OCTOBER 12, DAY OF RESISTANCE AND INDIGENOUS DIGNITY
A CALL TO ACTION
STOP THE WAR AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO AND THE WORLD, TOWARDS THE ZAPATISTA PEOPLE AND TOWARDS THE ORIGINARY PEOPLES OF MEXICO
To the people of Mexico and the world,
To the National Coordination Space Against War,
To the National Assembly for Water and Life,
To the fathers and mothers of the 43 disappeared from Ayotzinapa,
To the organizations and groups that defend human rights,
To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion,
To the Sixth National and International,
To the signatories of «A Declaration for Life» on the five continents,
To the Rebellious, Dignified and Rebellious Europe.
531 years after the beginning of the resistance and rebellion of our peoples against the war of capitalist invasion and conquest, and in the context of the 27 years since the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) was founded as the space for struggle and unity of the original peoples of Mexico, WE CALL the peoples of Mexico and the world to redouble our resistance against the death that today more than ever is imposed on us by patriarchal capitalism on a planetary scale.
October 12 marks the beginning of the resistance of our people and communities against the greatest genocide in the history of humanity, against invasion, against conquest, against the dispossession of our lands and territories, against the extermination of our institutions, languages, culture and traditions; that is, against the death that global capitalism produced and continues to produce.
Together with the National Assembly for Water and Life, we declare that the war that we face as peoples, communities, neighborhoods, vicinities, tribes and nations throughout the national territory, is developed and systematized by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, “Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces” and head of the Federal Executive branch, to guarantee and safeguard the interests of big capital and the narco state. Furthermore, it militarizes the entire country, as a guarantee to impose its mega projects of death such as the Mayan Train, the Interoceanic Corridor, the Morelos Comprehensive Project and the Santa Lucía International Airport, which, based on colonialism, patriarchy, homogenization, imposition, hatred and fear, seek to order and reorder our territory. Therefore, we denounce that organized crime and paramilitary groups systematically collaborate with the armed forces, the National Guard and the state and municipal police, to the point where we can no longer understand them as different entities, but rather codependent pieces, muscles and ligaments of the armed arm of the Narco Capitalist State.
The siege of the Zapatista towns and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), massacres such as that of Acteal, or the executions and forced disappearances against members of the Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero-Emilano Zapata and the Nahua community of Santa María Ostula, as well as the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, together with the growing and continued violence against women, or the murder of land defenders, as is the case of our brother Samir Flores Soberanes, are strong signs of this war.
Hand in hand with the National Coordination Space Against War we say that Chiapas is Mexico, and in Chiapas today many of the violences that afflict the entire Mexican territory are concentrated. The war that was imposed on our country from the United States, deepened by the former president Felipe Calderón, today reaches the entire national territory. The border has moved to the southeast, and with it the war, a war that the current administration has not stopped we have now: 153,941 intentional homicides, 42,935 people missing and not located, 69 journalists and 94 defenders of land and territory, indigenous peoples and the environment murdered in the continued process of militarized and criminal recolonization of the current six-year term. Concluding that, in this context, paramilitary and quasi-paramilitary groups that have operated with total impunity in Chiapas for three decades, have increased their belligerent actions against the Zapatista peoples. Between 2019 and 2023, the Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo, which at least since 2000 has operated at the service of different governments, political parties and power groups in the region, has carried out more than 100 attacks against Zapatista towns belonging to Caracol 10, «Floreciendo la Semilla Rebelde», based in Patria Nueva, Good Government Council Nuevo Amanecer in Resistance and Rebellion for Life and Humanity.
In the face of this capitalist and patriarchal war of world corporations and their governments against humanity, we mobilize to demand a total stop to the military and paramilitary siege and the counterinsurgency strategy directed against the EZLN and the Zapatista communities; and against the indigenous peoples of Mexico, through militarization, militarism, paramilitarization, organized crime or the so-called indigenous justice plans that institutional indigenism promotes; We organize to stop this war that is structured through increasing dispossession and exploitation that involves the plundering of water, the extraction and distribution of hydrocarbons, mining and infrastructure megaprojects aimed at the savage management of populations, borders and of the territories of our peoples.
For all of the above, as an agreement of the Expanded Meeting of the Coordination and Monitoring Commission of the CNI-CIG, we call on the people of Mexico and the world who resist death and oblivion and on the social, civil and political organizations, as well as well as to the women and men of good heart, so that together we raise our voices against the war in Mexico and in the world, against the war against the Zapatista peoples and the indigenous peoples of Mexico and, consequently, WE CALL you to according to their times, modes, calendars and geographies:
ON OCTOBER 12, 2023,
WE WILL CARRY OUT A:
GLOBAL ACTION TO STOP THE WAR AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO AND THE WORLD, TOWARDS THE ZAPATIST PEOPLE AND TOWARDS THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF MEXICO
And we make a call to demonstrate in the streets, embassies and consulates, schools, and workplaces, on social networks; everywhere that is possible and essential, against military and paramilitary violence, organized crime and capitalist corporations and in defense of life, registering the activity at firstname.lastname@example.org. We call each other and we call on you to join forces to collectively weave and plan a NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DISLOCATED ACTIONS, as well as our participation in the THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE TAKEOVER OF THE INPI BUILDING (today Casa de los Pueblos Samir Flores Soberanes) by of the Otomí Indigenous Community in Mexico City and a CENTRAL MOBILIZATION IN THE HEART OF MEXICO CITY.
THE WAR AGAINST THE PEOPLE IN MEXICO IS CALLED A CAPITALIST NARCOSTATE.
531 YEARS AFTER WAR WE CONTINUE RESISTING. 27 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS.
Never again a Mexico without Us!
For the Comprehensive Reconstitution of our Peoples!
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS – INDIGENOUS GOVERNMENT COUNCIL