In the framework of the agreements reached at the Third National Assembly for Water and Life, held in the town of San Gregorio Atlapulco, Xochimilco, CDMX, we, the peoples, neighborhoods, organizations, networks, collectives and communities that compose it, declare: That the war we face throughout all national territory, is directed and executed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, “Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces” and head of the Federal Executive, with the objective, to guarantee and safeguard the interests of big capital, the interests of the holders of power and money, and the impunity with which the Mexican narco-State operates. The …
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 CAMP TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, causing its destruction along with the theft of the belongings of the peasants who were in the camp. ALARMINGLY, THE MIXE EJIDATARIOS 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.
The support bases of the EZLN in Nuevo San Gregorio showed us that resistance is not for a day or a year. It is a way of living life. It is not a struggle to obtain something material, or to obtain personal or collective advantages. Even less for immediate results. The struggle is to continue being peoples who are different from hegemonic capitalism. And for dignity.
Despite election promises to remove the Armed Forces from the streets and from roles in public security and the fight against organized crime, this term of office of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has witnessed continued militarization. In his ongoing love affair with the military, AMLO has given control of railways, ports and airports to the Armed Forces.