Solidarity for Tamara Sol: Sentenced to 7 years (& 61 days) in Prison ($hile)

Solidarity for Tamara SolOn February 4th, 2015, the court in Santiago, $hile issued the judgment against the compañera Tamara Sol Farías Vergara, who has been held for a little over a year in pretrial detention, accused of shooting a security guard in a branch of BancoEstado in the commune of Estación Central in the morning of January 21st, 2014.

The court acknowledged the mitigating factor of her previous irreproachable conduct, but denied that Tamara Sol substantially collaborated in clarifying the facts, considering that neither her statement given to the prosecution at the stage of the investigation with which she admitted to the facts, nor her consent to the realisation of several expert reports contributed anything, since the evidence was already available to the authorities from the moment of her arrest. In addition, the defense’s proposed mitigating circumstance of diminished capacity, based on expert testimonies by psychologists, was dismissed.

In fact, the presiding judge adopted the prosecution’s argument that spoke of a premeditated action, alleging that this has been demonstrated by the cry “revenge for Sebastián” attributed to Tamara Sol at the time of opening fire on the guard, and emphasizing the fact she chose not to make any declaration during the trial. Thus, while the defense sought recognition of two mitigating circumstances in order to request a sentence of 3 to 5 years and the application of the alternative sentence of release under intensive supervision instead of actual imprisonment, this objective was not reached.

In particular, Tamara Sol Farías Vergara was convicted of aggravated attempted homicide and sentenced to 7 years in prison, perpetual absolute disqualification from holding any public duty and office and from practicing political rights, and absolute disqualification from maintaining or obtaining any professional license for the duration of the prison sentence. She was also convicted of theft regarding the gun of the security guard and sentenced to 61 days in prison and a fine of almost 215,000 Chilean pesos (300 euros). Finally, she was ordered to pay the costs of the case and to give her DNA samples that will be included in the Registry of the Convicted.

This synopsis was originally written in Spanish, based on the official court ruling. In the video below you can see the reaction of her close ones once the sentence was pronounced:

Strength and solidarity to Tamara Sol Farías Vergara.

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3RD TORONTO MAPUCHE SOLIDARITY FILM FESTIVAL

Toronto Mapuche Solidarity Film Festival
3RD TORONTO MAPUCHE SOLIDARITY FILM FESTIVAL

In memory of our WEICHAFE [WARRIORS] MATIAS CATRILEO & ALEX LEMUN, & the many others who have been murdered by the repressive forces of the Chilean State.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

OISE ROOM 5160 – 252 BLOOR STREET WEST

*ALL INTERNATIONAL FILMS WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES*

Suggested donation $10 per day at the door (No one turned away for lack of funds)

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1403603649942635

Organized by: The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]An OPIRG Toronto Action Group

Endorsed By: Mining Injustice Solidarity NetworkOPIRG TorontoNo More SilenceRising Tide Toronto

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27TH, 2015:

OISE room 5160

Celebrating the 9th Anniversary of KANONHSTATON, the Six Nations of the Grand River Reclamation Site

 

6PM: RECEPTION/WELCOMING

  • With Chilean Empanadas (Vegan Options available)

 

6:30PM: THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIER SCREENING OF

 

MY NEIGHBOUR: THE THERMOELECTRIC PLANT, Chile 2010 [45 minutes]

 

An eye opening documentary on the establishment of three thermoelectric plants in fisherman’s town “Caleta Lo Rojas” of Coronel, located the southern regions of so-called Chile. The film depicts the plants, which are located in the middle of residential neighbourhoods, being rigorously protested by members of the community, whom have developed a series of health and environmental concerns over their presence. Featuring exclusive footage depicting the conflict between members of the community against energy giant ENDESA Inc, and repressive police forces.

 

7:30PM: SIX NATIONS DOCUMENTARY SHORTS. Featuring MISSY ELLIOT directly from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and others introducing the films.

 

DAY ZERO: THE OPP RAID ON KANONHSTATON, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory 2006, [45 minutes].

 

The film depicts an on-the-ground view of Six Nations community members responding to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) raid on the Six Nations Reclamation site of Kanonhstaton (The Protected Place), next to the small town of Caledonia, Ontario, on April 20th 2006. It is an authentic look at the resilience of indigenous community mobilization in the midst of police and State repression.

 

INSIDE THE OCCUPATION, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory 2006, [30 minutes].

 

Further examining the reasons behind the Six Nations Reclamation of the Douglas Creek Estates [Kanonhstaton], the documentary short explores the history behind the Haldimand track and treaty process, political relationship between Six Nations, the Crown and the Canadian Governments, as well as the ongoing tensions between settlers and indigenous peoples in Caledonia, ON.

 

9PM: NGÜENÉN. THE DECEIT, Wallmapu 2012 [75 minutes]

 

See trailer: http://vimeo.com/67594071

 

A documentary made by the directors of “El Despojo” (The Plunder) focusing on the international political dynamics of the “War on Terror,” and the counterintelligence strategies used to criminalize the Mapuche struggle for Autonomy and Territorial Reclamation.

 

Chilean Prosecutor, Mario Elgueta, whom was the alleged victim of an annihilating attack in southern Chile, was also a student in an FBI and CSIS antiterrorist course in Virginia USA. Later, the events became grounds for 17 Mapuche land defenders to face trial under the Antiterrorist Law, at first risking a total of up to 800 years in prison; four bicentennials on the backs of those who oppose the arrogance of the Chilean State. A must see film on the ongoing criminalization of the indigenous Mapuche struggle.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH:

OISE room 5160

 

4PM: THE EPIC CUBAN CLASSIC

 

I AM CUBA, Cuba (ICAIC) 1964 [140 minutes]

See Trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3666870553

Hidden away in the Soviet and Cuban archives for three decades, Mikhail Kalatov’s masterpiece “I Am Cuba” is a celebration of the Cuban Revolution’s uprising in an epic tale through both the sensuous decadence of Batista’s Havana and the grinding poverty and oppression of the Cuban people. Sergei Urusevsky’s astonishingly acrobatic camera captures wild, panoramic scenes reminiscent of Cuba’s golden age of socialist realism on film, succeeding in evoking empathy for the struggles of the characters and their often desperate situations.  In four stories of the revolution the viewer is taken on a rapturous roller-coaster ride of bathing beauties and rich Americans juxtaposed with ramshackle slums, depicting the struggle of landless peasants,  and student revolutionaries against fascist police.

 

6:30PM: ROQUE DALTON. LET’S SHOOT THE NIGHT, El Salvador/Austria 2013 [86 minutes]

 

See trailer here: http://vimeo.com/83875108

 

“Roque Dalton, let’s shoot the night!” is a poetic documentary on the life of the renowned Salvadorian poet (1935 – 1975). His life: a novel of adventures. His poetry: the explosion of sparks between political utopia and enthusiasm, between revolutionary conviction and obsession for heresy. Sentenced to death by the Salvadorian dictatorships for subversive activities, Roque Dalton managed to escape execution twice, living in exile within Mexico, Hungary and especially Cuba, where the revolutionary government allowed for the greater development of his works.

 

Roque assisted in giving rise to the first guerilla groups in El Salvador, including the People’s Revolutionary Army (ERP). However, he was then the victim of fractionalism and divisions, which led to his assassination at the hands of his own comrades, circumstances that remain unclear even today. The film presents the testimonies and memories of friends, family and comrades in arms, recreating the Daltonian path towards decolonization of words, fully aware that decolonization cannot fully by achieved with solely the written word, as was Roque Dalton’s legacy.

 

8PM: THE TREASURE OF THE ANDES. BARRICK GOLD & THE PLUNDER OF PASCUA LAMA, Chile 2011

 

See trailer here: http://tu.tv/videos/el-oro-de-pascualama-trailer-document

SAKURA SAUNDERS to speak from the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network on the impacts of Barrick Gold in Latin America.

Gold extinguishes water and contaminates all the products necessary for its extraction. Gold despises everything, except the dream it embodies. From the plains of the valley of El Guasco, the stage of the Atacama Desert (the driest dessert in the world), the film explores the environmental, social and political damages and repercussions of Canadian mining giant, Barrick Gold Corp’s Pascua Lama gold mine. Interviewing local community members, indigenous Diaguita peoples, environmental experts, politicians and the very executives of Barrick Gold themselves, questioning the company’s environmental expertise as well as their political and economic alliances.

 

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Hector Llaitul pushes for Parole unto Concepcion Court of Appeals

Concepcion Court of Appeals

Concepcion Court of Appeals

The leader of the Arauco Malleco Cordinator is soliciting the Concepcion Court of Appeals to revoke the decision made by the parole board, which denied his claim last Novemeber.

The claim was made by defense attorney, Omar Castillo, in representation of Hector Llaitul, who is currently serving time for the alleged attack against State Prosecutor, Mario Elgueta, in 2008.

The legal action was taken by the Court of Appeals of Concepcion, which then immediately solicited a report from the Parole board. The solicitation’s 24 hour dealine will then be promptly be followed by a ruling.

The main argument to revoke the current verdict is the fact that the judges were not unanimous in reaching a resolution. It should be noted that Judges Matilde Esquerre and Raul Martines were in favour of granting parole, since they condiered that Llaitul complied with all the requirements necessary for parole.

However, the Majority vote indicated that it was necessary to continue his strict supervision, as carried out through the Gendarmerie, in order to truly asses the good behavior Llaitul would need to regain his freedom.

The CAM leader currently has the benefit of weekend release, while Ramon Llanquileo, whom was also convicted for his alleged participation in the attack against Prosecutor Elgueta, managed to obtain parole this past November.

In the case that the Appeals Court of Concepcion rejects the current claim, the Defense could resort to the Supreme Court for a definitive verdict.

Mapu Express

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Ts’ka7 Warriors Burn Down Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek Mine Bridge

fire-handWarrior Publications received the following communique:

Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors deactivate Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek mine road.
International Statement, October 14, 2014

With much discussion with Elders Councils and around Sacred fires and ceremonies the Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors have acted out their collective responsibility and jurisdiction to and in the Ts’ka7 area by deactivating the Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek mine road.

Imperial Metals Corporation never asked for or received free, prior and informed consent to operate in Secwepemc Territory.  The Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine disaster, in the area known as Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe, the absolute destruction and devastation of our Territory has never been answered for.  No reparations have been made.    Instead Imperial Metals continues to force through another mine in our Territory while criminalizing the Klabona Keepers of the Tahltan Nation also exerting their jurisdictional and withholding consent from the same company.


The Ts’ka7 (Tumtum Lake Area) area is a Sacred and important area for the Secwepemc.  These are our Sacred Headwaters where the glaciers meet and melt and have fed the creeks and rivers in our Territory for thousands of years.  Our Kikye7e call this our food cupboards.  It is where we hunt, it’s where we harvest our food and our medicines.  It is the birthing grounds for our water and our salmon.  We live off this land.  Our land is our survival.  We need the land the land doesn’t need us.  Mother Earth carries on but it is our survival that is dependent on the land and the water.
The genocidal displacement of the Secwepemc from their Homelands through starvation, fear and assimilation by the state and industry being acted out by Imperial Metals stops now.  We are committed to the ongoing protection of our Territory.  Our salmon is sacred, our land is sacred, our Women are sacred, our water is sacred and we the Peoples, the rightful title holders are the decision makers and we will protect them.
Agreements made by elected chief and council do not have authority and do not represent us.  This is a warning to Imperial Metals Corporation:  Leave our Lands and do not come back.  This is a warning to the provincial government: You do not have jurisdiction on this Land to issue permits to any corporation.  This is a warning to investors (including the province), contractors, suppliers and subsidiaries:  Divest from Imperial Metals Corporation.  We the Secwepemc, united, will not allow Imperial Metals Corporation to continue. Secwepemc Law will prevail in our Territory.
Secwepemculecw wel me7 yews, wel me7 yews
Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors

Warrior Publications

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Mapuche Community Member Killed Run Over by Estate Worker with Tractor

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Tractor used to kill José Mauricio Quintriqueo Huaiquimil, Oct 1st, 2014

Editor’s Note: The tragic murder of José Mauricio Quintriqueo Huaiquimil, was made in the context of a land reclamation supported by the CONADI (National Corporation for Indigenous Development), wherein reclamations of land are taken by the State institution and then privately distributed amoung community members in divided parcels of land. It has always been our position that this kind of reallocation of land does nothing more than to reallign Capitalism on our territories, and reaffirms the Chilean State’s jurisdiction on Wallmapu, thus does not allow for the Mapuche People’s true autonomy and sovereingty as a Nation. That said, the fact that José Quintriqueo was murdered during a reclamation condoned by a State institution like the CONADI speaks volumes to the kind of racist, colonial hatred that exists against the Mapuche People within the area. This especially when a worker of the Estate is capable of defending the very people, the Estate landlords, who exploit their labour by mercelessly killing a Mapuche community member. News in development. More to come.  WCCC [Toronto]

 

Mapuche Community Member Killed Run Over by Estate Worker with Tractor

A Mapuche community member was killed today when 20 indigenous peoples entered the Nilpe Estate, in the province of Araucania. In the middle of the scuffle, a worker of the Estate ran over him with a tractor, which would result in his death.

According to police, the victim is identified as 32 year old José Mauricio Quintriqueo Huaiquimil, who died when Mapuche entered the Estate without permission

“We are at the scene together with specialized personnel with the goal of establishing the causes and circumstances under which this occured,”said Officer Oscar Oettinger, quoted by the newspaper La Tercera.

The body of Quintriqueo was transfered to the Hospital of Galvarino, where it will then be transfered to medical legal services.

According to the site Soy Chile, police in Galvarino arrested the suspect that ran over the man, identified as José Cañete, who was left in custody and will face his bail hearing on Thursday.

Enrique Llanquileo, Werken [Spokesperson] of the Nilpe community, pointed out “We found ourselves on a visit to the Estate, in order to propose a land transfer to the CONADI. We were just verifying where we would be able to stay, and without provocation, this cannibal came and through the tractor against our Peñi [brother]. He could have killed many more.”

Along those line, he added: “We were just walking. We have always wanted to maintain open dialog, we don’t wear masks and always face things openly. We have occupied the Estate for a good two or three months. Yes we have it occupied, but we have never used violence. And this cannibal, because he wanted to keep his job, came and sent the tractor running. He killed him twice while dragging him. This is a murder.”

The Mapuche leader, José Naín, maintained that he was at the site, nonetheless, there had been no incidents since the two months the Nilpe community had occupied the site.

The Clinic

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Open Communique of the Rankilko Mapuche Community unto the Murder of Mapuche from Galvarino

The Rankilko Mapuche Community of the township of Ercilla communicates the following to public opinion:

We wish to express our most profound pain for the cowardly murder of our Mapuche brother, José Quintriqeo, of the town of Galvarino. We outright denounce this action and hope that the government does not limit itself or hidein denouncing this tragic and cowardly incident. We also hope that the government respond urgently to their legitimate political and territorial demads.

Rankilko Mapuche Community

Wallmapu, Ercilla

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Funeral procession, Thursday, Oct 2nd, 2014

Protests in Santiago regarding Mapuche murder

Protests in Santiago regarding Mapuche murder

 

 

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FOR THE RIGHT TO EXIST, RESIST & OVERCOME. $HILE: 130+ Years of Military Occupation in Mapuche Territory.

For the Right to Exist, Resist and Overcome
FOR THE RIGHT TO EXIST, RESIST & OVERCOME. $HILE: 130+ Years of Military Occupation in Mapuche Territory.

In Memory of the Fallen in the Permanent Uprising…

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th @ OISE Rm 2211 – 252 Bloor Street West

@ 6PM: The Exclusive Film Screening of

NEWEN MAPUCHE, The Strength of the People of the Land. A documentary Film by Elena Varela [with English Subtitles]

@ 8PM: SPEAKING EVENT

*SPEACIAL GUEST SPEAKER DIRECTLY FROM THE WEST COAST, SO-CALLED BC* & MANY MORE!

(See below for details)

*Food by Donation*

Organized by: The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

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Sponsored by: Rising Tide Toronto

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Sponsored by: OPIRG Toronto
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September is the so-called “Mes de la Patria” (Month of the Fatherland) in the territory known as Chile, during which the 18th falls on the Day of Independence. Behind the flaming proud flag lies the usurpation and genocide of many peoples. Chile in its recent 204 year history stands on a territory named in Mapudungun, showing on its coat of arms and in its short life as an independent country from the Spanish Crown, symbols of another nation. They are symbols of the Mapuche Nation that we must rescue since they strengthen our history and life as millennial Peoples against the ongoing plunder of our territories.

This genocide has continued throughout the history of the Chilean State, both on the indigenous Peoples that preceded it and even its own people that struggled for the change of a new society. Displacement, persecution and plunder have been the symptoms of the shock doctrine that was, and is the implementation of the Capitalist Police State on our territories that was not exclusive of the Pinochet military dictatorship that began with the bloody Coup of September 11th, 1973. Many thousands were killed, tortured and disappeared throughout this long history, and the genocide continues today with the persecution of any who dare to resist the ongoing plunder of our Peoples, territories, indeed the shackles that hold us prisoner.

It is a story with similar ties and histories with the rest of Abya Yala and Turtle Island, in the incessant search for the conquering of resources, whether animal or mineral, propelled by an ideology of accumulation and repression.  A people that live on the whims of an unjust and criminally organized society should not celebrate the genocide of its own people.  This September, our people continue to struggle on the front lines, on the streets and in our reclaimed territories. The struggle is ever ongoing and this is our homage to them.

 

@ 6PM: NEWEN MAPUCHE: The Strength of the People of the Land. A Documentary by Elena Varela

[125 minutes, with English Subtitles]

The documentary “NEWEN MAPUCHE, the Strength of the People of the Land” recounts the struggle of the indigenous Mapuche communities in so-called southern Chile to reclaim their ancient territories and the many costs they face due to the repression of the Chilean government; specifically through charging their leaders through the Anti-Terrorist Law.

In this context, and unto the murder of young Mapuche Weichafe [Warrior] Alex Lemun, filmmaker Elena Varela embarks on a journey to tell the story of this Nation’s last 10 years of resistance. She compiles the data of various events, becomes acquainted with Mapuche leaders, prisoners and underground Warriors, who elaborate on why they struggle.

The Chilean State implements various strategies to detain the social movement while Elena registers the process, but is unaware that she is also being investigated and surveyed by State intelligence force. On May 7th, 2008, Elena is arrested under a judicial set-up during the filmmaking process and has all her material confiscated. Elena narrates her own personal and lived experience with political persecution.

@ 8PM: SPEAKING EVENT

*DIRECTLY FROM THE WEST COAST*

MIRANDA DICK: of the Secwepemc Womens’ Warriors Society to speak on the recent IMPERIAL METALS spill and ongoing indigenous resistance at the Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp.

VIVIANA AVILA – WCCC [Toronto]: On the current situation of the Mapuche and Anti-Authoritarian Political Prisoners in so-called $hile, including the current implementation of the Anti-Terrorist Law.

*DIRECTLY FROM SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER TERRITORY*

MISSY ELLIOT: on the ongoing resistance and recent Six Nations occupation of Enbridge’s Line 9 Pipeline, scheduled to carry Tar Sands bitumen oil later this year.

CARRIE LESTER: From Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Mohawk Nation, currently residing in Toronto, on the processes of nuclear uranium mining and its use for energy, and waste storage. She has been working alongside many affected communities by the nuclear industry including Durham, Port Hope, and Northern Saskatchewan with the Committee for Future Generations, where uranium is currently being mined in Canada.

MESSAGE FROM THE 32 COUNTY SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT OF IRELAND

POETRY, VIDEO CLIPS & MUCH MORE…

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Unto the Threats of Power: No Silence or Complacency

lienzoporcasopompasssAugust 2014

Four years after the “Salamandra” police operative, otherwise known as “The [Chilean] Bombs Case,” the repressive tactics used by the police and the media continue to seek the imprisonment of our comrades, in a climate of Antiterrorist hysteria. The State tirelessly discloses its goal to seek revenge for the [Anarchist] “Bombs Case”, and against the various Court cases that have allowed our comrades to walk free.

The following is a text sent to our email on the resurrected phantom of the Anarchist Bombs case.

Four years after the repressive streak of the [Chilean Anarchist] Bombs Case, we do not forget our beloved comrades Monica and Francisco, who are currently held hostage by the Spanish State. We are not talking about a past struggle, but one that is ever present.

Unto the Threats of Power: No Silence or Complacency

Spread the revolt for the total liberation with all forms of struggle, and against all authority!!

In the last few weeks, we have seen through the media how the Powerful have initiated a new offensive against the Anti-Authoritarian/Anarchist community. Once again, we can see how the newspapers and news channels have propagated the idea of trapping those responsible for various arson attacks and explosions that have taken place since 2011. Alleged suspects are turned into convicts through the media, with the end of validating future repressive waves unto so-called “public opinion,”unleashing possible identities, accusations, and investigative lines.

This is not a new context considering the continuation of strategies that the Powerful have developed throughout history to annihilate all forms of radical expression and revolutionary struggle. Moreover, we have a recent case in 2010 that unleashed a mass media campaign that prepared the way to “Operation Salamandra” led by then Prosecutor Peña, through which many homes, social centres, squat houses were raided under charges for the alleged [Chilean Anarchist] “Bombs Case.” The accused spent a year in prison and ended up being absolved by the Courts due to lack of evidence.

Today, the enemy once again begins to mobilize their media mongrels and repressive forces to point out signs of governability and control unto the growing number of actions (which have included explosives and arson)  claimed by Anarchist groups and others claimed by those in power to have been allegedly done by groups of the same kind. Those in power have configured a scenario that promotes a kind of collective psychosis towards bomb blasts, at the same time that the media displays plausible police theories, both new and old, on the alleged identity of those responsible for these attacks, thereby socially necessitating their capture.

Resistance to police raids on the Sacco and Vanzetti squat

Resistance to police raids on the Sacco and Vanzetti squat

This media display and its correlating subsequent repression – with meetings between high intelligence authorities, the Executive power, State prosecution, and the police – have had their eyes focused on the string of attacks that have taken place during the months of May and June, 2014 (claimed by anarchist groups), and more recently on the bomb that exploded in the middle of July on a subway train during late operating hours (which NO group has claimed), among other cases. But beyond this recent contingency, those in power and their intelligence apparatus had already reactivated their media offensive through the arrest of comrades Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar in November 2013 [(the two former accused under the Chilean Anarchist Bombs case)], accused of placing explosive artifacts against various churches.

Anarchist Comrade Tarama Sol Vergara undergoing trial

Anarchist Comrade Tarama Sol Vergara undergoing trial

Later allegations of police conjectures continued after the death of comrade Sebastian Oversluij in December 2013 during a bank expropriation, which later was also brought on by the arrest of Tamara Sol, whom shot a bank guard in January 2014, as well as with judicial circus and conviction of the comrades accused under the “Security Case”.

Who looks for the enemy today? Simple, we only have to look at the mass media and its role as the spokesperson for those in power. What those in power seek is to plant the idea that behind the latest attacks there are mainly comrades that are already being investigated or have been previously accused (such as with the Anarchist “Bombs Case”) that have continued being active and in solidarity with prisoners of this social war.

The enemy seeks to validate the idea that revolutionary solidarity is the same as placing explosive artifacts, and that anarchist struggle is only sustained through bombs, therefore anyone who is active in the struggle could very well be persecuted. In order to achieve this, the representatives of those in power modify the Antiterrorist Law to amplify its repressive grasp with undercover agents and other intelligence techniques that are characteristic of police control over drug trafficking.

As we have already stated, revolutionary experience throughout history demonstrates that these kinds of tactics are part of the various methods used by agents of power to neutralize and annihilate movements, as well as communities of struggle that propagate rebellion against the existing system of domination. This would stop the extension of the conflict against Power towards other areas of struggle, and the propagation of other ideas and practices of liberation throughout various areas of society.

Nevertheless, the incarceration of comrades and the attack of a collective community of struggle is what us being sought after in the short term.

Unto this, our position is not to victimize ourselves, nor is it to clean the image of the Anti-authoritarian offensive, or anarchist “ideology” in fact. Nor is it to allow ourselves to be subdued by silence and complacency leaving open ground for those who wish to make society into a graveyard of obedience, resignation and cowardice.

We call out to all anti-authoritarian comrades to take on this context with a collective perspective; unto the steps led by those in power, let us forward our solidarity with our comrades that are being singled out by the media and defend our positions of struggle with all the means at our reach. The Anti-authoritarian struggle does not create hierarchy between comrades nor means of struggle, for which every gesture, as small as it may appear to be, could help in stopping the encirclement of those in power. Stopping them by proposing Anti-authoritarian ideas, values, and practices that clearly identify the enemy.

This war is against Power, which today is sharpened with the continuity of struggle and rebellion that unites so many Anarchist and Revolutionary comrades in history, as well as in the present. We are called to action unto the attack of our ideas and comrades in struggle in this as well as distant territories, combating annihilation and the desire to become detached from the current reality.

Let silence and complacency not leave the door open for repression. Today is when we demonstrate what we are really made of in this struggle.

To propagate the Anti-Authoritarian offensive in various ways against all forms of authority.

Some relentless Anarchists

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