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(en) Brazil, Aurora Obreira anarchist magazine #22 - Thinking about the situation today (pt) [machine translation]
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:52:40 +0200
Imagine yourself in the following situation: ---- You are in the middle of a busy highway
next to several people, many of whom are known for a long time. You are abreast of these
people, shouting slogans against the government and the system, leaving the traffic
stopped, making the moment very tense and noisy. Suddenly, the front forms a row of men in
helmets and shields so. Close Avenue, profiled in order and silently watch you and
everyone else through the sunglasses. Await the signal of his superior officer, as
well-trained dogs. ---- In the air feels tension, a moment of silence on both sides. A
police officer with a bullhorn calls the end of the manifestation and patency of the
avenue, thus restoring "order" of the city system. A push, a person falls to the ground
right next to you. It is the sign, the police begin to walk yet profiled, banging their
batons on their shields aimed at dispersing the rally, urging protesters including you.
What to do?
Run, stay calm, stay paralyzed with fear, confront the police, etc..
There are several options that should be taken into account and in a few seconds, make a
decision and act. This means not only preserve their physical integrity, but also the
group of people around you and the very manifestation.
This text appears with the goal of discussing the need for training in situations of
tension and imminent danger of confrontation, have at least one action consistent and
rapid responses, many of which depends on the moral integrity, physical and policy of each
individual and the collective.
The first point needed for each element and the group is to be clear what you want and how
it occurs. Individuals and groups prepared theoretically means actions consistent and
clear practical purposes, because when you know fight, fight more and better.
Thinking the situation today is essentially stay informed and in constant education,
forming a solid and well grounded on subjects chosen as relevant. When you are more aware
of the group and its individuals, the chances of manipulation decreases proportionately
and shows the quality of direct action and why we make the difference.
By extrapolating the discussions on developing the whole group and even beyond it,
generates an increase in internal and external links a network of support. Break up the
monopoly of party leaders and vanguards, great manipulative movements, where their use to
political maneuvering and reformist strategies.
But that will not be done on the day of action!!! We must prepare ourselves as best as we
meet and not be waiting for someone to tell me what to do. Remember: Actions and changes
depend much more from you.
Think of the situation today and develop questions and answers as:
a) What is happening to the region where I live and what relation it has with the world?
b) Because the situation of millions of people are miserable?
c) What is my role in the region where I live and what my relationships with others?
d) Where do inequality and what can be done whether it be legal or not to decrease it?
e) The current economic and political model is the best way to lead society, there is
f) We act consistently with our beliefs and know what they are?
This will be helpful in your consciousness and action as the benchmark for fighting, but
not to "philosophizing" at critical moments in them is action that counts and not the
theses remote and abstract. No use to talk about a thesis before police oppression
treinadxs precisely as they are oppressing mandadxs. His attitude at this time must be
fast, firm seeking to maintain their integrity and DXS companheirxs envolvidxs in the act.
This leads to another question: how is your health revolutionary?
Be current with fitness, having a healthy diet (not that we're preaching becomes a vegan
life, that would be asking too much and that choice is up to you and not an imposition,
but think seriously declining in vices such as drinks , cigarettes and drugs in general,
and practice more sports and a balanced diet). Know that most of the police, especially
eltite, play sports regularly and train weekly as oppress and repress all who are sent. So
it is in the military and that means a contingent of nearly 2 million people trained to
repress, oppress and if necessary "neutralize" the enemy, or kill.
Do not think we're doing condoning violence, it is already done and is reinforced by
sensational news that preach implementation of tougher laws, stronger and more police
violence against those who are outside the system. And that ends up generating more
violence and so going up the climb of fear, which is useful for keeping people hostage.
But in any case, we are pointing out the importance of knowing how to resist and fight,
and accordingly, we will produce some texts strengthening preparation for the fight. No
point in having a well structured ideal if we have a base to keep it. Health and wellness
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