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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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Chile: Communique from comrade Joaquín García Chanks

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

On the context of Revolt

We have witnessed an apparently unforeseeable phenomenon; from a practically harmless claim, thousands of youths gave free vent to their fatigue, facing their daily lives destroying symbols and flags, fears, lies and, why not, certain ways. It’s not possible to try to analyse, perhaps in vain, the reason for such a situation in this short text; I don’t think it is necessary to classify events in terms of superficiality and claiming slogans or to attribute this catharsis to an accumulation of situations; sometimes things are simpler.

Today I am smiling with happiness at the explosion of the order of things, the momentary rupture of the status quo, the burning of the symbols of lies and misery; I am enjoying the potential of this outbreak. Let’s not deceive ourselves, it would be naïve to think that Revolt brings our values or our politics with it. That after the cathartic feast the counter of suffering incurred by existence will be zeroised or go to an inevitable becoming anarchist; the coming about of the Revolt must be enjoyed, the essential will that undermines all immobility, the flames of a momentarily chaotic becoming which can only survive with constant combustion to thus keep up its fearless beauty. Today I am smiling for a gift that no one gave me.

Joaquín García Chanks
24th October 2019

Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!
via: insuscettibilediravvedimento

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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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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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Chile: Anarchist comrade Tamara Sol Farías Vergara has been released from prison

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

IT/ES/FR

We learn on 16th of October the comrade Tamara Sol Farías Vergara has been given «conditional release», getting out of prison and in this way managing to reunite with her family, friends and comrades. This information has brought great joy since the comrade had been imprisoned since January 21 of 2014 [that day, Tamara Sol fired on a bank’s guardian, as an act of revenge for comrade Sebastián Oversluij, murdered by an armed guardian (of a private security agency) during a robbery, on 11 December 2013, in the municipality of Pudahuel (near Santiago); sentenced to seven years, she had tried to escape, she had been transferred into various prisons and recently, in May, she had been denied “conditional release”]. Soon we will be updating and giving more information regarding Sol.

Solidarity doesn’t stop until the comrades will be free from prisons.

Long live anarchy.

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Chile: Sale el número 33 del Boletín “La Bomba”

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

PDF: La Bomba #33 Agosto 2019

Editorial:

En este nuevo boletín-compilado de acciones de violencia política rescatamos hechos desarrollados en el mes de Junio, Julio y Agosto. Para esta editorial queremos enfocarnos en solo uno: En el ataque con poderosos paquetes bomba realizado por un grupo de acción anarquista el 26 de Julio del presente año.

El atentado fue contra una comisaría y el ex ministro Rodrigo Hinzpeter. El primer paquete bomba estalló en su objetivo hiriendo a ocho policías y desatando el pánico entre el enemigo de uniforme. Paralelamente cuando el segundo fue descubierto este ya estaba en la propia oficina del ex ministro. De forma fortuita el bastardo no lo abrió porque salió a almorzar, durante ese tiempo el GOPE ya había llegado para realizar las clásicas diligencias, acordonando el área y desalojando a las personas. Si no hubiese sido por el azar, la llegada de la policía solo hubiese sido para estorbar el trabajo del Servicio Médico Legal. (more…)

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International Week in Solidarity with the Revolt in Chile

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

24 OCTOBER TO 1 NOVEMBER. INTERNATIONAL WEEK IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE REVOLT IN CHILE.

”Far from the specialists of solidarity who turn it into a jocular farce of humanism and victimization mutilating all our combative characteristics, anarchist solidarity does not fit into rules or infallible recipes.

The essence of solidarity is the continuation and sharpening of the anarchist offensive with every means, from a sacrilegious and aggressive poster to an action with explosive or shots against the organs of the existent. Solidarity transmits the solid message that everything continues and, as other compas have already said before us” :

“Solidarity between anarchists is not just words…”

The news about the revolt in the territory dominated by the State of Chile has travelled this globalised world, not only from last Friday October 18 and the military’s presence in the streets with the respective curfew, but also from the constant putting in practice that the anarchists have managed to uphold throughout the years, standing firm against long sentences and even death of comrades in offensive actions.

Today democracy is showing its face without masks, that face that the prisoners and the populations have to suffer every day, the face of torture, rape and death around the corner, today the State is extending and launching orders to its minions, police and military have to fulfill the functions for which they were programmed, now bluntly, and the revolt responds with dignity, stones, incendiary devices, looting and incipient news of armed attacks against police stations.

From outside this territory we feel the air of rebellion and it calls us back to solidarity action with the weapons that we know how to forge, with the offensive in all the imaginative ways and the conviction that the social war transcends every border, physical and mental.

LET’S BREAK DOWN THE MEDIA FENCE!
LET’S EXTEND THE BLACK INTERNATIONAL AGAINST EVERY FORM OF AUTHORITY.

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Chile: Explosive device at the headquarters of the Chilean police was deactivated a few hours before the arrival of President Piñera

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Chillán, Chile: An explosive device at the headquarters of the Chilean police was deactivated a few hours before the arrival of President Piñera (August 20, 2019)

During the early hours of August 20, 2019, in Chillán, a suspicious object attracted the attention of the security device implemented pending the visit of President Sebastián Piñera.

Outside the main investigative barracks of the PDI (“Policía de Investigaciones de Chile”, which together with the Carabineros de Chile is one of the two police bodies of the Chilean State), located in Vega de Saldías, and which borders a police headquarters located in the center of Chillán, an explosive device was deposited without initially arousing suspicion. (more…)

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Responsibility Claim for Parcel Bomb Attacks in Santiago, Chile

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019



On the 25th of July, 2019, a parcel bomb was delivered to Police Station 54 in Huechuraba, Santiago. The parcel was opened and successfully detonated, causing material destruction to the police station and hospitalizing 5 police officers. On the same day, a second parcel bomb was intercepted before it could be opened at the headquarters of Quinenco SA, one of the holding companies through which Chile’s richest family controls the Bank of Chile. A police and State-generated media frenzy soon ensued with much speculation regarding the identity of the senders of the explosive packages. Now, an anarchist cell calling themselves SEDITIOUS ACCOMPLICES / FRACTION FOR REVENGE have issued a communique claiming responsibility for both attacks in which they stated that they were specifically targeting two individuals- Carabineros Major Manuel Guzmán at Police Station 54 in Huechuraba and former Minister of the Interior Rodrigo Hinzpeter who now works at Quinenco SA. Below is an English translation of the original communique that was posted on Contra Info….

OPERATION FOR THE EXPANSION OF HOSTILITIES AGAINST THE EXECUTIONERS

We claim responsibility for the two parcels composed of black gunpowder and dynamite addressed to Rodrigo Hinzpeter and Carabineros Chief Manuel Guzmán at Police Station 54 in Huechuraba.

We took all the necessary security measures to ensure that the devices only exploded in the hands of the persons targeted by our action. Our enemies are clear to us, we are not seeking to harm or injure random people. While we know that we all are part of the operation of dominion, we recognize that there are degrees of responsibility and the recipients of our explosive parcels have decisive roles in both the management and accumulation of capital and in State control and repression. (more…)

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Flaming Barricades in Memory of Murdered Anarchist Carlo Giuliani in Santiago, Chile

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Comrades erected flaming barricades made of tires in Santiago, Chile, in protest and in memory of murdered anarchist Carlo Giuliani, who was shot dead by police on July 20th, 2001 in Genoa, Italy during anti-G8 protests.

23-year-old anarchist Carlo Giuliani was killed by Mario Placanica, a cop, during the clashes that broke out after the police attacks in the afternoon. Images show Giuliani throwing a fire extinguisher at a police vehicle before he was shot and then run over twice by the Land Rover during clashes with police forces.


Carlo Guiliani, never forgive, never forget! Fight back!

AMW

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Incendiary Attacks Against Transantiago Bus and Armed Attacks Against Carabineros in Santiago, Chile

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Communiqué received together with the photos on 08/16/2019:

I. Street fight in confluence with the new urban guerrilla

As groups, we use revolutionary violence to make visible the obvious contradictions that the systemic and changing operation of capital implies, depending on the State that legitimizes it as the social order of the day.

Each gear justifies the next and is consolidated as a structure under the protection of a judicial apparatus that condemns many to misery, softens abuses and violations of priests condemned to a life of confinement in palaces, and forgives tax crimes within the reach of 1% of Chilean citizens that conserve 26.5% of the wealth; an executive power in charge of justifying and accelerating the measures that favor the wealthy and thirsty group of tyranny that is on duty; a legislative power in charge of discussing among its caste the daily evolution of millions of people… and always protecting their privileged status in power. (more…)

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