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December 25, 2016

Final report on the Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the the ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón

Filed under: Autonomy, Bachajon, Displacement, Uncategorized — Tags: , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 5:04 pm

 

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Final report on the Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the the ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón, held from 4th to 10th December, 2016.

 

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To our sisters and brothers of the ejido San Sebastián Bachajón

To our compañer@s adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle throughout the world

To our Zapatista compañer@s

To the National Indigenous Congress (CNI)

To the people of Mexico and the world

 

Compañeras and compañeros, We send you combative greetings and thanks for your participation in the Week of Worldwide action in solidarity with the the ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón, which took place from Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th December, 2016, International Human Rights Day.

The words of our compañero the indigenous activist Hugo Blanco Galdos from Peru give echo to all our efforts of solidarity during this week: “The attack on compañero Domingo Pérez Álvaro from San Sebastián Bachajón is a sign that the oppressive system headed by Peña Nieto intends to crush the community of San Sebastián Bachajón. We must all raise our voices in protest so that the oppressors know that the brothers and sisters of that community are not alone.”

With the full support of the compas of la Sexta Bachajón, including Domingo Pérez Álvaro, and the family of Juan Vázquez Guzmán, who sent a videomessage in support, activities took place in Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United States and Uruguay. These included demonstrations, talks, exhibitions, pronouncements, discussions and the screening and production of videos, in which we all made a global echo of the following demands:

 

  • Respect for the fundamental human rights of the indigenous Tseltal peoples of San Sebastián Bachajón, and guarantees for their security and integrity
  • Respect and guarantees for their right to the full use and enjoyment of their territory and to self-determination and the construction of their autonomy
  • An end to the plunder and dispossession and the theft of commons,
  • An end to the permanent police presence and the militarisation of the area, and to the threats and violence which are being experienced
  • A full and fair investigation into the material and intellectual authors of the assassinations of Juan Vázquez Guzmán and Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano and a comprehensive investigation into the savage attack on Domingo Pérez Álvaro, and punishment of those responsible
  • Freedom and justice for Esteban Gómez Jiménez, prisoner in Cintalapa de Figueroa, and for Santiago Moreno Pérez and Emilio Jiménez Gómez, prisoners in Playas de Catazaja.

We thank you for your solidarity and support, and ask you all to remain alert and aware and responsive as to what may take place in the ejido San Sebastián Bachajón, and to hold the three levels of government and their lackeys responsible for any acts of aggression.

 

Land, Freedom and Justice for the Ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón!

State police out of indigenous territory!

Stop the Aggressions against the Adherents to the Sexta!

Freedom and Justice for prisoners!

Juan Vázquez Guzmán Lives! The Bachajón struggle continues!

Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano Lives! The Bachajón struggle continues!

Long Live the EZLN! Long live the CNI!

 

With embraces of Love and Solidarity,

 

Hermann Bellinghausen, Mexico

Movement for Justice in el Barrio, United States

Raúl Zibechi, Uruguay

Sylvia Marcos, Mexico

Jean Robert, Mexico

Gustavo Esteva Figueroa, Mexico

Dorset Chiapas Solidarity Group, England

Hugo Blanco Galdos, Peru

Malú Huacuja del Toro, United States

Circulo de las Primeras Naciones de l’UQAM, Canada

John Gibler, Mexico

 

For further information see the Bachajón website: https://vivabachajon.wordpress.com/

 

Video message of thanks from La Sexta Bachajon:

 

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December 20, 2016

Adherents from the Sexta Barcelona join the Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the Ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón

Filed under: Autonomy, Bachajon, Indigenous, La Sexta, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 7:55 am

 

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Adherents from the Sexta Barcelona join the Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the Ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón 

Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the Ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón from 4th to 10th December 2016

 

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In the Global Day of Solidarity and Support to the ejidatarios of San Sebastian Bachajón in their fight against dispossession, the Adherents to the Sexta Barcelona will hold an exhibition and video screenings in the local offices of the General Confederation of Labour (as known in Spanish, ‘Confederación General del Trabajo-CGT’). These events will report on the expropriation of lands and natural resources that the bad Mexican Government plan to implement through the imposition of mega-projects which will bring dispossession and death for the indigenous peoples. The community, located in the northern part of the jungle in Chiapas, where the blue waters come together in the waterfalls, is known for its beauty and unique colour and is attractive and generates tourist interest. This area is part of a comprehensive mega-tourism plan, including projects such as luxury hotels, an airport and golf courses. The intention is to continue destroying Mother Earth and all those who live in harmony with her, the last caregivers of the land that remain, the indigenous peoples, all to further grow the coffers of great capital. In addition there is the San Cristóbal – Palenque highway construction project, which if carried out, would affect several communities in the course of the project, and without regard for the fact that these lands are the life, the home and the sustenance for the communities that live there. And let us not forget the compas held prisoner for defending the land which now has cost them their liberty.

 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 at 19.00

 

General Confederation of Labour (as known in Spanish, ‘Confederación General del Trabajo-CGT’) Barcelona

Via Laietana 18, 9

 

https://vivabachajon.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/jornada-global-en-solidaridad-con-ejidatarios-y-presos-de-san-sebastian-bachajon-7-de-diciembre-adherentes-a-la-sexta-bcn/

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December 19, 2016

From the United States: Declaration from Malú Huacuja del Toro in support of the Sexta Bachajón

Filed under: Bachajon, Uncategorized — Tags: , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 5:52 pm

 

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From the United States:  Declaration from Malú Huacuja del Toro in support of the Sexta Bachajón 

Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the Ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón from 4th to 10th December 2016

A message to the courageous men and women guardians of our planet:

download-5I write to you from the financial capital of the Empire, now ruled by a multimillionaire, racist, sexist hotel-tycoon, who has shown absolute disregard for the life and human rights of anyone who does not have a great fortune. Nor does he believe in climate change, or that it is caused by the destructive, capitalist system. His aim is to continue to destroy the planet.

 

With the new Orange Devil as Emperor, Donald Trump, we can expect more building plans, for more arrogant towers, and more casinos that will attract drug trafficking, crime, prostitution and militarization, all while stripping small-scale farmers of their land and forcing them to become hotel employees. A day doesn’t go by without me thinking about you even though I have not met you. I simply know that you are the protectors of the natural resources of the planet and the lands of my country. From here I enjoy the image I have of the Agua Azul Waterfalls that you defend with your life. I cannot thank you enough for your collective resistance, courage and sacrifice. In your work to preserve nature, some of your comrades have lost their lives, and the bad government under the orders of corporate greed has tried to divide you, to buy you off, to create confusion with tangled stories criminalising you and muddying the waters to gain the greedy, upper hand.

download4I am indignant to see how the mass media, in the service of the Big Money, most of the time keep silent or lie about the attacks on Bachajón and the agreements the government has made with the hotel industry; and how they continue trying to evict you, while you promote a tourism responsible and respectful of nature that gives us and the planet life, a place which is our home.

But in this threatening panorama they have not been able to annihilate you. From Standing Rock to Bachajón, the original peoples of America defend the water: the Sioux people have just won a battle against the construction of an oil pipeline that would poison water, and the town of Bachajón continues to prevent large tourism consortiums from seizing the blue pools of the Agua Azul waterfalls. Thank you for being the guardians of the planet that we inhabit, compañeras and compañeros. I listen from a distance to the music of the waterfalls that you defend and I will keep resisting so others hear it too.

Malú Huacuja del Toro

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December 18, 2016

Video about the Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the adherents to the Sixth of San Sebastián Bachajón, from the 4th to the 10th of December, 2016.

Filed under: Bachajon, Uncategorized — Tags: , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 1:22 pm

 

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Video about the Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the adherents to the Sixth of San Sebastián Bachajón, from the 4th to the 10th of December, 2016.

 

 

As part of the closing of the Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón, the ejidatarios and the family of the late Juan Vázquez Guzmán have sent a video message of gratitude and solidarity through the voice of Julian, brother of Juan Vázquez Guzmán. Julian lists the names of all the countries, organizations and social activists that have participated and sends hugs of fellowship and thanks to everyone. The participating countries include: Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United States and Uruguay.

 

With embraces of Love and Solidarity,

 

Hermann Bellinghausen, Mexico

Movement for Justice in el Barrio, United States

Raúl Zibechi, Uruguay

Sylvia Marcos, Mexico

Jean Robert, Mexico

Gustavo Esteva Figueroa, Mexico

Dorset Chiapas Solidarity Group, England

Hugo Blanco Galdos, Peru

Malú Huacuja del Toro, United States

Circulo de las Primeras Naciones de l’UQAM, Canada

John Gibler, Mexico

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December 14, 2016

From Mexico City, Mexico: Pronouncement From John Gibler In Support Of The Sexta Bachajón

Filed under: Autonomy, Bachajon, Corporations, Displacement, Tourism, water — Tags: , , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 4:49 pm

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From Mexico City, Mexico: Pronouncement from John Gibler in support of the Sexta Bachajón 

Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the Ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón, from 4th to 10th December 2016

 

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Capitalism and its bad governments, as is well-known, have an infamous ability to turn beauty into destruction and pain. Murder, displaced communities, fallen trees, and poisoned water and land, all for so called “luxury hotels”. Everything just to be able to sell tickets to a parade of tourists who will pay to take their picture in front of Agua Azul waterfalls, beneath the subjective gaze that seeks conquest, and further disconnection from natural life.

Also well-known is the strength of the people’s ability to live among beauty, plant their cornfield beside the waterfalls, enjoy and care for life, water, and land with the work and affection typical of farming life.

And there is the struggle. The women and men, compañeras and compañeros, from San Sebastián Bachajón, are there resisting invasion, struggling against displacement, while taking care of life.

I send you all my respect and hugs, compañeros and compañeras.

The struggle continues!

John Gibler

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December 10, 2016

From Mexico: Pronouncement by Sylvia Marcos and Jean Robert in support of the Sexta Bachajón

Filed under: Bachajon, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 1:51 pm

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From Mexico:

Pronouncement by Sylvia Marcos and Jean Robert in support of the Sexta Bachajón

Week of Worldwide action in solidarity with the ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón, from 4th to 10th December 2016.

 

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We do not want to miss this opportunity to support the compañeros of San Sebastian Bachajón with some phrases of indignation, compañerismo and solidarity.

We are with them, the guardians of the earth, caretakers of the water and protectors of the air, in this Mexico that is sinking under the dispossession and destruction guided by  voracious capital and supported by the powers of the State, which seeks to expropriate their lands, resources and territory .

The Agua Azul waterfalls and their territory are the heritage of the peoples who care for and maintain them.

The compas of Bachajón are constantly harassed, persecuted and murdered as was our beloved and admired Juan Vázquez.

Long live their struggle and resistance, we are with them!

 

Sylvia Marcos

Jean Robert

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December 6, 2016

Day of Worldwide action in solidarity with the ejidatarios and prisoners of San Sebastian Bachajon, December 7th, Adherents to the Sixth from Barcelona

Filed under: Bachajon, Uncategorized — Tags: , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 1:43 pm

 

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Day of Worldwide action in solidarity with the ejidatarios and prisoners of San Sebastian Bachajon, December 7th, Adherents to the Sixth from Barcelona

 

Week of Worldwide action in solidarity with the ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón, from 4th to 10th December 2016.

Https://vivabachajon.wordpress.com/

 

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On the Worldwide Day of Solidarity and Support for the ejidatarios of San Sebastian Bachajón in their struggle against dispossession, the Adherents to the Sixth from Barcelona will be offering an exhibition and some videos in premises provided to us by the Local Federation of the CGT from Barcelona. We will provide information about the expropriation of lands and natural resources that the bad Mexican Government intends to carry out and the imposition of its megaprojects of plunder and death for the originary peoples.

 

In the territory located in the northern zone of the jungle of Chiapas are situated the waterfalls of Agua Azul, which provide a lot of attraction and tourist interest due their beauty and unusual colour. This territory forms part of a comprehensive mega-tourism plan, which includes projects such as luxury hotels, an airport and golf courses. For this, they intend to continue to destroy mother earth and all those who live in harmony with it, the last remaining guardians of the land, the originary peoples, in order to continue to inflate the coffers of great capital. In addition, there is the construction project for the San Cristóbal – Palenque highway, which, if carried out, would affect several communities in the planned area of the project. They do not care that these lands are the life, home and sustenance for the communities who live there. Without forgetting the compas prisoners who for the defence of their lands have lost their freedom …

 

WEDNESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2016

At 19.00.

IN THE PREMISES OF THE CGT BARCELONA

VIA LAIETANA Nº 18, 9th FLOOR

 

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December 1, 2016

The Sexta Bachajón send a videomessage

Filed under: Autonomy, Bachajon, La Sexta, Movement for Justice in el Barrio, Uncategorized — Tags: , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 12:01 pm

 

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The Sexta Bachajón send a videomessage in support of the Week of Worldwide action in solidarity with the the ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón, from 4th to 10th December, 2016.

 

 

 

The compas of La Sexta Bachajón, including Domingo Pérez Álvaro, have made the following video message in support of the Week of Worldwide Action in Solidarity with the Ejido San Sebastián Bachajón, to be held from Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th December, 2016, International Human Rights Day. In the message, Julian, the brother of the murdered social activist and beloved community leader Juan Vázquez Guzmán, expresses the community’s thanks and support for the initiative.

 

https://vivabachajon.wordpress.com/videos/

Contact us on: solidaridadconssb@gmail.com

 

 

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