08.10.17: A few days ago an operation against the peñis (Mapuche brothers) in the ngulumapu (West Wallmapu) was executed by the Chilean State prosecutors with the support of the bourgeois media who with their news cameras are positioned on the side of the powerful. This time, the Power attacked 7 Mapuche comrades who fight against the loss of their culture, for their stolen land and freedom. This operation was named “Operation Hurricane” by the police, in complicity with the media, guided by the bumbling National Intelligence Agency (ANI) and of course financed by the Chilean State.
This September 1st marked one month since the disappearance of the anarchist comrade Santiago Maldonado at the hands of the police of the National Gendarmerie of Argentina. This took place within the context of the repression against a demonstration that included road blocks made by the Mapuche community Pu Lof in Resistance at Cashamen, in the Argentine province of Chubut.
From Contra Info
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Reflections and considerations on the month following the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado
On August 1st, members of the Pu Lof Mapuche community in resistance in the province Cushamen barricaded National Route 40, along with allies in solidarity. They cut off traffic in solidarity against the legal proceedings confronting el Lonko Facundo Jones Huala (for the second time). Minutes later, cars and trucks arrived carrying about thirty border police armed with rifles. The peñis (Mapuches) began throwing rocks, responding to the presence of the bastard forces of order. The G
endarmerie advances to the shots, burning the precarious houses and belongings of the Lof, forcing the occupiers to retreat across a river. Santiago Maldonado (“Lechuga” or “el Brujo“) fell behind the rest. Some of the inhabitants of the Lof saw that the Gen darmerie grabbed Santiago; others testified as to hearing the police say they “got one.”
From Freedom News UK
People were beaten, houses were burned, antique furniture burned, books were lost forever. Hurricane Gendarmerie went through the town of Cushamen last Monday causing devastation in the name of the Benetton fashion corporation, and one person is still missing — anarchist solidarity activist Santiago Maldonado.
From Insurrection News
June 14th, Santiago, Chile. About a dozen encapuchadxs (hooded ones) blocked traffic, distributed leaflets and raised banners outside the Metropolitan Technological University in solidarity with the Mapuche who were murdered in the south during a land reclamation action. “The weichafes (warriors) Luis Marileo and Patricio Gonzales will be avenged with blood.”
From Insurrection News Received and translated on 22.02.17:
An anarchist look at the forest fires in south-central Chile
And on the attempts of the power to take advantage aiming at the Mapuche and anarchist subversion.
By John Severino
Some time has already passed since the web-scandal surrounding Petar Stanchev's unfortunate article, “Mr. Anarchist, we need to have a chat about colonialism”. All the better. We need cool heads to examine the underlying questions of international solidarity. Through the course of this article, I wish to tackle the problem on the basis of actual experiences of international solidarity, both personal and collective, referring to revolutions past and to relatively successful efforts of international anarchist solidarity with the Mapuche struggle.