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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL Bruxelles - Defensoría Popular: Conference on the social struggle in Chile and militant defense tools (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:36:57 +0200

The Defensoría Popular is a group created in the 2008 by a group of workers (lawyers, prosecutors and students) in order to defend human rights, a tool to defend the activists engaged in social struggles. ---- This group works to defend criminal people, workers, trade unions and student organizations engaged in social struggle in Chile. Social struggles that are violently repressed by the Chilean state that relies to criminalize social activists on laws and a system inherited from a dictatorship that was condemned worldwide. ---- The Defensoria Popula r defined as social activist any individual or community social or political exercising his right to protest, to demand changes in public policies by administrative authorities. ---- Since its formation, the group Defensoria Popular is present in the street, in every event and in the courts where the state turns the law uses the judiciary to repress the social struggle and condemn militants.

Popular Defensoria denounced the use of "anti-terrorism law" and demonstrated the use of police arrangements in lawsuits against student activists, labor, social and Mapuche. The class is shown in the famous "Caso Bombas" trial, he was able to demonstrate the violation of the rights of defense, police reveal many fixtures against militants who were arbitrarily arrested, kidnapped and found guilty by the Chilean State before the courts have the "evidence".

In order to continue to act, this collective of people's defense needs a physical, economic and political support. Two of its members, lawyers, conducting a tour of Europe to present its action, make contacts, to force the media to break the silence.

The conference in Pianofabriek, Friday 28, will discover this group, disassemble mechanisms that authorities set up when to repress social movements. About topical in a time when social movements stand in Belgium to demand the maintenance of social benefits while the government puts in place the means of repression, wants to limit the right to strike by imposing a minimum service, offers police overprotection and criminalize activists.

Organized by Fewla Mapuche Struggle

Friday, November 28, 2014

Pianofabriek Culturencentrum (Rue du Fort, 35, 1060 Saint-Gilles)
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