May 28, 2013, republished from http://cwgusa.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/chile-hands-off-the-permanent-revolution-collective
Reprinted here is a letter from comrades of the Permanent Revolution Collective in Chile indicating stepped up political repression against working class militants.
On the escalation of repression in Chile and strange theft in the house of revolutionary militants
We address this letter to all political organizations of the revolutionary left to denounce strange events that occurred in the house of some members of our organization, the Permanent Revolution Collective. We start by defining, as it were, the facts so that readers can judge his own head the character of these.
On Friday May 24 this year, at approximately 19:30 pm, the home of some of our members was assaulted by an unknown subject. The place was a single companion, sleeping, after having completed their workday as telephone agent last night. The other two friends who live in that house were not at that time, because they worked. The subject entered the room of our colleague and bluntly demanded that he surrender “notebooks” of the house. This, no doubt, by the knowledge evidence thief in our home that had more than a laptop. Calmly, and threatening to mate with an alleged armed accomplice outside the home, forced to give our partner the three notebooks they had there. The strange fact is that having money, even in the face of the subject, this did not flinch. Did not check either box. There were no notebooks chargers (even a very old, unsellable) being connected, and have not sought nothing more than computers, even though at first glance, there were other valuables, starting with the money.
The department attacked is located in the commune of La Cisterna, in a condominium that never in its history had been robbed of its kind. The apartment is located on the second floor, which compels us to believe that the subject climbed to the balcony through the Avenida El Parrón in high pedestrian traffic hours. The unique style of dress and talk the thief, his parsimony and confident attitude, totally different modus operandi of the lumpen common and vulgar, and the strange lack of money and other species requires us to suspect that this was not a common theft.
The department was docked is inhabited by three militant revolutionaries, workers and students, who have been active in the process of mass mobilization has been opened in Chile in recent years. All three computers are stolen militant team of our organization, now fighting in the front row next to all sectors who revolt against the government of Piñera and the Pinochet regime administered by the Coalition. They found hundreds of files with policy documents, private and public, that shape our lives militant heritage. We clarify in advance that the contents of these documents there is no appearance that violates existing bourgeois legality. They all deal with theoretical debates and policy development, national and international, about the class struggle in today’s society.
We denounce these facts because we refuse to think of as a “petty theft” that a revolutionary organization would derogate the three teams. We just and legitimate reserve the right to suspect the bourgeois state and its intelligence services as architects of the assault.
As appropriate, the complaint was made in police, who, of course, did nothing more than a round of rigor, a couple of blocks, to abort quickly finding the “evildoers”. This I believe, however, normal, then we say that the police is not only the instrument of coercion of the bourgeois state against the working class and the exploited. We know that the police force only serves to protect the private property of the big bourgeoisie, and in no case the belongings that costs them much effort to working families like ours.
This fact is part of an escalation in the regime’s repressive crackdown against activists of the working class, the student movement, the poor peasantry and the Mapuche. While we have no concrete evidence, background and characteristics, which meet all the requirements of the modus operandi-police openly compel us to suspect that it is actually an intervention by the state intelligence services, who have been particularly active on Last month, as was exposed to the secondary companion sequestration César Reyes and Human Rights activist Muñoz Stephanny recent weeks. Not to mention the home allamientos Pinochet style squat and Mapuche communities in struggle.
While we do not want this complaint either excessively alarming activism, considered a must denounce it as a possible new attacks, which would just be a tip of an iceberg of provocation and aggression against workers and popular fighters.
The fellow whose house was attacked are Gisselle Sanchez, hardworking operator, Alejandro Solis, student expelled for political reasons USACH and a building worker, and Sergio Vega, metalworker. All partners are members of the collective assets Trotskyist permanent revolution, and consistent fighters for the working class, internationally and nationally.
We urge the labor, student, and left, to work together quickly to address the current escalation of repression. A meeting that is aimed at developing a control plan to address these attacks is an unavoidable task for our class and the revolutionary movement. This task demands a principled attitude of all those who fight against capitalism.
Finally, we reiterate that this letter has no other desire than to alert the entire capitalist political activism on repressive crackdown is under development. Of course, far from intimidating and undermining battle energies of our members, this fact only serves to redouble our unwavering commitment to fight alongside the oppressed of the world, at a time when imperialist capital bleeds the world with its savagery, and the war they have declared against us, the poor.
Stop the attack Piñera government and the rule of right and the Coalition against the working class, students, the poor peasants and the Mapuche! Freedom to all workers and popular fighters imprisoned and persecuted by the bourgeois state in Chile and around the world!
Permanent Revolution Collective