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#Chiapas: We Will Break the Siege to Stop the War Against #Zapatista Communities

We will break the siege to demand a Stop to the war against the Zapatista communities and the National Indigenous Congress. Stop the narco-paramilitary war against CIPOG-EZ!

Originally published by Congreso Nacional Indigena. Translated by Abolition Media Worldwide.

November 14, 2020

As men, women, boys, girls, and grandparents of our indigenous communities; NaSavi, Me’pháá, Nahua, Ñamnkué, Mestizos and Afro-Mexicans of the state of Guerrero, we are organized in the Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ), together with our brother peoples of the Peasant Organization of the Southern Sierra (O.C.S.S.), we do not forget our murdered people, we do not forget how they have repressed us again and again, we do not forget how the bad PRI, PAN, PRD and now Moreno governments make fun of us, again and again.

They think that the most important thing is to fool us with their so-called “work tables” where they sit some officials to tell us lies, that if this is going to be solved, that if that is going to be solved. Time goes by and they don’t solve anything, and they think that this way they already made fun of us and they laugh, they think we are stupid and ignorant. On the other hand, they make their plans to kill us as soon as they can, they make themselves accomplices with paramilitary chiefs, narco-paramilitaries, landowners, assassins, and anyone else who is willing to control our territories and who does not care about life, in any of its meanings.

This is what they do to us in Guerrero, and this is what they are doing to our brothers in the CNI-CIG throughout the country.

This is what they are doing in Chiapas against our brothers in the autonomous Zapatista communities. They are shooting at everyone of all ages, burning down their coffee warehouses and destroying their economy, invading and fencing their lands, and provoking hunger, and they are slandering them with lies. And our Zapatista brothers have shown a lot of patience not to fall for all these provocations that are not new. For years, decades, they have been doing the same thing to them and nothing will stop them. By maintaining impunity for these crimes, the government is only giving power to the paramilitaries.

And they have made us like CIPOG-EZ; it is exactly the same strategy and the same forms, only in Guerrero, besides the paramilitaries who kill us, they are also drug traffickers and that is why we call them narco-paramilitaries. But it is exactly the same formula that the bad governments use to destroy our organization, just as they do to our Zapatista brothers. And also to other indigenous peoples all over Mexico, we know this because we have heard it from their own voice in the National Indigenous Congress and this has not stopped, it gets worse.

Mr. López Obrador wants to see us dead, because we are in the way of his plans for the country that he wants, but in that country there is no room for us, he says that he obeys the people, but it is not true that he has only learned how to keep some people happy, while others are fucked. Because he’s been there for two years now, it’s not that he just walked in, he already knows well and has known our Zapatista brothers well since before and now he does nothing, he ignores them and before he even took pictures with them, he only used them as he has used the people, to like them and say that he is a good person. And it’s not that I don’t know, it has been said and always been said clearly the names of the criminals.

In Guerrero the narco-paramilitary bosses who murdered 18 of our grassroots comrades, promoters, delegates and councilmen of CIPOG-EZ, and CNI-CIG, are still free, attacking us and laughing at us. They also know well who they are and do nothing to bring justice to the families and punish all those responsible. And here only two things happen, either they are accomplices, well organized among themselves from all levels of government, or they are accomplices, letting them kill us so as not to deal with our demands.

Any case, equally cruel, inhuman and contrary to their so-called legality and so-called human rights.

The only thing they are achieving is that with so much mockery, with so much repression, with so much contempt and killings, is that we are losing the fear of dying. They are killing us anyway and nobody does anything, neither governments nor international organizations, nothing, nobody, kill us like animals and nothing happens.

We die of malnutrition and nothing happens, we die in the hands of crime and nothing happens, and if we lie, let AMLO tell us clearly how the investigations of our 18 murdered brothers and sisters are going? The truth is that he doesn’t care, now he dines in big palaces and it is easy for him to tell Encinas or Adelfo, trick them into helping you and then they get tired and don’t bother anymore.

Because our Zapatista brothers and sisters of the EZLN are not alone, they are not alone, we have decided to break the narco-paramilitary siege that has been imposed on us for more than a year in our communities and the local, state and federal governments have ignored our pain and our deaths. We will demand a Stop to the war against the Zapatista communities and the National Indigenous Congress. Stop the drug war against CIPOG-EZ!

They think we are beggars and they entertain us with crumbs, but we want Justice Now! We have been patient to go sit and watch their faces as they mock us, but we’ve had enough. And there’s nothing left to do but go out and die, if their spoiled narco-paramilitary groups are going to murder us, let the world know. We will break the narco-paramilitary siege next Wednesday, November 18, 2020, exactly at noon. We will be taking the Chilpancingo – Tlapa highway, at the height of the community of Papaxtla, in the municipality of Chilapa de Alvarez.


Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero – Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ)

Regions: Costa Chica, Costa Montaña, Montaña Alta and Montaña Baja of Guerrero,

Organización Campesina de la Sierra del Sur (O.C.S.S.).

Stop the paramilitary war against the Zapatista communities of the EZLN!

Stop the Narco-Paramilitary War against the indigenous communities of the CNI-CIG!

Justice for all our prisoners, murdered and disappeared from the CNI

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