Filed under: Incarceration, Indigenous, Southern Mexico
Communique from Indigenous prisoner in struggle, Marcelino Ruiz Gómez, calling for continued resistance against state violence and capitalist megaprojects
CERSS No. 10
Comitán, Chiapas, México
To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
To the National and International Civil Society
To the National and International Sixth
To the National Indigenous Congress
To the Indigenous Governing Council
To the Media
To the Believers
To the People of Mexico and the World
Brothers and sisters, from our space of struggle and captivity, we send you a combative and fraternal salute.
This corrupt and repressive government, alongside its capitalist system, has brought death and destruction to Indigenous peoples. They use paramilitaries against the people of Chiapas, including Ejido Tila, Aldama, and more autonomous communities. In different communities and municipalities throughout Mexico, they are killing, disappearing, and imprisoning all those who resist and refuse to submit to the evil plan of dispossession and extraction. This includes those who resist the death train megaproject, poorly named the Mayan train.
From our trenches, from behind these walls, we shout rebellion and resistance. They have not been successful in quieting and subduing us. We are children of our people, children of Mother Earth. They can lock up our bodies but they cannot shut up or silence our voices, much less suppress our thoughts. That is why we continue to fight against injustice. From our space of struggle, we shout…
Long Live Zapata!
Long Live Samir!
Long Live the EZLN!
Until we are all free.
Organization Vineketik en Resistencia
Marcelino Ruiz Gómez