Communiqué from the Ejidatari@s of San Sebastián Bachajón in solidarity with Las Abejas of Acteal
FROM EJIDO SAN SEBASTIAN BACHAJÓN, ADHERENTS TO THE SIXTH DECLARATION OF THE LACANDON JUNGLE, CHIAPAS, MEXICO, 1st JANUARY, 2016
To the Clandestine Indigenous Revolutionary Committee – General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
To the Good Government Juntas
To the Indigenous National Congress
To the compañer@s adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle in Mexico and the world
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, receive a combative greeting from all the humble children, women and men of the ejido San Sebastián Bachajón; we hereby express our full support in solidarity with the compañeros members of Las Abejas of Acteal so as to support and raise our voice, we say to them that we will not take even one step back, our organization will continue in front struggling and supporting the compañeros in the situation of risk they are going through due to actions of the bad government; our word is stronger than a wall and we will join forces in order to defend life, the people and Mother Earth, we know that we are not alone in this struggle, because there are other people who are embracing and struggling to transform this world into something better and together united we will build a path of peace, freedom and justice.
Have faith, compañeros and compañeras.
We want you to listen to our words that your struggle is our struggle, that our organization is to support one another, this is why we express our contempt and anger at the narco government for contracting paramilitaries to assassinate and disappear people; we hold the government responsible for the threats and attacks against our compañeros members of the organization Las Abejas of Acteal, made in the ambush, armed aggression and physical injuries against three members, when on December 29, 2015 at approximately 7pm a group of three hooded individuals two of them dressed in black and one in a military-style shirt, shot at our compañeros with firearms in a vehicle near the Tsibal’um bridge about a kilometre and a half from the municipal headquarters of Pantelhó; this happened when they were returning from collecting sacks of coffee in the San Joaquin community in the same municipality; this ambush took place in the same region where six months ago Manuel López Pérez, a member of Las Abejas of Acteal, was ambushed and killed by three shots from a firearm.
We also demand the immediate release of our imprisoned compañeros Esteban Gómez Jiménez, prisoner in Cintalapa de Figueroa, Chiapas (amate #14), Santiago Moreno Pérez and Emilio Jiménez Gómez, prisoners in Playas de Catazajá, Chiapas (cereso #17) who were imprisoned for having the commitment to fight and defend the mother earth, just as we also demand the freedom of other political prisoners of Mexico and the world.
From the northern zone of the state of Chiapas the women and men of San Sebastián send militant greetings to all the compañeros and compañeras, communities and peoples of Mexico and the world who are in resistance.
Never again a Mexico without us
Land and Freedom
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 dispossession of indigenous territories!
The state police out of our indigenous territory!
Immediate presentation of the disappeared and assassinated compañeros from the Normal School Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa!
Long live the dignified struggle of our Chol compañeros y compañeras from the ejido Tila!
Long live the dignified struggle of our compañeros and compañeras from San Francisco Xochicuautla!
Long live the peoples who struggle for their autonomy and freedom!
JUSTICE FOR AYOTZINAPA, ACTEAL, ABC, ATENCO!
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