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(en) AGAINST THE REPRESSION OF THE ARGENTINE STATE by Brazilian Anarchist Coordination -- OUR SOLIDARITY FOR FIGHTERS (ca, fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:16:20 +0300


Santiago Maldonado has been missing since August 1 of this year. In support of the struggle of the native peoples, the young craftsman participated in a lock of "Ruta 40", highway that connects Argentina to Chile. The site is near Cushamen, in the province of Chubut, where the Mapuche¹ have undertaken a resumption of land under the control of the multinational company Benetton. The protest called for the freedom of Facundo Jones Huala, an indigenous leader, currently imprisoned in Argentina, and challenged the extradition request made by the Chilean government that wants to try him and condemn him as a terrorist. The blockade of the highway was severely repressed by the "Gendarmería Nacional" (Argentine Military Force), which arrived firing at the demonstration; Santiago was last seen being taken by the violent hands of the state while trying to flee the attack.

Since then the mobilizations in support of the Mapuche people and the appearance of Santiago have intensified throughout the country, even reaching solidarity movements in Chile. Added to them were also the mobilization against the "Easy Trigger", an expression used by the Argentines to denote the recurrent abuse of police force; other expressions that mark the popular struggle, such as the "First Shoot, Then Ask," demonstrate how the Argentine government invests against the poor while doing the security of those above.

Ontem pela manhã, no dia 31 de agosto, um dia antes de completar um mês de seu desaparecimento e um dia antes da marcha nacional convocada pela aparição com vida de Santiago, diversas organizações foram perseguidas e tiveram seus espaços invadidos pela polícia argentina, em Córdoba e Buenos Aires. Foram diferentes espaços e centros culturais de organizações políticas e sociais, sendo: a Biblioteca Popular de Villa la Maternidad, Casa 1234, Espaço Social e Cultural Ateneo Anarquista no Bairro Guemes, Kasa Karacol da Federação de Organizações de Base (FOB), a sala de jantar da Frente de Organizações em Luta (FOL), sede do Partido Obrero e Movimiento Socialista de los Trabajadores (MST). Todas essas organizações têm em comum o fato de terem participado da 3ª Marcha Nacional Contra o Gatilho Fácil na segunda-feira passada. A perseguição política deixou seu objetivo bem evidente ao confiscar, entre outros materiais, bandeiras, faixas e instrumentos para prejudicar a marcha de hoje (01 de setembro) pela aparição de Santiago com vida, que ocorreu e com maiores ações repressivas do Estado Argentino. Reforçamos o pedido de liberdade para os detidos unicamente por lutar!

Where is Santiago Maldonado? Where is the Amarildo?

In Argentina or Brazil, the police and military forces the security of businessmen and landowners, already accustomed to carrying blood-soaked hands from those below. The Argentine state fires without hesitation against the natives and the poor population like the Brazilian State and many others. There are several political disappearances in Argentina and throughout Latin America. Countless missing in the Brazilian favelas, in the countryside and in the forests. The police - there, here and everywhere - "never know" what happened. Even when there is evidence of the forged scenes, the police are acquitted or the files are closed, as they have left to carry out their work: the violent politics of the state, the state knows no frontiers for its genocide.

We can no longer ignore the fact that, amid class struggle, there is an ethnic and racial war waged around the world. In looking at our reality and at what is happening in Argentina, and even in the United States, we are confronted with the imperative racial classification of the population and the continuity of a project that began before capitalism, joined it and today is consolidated in its structure. National elites still fulfill their role as intermediaries between the colony and the metropolis and, embedded in the neocolonial, eurocentric and ethnocentric mentality², apply such processes internally and perpetuate the elimination of differences. Because we are all equal, we are entitled to difference, the Zapatistas taught us.

Recently a year of impunity for the Guarani massacre in Caraapó, where Clodiodi was brutally murdered, was completed. It is the same city where, on January 5, the Guarani-Kaiowa Alexandre Claro was shot with two bullets by the Military Police. Police claim that Alexander, already diagnosed with schizophrenia, reportedly suffered a suspected outbreak and attacked the car. Baleado, Alexandre Claro was unjustly imprisoned and released only recently, with the support of solidarity campaigns.

But the people who have been oppressed for 500 years have also been resisting for 500 years. In April of this year the Brazilian indigenous movement met in its historic Camp Terra Livre in Brasilia. More than 5,000 indigenous people were present in the struggle for demarcation of land, health, education and technical assistance. The State, whether Brazilian or Argentine, has been advancing more and more under the territories of the original peoples in order to exploit the agro-hydro-mineral-business. But these people do not passively accept the fate that the state gives them in their political-ideological project of nation. Ethnocídio, the murder of the ancient and ancestral culture, has been combated with much struggle and mobilization. The Guarani people of TI Jaraguá held the Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic in São Paulo, demanding the revocation of the anti-indigenous decree 683/17 that annuls the recognition of the permanent possession of the Guarani in its territory. The mobilizations against the temporal frame had a beautiful and partial victory in the STF on August 16, when the actions moved by the rural government of Mato Grosso were defeated. If approved, they would give legality to the anti-indigenous thesis of the temporal framework, which limits indigenous territories only to those existing in 1988. There are many examples of struggle that inspire us and show that the state will face great resistance to overrun these sacred territories. when actions brought by the rural government of Mato Grosso were defeated. If approved, they would give legality to the anti-indigenous thesis of the temporal framework, which limits indigenous territories only to those existing in 1988. There are many examples of struggle that inspire us and show that the state will face great resistance to overrun these sacred territories. when actions brought by the rural government of Mato Grosso were defeated. If approved, they would give legality to the anti-indigenous thesis of the temporal framework, which limits indigenous territories only to those existing in 1988. There are many examples of struggle that inspire us and show that the state will face great resistance to overrun these sacred territories.

In cities, police brutality sets its target by color. Rafael Braga, arrested in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 and convicted unfairly, now has habeas corpus denied to treat tuberculosis acquired in prison. In Salvador, the PMs who murdered 12 black youths in the Chacina da Cambuia were acquitted, a move already anticipated by the Bahia governor's remark that he compared the murder police to "gunners on goal." There are numerous cases of deaths and black imprisonment, as well as examples of institutionalized racism.

The racial war retracted by the war on drugs and the war against the Indians that has been perpetuated since colonization is present in several countries. Despite the different historical contexts that the conformation of the national states has brought, there are much more similarities between our struggles. The current repressive radicalization of the Argentine State is echoed in our Brazilian reality and needs to be denounced and opposed. Barring repression and building solidarity and firm ties among the oppressed people is the way to our liberation!

The oppressed people are not silent in the face of political repression. We got here fighting and we will continue fighting!

Brazilian Anarchist Coordination - CAB

The Mapuches ("Mapu" land and "che" people) inhabit the central-southern region of Chile and southwestern Argentina (the original territory extended to Bolivia). They have a brave history of fighting, their resistance against the Spanish settlers lasted three centuries of battles!

² the worldview characteristic of those who consider their ethnic group, nation or nationality socially more important than the others

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