La Sexta Bachajón carries out a road block in defence of their territory and autonomy
Monday, 15 September. Adherents to the Sixth from the ejido San Sebastián Bachajón organized a road block on the road from Ocosingo to Palenque at the high point of the turning to Agua Azul, to express their rejection of the tourism megaprojects planned by the government, which include the construction of a motorway which is planned to cross the territory of the ejido. (More information on this)
Through this action, they also seek to demand justice for the murder of two of their compañeros, Juan Vazquez Guzman and Juan Carlos Gomez Silvano, and the freedom of their compañeros who are prisoners, Santiago Moreno Pérez and Emilio Jiménez Gómez held in the prison at Playas de Catazajá and Esteban Gómez Jiménez, imprisoned in El Amate.
FROM EJIDO SAN SEBASTIAN BACHAJON, ADHERENTS TO THE SIXTH DECLARATION OF THE LACANDON JUNGLE, CHIAPAS, MEXICO, 15 SEPTEMBER, 2014
To the Good Government Juntas
To the Indigenous National Congress
To the adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle
To the mass and alternative media
To the Network for Solidarity and against Repression
To Movement for Justice in El Barrio from New York
To national and international human rights defenders
To the people of Mexico and the world
Compañeros and compañeras, today we are going to block the road from Palenque to Ocosingo at the high point of the turning to Agua Azul, to express our strong opposition to the dispossession of our territory, we will not allow the government to take away our mother earth for their projects of death which are for the benefit of the capitalists and not for the benefit of our people.
We demand that the government-supporting ejidal commissioner Alejandro Moreno Gómez stops betraying the people by handing over the lands of our people to the bad government for tourism projects and the construction of the highway from san cristobal de las casas to palenque, we will not allow him to continue giving away the lands we inherited from our grandfathers and grandmothers.
This mobilization we are carrying out is to remember that our murdered compañeros Juan Vázquez Guzmán (24 April 2014) and Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano (March 21, 2014) gave their lives in defence of the Mother Earth and defended their people from the ambition and corruption of the bad governors. We also demand the freedom of our unjustly imprisoned tseltal compañeros Santiago Moreno Pérez (2009) and Emilio Jiménez Gómez (2014) in the prison at Playas de Catazajá and compañero Esteban Gómez Jiménez (2013) a prisoner in El Amate.
From the northern zone of the state of Chiapas we send a combative embrace to all the struggles and resistances in Mexico and the world. Never again a Mexico without us.
Land and Freedom! Zapata Vive!
Hasta la victoria siempre!
Freedom for political prisoners!
Juan Vázquez Guzmán Lives, the Bachajón struggle continues!
Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano Lives, the Bachajón struggle continues!
No to the dispossession of indigenous territories!