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Interview with Mauricio Hernández Norambuena, Former Guerrilla and Political Prisoner

Chile. Mauricio Hernández Norambuena (62), former Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front [FPMR, a revolutionary guerrilla group that fought against the fascist dictatorship of Pinochet in the ‘80s and ‘90s] fighter, spent 17 years in Brazil, confined practically 24 hours a day in a few meters and totally segregated. Now, he is serving a sentence in a Chilean prison; he is in the maximum security section (special isolation and punishment module), the same compound from which he escaped hanging from a helicopter 24 years ago. Norambuena is serving two sentences for the kidnapping of Cristián Edwards and the death of Jaime Guzmán. Today he gives an interview through a video call on WhatsApp to talk about his story.

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We Embrace Again: Communique from Family Members and Friends of Subversive and Anarchist Prisoners

Santiago de Chile. Chile. A statement by the Family members and friends of subversive and anarchist prisoners: CAS, Maximum Security and the San Miguel Prison.

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High-security prison of Santiago de Chile: Communique from Juan Aliste Vega and Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda

Chile. A communique from anarchist, autonomous and subversive prisoners Juan Aliste Vega and Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, who are imprisoned in the high-security prison of Santiago de Chile.

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Grupo Germinal & Anarchist Assembly of Bio Bio: Freedom for Chilean Prisoners

Chile. A statement from the Chilean Germinal Anarchist Group (Grupo Germinal) and the Anarchist Assembly of Bio Bio explaining the neoliberal government’s harsh repression of protests and asking to put pressure on relevant diplomatic institutions, businesses, and organisations with protests and letters of solidarity.

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Hunger Strike by Mapuche Prisoners in Angol Prison, Chile

Chile. Mapuche prisoners are on hunger strike. What follows is a statement from prisoners in Angol prison.

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International Statement for the liberation of the political prisoners, arrested during the 2019 social revolt in Chile

“The prison does not prevent anti-social acts from taking place. It increases their numbers. It does not improve those who enter its walls. However it is reformed it will always remain a place of restraint, an artificial environment, like a monastery, which will make the prisoner less and less fit for life in the community. It does not achieve its end. It degrades society. It must disappear”

Prisons and Their Moral Influence on Prisoners, Peter Kropotkin, Kropotkin’s Revolutionary Pamphlets. Roger N. Baldwin, editor. Vanguard Press, Inc. 1927

“Our companions shall not feel alone. The people with whom they shared joys and sorrows, failures and victories, remain with them more than ever, resisting with a strong passion. Feeling more love and hate each day. The love and hate through which, together, we will change the world from its roots”.

Juan C. Mechoso, Acción Directa Anarquista: Una Historia de FAU, 2002
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Chile: Anarchist Prisoner, Mónica Caballero, Launches Hunger Strike in the San Miguel Prison

Chile. Amidst widespread mobilizations inside Chilean prisons for the restitution of dignified visits for prisoners, and 10 years since the massacre in the San Miguel Prison, Mónica Caballero, together with two other prisoners from the “Connotación Publica” module, have begun a hunger strike, uniting with the hunger strike already launched in the high-security prison.

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Words and drawing of companion Mónica Caballero – Against isolation

New information and a new drawing from the imprisoned anarchist Mónica Caballero in Chile.

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