Tag Archives: Atassa

(En) Indiscriminate Anarchists

Los editores de la revista “Atassa” (próxima en ser publicada), han lanzado la traducción del texto “Anarquistas Indiscriminados” publicado en su original en español, en la Revista Regresión N° 6 en octubre pasado. Y qué mejor que publicarlo primeramente en el portal “integrarista” Anarchist News, en donde cualquier texto eco-extremista y terrorista nihilista es visto con “malos ojos”, pues dentro de dicha web, al parecer se esconde la crema y nata del movimiento anarquista tradicionalista y humanista gringo, quienes no dudan en verter mierdas contra lo nuestro, que los anarquistas humanistas y progresistas modernos se revuelquen en su propia inmundicia sabiendo que sus antepasados políticos fueron INDISCRIMINADOS en su actuar!!

___________________________

“How I dream sometimes of a world all in harmony: each tendency based in its own initiative, without clashing with another; without humiliating themselves, in order to be stronger tomorrow, when we should all run toward the great battle of the revolution! But all of that is only a dream.”

Letter of Severino Di Giovanni to Hugo Treni, May 15th, 1930.

In our time, the essence of particular things often changes. The real is modified and transformed into a pantomime that matches the supposed march of progress. Modernity has altered many things, from the environment to human behavior, and even political ideologies. This age demands from citizens (dissident or not) that they oppose vehemently inhumane violence of any sort. The moral values defended by civilization as a whole have brainwashed everyone. This brainwashing drives us toward individual amnesia and collective ignorance.

Many political ideologies have been distorted in modern times, and little by little they have evolved from being original and almost defensible to trite and abhorrent. This applies particularly well to anarchist ideology. With time it has changed and transformed itself into something that it wasn’t at its origins.

For some time now, many anarchists have rejected the concept and practice of indiscriminate attack as defended by the eco-extremists. For modern anarchists, to speak of an act that seeks to strike a target without worrying about “innocent bystanders” is a sin against “liberated humanity” and a “self-managed” future. This would be an “irresponsible” act that is incompatible with “revolutionary morality.” It’s true that in an indiscriminate attack morality doesn’t enter the equation, nor does revolution or anything of the sort. The only important thing is to strike at the target.

Still, it confuses us how modern anarchists are scandalized by this practice, since these sorts of acts were what constituted anarchist praxis in the past and, a couple of centuries ago, made anarchists TRUE enemies of the government, the clergy, the bourgeoisie, and the army. To demonstrate this and develop this theme, we have compiled the following list of events that is the true history of actual anarchists rescued from various historical sources. In this effort, we hope to dig them up from individual amnesia and collective propaganda spread by this modern progressive society. Like nuns recoiling before anarchic demons spreading terror and violence in their time, modern anarchists (even so-called “nihilists”), will tar all of this as some sort of “Black Legend”:

-January 14th, 1858: The anarchist Felice Orsini and his comrade attack Napoleon III, utilizing three “Orsini bombs”. These were christened in honor of their infamous creator, and they were built using a ball of hard metal full of dynamite, with the outside containing small compartments filled with mercury fulminate. The explosive is triggered when the bomb hits a hard surface. In the case of the attack on Napoleon III, the first bomb was thrown and landed on the carriage’s chofer, the second on the animals that accompanied him, and the third on the window of the carriage. In this attack, eight people died and 142 were injured.

-February 17th, 1880: The nihilist Stepan Khalturin, a member of the Russian secret society, Narodnaya Volya, detonated a bomb in the Winter Palace in Russia: eight soldiers died and 45 bystanders were wounded.

-July 5th, 1880: A powerful explosive was detonated in a warehouse of the Ramba de Santa Monica, Spain. A young worker at the scene was blown apart when the explosive was indiscriminately left there.

-May 4th, 1886: A meeting of anarchist organizations in Chicago against the repression of striking workers outside of the McCormick plant on May 1st was violently dispersed by police. In the melee, a homemade bomb was thrown at the police, killing one of them and wounding another. This attack was followed by a street battle where dozens were arrested, after which five protesters were condemned to death. The police raided the houses of those detained and found munitions, explosives, firearms, and hidden anarchist propaganda. Those condemned to death were thereafter known as the Chicago martyrs.
The traditional anarchist movement has canonized the Chicago anarchists as if they were “peaceful doves”, even though they were a real threat in their time, veritable atentatores.

-January 18th, 1889: In Spain, a 70 year-old employee was killed when a bomb was placed on the staircase of the building where his boss lived.

-February 8th, 1892: In the so-called, “Jerez de la Frontera Rebellion” in Spain, more than 500 peasants attempted to take the city under the agitation of anarchists, resulting in the death of two residents and one peasant. The police undertook a campaign of repression against the anarchist movement of the time, arresting the anarchists who planned and carried out the rebellion. The anarchists were later executed.

The next day, on February 9th, on the eve of the executions, a bomb exploded in the Plaza Real in Barcelona. The bomb was abandoned in one of the flower pots in the garden near the place where the secret police usually gathered. Even though some historians say that the intended target was the police, the blast reached many innocent bystanders, including a junkman who was killed and a servant and her boyfriend whose legs were amputated, among others.

Anarchist vengeance for the execution of their comrades was fierce. The Italian anarchist, Paolo Schicchi, edited many newspapers exalting the violence, including Pensiero e Dinamite, in which he wrote after the attack:

“In order for the social revolution to triumph completely we have to destroy that race of thieves and murderers known as the bourgeoisie. Women, the elderly, children, all should be drowned in blood.”

Some anarchists were disturbed by the attack and rejected it vehemently, saying:

“We cannot believe that an anarchist detonated the bomb in the Plaza Real… [This was an act] characteristic of savages. We cannot attribute it to anyone but the enemies of the working class. That is what we stated in May. We have repeated it in public meetings and in all places, and we repeat it again here. Detonating bombs is cowardice. One can glory in heroism when one risks one’s life in a face-to-face confrontation for a generous idea. One can explain and even offer praise if one approves of what happened at Jerez. But one cannot diminish the severity of the evil of what one prepares in the shadows that is intended to inflict injury on someone you don’t know.” (i.e. indiscriminate attack)

-March 11th, 1892: Ravachol places a bomb in the house of Judge Bulot (an anti-anarchist) in France.

-March 27th, 1892: Ravachol detonates a bomb in the house of Prosecutor Benot. Even if these attacks did not result in any fatalities, they were still characteristic of an age of blood and dynamite which would strike out at bitter enemies (as well as anyone in the path) of the anarchists.

-March 30th, 1892: Ravachol is arrested in Lhérot Restaurant for the attack on the Véry Restaurant. The next day, during the trial, anonymous terrorists detonate a bomb in Lhérot Restaurant leaving many wounded.
It should be mentioned that Ravachol was considered a “common criminal” by the anarchists of his time, as his attacks were considered to be out of bounds for anarchist morality.

-November 7th, 1893: Santiago Salvador, a Spanish anarchist, threw an Orsini bomb into the audience of an opera at the Liceo Theater in Barcelona, Spain. Blood, corpses, and debris flew everywhere, resulting in 22 dead and 35 wounded.

-December 9th, 1893: Ravachol’s execution by guillotine drives many anarchists to adopt “propaganda of the deed” in revenge. The anarchist Auguste Vaillant threw a powerful bomb at the French Chamber of Deputies, wounding 50 people.

-February 12th, 1894: The individualist anarchist Émile Henry threw a bomb into the Café Terminus in Paris as revenge for the execution of Vaillant. One person was killed and 20 bourgeoisie were injured.

June 7th, 1896: An attack took place in the middle of the Corpus Christi procession in Barcelona, Spain. An anonymous terrorist threw an Orsini bomb which was originally directed at the authorities present, but instead landed in a group of bystanders watching the return of the procession in the street. The bomb exploded, leaving 12 dead and 70 wounded. The bombing caused great indignation, leading the anarchists to claim that they weren’t responsible. The authorities blamed them anyway and made four hundred arrests. Out of these only five were executed. This event has led to a decades-long controversy, with some arguing that the constant attacks in Spain by anarchists drove the authorities themselves to detonate the bomb so they could blame it on the anarchists, thus halting their activities. Others argue that the bomber was a French anarchist named Girault who fled after the massacre. Regardless, the Corpus Christi attack is either considered a historical lesson or a classic example of indiscriminate attack.

-May 31st, 1906: In Madrid, the anarchist Mateo Morral threw a bouquet of flowers toward the carriage of King Alfoso XIII and his wife Victoria Eugenia. Hidden in the bouquet was an Orsini bomb which hit the trolley car cable and was deflected onto the crowd where it exploded leaving 25 dead (15 of them soldiers) and 100 wounded. The king and queen were unhurt in the blast.

-June 4th 1914: An anarchist hideout and warehouse for explosives was destroyed in a large explosion on Lexington Avenue in New York City. Four anarchists and one bystander were blown to pieces in the explosion, with 20 bystanders lying wounded in the street. The police blamed the anarchists members of the IWW and of the Anarchist Red Cross for the blast.

-July 22nd, 1916: A powerful explosion occurred during the Preparedness Day Parade in San Francisco, CA. The bomb was hidden in a suitcase, activated by a timer, and filled with dynamite and shrapnel. Ten died and forty were wounded in this attack. The police suspected the syndicalists or anarchist leaders from the Galleanist group. This latter group was given that name by the press after its leader Luigi Galleani, an Italian individualist anarchist living in the United States whose intention was to unleash chaos and terrorism in the country. He was the editor of the fierce Cronaca Sovversiva. An example of what Galleani wrote in the paper follows:

“The storm has come, and soon it will blast you away; it will blow you up and annihilate you in blood and fire… We will dynamite you!”

He wasn’t joking.

The anarchist Gustavo Rodriguez in his 2011 talk in Mexico entitled, “Anarchist Illegalism: Redundancy Matters!”, indicates the following regarding a couple of the attacks carried out by the Galleanists:

“We can tell many anecdotes about this group – we can spend all day talking about them. But there are particular ones that at least merit brief mention, such as the November 24th, 1917 attack on the Police Garrison in Milwaukee, where a powerful time bomb exploded that contained many kilos of blasting powder. The device had been constructed by Mario Buda who was the group’s expert in explosives. He utilized his expertise to help Luigi Galleani come up with an explosives manual that circulated among insurrectionary anarchists and was translated into English by Emma Goldman. And while the plan was found to be ingenious – since these garrisons were well-fortified due to the tremendous amount of anarchist activity at the time – the problem was to get the bomb past the security of the well-protected police station.They did this by placing the bomb first at the base of a church and then passing the information to someone who they suspected of being a police informant. The bomb squad showed up almost immediately and moved the bomb from the church to the police station, thinking that its detonator had failed. Minutes after confirming that the device was now in the garrison, they detonated it, killing nine policemen and one civilian. And with this act, they killed two birds with one stone, since they not only hit their target but also were able to confirm the identity of the snitch.

Another attack that should be mentioned was carried out by Nestor Dondoglio in Chicago in 1916. Dondoglio was a cook of Italian origin who was known as Jean Crones. When he found out that a large banquet was to be held in honor of the Catholic Archbishop of the city, Mundelein, with a large number of Catholic clergy in attendance, Dondoglio volunteered his services and stated that he would provide exquisite dishes for the occasion. He poisoned around 200 attendees by putting arsenic in their soup. None of the victims died since, in his enthusiasm to kill them all, he added so much poison that his victims vomited it out. The only death by poisoning occurred two days afterward when a Father O’Hara died, who was the parish priest of St. Matthew’s Church in Brooklyn, New York City, and previously the chaplain at the gallows of the Raymond St. Prison. Dondoglio then moved to the East Coast where he was hidden by one of his comrades until he died in 1932.”

-February 27th, 1919: Four Galleanists died when one of their bombs prematurely went off in a textile factory in Franklin, Massachusetts.

-April 29th, 1919: Galleanist anarchists send 30 package-bombs to notable figures in authority throughout the United States. One of the packages maimed a servant of Senator Thomas W. Hardwich of Georgia, who lost both hands, as well as the servant’s wife who was severely burned upon opening the package that had been left in front of the house.

-June 2nd, 1919: The Galleanist Carlo Valdinoci died trying to place a bomb in the house of the lawyer Mitchell Palmer. Two bystanders also died in the explosion. The lawyer’s house as well as surrounding houses were heavily damaged by the blast. A note was found on the scattered remains of the anarchist and the debris which read: “There will be a bloodbath; we will not retreat; someone will have to die; we will kill because it is necessary; there will be much destruction.”

-June 3rd, 1919: A night watchman died detonating a bomb abandoned by the Galleanists in a New York courthouse.

-September 16th, 1920: Mario Buda (an anarchist of Galleani’s crew) detonated the first car bomb (or rather a carriage bomb) in history. He left a deadly bomb consisting of 45 kilos of dynamite that detonated by timer in a carriage parked in front of Wall Street. The bomb destroyed the carriage, killing the horses, employees, messengers, bystanders, and everyone else in the vicinity of the blast. The bomb also destroyed the offices of Morgan Bank. 38 people died and 400 were injured in the formidable indiscriminate attack.

-March 23rd, 1921: A group of individualist anarchists threw a bomb inside the Diana Theater in Milan, Italy, with the intention of killing Commissioner Gasti and King Victor Emmanuel. The terrorist bomb left 20 dead and one hundred wounded, most of them ordinary citizens.

-November 29th, 1922: The individualist anarchists Renzo Novatore and Sante Pollastro were ambushed by three policeman near Genoa in Italy. In the melee. Novatore was killed by a bullet in the forehead while Sante fought ferociously, shooting two policeman and disarming the last one and letting him go free.

-May 16th, 1926: A bomb made out of two hollowed-out cannon balls filled with blasting powder exploded in front of the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The blast left a man-sized hole in the embassy wall which shocked authorities. The blast also destroyed the windows of surrounding houses and businesses. Although no one was injured, this act was one of many carried out by Severino Di Giovanni and his crew. These attacks evolved into being ever more deadly terrorist attacks.

-July 22nd, 1927: A powerful bomb exploded at night in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The target was the monument to Washington, but, even though it was a powerful explosion, damage to the monument was minimal. At the same time, another bomb exploded in the Ford Agency that destroyed the model car and all of the windows within a four block radius.

-December 24th, 1927: A powerful bomb exploded in broad daylight, destroying a branch of the National City Bank in the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bomb was detonated by acids but exploded prematurely, killing two bank employees and leaving 23 others wounded. The same day, another bomb in a suitcase was found in the Bank of Boston; it did not explode, but it caused great terror in the populace and authorities.

Osvaldo Bayer in his book, “Severino Di Giovanni: Ideologue of Violence,” described the bomb in the following passage:

“The explosive device was the same as the one at National City Bank (which had been placed in a suitcase). This was an iron device about a meter and a half long with covers at each end sealed in cement. The inside was filled with gelignite, dynamite, and pieces of iron. On top of this was a glass tube divided in two containing in each part different acids (potassium chloride and sulfuric acid). The divider was made of cork or cardboard through which both liquids could seep. When they came into contact, they produced an explosion [more precisely, they produce a flame that ignites a charge that goes directly to the explosive].

While the suitcase was upright, the liquids stayed separated, but when it was laid on its side, the filtration process began and it was then a question of seconds.”

The explosive attacks on those days were against the economic interests of the United States in the Argentine capital. (The United States Embassy, the monument to Washington, the American Ford dealership, and the Yankee banks described above.) This was in support of an international campaign for the two jailed anarchists in the United States, Sacco and Vanzetti, who were accused of belonging to a group of terrorist-anarchists and of committing robberies and expropriations.

G. Rodriguez in the talk cited above describes the following concerning the relation between the two anarchists condemned to death and the terrorist illegalism of that time:

“The overwhelming actions of the [Galleanist] anarchists would lead to their becoming the most persecuted anarchist group pursued by the federal authorities of the United States. On the other hand, the ‘official’ history, even in its “radical” version in anarchist circles, would condemn their memory to forgetfulness while silencing their actions and ‘disappearing’ their texts and other theoretical engagements. The only exception was that of Sacco and Vanzetti whose story ‘legalist anarchists’ altered in order to canonize them as ‘martyrs’ of the movement. The same was done with the so-called, ‘Martyrs of Chicago.’ Once again, we see the same tricks to cover-up the real history. The legal argument of the defense used to try to prove their ‘innocence’ became the ‘official story’ of what actually happened. With the exception of the anarchist historian Paul Avirich, who devoted himself to developing a better picture of anarchist activity of the time and the work of Bonnano on this topic, the rest of the literature published about the Sacco and Vanzetti case firmly denied their participation in the expropriation for which they were condemned. These expropriations were carried out at regular intervals by the [Galleanist] group in which they were active. The funds that they acquired from these expropriations were used to fund the printing of anarchist literature as well as to fund attacks, calls for reprisals, and in order to support imprisoned comrades and the unemployed or in some cases their families.

After this attack, there emerged the first divisions between anarchists who sympathized with terrorist violence and those who defended “Franciscan violence” [as Di Giovanni called it (after the Catholic religious order founded by St. Francis of Assisi – translator’s note)]. This dispute was closely followed by anarchists of the time, especially by the editors of the anarchist newspaper, La Protesta. Bayer writes the following on this event in his aforementioned book:

“La Protesta referred to the classic example of ‘clean’ attacks like the one carried out by Wilckens (a German anarchist who assassinated Colonel Varela on January 17th, 1923) and Radowitzky (a Ukrainian anarchist who assassinated Colonel Falcon on November 14th, 1909). But those examples proved faulty upon closer examination. Those attacks were ‘clean’ and ‘pure’ because they went off without a hitch. What would have happened if Wilckens’ bomb had gone off on the street car and killed three workers and the agent selling the tickets? Or if the bullets from the gun wounded a woman in the eye who was just walking her kids to school, or worse, went through the back of the head of a girl out buying bread? In the case of Radowitsky, what if the bomb, instead of falling in Colonel Falcon’s carriage, fell on the sidewalk killing the driver and two old ladies walking to church? And what if Di Giovanni’s bomb had exploded on the desk of Consul Capanni, killing the butcher of Florence and Mussolini’s ambassador, and that’s it? Was the violence the difference?

“La Protesta established that Wilckens and Radowitzsky had taken their lives in their own hands. Did not Di Giovanni and Ramé do the same in building the bomb, entering the den of fascism, and trying to place it at the target? At any moment, it could have exploded and blown them to bits. There was some truth to that, yes, but not the whole truth. La Protesta’s reasoning was not entirely fair. Violence itself was the problem. Once one chooses that option, it is not possible to know for sure whether the actions will be clean or dirty. There are certainly differences. It is not the same to kill an executioner in his den than it is to indiscriminately throw a bomb in the marketplace or a cafe or in a train station full of people. But was the fascist consulate an innocent place? The victims of fascism didn’t go there. An attack on the consulate was clearer than the ones against banks in which, even if you factored in the hours when they would be empty, there was still more probability that innocent people might get killed, which did occur on occasion. The discussion was thus not whether the attack on the consulate in itself constituted an act of cowardice.”

On this topic of debate among anarchists, Rodriguez wrote:

“There was a polemic between those who, calling themselves anarchists, justified expropriation and the propaganda of the deed and included them in a large list of valid direct actions – the ones who believed that the ends justified the means – and those who, also considering themselves anarchists, condemned these former people as “amoral” and violent. The former which we are discussing here was labeled “illegalist anarchism.” We are trying here to distinguish between these two tendencies’ approaches to direct action and the way in which they conceived of themselves according to their own worldview. “

-May 7th, 1928: An infernal explosion shook the Italian Consulate in Buenos Aires. A man left a suitcase which contained a bomb on the stairs of the entrance. The attack left nine dead and 34 wounded. Seven of the dead were fascists, but the majority were bystanders, including four women and a girl. An hour afterward, a suitcase bomb was found abandoned in the pharmacy of fascist Almirante Brown. A child found the suitcase and without intending to deactivated the explosive by emptying one of the acids and generating a small flare. The frightened child screamed and ran out to warn everyone around. They too saw the bomb and ran away as well. The newspaper La Nación told the story in this manner:

“The top of the small tube was firmly sealed and, in opening it, its liquid contents spilled out near the suitcase but not on the suitcase itself. Thus, there was no contact with the contents inside. This was the reason that the bomb failed to go off, which would not have happened if the tube had come into contact with the explosive packet inside the suitcase. Instead, the acid fell on one of the corners of the suitcase, producing a flare. In the suitcase were 50 bars of gelinite, 32 five-inch nails, an iron bolt, two iron screws, and cotton. The bomb’s charge was formidable, of the same potency as the one at the consulate.”

After these attacks, it was clear that the intention of the terrorist-anarchists (Severino and company) was to attack their target, in this case the consulate and the pharmacy of a fascist, without worrying about wounding “innocent” people. The attack was condemned by the majority of anarchists of the time, who called it a “work of fascism”, denying that it was even the work of anarchists. With this, a schism emerged in anarchist circles as Di Giovanni would defend to his death the acts in which he was involved. The cowards of La Protesta positioned themselves in this matter:

“Anarchism is not terrorism. How is this the work of a conscious man, of a revolutionary, this act of cowardice that hurt innocent victims, which was not in line with the political motive that they set out to follow? It is moral cowardice that inspires these types of vengeance. It is these actions that lead us to put salt in the wound of the provocative terrorism that has made its appearance in the capital of the republic.”

La Protesta’s declarations even appeased the police, who started a manhunt for Di Giovanni and his crew. This is evident in the interview after the attack of Subcommissioner Garibotto (Head of the Social Order) by the socialist newspaper, La Vanguardia, on May 26th of that year:

“This attack was a scary thing, no? When I saw those arms and legs all over the place and those groans of agony, I went weak in the knees. This was so brutal that even the anarchists are indignant. We are very happy with La Protesta’s editorial. Have you seen it? It’s very good. And other anarchists have come to cooperate with us out of indignation for the act. They have promised to tell us everything they know. And it makes sense, since there’s much freedom here and if these things keep happening it can stir up a negative reaction by the government.”

Severino responded to such infamy from the anarchist newspaper, La Diana of Paris, under a pseudonym:

“It’s odd that the entire ‘revolutionary’ press attributes the attacks to fascism, while the anarchist (?) newspapers disapprove of them, repudiate them, deny and condemn. The docile friars of unionist anarchism denounce the ‘horrible tragedy’ as more characteristic of fascists and not of anarchists. They take their inspiration from from a sheepish Christianity and they gesticulate like Jesus Crucified when in reality they are so many Peters of Galilee (‘Truly I say unto you that before the cock crows thrice, Peter will deny me.’) And they betray thus. I have seen denial and condemnation on the lips of many terrified cowards. They spew sophistries like so many canons and vile Jesuits. Some of those killed in the attack: Virgilio Frangioni, fascist, and Fr. Zaninetti, director of the ‘Italia Gens,’ a den of spies; that’s enough to open up the tear ducts of crocodiles of all sorts. The anarcho-syndicalist newspapers fight among themselves to see who can be the most ignoble and vile. Thus, for example, we find the Committee for Political Prisoners, the anarcho-syndicalist La Protesta and the anarchist La Antorcha (which is always praising dynamite) have shed cowardly and vile tears. And they have even received praise from the police and the whole conservative press for their magnificent work of eunuchs. La Nación, La Razón and La Prensa have branded the current situation saying: ‘The latest attack against the Consulate has also been repudiated by the distinct tendencies of anarchism.’ Of course here they refer to the vile ones.”

Finally he writes a quote from the terrible Galleani:

“It is an act of supreme cowardice to repudiate an act of rebelling for which we have ourselves given the first seed.”

Another text was written by Severino under a different pseudonym making clear his indiscriminate non-humanist attitude:

“… the attack on the den of Avenida Quintana (The Italian Consulate) and against the eternal fathers of fascism who in the land of exile also try to found their death squads. In Argentina alone are dispersed thirty-six fascist sections. Are they innocent? In Milan as well, in the Diana Theater and in Giulio Cesare Plaza, those killed were also innocent. Innocent people who applaud the king and shore up his throne with their passivity. Those who took a day off from work to applaud the fascist aviator De Pinedo who, in the name of Il Duce and the ‘greatest fates of the Italian Throne’, mixes fascism with the ephemeral glory of his hydroplane.

That is the rotten and moth-eaten structure on which anti-fascism, in the name of all the conveniences, launches arrows and strikes against the iconoclast who, without permission and consensus, acts, breaks, and strikes.

For anarchism – for us – there is no other way other than that which we have taken with all of our fortunes, with all of the glory, heroism, and audacity. The path of the most unprejudiced [indiscriminate] action crushes with its powerful might the right to kill reserved to fascism. For ten years we have been the only ones who have had the audacity to attack this right of theirs. From today forward, we will expand this audacity one-hundredfold….”

-May 26th, 1928: Some weeks after the attack on the Italian Consulate, the Di Giovanni group placed a bomb that destroyed the entrance to the house of Colonel Cesar Afeltra in Argentina. The fascist officer was at home and was guarded by police. The police had left to go to a nearby bar when a terrorist took advantage of their absence to leave the bomb. Windows in a three-block radius were blown out from the blast (harming “defenseless citizens”). According to the press, the power of the bomb was such that it undermined the stability of the building.

-May 31st, 1928: The hiding place of the anarchist-terrorists was discovered by a boy who was chasing his escaped rabbit from her pen next door. The boy opened one of the doors to the small house on Lomas de Mirador and a small explosion scared him. The boy grabbed his rabbit and ran out to tell his relatives. When the police arrived, they were met with another small explosion upon opening the door. This was a storage place for the anarcho-terrorist bombs which had been rigged to explode if the police found it, and only the terrorists knew how to enter without triggering the bombs. By this they hoped to leave no evidence of the bombs and kill the police in the process. The humidity of the place, however, dampened the explosives and caused them to only let forth a small explosion instead of the intended deadly one. This turned out to be the storehouse of Severino and his crew. It should be pointed out that after this occurred, the Italian anarchist individualist Francesco Barbieri, who was the designated bomb-maker for the crew, decided to flee Argentina. He was an innocent-looking man and tremendously audacious in slipping past police. Barbieri was one of the most important anarchist “dinamiteros” in the country, as he had been in Spain, Geneva, Brazil, Italy, France, and other places.

-June 10th, 1928: A powerful explosion occurred in the house of Michele Brecero, a prominent fascist living in downtown Buenos Aires.

-June 11th, 1928: An explosion destroyed the house of Cavaliere R. De Micjelis, Italian Consul in Argentina.

-November 10th, 1928: A briefcase was found by a curious Bank of Boston employee near the Cathedral in Buenos Aires. The briefcase exploded immediately, killing the employee and leaving a police officer gravely wounded. Many windows of nearby businesses were also blown out. The press all pointed to Di Giovanni as the one responsible for the indiscriminate attack. The Catholic newspaper, El Pueblo, called Di Giovanni, “the evilest man who ever stepped foot on Argentine soil.”

-November 14th, 1928: An explosion characteristic of Di Giovanni’s crew occurred in the Palace of Justice of Rosario, Argentina. Other explosions shortly followed at the Bank of the Nation, at the Courthouse, and at the Santa Fe Railroad Bridge. The acts were added to the death of the bank employee from four days past.

-April 25th, 1929: An ex-collaborator of the newspaper, Culmine, named Giulio Montagna was shot to death by anarchist terrorists for revealing the location of Severino Di Giovanni to police.

-October 22nd, 1929: The hated Subcommissioner Juan Velar was attacked by two men who snuck up on him and shot him in the face. Velar lost an ear, his teeth were blown out, and he lost a large portion of his nose, but he was not killed. Velar said that Paulino Scarfó and Severino were responsible.

-October 25th, 1929: A group of anarchist terrorists shot the Spanish anarchist Emilio López Arango three times in the chest. López Arango was responsible for the anarchist paper La Protesta that had defamed the bandit anarchists; Arango had waged a campaign of slander against Severino’s attacks, slamming him as a “fascist agent” and defaming him before the mass anarchist workers’ movement of the time. Thus, he obtained his merited execution.

Among the many poisonous paragraphs from La Protesta was this one dated May 25th, 1928:

“We have already exposed the criteria by which we anarchists judge that anonymous irresponsible terrorism: it is odious, as its victims are random and it can never carry with it a heightened spirit and clear revolutionary consciousness.”

It is fascinating how those very same words are repeated in the mouths of those modern anarchists who condemn the indiscriminate attacks of the eco-extremists…

Before López Arango’s execution, he had received many warnings through comrades (which he ignored) such as the one that the Uruguayan anarchist-bandit Miguel Arcángel Rosigna had told him:

“Please stop this campaign, since Severino is capable of anything.”

After the murder, a group of Arango’s anarchist friends searched for Di Giovanni among the bakery workers without finding him. This was the most radical sector of anarchist workers. The bakers didn’t say anything, and at the same time the police warned Arango’s close friend, the Spanish anarchist Diego Abad de Santillán that:

“Very well, under our responsibility go ahead and arm yourself because Di Giovanni’s crew is going to kill you.”

-February 12th, 1930: The anarchist terrorist and member of Di Giovanni’s crew, Giuseppe Romano (Ramé), who had been arrested and sentenced to eight years in prison, was freed from the hospital to which he had been transported as a sick patient. He was sprung free by five armed bandits.

-January 12th, 1930: A bomb was detonated at the Italian Consulate in Córdoba, Argentina, leaving one agent wounded and causing much damage.

-January 20th 1931: Three powerful explosions occurred in three subway stations in Buenos Aires. The attacks left four dead and twenty injured, as well as leaving serious material damage.

-February 1st, 1931: Severino Di Giovanni was executed by firing squad. He killed one policeman and wounded another severely when over a dozen police went out to capture him. In the melee, one small girl was killed.

Di Giovanni died looking his killers squarely in the eyes and shouting like a wild animal with his last breath: ¡Evviva l’anarchia!

One of the witnesses, Roberto Arlt, described Severino’s execution:

“Five fifty-seven. Eager faces behind bars. Five fifty-eight. The lock clinks and the iron door is opened. Men run forward as if they were running to catch the trolley. Shadows making great leaps through illuminated hallways. The sound of rifle butts. More shadows gallop.

We’re all looking for Severino Di Giovanni so that we can see him die.

The space of the blue sky. Old cobblestone. A green meadow. A comfortable dining room chair in the middle of the meadow. Troops. Mausers. Lamps whose light punishes darkness. A rectangle. It’s like a ring. A ring of death. An official: ‘according to the dispositions… for the violation of statute… law number…’

An official lowers the glazed screen. In front of him is a head. A face that appears covered with red oil. There are eyes that are terrible and fixed, varnished with fever. A black circle of heads. It is Severino Di Giovanni. A prominent jaw. A forehead fleeing toward the temples just like a panther’s. Thin and extraordinarily red lips. Red forehead. Red cheeks. Chest covered by the blue flaps of the shirt. The lips look like polished wounds. They open slowly and the tongue, redder than a pimento, licks the lips, wetting them.

The body burns up with temperature. It savors death.

The official reads: ‘article number… State law of the site… The Supreme Court… seen.. To be passed to a superior tribunal… of war, the regiment, and sub-officials…’

Di Giovanni looks at the face of the official. He projects on his face the tremendous force of his gaze and a will that maintains calm.

‘Being proven to be necessary to the lieutenant… Rizzo Patrón, vocals… the lieutenants and colonels… give a copy… sheet number…’

Di Giovanni wets his lips with his tongue. He listens with attention, he seems to analyze the clauses of the contract whose stipulations are the most important. He moves his head in assent, faced with the terms with which the sentence has been formulated.

‘The Minister of War to be notified… may he be shot… signed, the secretary…’

-I would like to ask forgiveness from the lieutenant defender…

One voice:-No talking.
Take him away.

The condemned duck walks. His enchained feet with a metal bar on the wrists that tie his hands. He passes the edge of the old cobblestones. Some spectators laugh. From stupidity? From nervousness? Who knows?
The convict sits resting on the bench. He supports his back and turns out his chest. He looks up. Then he bends over, and it looks like his abandoned hands between his open knees. A man cares for the fire while water warms up for their yerba mate.
He stays that way for four seconds. The subordinate officer crosses his chest with a rope, so that when they shoot him, he won’t fall on the ground. Di Giovanni turns his head to the left and lets himself be tied.
The target is ready for the firing squad. The subordinate official wants to blindfold the condemned. The condemned shouts:

-No blindfold.

He looks firmly at his executioners. He emanates will. If he suffers or not, it’s in secret. He remains that way, still, proud. A difficulty emerges. A fear about ricocheting bullets leads to the regiment, perpendicular to the firing squad, to be ordered a few steps back. Di Giovanni remains erect, being supported by the chair. Above his head is the edge of a gray wall, the soldiers’ legs move. He sticks out his chest. Is it to receive the bullets?

-Ready, aim.

The voice of the condemned bursts metallic, vibrant:

— Long live anarchy!

— Fire!

A sudden brilliance. The hard body has turned into a folded sheet of paper. The bullets shoot through the rope. The body falls head first and lands on the green grass with the hands touching the knees.

The burst of the coup de grace.

The bullets wrote the last word on the body of the condemned. The face remains calm. Pale. The eyes half open. The blacksmith hammers at the feet of the corpse. He takes off the handcuffs and the iron bar. A doctor observes. He confirms the death of the condemned. A man wearing a frock and dance shoes retires with his hat on his head.
It looks like he just came out of a cabaret. Another says a bad word.

I see four boys, pale and disfigured like the dead, biting their lips. They are Gauna from La Razón, Álvarez, from Última Hora, Enrique González Tuñón, from Crítica, and Gómez, from El Mundo. I am like a drunk. I think of those who laugh. I think that at the entrance of the Penitentiary there should be a sign saying:

-No laughing.

-Forbidden to enter with dancing shoes.”

In summary, it should be mentioned that the events described above are the ones that we consider the most important at the time when they happened. As one can read above, we have not only described indiscriminate attacks of anarchist-terrorists, but also their abilities to commit formidable crimes, such as their storing bombs, using firearms, murder, raids, complicity, falsification of documents, counterfeiting money, agitation, theft, bombings, jailbreaks, and other important crimes. It is well-known by those who know this subject that the majority of the anarchists described above had their political aspirations front and center. These aspirations were inspired by humanism and its foundations, namely “freedom” and “human dignity.” Reading their letters and writings, as well as their communiqués taking responsibility for their “terrible” acts, one can notice a language strongly in favor of “the people”, “the proletariat,” the oppressed,” “the class struggle,” terms which at the time were favored by many anarchists who also advocated the use of violence. This is because the conditions in which they arose as individuals in that society compelled them to proclaim themselves thus. Nevertheless, their words were one thing, and their deeds something else. We remember their deeds as irrefutable proof of the fierceness of past anarchists. They were very different from the dominant paradigm of the modern anarchist, who has turned into a caricature by his acceptance of “alternative”, but still civilized, moral values.

The contingent of anarchists partial to extremist violence has been also completely erased and forgotten in the official and not-so-official story. There are few who recognize true anarchists such as Severino, Buda, Bonnot, Rosigna, and others who carried out attacks against their targets without concern for bystanders; for whom the ends justified the means.
Let everyone come to their own conclusions, I have reached mine…

“I say that the most important thing in your life is yourself. The family, the state, the party, and anarchy itself can all go to Hell.”

-Mauricio Morales

(en) Regresión no. 1 Editorial

regresar1-199x300

Traducción al inglés del texto editorial del primer número de la Revista Regresión.

Traducción a cargo de “Atassa”.


Why and for whom is “Regresión”?

Regresión is a publication consisting of content critical of the values and the material basis of the techno-industrial system. We propagate these ideas (by means of the Internet and in print) not so that others may adopt our positions. We aren’t looking for sympathizers, nor for the approval of those who call themselves “radicals” and “revolutionaries.” We publish these texts because we have something to say, because in the context of so much hypocrisy and so many lies, we must shout the TRUTH.

It is important to point out that, even though these texts are available to all, they aren’t intended for the society at large. This is an intervention from our individuality to those few who dare to think beyond typical “radical and revolutionary” criticism. It is for those who have understood that the root of all the evils of our situation lies in the techno-industrial system and the civilization that drives it. It is for those who have left the utopias of old ideologies behind and have assumed their role as individuals within this complex reality. It is for those individuals who are tired of speaking, reading, and being “critical spectators,” and who believe that theory is only part of the foundation of their acts against the system. More than anything, however, the content of this journal is for those few people who are familiar with this discourse and practice, and for those who are new to these topics, we hope to be explicit enough so that they catch on quickly.

Why regression

The word “regression” can mean many things to various disciplines or sciences, but we are using it as the antonym to “progress”, specifically civilized and artificial techno-industrial progress. For us, it is important to look back to see how humans lived in the past, how they developed, and how they died from the beginning of the species until the present. It is only in this way that we will shed light on our present situation: how we have gone from being human to being simply an instrument of the system. The irresistible advance of technology (as it has been formulated by critics of civilization) is generating serious problems for the environment and human beings, problems which range from physical to psychological damage. The consequences of following the same path will lead us toward unimaginable catastrophes.

Some advocate a revolution or the building of a movement that would contribute to the overthrow of the techno-industrial system. We refer specifically to the ideologues who follow the words of Theodore J. Kaczynski literally. To a certain extent, it is understandable that they assert various propositions to resolve the central problem. Our position, however, does not see the formation of an international movement to  overthrow the system as being viable. For that reason, we renounce the term “revolution.” The strategy, like the term itself, is too fanciful, it lacks a realistic view of things, and that is why we renounce it.

For many moons now, we have stopped dreaming of a “better world,” which is either politically or “primitivistically” correct. Today, all we see is our present, the pessimist present to which we are condemned, and even though this is what we assume, we don’t surrender before it:

-The system always goes in the same direction, progress stops for no one and nothing.

-Wild nature for the most part will be exterminated or subjugated in the coming years. In our modern context, only the most deluded minds think that trying to “liberate” it is even possible.

-Maybe in 30 or 40 years (considering the current situation) all of the wild nature that is left will be reduced to recreational or tourist areas. “Ecological” or “conservationist” organizations governed by “green” bureaucrats will regulate them as they see fit, so that those spaces are preserved for scientific and economic purposes. This has already happened in Europe, and in Mexico it is the current trajectory of things.

-The behavior of the human being is being domesticated to a deplorable and maddening degree. Only the strongest and most intelligent will be able to not fall for the system’s games, trying to resist and cling to their nature.

-The whole system (or most of it) will not fall to a movement that accelerates a revolutionary process. The only thing that can overturn this complex system is wild nature itself or its very own complex technology causing collapse.

-We do not trust nor do we hope for a movement, a “great crisis,” or the “revolution.” We do not hope for change. The present is all that we have.

We have no certainty that “revolutionaries” will hasten “the destruction of the system.” Frankly, we think that if one day a movement emerges that seeks to destroy the system, it will be crushed immediately. Would the nuclear, timber, pharmaceutical, automobile, mining, and oil industries allow such a movement to exist, a movement that seeks to halt the forces that propel science and technology? Would they allow that movement to obtain victories that destroy the techno-industrial system that they have forged over the decades? No, they would not allow it, unless they could find a manner to profit from the situation after the supposed “destruction” of the system.

The reality of things is rather bleak for those of us who criticize the techno-industrial system and want it to collapse one day. We have realized this, and we accept the situation as it unfolds before us. We assume our contradictions without falling into them, nor do we resign ourselves to accept what is being imposed on us.

For years, within political movement and intellectual circles of any given ideology, solutions to the problems of the time have been proposed, for example:

-According to the history of Mexico, after the arrival of the Spanish and the death of the governor of Tenochtitlan, Moctezuma (1520), the Mexica warrior Cuitláhuac led a war against the invasion. This leader led his men in a war against the Europeans with the aim of reviving that great Mesoamerican civilization. Cuitláhuac died of smallpox without achieving anything.

-During the independence movement, the priest Miguel Hidalgo led revolts against the Spanish crown (1810). He assembled men who wanted to be free of the creole ruling elite. They wanted to form a government not imposed on them by Westerners. They wanted mestizo rulers, etc. After a bloody war, they shot the priest and cut off his head. Did they achieve independence? Maybe we should ask the Spaniards who are still owners of a large part of what is considered Mexican territory.

-In 1910, there was the “Mexican Revolution”. Emiliano Zapata was one of the most representative leaders who organized an armed struggle against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, as well as the rulers who followed him. He and his soldiers wanted a new constitution, one which granted land to the peasants and would create modern public services (electricity, water, sewage, education, etc.) They asked for democracy and not a dictatorship. They betrayed Zapata in an ambush and killed him. Did he accomplish his task? Maybe we should ask the current inhabitants of the region where Zapata fought, one of the poorest and most degraded regions of the country today in 2014.

-In 1968, the student movement spread throughout Mexico in the midst of a communist revival. These ideas were the tip of the iceberg after the October 2nd massacre [in Tlatelolco] in that year. Various guerrilla groups formed and waged a war to the death against the regime of the Institutional Revolutionary Party [PRI], the party that emerged after the Mexican Revolution. One of these groups was the Communist League of September 23rd (1973), and, as its name indicated, its goal was to implant socialism in Mexico. Its leader, Ignacio Salas Obregón, organized kidnappings, armed robberies, gun smuggling, prison breaks, armed uprisings in the countryside and the city, attacks on politicians and businessmen, executions of police, etc. They disappeared Obregón once his group was defeated by the government, the paramilitaries, and infiltrators. Socialism never came to Mexico.

-In 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), led publicly by Subcomandante Marcos, took control of various municipal houses of government in response to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as well as to the maltreatment of indigenous people and the poor of Chiapas by consecutive federal governments. The initial goal of the EZLN was to “go to the capital and defeat the Mexican army.” The EZLN waged war on the government, and the government counterattacked. After days of shootouts, downed helicopters, deaths, kidnappings, and tortures, a truce was called. The government offered reforms and rights to indigenous peoples, as well as autonomy to the Zapatistas for their “liberated spaces”. The initial goal of the EZLN was to overthrow the government. That didn’t work out, and they remain in their communities. Their “revolution” was only local.

-In 2006, there were many popular uprisings (the striking miners in Michoacán, the peasants of Atenco, etc.) that had the goal of creating a political crisis and accelerating the fall of the government. This occurred after a political campaign undertaken by the EZLN throughout the country. The movement of teachers in Oaxaca was an example of this. Out of a failed expulsion of the municipal and state police, the teachers were able to draw in the masses and forge a popular movement (the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca / APPO) that aimed at overthrowing the state government of Ulises Ruiz. After months of armed street battles, deaths (on both sides), and disappearances of activists, the federal police removed the protesters by force from all of their strongholds. Everything appeared to return to normal. At the end of the ordeal, President Ruiz was still in office, and various leaders of the APPO joined political left parties. Did they achieve their goal of popular government? Of course not.

-During the presidential term of Felipe Calderón (2006-2012), the government waged a war against the drug cartels, which left 60,000 dead (not counting those buried in hidden graves). The power of the drug lords is such that they have been able to buy off municipal and state presidents, politicians, the police, and even the army. This left the populace completely abandoned by the government. That’s how the current self-defense groups arose, principally in Michoacán. These are armed groups in towns defending themselves from cartel assassins, extortioners, and informers for the narcotraffickers.

The goal of these groups is for everything to go back to normal in their communities. Unfortunately, Michoacán, until recently, was considered one of the most violent states in Mexico, and even the Americas.

What these historical cases have in common, and the reason we bring them up, is that, for many years, mass movements and ideologies have aspired to something more. They have defined ends, and many of them are so complex that they become illusory or impossible to achieve. Seen from a more realistic point of view, they seem well beyond the realm of possibility. Along with the historical events, there is the proposing of a “revolution against the techno-industrial system.” This position has been advocated by Mr. Theodore Kaczynski since the publication of his article, “Industrial society and its future”, in 1995. We repeat that we don’t believe in this revolution, nor do we think it is ever going to happen one day, not in 1000 years.

The system’s current state is untenable, and trying to overthrow it is just perpetuating the same self-deception into which leftist revolutionaries past and present have fallen. That is why we don’t advocate for a total collapse. We aren’t out to win the battle, we aren’t aspiring to “liberate” the earth from the technological yoke so that wild nature can rise from its concrete tomb. We propose a criticism embodied in practice, in individual attack, without anything to show for it, without any hope of winning or losing. Disinterested attack, guided by reason and feeling, is what characterizes us. We are human beings who refuse to form part of any of this. We refuse artificiality in our bodies and our environment with all of our being.

Regresión is not a magazine containing criticism for the consumption of the passive. It does not contain tame articles for those who do nothing. It is for the lone wolves or the clans of accomplices who cast off fear and decide to burn machines and place bombs in institutions that attack nature. It is for those who decide to plan the murder of a particular scientist in the shadows…

In Mexico, from 2011 onward, some groups have come to light who align with how we think and act. These are the Individualities Tending Toward the Wild (ITS), the Direct Attack Terrorist Cells – Anti-Civilization Faction (CTAD-FA), the N.S. –Fera–Kamala y Amala (NS-F-KA), and now the Obsidian Point Attack Circle (CA-PO). All of these groups have carried out physical criticism against technology and civilization. They have done so not expecting anything to change, they have attacked for the sake of attack and to deliver blows to the megamachine. It is for this reason that one of the central aims of this publication is the creation of new groups that attack the material basis of the techno-industrial system and those who foster it. The terrorist war to the death against the system began in 2011 with these groups, and we would like to continue it. Thus, we support their attacks, their arson, and the execution of those who deserve it; those who have committed offenses against wild nature for years.

Let us continue on the war path, the same as that of our hunter ancestors.

May society and civilization tremble at our exploding dynamite.

If technology doesn’t stop, neither will our war against it.

If technology keeps advancing, so will terrorist groups opposed to it.

The Regresión Editors

April 2014.

(en-es) Proposed Table of Contents REVISED

Con gran emoción publicamos la tabla de contenidos en inglés y en español, del nuevo proyecto editorial, “ATASSA: Readings in Eco-extremism”, próxima revista en ser publicada en idioma inglés.

Con esto se evidencia que la tendencia del eco-extremismo sigue propagándose.

¡Adelante con los proyectos de difusión!


-Presentation

-The flower growing out of the underworld: An introduction to eco-extremism – Abe Cabrera

-Apostles and Heretics – John Jacobi

-Sighs – Lunas de abril

-The return of the warrior – Ramon Elani

-The Seris, the eco-extremists, and Nahualism – Hast Hax

-Atassa: Lessons from the Creek War (1813-1814) – Abe Cabrera

-(Roma Infernetto-“Shit World”) To profane and devour – A member of the Memento Mori Nihilist Sect

-Surviving civilization: lessons from the double lives of eco-extremists – Regresión Magazine

-Theodore Kaczynski’s Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How, A Critical Assessment – S.

-The singing river: A final word to the reluctant


-Presentación

-La flor del inframundo que creció en esta era: Una introducción al eco-extremismo – Abe Cabrera

-Apóstoles y Herejes – John Jacobi

-Suspiros – Lunas de abril

-El regreso del guerrero – Ramon Elani

-Los seris, los eco-extremistas y el Nahualismo – Hast Hax

-Atassa: Lecciones de la Guerra de los Creek (1813-1814) – Abe Cabrera

-Interludio: (Roma Infernetto-“Mierda Mundo”) Profanar y devorar – De un miembro de la Secta del Nihilistico Memento Mori

-Sobreviviendo a la civilización: Experiencias de la doble vida eco-extremista – Revista Regresión

-La Revolución Anti-Tec: Como y Cuando de Ted Kaczynski. Evaluación Crítica – S.

-El canto del rio: Últimas palabras para los reacios

[es-en] (CHILE) “A LA CIUDADANÍA ESPERO QUE LE EXPLOSEN INFINITAS BOMBAS”

rdytfhgvj

“Las cárceles humanas fueron creadas para contener los impulsos, reacciones, e instintos de los que se niegan a convivir de una forma pacífica en sociedad, el sistema tecnológico juega un papel importante SOBRE el sistema penitenciario, hubiera muchas más fugas de no ser por las cámaras de seguridad, sensores de movimiento, aviones no tripulados, rejas de electrificación, y demás, en una rápida conclusión podemos decir que el objetivo de critica entonces, no sería totalmente la cárcel, sino las grandes corporaciones de desarrollos tecnológicos, las cuales, hacen que una prisión sea realmente un lugar de contención para esas personas tan peligrosas para el sistema.

La vida civilizada, el sedentarismo, convivir anormalmente con tantas y tantas personas desconocidas hacinadas en las ciudades, las frustraciones, las necesidades artificiales, la persecución de un estatus social más alto, el llamado “estress”, la comida basura que intoxica la sangre, y muchos otras cosas, son acciones que conllevan a una reacción, algunas personas manifiestan esa reacción saltándose lo legal, y parando en la ilegalidad. Pero, repetimos, todo se debe al principio de la causalidad, acción-reacción, si vives en la civilización, claro está, que te verás afectado por el modus vivendi.

(…) cabria mencionar que, eso sí, nosotros detestamos las cárceles humanas, tanto el lugar como las personas prepotentes que laboran en ellos, y por los presos faltosos también, son zonas repugnantes.”

Entrevista a Reacción Salvaje. Octubre 2015

La espora del Eco-extremismo vuela y se posa en las mentes inquietas e indomables de aquellos que han dejado ya de creer en las “revoluciones” de cuentos de hadas, se posa en las cabezas de los individualistas que detestan las masas, que anhelan ver todo arder, que siembran el terror para cosechar experiencias y surgir en su potencialidad.

El llamado de lo Salvaje y lo Desconocido atrae a los más aptos, a los que no les importa atacar su objetivo sin importar herir a los complacientes esclavos si es que se atraviesan en el camino terroristico del individualista indiscriminado, este es un asesino por naturaleza, después de matar a su “yo” occidental, a su moral cristiana-humanista, tiene la vereda libre de obstáculos para disfrutar de cada uno de sus actos, desenvolverse en el atentado y convertirse en un animal salvaje en busca de presas.

Esta era moderna está repleta de sentimientos humanistas, moralinas chocantes y vomitivas, es una pena que esta enfermedad haya llegado a infectar las mentes de los que “luchan” contra el sistema, ellos ponen bombas, causan incendios y se regocijan de su destrucción, pero cuando algo se les sale de control solo agachan la cabeza y fingen que nunca pasó, aun así, tienen el valor hipócrita de criticar nuestra postura que aboga por los ataques indiscriminados y selectivos. Los eco-extremistas somos sinceros, no nos da “pena” decir que somos terroristas, que somos provocadores y que nos cagamos en los valores morales de los “revolucionarios”, ni nos causan remordimientos de conciencia reventar carnes de los que se encuentran cerca del objetivo egóico. ¡PARA NADA!

En esta era moderna, pareciera que muchos anarquistas (no todos), excluyen de sus iglesias (físicas y virtuales) a quien se posiciona a favor del eco-extremismo o quien se siente afín a la Mafia de ITS, Mafia expandida por América y con feroces cómplices en Europa y Asia. Pareciera que es un pecado nombrarnos, a aquellos individualistas que se encuentran en esta situación, nosotros les decimos, ocúltense, formen sociedades secretas, que la inquisición anárquica no los “atrape”, ¡atenten!

Claro, habrá quienes estén ocultos, pero otros no, y es aquí cuando de entre tanta polémica que han causado las palabras y actos eco-extremistas, llega otra…

Apenas el 27 de noviembre, en el sitio anarquista “súper-estrella” Contrainfo fue publicado un comunicado del preso incomodo Kevin Garrido, recluido actualmente en la Cárcel de Santiago 1, desde hace tiempo que leímos sus cartas y el sentimiento de complicidad fue simbiótico, por ejemplo, en su comunicado del 9 de abril este escribió:

“A aquellxs criticxs, jueces sin su martillo que juzgan y critican a quienes ingresaron a la iglesia les entrego mi infinito odio, desde ya y no en el anonimato les digo que los considero mis enemigxs. Son igual de jueces (si es que no lxs mismxs) que aquellxs que juzgaron a quien/quienes el año 2011 posicionaron un artefacto explosivo (que lamentablemente no detonó) en una casa en la comuna de La Reina, y quien/quienes amenazaron con reventar una escuela; igual de jueces que aquellxs que juzgaron una acción en Macul con Grecia el año 2013, en donde lanzaron cócteles molotov contra un bus del transantiago que paso por sobre la barricada de quienes ahí estaban y en donde salieron unxs ciudadanxs “afectados” por el vengativo y hermoso fuego, y son igual de idiotas que aquellxs que decían ser el “Cordón Macul” argumentando que quienes atentaron contra el bus no lo eran, JA! Seguramente criticaban unxs miserxs universitarixs populachxs; son igual de jueces que aquellxs que critican/criticaban (hasta de otros lugares del mundo) la bomba en el Metro Escuela Militar en 2014, en donde resultaron varixs ciudadanxs heridxs y una “señora sufrió” la amputación de sus dedos que meses después saldría en la televisión desfilando su mutilada mano; son igual de jueces que aquellxs que pedían a gritos la muerte para lxs que incendiaron un banco en una manifestación en Grecia, en donde el resultado fueron las cenizas de la sucursal acompañada con la muerte de tres trabajadorxs que se encontraban adentro; y podría seguir dando mil y un ejemplos más. A todxs aquellxs jueces sin su martillo lxs defeco y orino. A la ciudadanía espero le explosen infinitas bombas, porque “la inmunda vida ciudadana no solo se encuentra en los cuarteles”. Estoy contra la civilización y en la ciudadanía/humanidad considero es el objetivo más civilizado (me incluyo), son quienes están aferradxs al progreso y se empeñan en seguir destruyendo todo lo indómito, todo lo salvaje por sucio y asqueroso plástico llamado dinero.”

Clara fue la afinidad que muchos eco-extremistas sentimos con las palabras de Garrido, tanto que este mismo párrafo fue utilizado en el texto “NUESTRA RESPUESTA ES COMO EL TERREMOTO… TARDE O TEMPRANO LLEGA”, en junio de este año.

Pero su último comunicado (abajo retomado), nos sorprendió de sobre manera, tanto por lo que dice, como por contexto en el que se desarrolla todo esto.

Kevin, aun estando en prisión, acusado de tres atentados con bomba, en riesgo de pasar un poco más de 30 años cautivo, con un movimiento anarquista al cual “responder” de “buena” manera, ha finalizado su comunicado con un estruendoso:

“Por lo Inmoral e Indiscriminado ¡¡Viva el Terror, las explosiones y el fuego!!

¡¡Muerte a la civilización y todo progreso humano!!”

Con esto su retórica no solo tuvo impacto en los que estudian su caso, sino en muchos grupos anarquistas que creían que la propagación de la idea del Ataque Indiscriminado, terminó cuando dejaron de subir comunicados de ITS y de otros grupos eco-extremistas a sus blogs y redes, JA!

Las palabras de Kevin Garrido calan en la mente tradicionalista de los que a los cuatro vientos gritaron asustados: “el ataque indiscriminado eco-extremista es de dementes”, sus palabras rompen lo establecido de los que se “oponen” a lo establecido en sus términos, revienta tímpanos y retinas de los “revolucionarios” bienintencionados que leen su texto.

Es por eso que lo rescatamos, pues admiramos que Kevin Garrido aun en su condición de recluido, y con muchas cosas en su contra, haya tenido los HUEVOS para exprese de esa manera sin importarle las “represalias” y enfrentando las consecuencias como se ha visto que las enfrenta, de cara al enemigo.

¡Escupiendo siempre a los esbirros!

¡Fuego, pólvora y balas contra la civilización!

¡En la cárcel y en la calle, en los bosques y en la selva, en los desiertos y en la cordillera: GUERRA!

ME


Texto del indómito Kevin Garrido desde la cárcel Santiago 1

27 de noviembre 2016

Escribo a altas horas de la noche, al menos para mí que día tras día mis ojos se abren a las 7:30 de la mañana de un intranquilo dormir para ver el gris hormigón y las grandes puertas de seguridad, aún así es el mejor momento para escribir lo que siento. Solo logro oír a un preso que “alaba al señor”, una música que no me gusta pero tampoco me desagrada y un sonido que detesto al cual he tenido que acudir varias veces: una cierra carcomiendo el metal.

Siete meses estuve en régimen de castigo y aislamiento en la cárcel de Máxima Seguridad, y, por petición mía, hace cinco meses fui trasladado a la Cárcel Santiago 1 tras un par de asquerosas y tediosas audiencias, en donde directamente fui clasificado al módulo 16 (presos reincidentes) para luego, por situaciones que ocurren en prisión, fui cambiado al módulo 25 (igualmente de presos reincidentes) donde actualmente me encuentro hasta lo que más pueda estar sin que se me presente un problema el cual haga, por decisión de los carceleros, ser cambiado de módulo.

Ha sido más de un año en Cautiverio, en el cual mi mente y cuerpo han fieramente sentido a segundo en esta subterránea realidad presidiaria, en donde ocurren sucesos inimaginables para los seres que no lo han “vivido” en sus propias carnes. He sentido la soledad tanto y tantos meses que mi hermético corazón ya se ha acostumbrado a la constante amenaza de un bisturí tras de sí, nada ni nadie logrará borrar las cicatrices que ahí de por vida quedarán y con las cuales abrazaré la muerte vengando todo lo que a mí y a quienes están conmigo han logrado hacer. ¿qué no más que odio y enérgicas sensaciones de venganza te puede producir sentir los golpes de carceleros que cobardemente se atrincherados custodian la llave a la “libertad”, jueces y fiscales decidiendo por sobre uno. Abogados “defendiendote” y el tener que voltear tu caminar porque un muro te impide seguir? ¿No será más fácil adaptarse al sistema carcelario, evadir los problemas y tragarme el amargo sabor a humillación, aceptar sumisamente los dictámenes judiciales y dejarte intimidar por presos y carceleros que son de carne y hueso como uno? ¡NO! Nada de eso va conmigo. Las leyes del Poder ni de la prisión son las mías y haré lo que pueda sin límite alguno para cumplir mis fines.

Estoy en un módulo en el que, a diferencia del 33/34/35 y 11 (primerisos), se resiste una realidad de matar o morir, aunque desprecie demasiado mi existir humano tanto como a quienes lo reproducen. Un módulo donde hay al menos cinco presos asesinados a manos de otros presos. Un módulo que constantemente está siendo allanado por los carceleros y antimotines, un módulo que controlan los preso y no la autoridad. He visto presos apuñalados, quemados con agua hirviendo, a otros que en una oscura escalera por la cual debes pasar por obligación sin saber quién es quién los han golpeado sin dejarlos subir a las celdas. He visto bajar tranquilamente la escalera por la mañana a un preso mientras otro le lanza un cuchillo al cuello. Como docenas de presos golpean y apuñalan a otro expulsándolo del módulo. He visto, y sin poder hacer nada, como carceleros golpean hasta aburrirse a otro preso, reflejándome en el por ya haber pasado por esas situaciones. Nada de eso lo impide una cámara de “vigilancia”. No es agradable ver que presos se asesinen entre sí, sabiendo que todos están en la misma situación carcelaria, que todos duermen donde mismo, que comen lo mismo y “comparten” el mismo patio. Como tampoco es agradable tener que acudir a una cuchilla (porque peleas “a combo” no existen) porque en el módulo hay problemas y con 200 presos en un mismo patio, no a todos les debes agradar, por más que no te lo digan.

Aquí no es solo estar encerrado y resistir eso, no. No estoy por un “chiste” preso. Entre presos me he ganado el respeto que hoy tengo porque así lo he decidido. Nada de “buscar refugio” en una iglesia aquí dentro. Ni un sometimiento ante nadie. Todo aquél párrafo espero sea una visualización más clara y directa de lo que es la cárcel o lo que a mí me ha tocado enfrentar. Y que cada prisionerx, esté donde esté, vive. Un día a día de Guerra en sus diferentes ámbitos carcelarios. El ánimo no decae completamente y la guerra sigue…

Confinaron el cuerpo de mis hermanxs tras unas similares jaulas como de la que hoy escribo mi odio y orgullo al papel. Y con eso creyeron o pensaron intimidarme; un flemoso escupitajo en el rostro del poder y una guerra hasta las últimas consecuencias fue y es mi furiosa respuesta.

Me investigaron, siguieron mis pasos y lograron cazarme con sus pistolas apuntando a mi cabeza. Expusieron mi rostro en la televisión y diarios difamándome, con un cúmulo de idioteces inargumentadas. Falsamente me tildaron de anarquista y supusieron que ante el gran número de policías agacharía la cabeza y no respondería. Me sentaron en una de sus salas de espectáculos por más de seis horas a oír las palabras que desparramaba un fiscal con un vomitivo hedor. Ante los discursos de jueces y fiscales inculpándonos a mí y a mi compañero y amenazándonos con docenas de años en prisión esperaron caras de tristeza o preocupación sin saber que nos reiríamos e insultaría en sus caras. Fuertemente me engrillaron las manos por más de veintiún horas, y ante todo el dolor mi mano continúa danzando con un bolígrafo. Pretendieron aniquilarme en una cárcel de máxima seguridad y sus jaulas de castigo y no consiguieron debilitar ni un solo pensamiento e idea mía. Sigo firme en lo que creo y quiero para este repugnante mundo civilizado y sus progresistas inmundxs. La destrucción y libertad son un volcán en mi interior.

Hace un par de semanas (11 de noviembre) tuve una audiencia de re-formalización en la que soy acusado de un nuevo atentado explosivo. Por lo tanto, hasta el momento estoy formalizado por: atentado explosivo a la empresa chilectra ubicada en avenida el parrón (el nuevo hecho), atentado explosivo a la 12 comisaría de San Miguel (en conjunto con Joaquín), atentado explosivo a la escuela de Gendarmería de San Bernardo, tenencia de material explosivo y porte ilegal de arma blanca. Con una pena efectiva de 38 años de prisión (que es lo que solicita la fiscalía). Diversas han sido las ocasiones en las que he certeramente afirmado que de nada ni nadie me arrepiento, hoy vuelvo a reafirmar lo dicho. Imborrable es aquello. De nada soy una “víctima” ni me intimidan las miles de páginas que el miserable fiscal lleva a las audiencias. El tiempo es solo tiempo, mi libertad la conseguiré legal o ilegalmente, y todo lo escrito es sin tapujo alguno.

Jamás suprimiré de mi memoria los golpes directos de pie y puños a los policías y sus feas caras de cobardías, los días y noches corriendo con fuego en las manos hacia la autoridad, las alarmas chillando al unísono de locales ardiendo, a lxs ciudadanxs corriendo y gritando despavoridxs mientras una micro incendiandose ilumina la noche. Las noches en donde la ciudad retumbaba por una explosión y su esplendor causando el terror. Jamás olvidaré a la policía correr buscando refugio ante una lluvia de tiros ni las hermosas curvas de una bala cuarenta milímetros…

“En los tiempos difíciles nunca hemos abandonado la lucha, puede que los perros ladraran alrededor de nosotrxs, pero sus respiraciones nunca nos llegaban a tocar, nos estuvimos mirando unx al otrx, asegurábamos nuestras decisiones, chequeabamos nuestras armas, preguntábamos a nuestro odio y decíamos “vamos otra vez…esta vez hasta el fin…”

A mis hermanxs de años: Ignacio, Joaquín, Manuel y Amaru, toda mi fuerza y energía está junto a ustedes. Insumisos dentro y fuera de los malditos muros! Natalia: que alegría me dio el enterarme que ya no te encuentras bajo toneladas de hormigón. Cuídate mucho estés donde estés hermanita. La cárcel no es eterna…

Un llameante abrazo a cada prisionerx en guerra y prófugxs.

A lxs terroristas de Individualistas Tendiendo a lo Salvaje, a Lxs Nihilistas Destructorxs, a lxs Anarquistas de praxis, a cada célula incendiaria ya lxs guerrerxs del sur del país que se oponen al avance de la civilización: un gigantesco saludo rebalsado en fuerza y resistencia.

Por lo Inmoral e Indiscriminado ¡¡Viva el Terror, las explosiones y el fuego!!

¡¡Muerte a la civilización y todo progreso humano!!

 

Kevin Garrido Fernández

Cautivo en Guerra.

Cárcel Santiago 1/Módulo 25.

Santiago de Chile.


“I hope that an infinite number of bombs explode against the citizenry”

“Human jails were made to contain those whose impulses, reactions, and instincts made them incapable of living in society in a peaceful way. The technological system has an essential role to play in the penitentiary structure. There would be many more prison breaks if not for the security cameras, motion detectors, drones, electric fences, etc. One could thus quickly conclude that the object of one’s critique should not be prisons per se, but the giant technological corporations that ensure that prison really is a detention facility for those who are dangerous to the system.

Civilized life, sedentarism, to live with an abnormally large number of unknown people cooped up in the city, the frustrations, the artificial needs, the seeking of upward mobility, ‘stress’, junk food that poisons the blood, and many other things are actions that merit a reaction. Some people manifest this reaction by disregarding the legal structures and seeking out illegal activities. But this all comes back to the principle of causality, to action / reaction. If you live in civilization, no doubt that you will be affected by this way of life.

Although we have to say that we too detest human prisons, the physical place as well as the domineering people who work there and the quarrelsome prisoners. They’re awful places.” – Interview with Wild Reaction October 2015

The Eco-extremist spore flies and lands in the disturbed and untamed minds of those who have ceased to believe in the fairy tale of revolution. The spore plants itself in the heads of individualists who detest the masses, who long to see everything burn… those who plant terror to acquire experiences and come out stronger.

The call of the Wild and Ineffable attracts those most capable of hearing it. That is, those who have no problem attacking a target without concern for hurting those complacent slaves who happen to be in the indiscriminate path of the individualist terrorist. This person is a killer by nature. After killing off his or her Western self, his or her Christian-humanist morality, they have the path free of obstacles to enjoy each one of their acts. That is, to proceed with the attack and become a wild animal in search of its prey.

This modern epoch is full of humanist sentiments, as well as suffocating and vomit-inducing morality. It is a shame that this sickness has come to infest the minds of those who “attack” the system. They place bombs, commit arson, and rejoice in destruction, but when things get out of hand, they bow their heads in shame and act as if nothing happened. Their courage is hypocritical. They criticize our position that advocates indiscriminate and selective attacks. We eco-extremists are honest, we don’t feel shame at calling ourselves “terrorists.” We are provocateurs and we shit on the moral values of “revolutionaries.” And we don’t have any remorse when we blow people up who are next to our egoic target. Not even close!

In this modern era, it would seem that many anarchists (though not all) cast out of their physical and virtual churches those who favor eco-extremism, or those who have an affinity with the ITS Mafia; a Mafia that has expanded throughout the Americas with ferocious allies in Europe and Asia. It seems like it’s a sin to even mention our names. To those individualists who find themselves in this situation, we say, hide yourselves, form secret societies, don’t let the Anarchist Inquisition trap you, attack!

Sure, there are some who are hidden, but others are not. And it is here into the polemic that is caused by eco-extremist words and deeds, another person enters…

Just this past November 27th, on the “superstar” anarchist site, Contrainfo, was published a communiqué of the scandalous prisoner Kevin Garrido, currently imprisoned in Jail 1 in Santiago, Chile. For some time we have read his letters from prison and his complicity has felt a bit symbiotic, as in his April 9th letter when he wrote:

 “To those critics, judges without gavels who judge and criticize those who entered that church, I send my infinite hatred. From here and not from anonymity I say that I consider them my enemies. They are the same as those who sat in judgment (if not exactly the same) against those who put planted an explosive device in a house in the La Reina neighborhood in 2011 (which unfortunately didn’t explode), and that threatened to blow up a school. The same as those who sat in judgment of an action in Macul con Grecia in 2013, where they threw Molotov cocktails at a Transantiago bus that ran their barricade and where people from the bus were “affected” by the vengeful and beautiful fire. They are as idiotic as those who claimed to be the ‘Macul Blockade’ arguing that those who attacked the bus weren’t the real blockade, ha! For sure some miserable university folks criticized. They are the same as those who criticize / criticized (even from other parts of the world) the bomb in the Metro Military School in 2014, where many bystanders were wounded and a woman “suffered” the amputation of her fingers; and some months later she would parade her mutilated hand on television. They are the same as the judges who cried for the death of those who lit a bank on fire during a demonstration in Greece, which resulted in the bank being reduced to ashes with three workers inside. We could go on giving a thousand more examples. I shit and piss on all of those judges without gavels. I expect for the common citizenry that an infinite number of bombs explode among them, since ‘filthy citizen life is not only found in the barracks.’ I am against civilization and in the citizenry / humanity I find the most civilized target (myself included). These are the ones clinging to progress and who devote themselves to destroying the untamed, all for the filthy and disgusting plastic called money.”

So much was our affinity with this passage that we included Garrido’s words as the end of our polemic, “Our response is like an earthquake, it comes sooner or later,” of June of this year.

But his most recent communiqué (which we produce again here below) presented us with a pleasant surprise not just for what it says, but also for the context in which the development has come to pass.

Kevin, still in prison, is accused of three bomb attacks. He is facing more than 30 years of prison, with an anarchist movement that wants to “reply” in a “decent” way. He concludes his communiqué with a thunderous:

 “For the Immoral and Indiscriminate! Long live Terror, explosions, and fire!

Death to civilization and all human progress!

This rhetoric not only had an impact on those who are familiar with this particular case, but also on those anarchist groups that felt that their discussion of the idea of Indiscriminate Attack stopped once they ceased publishing ITS and other eco-extremist communiqués on their blogs and websites, HA!

The words of Kevin Garrido imprint themselves in the traditionalist mind of those who shouted to the four winds to anyone who could hear, “eco-extremist indiscriminate attack is for psychos!” His words break the established ideas of those who supposedly pretend to oppose all that is established. They make the eyes of well-intentioned “revolutionaries” bug out of their head when they read them.

It is for that reason that we admire Kevin Garrido even in his situation as a prisoner. With so many things against him, he has had the BALLS to express himself without fear of reprisals. He has confronted the consequences of his actions just as they are, facing down the enemy.

Spitting always in the face of the jailers!

Fire, gunpowder and bullets against civilization!

In jail, in the street, in the forests, the jungle, the deserts, and mountains, WAR!

ME (Maldición Eco-Extremista)


The text of the indomitable Kevin Garrido of Santiago Jail 1

November 27th, 2016

I am writing late at night, at least for me since day after day I wake up at 7:30 a.m. after a restless sleep to see the gray concrete and the large security gates.  Even so it is the best time to write what I feel. I only try to hear the prisoner who “praises the Lord,” a music that I don’t like but I don’t mind it, and a sound that I detest that I have had to hear so often: the consuming slamming shut of metal.

I was in solitary seven months in the Maximum Security Prison. Through my petitioning, five months ago I was transferred to Santiago Jail 1 after long and disgusting hearings when I was placed in Unit 16 for repeat prisoners, only to be transferred to Unit 25 (also for repeat prisoners) after several incidents. This is where I currently find myself until the time that another problem presents itself, which would probably cause the jailers to move me to yet another unit.

I have been in captivity almost a year, and my mind and body have felt severely out of place in this underground imprisoned reality. For those who have not experienced these things first hand, it is impossible to imagine them. I have felt such loneliness for so many months that my hermetic heart has gotten used to the constant threat of the scalpel behind it. Nothing can erase the scars that will be there for the rest of my life. They will be there when I embrace death by taking vengeance for all that they have done to me and mine. What more but hatred and energetic sensations of vengeance can these jailers create, these cowards who hold the keys to “freedom”, with judges and prosecutors deciding one’s fate? What more can be the result of lawyers trying to “defend” you and also having to turn around constantly because a wall is always in your path?  Wouldn’t it be better to adapt to the prison system? Wouldn’t it be better to dodge the problems and swallow your pride and just accept the judicial decisions? Shouldn’t you just let yourself be intimidated by prisoners and jailers who are just as much flesh and bone as you are? NO! That’s not happening in my case. The laws of Power and prison are not what I want and I will do all that I can to carry out my ends.

I am in a unit in which, unlike in the first offense units of 33/34/35 and 11, there exists a kill or die reality, even if I may detest my own human existence as much as those who reproduce it. This is a unit where at minimum five prisoners are killed at the hand of other prisoners. This is a unit that is always being raided by jailers or riot police, a unit controlled by the prisoners and not the authorities. I’ve seen prisoners stabbed, scalded by boiling water, and prisoners beaten on a dark staircase that they have to pass through to get to their cells. I’ve seen one prisoner calmly coming down the staircase one morning with another sticking a knife into his neck. I’ve seen dozens of prisoners jump and stab a guy and throw him out of our unit. I have seen how jailers beat the prisoners until they get bored with it, without being able to do anything about it. I remember being in the same situation as those prisoners. “Security” cameras don’t stop any of it. It’s isn’t pleasant seeing the prisoners killing each other, knowing that we are all in the same situation. We all sleep in the same place, we all eat the same thing, we all “share” the same yard. It’s also not my preferences to resort to using a shank, but “fair fights” don’t exist in here. This unit has 200 prisoners on the same yard, and you can’t be on the good terms with all of them, no matter what they say.

Here it is not merely a matter of being imprisoned and resisting, no. I am not being imprisoned because of a “prank”. I have gained the respect that I have now among the prisoners because that is what I have decided. Nothing of this seeking “solace” in the church in here. Nor will I submit to anyone. I hope that that whole paragraph gives you a clearer picture of what prison is like and what I am facing. It is what every prisoner everywhere lives. My courage doesn’t totally fade and the the war continues…

They confined my brothers’ and sisters’ bodies in cages similar to the one from which I write my hate and pride on this paper. And with this they thought they could intimidate me. I spit a disgusting ball of phlegm in the face of power, and a war to the last consequences has been and is my furious response.

They investigated me, they followed my footsteps and they were able to hunt me down with guns drawn. They showed my face on the television and in the newspapers to defame me with a heap of unthinking idiocies. They falsely classified me as an anarchist and thought that before the large police presence I would bow my head and not respond. They sat me down in one of their viewing cells for six hours to listen to the disgusting words that the prosecutor spewed from his mouth. The judges and prosecutors were hoping to see sad faces when they threatened me and my comrade with dozens of years of prison, but they didn’t expect us to laugh and insult them to their faces. They had handcuffs tightly on me for twenty one hours, and through the pain I continued to twirl a pen in my hand. They aim to destroy me in a maximum security prison and in their solitary confinement cells, but they have not weakened a single one of my thoughts or ideas. I continue to be firm in what I believe and what I want for this repugnant civilized world and its disgusting progressivists. Destruction and freedom are a volcano within me.

A couple of weeks ago (November 11th) I had a hearing concerning additional charges that they would like to accuse me of, namely those tied to a new bomb attack. So to this point, I have been accused of: a bomb attack against the Chilectra Corporation on the Avenida El Parrón (the newest charge), an explosive attack on the Police Academy in San Bernardo, and possession of explosive material and a firearm. These carry a sentence of 38 years in prison (which is what the prosecutor’s office has asked for.) On many occasions I have affirmed without hesitation that I regret nothing, and I am affirming it here as well. This cannot be erased. I am not playing the “victim,” nor do the thousands of pages that the prosecutor takes with him to the hearing intimidate me. Time is time, my freedom will be obtained legally or illegally. I write this clearly and firmly.

I will never suppress in my memory the direct kicks and punches that I landed on the police and their ugly looks of cowardice, my days and nights running with fire in my hands toward authority, the alarms going off in unison as buildings burned to the ground, the citizens running and screaming terrified as a bus burned in the night. The nights when the city resonated with an explosion and the splendor of it spread terror. I will never forget the police running for cover before a rain of gunfire nor the beautiful curve of a 40 millimeter bullet…

“In difficult times we will never abandon the fight. The dogs may bark around us, but their breath will never touch us. We were looking at each other, we confirmed each other in our decisions, we checked to see if our guns were loaded, and we asked our hate and said to ourselves, ‘Let’s go one more time, this time to the end…’”

To my brothers and sisters of years: Joaquín, Manuel and Amaru, all of my strength and energy to you. Not submitting within the damned walls nor outside of them. Natalia: what joy it gave me to find out that you were not longer under tons of concrete. Take care of yourself wherever you are, little sister. Prison isn’t forever.

A warm embrace for every prisoner of war and fugitive.

To the terrorists of the Individualists Tending Toward the Wild and the Nihilist Destroyers, to the Anarchists of Praxis, to each incendiary cell and to the warriors in the south of the country who oppose the advance of civilization: a giant greeting overflowing with strength and resistance.

For the Immoral and Indiscriminate! Long live terror, explosions, and fire!

Death to civilization and all human progress!

Kevin Garrido Fernández

Prisoner of War. 

Santiago Jail 1/ Unit 25.

Santiago de Chile.