Santiago, Chile: Report on the Police Operations Against the Mapuche Resistance


08.10.17: A few days ago an operation against the peñis (Mapuche brothers) in the ngulumapu (West Wallmapu) was executed by the Chilean State prosecutors with the support of the bourgeois media who with their news cameras are postioned on the side of the powerful. This time, the Power attacked 7 Mapuche comrades who fight against the loss of their culture, for their stolen land and freedom. Among them are Hector Llaitul and his son, Jaime Huenchullán Cayul, Hector Huencullán, Martin Curiche, Claudio Leiva Rivera, Fidel Tranamil Curiqueo and a libertarian comrade David Cid Aedo (1).

This operation was named “Operation Hurricane” by the police, in complicity with the media, guided by the bumbling National Intelligence Agency (ANI) and of course financed by the Chilean State.

The evidence presented is ALLEGED conversations intercepted by the police where the persons named above supposedly communicated using the electronic chat application “WhatsApp” to organize incendiary attacks in the Wallmapu against forestry machinery etc. It is clear to see from the images spread by television and the press the crudeness of these supposed conversations. This gives more strength to the theory that a new frame-up (that the prisoners of the case have exposed) is being orchestrated to “halt” the Mapuche forces at war.

Years ago it was “Operation Patience” from 2002 to 2004 and “Operation Salamander” on August 14, 2010 against anarchist comrades (Bombs Case) with the State, media, prosecutors and police in the Pikun Mapu (northern lands of the Mapuche) all acting in complicity.

This time the accusations against the peñis by the Chilean State are of illegal association and crimes of a terrorist character (Antiterrorist Law), given that there is no real evidence that links the 8 detainees to the facts that they are trying to imply.

The capitalist and usurper Chilean State say that these detentions have dismantled and stopped Weichan Auka Mapu (WAM) and the Coordinadora Arauco Malleco (CAM) – active groups that are at war against the Chilean State, the foresters and the entrepreneurs that usurp their sacred lands and are protected by bourgeois laws. Groups that seek the continuity of Mapuche culture, to reclaim their lands that have always belonged to them and to follow an autonomous path towards the freedom of their people.

The intention of this public statement is to send greetings and support to those who today are facing political imprisonment for remaining consistent in their struggle to reclaim their territories. The Chilean State can once again carry out operations against those who struggle for land, rivers, their culture and their people; they can swear that they have stopped the fight, but they are again mistaken, the struggle continues even stronger, this has been demonstrated in recent days. The war is not over.

The State is the only terrorist!
Active and combative solidarity with the detainees from this new operation!
¡Weowaiñ pu lamuen weiwaiñ pu peñi!

Some anarchists from the Pikun Mapu.
October, 2017.

(1) David Cid Aedo, libertarian comrade. He was arrested by police in Junín de los Andes, Argentina in 2008 along with the subversives Marcelo Villarroel and Freddy Fuentevilla, who were in clandestinity after being accused of being responsible for a bank robbery and the death of Luís Moyano in 2007. Comrade David was expelled to Chile and arrested and prosecuted for illegally crossing the Argentine territory as a covert operative of the comrades. Within months the case was dropped and he was released. A few years later, the press linked him to the death of the Argentine paco (Argentine-American) José Aigo during a confrontation in Junín de los Andes, Argentina with members of the FPMR (Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front, a Chilean Marxist-Leninist armed group) and the MIR-EGP (Izquierdo Movement of Revolution-Revolutionary Left Movement, another Chilean Marxist-Leninist armed group) in 2012.

(via Contra Info, translated by Insurrection News)