Chile: 29th of March – Day of the Young Combatant
some words from Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras
29th of March – Day of the Young Combatant, some words from Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras
March 29th is the day when combative memory becomes action via the continuous present of anarchic confrontation with the world of power and authority. It is a moment in which the clash with the forces of domination remembers that in both dictatorship and democracy, the State oppresses, tortures, assassinates and imprisons and that in all historical contexts the untameable wills lie in wait for the oppressor’s plans to put them in danger and forge their destruction.
Since its origin in the dictatorship commemorating the Vergara Toledo brothers, March 29th is a date that could not be pacified, recuperated or exterminated by institutionalism and reformism, so the authorities and their servile press try to depoliticize its commemoration. At the same time, commemorative actions, barricades and attacks against the police take place every year, involving the declared enemies of power together with the wild youth of the barrios and towns.
In the democratic context, the autonomous course of the anarchic struggle crosses paths with this commemoration as a continuity of the struggle against capitalism and in an open offensive against the State, democracy and all forms of government, power and authority. So, on March 29th, we remember our dead comrades in a continuous struggle that has no beginning or end and that is nourished by individual initiative and collective ties in the fight against authority.
We know that anti-authoritarian combat is not limited to specific dates of expressions, nor only by being ‘young’, but we also know that we cannot miss a single March 29th without sharing our ideas, without meetings between comrades and, together with being in the streets, reflect on our present to enhance our actions.
Because every March 29th reflects our will and capacities in the struggle, those that face social, historical and political contexts that possess elements of continuity and change. Known is the use of drones and other next level technology in the services of repression, the role of the media in the media frenzy on March 29th (and the subversive struggle in general). which adds to the progressive urban transformations, the growing power of drug traffickers in the barrios and changes in the population structure of the country, configuring scenarios that we are facing with variables that are important to consider in order not to stop fighting, but to continue overcoming any adversity.
Only by reading the context and strengthening our anti-authoritarian roots can we make anarchy flourish in our lives, in the streets and everywhere as something real, away from the purely aesthetic, rhetorical or discursive. Because anarchy is not an image to sell or publish on social networks but a real and concrete praxis of fighting against all forms of power.
ON MARCH 29th AND EVERY DAY, WITH OUR COMRADES, WE SHARPEN THE IDEA AND PRAXIS OF ANARCHY AND EXPAND THE CHAOS AGAINST ALL AUTHORITY.
SIN BANDERAS NI FRONTERAS