David Mandl on Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:42:31 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Trotsky's ashes stolen and baked in cookies


Eighty eight years of the day Trotsky directed the suppression of the  
anarchist uprising in Krondstadt, a group of bandits scaled the walls  
of his former house in Mexico City during the late hours at night. We  
broke the lock on his mausoleum and we expropriate the content inside  
it: a silver large vase that bears the inscription of his name,  
wrapped in the red scarf that he carried around the neck, containing  
the ashes of the corpse inside. We replace with care the lock in the  
monument with a reproduction that was similar in the appearance and  
escaped into the night.

The vase along with its content then was taken far away to a place  
where the vase was discarded and the content (a combination of ash and  
bone) were baked in cookies. These cookies then were sent, along with  
a letter that explains our actions, to newspapers, to organizations of  
Trotskyists, and to the groups of anarchist around the world.


If Trotsky is right about the history, we do not determine anything,  
but we are only characters whose actions were written in the  
revolution of October. As was his destiny, coincidentally, to come to  
be a cookie.

Dave Mandl

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