Mexican territory: What follows is a call for a campaign against the siege of Guerrero by criminal gangs. The campaign will be leaving from the Indigenous Nahua community of Amilcingo, Morelos on July 12, 2019 and arrive in Acahuehuetlan, municipality of Chilapa, Guerrero where it will remain on July 13 and 14. The action comes after several activists were assasinated in Guerrero in the past months.
Originally published by Enlace Zapatista.
CALL BY THE CNI-CIG AND THE EZLN TO JOIN THE CAMPAIGN FOR LIFE, PEACE, AND JUSTICE IN THE MOUNTAIN REGION OF GUERRERO
The peoples, communities, nations, collectives, neighborhoods, and originary tribes that make up the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Governing Council, as well as the Zapatista Army for National Liberation call for actions to dismantle the ongoing war by the powerful against the life of humanity and the entire planet. More specifically, we call for actions that will dismantle the structure and paramilitary siege that maintains the ongoing violence against our peoples who, with dignity, have decided to confront and end that structure.
For this reason and:
- Considering that the capitalist narco-paramilitary war that is conducted with the complicity of the bad government and criminal gangs against the peoples and communities that belong to the National Indigenous Congress is expanding throughout much of the country, and that today, through terror, these actors threaten to exterminate the life and peace that we defend so that they can complete their violent neoliberal projects.
- Considering that the impunity continues for the cowardly assassination of our brother Samir Flores Soberanes from the Nahua indigenous community of Amilcingo, Moreles, and that the intentions of the big moneyed interests to complete the criminal thermoelectric project in Huexca, Morelos remain unchanged.
- Considering that the Emiliano Zapata Indigenous and Popular Council (CIPOG-EZ), who are members of the CNI-CIG, have made a call to break the narco-paramilitary siege that criminal organizations have imposed on the lower mountainous region of Guerrero.
- Considering that the permanent aggression against our compañeros is creating a humanitarian crisis, it has made the introduction of food and medicine to the region difficult, it has made it near impossible for people to work their land due to the fear that they will face assassination in their fields, and it has made it so that these communities cannot open their schools for fear of a possible attack on our children.
On the networks of support for the Indigenous Governing Council
On the networks of resistance and Rebellion
On the National and International Sixth
On human rights organizations and networks
On conscious civil society in solidarity to participate in:
THE CAMPAIGN FOR LIFE, PEACE AND JUSTICE IN THE MOUNTAIN REGION OF GUERRERO
The campaign will be leaving from the Indigenous Nahua community of Amilcingo, Morelos on July 12, 2019 and arrive in Acahuehuetlan, municipality of Chilapa, Guerrero where will remain on July 13 and 14.
Along with this initiative, we call for parallel and simultaneous actions in all every organizational space possible that will help put an end to the capitalist war against the peoples of Guerrero. With these actions we will break through the siege imposed by these criminal gangs who, along with the bad government, hope to put an end to the power that we have below through terror and violence. They do this, because they know that is where they will be defeated.
We call on everyone to participate in the COLLECTION OF FOOD, MEDICINE, AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES THAT WILL TAKE PLACE AT CALLE DR. CARMONA Y VALLE NO. 32, COLONIA DOCTORES, CUIDAD DE MEXICO, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 AND 17:00 IN THE AFTERNOON.
We would also like to invite people to make donations directly to the bank account of the National Indigenous Congress. THIS ACCOUNT IS UNDER THE NAME OF ALICIA CASTELLANOS GUERRERO, AT THE BBVA BANCOMER BANK, ACCOUNT NUMBER 0471079107, CLABE BANCARIA [Standardized Bank Code] 012540004710791072, SWIFT CODE BCMRMXMM, ABA [Routing number]: 021000128. PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THE DEPOSIT SLIP WITH YOUR NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS TO THE FOLLOWING EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org; with a note that you would like your donation directed to the communities that belong to the Emiliano Zapata Popular and Indigenous Council of Guerrero (CIPOG-EZ).
All of the money that is raised will be managed directly by the Emiliano Zapata Popular and Indigenous Council of Guerrero (CIPOG-EZ) and distributed according to their collective agreements.
In sum, our call is to defend our live and collective existence. We will not resist by simply waiting for death. On the contrary, we will reconstruct the ancient world, the present, and the future that will defeat this offensive against our existence, because the life of the world, of our mother earth, and of our indigenous peoples is non-negotiable.
For the Full Reconstitution of Our Peoples
Never Again a Mexico Without Us
National Indigenous Council
Indigenous Governing Council
Zapatista Army for National Liberation
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