Chile. March 11, 2020. Press release by Frente Anarquista Organizado (FAO).
Two years of President Piñera’s mandate is completed under a right-wing government attached to neoliberal policies, which has responded to the lack of political management of social demands and the popular uprising with repressive measures: anti-looting law, critical infrastructure safeguard law , anti-hooded law, anti-barricade law, curfews, state of emergency, making statements alluding to a context of “war”, etc., laws that seek to judge through bourgeois justice the mechanisms of workers’ struggle / as of the popular youth and that seeks to repress / criminalize popular protest. —- Regarding the convening of the “Santiago Social Unity table” after eleven minutes of national strike, it seems like a JOKE. —- Today Wednesday March 11, 2020 marks the two-year term of President Sebastián Piñera Echenique under a right-wing government attached to neoliberal policies, which has responded to a lack of political management of social demands and popular uprising with repressive measures: law anti looting, critical infrastructure safeguard law, anti hooded law, anti barricade law, curfews, state of emergency, making statements alluding to a context of “war”, etc., laws that seek to judge through bourgeois justice the mechanisms of struggle of the workers, of the popular youth and that seeks to repress / criminalize popular protest.
In addition, it is worth noting the insufficiency of measures that the government has taken in its social agenda, which include: pensions, health and medicines, minimum income, decrease in electricity rates, taxes for the higher income sectors, reduction of the parliamentary diet, plan of reconstruction and the plebiscite of April twenty-sixth. At the end of the day, these measures continue to replicate the neoliberal and market logic in pursuit of a pact that seeks social peace and the institutionalization of the popular uprising, a process that is no stranger to opportunistic political parties that seek to profit from the municipal elections. for electoral purposes in the face of hostility towards bourgeois institutional parties.
Regarding the convening of the “Santiago Social Unity table” after eleven minutes of a national strike, it seems to us a JOKE of bad taste to isolate itself from social reality and from the profound transformations that social organizations have to carry out in the face of the national situation , where the criminalization of popular protest has many minors, youth and adults in preventive detention in various jails in the country. Is eleven minutes enough to reveal that? Are eleven minutes enough to protest the systematic violations of Human Rights?
Reasons to spare are what make us demonstrate as an organized people in each territory, commune, province, region, for as long as necessary, demonstrating that the Chilean people are more united than ever against injustice, abuse, electoral opportunism, the inequality caused by the neoliberal economic model that prevails in the country and the systematic violations by State agents of Human Rights (Carabineros de Chile, Police of Investigations and the Armed Forces), in addition to endless violations of the dignity of the village.
As the Organized Anarchist Front[FAO]we call not leave the streets and to continue fighting for the recovery of social rights and basic services looted and privatized at the cost of terror, blood and fire in dictatorship and prevailed by the current government.
FOR THE DIGNITY OF THE WORKING CLASS! UNION, ACTION, SELF-MANAGEMENT!.
PIÑERA AND ITS GOVERNMENT OF 6% OUT!
FREEDOM TO THE PRISONERS OF The PEOPLE’S REVOLT!
TOWARD THE GENERAL STRIKE!
FROM POPULAR RISE TO SOCIAL SELF-MANAGEMENT!
WITH OR WITHOUT CONSTITUENT, NOT TO RELEASE THE STREETS BY OUR PEOPLE!
Frente Anarquista Organizado (FAO), March 11, 2020.
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