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‘Letter to a Chilean about the current situation (II)’ by Gustavo Rodriguez

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

—To Joaquín García Chanks and Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, comrades and co-conspirators.

“For I am the sworn poet of all the intrepid rebels of the entire world,
And whoever comes with me leaves peace and routine behind,
And you play to lose your life every moment.”

Walt Whitman, To a frustrated European revolutionary (1856), Leaves of Grass.

“… where there is danger, what grows saves us.”
Friedrich Hölderlin, Patmos.

A month and six days after the insurrection began, Anarchy is still alive in the Chilean region. It is an unprecedented event in Chile and Latin America. It has been the kairos of Anarchy: the emancipatory moment that occurs in the relevant time and place, the bold incarnation of a pronounced denial of the State and of all authority.

The echo of the old anarchic slogan “Neither God nor State nor Patriarchy” rumbled throughout the southern geography and has made hearts vibrate from Cape Horn to the banks of the Sama and Camarones rivers.

It is evident that in their daily subversive work, the insurrectionary anarchism of the informalist tendency, maximized their potentialities and also explored their difficulties and their own limits, using ephemeral junctions – mutating from one place to another – that allowed them (via conflict and various contingencies) to sketch out the chromatic possibilities of their theoretical-practical background and, encourage unmanageable disobedience, concentrating specifically on individual actions and / or small affinity groups aimed at attack and expropriation.

However, dynamite was missing. Diesel and gasoline failed. The attack was spared. There was a lack of expropriations. The headquarters of ALL political parties were not demolished. No prisons or madhouses were assaulted. We lashed out at the symbols but missed the target. A gigantic bonfire is still pending for the hundreds of flags that are seen on the marches (including the red and black ones, because ALL the flags are full of blood and shit). This shortage has allowed the power of denial to divert to be “triumphant”, instead of injecting the conflict with life and going beyond the institutional songs that already threaten to impose the peace of the grave. (more…)

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‘Letter to a Chilean about the current situation’ by Gustavo Rodriguez

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

To Joaquín García Chanks and Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, comrades and co-conspirators.

“… every revolutionary opinion draws its strength from the secret conviction that nothing can be changed.”

George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier.

“Alicia: How long does it last, forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes just for a moment.”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

The discontent are the new starting point of the impetuous popular protests that run through the geography of the globe. Hong Kong, France, Algeria, Iraq, Haiti, Lebanon, Catalonia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile, are the lavish protagonists of the wave of massive urban revolts that shakes the world.

While it is true that these profuse protests have very particular triggers that explain them (specifically Hong Kong and Catalonia, with their independentist rallies), it would be naive to think that this accumulated rage is disconnected. The increase in the costs of goods and services, coupled with austerity – with its consequent loss of jobs and unequal economic survival as global growth slows down – are the common denominator of most of these mobilizations.

However, it is undeniable that these protests also share another great backdrop that far exceeds the economic analysis and that very conveniently is not addressed in the means of mass domestication and intentionally escapes the analysis of political scientists and apologists of domination: anti-government convulsion, a tiredness against those who govern and, against all political parties, whatever their ideological color. A feature that withholds the absence of leadership and / or leaders and facilitates the ephemeral realization of Anarchy. (more…)

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How to avoid or destroy DNA traces

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

To avoid or at least minimize the risk of leaving DNA tracks it is necessary to use new gloves, mouthguard, Hairnet or even better closed headcovering (e.g. bathing cap) and washed clothes with long sleeves and trouser legs. However, usually all the other People leave traces as well, means that on more or less public places it won‘t be enough of the cops to simply sweep the mixed dirt – also frequently touched things lead sometimes to mixed traces which can‘t be evaluated. But to rely on this can be dangerous: In some cases they make extensive analyses, and if your DNA is found between many others, it‘s still there.

Often they find DNA on the fibers of clothes. Also places where people did piss can be interesting for the cops. Very famous are the thrown away cigarettes and saliva remains on stamps and envelops. Also famous, but less interesting is the hair, it‘s only valid for DNA analysis if the root of the hair remains. Not helpful to confuse the cops is the DNA of non-human beings. But a specific dog can be identified through DNA what could be a hint for the cops. (more…)

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Posted in Social Control

New research focus : The surveillance industry

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

From Ears & Eyes:

When cops decide to spy on us using surveillance devices such as hidden microphones and cameras or GPS trackers, they need to get the devices from somewhere. It seems that they often buy these devices from private companies. The companies that manufacture and market those devices are part of what we call the surveillance industry.

We think that understanding how the surveillance industry works, who sells the surveillance devices to the cops and what the devices look like will help us to oppose this surveillance. So we have started a research work focused on this industry, and particularly on the companies that participate in it.

On our website you will find an overview of the surveillance industry, a list of companies that sell surveillance devices to cops worldwide, a list of the trade shows and other events where you are likely to find these companies, a glossary of the specific terms of the industry, and a list of other resources on the subject. All this is available in english and french. (more…)

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Debrief of the solidarity actions from the assembly in solidarity with the insurrection in Chile (Athens, Greece)

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Wednesday 30/10 we did an intervention to the central offices of METKA EGN to show solidarity in the insurrection in Chile. We choose to intervene in this company with a banner texts and flyers to give emphasis to the role that this Greek company has also in South America with a plan to impose a cruel neoliberal agenda and degrade the lives of the people in Chile with the investments in energy and exploitation of the land.

Thursday 31/10 we wanted to do a microphonic in Propylaia but because of the rain it was cancelled but we manage 40 comrades to make an intervention and open the bars of the subway so everybody can pass freely while we were sharing texts and flyers.

Friday 1/11 we did a gathering at the embassy of Chile and after a demo back to Exarchia.The pre gathering was in the subway station of Evaggelismos were we shared texts after a while 100 comrades moved with order to Vasilisis Sofia street to approach as close as we can to the embassy that was full of cops. We stand there for one hour and in the way back the riot police was following us and they were provocative trying to find reason to attack us.We manage to finish the demo in Exarchia shouting slogans in the way. In the demo participated also comrades from the popular front of Turkey that they had gathering in the embassy of Turkey.

From the 19th of October, the Chilean state has been overrun by thousands of insurrectionary peoples who have occupied the streets and squares of the country. The mass demonstrations, originally due to the raising of ticket prices for public transport, developed into a generalised insurrection which sweeps everything in its path. (more…)

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Un Llamado a la Solidaridad Anarquista Internacional con la Insurreccion: Revuelta y Accion Directa Frente a la Nueva Arrmetida del Asesino Estado Militar de $hile

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Desde el territorio dominado por el Estado de $hile:

UN LLAMADO A LA SOLIDARIDAD ANARQUISTA INTERNACIONAL CON LA INSURRECCION: REVUELTA Y ACCION DIRECTA FRENTE A LA NUEVA ARREMETIDA DEL ASESINO ESTADO MILITAR DE $HILE

El Viernes 18 de octubre del presente año, hemos presenciado y sido parte de como por medio de la acción directa y el sabotaje a los distintos estandartes del capitalismo moderno, los cánones de la normalidad fueron sobrepasados por el actuar insurrecto; una normalidad impuesta desde hace siglos en este territorio y consolidada por medio de una dictadura civico y militar que implanta el brutal modelo neoliberal vigente. El estallido de la revuelta se desarrolló en toda la extensión de la capital exhibiendo acciones de sabotaje hacia las estaciones del metro de Santiago, el edificio de ENEL (empresa multinacional italiana “distribuidora” de luz), los buses de la línea red (Transantiago), cadenas de bancos, cafeterías y restaurantes de comida rápida, concesionarias de autos, supermercados y farmacias, cada símbolo del capital fue atacado.

El desborde y descontento de miles de hordas e individuxs que sin líderes ni dirigentes, rebasó la ciudad con una extensa batalla contra lxs eternxs protectorxs de la propiedad privada y la paz social de lxs poderosxs fueron parte de una extensa jornada de protesta y rebeldía que culminó con el fascista presidente de derecha Sebastián Piñera, decretando Estado de Emergencia y poniendo a cargo de las tropas de los asesinxs militares al asqueroso general Javier Iturriaga. El avance de los dias siguientes no fue distinto, continuaron las acciones de sabotaje acompañadas de multitudinarias expropiaciones masivas a los grandes centros comerciales, el ataque a edificios gubernamentales y los incesables enfrentamientos contra la policia, argumentos perfectos para imponer Toque de queda en casi todo el territorio y con esto dando completa libertad y legitimidad al actuar de las policias y fuerzas militares que han asesinado y torturado históricamente en nombre de la autoridad. (more…)

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Call for Solidarity to the Insurrection in Chile – 30/10 till 1/11

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

From the 19th of October the Chilean state has been overrun by thousands of insurrected individuals who have occupied the streets and squares of the country. The mass demonstrations, originally due to the raising of ticket prices for public transport, developed into a generalised insurrection which sweeps everything in its path.

The first acts of social disobedience with callings for mass forced entries into and sabotage towards public transport, with thousands of high school and university students breaking the protective gates and entering the metro lines, quickly facing state repression.

The images we see from Chile remind us of the insurrected metropolitan landscape of Athens, when clashes with police, expropriation and looting of department stores, the vandalism of state and capitalist targets, and the passion for the struggle which flooded our own roads was a reality which clashed with that imposed on us by capitalism.

At this moment, the insurrected of Chile face, on their streets, the whole “range” of state repression, because except for the rifles and tear gas of the police, on Friday night, President Piñera decided to impose a state of emergency on the city of Santiago, sending tanks to its streets and imposing a night-time curfew. It is the first time after the fall of the dictatorship of Pinochet in Chile that the army is taking to the streets to repress demonstrators, whereas, at the moment of writing, there are 7,000 arrested and at least 18 dead (some sources state more), 4 shot by cops, the others run over by military vehicles. (more…)

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Chile: ¿A dónde vamos? ¡Hacia la incertidumbre y la permanente conflictividad!

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Algunas palabras desde y por la revuelta de octubre

“A partir de cierto punto no hay retorno.
Ese es el punto que hay que alcanzar.”

Franz Kafka

La indómita protesta por parte de estudiantes secundarios contra el alza del pasaje del tren subterráneo y la inmediata respuesta represiva fue el escenario propicio para que días más tarde la guerra social se dejara vislumbrar con una explícita crudeza.

La dinámica del conflicto fue rápida, impredecible e instintiva. El malestar enfocado principalmente contra el transporte público subterráneo se generalizó y comenzó a explotar, visibilizarse, reconocer formas de combate estallando–literalmente-en cada esquina de Santiago. El 18 de Octubre del 2019 un contexto de revuelta generalizada se desató por toda la capital; barricadas y enfrentamientos se sucedían en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar. Distintos símbolos, estructuras e infraestructuras del poder fueron atacadas a lo largo de toda la ciudad, y prontamente de todo el país. El orden se resquebrajaba y la transgresión inundaba todas las calles, de pronto los sujetos se aglomeraban y atacaban lo que siempre consideraron sus cadenas. No hay planificación, sino espontaneidad que sabe reconocer claramente a su enemigo: El Estado, el capital y sus fuerzas represivas. Los objetivos siniestrados o saqueados son el mejor de los ejemplos: Ministerios, instituciones financieras, empresas depredadoras de la tierra, grandes bodegas almacenadoras de mercancía y comida, y un largo etcétera.

La violencia revolucionaria se ha validado y desatado en los más amplios aspectos de lxs oprimidxs. (more…)

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Interview with Collective Anarchy Today (Russia)

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Collective Anarchy Today | a2day.net gave answers to the questions that we were asked by comrades from France. The interview was prepared for this event: https://foireanarchistemarseille.noblogs.org/

The interview in English is available here: https://a2day.net/anarchy-today/

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Desde Chile: Una Mirada Anarquica al Contexto de Revuelta y Represion

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

DESDE CHILE: UNA MIRADA ANÁRQUICA AL CONTEXTO DE REVUELTA Y REPRESIÓN

Actualmente en Chile se vive una situación de Estado de Emergencia decretado por el gobierno derechista de Sebastián Piñera producto del estallido de una revuelta que explotó el día viernes 18 de octubre de 2019.

Este texto nace con la necesidad comunicar a compañerxs de diversas latitudes del mundo la situación que actualmente se vive en en este territorio.

Desde una mirada anárquica se comparten acá lo que consideramos algunos puntos principales para dar conocer y aportar a entender el momento actual.

PRELUDIO: LA JUVENTUD EN LUCHA Y LA CHISPA QUE ENCENDIÓ LA HOGUERA.

Luego de una semana de evasiones masivas al servicio de trenes subterráneos, protagonizadas principalmente por estudiantes secundarios durante el mes de octubre ante el alza del valor en los pasajes del transporte, se propagaron por diversos puntos de la ciudad de Santiago múltiples episodios de desobediencia individual y colectiva que derivaron en destrucción de infraestructura y enfrentamientos con las fuerzas policiales dentro y fuera de las estaciones del tren subterráneo. (more…)

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Kalinov Most #5. Publicación Anarquista Internacional / Octubre 2019

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Índice:

*Editorial

*El sentido de la acción anárquica

*Sobre la reproducción de imágenes en los entornos anarquistas

*Iconoclastia en la práctica (I): Derribando el mito del trabajo

*Espacios antiautoritarios y perspectivas para la confrontación

*Solidaridad revolucionaria: Reflexiones inacabadas

Aportes Externos

*Contra los políticos presos, los políticos y la política. A propósito de los presos políticos del procés.

*Sobre la necesidad de dotar nuestra existencia de una vitalidad dinámica

kalinovmost(a)riseup.net
www.kalinovmost.wordpress.com

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Subversive anarchy past and present

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

“Revolution is aimed at new arrangements; insurrection leads us no longer to let ourselves be arranged, but to arrange ourselves, and set no glittering hopes on ‘institutions’.”
Max Stirner

“Don’t follow me… I’m not leading you…

Don’t walk ahead of me… I’ll not follow you…

Carve your own path… Become yourself…”
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire,
Imprisoned Members Cell

“I know that there will be an end to this fight between the formidable arsenal of the State and me. I know that I will be vanquished, I will be the weaker, but I hope I can make you pay dearly for the victory.”
Octave Garnier

On this date over 100 years ago, 21st of April 1913, Illegalist and Individualist anarchist Raymond Callemin was executed by guillotine by order of the French state.
On the anniversary of his execution I write this in memory of all those that have fallen or been jailed in the social war against society.

The illegalist current is an offshoot of individualist anarchism. Refusing to be exploited, forced to work for some rich tyrant, instead the illegalist chooses to rob them. It’s an anti-work ethic for individual autonomy to be realised in real life right away through Individual expropriation also known as individual reclamation. (more…)

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End humanity to end domination? – On the misanthropic current in anarchic environments

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

ES: ¿ACABAR CON LA HUMANIDAD PARA ACABAR CON EL DOMINIO? – SOBRE LA CORRIENTE MISANTRÓPICA EN ENTORNOS ANÁRQUICOS

As a result of the recent explosive attack carried out by ITS at a bus stop in Chile, seeking to kill humans, we publish an article from #3 of the magazine Kalinov Most (October 2018). For more information it is also possible to read: Misanthropic Wild Trends: Other expressions of authoritarianism and sacred thought (Kalinov Most # 1 October 2017).

“Humans are a disease. They are the cancer of this planet.
They are a plague. And we are the only cure.”
(Agent Smith- The Matrix)

Previously we already outlined a critique (1) of the ecoextremist tendency and of several of its derivatives, particularly its authoritarian characteristics and its defence of a sacred quasi-religious thought that, as anti-authoritarians, produces so much disgust in us.

The preparation of that article sought to focus mainly on those aspects that seemed key to us to deepen the exposure of the reproduction of what we deeply despise, but without a doubt, it was not the only thing that has been written. Simultaneously, from different territories, there has been continuing reflections and critiques specifically against ecoextremism (2) in its different versions. Writings that, far from seeking to show a good, positive or citizenist anarchism, seek to sharpen the exercise of offensive anarchic praxis.

In this text we will look in depth at another aspect that we can identify in this same trend, but to be honest, it also exceeds it by far. We will not focus on any specific group, magazine, web page, publication or promotional acronym, but rather on a way of understanding and referring to this world. We are talking about the misanthropic tendency and its derivatives. (more…)

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México: Llamado a la acción anárquica

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Llamado a la acción anárquica este 8 de marzo!!!
A todas nuestras afines en México y el mundo, a todas las brujas en lucha en el universo:

El próximo 8 de marzo se conmemora como cada año el Día Internacional de la Mujer. Para muchas, este día es un día de fiesta y homenajes. Para otras, es una jornada de lucha y reivindicaciones políticas y sociales, por lo que llaman a la huelga general feminista por el derecho básico a la no discriminación, contra la violencia de género que ejercen sobre nosotras en la casa, en la calle, contra los FEMINICIDIOS que suman y se multiplican en el México de la Cuarta, contra los convenios abusivos y la falta de garantías para obtener el mismo salario por un desempeño de igual valor, contra la falta de reconocimiento de las enfermedades propias del trabajo en sectores feminizados, contra el acoso y el abuso sexual en escuelas y centros laborales, contra los recortes presupuestales en detrimento de la madre trabajadora, contra la eliminación de los albergues y refugios para las mujeres víctimas de violencia, etc. (more…)

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‘The system must be destroyed!’

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Let’s be clear about this: the system exists.

You can call it what you like – The Establishment, The Thing, The Matrix or the Industrial-Military-Prison-Propaganda-Complex – but it exists.

It has become trendy in recent years to pretend that this is not so, that what we are seeing is merely a collection of economic or interpersonal relationships.

But it is the system that promotes, protects and imposes all the layers of domination and exploitation that mark our everyday lives.

It is the system that tells us we have to spend our best life energy working for it, just for the right to eat and exist in the world it claims it owns.

It is the system that pays its hired thugs to beat us up, intimidate us, lock us up for years if we refuse to play by its rules.

It is the system that maims and murders human beings on an unimagineable scale across the world, all in the interests of its profit and power, and still always claims the moral high ground. (more…)

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Posted in Cognitive Liberty