On the 18th, 20th and 22nd of November, in light of the recently ended electoral farce, we raised barricades and confronted the police (0s9, policía) in conjunction with comrades at 3 universities (UTEM, Uchile, Pedagógico), at the intersection of Macul and Grecia.
In the days of the next presidential election, Bachelet and Mattei, they speak to us through their means of communication (tv, radio, newspapers), about participation, equal opportunity, rights that lie ahead, the acclaimed progress… But knowing that they govern for the businessmen, exploiters and oppressors that drag us into a life of misery and death, why do they still govern us? Because “the people” keep voting, legitimizing their mandates… “We have been elected by the people and our right to govern (them) is legitimate…”
And is it only the elections that are why we live in this terrible way? If we don’t vote, will we stop living in misery?
And we are citizens whenever we behave as such, that is to say, whenever we do our part and what is expected of us: working, consuming… Voting every four years is not so important. It is through our behavior in the day to day, that we really reproduce this life we have been given.
The citizen today is the fundamental piece of “democracy”, the most important, most secure form of control and domination, and we live thinking we can move with total freedom, that we are free to choose, but we do nothing other than reproduce our misery.
But where is the resistance to precarity, to this exploitation and oppression, in not dressing like the rest, not eating this or that, in thinking differently, in saying that everything is bad, in stealing instead of buying, in taking from someone who has everything to give it to someone else?
And has this been sufficient? Have we stopped living in misery?
Today there is only unrest, this impossibility of expressing common resistance facing the daily conditions of precarity and misery in which we live.
While we still live in this capitalist society there will only be misery and death.
Some will say that there can be peaceful change, but history has demonstrated the contrary and continues to confirm it, when they repress and murder those who rebel against this life that pulls at us. But we know that in the end we will encounter the armed appendage of the state, military and police. They will do anything to stop the open conflict that is inevitable. The insurrection gets closer every day. Its causes and attempts to stop them, don’t depend on us or the government.
Despite their entire mobilized police contingent (November 22nd; 15 cazadores, 3 water cannons, 2 gas cannons, 2 vans and endless cars, motorcycles and civiles), despite all their preparation, their daily harassment, they did not manage to silence our unrest, our struggle. And we are ready to be in the struggle until the end, there is no other way. They will not be able to stop our discontent and our rage against those who have exploited and oppressed us day after day.
This is why we salute the comrades detained in Barcelona, by the spanish police, Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar and the other comrades. To Hans Niemeyer and Celestino Córdova imprisoned by the chilean police for their struggle against this life of misery, against the businessmen and the latifundistas.
Our struggle against capitalism is global, and should be acted out in all possible scenarios, in every moment, everywhere.
Today we speak with the strength of anonymity that lives in each of us and we are learning to name the enemy .. To point him out. They have names, we have the power of anonymity… that discontent becomes action, in the force of anonymity lies the possibility that action could be done by anyone, we are the anonymous strength in everyone.
But remember, that we are here, waiting, but the moment will come, the insurrection advances and becomes inevitable… Your life becomes an act of sabotage.
The day’s results among others: blockades, an attack on the barracks of Os9, clashes with police, a zorrillo damaged by engine fire, among others.
That the insurrection become permanent, we cease to be citizens, to foster civil war
Cordón Macul, Santiago, Chile, November 27th, 2013