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July 27, 2015

“The Mexican state is governed by political and narco-criminal mafia” – Abejas of Acteal.

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“The Mexican state is governed by political and narco-criminal mafia” – Abejas of Acteal.

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“Memory is therefore essential: Because memory is justice, because memory is a denouncement against any impunity, against any state crime committed in this beautiful but sadly-bleeding-and-dying country.”

Civil Society Organization Las Abejas
Sacred Land of the Martyrs of Acteal
Acteal, Ch’enalvo ‘, Chiapas, Mexico.

July 22, 2015

Brothers and sisters:

With our hearts and minds moved by memory, by justice and by not forgetting the Acteal massacre, today we return here to be in the Acteal House of Memory and Hope; on December 22, 1997, 49 of our brothers and sisters were massacred; 45 people, plus 4 not yet born, were killed by paramilitaries of PRI and cardenista affiliation on the orders of Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León and others. That’s why we are here to remember through this celebration and remembrance, and to hope that when we return to our homes, our spaces, to our places of origin, we will work to demand justice and to build a true justice so there will never be another Acteal, because we are aware that the Mexican State has already shown that the non-repetition of another Acteal cannot be guaranteed, because we are aware that the Mexican state is governed by political and narco-criminal mafia.

It is true that the Mexican State never guaranteed there would not be a repeat massacre in Mexico like that of Acteal, a matter we will discuss in a few moments.

Tomorrow marks a month since the murder of our compañero Manuel López Pérez, ambushed in the municipality of Pantelhó, Chiapas, by a group of 7 people. We denounce again the bad government authorities, for the “Prosecutor for Indigenous Justice” and the Agrarian Prosecutor, the president and municipal judge of Pantelhó, had been informed that the life of our compañero Manuel was at risk, since his own son Alonso López Guzmán has repeatedly threatened to kill him, we denounced this crime on 25th June last and this can be seen on our website: www.acteal.org .

We emphasize that nearly 18 years after the massacre at Acteal, in the Mexican state, far from ensuring the non-repetition of another Acteal, allows another murder of a member of our organization; but the impunity paid for by the Mexican government through the so-called “Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation”, is actually a Supreme Court made up of wealthy criminals, who allowed another crime to be committed against us. Because this so-called Supreme Court, by freeing the paramilitary perpetrators of the Acteal massacre, sent a clear message that killing innocent people will not be punished; rather it will be rewarded by this same State with money, houses and land.

So memory is essential: Because memory is justice, because memory is a denouncement against any impunity, against any state crime committed in this beautiful but sadly-bleeding-and-dying country.

With respect to what we said, that the Mexican State has not guaranteed the non-repetition of another Acteal, we are not the only witnesses, but also millions of women and men in Mexico and the world, to the fact that in our country the crimes are constant. For example: the massacres, forced disappearances, feminicides, extrajudicial killings and other heinous crimes committed by the Mexican State, are now, in this century, our daily bread or tortillas.

How can we not be outraged? But, most of all, how can we remain indifferent to such ignominy in Mexico?

We have much to denounce today. And today, as always, our word will be constant like the wind. So: while Peña Nieto has the luxury of traveling and doing absurd and dirty business in France; while the bad Mexican government tries to offer the theatre of the escape of “Chapo”; while political parties have elections for so-called “democracy,” for so-called “change” for supposed other lies, the Mexican Federal Army kills children in Santa Maria Ostula, Michoacan.

In Mexico there is no longer the freedom to live. In Mexico we survive. In Mexico we live by chance. In Mexico we live and walk on a time bomb. Mexico is bleeding. Mexico is dying.

Despite so much cruelty by the Mexican State in betraying and murdering its own people, as at Ayotzinapa, Tlatlaya, our compañero Manuel murdered in Pantelhó and other crimes:

As members of the organization Las Abejas of Acteal, despite the war and policies of counterinsurgency by the bad government against us as organized people, we continue working on the construction from below of another justice, another truth and we do not forget. We will be, in spite of everything, the Guardians of Memory and Hope.

Neither Zedillo nor Peña Nieto, nor the evil capitalist hydra will succeed against the Acteal House of Memory and Hope.

Sincerely

The Voice of Civil Society Organization Las Abejas of Acteal.

For the Board of Directors:

José Jiménez Pérez Juan Vázquez Luna

Oscar Hernández Gómez Pedro Ortiz Gutiérrez

Lisandro Sántiz Hernández Amado Sánchez Díaz

http://acteal.blogspot.mx/2015/07/a-un-mes-del-asesinato-de-muestro.html

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