July 14th: Portland Action in Solidarity with the CIPOG-EZ

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Members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) attend during an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Call for action in solidarity with indigenous formations in so-called Mexico facing repression from cartels and paramilitary groups and with those targeted by ICE in Portland, Oregon on July 14th.

Earlier today, Mexico’s National Indigenous Congress (CNI), the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG), and the Zapatista Army for National Liberation (EZLN) put out a call for solidarity.

Specifically, they are calling for actions between the dates of July 12th and 14th in support of the Emiliano Zapata Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero (CIPOG-EZ) who have been under siege by cartel-led paramilitary groups in the state of Guerrero. Four members of the CIPOG-EZ have been killed since May.

They write:

“With these actions we will break through the siege imposed by these criminal gangs who, along with the bad government, hope to put an end to the power that we have below through terror and violence.”

We plan to meet at Elizabeth Caruthers Park on July 14th 2019, at approximately 1 pm.

We will march to the ICE facility on Macadam avenue to show solidarity both to the indigenous people struggling against oppression and neocolonialism in so-called Mexico, and to the largely indigenous people struggling against oppression and necolonialism on the border and being detained in concentration camps.

Martyrs of the CIPOG-EZ since May:

Bartolo Hilario Morales

Isaías Xanteco Ahuejote

Lucio Bartolo Faustino

Modesto Verales Sebastián

Signed – Informal Chicanx Anarchist Clique


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