Death to the State! Solidarity w/ Mónica and Francisco!

via Anarquí, translated by Anarchist News

Death to the State! Solidarity with Mónica and Francisco.

Throughout history, anarchists have always suffered persecution by the State. This is because the simple idea of a world, free and in solidarity, where the coercive power of the State is not only unnecessary, but undesirable, is in itself a threat for those who hold power. And those people who put these ideas into practice and confront State violence can take for granted that they will catch the attention of the State's repressive apparatus.

Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar are going through that. They were kidnapped by the State on July 24th, 2020. Now they risk spending various years in some Chilean prison.

Freedom for Mónica and Francisco!

All the support to the struggle of the mapuche people which also suffers the repression of the Chilean State!

This video was made as part of the Day of Agitation and Propaganda for Anarchist prisoners, August 14, 2020.

Video made by: ANTIMIDIA

[Video transcript and translation below by Anarchist News:]

Quote on screen: "It's not cruelty, nor thirst for blood, nor any other criminal tendency, what induce a man to attack organized power. On the contrary, it's above all due to a strong social instinct, due to a strong abundance of love and an overflowing of sympathy with the pain and sorrow that surrounds us" - Emma Goldman

Narrator voice-over in Portuguese and subtitles in Spanish:

"In the morning of July 24th, 2020, the Chilean State arrested Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar in another attempt to criminalize anarchists. The State tries to disguise all the brutality and violence inherent in its existence by accusing anarchists of violence. But there's no way to compare the violence of colonialism, the military, the police and neo-liberalism, with rocks, Molotov cocktails and other tools used by peoples that resist genocide and oppression, and the destruction of all the ecosystems that maintain all the life on Earth. And it's those same States who are responsible for the greater part of the violence in the world, who feel they have the right to judge us and call that "justice".

Freedom for Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar and for all the people that were kidnapped by States!"

Mónica Caballero addressing the court: "Death to the State and long live anarchy!"

Francisco Solar addressing the court: "Long live anarchy!"

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Thanks for translating this A-News! I guess maybe you or folks around you were always doing translations, but I only noticed you signing them recently. I appreciate the work you do to connect anarchists with different parts of the world and to make different anarchist currents from Europe and South America visible in a US-Canada anarchist space that usually doesn't go looking.

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