CNI-CIG-EZLN communiqué on the violence against the original peoples

To the peoples of the world

To the networks of support for the CIG

To the national and international sixth

To the communications media

The passage of neoliberal capitalism is marking its steps with the blood of our peoples, where war rages because we don’t cede our land, culture, our peace and collective organization; because we don’t cede in our resistance or resign ourselves to die.

We denounce the cowardly attack perpetrated last May 31 on the Nahua indigenous community of Zacualpan, members of the National Indigenous Congress in the municipality of Comala, Colima, in which a narco-paramilitary fired high-caliber weapons against a group of young people, murdered one of them and left three more seriously injured.

Given the grave facts, we hold the three levels of bad government responsible for permitting the operation of these narco- paramilitary groups in the region, principally the director of public security, Javier Montes García. We demand the full respect for the uses and customs of the Nahua indigenous community of Zacualpan.

We condemn the aggression and destruction that occurred in the early morning of May 31 in the localities of Rebollero and Rio Minas, belonging to the Binizza community of San Pablo Cuatro Venados in the municipality of Zachila, Oaxaca, at the hands of an armed group, which violently destroyed the homes of dozens of families.

A numerous group of people arrived at the place firing high-caliber weapons and accompanied by heavy machinery, and after many shots they brought down the houses, obliging the compañer@s, among whom were minors, to leave and take refuge in the mountain.

They brought down 24 homes, burned corn and other grains stored as seeds for planting, burned the personal belongings of the community like clothes and shoes. In addition, cattle, power generators and water pumps were stolen.

We condemn the repression and dispossession committed against our compañeros and compañeras of the Otomi indigenous community residing in Mexico City who were violently evicted by shock groups at the service of the bad government and the real estate companies, together with hundreds of grenadiers at the service of Néstor Núñez, Mayor of Cuauhtémoc, last May 30 at 11:00 am in the camp that they maintained on London Street No. 7, Colonia Juárez, from where the Otomi community has maintained temporary camps since the earthquake that occurred on September 19, 2017.

We condemn the narco-paramilitary circle that criminal groups, given cover and supported by the three levels of bad government and all the political parties, maintain against communities of the Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero- Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ) in the municipalities of Chilapa and José Joaquín de Herrera, which autonomously construct peace with their struggle.

We make a call to the peoples of Mexico and the world to be attentive and in solidarity with the struggle of the peoples of Guerrero, to break the circle that imposes violence for the capitalist appropriation of indigenous territories, which limits the entry of foods and medications.

We call for supporting the collection of provisions that will be destined to the affected communities, and that will receive products such as corn, rice, beans, cans of chiles, sugar, sardines, tuna, toilet paper diapers and medications on the premises of UNIOS, located at Dr. Carmona & Valle Street No. 32, Colonia Doctores, in Mexico City.

We reiterate that our Mother Earth is not for sale to big capital or to anyone, our existence is not negotiable and therefore neither is the resistance of our peoples.


June 2019

For the full reconstitution of our peoples

Never more a Mexico without us

National Indigenous Congress

Indigenous Government Council

Zapatista National Liberation Army


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