Posts Tagged ‘Santiago 1’
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
When analyzing any edge of the prison, one must first establish or rather, make its history and its purpose visible. We are the ones in the dump of this society, another instrument of oppression through the law to perpetuate the privilege of the class society, made by power in its image and likeness, the jail is like all the bad things in the tight system between cement walls.
The very existence of the jail is political, a gear that makes the machinery of death of the State roll, social control, intimidation, isolation, directed against whoever it is is necessary to exalt the triumphant values of the bourgeoisie: competition, submission, exploitation, harassment, bourgeois individualism, violence; all this reflects its worst face in this place.
Here the children of violence, poverty and ignorance are raised, a school of fear that maintains the lucrative prison business, being a product of domination will never have a reforming end, which proclaims with the voice of a prisoner sick with rage. Nothing good can be taken out of confinement and uniformity; therefore, the mere existence of the prison reflects the type of system that governs us, has the color it has, is adorned as it is adorned; the existence of the jail has a political aim; therefore, for whatever reason, all prisoners are political prisoners, because it transcends the filter of the law, which is the preferred son of power.
What to do with social cannibalism if there were no prisons? It is the question to dream… (more…)
ES/EN: Algunas aclaraciones necesarias sobre los posicionamientos de algunes anarquistas ante la muerte en prisión de Kevin Garrido
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Some necessary clarifications about the positions of some anarchists regarding the death in prison of Kevin Garrido
Update: English version below
Hace unos días llegaron a la bandeja de correo electrónico de este blog dos mensajes informando sobre la muerte de Kevin Garrido, que recordemos, se encontraba cumpliendo condena por los ataques explosivos contra la Escuela de Gendarmería de Chile y contra la 12ª Comisaría de San Miguel. La muerte, al parecer, se habría producido a manos de otros presos durante una reyerta donde Kevin recibió varias puñaladas en tórax y abdomen.
Ante esto, muches se han apresurado a reivindicar a Kevin Garrido como anarquista. Memoria a corto plazo quizá, pues en uno de sus comunicados públicos emitido desde la prisión en noviembre de 2016 (se puede leer aquí) el propio Kevin dice “falsamente me tildaron de anarquista” y si bien más adelante expresa su apoyo y solidaridad a anarquistas en prisión, también expresa su apoyo a la tendencia ecoextremista, quienes no sólo se han apartado totalmente de un discurso y una práctica anarquistas asumiendo posiciones autoritarias y dogmáticas, sino que de hecho han atacado a anarquistas. (more…)
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
On November 2nd, Kevin Garrido was murdered in the Santiago 1 prison, located in the Chilean region. As a result of the news that has been circulating via the different counter-info web projects about this individual, we consider it necessary to make some clarifications:
Kevin Garrido, WAS NOT AN ANARCHIST, in his last communiques he made clear his affinity with eco-extremist ideology: “They investigated me, traced my steps and managed to hunt me down with their guns pointed at my head. They exposed my face on TV and the newspapers defamed me, with a cluster of idiocies in their argumentation. They falsely labeled me an anarchist and presumed that faced with a large number of policemen that I would bow my head and not respond. They sat me in one of their courtrooms for more than six hours to hear the words that the prosecutor was spreading with a vomit-inducing stench.”
Why mention this? Because the diffusion of information in such an ambiguous and irresponsible way on who he was, and minimizing his political position, makes one wonder at the ease of which a person can be called a comrade in the Chilean region. (more…)
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
On August 13 the comrade Juan Flores was transferred during an operation by prison guards from Santiago Prison 1 to the High Security Prison (CAS) along with Enrique Guzman. Both comrades are defendants in the so-called ‘Bombs Case 2’.
The reason for the surprise transfer was the supposed dismantling of an ‘escape plane’ following the discovery of a drawing in comrade Juan’s cell depicting a prison being attacked.
The comrade’s legal team took action resulting in Juan being transferred back to Santiago 1. Comrade Enrique will remain in the maximum security section of the CAS.
The prison guards’ fear reveals their clumsy powerlessness when faced with unyielding convictions.
via Publicacion Refractario, translated into English by Insurrection News
Thursday, May 26th, 2016
‘We will ensure that there is not one safe place left for them. Our weapons are charged and ready to talk… if words make them sweat, actions will spill blood’ Sebastián Oversluij.
Today I write to you from captivity, Mauricio Morales. These words are from and for you and I hope they reach you.. How many years have passed since you physically abandoned this disgusting modern world? Does it really matter? Not to me. Time is just time and the future is uncertain, the attack is here and now… There’s the present to be set on fire and blown up! The present war!
For me you didn’t ‘fall in battle’. Because, dying while attacking authority is falling? no, in my opinion, and I believe that many repeat this phrase mistakenly. For me you died attacking authority, with dignity and pride. You died with the courage of the warrior you are, amidst the triumph of Power and the respect of those who consider you a comrade. I don’t idolise you or any other, even less do I cry for you. I honour your courage, your acting in total coherence with your words, ideas and practices; a fighter of praxis. (more…)
Letter from imprisoned comrades Juan Aliste, Marcelo Villarroel & Freddy Fuentevilla in solidarity with Monica & Francisco (Chile, Spain)
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
From the high security prison of Santiago, Chile, we make an international call for active solidarity with Francisco and Monica, who soon will face the legal farce of the Spanish State. They are accused of being part of Insurreccional Commando Mateo Morral who have claimed responsibility for two explosive attacks on historic symbols [1, 2] of the Spanish Catholic church in the course of the year 2013.
On the next 8, 9 and 10 March, the trial in the National Court in Madrid is determined to perform an exemplary punishment on the lives of our comrades.
With rants and cockiness the judiciary orders more than 40 years in prison for various charges as the servile Chilean State celebrates and rejoices the omen of a long sentence hanging over these dear fellow anti-authoritarians. (more…)
Tags: Chile, FIES, Francisco Solar, Freddy Fuentevilla Saa, Insurrectionalist Commando Mateo Morral, Juan Aliste Vega, Letter, Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, Monica Caballero, Santiago 1, Spain
Posted in Prison Struggle
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
EL COMETA PASARÁ ETERNAMENTE.
Cuando llegó la propuesta de ayunar por la semana de agitación en memoria
del Pelao Angry mi corazón se revoloteó entero, mi interior dijo vamos y
decidí desafiar a la cana y a mi cuerpo. No es fácil ayunar en una cana tan
plástica como Santiago 1, toda la alimentación de aquí no ayuda en nada
para hacer ayunos y dañarte lo menos posible.
Ahora compartiré lo que siento individualmente por recordar a Pelao.
Físicamente compartimos 2 veces pero esto no hace que me sienta cercanx,
leyendo su libro y compartiendo con seres que lx conocían ha hecho que
cuando lo traigo a mí sienta emociones liberadoras, son sensaciones
encontradas, pero todo el rato trato de deconstruir la idealización de la
muerte física sin “apologizar” el contexto en el que murió. Viene a mí una
sensación de tranquilidad sabiendo que físicamente se fue enfrentándose en
ese arrojo que tanto le gustaba, ese arrojo puro y hermoso que hace
destruir de cualquier forma la civilización. (more…)
Sunday, April 12th, 2015
[Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras from Refractario]
On April 7, 2015, a bus was set on fire. Near the action, the bastards of police arrested comrades Natalia Collao (24) and Javier Pino (22).
When the journalistic carrion arrived to police station, both Natalia and Javier walked with head up. Javier shouted out loud: Down with the patriarchal and anthropocentric society!
On Friday 10, the judge decreed three months of preventive detention on charges of incendiary device installation in a public transport bus. Outside the Tribunal, comrades in solidarity stayed with banners and slogans.
Javier is now detained in Santiago 1 prison, and Natalia is in San Miguel prison.
All our solidarity with the comrades!
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
(Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras with info from Refractario)
During the morning of September 18, 2014, several raids shook Santiago seeking to give results to the latest explosives attacks. Finally the police in a broad operation gets the arrest of 3 comrades. According to the press and the police, detention realized thanks to a investigation from the security cameras inside the subway train and a ticket-card used by the suspects.
Comrades arrested are:
Natalie Casanova Muñoz (26 years),
Juan Flores Riquelme (22 years) ,
Guillermo Durán Méndez (25 years).
When comrades were transferred to the “Jusitice Center”, they keep their heads up and Juan shouted “Down with the Police-State!”
The press, as the power carrion, has been reporting about the “dangerous individuals” that “belong to an hermetic anarchist cell”, developing their classic campaign creating an internal enemy. (more…)
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Making the stars shine with our solidarity.
The news spread fast and (as it has always had to be) the isolation was not a problem. A call-out for direct solidarity with 3 political prisoners, defendants in the security case.
With news that the compañeros were also on hunger strike my response to this situation was immediate, “I too am going to go on strike,” with astonishment and concern the compañerxs who informed me of the situation warned me not to be so crazy, to think things through, more calmly, was I prepared for a hunger strike? In my condition a measure of this nature could be lethal, because I could lose everything gained as far as my health is concerned, and its true… (more…)
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…)