via;cettesemaineDAYS OF SOLIDARITY WITH PRISONERS OF THE SOCIAL WAR IN CHILEAN PRISONS FROM 10 TO 20 April
* To all our brothers and sisters, comrades, friends and lovers.
* For multifaceted complicity worldwide, attacking the existent of exploitation and misery, domination, capital and death.
* To the subversive, autonomous, libertarian, revolutionary, anti-authoritarian prisoners who do not deny their connections or beliefs and resist daily with dignity not only in words but above all with concrete actions.
“Whoever is afraid of freedom is proud to be a slave”
The struggle against power, domination and all the subjective symbolic, tangible and valuable means that nourish and support it requires above all the individual radical and unwavering decision to bring tension into all areas of life, turning this into a continuous path of liberation. There is no doubt that reaching this conviction, decision, choice, involves a process that each person lives as unique and unrepeatable according to the context and circumstances from which we opened our eyes to the struggle. Moving towards emancipation as a guiding principle for the destruction of class society is not an instantaneous or solitary process, although it can be individual: by the meeting of ideas, we build ties that bring us together in practice, generating points of affinity also with conscious minds that we do not know directly, but with whom we articulate a common path.
Thus when the social spectacle of the non-life they call democracy offers you the possibility of indignation and citizen participation through all its mechanisms of control, what it really wants is to extinguish any real possibility of rebellion of each one, right to their most inner consciousness. So, opposing the multiple formats of the ideology of the State-prison-capital with the offensive resistance of our convictions means going beyond all the margins, walls or borders between which they claim make us live in lind acceptance of their relationships of rotten power, their nauseating morality, their politics and world view.
Resisting the present state of things offensively clearly implies passing from words to action, from the banal slogan to rebel combat against the existing order, from simple empty critique to the proliferation of antagonism in the light of rebellion.
In this way, we, who have made steps to take back our lives by breaking the chains that oppress us, have been exposed to the unleashing of State repression and death. The law of domination, always ready to defend power, is always sharpened to condemn and punish those who rebel. Going into the substantial coherence between theory and practice has taken us through the darkest recesses of the police-prison architecture of the Capitalist State. We have not been the first or the only ones, and we will not be the last … However, with the present particularity of this universe of prisoners of war expressing different experiences of resistance to confinement since the end of the 80s in the insane prisons of high and very high security in Chile, Peru, Brazil and Argentina from the 90s up to today. Through juridical-political trials always moulded and forged in the interests of counter-insurgency …
Torture and repression have made the criminalisation of family and lovers of various entourages a constant. Rather than scare us, this has rendered more powerful that vital force that makes us insist and continue as individuals beyond the caricatural labels that have became part of the constant journalistic-police defamation. This includes the leftist sectarianism that only divides and splits continual attempts to widen the insurgent fringe from which are based various experiences that emphasize autonomy, direct action, mutual aid, affinity and horizontality in the struggle for total liberation.
The reality of the prisoners at war inside Chilean prisons cannot be falsified. There is struggle day after day, there is no silence, even less is there forgetting. Different generations of subversives meet with similar perspectives on this moment of struggle. That is why, in contributing to the breakdown of the fragmentation of spaces of affinity and those close to each prisoner, we want to realise concrete steps of convergence around common minimal points within a highly adverse scenario, but which will never be impossible, starting from individuality to the collectivisation of the struggle at all levels of reality. In this context, we are making an open call to to all possible initiatives of struggle against every expression of the prison society. We are calling to mobilize the imagination, the will and desire from March 10 to April 20.
We salute the dignified struggles that have multiplied these days in the Greek prisons, chapters that we have been living at close range with sincere affection.
We also greet the Mexico Negro that is rising and growing in the anti-authoritarian struggle, the compas in the prisons that through their writings and struggles are always in our hearts.
We greet the anarchist prisoners in the Italian prisons, our sisters and brothers Francisco and Mónica and the comrades arrested in the so-called Pandora operation.
We salute the dignified resistance of Mauricio Hernández against the insane punishment regime to which he has been subjected for 13 years in the Brazilian prisons.
We greet the autonomous Mapuche prisoners and their ancestral struggle for self-determination.
We greet Juan Flores and Nataly Casanova, on trial under the blow of the gruesome anti-terrorism law of democracy that allows everything. Recently captured Diego Ríos.
We embrace all the dignified prisoners of the Cages of the Planet, the fugitives, our dead.
With special eternal love for Eduardo and Rafael Vergara, Paulina Aguirre, Norma Vergara, Johny Cariqueo, Zoé Aveilla, Lambros Foundas, Mauricio Morales, Sebastián Overluij et Sergio Terenzi…