Pedro fallece hoy en un hospital de Santiago de Chile en medio de una Pandemia. Don pedro ingresó en el recinto hospitalario por otros motivos, en dicha situación se contagió de COVID-19 y su cuerpo -como el de muchos hombres y mujeres que se han perdido en esta pandemia de mierda-, sucumbió al virus.
Don Pedro tiene también una historia de lucha, de una lucha quizás menos visible como lo es aquella lucha de las familias, de los entornos más cercanos a los compañeros represaliados. Don Pedro estuvo junto a su hijo –Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda– cuando por primera vez fue detenido en noviembre de 1987, Marcelo tenía por esos días 14 años de edad y conoció las cárceles de la dictadura. También estuvo en 1992 luego de que su hijo fuera herido y apresado, por los siguientes 12 años, y estuvo, más tarde, el 2008, cuando en amplios operativos internacionales, su hijo fue expuesto y confinado en cárceles del territorio controlado por el Estado argentino, y luego, como rehén, trasladado a las mazmorras de las cárceles chilenas. Read the rest of this entry »
As the Anarchist Radio Berlin, we gladly present this interview with an anarchist in Belarus on the current situation in the country. Since weeks people are in the streets in the aftermath of the last election.
In the interview, recorded on the 31st of august 2020, we learn about underlying reasons and the built up to the current protest movement, as well as the role of alternative media and the current state repression.
Links mentioned in the interview:
ABC Belarus: ways to donate to support anarchists (add note “STREET FUND” to direct money towards actions instead of repression costs) Pramen: news from an anarchist perspective (also in english) Belarus97.org: support people detained in general
Support people who lost their job because of their political views (Caution: links to Facebook!) https://bit.ly/344ANgH
Length: 56 min
You can find other English audios as well as all issues of the monthly anarchist show “Bad News” here.
Aproximaciones a la situación en Bolivia desde la perspectiva insurreccional anárquica’i
Mucho se ha escrito en estos días sobre la «renuncia» de Evo Morales, ex jefe del Estado boliviano. Como era de esperarse no han faltado los posicionamientos furibundos en torno al tema –a la derecha y a la izquierda del Capital–, respaldando o atacando (según el caso) al depuesto mandatario. Particularmente pródiga han sido las crónicas y aproximaciones a este suceso a partir de la visión «nuestralatinoamericana» y del «anti-imperialismo» más ortodoxo.
Sucede que llevamos años dependido de las interpretaciones y los análisis ajenos –mismos que ya no pueden ser considerados medianamente aceptables desde el barruntar anárquico contemporáneo– y, acuciados por la necesidad de reflexión, han comenzado a expresarse otras narrativas con nuestra inconfundible «marca de fábrica».
Precisamente, es en este marco de reflexiones que se asientan las páginas que siguen, escritas con su propio bagaje de experiencias y con redoblado énfasis en los constantes desafíos del naciente paradigma ácrata que se extiende día con día por el planeta en clave internacionalista, objetando todas las mediatizaciones edulcoradas y los proyectos reformistas que lo desvíen de su accionar insurreccional. Por ello, el abordaje de la situación en Bolivia desde la perspectiva insurreccional anárquica, se erige como tarea imprescindible en nuestro tiempo.
En el contexto geopolítico de un mundo tripolar (EE.UU/China/Rusia), donde paradójicamente, ya no se enfrentan programas ideológicos «opuestos» sino tres mutaciones del expansionismo hipercapitalista más pedestre, no debe quedarnos duda que hoy no hay «bando» a defender en el poder ni «bloque» al que plegarse. Aunque, siendo consecuentes, habría que reconocer que para las y los anarquistas de praxis, nunca ha habido un «bando» a defender en el poder y, mucho menos, un «bloque» al que plegarse. Al contrario, desde los primeros instantes de la farsa bipolar, durante la llamada «guerra fría» del pasado siglo, siempre se hizo hincapié en «los dos imperialismos», revelando la grosera falacia de la «dictadura del proletariado» y la imposición –a sangre y fuego– del capitalismo de Estado en nombre del socialismo «realmente existente». Read the rest of this entry »
It seems that Denial does not give rise to any unshakable Truth, Reason or Logic, that from the fight against the falsehood of the existent, only a path sown with doubts results, in which the present and the future are blurred, with a diffuse tinge, a dense fog in which it will always be difficult to navigate, but there is something that brings clarity back to this path; It is the compass of confrontation that appears as the reason behind the inseparable notion of a symbiosis of theory and practice, the point of view of an existence, sometimes errant.
The dynamic of the combat shakes existence to bring it back to life, endowing it with the Fieriness that boredom and monotony often extinguish; the construction of an antagonistic existence then brings with it the capacity to live far from the virtuality imposed by a normality dictated life, the blow by blow of the joyful attack, impeller of the mythical creative destruction and the suffering of when we are not the ones who attack, of prison, death, which flirts with subversion, are the flavors of life, real life, bitter drinks and ambrosia.
Today we are drinking from that bitter drink; two dear brothers and sisters are arrested and charged with placing multiple explosive devices, including the one sent to former Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter and one sent to the fifty-fourth police station in Huechuraba. It is undeniable that both beautiful attacks speak of historical continuity, of the blow of memory that does not forget. The Power disrupted and fearful with the arrest of the alleged perpetrators, who remember, that the revolt was not the culmination of a rebel ecstasy, it is the creation, the turning point of hundreds of lives in combat.
A big hug from afar, full of love, affection and strength for you, Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar.
Long live Anarchy.
Joaquín García Chanks.
Cas. Santiago Chile
14 August 2020
Translated by AWW.
Stuart Christie, founder of the Anarchist Black Cross and Cienfuegos Press and co-author ofThe floodgates of anarchyhas died peacefully after a battle with lung cancer.
Born in Glasgow and brought up in Blantyre, Christie credited his grandmother for shaping his political outlook, giving him a clear moral map and ethical code. His determination to follow his conscience led him to anarchism: “Without freedom there would be no equality and without equality no freedom, and without struggle there would be neither.” It also led him from the campaign against nuclear weapons to joining the struggle against the Spanish fascist dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975).
He moved to London and got in touch with the clandestine Spanish anarchist organisation Defensa Interior (Interior Defence). He was arrested in Madrid in 1964 carrying explosives to be used in an assassination attempt on Franco. To cover the fact that there was an informer inside the group, the police proclaimed they had agents operating in Britain – and (falsely) that Christie had drawn attention to himself by wearing a kilt.
The threat of the garotte and his twenty year sentence drew international attention to the resistance to the Franco regime. In prison Christie formed lasting friendships with anarchist militants of his and earlier generations. He returned from Spain in 1967, older and wiser, but equally determined to continue the struggle and use his notoriety to aid the comrades he left behind. Read the rest of this entry »
Just like today, 10 years ago, the Chilean State carried out an extensive repressive operation against comrades and anarchist operations in response to the dozens of bombings against symbols and institutions of the State and Capital. This operation, which led to the arrest of ten anarchists and became known as the “Bombs Case”, ended in a fiasco, as the five who were eventually prosecuted were completely acquitted, and were described by the press as the biggest defeat of law enforcement authorities in court history. Today, two of our comrades, Monica and Francisco, who were among those arrested at the time, are again imprisoned in a State that a few months ago slaughtered a massive social uprising that shocked us all.
After so many years of persecution and imprisonment, relentless struggles inside and outside prisons, they remain steadfast and convinced of the right of the liberation struggle. It is such examples of combatants that have motivated me too to take subversive initiatives and make choices of resistance to domination and exploitation. In such paths of struggle we want to and must walk constantly with love for life and freedom and without fear for death or prison.
With the undimmed memory of Mauricio Morales,
With passion and determination,
With stubbornness and commitment,
With my heads high,
From the bottom of my heart I send a rebellious signal and a big hug to Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar.
REBELLION FIRST AND ALWAYS
Special underground section of Koridallos prison
TENSIONS WITH REFORMISM AND THE CONSTITUENT PROCESS IN THE MIDST OF FIRE AND RIOTING IN CHILE
The idea and practice of anarchic insurrection in the Chilean region and the world is enough to make us forget who we are and to uncritically join social revolts in which diverse and sometimes contradictory interests are involved.
For us, insurrectionists and antisocial anarchists, it has been a great joy to share moments of generalised rebellion between like-minded people and sometimes with circumstantial accomplices united by the desire to bring out the rage against what oppresses us.
However, when we go deeper into the visions about the struggle and what we want to destroy and build, the differences usually come out and we are not interested in this going unnoticed just to be socially accepted. On the contrary, the fire of our indomitable hearts calls us to propagate the idea and practice of confrontation against all forms of social order. Read the rest of this entry »
Repressions against anarchists in Belarus!
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On August 12, anarchists Alexander Frantskevich and Akihiro Khanada were detained in Belarus. Frantskevich is a former political prisoner, in 2010-2013 he was imprisoned on charges of attacks on government facilities. The police call him “the leader of the most radical group of anarchists, “Revolutionary Action.”” At the moment, Alexander is accused of organizing mass riots (sanctions – from 5 to 15 years in prison). It is currently unknown what the second detainee, Akihiro Hanada, is accused of.
Anarchists have been the most radical and one of the organized forces opposing the regime of Alexander Lukashenko for a long time. They actively participate in all mass protests of Belarusians against the dictatorship, and have long been the object of persecution by the authorities.
Now, with the start of unprecedented protests for Belarus, the authorities are concerned about the popularity of anarchists, and they are beginning another round of repressions. State TV channels directly accuse Russian and Belarusian anarchists of “coordinating the riots,” and Frantskevich and Akihiro, apparently are suitable candidates for the role of “organizers of protests.” Now our comrades are facing long imprisonment for fighting against the dictatorship, and we call on everyone don’t be indifferent. Conduct actions of solidarity, demand the release of Frantskevich, Akihiro and all the detainees, translate and disseminate this appeal in all languages of the world. Belarus is a country very sensitive to global pressure. By drawing as much attention as possible to the case against the anarchists, we can influence its positive outcome.
We also remind you, that anarchist Nikita Yemelyanov is still imprisoned in Belarus, sentenced to four years in prison for symbolic attacks on court buildings and an isolation ward in Minsk.
You can send reports on the conducted actions to our Belarusian comrades from “Revolutionary Action” to revolutionaruaction(AT)riseup(DOT)net
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Elephant in the room – Bringing down the dictatorship. Interview on protests in Belarus
Since Sunday streets in Belarus are filled with rage of protesters trying to bring down the dictatorship. People from all parts of the society have been clashing in the night of August 9 in 33 different cities around the country. They are fighting against president Lukashenko who is ruling the country for the last 26 years.
We got together with one of comrades from Belarus who is living in emigration and clarified some things that are happening in Belarus right now.
How did the Belarusians come to rebellion against the dictatorship
If you had asked people in Belarus how long the dictatorship of Lukashenko was left in early 2020, they would have looked at you like a fool. In a respected dictatorship, such questions are not asked, because you know what can happen. And in general, it so happens that the reign of the great leader is timeless. But the situation has changed so radically over the last 8 months that Belarusians took to the streets and for the first time in the new history of Belarus they fought back the police in at least 33 different cities of the country.
Today Belarusians have woken up in a new country. In it, people openly talk about hatred for the government and prepare for a violent confrontation with the police and state. They discuss online and live effective methods of struggle. Several factories went on strike the day after the elections. Read the rest of this entry »
En un contexto global de pandemia continuamos editando CONFRONTACIÓN, mientras en Chile y el mundo el sistema de dominación se fortalece y extiende a través de la tecnología, la presencia policial y militar, la intoxicación comunicacional, la enfermedad, la muerte y la manipulación a través de la difusión social del miedo por parte del poder.
En Chile, la pandemia trajo consigo también un retrotraimiento de la revuelta y de la conflictividad callejera masificada desde el 18 de octubre de 2019, teniendo algunos rebrotes de rabia en los últimos meses. Por eso en esta edición reflexionamos sobre temas necesarios y contingentes desde perspectivas anárquicas e insurrectas de CONFRONTACIÓN.
Dedicamos este número a la memoria del compañero Mauricio Morales y enviamos nuestro calor insurrecto a lxs compañerxs anárquicxs Mónica Caballero y Francisco Solar, encarceladxs recientemente acusadxs de atentados explosivos contra policías, representantes y símbolos del poder. Con ellxs está la solidaridad anárquica que es palabra y acción.
CHILE, AGOSTO 2020
Gabriel has asked us to select some of his words from his more recent letters and compile a communique addressed to all those who would like to read it, as it is impossible for him to write one now that would get out of the prison where they are holding him kidnapped. The letters in question, which arrived after much delay, are dated from 11th April to 20th May when he wrote the only letter in the prison of Badajoz in Portogal, [he has since been transferred to the prison of Mansilla de las Mulas in León].
Gabriel sends strong hugs to all the comrades who are supporting him sincerely and to all the dignified individuals who continue to struggle for freedom in whatever part of the world they find themselves.
Freedom for Gabriel!
Freedom for all!
Long live Anarchy!
Words from Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, April – May 2020
“… what is happening has no logic or rules… it’s like playing a game of chess where every now and again someone buts in and moves a piece on the board… how can you play or win a game like that? What are the ‘rules’ or the ‘limits’? I can’t even talk about ‘Law’ (regardless of what I think about it) or appeal to ‘Rights’ after all I have gone through… that’s why I am wondering: given that I don’t have any ‘Rights’, what are the ‘rules’ of this struggle? In the end the State’s war against resilient individuals is always dirty, without any ‘rules’…” Read the rest of this entry »