Chile: Words from Comrade Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda on the Arrest of Mónica and Francisco

Received and translated on 17.08.2020:

[Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda escribe sobre Monica y Francisco, Chile.]

Ours is the conviction!!!

Indestructible our desires and-

Infinite the reasons and motives for continuing in this war to the death against the state, capital and prison.

21 days ago we woke up with the news pounding in our ears. Monica and Francisco were arrested. This time accused of being the direct authors of various explosive attacks in Santiago last year.

Clearly the State’s permanent offensive through its repressive apparatus, its penitentiary legal fabric and its servile and business press draws the caricature on our brother and sister as the perfect culprits for those who expect all the rigor of the law of domination.

The decision of the power is the exemplary punishment that seeks to serve as an example and to eliminate the offensive resistance as an insurrectionary practice of attacking the existent.

Our comrades today face a tough fight. The power block making use of its tools advances hard sentences.

Our words, born from a long resistance to the forced stay in confinement, seek to point out certainties and convictions.

One of them is the correctness of our rebellious and insurrectionary actions.

Another is that the struggle for the destruction of the prison society is an imperative need. Of vital urgency in these times of control, repression and death.

The enemy deployed throughout the territory acts with all its henchmen in the street and in this inevitable confrontation today our comrades appear as the inevitable recipients of the full weight of the law as they become part of this contingent of comrades who navigate this bleak landscape of confinement in a context of permanent and endless conflict.

Social warfare becomes common sense and necessity through the legitimacy of multiform violence as a liberating practice of rebellion, but it also gives birth to prisoners, fugitives, escapes and deaths. This is the reality of the conflict.

We can never forget: there will be more and more persecuted, fallen, and escaped, but in the same way there will be comrades going on the offensive, giving continuity to this struggle for freedom, for the land, against capital and against all the attacks that prevent us from living.

From this cell, where my thoughts fly to the ones you live in today, I embrace you, my comrades, in this new uphill journey that we will surely know how to make.

Monica, Francisco and all the prisoners of the social war, of the Revolt and of the Mapuche liberation to the street!

While there is misery there will be rebellion!

Marcelo Villarroel Sepulveda
Libertarian Prisoner
Cas. Santiago, Chile.
14 August 2020

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