9th Evade Chile Communiqué: They want to give us lectures on violence!

The following was sent to us earlier today (11/13) by Evade Chile 2019. What follow is a translation of their message, followed by a translation of their communiqué.


Comrades,

Faced with these adversarial moments, only solidarity & mutual aid could give us encouragement.


[FRONT IMAGE]

IT WASN’T A DROUGHT

IT WAS A LOOTING

1This phrase renders better in Spanish with the closeness of the pronunciation of “sequía” (drought) & of “saqueo” (looting)

IT WASN’T PEACE

IT WAS SILENCE

#ElPuevlo

2Here the comrades switch the b in pueblo with a v, continuing the allusion above of a drought with the closeness of the word puevlo (people)with the Spanish word for dust, polvo.

[BACK IMAGE]

“Divide and conquer” was the advice a police officer gave to the rich some 500 years ago and they’ve never forgotten it. The satraps3A satrap; a governor of a province, a viceroy among the Persians. in turn find themselves everywhere overwhelmed. Today they can only resort to terrorism, staging of false scenes and manipulation by way of their usual conduits: their armed forces, their means of (in)communication and their political theater.

They want to lecture us about violence! They say that “violence breeds violence” and they are not wrong. 5 minutes of life can feel eternal when you live in misery. But we have woken up. And in response to our outbreak of life, power then sets up another spectacle: whether by evicting encampments [of the houseless]; building ghettos where they keep us prisoners; seizing control of territories of those who stand up to fight against self-destructive inertia. It is those who cling to this barbaric civilization whom, systematically & an in organized fashion, set fire & destroy to defend their poisoned piece of the pie.

They want to lecture us about citizenship! They affirm: “Today’s easy choice is to use force and that the difficult one is to bet on Peace and dialogue. But of what peace do they speak of? We lived drunk with the frustrating rage of a war of all against all: fighting for a job or trying to make ends meet; struggling to breathe amid clouds of dust & acid in the cities; struggling to get a bit of water in the fields. It was not peace, it was silence: the good citizen eats and remains quiet. We would die the way we were living. And now that we deign raise our heads and wake up they aim for our eyes!

They want to divide us! They are scandalized because their monuments to violence are falling down: busts of genocidal soldiers; torture enclosures; cathedrals to a Macho God and the God of Money; palaces that the rich build to numb us with an endless supply of commodities. They exploit us and then sell the products of our labor. But despite all the their influence, street lights and bread & circuses with which they want to adorn it tall, the world has not ceased to be a great salt mine of which most of us are servants.

They plundered the forests, the rivers, the lakes and the ocean with their logging, salmon farms and agribusiness. They polluted the desert and converted into a dump for the mining industry. They transformed cities into gas chambers and cancer factories. They exterminated ancestral cultures. They disappeared, killed and terrorized any villager who dared to question them and accuse them of abuses. But we are not afraid of them or their destruction. We have built everything that belongs to them and we will rebuild it in our own way, according to our needs, desires and in harmony with Mother Earth, which sustains us. After the fire we will sprout like a native forest.

It does not matter how much lead they fire upon us. Detached from the pain of everyday misery, our stagnant energy is poured into pure creativity and celebration. Although there is no guarantee of a final victory over the dictatorship of money, this rupture has already been pleasure. There is not return to the “peaceful existence” of the reigning lies.


Original Spanish-language .PDFS: PSA_i

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8th Evade Chile 2019 Communiqué: Resistance is Life!

The following was sent to us a few hours ago today (11/11) by Evade Chile 2019. What follow is a translation of their message, followed by a translation of their communiqué.


Comrades,

The State is attacking with all its political, military and media weapons to make us submit and forcefully remind us of its only message: that we have no right to more than its crumbs.

We see comrades falling everywhere, but there are millions of us rising up and carrying in our hearts a new world.

Up with those who struggle!

7th Evade Chile 2019 Communiqué: Today everything is possible!

The following is the 7th communiqué we’ve received from Evade Chile 2019. And it is probably our favorite so far. What follows is our translation.


[FRONT OF FLYER]

Osorno [Chile] / 2.15AM / Saturday, Nov. 2nd

Today torrents of information are no longer about what is not happening, about what I don’t have, about what I can’t do, nor buy, nor aspire to because I don’t have money. Today the torrent of images which flash on my smartphone screen are about what is happening all around me; above all what we are suffering; above all about those who struggle; above all about what is happening to me; about what pains me and the anguish of the world I live in; about the misery of normality; and above all also about everything that which here and now could be if we keep alive this enthusiasm. At last images have meaning: it’s all about life itself; about my life and those of everyone showing that at last we have the opportunity to take it back. Today everything is possible.”

#EstoNoHaTerminado #ThisIsNotOverYet

5th Evade Chile 2019 Communiqué: If everything doesn’t change, nothing ever will.

The fifth communiqué by Evade Chile 2019. Received yesterday (Nov. 1st). This is actually a letter they received from Belgium, hence the change of rhetoric & style (which we actually don’t agree with very much: too much humanism, moralism and a lack of class analysis). What follows is its translation.

4th Evade Chile 2019 Communiqué: The Experts Shall Not Pass!

The following is the fourth communiqué sent to us by Evade Chile 2019. We received it yesterday and here is our translation. More fiery words, for fiery times! Hacia la vida vamos!


 

THE EXPERTS WILL COME TO EXPLAIN TO US HOW LIFE FUNCTIONS

AND HOW WE CAN ARRIVE AT POSTPONING LIFE ONCE AGAIN:

THEY SHALL NOT PASS!

2nd Evade Chile 2019 Communiqué: This Will Not Stop

Another communiqué from Chile sent to us by comrades there on Oct. 30th, 2019. The original Spanish-language .pdf & .pngs follow.

We’ve heard it repeated like a mantra: “We have to return to normality.” But their damn normality is the normality of a slow death. When the State is incarcerating us or shooting at us; regulating the way the rich poison the valleys, dry the rivers, destroy the seabed, clear-cut the forests, torture animals, etc. The system of exploitation which we rise up against also exploits the natural world!

1st Evade Chile 2019 Communiqué: On Piñera’s crumbs

A communiqué from Chile sent to us by comrades there on Oct. 29th, 2019. The translation is their own, but we edited a bit. The original Spanish-language .pdf & .pngs follow.


 

THE RIGHT TO LIVE IS NOT BEGGED FOR, IT IS TAKEN!

While drinking tea with a group of old fascists ladies, the fifth biggest Chilean millionaire thief (with a fortune of US$2.8 million),@[the Chilean president] Piñera, gives us his paternal after-dinner sermon:

“Yesterday, I announced that we are in full swing with a process of@normalization to confront the emergency situation that we have@experienced and known in recent days. This is due not to the peaceful demonstrations of people, it is due to the action of small, organized, violent groups, which have caused a gigantic damage (…) this is against them, not against humble people, or peaceful people, or people who want to protest or manifest their discontent. Therefore, in order to quickly and successfully implement this process of normalization, which means reducing and lifting curfews and lifting the state of emergency, we need to achieve the safeguarding of public order, the protection of people security, the respect of human rights and also to ensure the freedom and the right of people to mobilize, to go to work, to go toschool, to make their lives worthwhile. (…) In order to achieve all of this our government will continue fighting, with all the instruments that democracy bestows us —the legitimate instruments of democracy —, these groups of violent people that with total bad will have caused so much damage to so many Chileans and so many of them humble people.”

Chile: The revolt generalizes

Published today (Oct. 21st) by Agitación Inmanente, ultra-left comrades in Chile. What follows is our quick translation (a few typos may appear which we’ll be editing. Hit refresh!).

The revolt generalizes despite brutal State repression: this Monday, Oct. 21st, we go on a strike against everything.

It’s been a week since the Santiago Metro fare reached the astronomical price of $830 [Chilean pesos] and the uncontrollable student youth proletarians – which bears the virtue of negating this world through practice, avoiding any type of dialogue with power – launched an offensive calling on a “massive [fare] evasion” which self-organized a massive disobedience movement, that had from its inception the sympathy of many in our class, since this mode of collective transportation is used by at least 3 million people everyday. The State responded by deploying hundreds of special forces police to protect stations which provoked clashes within the system of subterranean trains, leaving hundreds injured and arrested. On Oct. 18th there was a rupture: in the middle of a new day of protest against the fare hikes, there began a total shutdown around 3PM, one by one, of the Metro Santiago lines which provoked a collapse hitherto unseen in the metropolitan urban transport. On that day the spark began and the proletarian class demonstrated its power, when thousands of people took the streets, overwhelming the repressive forces and participated in large riots in the city-center that exceeded any expectations. The ENEL corporate building (an electrical company that operates in Chile) burned in flames and various Metro stations met the same fate. Capital & the State showed their true face to the population, declaring a “State of Emergency,” which brought out the military to the streets, for the first time since the end of the Dictatorship as part of the social conflict.

Report from the proletarian revolt in Santiago

This text was published Oct. 19 on the website of Agitición Inmanente, an ultra-left project from so-called Chile. What follows is our translation.


Yesterday’s events, on Oct. 18th, opened up a Pandora’s Box of proletarian insurrection in Chile. From here on out it’s impossible to know what will take place. The proletariat is in the streets and neither the military ,or the cops can stop its decentralized and anarchic emergence. There are barricades and casserole-protests in all parts of the city. The fare hike has shown itself to be the tip of the iceberg, but really every knew deep down that this was all a time bomb. The unbearable precaritization of life, a drought which only grows worse, the cost of living reaching insulting levels, so that 80% of the population lives in debt and pensions have shown themselves to be a historical fraud. Undoubtedly the insurrection in Ecuador was a trigger for the great amounts of angry people who identified with our siblings to the north. There are more than enough motives.