PRONOUNCEMENT OF THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS AND THE EZLN IN RESPONSE TO THE VIOLENT EVICTION OF THE “TIERRA Y LIBERTAD” CAMP IN THE MIXE COMMUNITY OF MOGOÑE VIEJO, GUICHICOVI, OAXACA, BY THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS
To the peoples of Mexico and the world
To the organizations and collectives that defend human rights
To the National and International Sixth
To the national and international media
With outrage, we denounce that today, April 28, at around 10:38 a.m., a large group of members of the National Guard, the Mexican Navy and the Oaxaca state police, violently attacked those participating in the TIERRA Y LIBERTAD CAMP, causing its destruction along with the theft of the belongings of the peasants who were in the camp. IN AN ALARMING WAY, THE MIXE EJIDO MEMBERS MARÍA MAGDALENA MARTÍNEZ ISABEL, FERNANDO HERNÁNDEZ GÓMEZ, ADELA SEVERO TEODORO, ESPERANZA MARTÍNEZ ISABEL, ELIZABETH MARTÍNEZ ISABEL AND ELIODORO MARTÍNEZ ISABEL WERE DETAINED WITHOUT THEIR LOCATION BEING KNOWN, AND COMPAÑERA ADELA SEVERO TEODORO WAS BEATEN BY MEMBERS OF THESE ARMED FORCES. In this context, we denounce, as on other occasions, the intentional use of military and police forces by the state to rape women and generate terror.
Just today the TIERRA Y LIBERTAD CAMP, organized by the Union of Indigenous Communities of the Northern Zone of the Isthmus (UCIZONI), completed 61 days of blocking the railroad tracks on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the Mogoñe Viejo-Vixidu section, in protest against the imposition of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Interoceanic Corridor megaproject in order to paralyze the work to modernize the railroad.
Yesterday, the NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CARAVAN “EL SUR RESISTE,” in struggle against the Interoceanic Corridor, the Maya Train | Tren Maya and all the death projects of this repressive government, servile to the interests of big capital, was received at the “TIERRA Y LIBERTAD” CAMP. The purpose of that visit was to link and unite the resistance of the peoples of the south, of Mexico and of the world. We cannot omit indicating that since its beginning on April 25 in Pijijiapan, Chiapas, the CARAVAN has been permanently hampered and harassed by government espionage and an endless number of military checkpoints.
With the operation orchestrated by the military and police corporations against the “TIERRA Y LIBERTAD” CAMP, it is once again clear that the current governments are at the service of the large transnational corporations and that militarization, patriarchal violence and repression are the means they choose to counter the struggle and resistance of our Peoples against the Interoceanic Corridor and the Maya Train, and against capitalist dispossession and the war.
WE DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF OUR COMPAÑERAS AND COMPAÑEROS: MARÍA MAGDALENA MARTÍNEZ ISABEL, FERNANDO HERNÁNDEZ GÓMEZ, ADELA SEVERO TEODORO, ESPERANZA MARTÍNEZ ISABEL, ELIZABETH MARTÍNEZ ISABEL AND ELIODORO MARTÍNEZ ISABEL. THE PUNISHMENT OF THOSE GUILTY OF PHYSICAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, ROBBERIES AND REPRESSION DIRECTED AGAINST THE TIERRA Y LIBERTAD ENCAMPMENT, AS WELL AS GUARANTEES FOR ITS PERMANENCE. IN ADDITION, WE DEMAND THE GUARANTEE OF FREE TRANSIT AND ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CARAVAN “EL SUR RESISTE” (THE SOUTH RESISTS).
Mexico, April 28, 2023
For the Integral Reconstitution of Our Peoples
Never Again A Mexico Without Us
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS
INDIGENOUS GOVERNMENT COUNCIL
EZLN-Zapatista Sixth Commission.