Consider this a public statement on an unfolding matter regarding the Kirjuunen Ketsonet Nuijaa Comrade’s Provisions Club. We are an organizational network of labor-nationalists dedicated to establishing parallel institutions for the free association of labor outside the Megacorporate-sponsored unions. We are the successor to the ill-fated Kitagawan Ketsonet Nuijaa, made up of Jita 4-4 Teamsters and Home Guard veterans organized by the late Aksesu Kitagawa. Since Kitagawa’s untimely passing I’ve worked to bridge the old guard with new opportunities for labor organizing, and taken up the role as lead secretary.
Since its inception, the Kitagawan Ketsonet Nuijaa was mired by controversy for its alleged roles in stoking the unrest that lead to the Torrinos lockdowns, the Jita 4-4 space elevator security breaches, and the bombing of CEP spire. I have never denied radical labor-nationalists role in these confrontations, and have openly reaffirmed our commitment towards standing behind the Caldari working class and supporting their struggle to the hilt. While to date no State police force nor the Navy has presented credible evidence tying Kitagawan Ketsonet Nuijaa, it is undeniable up to this point that we have armed and trained workers unions so that they might better defend themselves and uphold their role in the state against foreign and domestic encroachment. Kitagawa’s legacy was, until very recently, that of ensuring the common man the ability assert his role in the State and act as they see fit to defend that which is entitled by his labor; never was it ever before thought of as a legacy of subversion and chaos by even his inner circle.
Since taking the role of secretariat, new documentation has come to light among Kitagawa’s administrative records implicating him as having had a more direct act in the organizing the violence seen in YC123 than previously imagined. While the specifics are still a matter of investigation and will be shared with Home Guard authorities, it is clear now that Kitagawa was part of a plot to steer the legitimate grievances of the Caldari working class to violence both to cause chaos in the state and deliberately undermine attempts at labor reform. These documents were recovered from a personal lockbox in Aksesu’s teamster office among his personal effects, among them one dark iron black dagger.
Words cannot express my sorrow and shame at this development. I grieve for the man we thought we knew that led us astray, and I greave for the memory of their father that his children have now lost. Most of all, I grieve for the people of the State among all classes who were swept away in one man’s personal ambition at the cost of so much potential progress undermined. While his death remains gruesome, it now seems like a terrible blessing to have brought his crimes to light and allowed us to lift a mirror to the current state of our organization.
With the pain, however, comes hope. This will not be the end of building a future for the working man. Already, Kirjuunen Ketsonet Nuijaa has begun the process of purging our ranks of those found in connection with Kitagawa’s crimes and replacing them with a more resilient and loyal ideological vanguard made up of seasoned veterans and headstrong leaders. We will renew our efforts of labor organizing, unburdened from the jackals in our ranks. Comrade’s Provisions Club has, after much negotiation with the State Protectorate, obtained a limited letter of charter to act as paramilitaries in the militia conflict zone as a method to serve the State while atoning for the transgressions of our former associates. It is my most sincere hope that we might act as a beacon of hope to the working man in Black Rise, Placid, and other emergent conflict zones when our soldiers arrive to cast out the enemies of the state that occupy our cities and our factories, establish self-sufficient union militia in areas otherwise cut off from the direct support of the Protectorate, and establish a new paradigm in liberated worlds where labor may flourish as I know it can in the State’s core.
Please, I humbly ask your acceptance in this endeavor as we work to make things right while still finding a better way to aid the working class of the State. Rikaato.