Zapatista airborne delegation arrives in Mexico City! #EsperandoLa Extemporanea
Just like these migrant brothers and sisters and those of us who are extemporaneous, the day will come when we will all be migrants and extemporaneous on this planet. And whoever does not have the color of money, will be persecuted, hunted, confined, disappeared, eliminated.
Hence, against xenophobia and racism, the struggle for life.
With their feet torn up, under the sun and rain, hundreds of migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, Central America and other nationalities continued the caravan that left last Saturday from the city of Tapachula, a place where some have stayed for more than a year, without work and awaiting the Mexican government’s response to their requests for asylum. The Mexican immigration system, they say, has collapsed.
Exploitation, discrimination, racism, opression, and internal colonialism that the indigenous peoples suffer are in part a product of history, but also of the actions of the modern State, and the forces of capital against them. They are not merely issues of the past but of the present. This is why it is not enough to call for national unity, denounce the colonial atrocities, or offer apologies. It is time to put an end to internal colonial relations.