Santiago, Chile: Statement from the Subversive Prisoners in CAS Facing Transfers

Faced with the imminent closure of the High Security Prison (CAS), the libertarian and anarchist autonomous subversive prisoners today express the following:

1- According to information issued by the jailers in recent weeks and faced with a series of facts that we cannot ignore, the Special Unit of High Security (UEAS) that includes the Maximum Security Section, the High Security Prison and the Capitán Yáber Prison for the wealthy*, will be closed for more than 4 months from October 10th for the remodeling of its facilities clearly with the purpose of re-establishing the punishment regime that this unit was originally born from 25 years ago.

It is a fact that we, the combatants who fight the Power unwaveringly, have a mandatory destination to this place, since, in addition, this confinement contains the clear vengeance of the State for maintaining our antagonistic praxis of Offensive Resistance as an historical continuity of the struggle for Total Liberation.

At present, we are uncertain of our temporary destination, but we understand that their intention is to maintain control and special restrictions in order to return us later to the punishment regime that they intend to impose.

2- We make a strong and clear call to break from the fragmentation and the differences that exist or may exist between all those who have an autonomous anti-carceral praxis as a perspective of struggle against the State, Prisons and Capital.

It is time to meet without petty differences and with the required generosity that comes with knowing that we are facing a new onslaught from the State that requires coordination and collective strength to Resist.

It will be a long fight because the aim of the authorities is to deepen our punishment and isolation in order to inflict revenge as a lesson and an example for those who dare to rebel.

Our perspective of struggle and conviction clearly points to the destruction of the prison society, so we do not aspire to the freedom of the prisoners because that would be to grant them the conceptual privilege of freedom within the democracy of Capital, within the normality of the existent. We aspire to the total demolition of the prisons, so that there are no cages of confinement and as well as this we embrace those who Resist and Attack all over the world with the same pulse, with the same beat of our insurrectionary hearts.

Our complicity today is deepening and therefore we call for certain steps of generosity to face this complex moment that is coming.

We salute the 17-year resistance of Mauricio in Brazilian prisons, to those imprisoned with dignity for various anti-authoritarian actions in Argentina, the United States, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, France, Germany and in all corners of the planet where the praxis of permanent and calculated attack against all structures of power, Capital and the State arises.

We salute and embrace the peñi and lamien** in their struggle for self-determination.

To all the fugitives and escapees who walk in defiance of the law.

To be attentive and to continue sowing complicity in constant struggle.

OUR CONVICTION REMAINS!

PRISONERS OF THE SOCIAL WAR TO THE STREET!

INTERNATIONALIST SOLIDARITY AND COMRADESHIP FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE PRISONS!

AS LONG AS THERE IS MISERY THERE WILL BE REBELLION!

 

JUAN FLORES RIQUELME

JUAN ALISTE VEGA

JOAQUÍN GARCÍA CHANKS

MARCELO VILLARROEL SEPÚLVEDA

High Security Prison

Santiago-Chile

October 1st, 2019

(via Publicacion Refractario)

Translation notes:
*Capitán Yáber Prison is a prison for white collar criminals and other prisoners from upper-class backgrounds. 
**peñi and lamien are Mapuche words for brothers and sisters.

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