Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Marcelo Villarroel: In the face of reformalized charges for the Security Bank robbery, on the current state of the social war

30 05 2010

From Hommodolars Contrainformación:

May 29, 2010

To all who struggle.

Against the state, prison, capital.

For a new life, for total liberation.

On May 24, there was a new hearing in the Seventh Court of Warrants. Its purpose was the reformalization of our charges in light of the lengthy investigation into the Security Bank robbery and subsequent confrontation in which a uniformed police officer died.

During the hearing, prosecutor Andrés Montes (son of former Popular Unitary Action Movement and now Socialist Party deputy Carlos Montes) gave a brief presentation specifying—according to his “detailed investigation”—the exact roles we played in two armed robberies: the Banco Santander robbery in Valparaíso and the aforementioned Security Bank robbery, which occurred in September and October 2007 respectively.

Additionally, the investigation period was extended for another 45 days due to the lack of expert witnesses regarding DNA samples.

In short, more of the same, obviously focused on justifying an endless, flimsy investigation to which—as we have already pointed out—we have nothing to say, nothing to declare, nothing to contribute other than our boundless, conscious hatred of one of the most spurious expressions of capital: its juridical-penitentiary framework, its rudiments of justice, its shitty democracy.

Although they have attempted to hide the political nature of our criminalization, it’s clear that said criminalization will be expressed in a verdict that is a mere formality. The moment this witch-hunt began, the decision was made to end it with our bodies in the cemetery, not in prison.

As a proletarian in revolt, I feel it has been essential to confront the daily process of imprisonment and its incarnations with that vital, indestructible connection to those who keep the subversive flame burning in a constant struggle to destroy everything that oppresses us.

While some sustain neverending discussions about methods of action, interpreting and understanding revolutionary violence, concepts and terminology, or the genuine representation of such-and-such idea, tendency, or position, the reality of the social war speaks for itself day after day in prisons and towns, in the fields and the hills, among the persecuted and exploited around the world. That’s why I now want to salute, with special affection and an intimate, brotherly, and complicit embrace:

  • The comrades arrested at the end of April in Buenos Aires while participating in an international solidarity demonstration outside the Greek embassy. I have first-hand knowledge of these dear brothers and sisters’ generous solidarity. At times like these, the strength of one’s convictions becomes the fundamental support in resisting the complex, difficult Buenos Aires prison experience. In any case, know that you are not alone, ever! Never alone!!
  • Comrade Estela Cortez, also arrested at the end of April in Antofagasta, in the extreme north of Chile. Almost one month after a repressive attack launched against The Spider Occupied Social Center on the eve of the Day of the Young Combatant, our comrade was arrested and charged with several attacks on military installations and right-wing party offices. Clearly, the authorities’ accusations can in no way interfere when it comes to building complicit solidarity with our class brothers and sisters, with our comrades in struggle. Be strong, Estela!!
  • Waikalaf Cadin Calfunao, arrested two weeks ago near Temuco in southern Chile, charged with possession of high-powered explosive material. This peñi is already familiar with the Chilean state’s prisons. Added to his long service in the war, that constitutes the potent, accumulated experience needed to resist the day-to-day behind the state/prison/capital’s walls. Whether it’s persecution, a set-up, or the fleeting circumstances of a conscious decision: Peñi, Kiñe Newen Tüin!!

I also salute each comrade who has returned to the streets over these past few months after being imprisoned for different reasons, all of them linked to the search for total liberation. To Keny, Elena, Flora, Cristian, Pablo, Matías. To the gifted Sergio and Marcelo. Let’s hope you don’t forget your days “on the inside,” and that they are a motivation to continue, not a justification to renounce the desire and the need to be free.

Memory is perhaps one of the most subversive weapons when it comes to constructing identity, creating a community of ideas, building class consciousness, and deciding on proletarian struggle. That’s why the constant challenge is to keep it alive. We are not the first to confront power, nor will we be the last, and along the road lie generous, dedicated human beings and indomitable heroes whom we can’t forget. Wherever you are, Mauricio Morales, Maury the punk: a wild, rebellious embrace, and my subversive respects.

We are trying to be masters of our own lives. While there is misery, there will be rebellion!!

For the strengthening and spread of Autonomous Anticapitalist Nuclei!!

Down with the prison walls!!

—Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, Anarchist Prisoner
May 27, 2010
Maximum Security Wing, Maximum Security Prison
Santiago, Chile

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Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

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A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



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