By: Rubicela Morelos Cruz
Around one thousand people, members of the Peoples Front in Defense of Land and Water (FPDTA) of Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala, the National Indigenous Congress (CNI)-Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), parents of the [missing] Ayotzinapa students and opponents of different megaprojects met yesterday “to struggle together and try to overthrow the capitalist monster” that they said, would kill off all the los peoples of the country.
In the assembly, Jorge Velázquez, opponent of the Morelos Integral Project, explained that the purpose of the meeting is to define an action plan to resist united and not to permit the imposition of that project, as well as the Train Maya and the Trans-Isthmus Corridor, in addition to demanding the clarification of the murder of the activist Samir Flores Soberanes.
The meeting was held at the primary school in the center of the Nahua community of Amilcingo, municipality of Temoac, located in the eastern part of the state near the Popocatépetl Volcano.
The principal speaker at the assembly, which started at noon, was María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, of the Governing Council of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI), who asked everyone to unite to struggle against the “monster,” as she defined capitalism.
“We are here to analyze the situation that each one of us has in our places of origin and to see how this dispossession that the great capitalists are carrying out is affecting us and in what way it’s urgent to give a response, and that is organizing from below, with alliances among other organizations like ours,” the councilor expressed.
Prior to her welcome speech, in an interview, she assured that these kinds of meetings seek to know the models of struggle that the different peoples are doing to avoid the dispossession of their territories and communities.
According to María de Jesús Patricio, repression has sharpened during the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, because of which she maintained that this government is equal to the previous ones.
For his part, Jorge Velázquez specified that there would be four working groups related to a balance of the work of these days, alliances with the peoples and movements, internal and external communication strategies, and international policies.
Originally Published in Spanish by La Jornada
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Re-Published with English interpretation by the Chiapas Support Committee