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A communique by a comrade on the run, Diego Rios, from some unknown part of the world

Friday 26 December 2008

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On the 24th of June, the Jhonny
Cariqueo Social Centro was
ransacked by the ‘Grupo de
Operaciones Especiales (GOPE)’,
Special Forces of the Chilean State, as
part of investigations into recent
bombings against the government and
capitalist institutions. They were
searching for our comrade Diego Rios
because they had found a bag with
material for the manufacture of
explosives in the house of his mother.
The police didn’t find Diego, and were
met with dead silence by the comrades
in the house at this time. It is now two
weeks since Diego took the decision to
go on the run, refusing to fall in the
hands of the enemy, assuming the
position of an antagonist in society.
Our comrade, we send our support
and brotherly hugs. Our comrade,
every day you evade the police is a
strike at power!

To all the comrades that are in a
position of war because they want to
reclaim their lives: As many now
know, the police entered the home of
my mother in the centre of Sanitago
where they found two bags with
diverse materials for building
explosives. Since that moment I have been searched for and pursued by
the state and its repressive
apparatus. I learned of this by
telephone and then hours
later learned that the
police had gone to the
Jhonny Cariqueo Social
Centre and Libertarian
Library (where I live) under
the pretext of finding me
and upon not finding me
took all the texts,
publications and propaganda that
they could find. (they must have
heard that saying about propaganda
being a weapon!).

So I decided to run.

I am not guilty of anything but neither
am I innocent… I am simply their

I don’t remember the day or a place
when I decided that I could not live a
tranquil, peaceful life. I decided to
complicate my life to the point of no
return… Since then I am a declared
enemy of the social order, enemy of
society, of all forms of authority and
exploitation, be it bourgeois or
proletarian. I understood that the
fight for freedom is the war of every
individual for the reclamation of their
lives. It is the refusal to be part of the
mass, where someone else thinks for
you and tells you how to act. It is the
refusal of ideologies, the refusal of
numbers and roles charged with a
conformism and passivity that
assures the continuation of the
system (even with all the
revolutionary rhetoric).

In the most important moments of
growth in my life and in concrete
attacks (material and ideological)
that I realised against capitalism, I
was always surrounded by people
who did not conceive of horizontal
organisation, it did not just mean a
vote, but it was the product of a
shared confidence and desire to
destroy everything that oppressed
us. Within this relationship I
understood that the most effective
weapon is this qualitative change; to
attempt every day to make the whole
of our lives a propaganda of the
deed; to discover in our everyday
lives that in every destructive impulse
we create something that strengthens us. And it is this that
today agitates my spirit and affirms
my convictions, and consequently
makes me proud and dignified.

In these days I can’t forget to
mention the words of a prisoner who
said “the anarchists carry prison in
their genetics” and perhaps, in some
senses this is true. We all know that
prison is a possible consequence for
those that attack the state and
capital; who are not mere
revolutionary simulations continuing
on with a comfortable and assured
life; I’m talking of the ones who
believe it is necessary to augment
and multiply the attack, taking as
much care as possible to not fall into
the hands of the enemy. I will avoid
prison as much as I can. It is because
of this that I accept my mistakes and
I make a self critique with the
intention of nurturing my
insurrectional praxis. Today, I see
that the affinity group that decides on
action and counts on using the
autonomous infrastructure (in all its
manifestations) must develop their
plans with the utmost security and
trust. I stumbled with this mistake,
but I believe that anti-authoritarians
must be like salmon, and learn after
every fall, continuing firmly against
the current.

I send my love to all my brothers and
sisters who are so far away from me
now, only you can understand this…
And to my enemies that analyze this
text, be it to locate me or to write an
academic or ideological response, I
feel from you a profound disgust for
the life I chose and defend. Axel
Osorio, Christian Cancino and so
many others.., by way of these words
I send you a warm greeting and have
certainty that many outside do not
waste their lives but fight daily for the
destruction of what today oppresses
them, but I believe not even the
prison can stop the fight against

For the destruction of all jails and

We will make war on Society

Diego Rios.