From Ai Ferri Corti
ranslated by this is Our Job
January 24, 2010
full text: http://thisisourjob.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/gabriel-pombo-da-silva-the-offensive-continues/
Brothers and sisters, our informal yet coordinated gesture of insurrectionary love is behind us. It was expressed, experienced, and felt in as many ways as our creativity, imagination, desires, and means (personal/material) allowed and suggested.
I’m certainly not the only one who has been deeply moved by the response to the call, by the display of revolutionary solidarity and its results. Nor am I the only one who doesn’t want all we experienced and shared during those particular days to remain “just” a gesture. Gestures are for remembering (moments, comrades, situations, etc.). IDEAS and ACTIONS are for going on and moving forward.
We remember our own not to create “sanctuaries” where we go cry on the anniversary of each death, but to keep our comrades with us in our lives and actions.
Our comrades were neither “angels” nor “demons.” They were responsible individuals. They inspired us and continue to do so, because they remind us that the circumstances they fought against still exist.
What was Salvador Puig Antich’s “crime”? What was Agustín Rueda Sierra’s? What was Franco Serantini’s? What was Giuseppe Pinelli’s? What was Soledad and Edo’s? What was Carlo Giuliani’s? What was Paco Ortiz’s? What was Xosé Tarrío’s? What was Mauricio Morales’? What were the “crimes” of these comrades? What is more important: the “acronyms” of their organizations (if they belonged to any), or the IDEAS they defended?
Do you know where our comrades’ murderers are? Do you know what targets our comrades attacked? The lives they led? What they dreamed about?