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Posts Tagged ‘Indigenous Struggle’

For Anarchist Comrade Santiago Maldonado, Let’s Make the Police and the State Disappear! (Chile, Argentina)

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Por El Companero Anarquista Santiago Maldonado [es]

This September 1st marked one month since the disappearance of the anarchist comrade Santiago Maldonado at the hands of the police of the National Gendarmerie of Argentina. This took place within the context of the repression against a demonstration that included road blocks made by the Mapuche community Pu Lof in Resistance at Cashamen, in the Argentine province of Chubut.

While the anarchic agitation spread beyond borders, comrades in Argentina took to the streets to spread acts of revolt via propaganda and direct action. With arson attacks against the police, barricades and Molotov cocktails against government buildings, our comrades unleashed their rage at a situation that is as sad as it is real: the bastards have arrested and disappeared an anarchist comrade.

Because Santiago is an anarchist, and not just a young musician and artist, something the press and leftists conveniently leave out, in denouncing the state repression we make it clear that denial and silencing of the comrade’s political identity is another form of disappearance, erasing from the narrative the true motivations of his solidarity presence in the Mapuche community where he was at the time of his arrest. [1]

We have no advice for our comrades in Argentina, we believe in them and their conviction and autonomy to continue transforming their pain into rage, spreading chaos against the world of authority, and deepening and expanding affinities in concrete experiences of confrontation and agitation. (more…)

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The hungerstrike of Mapuche Political Prisoners in the Iglesias Case (Chile)

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Dear all,

This audio is based on material from Voces de la Disidencia.

Alfredo Tralcal Coche, Pablo Trangol Galindo, Benito Trangol Galindo and Ariel Trangol Galindo are imprisoned precisely in the jail in Temuco, Chile, since July 9th of 2016, accused of setting a church on fire with only one piece of evidence against them: the statement of a witness without a face who claims to have seen a truck similar to that of Lonko Alfredo Tralcal Coche near the fire.

After one year deprived of their liberty, without evidence against them, without a set sentence or a reasonable date of trial, on July 7th of 2017, the comuneros decided to begin an indefinite hunger strike with the following demands: 1) fair trial within a reasonable date; 2) no to the use of the antiterrorist law 18314; 3) no to the use of witnesses without faces; 4) liberty under article 140; 5) repeal of the cautionary measure of preventative prison.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here.

Length: 3 min

You can find other English and Spanish language audios here:

http://aradio.blogsport.de/englishcastellano/

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We can still be worse – Reflections and considerations on the month following the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado (Argentina)

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

WE CAN STILL BE WORSE

Reflections and considerations on the month following the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado

On August 1st, members of the Pu Lof Mapuche community in resistance in the province Cushamen barricaded National Route 40, along with allies in solidarity. They cut off traffic in solidarity against the legal proceedings confronting el Lonko Facundo Jones Huala (for the second time). Minutes later, cars and trucks arrived carrying about thirty border police armed with rifles. The peñis (Mapuches) began throwing rocks, responding to the presence of the bastard forces of order. The Gendarmerie advances to the shots, burning the precarious houses and belongings of the Lof, forcing the occupiers to retreat across a river. Santiago Maldonado (“Lechuga” or “el Brujo“) fell behind the rest. Some of the inhabitants of the Lof saw that the Gendarmerie grabbed Santiago; others testified as to hearing the police say they “got one.”

Afterwards, images and testimony began to circulate about how Santiago was missing, and that it seemed the Gendarmerie had taken him away in a “unimog” all-terrain military vehicle. The authorities were silent through this whole process.

On Friday, August 4, various anarchists and individuals in solidarity entered the seat of government in Chubut province, demanding Santiago’s return. The place was ripe for destruction. Computers, notebooks, windows, and decorations were all viciously destroyed, and fliers and graffiti were left behind referring to the repression in Cushamen. (more…)

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Radical Mapuche Struggle: Ancestral Resistance Against the State and Capital (Chile)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

“Each individuality, group, tribe or original people have their own ways of resisting this system. However they have the same enemy who represses and oppresses them and the ultimate goal of their struggles is to live freely and autonomously.”Compañero Carlos Gutiérrez Quiduleo

1. Brief journey on a path of resistance.

It is well known that the struggle of the Mapuche people has lasted hundreds of years. Even before fighting the Spanish conquistadors, they had already halted the advance of the Incan empire by preventing its advance towards the south of the territory now called Chile and forcing it to maintain its position in the central zone of ‘Chile’.

Also known are the battles and clashes with the Spanish conquistadors, where for more than a hundred years a war was fought that put in check the ambitions of the conquistadors to dominate the territory without any major obstacles, forcing them, after periods marked by extermination and captivity, to establish a border that allowed the Mapuche to maintain their territory south of the Bio Bio River. (more…)

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'Panggayaw' for Lumad self-determination and autonomy for other Indigenous Communities (Philippines)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

There is quite a number of cultures existing and continuously practiced by different indigenous communities in the islands. It is estimated that there is 110 languages in the archipelago and the concept of “Manggayaw” or “Panggayaw” is commonplace. The said word is being used by indigenous communities in different areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It corresponds with attacking from the waters or land on specific targets considered to be “enemies”.

Manggayaw or Panggayaw could be due to various reasons such as revenge, protection, raiding for marriage or pillaging for its own sake and slave trading in certain places.

Barbaric could be the first thing which comes to minds. Others consider it an uncivilized act based on how we were raised and brought up by our society. This could only be the case if the institutions like the government, market, school or church shaped our consciousness the way it did.

Therefore it is so much better to be familiar with this part of our culture which our ancestors are proud and considered to be positive in regards to marriage, blood pact, trade and even warfare. It is an imperative for many Lumads in the archipelago to engage in Panggayaw or “Panggagamot.” These practices are imbedded in our belief system which resonates also with marriage, planting, hunting, exchange and ritual offerings to indigenous spirits.

According to the colonizers (republican government, communists and the church) these practices which emanated from our ancestors are backward and needed to be replaced. (more…)

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Solidarity to the fight of the Lumad people (Philippines)

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

We are currently supporting a campaign of the Lumad, an indigenous people who are victimized by atrocities of three institutions : the corporations, government military/para-military and left-wing insurgents (New People’s Army – NPA).

Our call is:
END LUMAD EXPLOITATION AND KILLINGS!
LET THE LUMAD SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!
CORPORATIONS, STATE MILITARY AND LEFT-WING INSURGENTS – KEEP OUT OF LUMAD ANCESTRAL LANDS.
DON’T BE USED BY LEFT AND RIGHT WING PARTIES.
FIGHT FOR AUTONOMY!

The Lumad comprise the indigenous people living in Southern Mindanao. They have become refugees in different parts of the country as they flee from escalating violence, rape and harassment.

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Public Statement


4 September 2015
– AIPP strongly condemns the continued brutal killings of Lumads in Mindanao of the Philippines at the hands of paramilitary groups and security forces. At least 13 Lumad human rights defenders and community members, including two children, have been killed in five incidents of extrajudicial killings and four massacres in the past eight months, with the recent killings of Emerito Samarca, Executive Director of a tribal school, and two other Lumad leaders in Surigao del Sur on 1 September. In the aftermath of the killings, more than 4000 Lumads evacuated to a neighboring village due to fear for their safety, and schools have been closed down. (more…)

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Sydney: Protect The Block! Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy Facing Eviction – 23 Feb! (Au$tralia)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

The Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Sydney is facing eviction on Monday 23rd February. The Embassy are calling for people to come down and help them resist eviction.

The embassy plans to apply for an injunction Monday against the eviction order, which was issued by the Aboriginal Housing Corporation (AHC) on Friday afternoon. The order demands the total dismantling of Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy, which has been a 24 hour protest camp since May 2014. In an area known as the ‘Block’, it sits wedged between Redfern Station and Eveleigh Street. It’s a sparse green oval resting on a grey concrete slope. On first glance it’s as unassuming and ordinary as its namesake would suggest. But the tents have only catalysed the political discontent and community activism that has boiled below the suburb’s surface for years.

The site has grown over the months to include vegetable patches and a seed bank, a sacred fire pit, kitchen and a collection of tents. The embassy was established to protest a controversial redevelopment plan for the Block – a chunk of Sydney’s Redfern suburb where Indigenous Australians have been promised affordable housing since the 1970s. When the AHC first began to be handed parts of what would later become the Block in the 1970s, it was widely viewed as a major victory in the battle for Indigenous land rights. The entire area was earmarked for affordable housing for Indigenous Australians. (more…)

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Melbourne : Historic Colonial Buildings Torched (Australia)

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

This is to claim responsibility for the complete destruction by fire of three colonial structures at the so-called Royal Botanical Gardens in South Yarra, Melbourne in the small hours of May 16.

We put these filthy monuments of colonial oppression to the torch in the name of indigenous & anti-colonial resistance both here in Australia & in all other parts of the world & to spit in the faces of all those who seek to tame what is wild into sterile botanical prisons.

We also send greetings of fire & smoke to imprisoned resistance fighters everywhere!

Fire Wolves Cell / International Revolutionary Front

Scum Press :
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/arsonists-burn-pavilions-in-melbournes-royal-botanic-gardens-20140517-38g86.html

Pics :
http://images.theage.com.au/2014/05/17/5433153/gardensal-20140517084858632527-620×349.jpg

http://images.theage.com.au/2014/05/17/5433119/gardensal2-20140517084933371428-620×349.jpg

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Solidarity with the Yaqui tribe (Mexico)

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

We receive and transmit:

Hi, we are a solidarity group with the struggle of the Yaqui tribe who are being dispossessed of the water of their territory to benefit the biggest capitals such as Ford, Heineken, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Holcim. the situation of the Yaqui tribe is dangerous by living in the desert and are doomed to die without the water, we convened a one-day international event, all the information is in namakasia.jimdo.com

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Letter for Actions in #kallak Gállok in Sapmi, Sweden

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Right now there is a battle against mining in Sapmi, north of Sweden, going on. We have barricaded the road leading to the site where Beowulf Mining Plc. want to make test mines. This is the Sami peoples lands stolen by the Swedish state and colonized since way back. We stand in solidarity with indigenous culture and fight against the mega-machine of mining. The Swedish police are now on the site removing obstacles to help the mining corporation proceed. At least 6 people have been arrested already but protests are still going on. For five days the police have this special mission to help the evil corporation, that’s why we need people now! (more…)

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Solidarity with the 'Temuco 12' (Wallmapu)

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Solidarity with the anarchists of the Temuco ‘Bombs Case’

Starting August 1 and lasting at least until September 11, a dozen Mapuche who have been longtime fighters for total independence will be brought to trial, accused under the Chilean state’s antiterrorism laws. On June 28, 2009, Mapuche community members used fallen trees to block five highways in the area of Temuco. At the Temuco bypass, a Tur-bus (similar to Greyhound) and three trucks trying to cross the blockades were stoned by masked Mapuche warriors, who spraypainted ‘Return Mapuche lands’ on the side of the bus. (more…)

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Ongoing Repression in Wallmapu

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

blockade

June 2013
John Severino

A continuation of “The Intensification of Independence”.
See the former for a glossary of terms in Spanish and Mapudungun.

Awareness of repression should never be turned into a list of cases and prisoners. Those who struggle must understand repression strategically. If the essence of repression is isolation, this means intentionally formulating our responses to overcome that isolation, both by connecting them to the lines of our ongoing struggle, and analyzing and thwarting the particular mechanisms through which the State seeks to isolate us.

In Wallmapu, that ongoing struggle is a struggle for the land, not as an alienated possession, but as a whole relationship outside of and against capitalism. Mapuche in struggle take over their traditional land, fighting with cops and landlords to do it, and sometimes burning them out; they block highways and sabotage the industries that would exploit their lands; and they farm, graze, and common in those lands, build their houses there, hold their rituals there, raise their children, marry, and bury their dead there, making their relationship with that land a solid fact.

Read more here:

http://chileboliviawalmapu.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/ongoing-repression-in-wallmapu/

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Especial: Sobre la muerte de Sabino Romero, que tenemos que decir (Venezuela)

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Click images for bigger size files. Background info on the murder of Sabino Romero in English here.

CURARE ANTI-INFO BLOG: http://apuntandoalaliberaciontotal.blogspot.com/

Hace dos semanas nos enteramos de la fatídica muerte del cacique yukpa Sabino Romero. Su muerte se produjo cuando dos sicarios en moto lo interceptaron a él y a su compañera, para efectuarle varios tiros mortales que acabaron con la vida de uno de los guerreros más importantes de estos lados.

Para los que hemos tenido que padecer las inclemencias contradictorias de este Socialismo del Siglo XXI, el nombre de Sabino, es un topic comun en las conversaciones; originario del pueblo yukpa este cacique ocupo en 2003 la finca tizina para rebautizarla con el nombre de Chaktapa e iniciar la reclamación de su tierra ancestral que se encontraba consagrada en las leyes nacionales.

Los yukpas que no tenían una política radical y que siempre se mostraron afines al proceso bolivariano, siempre fueron afines a una salida pacifica al conflicto, sin embargo las contradicciones latentes dentro del chavismo afloraron en el pavimento con un terrible saldo rojo: 13 yukpas han sido asesinados.

El oprobioso silencio cómplice del gobierno, la actividad delictiva del patronato de ganaderos (GADEMA), las empresas trasnacionales que explotan minerales en la región con el aval de la Administración Publica, el descaro y la desfachatez de la MUD que apoya a GADEMA y la actividad opresora de la Guardia Nacional y el ejercito fueron los ingredientes que hicieron posible la muerte de Sabino.

Este guerrero sufrió persecución, encarcelamiento, la muerte a golpes de su padre de 93 años, el desprecio de la ministra Nicia Maldonado, la burla disfrazada de asistencialismo, el falso discurso, las promesas postergadas hasta su muerte.

Desde curare saludamos a todos los colectivos e iniciativas (El Libertario, La Guarura, Colectivo Nordeste, PNA-CAM, Kaos Distry, Colectivo La Hormiga, entre otros) que han sabido romper el cerco mediático, realizando acciones y reinvidicando la memoria de este compañero.

Con la muerte de Sabino, los mecanismos de hostigamiento contra la comunidad de Chaktapa se hicieron más evidentes cuando el CICPC, secuestro y torturo a su hijo. Esto sirvió de excusa al falso gobierno de dictar medidas cautelares de protección que terminaron de militarizar y controlar cualquier posible alzamiento yukpa.

La guinda del postre llego cuando la policia detuvo a 7 policias y militares posiblemente culpables de la muerte de Sabino. Pero lo que jamas queda claro son las razones o el mobil de los asesinos; obviamente Estado y GADEMA se dan las manos y su silencio es la mejor defensa.

Pero su muerte no será en vano, desde aquí declaramos nuestra absoluta solidaridad y complicidad. No lloraremos, ni rogaremos al Estado para hacer justicia…Es hora de desechar las ilusiones y prepararse para el combate, este gobierno no apoya a los yukpa.

Tierra sin mendigar, sin ganaderos, ni mineros. La Tierra es nuestra y la tierra se toma.

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May 29, 2013 – Day of International Solidarity with Anarchists Facing Repression in Bolivia

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Absolution for the May 29 defendants! No highway through TIPNIS! Freedom for all prisoners!

On May 29, 2012, 13 people were arrested by police in La Paz, Bolivia.
All of them were connected to anarchist participation in the defense of TIPNIS, an indigenous territory and national park. The 13 were accused of a series of arsons, bombings, and sabotage claimed by the Informal Anarchist Federation-International Revolutionary Front (FAI-FRI). The actions, occurring from September 2011 to May 2012, targeted government buildings, banks, car companies, fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and animal industries. Some of the attacks were claimed in solidarity with the struggle to defend TIPNIS, others in solidarity with comrades facing repression in Chile, others in support of animal liberation. (more…)

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Series of incendiary attacks by the Earth Liberation Front- Indonesia Fraction

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

(KOMUNIKE VERSI BAHASA INDONESIA)

Perjuangan kami tidak dapat dibatasi dalam terma-terma peradaban. Kami tak dapat dimengerti. Kami liar dan merupakan musuh peradaban. Tidak hanya negara dan kapital, tapi seluruh peradaban: kami menentang seluruhnya.

Kami adalah mereka yang dengan bangga menanggalkan kedamaian sosial, melangkah keluar dari zona-zona nyaman kami dan melakukan serangan terhadap apa yang kami benci. Kami mendeklarasikan perang terhadap peradaban dan seluruh propertinya dan bergabung dalam perang gerilya urban internasional bersama saudara-saudari seperjuangan kami di Federasi Informal Anarkis dan Front Revolusioner Internasional.

Kami mengklaim dan mengambil tanggung jawab atas aksi pembakaran terhadap mobil dan rumah Wakil Sekretaris DPD Demokrat (partai pemenang pemilu 2009) di Sumatera Selatan, aksi pembakaran terhadap 4 mesin ATM di Makassar, dan serangan terhadap dua gardu listrik di Jakarta selama seminggu terakhir.

Aksi-aksi kami dipersembahkan sebagai solidaritas terhadap perjuangan petani Ogan Kemilir Ilir, kepada pemberontak di Papua: Buktar Tabuni dan Dominikus Sorabut yang ditahan oleh pemerintah Indonesia, kepada seluruh perjuangan anti tambang yang tersebar dan mekar di sepanjang pesisir selatan Jawa, dan kepada masyarakat adat di Kalimantan, Mentawai, Jambi dan Papua.

Kami juga mengirimkan salam revolusioner teruntuk Tukijo: petani pemberani dan terhormat dari Kulon Progo, teruntuk tahanan-tahanan kasus NO TAV, tahanan-tahanan ELF di Amerika Serikat, teruntuk Marco Camenisch dan Gabriel Pombo da Silva, juga teruntuk para tahanan anarkis yang tidak pernah mundur dan tunduk di bawah hukum.

Juga kepada organisasi-organisasi revolusioner: Konspirasi Sel-sel Api (KSA) dan Perjuangan Revolusioner (PR) di Yunani, seluruh seksi dan fraksi dari Front Pembebasan Bumi (FPB) dan Front Pembebasan Hewan (FPH) di seluruh dunia, Individu-individu Yang Liar (IYL) di Meksiko, dan seluruh sel Federasi Informal Anarkis/Front Revolusioner Internasional (FIA/FRI).

Kepada para kamerad Konspirasi Internasional untuk Balas Dendam: mari bakar habis kemeleratan dan perbudakan!

Hingga pada keruntuhan peradaban!
Hingga pada kebebasan utuh dan kehidupan liar!

Front Pembebasan Bumi
Fraksi Indonesia


(ENGLISH VERSION COMMUNIQUE)

Our struggle can’t be limited under civilization terms. We out of it. We are wild and we are enemies of civilization. Not only the state and capital (in old terms of anarchism), but all the civilization: we are against it.

We are the ones who proudly throw out the social peace, walk out from our comfort zones and carried an attack actions against what we hate. We are declaring war against civilization and it’s property and join in the international urban guerrilla warfare with all our brothers and sisters in Informal Anarchist Federation and International Revolutionary Front.

We claim and take responsibility for arsons against car and shop belonging to the Vice Secretary of Demokrat in South Sumatera (winning party of 2009 general election), arsons against 4 ATMs in Makassar, and actions against two electrical substations during last week in Jakarta.

Our actions are dedicated to the farmers struggle in Ogan Kemilir Ilir, to the rebels in Papua: Buktar Tabuni and Dominikus Sorabut who are imprisoned by the Indonesian State, to the struggles against mining which spread and blossomed in south coast of Java, and to the natives in Kalimantan, Mentawai, Jambi and Papua.

We also want to send our revolutionary greetings to Tukijo: brave and dignified farmer from Kulon Progo, to the NO TAV prisoners in Italia, to the ELF prisoners in USA, to Marco Camenisch and Gabriel Pombo da Silva and to all anarchist prisoners who never step down and bow under the law.

Also to revolutionary organizations: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF) and Epasnatatikos Agonas (EA) in Greece, all the sections and fractions of Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF) around the world, to Individualidades Tendiendo a lo Salvaje (ITS) in Mexico and to all cells of Informal Anarchist Federation/International Revolutionary Front (FAI/IRF).

To our comrades of International Conspiracy for Revenge: let’s burn down this misery and slavery!

Till the collapse of this civilization!
Till to the total freedom and wild life!


Earth Liberation Front
Indonesian Fraction

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