The systemic violence encountered throughout the migrant route in Mexico is exacerbated by anti-immigrant enforcement policies backed by the U.S. government, fueled by the Mérida Initiative, and paid for by the people of the U.S. and Mexico.
The peasant rebels took up arms in 1994, and now number 300,000 in centres with their own doctors, teachers and currency, but rarely answer questions – until now.
Mexico: On Monday, February 12th, in the Miahuatlan federal road (Oaxaca), repeated shots from assault rifles hit the car where our brothers from the Indigenous people’s Rights Defense Committee (CODEDI) were driving, killing 3 comrades, two of them being underage. Who fired the guns, using weapons very similar to those of the ministerial police, did the dirty work for the governor Alejandro Murat and the businessmen who support him. The CODEDI delegation, headed by Abraham Ramirez Vazquez, was coming out of a meeting with state officials, when it was ambushed and was hit on the way back.
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) took a surprising twist to their history back on 10 October 2016, one which could yet shape the future of Mexican politics. Together with the National Indigenous Congress (CNI), which they are integrated with, they announced their intention to nominate an indigenous woman as an independent candidate for the upcoming presidential election in 2018 – “an indigenous woman, a CNI delegate, who speaks her indigenous language and knows her culture”.
Updates on Mexican anarchist prisoners Abraham Cortés and Fernando Bárcenas. Abraham is released now and Fernando is out of isolation.
Image: Abraham Cortés.
Message from Subcomandante Moisés and the EZLN.
In early April, the state government of Hidalgo threatened to “start investigations” and take criminal actions against three militants who promote different community resistances in the region. Among them, is our brother and militante comrade Adrián Medina, criminalized in conjunction with Lorenzo Bautista and Armando Monter in many local media and newspapers to facilitate his detention or any repressive act directly against him.
To fight against the sytem… Autonomy and self-government! World solidarity with the community of Hueyapan, Mexico.
To the councils of good government
To the National Indigenous Congress
To the adherents of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle of Mexico and the World
To the media
To the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity
To the Justice Movement for the Barrio of New York
To the national and international defenders of human rights
To the people of Mexico and the world
Compañeros and Compañeras, receive a combative salute directed to the organizations and people in resistance from the Adherents of the Sixth Declaration of the Ejido San Sebastián Bachajón, Chiapas.
A group of between 30 and 40 people violently attacked members of the Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra (FPDT) and others of the state of Mexico that are opposing the construction of the new international airport of Mexico City.