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May 3, 22

Lavkenche Mapuche Resistance Claims Sabotage Action in Wallmapu

Mapuche fighters of the Lavkenche Mapuche Resistance (RML) organization, claimed an action against the sector of Los Rios, leaving 33 vehicles destroyed. The original in Spanish was published by Radio Kurruf.

Lavkenche Mapuche Resistance declares:

As Lavkenche Mapuche Resistance (RML) we claim responsibility for the sabotage action in the sector of Los Ríos, district of Los Álamos, which left 33 vehicles destroyed by a column of 40 weichave (fighters) of our organization.

With this action, we vindicate our Mapuche political prisoners kidnapped in different prisons installed in Wallmapu.

This action is a response to the damage caused to the Trongol River by the company Tramsa, led by Juan Ramírez. The river’s waters have been affected for years by their capitalist machines, destroying the flora and fauna of this zone of Nahuelbuta, and irreversibly affecting Mapuche life and the poor Chilean people who live there.

Attacking this site meant attacking Forestal Arauco of the Angelinni group, whose company responds to this extractivist chain. Tramsa has always responded to the interests of Forestal Arauco, for years making roads for its operations and destroying our Mapu. It has dried up the tributaries of the rivers, changing the course of the water, and killing with it Mapuche itrovil mongen (biodiversity) and the life of the people who depend on the Trongol River.

To the Winka (white) government of Boric, we make it clear that capitalist development is not compatible with Mapuche life. The forestry companies have an end date in Wallmapu because we will continue expelling them. The rivers are free, as we are, the Mapuche.

We salute the different Mapuche sister organizations, the Lov and communities in resistance, that embrace the weichan. We invite them to embrace unity based in the Mapuche yamuwun (respect) and kelluwun (reciprocity), understanding our differences but capable of agreeing on ties and principles that permit us to advance in the recuperation of our territory and Mapuche national reconstruction.

We demand that the government immediately transfer Esteban Carrera and Yerko Maril to the Lebu prison.

We demand that all charges are dropped in Mapuche cases, and that all Mapuche political prisoners are freed.

We demand nullity, a fair trial, and freedom for the Mapuche political prisoners of Elicura.

We support the Mapuche communities in resistance of the Gulf of Arauco in their struggle against the wind farm that Forestal Arauco seeks to install in their territory.

Wallmapu advances toward liberation.

Lavkenche Mapuche Resistance (RML)


Franja Lavkenche

April 29, 2022

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