Mass evasion. The high school students shout of “mass evasion, not paying is another way of fighting” that started out the social unrest in Chile was not only a rejection of the precarisation of life in the Latin American country where neoliberalism has established its deepest roots. It also enhances, transforms and returns like from below the evasion that those above them already had license to benefit from. This is a revolt of those who remain tied to dispossession, tied to an unpayable debt, against those who enjoy unimaginable riches. This fugitive, lawless spark, this untrammelled rage that multiplied itself through the underground tunnels and through the urban spaces of Santiago, from which it moved to one city after another throughout the country provided an escape route for disobedience, one that has provoked a profound and irreversible schism.
We energetically denounce and repudiate the decision of the Chilean government of allowing the military on the streets. The behaviour of the right in government is not the product of any “clumsiness”. It is clear that the words by the president describing what is going on in Chile as a “war” was aimed at mobilising a politics of shock that is well-known to us, producing an internal enemy that allows them to split the good citizens from the bad in order to justify the terror, to justify death. This is the response of a government that defends the interests of economic elites through extractivist policies and the privatization of common goods and services. A government that exercises daily violence by reproducing a structural inequality that has become unbearable to most Chileans.
Something has cracked. Something has broken off from the call to order, making us inhabit a state of disorientation that forces us to move, something that also manifests itself as solidarity and joy. We hear a deafening murmour that is impossible to ignore.
Inequality and structural violence are replicated and resonate in the explosions of resistance in Ecuador and Perú, in Catalonia, Francia, Hong Kong and Libano, in Puerto Rico, Argelia, Indonesia, Sudan, Colombia, Haiti, Honduras in a way that allows us to touch for a moment the indomitable outside of the structures we live in, and live within us.
We call for international solidarity and for demonstrations in all Chilean embassies and consulates
We call for the repudiation of all forms of militarization and repression.
We call for the end of the media blackout.
Our murmour will be deafeaning: NO+ BECAUSE WE ARE +
AWAY WITH FEAR
We call for a graphic campaign that will allow us to disseminate and visibilise information. Works to be downloaded and activated in every context given the vertiginous turn of events.
Aimed at artists, collectives, amateurs and anyone interested
1 – Each artist or collective can send an unlimited number of images.
2 – Work could be in any medium
3 – We recommend that images are easy to print and in a resolution of 300 dpi, either in colour or black and white.
4 – Images should be sent as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org enclosing the following details:
Name of the author or collective / Town and country / E-mail / Title / Technique / Format / Year
5- The images will be uploaded to the RedCSur where they might be downloaded