Freedom is not obtained from the ballot boxes; it’s taken with our own hands. For this reason, last Monday morning, October 24th, we decided to hit the democracy/dictatorship of the progressive government. In response to the sarcastic statements of the ruling government and the communist party of Uruguay that have defined this action as an act of fascism, we say:
No government represents us; neither left, nor right.
Freedom is not begging for laws.
Those who fell dead in the social war are vindicated neither by enacting, nor by revoking laws.
Against all governments!
Against the milicos of dictatorship and the squaddies of democracy!
Against all States!
AGAINST EVERY AUTHORITY!
NOT A MINUTE OF SILENCE, AND A LIFETIME OF STRUGGLE.
Translator’s note: The democratic regime had granted the former dictatorship amnesty. The ruling ‘Broad Front’ (Frente Amplio, FA) which includes the Communist Party of Uruguay (PCU) seeks the annulment of the amnesty law (ley de caducidad) for human rights violations during the Uruguayan coup d’état (1973–1985). Current president of Uruguay is José Mujica, former Tupamaro and a member of the Broad Front. As reported in corporate media, members of armed forces have threatened to seek prosecution of former Tupamaros if the amnesty is indeed revoked.