Filed under: Community Organizing, Indigenous, Repression, Southern Mexico, The State
Communique from the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ) denouncing contempt from the government, and announcing mobilizations on June 6 against the narco-paramilitary violence in their communities.
To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
To the National Indigenous Congress
To the Indigenous Governing Council
To the National and International Sixth
To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion
To the Networks Against Repression and For Solidarity
To the Human Rights Organizations
Compañeros, compañeras, compañeroas, brothers and sisters of Mexico and the world. The days go by and our rage continues to grow. The violence continues in our communities and the Mexican state doesn’t care. The narco-paramilitary groups do not cease their harassment against those of us who live in the Montaña Baja of Guerrero, and the three levels of government remain silent in the face of the situation, making their complicity evident as well as their interest in disappearing us. They can’t tolerate that the communities refuse their crumbs and seek self-determination.
Our organization grows in spite of the pain and death in our communities. Men and women, grandfathers and grandmothers, they know that in order to defend life, community organization is necessary. That is why the CIPOG-EZ, in spite of the multiple attacks, continues growing. We will continue doing so because we are not an imposed organization, but one that was born in the hearts of the communities themselves. The new generations of boys and girls will grow up free and without fear. That is why we struggle and resist. For the life of each member of our communities.
Those who govern have forgotten the people. The Mexican State, the three levels of government, have shown over and over again that they are not interested in life. Their discourses are pure lies which contradict reality where every day our lives are at risk. In spite of the national and international condemnation, in spite of the UN calling on the Mexican government to resolve the situations of disappearances in our communities, in spite of the deaths, in spite of them knowing who is responsible, the federal government of the Fourth Transformation, the state government of Evelyn Pineda also of the Morena party, and the municipal governments, have not done anything to resolve the situation of insecurity, or improve anything in the life of our communities.
Because of all this, for our dead, for our disappeared, because we do not forgive nor forget, we will continue resisting and searching by all means possible to defend life and our territory.
We want to inform everyone, compañeros and compañeras, that on June 6, 2022, we will mobilize in our territory. We will carry out highway blockades demanding the live appearance of our disappeared brothers, the disarticulation of the narco-paramilitary groups, as well as the delivery of resources that correspond to the communities, that we know historically have been robbed by municipal presidents.
We call on the collectives, media, human rights organizations, and people in general, to be attentive and to follow up on our mobilizations. In the same way, we hold the bad government responsible for anything that may happen to us.
Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ)
June 1, 2022