A Crime Called Freedom: The Writings of Os Cangaceiros, by Os Cangaceiros (author) Wolfi Landstreicher (translator)

By Os Cangaceiros (author) Wolfi Landstreicher (translator)

Os Cangaceiros used to be a gaggle of delinquents stuck up within the spirit of the French rebellion of 1968 who refused to allow that spirit die. With not anything yet contempt for the self-sacrificial ideology practiced by way of "specialists in armed struggle", this uncontrollable band of social rebels wreaked havoc at the French nation - attacking infrastructures of oppression, helping renowned revolts, stealing and liberating mystery blueprints for high-tech prisons, raiding the workplaces of company collaborators, and growing their lives in whole competition to the realm in keeping with paintings. This quantity, translated through Wolfi Landstreicher, is the 1st massive selection of the writings of Os Cangaceiros in English.

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A Dossier Against the “Project of 13,000 places” 129 10/31/09 9:02:14 PM T A CRIME CALLED FREEDOM OS CANGACEIROS 128 the suburbs have been renovated using police criteria and repainted in the colors of the times. In the midst of the misery itself, the attributes of every advanced society are discovered: the police and the democratic lie. With the “new conception” prisons, repressive modernity arrives and is introduced inside the walls. The proclaimed goal – humanization, healthiness, decongestion of overcrowded buildings1 – in reality hides the desire to put these places on the same level as the social order.

We are satisfied by this. We, the C angaceiros We speak a lot about the violence on the outskirts of the cities. However, there is no need to think that this is the only place that anything is going on. It’s just that many people who share our conditions live there, as we do ourselves at times. We speak of nothing but violence. It is our element, and we could even say, our daily destiny. Violence is first of all the conditions that are imposed on us. Then there is the violence of the police who defend these conditions.

139 10/31/09 9:02:09 PM T A CRIME CALLED FREEDOM OS CANGACEIROS granting of parole; prison leave passes and application of conditional liberty; minimum wage for prisoners who work; places reserved for intimate visits; amnesty for all sanctioned and sentenced rebels. We wanted to render them the homage they deserve by making known the plans and technical documentation about some of the new prisons that they are at risk of being transferred to. And we haven’t neglected the possibility of causing these documents to reach the prisoners through appropriate means.

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