Posts Tagged ‘Chile’
Monday, September 27th, 2010
CHILE – 4 comrades on hunger strike, demanding immediate transfer from Santiago 1 to CAS (high security prison). Vinicio Carlo Aguilera Mery, anarchist political prisoner and one of the hunger-strikers, wrote this following letter:
(Translated from: Culmine)
24/09/2010 – Hello everybody, today, 24 September, the four of us: Felipe Guerra, Camilo Pérez, Carlos Rivero and Vinicio Aguilera found ourselves in a situation that, although it seems impossible, is worse than before. (more…)
Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Responding to the Call for International Solidarity by the persecuted and rebellious comrades in Chile, we call on people around the world to express their solidarity and in Athens we invite a:
Gathering of Solidarity
on Friday, September 24th at 5pm,
outside of the Chilean Embassy (Bas. Sofias 25- Athens, Greece)
THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM HAS NO BORDERS
THE SAME FOR SOLIDARITY
On August 14th 2010 the Chilean State, under orders of special district attorney Alejandro Pena, began a campaign of oppression against Chilean antagonists, code-named “Salamander.” With invasions into social spaces, occupations and dozens of homes throughout the country, 14 people were arrested and taken to the Nunoa police station. The next day they were led to the courts of Santiago and charged with over 100 bomb attacks made over the past years in all of Chile. The assembly which gathered outside of the courthouse in a display of solidarity was violently suppressed and 40 people were detained.
With the unanimous aid of the mass media in creating a negative climate against the arrestees and without real evidence against them, the court of Santiago ordered that 8 of the 14 be kept in custody until trial. The other 6 were released with restrictive measures, forbidden to leave the country, to communicate with each other, to visit the imprisoned or the social centers and occupations the police had invaded, and that they must present themselves to local authorities every week. The men were taken to C.A.S. maximum security prison and the women to Centro de Orientation Femenina, all in solitary confinement. On Monday September 6th another 2 people were arrested in the context of the “bomb case” spectacle.
Over the past years the democratic facade of the Chilean State, under the guise of financial development, has circumvented most social and union rights and sold off huge portions of land to multinational companies (Benetton) and the logging, livestock and tourism industries, primarily in the south, violently evicting the indigenous Mapuche peoples from their ancestral land. In the Mapuche territories right-wing paramilitary groups guided by rich landowners have become active and terrorize and murder people who choose to resist the plans of the dominant. Conflicts erupt and dozens of indigenous antagonists and arrested and imprisoned. Over 400 people are awaiting trial, most of whom are farmers struggling to regain the land which in the past was stolen by the Chilean army and is now in the hands of multinational logging and energy companies.
Also, since 2009 a special “anti-terrorist” law from the days of the Pinochet dictatorship has been reactivated so as to crack down on the recent upsurge of attacks and unrest in the south of the country, for which the indigenous Mapuche are accused. The controversial law triples the penalties for arson and land occupations and has been used 16 times in the past 10 years. This past summer Mapuche political prisoners began a hunger strike (shortly after by means of court order they were forced into compulsory sustenance) and in September they were followed by imprisoned minors, struggling for the liberation of the political prisoners and the ending of their prosecution.
As social inequalities intensify, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, in all of Chile social resistance strengthens and every demonstration breaks out into conflict while in parallel there are bomb attacks against state and corporate targets. In the context of this social unrest, the pogrom against anarchist/ libertarian comrades is carried out, who by no evidence other than being active in social struggles are considered responsible for the conflicts and the bombings.
From the joint announcement of the Autonomous Social Space and Libertarian Library Jonny Cariqueo and the occupied Social Space and Library Vanzetti, La Crota bikepunk:
“We are the target chosen to cover up the tragedy of the 33 miners and their families, victims of the exploitation of the powerful, and the hunger strike of the Mapuche comrades who are struggling for their land.” “The political and legal fabrication is obvious, the construction of an illegal ‘terrorist’ organization with leaders is schizophrenic. We, as anti authoritarians and anarchists do not believe in, nor do we obey hierarchies, much less orders. That which district attorney Pena calls funding terrorism is called international solidarity. That which the police call “centers of power” are houses in which libraries are built and the people are called upon to face the current reality of exploitation and nonsense, places were social relationships are built far from commercialization, based on values such as solidarity, horizontal relationships, mutual support and self-management.”
Responding to the Call for International Solidarity by the persecuted and rebellious comrades in Chile, we call on people around the world to express their solidarity and in Athens we invite a Gathering of Solidarity on Friday, September 24th at 5pm, outside of the Chilean Embassy (Bas. Sofias 25)
NOTHING IS FINISHED EVERYTHING CONTINUES
SOLIDARITY IS A POWERFUL WEAPON
FREEDOM TO THE CHILEAN ANTAGONISTS AND ALL THE PRISONERS OF CLASS SOCIAL WAR
Assembly for Solidarity
Open Assembly of Anarchists for a United Polymorphic Movement
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Dark Nights is an irregularly published anarchist & anti-prison freesheet of resistance reports and repression news.
Issue #8 has a feature on the 14 August anti-anarchist repression in Chile, with a letter from an imprisoned anarchist, communique from insurrectionalist groups about the state attacks against social centres and anarchist initiatives, and call for international solidarity.
On the 24th of September there is an international day of solidarity with the Chilean comrades, and we dedicate this issue to the situation. The repression is aimed at silencing the growing discontent and stopping the anarchist direct action against corporate, religious and state targets which has grown in recent years. Because the Chilean government has no way of stopping the attacks, it attempts to persecute and dismantle the broader anarchist movement with investigations, raids and beatings at gun point.
The international anarchist and radical social movements must answer this frame-up with our solidarity and resistance.
Dark Nights #8
– Call for international solidarity with the hostages of the Chilean ‘democracy’.
– List of hostages and those under conditional ‘freedom’.
– Communique from Mónica Caballero
– Communique from insurrectionalist groups in South America concerning the frame up.
Monday, September 13th, 2010
International call for actions of solidarity for the comrades in Chile, for Friday, September 24th 2010
We are an assembly of anarchist- anti-authoritarians in Athens which acts in solidarity for the hostages of class-social war.
Wanting to respond to the call of the comrades in Chile for international solidarity and at the same time considering essential the solidarity to all peoples of the struggle who stand against dominance on local and global levels, we inform you that we are preparing an international call for actions of solidarity for Friday, September 24th, which we plan to communicate to the best of our abilities.
In Athens we will have a demonstration outside of the Chilean embassy. Of course, everyone can choose their actions according to their abilities. In the coming days we will send out the text we will be using here.
With comradely greetings from Athens.
The passion for freedom is stronger than all the cells.
Assembly for Solidarity (Athens, Greece)
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY WITH THE 14 HOSTAGES OF THE CHILEAN ‘DEMOCRACY’
Welcome to Chile, society of jails and jailers.
This past Saturday the 14th of August, in the cities of Santiago and Valparaíso, an action coordinated by police of all types (special task forces) violently raided three squatted social centers and many private homes in fives communes. The police intimidated people with weapons of war, broke windows and doors, and took many personal items with them from all of the houses. (more…)
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
Breaking news coming in from Chile about a wave of repression aimed at dismantling the anarchist movement. International solidarity and resistance – Spread this information and take action! (Updated)
Raids Lead To Arrest Of 14 Alleged Members Of Chilean Anarchist Group.
Police say financing likely came from Italy, Greece, Mexico and Argentina. Police on Saturday led simultaneous raids that resulted in the arrests of 14 people suspected of belonging to a Chilean anarchist group accused of more than 100 bombings. 14 Suspects accused of 23 Bomb Attacks nabbed in Chile. (more…)
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Pickets and demos outside jails will be taking place in the next few days and over New Year’s Eve in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland in solidarity with the strikers and all prisoners. (more…)
Sunday, December 20th, 2009
From the 20th December 2009 to the 1 January 2010, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, anarchist imprisoned in Aachen, Germany, has declared a hungerstrike which prisoners from at least three jails in Chile including Axel Osorio have stated they will join. Marco Camenisch (in Switzerland), Jonatan (Sweden), Juan Carlos, Francisco, Honorio and Alberto (Spain), Diego (Argentina), Sergio, Mike, Evelin, Luca and Pasquale (Italy) have also said they will participate. Many other prisoners are expected to join, in solidarity with the struggle of Gabriel and in a common collective refusal of authority and the prison system. Gabriel hoped it might make the Christmas celebrations seem even more ridiculous than usual. (more…)
Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Early this morning, our brother Mauricio Morales died. He carried an explosive which detonated in his back pack, he died on the spot. It is assumed that the disgusting institution of the Gendarmerie was the aim of his attack. He died as a fighter, without fear, without hesitation, confronting every form of power. (more…)