfredo M. Bonanno 10
-La insurrección y su doble, apuntes críticos al ensayo la insurrección que viene 14
-Luigi Galleani y el anarquismo antiorganizacion, Antonio Serata 22
-Descontextualizando a Malatesta 25
-La solidaridad entre anarquistas es mas que palabra escrita, cartas de los compañeros presos y algunas reflexiones sobre la cárcel. 29
-Mas allá del feminismo, mas allá del genero, Wilfull Desobedience 40
-Las cenizas de las leyendas, para acabar con la apología ilegalista 42
-De carroñas comunistas y algo mas… 47
-¿Donde quedamos nosotrxs? Apuntes sobre la destrucción creadora, Rebelión Inmediata 51
-La apología a la lógica del rebote, Una individua anárquica fuera de lugar. 57
-Luchas parciales, luchas intermedias y luchas específicas. 61
-La dicotomía pasividad-banda armada 66
-Reseñas: Libros, textos y revistas . 68
Mexico City: New charges against anarchists Amélie, Fallon and Carlos, imprisoned since January 5th, 2014 (Mexico)
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
On the morning of May 16th, comrades Amélie and Fallon were notified that they would be taken to the Reclusorio Sur (Mexico City’s Southern Penitentiary) to testify on new charges under federal order.
At around 8am, both were transferred to the court, where they met comrade Carlos.
After waiting almost all morning, they were finally informed that an arrest warrant was executed for the offense of damage to others’ property, in the form of “arson in a building with some person inside.” The three comrades did not make a statement, and once the hearing was over, they were brought back to the prisons where they’re being held since February 2014 (Carlos to the Reclusorio Oriente, Amélie and Fallon to Santa Martha), after having spent 40 days in federal custody through the arraignment procedure. (more…)
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
First Public Letter
You are waiting for the revolution! Very well! My own began along time ago! When you are ready — God, what an endless wait! — it won’t nauseate me to go along the road awhile with you!
But when you stop, I will continue on my mad and triumphant march toward the great and sublime conquest of Nothing!
Every society you build will have its fringes, and on the fringes of every society, heroic and restless vagabonds will wander, with their wild and virgin thoughts, only able to live by preparing ever new and terrible outbreaks of rebellion!
I shall be among them!
-RENZO NOVATORE, MY ICONOCLAST INDIVIDUALISM
Comrades, it’s been a long time I haven’t communicated nothing public, apart from a few things I wrote on the development of the juridical process against me for attacks to the public peace; this time, I’m not communicating to tell you something about this process or about juridical issues that don’t matter much to me right now and in reality I didn’t care much about to begin with. (more…)
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Traduccion (con algunas modificaciones) al Español del fanzine Letter 5E
En Ingles (original):
Translation (with some modifications) to Spanish of the zine Letters 5E
In English (original):