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.”
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The following is a piece by Comunidad de Lucha, an ultra-left project out of Chile. Written & published last year (March 3rd, 2018). A timely & prescient look into the mass fare evasion which set off a generalized wave of proletarian revolt across Chile.
Anyone who has suffered from overcrowded & the tortuous wait of [pubic transportation] during “rush hour” knows well the inhuman nature of the transportation system. Indeed this system has not been created to suit our needs, nor has it been made for the comfort or pleasure of those who travel on the buses or metro rails. Quite on the contrary, it has been designed with the same egotistical and calculating rationality as that of a businessman shopping for trucks to transport animals to the slaughterhouse: the well-being of people does not matter, what matters is the well-being of business.
Continue reading ➞ Jump the turnstile of non-life!
A third communiqué from Chile sent to us by comrades there, late on Oct. 30th, 2019. We reproduce these texts so that their content can inspire us in places either in revolt, or still on the cusp of it. The original Spanish-language .pdf & .pngs follow. The initial text before the line break was included in the email which is not included on the original .pdf or .pngs. The following is our translation.
Continue reading ➞ 3rd Evade Chile 2019 Communiqué: From the battle front, we still stand!