Spain: Text by anarchist comrade Monica Caballero about the recent arrests

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Inter Arma received:

If I could choose a different life, I would not change it for anything.

I perfectly remember the feeling that invaded me when I began to question authority, I remember the many contradictions and questions. In this discovery of ideas I found many people that made material practices of the ideas in their libraries, publications, ateneos, etc…. in their everyday life …to live ideas here and now. It did not take long before I would like to do the same.

I remember the anguish I felt when I heard that there were comrades imprisoned for puttting the freedom ideas into practice; brothers in ideas in all corners of the world in the jaws of the panoptic beast. That distressing feeling never changed, but it is accompanied by the gesture of solidarity.

We are many anarchists at the other side of the great wall, on Tuesday December 16 this list became more extensive.

The tentacles of power dropped into anarchists spaces, libertarían ateneos, squatted houses and homes of several anarchists of Catalonia and Madrid. The hunting captured eleven comrades, seven of which were imprisoned, accused of belonging to an armed group of terrorist nature. It is not a coincidence that detainees are part of my immediate environment, indeed, more than half of them frequently visit me in jail. The judicial-police mallet has punished solidarity.

I cannot keep silent before such misery, state´s repressive revenge borders delirium. The media (spokesmen for the rulers) talk about bosses and subordinates, I stress to them and anyone who has any doubt, we are anti-authoritarian, no one is above me, nor I am above anyone!

Spaces attacked in Catalunya were not arbitrary, firstly, Kasa de la Muntanya is an important squatting symbol, being 25 years away from the capitalist logic have made its contribution to many generations of dissidents of this system of terror. The Libertarians Ateneos and anarchists spaces that were beaten have never hidden their ideals, providing a fertile ground for sowing the seeds of freedom.

The costs in this struggle for the recovery of our lives are very high, nobody said it would be easy, but undoubtedly if I could choose a different life, I would not change it for anything. In this fight against domination there are no cages or walls to silence our voices, but without you, comrades, it only becomes in echoes. If you, recently jailed loved comrades, can read these words, I tell you that I am certain you will remain incorruptible and rise to the occasion as you have always done.

I remember every time I read or heard that solidarity is a necessary weapon for anarchists. Today I hope that those memories come true…to turn our ideas into action.

Brieva Prison, December 2014.


Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras

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