Monday, October 24, 2016

Zapatistas solidarity after Bacum Yaqui killed in resistance to gas pipeline


Bacum Yaquis in Sonora established a land defender camp to resist a gas pipeline from Arizona

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News


LOMAS DE BACUM, Yaqui Territory, Sonora, Mexico -- The Zapatistas and the National Indigenous Congress of Mexico sent a message of solidarity and support of the resistance in the Yaqui community of Bacum, after one Yaqui was shot and killed, and eight others wounded. They pointed out that corporate outsiders pushing for a gas pipeline are responsible for the divisions which led to this violence.
"We condemn the conflict and discord that are planted and promoted in the communities by the bad governments and their overseers, national and international corporations, who want to take control over the gas, water, and minerals of the Yaqui territory. To this end, the powerful sow division as a tool to impose death and destruction in our territories. For them, we are merely a path to more power and more money," the Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress said.
Bacum established a land defenders camp to resist the pipeline, according to TeleSur.
"Teodulo Gonzalez, commissioner for the defense of land, water and human rights of the Yaqui tribe, said a group of people descended on a site where land defenders have set up a camp to prevent the construction of the pipeline and started a physical confrontation."
The proposed pipeline, being built by IENova for Mexico's Federal Electric Commission, is designed to bring natural gas from across the border in Arizona to the Mexican states of Sonora and Sinaloa." http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Mexico-Clash-Over-Pipeline-Leaves-1-Dead-in-Yaqui-Community-20161022-0015.html
More on clash over pipeline: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/yaqui-communities-clash-over-pipeline/




JOINT COMMUNIQUE FROM THE CNI AND THE EZLN SUPPORTING THE DIGNIFIED RESISTANCE OF THE YAQUI TRIBE

JOINT COMMUNIQUE FROM THE CNI AND THE EZLN SUPPORTING THE DIGNIFIED RESISTANCE OF THE YAQUI TRIBE


October 2016

To the Yaqui Tribe,

To the peoples and governments of the world,

As the originary peoples who make up the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista communities, we send our simple words in solidarity with the Yaqui Tribe, its traditional government, and its troops. We are with you in these difficult moments after the confrontations this past October 21 in Lomas de Bácum.

We condemn the conflict and discord that are planted and promoted in the communities by the bad governments and their overseers, national and international corporations, who want to take control over the gas, water, and minerals of the Yaqui territory. To this end, the powerful sow division as a tool to impose death and destruction in our territories. For them, we are merely a path to more power and more money.

As the peoples, nations, and tribes of the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista peoples, we salute the Yaqui Tribe’s defense of their territory. We call for unity in the face of a common enemy which aims to take everything that we as peoples have and which makes possible our collective organization, our history, our language, and our life.

In the various geographies of resistance of the originary peoples of this country, the bad governments are using our own people to generate violence among us in order to guarantee their ability to impose extractive projects of death, structural reforms, the destruction of communitarian organization, and terror among those who struggle. For those who struggle, in contrast to the capitalists, the life and future of the people is everything.

We call on national and international civil society, on the originary peoples, on the national and international Sixth, and on the free media to be attentive and demand the respect deserved by the indigenous peoples in their autonomous organization and self-determination.

October 2016

For the Full Reconstitution of Our Peoples

Never Again a Mexico Without Us

National Indigenous Congress

Zapatista Army for National Liberation

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