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December 22, 2014

“What happens in Xochicuautla is the mirror of what happens in other towns across the country,”

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“What happens in Xochicuautla is the mirror of what happens in other towns across the country,” – original peoples.

Pozol Collective, December 21, 2014


“The Mexican State, on its three levels, has responsibility for what is happening in the country, for its acting and not acting, as well as being guarantor of impunity due to a policy of double discourse,” – CNI.

Xochicuautla, State of Mexico, December 21. “Our mission is to care for our land, we know how important it is to preserve it, there is nothing more precious than life itself,” said the Supreme Indigenous Council of Xochicuautla during the inauguration of the Festival of Resistance and Rebellion against Capitalism, in the municipality of Lerma, State of Mexico, organized by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and the National Indigenous Congress (CNI).

The Xochicuautla community claims that the authorities are sick from evil and ignorance, apathy, fear and greed because they see money as a god. “They have material things but they are poor in spirit and their children inherit the disease. They kill, disappear and imprison those who oppose their interests,” they add.

The indigenous Otomi community overwhelmingly says no to the passage of the Naucalpan Toluca highway, no to the Parota dam, no to the aqueduct in Sonora, no to mining, no to the violation of rights, no to corruption, and a YES to respect, love, honesty, humility and life itself.

In their participation, the spokesperson for the Indigenous National Congress and the Indigenous Peoples’ Front in Defence of Mother Earth, said the Mexican State in its three levels, “has responsibility for what is happening in the country, by its behaviour and way of acting and not acting, as well as being a guarantor of impunity due to a policy of double discourse.”

The peoples and communities represented in the CNI say that once again they meet to share their word, and they will take it away with them and make it in to seed in the places they come from. “Some would like us to stay blind, so that we resign ourselves to the violence and death caused by their unrighteousness, and we become a people resigned to impunity, corruption, but our women, grandparents, men and children are going to demand justice,” say the original peoples.

For their part, members of the neighbouring community of Huitizizilapan, also from the municipality of Lerma in the State of Mexico, say that despite repression by the three levels of government, “we will continue to defend the dignity, we will not give in, we will not take a step back.” Similarly, inhabitants of Tlanixco Santiago, in the municipality of Tenango del Valle, six of whose compañeros have been imprisoned for defending the  water, say they have decided to raise up a movement along with the other peoples.

Mario Cesar González Contreras, father of Cesar Manuel González, one of the missing student teachers from Ayotzinapa, states that they are not controlled by other people, and says: “How could we not fight for our children, who were born in the same land, who will give lessons to the humble people of this land, if you are fighting for your land, we are fighting more for our children.” Meanwhile, Berta Nava Martinez, mother of Julio Cesar Nava, concludes: “Thank you for waiting for us, Cesar was eager to be a good teacher, to go to the indigenous communities, and open the eyes of their parents too, so they know their rights, because the government always wants us to be blindfolded.”

“The 43 students must come to these 43 seats,” said the parents of the 43 seats that remain empty in front of the stage at the inauguration of the festival. “Thank you for having turned to Ayotzinapa, to the students, to us,” they add.

At the beginning of the festival, indigenous from the ejido San Sebastián Bachajón, Chiapas, greeted their brother peoples and announced: “Our communities in assembly decided to recover today the lands that we have been dispossessed from by the bad government since 2 February 2011, with the complicity of the ejidal commissioner at the time, Francisco Jimenez Guzman, alias Goyito, and now by his faithful disciple Alejandro Moreno Gómez, and his vigilance councillor Samuel Diaz, who serve the interests of the bad government, not their people.”




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  1. Reblogged this on Free UniversE-ity.

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