There is no doubt that the revolution of our time contains a profoundly anti-police “sentiment”. The proletarian youth in its broadest sense are marked by a clear rejection of the institutions of “public order”: police and armies, which personify the barrier between a private and commercial world and our lives and needs.
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Statement about the current transnational revolts by the comrades of Vamos Hacia la Vida from so-called Chile.
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On April 18 it was one month since the government led by Piñera decreed a state of emergency for 90 days following the spread of the coronavirus among the population: in this way the democratic dictatorship of capital that had been exposed by the proletarian revolt that began on October 18 was openly formalized, with the excuse of protecting the people. Since then, the antagonism between the capitalist economy and human needs has become apparent, and millions of people have been able to experience for themselves that, in a society which is not organised for the communal satisfaction of human needs, the spread of a virus has the character of a misfortune for the working population forced to have to choose between death by virus or death by hunger, between falling ill and not paying their rent. The COVID-19 has come to deepen the contradictions of capitalist life, accelerating the process of widespread economic crisis and recession that had been brewing since 2008. The coronavirus, in fact, is no more lethal than other diseases, but its importance and its effect on world capitalist society can be explained by the global context in which its appearance is inserted. In reality, the greatest detonator of the high number of deaths and infections is none other than the capitalist social organization, and this applies not only to this new virus, but can be generalized to the millions of deaths that each year occur in the world from curable diseases in a society in which a rich person will never die from having too much money, but a poor person will always die from not having it.
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Chile. April 4, 2020. The Chilean business community, under the slogan of a supposed concern and support in times of crisis, has shown its “solidarity” aspect by carrying out a “collection” (1) throughout the country, which gathered the astronomical figure of $50,000,000,000, which will be used to buy “health implements, diagnostic tests, equipment and other necessary medical instruments”. The same people who, during the first days of the spread of the virus, in the face of the concern of the majority of the workers to be infected with COVID-19, were dedicated to calling the working class to calm down, accusing them of being paranoid, affirming that if production was stopped for a couple of weeks Chile would disappear as a country: just as it was declared in the Nazi concentration camps they made us believe that “work would liberate us” (2). Now these same people are showing “solidarity”.
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Chile March 29, 2020. We are currently living through a historic moment: the crisis of world capitalism is worsening, visibly revealing itself as what it has always been, that is, a catastrophe for humanity and nature. The bourgeoisie and its states have shown in different regions how they will combat from now on any attempt at rebellion: with armies in the streets, states of emergency and technologically organized repression.
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Chile. Many people are hoping for a new constitution. It should be the foundation of a new and more fair society. However, the more radical segments of the class are critical of the new constitution, because it does not shake the power structures of society. We publish this contribution to the debate on Constituent Assembly and autonomous territorial assemblies.
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Chile. On December 4, the “vamos” (“go”, Enough 14)was given to one of the most repressive legislations this country has ever known. It is a direct attack on our class. It provides the ideal legal framework for the authorities to suffocate our present and future struggles. Or that is what they are trying to do.
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Note from Vamos hacia la vida: We share the first statement of the Coordinadora por la Libertad de lxs Presxs Políticos 18 de Octubre (Coordinating Committee for the Freedom of Political Prisoners of October 18), a coordinating committee in which different solidarity groups converge with individual prisoners from the October-November revolt (and those who will follow, as the struggle in the streets continues), as well as family members, friends and comrades of those who have been subjected to repression. We consider it important to coordinate efforts to show solidarity with our prisoners, especially since the last count of comrades in pretrial detention involves approximately 2,000 prisoners. Solidarity with the people who are suffering repression from the revolt is a fundamental aspect of our emancipation. We salute the efforts of the comrades and make this blog available to disseminate all or most of what should be spread from that coordination.
Continue reading #Chile: Public Statement of the Coordinating Committee for the Freedom of Political Prisoners of October 18