Fourth Generation Warfare

The Next Step

The insurrection of 2020 indicated that the lumpenproletariat is capable of directly and successfully targeting state/ruling class outposts. What will be the next step in the escalation of the armed struggle? Potentially, an escalation of the conflict from a focus on the lowest level and most immediately visible state forces like municipal police, and a wider focus on police state institutions generally such as the prison-industrial complex.


The Assault of Ayacucho prison was an incident in the Peruvian city of Ayacucho, also known as Huamanga, on March 2, 1982. A group of 150 armed terrorists, members of the Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, staged simultaneous assaults on two local police stations before staging an assault on the prison, resulting in the release of 255 inmates. After a 5-hour battle, 16 people, including two prison guards, were dead and 12 people were wounded.


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