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War and Resistance Dispatch #44

To the peoples of the world:
To the alternative, free, autonomous, or whatever-you-call-it media:
To the National and International Sixth:

War and Resistance Dispatch #44

And what about the other 43? And the ones that follow?

This country has not been the same since the bad government committed one of its most heinous crimes in disappearing 43 young indigenous students of the teaching college Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, two years ago. This event forced us to acknowledge the profound darkness in which we find ourselves today, stirring our individual and collective hearts and spirit. The rage, pain, and hope embodied in the families and compañeros of the 43 illuminate that darkness and shine on the faces of millions of people of every geography below in Mexico and around the world, as well as among a conscientious international civil society in solidarity.

As originary barrios, tribes, nations, and peoples, we begin from the collective heart that we are and turn our gaze into words.

From the geographies and calendars below that reflect the resistances, rebellions, and autonomies of those of us who make up the National Indigenous Congress; from the places and paths from where we as originary peoples see and understand the world: from the ancient geographies within which we have never ceased to see, understand, and resist this same violent war that the powerful wage against all of us who suffer and resist with all of our individual or collective being: we use our gaze and our words to take as our own the faces of the 43 disappeared which travel through every corner of the country in search of truth and justice, faces that are reflected in millions of others and that show us, in the dark of night, the way of the sacred, because pain and hope are sacred. That collective face multiplies and focuses its gaze on the geographies of resistance and rebellion.

From the Geographies of Below

The disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa lives on in impunity. To search for truth from within the putrefaction of power is to search within the worst of this country, in the cynicism and perversion of the political class. The political class not only continues to pretend to keep up the search for the disappeared compañeros, but, in the face of growing evidence pointing to the culpability of the terrorist narco-state, it actually rewards those in charge of lying and distorting the truth. This is what they did in moving Tomás Zerón [ex-head of the Attorney General’s Criminal Investigation Agency]—the person responsible for planting false evidence to back up his historical lie about the Cocula garbage dumpi—to Technical Secretary of the National Security Council. It is one more confirmation of the criminal nature of the bad government.

On top of lies, deceit, and impunity, the bad government heaps abuses and injustices against those who have shown solidarity with and support for the struggle of the families and compañeros of the 43. This includes Luis Fernando Sotelo Sambrano, a young person who has always been supportive of originary peoples’ struggles, including that of Cherán, of the Yaqui Tribe, of indigenous prisoners, and of the Zapatista communities. He has been sentenced by a judge to 33 years and 5 months for the sextuple crime of being young, poor, a student, in solidarity, rebellious, and a person of integrity.
This is what we see from those in power above: those who murder are covered for by lies and rewarded with protection; those who protest injustice receive beatings and imprisonment.

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When we look toward:

The south: the peoples’ struggle in defense of their territories against political bosses and large companies is dissolved by the struggle for security and justice against organized crime cartels whose intimate relationship with the entire political class is the only certainty that we as a people have about any state body.

The formation of shock troops that attack citizen protests have permeated towns and villages, and the government purposely generates conflicts that destroy the internal fabric of a community. That is, the government tries to create mirrors of its own war by sowing conflict in the communities and betting on the destruction of the most sensitive parts of the social fabric. There is nothing more dangerous and explosive for this nation than this practice.

The west: the struggles for land, security, and justice occur in the midst of administrative management for the drug cartels, disguised by the state as crime-fighting initiatives or development policies. On the other hand, the peoples who have resisted and even combatted criminal activity through organization from below have to struggle against constant attempts by the bad government to reestablish territorial control by organized crime cartels—and their respective preferred political parties.

The autonomous organization of the communities and their unwavering struggles for sacred sites and ancestral lands do not cease. The defense of our Mother Earth is not negotiable. We are watching the struggle of the Wixárika community of Wauta-San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán for the recovery of almost ten thousand hectares bordering the town of Huajimic, Nayarit. There, despite the fact that the community has established their rights in agrarian courts, the judicial authorities have been remiss. The bad governments use the false official geographies that divide the states as a pretext to incentivize the displacement of indigenous peoples. To the Wixárika people, with regard to their rebellion and autonomy, we say: we are with you.

The north: where the struggles for recognition of territorial rights continue against threats by mining companies, agrarian displacement, the theft of natural resources, and the subjugation of resistance by narco-paramilitaries, the originary peoples continue to make and remake themselves every day.

Among the originary peoples of the tribes of the north, the Sioux nation weaves its own geographies that go beyond the false official geographies that locate them in another country; for us, we are all children of the same mother. They are resisting the invasion of their sacred lands, cemeteries, and ceremonial sites by an oil pipeline under contruction by the company Energy Transfer Partners. That company intends to transport oil obtained through fracking in the Bakken region in North Dakota through their territories. This struggle has generated solidarity and unity among the originary peoples of the north. To them we say that their rage is ours, and as the National Indigenous Congress, we raise our voice with them and will continue to do so. Their dignified struggle is also ours.

The peninsula: The Mayan peoples resist the attempt to disappear them by decree, defending their territories against attack by tourism and real estate interests. A proliferation of hired hitmen operate in impunity to displace the indigenous peoples. The agroindustry of genetically modified organisms threatens the existence of the Mayan peoples, and those magnates, with vile dishonesty, take over agrarian territories, cultural and archeological sites, and even indigenous identity itself, trying to convert a vital people into a commercial fetish. The communities who struggle against the high electricity costs are persecuted and criminalized.

The center [of the country]: Infrastructure projects including highways, gas pipelines, oil pipelines, and residential developments are being imposed through violent means and human rights are increasingly vague and removed in the law applied. Powerful groups use strategies of criminalization, cooptation, and division, all of them close—in corrupt and obscene ways—to that criminal who thinks he governs this country: Enrique Peña Nieto.

In the east of the country, violence, fracking, mining, migrant trafficking, corruption, and government madness are the currents that run against the struggle of the peoples, all playing out in the midst of entire regions taken over by violent criminal groups controlled from the highest levels of government.

From Dialogue to Betrayal

Just as the teachers in struggle have done, we as originary peoples have sought dialogue with the bad government regarding our urgent demands for respect of our territories, the return of the disappeared, the freeing of prisoners, justice for those killed, the removal of the police or military from our lands, and our own security and justice, but the government has refused. Instead, it has arrested our spokespeople all over the country; the army has fired on children in Ostula; bulldozers have destroyed the homes of those who resist in Xochicuautla, and federal police have shot at the dignified community accompanying the teachers in Nochixtlán. The bad governments pretend to dialogue; they simulated interest in agreements with the Wixárika people for years in order to pacify the territory while they planned a violent reordering of the region.

Later the government talks like nothing has happened and offers its willingness to make concessions, as long as both parties come to an agreement. Then the government cedes one small part of what it has just destroyed, frees one prisoner, pays damages to the family of one murder victim, and pretends to look for the disappeared. In exchange it asks the originary peoples to cede their collective patrimony—their dignity, their autonomous organization, and their territory.

In various geographies across our country we are holding referendums where we say that we don’t want their mines, their oil pipelines, their GMOs, their dams, and we demand that they consult the people. But the bad government always responds by pretending “to consult as to how to consult on whether to or not to consult on the form of the consultation” (or something like that), what is really a calculated simulation, the erasure of our voice, the manipulation and cooptation of our people, as well as threats and repression. And so it goes until they say it’s done; they proclaim that we agreed to their death projects or that we were divided and they must thus attend to all points of view.

Meanwhile, as they try to keep us quiet with their deceitful consultation agenda and while the NGOs that are “experts” in “consultation” fatten their wallets, they race ahead to concretize—before the supposed consultation has even begun—the theft of the water from the Yaqui River, the destruction of Wirikuta through mining concessions, the construction of oil pipelines that invade the entire Isthmus, and the GMOs imposed in the Riviera Maya.

Our geographies are the paths of the world; this is where we will meet and recognize each other, because we know that the struggle is not just today nor is it just for today. We do not struggle for power or the folklore offered by deceitful campaigns, but rather to weave and reweave what we are, what we were, and what we will be as originary peoples.

The face of the 43 missing and the tenacity of their families and compañeros are the other 43 dispatches on war and resistance. To them we add the pain, rage, and resistance of the originary peoples and the rebellions of millions all over Mexico and around the world.

On top of that we add the dispatches of war and resistance from the other who is persecuted and stigmatized, women who have been abused, disappeared, and murdered, children made into commodities, young people criminalized, nature disgraced, humanity in pain.

We reiterate today, alongside that humanity, along with this earth that we are, that truth and justice are an inalienable demand and that punishment for the culpable—all of those responsible—will be born from the struggle from below. Now more than ever, as originary peoples of the National Indigenous Congress, we know that in this struggle there is no room to give up, sell out, or give in.

Truth and Justice for Ayotzinapa!

Free Luis Fernando Sotelo Zambrano!

Free all of the political prisoners!

For the holistic reconstitution of our peoples.

Never Again a Mexico Without Us.

National Indigenous Congress

Zapatista Army for National Liberation

Mexico, September 2016

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The CNI and EZLN Announce the Fifth National Indigenous Congress

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THE CNI AND EZLN ANNOUNCE THE FIFTH NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS
Given that:

  1. This October marks 20 years of uninterrupted work by the National Indigenous Congress [CNI], a space of unity, reflection, and organization for the indigenous peoples of Mexico. The National Indigenous Congress has worked for the full reconstitution of our peoples and the construction of a society where all cultures, all colors, and all of the peoples of Mexico fit.
  2. Throughout these years, and with increased strength since the release of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle by the Zapatista Army for National Liberation, we have forged in word and action our contributions to the struggles of resistance and rebellion throughout the national geography. We not only sustain our decision to continue our existence, but we honor this decision with all our strength and with our fists in the air. We honor it by weaving together profound and collective agreements that can be seen in our care of the earth, in our languages, in our traditions, and in our collective governments in their many different names and forms. The flame of our autonomy lives inside these things, and it illuminates the collective heart of our peoples, barrios, nations, and tribes. These are deep agreements that we work on every day so that each one gives rise to the complex territories that together constitute our autonomy and self-determination.
  3. While we weave life, capitalism designs and lays out over us its own territories of death in every corner of our suffering Mexico. Supposed mining territories, cartel activity by organized crime, agroindustry, political party territories, urban zoning rights, and conservation programs are all imposed on our lands and in none of them—no matter what name they are given by the system or its obedient governments—do the indigenous peoples fit.
  4. The capitalists began and continue to expand a bloody war of conquest to take over what has always been ours. They appear behind any number of masks in this constant war of extermination: the businessman, the politician, the police, the soldier, or the hitman. And as always, the dead, the disappeared, and the imprisoned come from us, as well as the stolen and destroyed lands. Any collective, autonomous, and rebellious hope is persecuted.
  5. We have resisted this capitalist onslaught against our peoples. From the devastation wrought on us we have dreamed and built new worlds. From our grief and mourning for our murdered compañeros we as peoples have recreated new forms of resistance and rebellion that allow us to halt this devastation and walk the only path possible for those below and to the left: to construct and exercise the justice denied us by the powerful who purport to govern us.
  6. It is urgent that we bring our flames of resistance, autonomy, and rebellion together. These flames illuminate every originary people who weave new worlds that are truly from below, where love and the ancestral commitment to our mother—the earth—are born.

(Continuar leyendo…)

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(Español) Congreso Nacional Indígena repudia enérgicamente el hostigamiento que está sufriendo la comunidad Chol del ejido Tila en Chiapas

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A los pueblos del mundo
A la Sexta Nacional e Internacional
A los medios libres de comunicación.

Los pueblos, naciones, barrios y tribus que conformamos el Congreso Nacional Indígena, repudiamos enérgicamente el hostigamiento que está sufriendo la comunidad Chol del ejido Tila, en el estado de Chiapas, resaltando la provocación ocurrida mediante el operativo orquestado entre fuerzas militares  y policiacas alrededor de las 18:20 horas del día 2 de agosto de 2016, cuyo objetivo era el de intimidar a los compañeros que se encontraban cercamos a las ruinas en las que se encuentran las instalaciones que había construido ilegalmente el Ayuntamiento Municipal.

A bordo de tres vehículos militares y acompañados de partidistas y miembros del Ayuntamiento, los malos gobiernos pretenden influir el miedo para que el digno pueblo de Tila siga construyendo su autonomía desde la libre determinación y desde abajo, donde han refundado su autogobierno con apego a la defensa de la tierra.

Advertimos que los partidistas y el Ayuntamiento han fomentado la rearticulación y fortalecimiento del grupo paramilitar de Paz y Justicia, lo que acompañado de las incursiones militares en días recientes, dan cuenta de la guerra contrainsurgente que persiste en la zona en contra de los pueblos originarios de Chiapas que deciden organizarse y no permitir mas despojo por los malos gobiernos.

Responsabilizamos a los tres niveles del mal gobierno de cualquier agresión que puedan sufrir nuestr@s herman@s de Tila, cuya autonomía y territorio se encuentran plenamente respaldados agrariamente y por sus derechos ancestrales como pueblo originario.

Al pueblo Chol de Tila, le decimos que no está solo, que en el Congreso Nacional Indígena sabemos de su importante lucha y que en todo momento estaremos con ustedes.

Por la Reconstitución Integral De Nuestros Pueblos
Nunca Mas Un México Sin Nosotros
Agosto de 2016
Congreso Nacional Indígena

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CNI and EZLN: From within the Storm

FROM WITHIN THE STORM

Joint Communique from the National Indigenous Congress and the EZLN on the cowardly police attack against the National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers and the indigenous community of Nochixtlán, Oaxaca.

June 20, 2016

To the People of Mexico:

To the peoples of the World:

Faced with the cowardly repressive attack suffered by the teachers and the community in Nochixtlán, Oaxaca—in which the Mexican state reminds us that this is a war on all—the peoples, nations, and tribes who make up the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista Army for National Liberation say to the dignified teachers that they are not alone, that we know that reason and truth are on their side, that the collective dignity from which they speak their resistance is unbreakable, and that this the principal weapon of those of us below.

We condemn the escalation of repression with which the neoliberal capitalist reform, supposedly about “education,” is being imposed across the entire country and principally in the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, and Michoacán. With threats, persecutions, beatings, unjust imprisonments and now murders they try to break the dignity of the teachers in rebellion.

We call on our peoples and on civil society in general to be with the teachers who resist at all times, to recognize ourselves in them. The violence used to dispossess them of their basic work benefits with the goal of privatizing education is a reflection of the violence with which the originary peoples and rural and urban peoples are dispossessed.

Those who delight in power decided that education, health, indigenous and campesino territories, and even peace and security are a commodity for whoever can pay for them, that rights are not rights but rather products and services to be snatched away, and they dispossess, destroy, and negotiate according to what big capital dictates. And they intend to impose this aberration through bloody means, murdering and disappearing our compañer@s, sending our spokespeople to high security prisons, making shameless torture into government marketing, and with the help of the paid press, criminalizing the bravest part of Mexican society, that is, those who struggle, who do not give in, who do not sell out, and who do not give up.

We demand a halt to the repression against the teachers in struggle and the immediate and unconditional liberation of ALL political prisoners.

We invite all of the peoples of the countryside and cities to be attentive and in solidarity with the teachers’ struggle, to organize autonomously in order to remain informed and alert in the face of the storm that is upon all of us, knowing that a storm, in addition to its turmoil and chaos, also makes the ground fertile where a new world is always born.

From the mountains, countryside, valleys, canyons, and barrios of the originary peoples, nations, and tribes of Mexico.

Never Again a Mexico Without Us!
National Indigenous Congress
Zapatista Army for National Liberation
Mexico, June 20, 2016

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Joint communiqué by the CNI and EZLN on the agression to the community of Álvaro Obregón, Oaxaca

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NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS
ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION

To the media

To the solidarity organizations
To the Human Rights organizations
To the dignified Binizza community of Álvaro Obregón, Juchitán, Oaxaca

Sisters and Brothers

Our peoples, tribes, communities, organizations, and neighborhoods see with rage and indignation how the bad government boasts its total lack of shame, through its political parties of every color, as it continues to attack our peoples and its political parties continue trying to divide our communities. Our voice will not tire of denouncing and shouting, Enough!

On May 14, brutally and shamelessly, the police and bodyguards of the PAN-PRD candidate Gloria Sánchez López dared to aim their murderous weapons at the dignified community of Álvaro Obregón, Juchitán, injuring the six compañeros who were in an assembly, defending their physical and political territory from deadly wind energy projects, whose “clean” energy is filthy with blood, corruption, and death. The candidates from all of the political parties—who even though they are only candidates feel they can already benefit from the impunity they are granted for belonging to the band of criminals badly governing the state of Oaxaca and the country—believe that with bullets they will manage to change the conscience and kill the dignity of the Binizza people.

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JOINT COMMUNIQUE BY THE CNI AND EZLN ON REPRESSION AGAINST THE COMMUNITY OF CHABLEKAL

To the media
To the Human Rights organizations
To the Union of Inhabitants of Chablekal
To the people of Mexico

Sisters and Brothers

We, the peoples, communities, tribes, neighborhoods, organizations, and collectives who make up the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) denounce and condemn the events today in the community of Chablekal, Yucatán, where the police attempted to evict an elder of the community from his home. Upon learning of the unjust eviction, the inhabitants decided to protest to try to stop the action, to which state antiriot police responded with tear gas. Women, children, and elderly persons were present; as of now more than 40 canisters of tear gas have been found in the community.

Jorge Fernández Mendiburu and Martha Capetillo Pasos, in their role as human rights defenders and members of the Human Rights Center Indignación A.C. and the National Indigenous Congress, were arbitrarily detained, beaten, and handcuffed in an aggressive manner and against all due process. Although they were released shortly after, this constitutes an act of intimidation and criminalization of human rights observation and social protest.

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Joint Declaration of the CNI and EZLN on the cowardly betrayal of the Indigenous Ñatho community of San Francisco Xochicuautla

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TO THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD
TO THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS

The National Indigenous Congress (CNI) declares itself in maximum alert following the cowardly betrayal of the indigenous Ñatho community of San Francisco Xochicuautla, municipality of Lerma in the State of Mexico, in order to implement the highway project Toluca Naucalpan, as well as after the assault on community police in Ostula. We call upon all peoples, organizations, and individuals in solidarity to be attentive and to heed the call made by the community of Xochicuautla.

We denounce that:

On Monday, April 11, at 9am, over 1000 state police from the State Commission for Citizen Security (CES) and the Action and Reaction Forces (FAR) began to enter the community from three directions: through the Buenavista neighborhood; via Cuauhtémoc street to the “Lampeni” location; and to “Lapondishi,” the site of the Encampment for Peace and Dignified Resistance, which was then destroyed by the police forces.

(Continuar leyendo…)

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(Español) Declaración del CNI del 24 de febrero de 2016

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A los Pueblos del Mundo

Hermanas, Hermanos, siguiendo los pasos de nuestros mayores en las veredas nacidas de la Cátedra Tata Juan Chávez Alonso, nos reunimos el 30 de enero de 2016 en la comunidad Chinanteca de San Antonio de Las Palmas, municipio de Tuxtepec, Oaxaca delegados de los pueblos Mazateco, Binniza, Chinanteco, Maya, Purepecha, otomí, Nahua, Wixárika, Tepehuano, Tzotzil, Chol, Popoluca, Zoque y Tzeltal, provenientes de 32 comunidades de los estados de Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Yucatán, Campeche, Guerrero, Michoacán, Estado de México, Morelos, Distrito Federal y Jalisco.

Nos reunimos para vernos y escucharnos en el otro, en el que vive todos los días el despojo, la represión, el desprecio y la explotación en cada uno de los rincones de la geografía indígena, donde se anuncia el relampagueo de la tempestad que cubre nuestros territorios, de la tormenta engendrada en la oscuridad del capitalismo. Nos encontramos para sabernos una vez más en la historia de nuestros ancestros y la nuestra propia, para encontrar y buscar los caminos  y poder seguir existiendo como somos  en cada comunidad, barrio, nación y  tribu de los que cada día tejemos el Congreso Nacional Indígena en la difícil tarea que heredamos los pueblos originarios de cuidar el mundo. Desde aquí volteamos la cabeza colectiva para entender los horizontes donde vemos lo que vemos.

(Continuar leyendo…)

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(Español) CNI se pronuncia sobre el Ejido Tila y la tormenta que se avecina

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A los Pueblos, Naciones, Tribus y Barrios que integran el Congreso Nacional Indígena;
A la Sexta Nacional e Internacional
A los pueblos de México y el Mundo

Frente a la tormenta que se avecina

Este 16 de diciembre nuestros hermanas y hermanos del pueblo ch’ol del Ejido Tila, en la Zona Norte de Chiapas, por acuerdo de su asamblea general decidieron recuperar su autonomía ejidal y expulsar al Ayuntamiento Municipal de Tila de su territorio. El motivo es el daño que ha causado al ejido en su intento de despojo del poblado de Tila para controlarlo y privatizarlo, de írselos arrebatando a quienes por derecho legítimo, ancestral y ejidal les pertenece; los hombres, mujeres, ancianas, ancianos, jóvenes, niñas y niños ch’oles que lo habitan, trabajan y defienden.

Las hermanas y hermanos ch’oles del Ejido Tila han sido insistentes en denunciar y señalar la historia de desprecio, represión y despojo a la que se han enfrentado por parte del ayuntamiento y el gobierno del estado. Buscan cambiar el régimen colectivo de la tierra del poblado de Tila, que es el corazón del territorio ejidal, para imponer la forma de vida capitalista y paramilitar, porque es controlado por Paz y Justicia, grupo paramilitar.

Este Ayuntamiento de Tila controlado por paramilitares, además del mal gobierno estatal y federal tienen una gran deuda pendiente de Justicia no sólo frente al ejido, sino al pueblo ch’ol y la humidad, por la muerte que han generado con la contrainsurgencia paramilitar en esta región, que se suma a la gran deuda que estos malos gobiernos tienen con los pueblos de México.

El pueblo ch’ol del Ejido Tila, como lo están haciendo otros pueblos, tomó su propia determinación de recuperar lo que por derecho les corresponde. Por eso hacemos un llamado a todos los compañeros y compañeras a solidarizarse con esta acción realizada por parte de nuestros hermanos y hermanas ch’oles para recuperar su autonomía ejidal.

Les pedimos estar atentos frente a la respuesta de los malos gobiernos y sus fuerzas represivas que en esta región están compuestas por militares, policías y paramilitares, que han estado movilizando públicamente en los últimos meses, como lo han denunciado anteriormente las y los hermanos del Ejido Tila.

Exigimos el respeto a la autonomía del pueblo ch’ol de Tila, como seguiremos exigiendo el respeto al territorio y autonomía de los pueblos de México, que la Hidra Capitalista quiere arrebatarnos.

POR LA RECONSTITUCIÓN INTEGRAL DE NUESTROS PUEBLOS
NUNCA MÁS UN MÉXICO SIN NOSOTROS

CONGRESO NACIONAL INDÍGENA

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(Español) Comunicado en Memoria de Manuelito “Organización de la Sociedad Civil Las Abejas”

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A las mujeres y hombres Guardian@s de La Memoria y de La Esperanza
A los Medios Libres, Alternativos, Autónomos o como se llamen
A los Medios de comunicación Nacional e Internacional
A la Sociedad Civil Nacional e Internacional
Hermanos y hermanas:
Hoy estamos aquí en Acteal para recordar a un gran compañero y hermano, quien a muchos y muchas lo conocieron, a quien seguramente a las personas que llegaban de cualquier parte del planeta tierra a Acteal, él era el primero en recibirlos y darles la bienvenida, ese compañero y hermano es Manuel Vázquez Luna, mejor conocido como Manuelito.
Un día 10 de noviembre del 2012, en el mal llamado “Hospital de las Culturas” en la ciudad de San Cristóbal de Las Casas Chiapas, después de 18 días que tuvo que sufrir discriminación y fuera víctima de negligencia médica como lo sufren muchos otros y otras pacientes en el mencionado hospital (http://acteal.blogspot.com/2012/11/manuelito-deja-de-existir-de-esta.html), Manuelito dejó de existir para encontrarse con su papá, mamá, hermanas, abuelita y su tío quienes el 22 de diciembre de 1997, fueron masacrados por paramilitares priistas y cardenistas del municipio oficial de Chenalhó, Chiapas. Ese día de la masacre en Acteal, Manuelito quedó debajo de los hombres y mujeres asesinadas, quedó bañado de sangre, vio cómo los paramilitares disparaban sus armas contra mujeres y niños, son esos mismos paramilitares a quienes la mal llamada “Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación”, los liberó.
Manuelito queda huérfano junto con sus hermanas y hermano y, se quedan a vivir con su tía María Vázquez. Manuelito experimentó el máximo dolor por la masacre y la pérdida casi total de su familia, pero él deside no vivir en el dolor, sino, el dolor, el llanto los convierte en alegría y esperanza. Manuelito se convierte en un Guardían de La Memoria y de La Esperanza y lo hace a través de cuentos, chistes, canciones y adivinanzas. Cada hombre, cada mujer que llegaba a visitar, a conocer Acteal y la lucha de Las Abejas, siempre le compartía chistes, cuentos, adivinanzas y, les despedía con flores silvestres que crecen alrededor de Tierra Sagrada y con una frase “no te digo adiós, sino, te digo hasta luego” y remataba con una canción “nunca te olvidaré”. Así como a las hermanas y hermanos visitantes los recibía a veces en la carretera de la entrada a Acteal o en las puertas de la oficina de Las Abejas y del mismo modo los acompañaba para despedirlos a la carretera agradeciéndoles su visita y desearles buen camino.
Hermanos y hermanas, tanto los sobrevivientes como las y los miembros de Las Abejas de Acteal, No olvidamos, hoy y siempre conmemoramos la vida, ser, pensamiento de Manuelito como uno de los sobrevivientes que nos enseñó a ser Guardian@s de La Memoria y de La Esperanza.
Hace tres años Manuelito se fue a reunirse con sus papás y familiares, estamos convencidos que junto con los 45 hombres, mujeres, niñas, niños y más cuatro bebés que fueron asesinados dentro del vientre de sus madres por orden de Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León; ellos y ellas nos están mirando desde algún lugar más seguro, nos están mirando desde algún lugar libre de paramilitares, nos están mirando desde algún lugar libre de narcos, nos están mirando desde algún lugar libre de desapariciones forzadas, nos están mirando desde algún lugar libre de feminicidios, nos están mirando desde algún lugar libre de políticos corruptos, de narco-gobiernos y de policías y ejército federal asesinos, o sea nos están mirando desde algún lugar donde no existe muerte.
Hoy físicamente no está Manuelito, pero, seguramente aquí está en este momento entre nosotros, seguramente estará mañana. Manuelito está en todas partes de Acteal, Manuelito está en las nubes que descansan en los cerros de Acteal, Manuelito está en el aire que nos abraza al llegar aquí en Acteal, Manuelito está en el viento que sopla y refresca la Memoria y la Esperanza, Manuelito está en cada gota de la lluvia de estos días que caen saludando a la Tierra Sagrada Acteal, Manuelito está en cada hoja de los árboles y en la verde vegetación que abrazan a Acteal Casa de la Memoria y de la Esperanza. Manuelito está en cualquier parte del cosmos. Manuelito está en nuestro corazón.
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Para más información  ver comunicado completo en :http://acteal.blogspot.mx/2015/11/comunicado-en-memoria-de-manuelito.html?spref=fb
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