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Chile: Communiqué of Comrade Pablo Bahamondes Ortiz to commemorate the militants Erick Rodriguez and Ivan Palacios

Chile. A communiqué from Comrade Pablo Bahamondes Ortiz, who started a hunger strike on March 22.

Originally published by Contra Info. Translated by Riot Turtle.

“Those who die for their people…live forever.”
Erick and Ivan PRESENT.

On a day like today[1] our comrades were cowardly riddled with bullets, comrades not exactly of life… but of struggle.

I belong to a later generation, a generation that had to discover every part of this history, of which little was known, despite many adversities (a product of the closed-mindedness of the time).

Initially, this story was followed with some fear by those brothers and sisters who witnessed the terror firsthand. Two militant populations had been attacked by the dirtiest hands that the state shows to those risking their lives to confront power.

Gradually, with great humility and pride, this fatal and painful episode, which silenced families and comrades for some time, was reconstructed.

Various individual and collective efforts have contributed to make this day visible, establishing it and shaping it as another day in our militant history.

It was beautiful what efforts were made to commemorate Erick and Ivan, it is impressive in what contexts the lives of many were regenerated, united and forged solid bonds of complicity in this permanent path of struggle against those who still hold that nefarious power.

Sometimes I am filled with a certain nostalgia… when I remember being on this journey with many of you… always accompanied by constant humility and enriching learning.

Year after year, the fruits of these past efforts multiply, keeping alive the memory and the struggle of our brothers is the best tribute.

From this place we continue with the clear belief that there is no truce, no walls that prevent us from continuing to confront those responsible of power and misery.

Love and hugs to all brothers and sisters of Simón Bolívar.

ERICK AND IVAN, PRESENT AT THE PERMANENT REVOLT!!!

PRISONERS OF THE SOCIAL WAR AND THE LIBERATION OF THE MAPUCHE… ON THE STREET!!!

AS LONG AS THERE IS MISERY, THERE WILL BE REBELLION!!!

Pablo Bahamondes Ortiz (OSO)
Subversiver Gefangener in Villa Francia
Strafvollzugsanstalt STGO 1
Maxima-Modul
April 2021

Notes

[1] The comrade refers to April 18, 1989.


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