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Chile: Two Arson Attacks on Logging Trucks in the Province of Arauco, Wallmapu

Chile Mapuche arson May 2015 1by The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto], May 15, 2015

Two arson attacks were carried out early Thursday morning at various points in the Araucania Region.

The first took place in at the Mariposas Estate, located on Highway CH181that connects the townships of Curacautín with Victoria, in the Province of Malleco.

According to police reports, the unknown suspects entered the area and lit fire to a shed that contained logging equipment.

Guards confronted the suspects, which gave way to shots being fired, although police assert there were no injuries reported. Read the rest of this entry

Chile: Mapuche Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Angol Prison

Chile: Mapuche burn forestry company helicopter

Forestry company's helicopter after arson attack, Dec 31, 2013.

Happy New Year: Forestry company’s helicopter after arson attack, Dec 31, 2013.

Mapuche Resistance Defies the State of Siege

The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto], December 31st, 2013

What can only be described as an act of defiance against the State of Siege imposed by the Chilean State was carried out this morning (December 31st), against the Chilean occupation and its Capitalist plunder in the province of Malleco. Read the rest of this entry

Arson Attacks in Wallmapu unleash Government and Police Hysteria

Arson of house in Mapuche territory, Chile, on Dec 27, 2013.

Arson of house in Mapuche territory, Chile, on Dec 27, 2013.

The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]December 30, 2013

At least three sabotage attacks against the Chilean occupation have occurred in the last week including the arson of a private get-away cottage in Lleu-Lleu; a corporate management house in Vilcun; and a logging encampment in Lumaco. This has unleashed the hysterical reaction of the Chilean government and the police apparatus in the area, as well as the rage of the corporate elite have begun to criticize their own government for the failure of repressive policies against the Mapuche movement. Read the rest of this entry

Ongoing Repression in Wallmapu [Mapuche territory]

John Severino, June 2013, chileboliviawalmapu.wordpress.comMapuche flag woman child

Awareness of repression should never be turned into a list of cases and prisoners. Those who struggle must understand repression strategically. If the essence of repression is isolation, this means intentionally formulating our responses to overcome that isolation, both by connecting them to the lines of our ongoing struggle, and analyzing and thwarting the particular mechanisms through which the State seeks to isolate us. Read the rest of this entry