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.
We are concerned about the facts that foreshadow a territory violated by the desire for accumulation and hatred towards the Zapatista peoples who are building a dignified life based on autonomy. We urgently call for national and international solidarity to express our repudiation of the aggressions against the peoples in struggle and resistance, specifically those in Nuevo San Gregorio, in the face of the persistent stubbornness in continuing to infringe upon the Zapatista territories.
New attacks on Support Bases of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation Six families from the town of “El Esfuerzo”, Comandanta Ramona Autonomous Municipality. The Federal and State Governments of Chiapas are oblivious in the face of permanent violence and dispossession against autonomous territories. San Cristóbal de las Casas Ejidatarios of Muculum Bachajón directed by the president of the […]
it’s been 3 years.. always living with gunfire, we go out to work our milpa and we are always afraid, because they run us out with bullets. It’s been 4 years and still… Who is going to solve the problem? The damn government does nothing, do they want us to die, or what?”
Whether it be by omission or commission, it will be the Mexican state that will have to answer for another humanitarian tragedy foretold.