This communiqué comes from the Mapuche political prisoners in the Temuco prison in Chile. It convokes a Mapuche ceremony to be carried out in front of the prison on January 9th in response to the Chilean Gendarmerie and Ministry of Justice denying the right of the Mapuche prisoners to freely exercise their spirituality from inside prison.Continue reading #Temuco, #Chile: Statement From #Mapuche Political Prisoners
This communiqué comes from the Mapuche community of Lof Likankurra in Mulchén, Chile, marking the mobilizations called for across Mapuche territory on December 27th and 28th of 2018. The communiqué addresses recent advancements made by the Mapuche community in its territorial recuperation, and calls for justice for the Mapuche people killed by the Chilean state.Continue reading #Mulchén, #Chile: Communiqué from the Mapuche Community of Lof Likankurra
This communiqué comes from the autonomous Mapuche communities of Purén and expresses their solidarity and dedication to the ongoing Mapuche struggle after the death of Camilo Catrillanca.Continue reading #Chile: Communiqué From the Autonomous #Mapuche Communities of #Purén Indómito
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Reflections and considerations on the month following the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado.
Special Police Forces continue brutalization of Mapuche resistance in outrageous criminalizing spectacle during the ongoing Mapuche Hunger Strike.
The Lonko Alfredo Tralcal Coche and the siblings Benito, Ariel and Pablo Trangol Galindo, have been on a hunger strike for 107 days after starting their protest against irregular detention and after completing more than a year in remand prison without conclusive evidence against them, under the so-called “Anti-Terror Law”, which includes the use of faceless witnesses. They are accused of an incendiary attack against an evangelical temple in the town of Padre Las Casas, of which they declare themselves innocent. It should be noted that one of them, Ariel Trangol, professes the evangelical religion.
This text was written in Chile for the fourth issue of the journal Contra Toda Autoridad. It tries to establish points of connection with the radical and anti-state expressions in the historical struggle of the mapuche people. Unveiling some differences with their struggle strategies and marking some distances as anti-authoritarians, the text emphasizes above all the continuity of a long lasting struggle in which the fights for autonomy and recuperation of territory develop trough resistance and offensive against the statist and capitalists interests in mapuche territories.