The Indigenous Mapuche community of Winka Railao declare their commitment to continue their process of territorial recuperation from the forestry company, Arauco.

Voices in Movement

The Mapuche community of Winka Railao, Lautaro, in the territory of Muko, direct the following to the Mapuche and Chilean people:

Kiñe: On sunday, October 27, different representatives of the Pu Lof of the Wenteche (valley) territory gathered on the land usurped from us by the company, Arauco.

In this Txawün (reunion), we reaffirmed our commitment to the process of territorial recuperation that we began a few weeks ago. The goal is to recuperate the space in order to care for it. There, we will be able to produce the sustenance that we need in order to live on the land and to produce a space that will also serve future generations.

Epu: Reinforcing the unity between communities, we will be able to advance and reconstruct ourselves as Mapuche people. We thus encourage other Pu Lof to advance along this line, to shed their fear and to take charge of their destiny. This is what we can be and what we can do as Mapuche. Defend a forest, a winkul (hill), a river and recuperate the land in order to heal it. That is what motivates us to move forward. There is our Feyentun, there we are Mapuche. That is why we exist.

Küla: We also want to speak to the process that the Chilean people have begun and we send them a fraternal salute. The enemy that we both face is greedy, very evil and hardly human. That enemy is capable of doing anything in order to maintain the system of oppression intact, as has already been seen with the deaths that both the Chilean and Mapuche people have experienced.

We urge you all not to be confused, to not allow yourselves to be manipulated in your understanding of our just struggle. We encourage you all to have dignity, to think about those who will come. We encourage that you include in your demands the necessity to protect the natural world today, which is under threat and only defended by few. It is the earth we share, the one from which we were born, and it is the only one we have.

Melo: We know that Ñuke Mapu (Mother Earth) and the Pue Ngen (spirits of Mother Earth) accompany us in this process. We will continue with confidence.

Petuy mogeleiñ Pu Mapuche. Nentuaiñ Taiñ Mapu, Weuwaiñ.

Pewü Küyen, Wenteche Ñi Mapu

October 2019

Original in Spanish: http://www.mapuexpress.org/?p=29016

Political Prisoner Tamara Sol Has Been Freed After Over Five Years in Prison

Voices in Movement

Compañera Tamara Sol has been granted parole after over five long years of prison, punishment and various transfers. This time, the compañera has left the Llanahue extermination center in Valdivia.

Let us remember that on January 21, 2014, the compañera was detained after shooting at a security guard at the State Bank in an act of revenge for the death of the anarchist compañero Sebastián Overluji. In February 2015, the compañera was condemned to seven years and 61 days in prison. Since then, she began a journey through prison with countless transfers and acts of punishment until arriving at last in the southern prison of Llancahue, known for torture and abuse. At that moment, she began the battle for “conditional freedom,” in spite of the continuous rejections on part of the jailers.

Today Tamara Sol is back in the streets…Joy and strength for her, her family and her close friends in the new pathways that open outside of the bars, locks and surveillance cameras.

Original in Spanish:

Indigenous Mapuche Community of Pancho Marivil Dos Continue Territorial Recuperation (Wallmapu, Chile)

Voices in Movement

This communique comes from the Indigenous Mapuche community of Pancho Marivil Dos, who are in the process of recuperating their ancestral territories on the outskirts of the city of Labranza, Chile.

September 28, 2019

The community of Pancho Marivil Dos is once again entering the estate, “La Montaña,” usurped by the settler, Jaime Muro Cuadra. Currently the community is exercising their right to their traditional territories, carrying out a process of ancestral territorial recuperation. The community has the duty and necessity to recuperate the territory, to continue being Mapuche. If they do not, large land owners will negotiate with construction companies and will begin urbanizing the territory adjacent to the communities. These territories, on the outskirts of the city of Labranza, a few kilometers from Temuco, are already overcrowded. The Mapuche people are losing their life based on the land due to the expansion of cement, pollution, smog, noise and all the other things of which the city entails. This includes the loss of the countryside, along with the loss of sacred spaces like the ancient cemetery where our Kuifi rest. Thus, the community is obligated to carry out the recuperation of their ancestral territory, to give continuity to Mapuche life in the countryside. On the land, with the nguilaltuwe, paliwe, orchards, farms, animals and hills. We must take care of the environment at all costs against the intervention of the capitalist and large landowning companies that profit, exploit and deteriorate Mapuche territory.

We make a call to everyone to be attentive to the development of this process of recuperation and reconstruction of the Mapuche Mongen. During recent months, there have been grave episodes of repression against the Peñi and Lamgen who are exercising their right to their ancestral territory through legitimate struggle.

Support, show solidarity, accompany, struggle, resist and recuperate! For the continuation and development of the weychen all over Wallmapu!!!!

With this communique we want to make clear that the community of Pancho Marivil Dos will not compromise before false proposals and negotiations on part of the business sector.

Out with the large landowners!

Out with forestry, real estate, hydroelectric plans and all projects that seek to take our Wallmapu.

Freedom to all of the Mapuche political prisoners. Wewaiñ!

Original in Spanish: https://radiokurruf.org/2019/09/28/comunicado-comunidad-pancho-marivil-dos-reingresa-a-fundo-la-montana-de-labranza/

Chile: The Santiago Anarchist Federation is born

We are part of the last 20 years of recomposition of social and organized anarchism, a time that has been marked by the understanding of the need for a political organization and the importance of insertion in the different struggles of the dominated class.

The creation of this Federation seeks, from humility, but with great conviction, to demonstrate that the specific anarchism in the Chilean region has not died and that today more than ever, our political project must be positioned as an alternative against this system of capitalist domination and patriarchal. That is why, for us and us today is a historic day, since we feel that we are an expression of organized anarchism more than from the end of the 19th century until today, to seek to contribute to the most felt struggles of the peoples with The influence of your ideas and practices.

We live a historical period marked by a social and ecological crisis caused by the exacerbation of extractivism, the dispossession of the territories and the control of the bodies by the system of domination. This scenario poses new challenges for anarchism.

Understanding the system of domination and relations of domination to expand the fields of insertion in popular struggles, becomes a key point. If there are different areas of domination, any class expression of struggle against this is a fertile field for anarchism and this is essential to get out of the idea that raises privileged places for organization over others. This system, which exerts power and coercion through relations of domination, for us and us has two fundamental pillars: patriarchal domination and capitalist domination and the effects of its overlap are those that are currently manifested in society.

Under this analysis we think of our strategy of rupture, being clear that there is no domination over another, but that they operate depending on the historical context in which they are framed, in a perspective that prioritizes the non-fragmentation of oppressions. In this way racism, (hetero) sexism and classism are oppressions that operate simultaneously, coexist and are consubstantial, overlap.

Faced with this, we propose strategic elements such as de-patriarization, decolonization, federalism and revolutionary self-management as an alternative for the destruction of the patriarchal-capitalist system of domination and its colonial strategy and the construction of a revolutionary, federal self-managed society that eliminates classes social, gender mandates and racial divisions, where the community, the ecological and feminist will be our horizon of life.

The current political situation, marked by a repressive context expressed, for example, in the migrant law, safe classroom, reformulation of the anti-terrorism law, militarization and implementation of states of exception, this added to the severance of social rights, with the reform of pensions, tax reform (which seeks to maintain profit rates in the context of economic crisis), the progress of the neoliberal offensive in health, housing, education and the easing of environmental legislation. In economic terms, the precariousness of life becomes of strategic importance in the perspective of the patriarchy / capital-life conflict, with an extreme liberalization marked by the signing of treaties such as TPP 11-TLC – APEC, hyperdebtedness (falling wages real) and the economic slowdown. In the social,

LONG LIVE SOCIAL AND ORGANIZED ANARCHISM!

TO STRENGTHEN THE LATIN AMERICAN SPECIFIC STRATEGY!

UP THOSE AND THOSE WHO FIGHT !!
SANTIAGO ANARCHIST FEDERATION

https://www.anarkismo.net/article/3149

Communiqué From Mapuche Political Prisoners (Temuco, Chile)


This communiqué comes from the Indigenous Mapuche political prisoners in Temuco, Chile, who continue demanding the recognition of their cultural and political rights inside prison. The original communiqué in Spanish was published by Publicacion Refractario and can be found here.

We, the Mapuche political prisoners in Temuco, communicate the following to the national and international public, and to our Mapuche people:

 

    1. Our principal and absolute demand will always be freedom for all of the Mapuche political prisoners.
    2. In spite of the multiple efforts that we have carried out to generate dialogue with the Gendarmerie, with the intention to advance toward attaining our political and cultural rights inside of the prison, they continue to be violated and negated by the prison administration and its various authorities.

These political and cultural rights are related most directly to the following short-term demands regarding our prison situation:

 

    1. The implementation of protocols for mass visits three times a year.
    2. The free spiritual exercise of the Mapuche prisoners once a month.
    3. The ability to carry out workshops on Mapuche language and culture without segregation between the accused and the convicted once a week.
    4. The increase in the number of family or general visits to 20 people per inmate.
    5. Access to intercultural or occidental healthcare according to the situation.
    6. The ability to play sports together, the accused and the convicted.

In addition, the following medium-term demands:

 

    1. Modification of Decree 518 to consider the demand and cultural approaches of the Mapuche political prisoners and of all the Indigenous peoples deprived of their freedom.
    2. Exclusive modules for Mapuche prisoners.
    3. Transfer of the convicted Mapuche political prisoners to the Center of Education and Work (CET).

 

Freedom now to all of the Mapuche political prisoners!!

Accused and Convicted Political Prisoners for the Mapuche Cause

Temuco Prison

May 6th, 2019

International May Day roundup

Anarchist Communist Group

In France there were many large demonstrations in cities and towns, In Paris, there was a march of some 2,000 anarchists on the morning of May 1st. This was followed by the main march with a turnout from the usual unions and left parties, but with also the turnout of both feminists and Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) who are increasingly radicalising. This was met with a massive police presence, who attacked demonstrators with batons and gas.

 Two thousand demonstrated in the centre of Rennes. Several thousands demonstrated at Toulouse, where again demonstrators were attacked with many tear gas grenades by police. There were two thousand demonstrators at Orleans, and between nine to eleven thousand demonstrators at Lyon, with a large anarchist bloc. There was a very large anarchist contingent on the demonstration at Dijon, where two thousand turned out for May Day. A few gas canisters fired by the cops. Two thousand at Cherbourg with an anarchist bloc, ten thousand at Bordeaux and a thousand at Aubenas. On all of these demonstrations, there were turnouts from feminists, climate change campaigners and Gilets Jaunes.

In Colombia, there was a large anarchist presence on the May Day demo in Bogota.

In Chile there were brutal attacks by the police on demonstrators.

In El Salvador, there was a large anarchist bloc on the demo in San Salvador.

There was an anarchist presence on the demonstration in Helsinki, Finland.

In Bangladesh the Anarchosyndicalist Federation organised a large event.

In Sweden twenty anarchists protesting against the government’s plans to clamp down on strikes were brutally arrested.

In Turkey, despite the severe repression there, large numbers of anarchists under red and black flags turned out.

In Bandung in Indonesia, police arrested six hundred anarchists, out of an anarchist bloc of one thousand, stripped them to their underwear and shaved their heads. Elsewhere in Indonesia, police tried to block a large anarchist bloc marching to join the main demonstration, leading to clashes.

In Germany in Berlin, police attacked a demonstration of twenty thousand, who chanted “The streets are ours” and “anticapitalism”.

In Italy, police attacked a demonstration against a transalpine high speed train tunnel.

In Greece there was a 24 hour strike of transport workers, including ferry, tram, train and bus workers.

Free Rodrigo Lanza!

Barcelona Indymedia – Machine translated:

From different companions and friends of Rodrigo Lanza.

United by anti-fascist ideas, we want to make a public statement about the recent events that have led our colleague to enter prison.

After days of media bombardment with false and unsubstantiated information, with the intention of obtaining a public verdict prior to the declaration of the parties, today we finally have the version of Rodrigo and other witnesses.

The first “official truth” has built a version that little fits the events that took place on Thursday night, presenting Victor Laínez as a passive victim of hatred of the Spanish flag, and Rodrigo Lanza as an armed aggressor, acting with premeditation, from behind and in a gang.

That night our comrade defended his life against a fascist aggressor with a knife, he defended himself with his body, unarmed.

Victor Laínez is a member of the far right of Aragon related to both known neo-Nazis and the Spanish Falange of the Jons, who recognize him as a member of their organisation and publicly state:

“Let everyone know, that if the Vasconavarra Falange has to choose between the heroic examples of Victor Lainez and Josué Estébanez, both of us are happy, but we are going to opt for Josué. Before prison than cemetery.”

Let us remember that Joshua Estébanez de la Hija is a neo-Nazi paramilitary who ten years ago killed the 16-year-old antifascist Carlos Palomino, stabbing him in the chest.

Victor Laínez was not a “good-natured patriot,” an ordinary citizen who loved his country. He was a fascist with an active and openly racist attitude. We have evidence of his earlier participation in violent events, (as in the attack carried out together with neo-Nazis in the “Barrio Latino” bar more than 20 years ago) and of an entire career in the Falange movement.

The facts of that night: after previously insulting Rodrigo (South American and punk style) by saying “sudaka de mierda, go to your country”, Victor Laínez followed Rodrigo, and when he left the bar, took a knife and tried to stab him in the back. Fortunately Rodrigo was warned by one of the witnesses, he turned around and to repel the attack, struck Victor Lainez then left the premises.

Thanks to this legitimate exercise of self-defence Rodrigo is still alive, about which we are happy, since in other occasions we can not say the same.

We must bear in mind the number of political assassinations carried out by extreme right-wingers in the Spanish state in the last 30 years, and the present rise of nationalist aggression. Fascism and anti-fascism are in conflict, and that’s nothing new in this state or elsewhere. The rise of the extreme right is a very palpable reality around the globe.

The current political climate in the Spanish state could not be less favourable due to the nationalist conflict for the self-determination of Catalonia. With the complicity of the press, this case is being exploited by partisan and electoral interests which extol national pride and point to the squat movement and migrants in general, as enemies of society.

On the other hand it is clear that there is a clear intention to take political advantage of what happened to put in doubt once again the version of the police assembly of the 4F, for which Rodrigo served 5 years in prison.

We would like to thank everyone for their support and solidarity and reiterate that the fight for a more just society continues.

Freedom for Rodrigo Lanza!

Companions and friends of Rodrigo Lanza

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