Mensaje al Concejo Indígena de Gobierno México

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TONATIERRA
802 N 7th Street
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Mensaje al Concejo Indígena de Gobierno México 

12 de octubre de 2018

Saludos cordiales y respetosos en el espíritu de Solidaridad Continental Indígena desde el Nahuacalli, Embajada de Pueblos Originales Abya Yala.

En consideración de la Convocatoria a la segunda asamblea nacional entre el Concejo Indígena de Gobierno y los pueblos que integran el Congreso Nacional Indígena, citada para realizarse los días 11-14 de octubre en San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas:

En seguimiento de nuestro acompañamiento en la Asamblea Constitutiva del CIG y el nombramiento de su vocera María de Jesús Patricio Martínez en el mes de mayo de 2017, afirmamos una vez mas nuestra solidaridad y alianza con la justa causa de el Concejo Indígena de Gobierno, recordamos y reiteramos nuestro mensaje al CIG de 8 de junio de 2017:

Al haber participado como invitados en la instalación del Concejo Indígena de Gobierno (CIG) México en la asamblea nacional convocado por el Congreso Nacional Indígena en San Cristóbal de las Casas Chiapas, México el 28 de mayo de 2017, consideramos el CIG como la realización de un paso histórico y revolucionario de seguimiento y cumplir con la causa de los Pueblos Originarios de Anáhuac, México que lleva 524 años desde la invasión de los colonizadores europeos en octubre 12, 1492.

Reconsiderando la dimensión histórica del legado de lucha de nuestros pueblos ancestrales de México, regeneramos la memoria ancestral también nosotros al recordar que la dimensión territorial de Anáhuac como fue presentado en el Congreso de Anáhuacen 1813 todavía incluía las tierras de nosotros acá en el norte de la Gran Chichimeca, el Huehuetlapallan de los Toltecas, las tierras O’otham Jeved de las Naciones O’otham actuales. La frontera conceptual de América dividido entre la América de los gringos y América de los hispanoamericanos (latino-américa 1853) todavía no se había inventado, y el Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo con su frontera falsa entre las repúblicas de los Estados (EE. UU.-México) no fue ilegalmente impuesto con sangre y guerra hasta 1848.

Recordamos que en la Asamblea Constitutiva del CIG de mayo 28 2017, actuado en conformidad con el O’otham Hemujkham (Consejo Tradicional de las Naciones O’otham), pudimos entregar el sello ceremonial de nuestro compromiso y palabra con la Pluma del Águila del Norte en las manos de la vocera María de Jesús Patricio.

Aunque no pudimos asistir en persona con ustedes en la segunda asamblea nacional entre el Concejo Indígena de Gobierno y los pueblos que integran el Congreso Nacional Indígena, en el espíritu y voluntad de seguimiento y lucha indígena y popular, los saludemos en solidaridad y compromiso entre nuestros pueblos. 

Atentamente,

Tupac Enrique Acosta, Huehuecoyotl
Calpolli Nahuacalco
TONATIERRA


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Message to the US Senate: Invoke the Leahy Amendment in Mexico – Stop Plan Merida!

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Washington Arms Mexico
Sale of $1,300 million dollars in one year - without a declared war
March 2015

Senator Jeff Flake, Arizona
Senator John Kyle, Arizona

September 26, 2018

Dear Sirs,

Today Wednesday September 26, 2018 marks the 4th Year anniversary of the Forced Disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students by agents of the three levels of government (municipal-state-federal) of the narco-state of president Enrique Peña Nieto of México.

The incident occurred on the evening of September 26, 2014. Six deaths also occurred on that evening in Iguala, Guerrero.

Among the pieces of irrefutable, concrete evidence collected by the Independent International Group of Experts (GIEI) were 18 spent cartridges of a particular caliber and manufacture ONLY AVAILABLE to the federal military apparatus. The GIEI was also denied entry into the headquarters of the Battalion 27 headquarters in Iguala where telemetric evidence of one of the students, Jorge Anibal Cruz, has revealed the last live text message was emitted from within the Battalion 27 headquarters at 1:16 AM of the 27th of September.


The bus carrying the 43 Ayotzinapa students that was attacked on the evening of the 26th of September in Iguala is reported to be was loaded with heroin to be delivered to Chicago. The 43 Ayotzinapa students were unaware of this fact, but they were then caught up in the efforts of the narco network cartel to recover the drug cargo. They have not been seen since. They have been eliminated as WITNESSES to the complicity of the Mexican federal police, military and the local and national political apparatus in the international narco state drug trade.

Collusion and Complicity of US Government with Narco Violence in Mexico

According to the Foreign Assistance Act:

“[A] principal goal of the foreign policy of the United States, shall be to promote the increased observance of internationally recognized human rights by all countries.” Eventually, to give practical effect to that declaration, the Act was amended by the “Leahy Law,” which forbids assistance to any unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary of State has credible information that such unit has committed gross violations of human rights."

Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (Leahy Amendment) reads as follows:

(a) IN GENERAL. – No assistance shall be furnished under this Act or the Arms Export Control Act to any unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary of State has credible information that such unit has committed a gross violation of human rights.


The public policy of the US Government towards Mexico which is marketed as an anti-drug cartel program under the Plan Merida-Mexico operates in fact as an engine of corruption and collusion with the systemic IMPUNITY and State Violencethat has resulted in 26,000 disappeared human beings currently in Mexico, and 100,000 deaths as casualties of the so-called War on Drugs

On January 1, 2015 the Human RightsCommission of the Comités de Defensa del Barrio sent a letter to then President Obama calling for the provisions of the Leahy Amendment to be invoked in regard to the Plan Merida-Mexico initiative.

It is with great humanitarian concern and in absolute denunciation of the complicity and collusion of the of the US government with the pogrom of violence and impunity in Mexico that we now call for the US State Department and Department of Defense to immediately withhold all military assistance to the government of the Republic of Mexico as a consequence of the systematic and ongoing violations human rights, collusion and impunity which is prohibited by the Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (Leahy Amendment).
 

The letter to President Obama was preceded by a petition delivered on November 20, 2014 to US Congressman Matt Salmon at his offices in Gilbert, Arizona requesting that Congressman Salmon provide the names and particulars of the 5 individuals trained by the US military involved in the Massacre of Tlatlaya, Mexico on June 30 where 22 youth were executed by the armed forces of the state of Mexico.  Congressman Salomon at the time served Deputy Chief of the Western Hemisphere Sub Committee within the Foreign Relations Committee in the US Congress.  To date we have received no response from either request.
 



In 2017 the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoplesrealized an official visit to Mexico. From her September 18, 2018 report to the United Nations Human Rights Councilin Geneva:

This report examines the situation of indigenous peoples in Mexico.  It is based on information received by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples during her visit to the country from 8 to 17 November 2017 and on independent research.  The Special Rapporteur notes that, since the official visit made in 2003 by the former Special Rapporteur, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, and despite the commitments subsequently made by Mexico in the field of human rights, indigenous peoples continue to face serious challenges in the exercise of their human rights.

Current development policies, which are based on megaprojects (in mining, energy, tourism, real estate and agriculture, among other areas), pose a major challenge to indigenous peoples’ enjoyment of human rights. Lack of self-determination and prior, free, informed and culturally appropriate consultation are compounded by land conflicts, forced displacement, and criminal accusations and violence against indigenous peoples who defend their rights.

All these problems are taking place against a backdrop of profound inequality, poverty and discrimination faced by indigenous peoples that restricts their access to justice, education, health and other basic services.

The case of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, who disappeared in September 2014 is particularly emblematic. The Special Rapporteur met with the parents of some of the students from indigenous communities and noted how little progress had been made in investigating the whereabouts of their children.  Another notable case is the massacre of 46 persons that took place in Acteal, Chiapas, in December 1997. The Special Rapporteur met with survivors and members of the victims’ families who are still seeking justice and a full   investigation of this massacre, which disproportionately affected indigenous women.



In light of the above, and taking into account that according to sources within the current US government, the Plan Merida-Mexico initiative is to be revised after the new government of president Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office on December 1, 2018 and that the US Congress has appropriated $145 million for the Merida Initiative, the following concerns and demands are presented for public disclosure:

As the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples noted in her report of September 18, 2018 the systemic violence in Mexico occurs against the historical backdrop of centuries of colonization and genocide. In January of 1994, upon the initial implementation of the original NAFTA accord the bloodbath in Mexico crested in the state of Chiapas with uprising of the Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN).  Today, as evidenced in the report of the Special Rapporteur the conditions have worsened, in spite of the fact the in 2007 the United nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which specifically articulates the Right of Free, Prior, and Informed Consentfor economic development projects which impact the territories and Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We understand that the proposed “Indigenous Chapter” submitted by the Canadian government to be considered in the “modernization” of the NAFTA agreement has been scrapped. We understand that the provisions in the bi-lateral US-Mexico agreementthat has been announced by the current administration in Washington have no mention of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, much less the specific right of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent. What we do not understand is how the president of the US government can preen and pose before the world community on the floor of the UN General Assembly as he did yesterday, and claim the mantle of Freedom and Democracy when it was he who unethically, illegally and in complicity with his allies in the fossil fuel industry unilaterally overrode all due process, environmental justice regulations, civil rights protections, treaty rights, and Indigenous Rights by fast tracking the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock.
 

Today, if the North America Free Trade Agreement is to be legitimate, if it is to be “modernized”, it must integrate in its provisions the recognition, respect, and guarantees of legal protection for the collective right of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent of the of Indigenous Peoples, as peoples equal to all other peoples. Nothing less is acceptable. This is not negotiable.

We call upon the US Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Laborto take immediate and appropriate steps to confront the COMPLICITY and COLLUSION of the US government in the ongoing Crimes against Humanity by the State of Mexico in violation of fundamental Human Rights established under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which the United States is a signatory.

We demand and end to the impunity afforded to the state of Mexico by US State Department policies and an embargo of the armaments originating from US for the bloodbath that has resulted in over 26,000 disappeared and 100,000 deaths across Mexico under the guise of the War on Drugs, in particular the Plan Merida-Mexico Initiative.



We return to the issue of consent. May we also submit at this critical moment in our shared histories as Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples and the societies of the settler states now known as the United States of America, that the principle of self-governance that we have shared with you, is based upon a fundamental principle of respect for human dignity. Human dignity is our eventual goal, it is our tradition. We submit that the universal human rightzs principle of self-governancerequires a comprehensive and responsible appreciation and evaluation of all factors and information on issues to be considered, without discrimination.  The principle of non-discrimination is a preemptive norm.  We urge you to live up to this standard of ethical behavior and reaffirm the principle of No Confirmation Without Investigation as you consider the current processes of nomination of Judge Kavanaugh for the US Supreme Court.

As finally for historical context, we share the communication from our Calpolequeh Emiliano Zapata, who also addressed these same issues in his letter to President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.


Attentively,

Tupac Enrique Acosta
Los Comités de Defensa del Barrio
Human Rights Commission, Secretariat
TONATIERRA




Letter from Emiliano Zapata to the President of the US

Letter from Emiliano Zapata to Woodrow Wilson,

President of the United Sates

General Headquarters of Yautepec, Morelos
August 23, 1914.


 
Mr. Woodrow Wilson,
President of the USA. UU. of America. Washington.

Dear Esteemed Sir:

I have seen in the press statements you made regarding the agrarian revolution which for four years has been developing in this Republic, and with great surprise I became aware that in spite of the distance you have accurately understood the causes and aims of the revolution which has increased especially in the South of Mexico, a region which has had to suffer the most from acts of dispossession and extortion by the large landholders.


That conviction that you sympathize with, the agrarian emancipation movement, leads me to explain to you regarding the facts and background of the press in Mexico City, which being dedicated to serving the interests of the rich and powerful, has always worked to deface with infamous calumnies before the rest of America and the world in order that the deep significance of this great proletarian movement would never become known.

I'll start by pointing out to you the causes of the revolution that I lead.



Mexico is still today is a country in full feudal epoch, or so it was at the outbreak of the 1910 revolution.

A few hundred landowners have monopolized all the arable land of the Republic, from year to year they have been increasing their domains, which in order to accomplish they have had to strip the people of their ejidos or communal fields, and their modest parcels of individual inheritance.  There are cities in the State of Morelos, for example Cuautla, which are lacking even land needed to dispose of their garbage, land which is rightly required for the development of the population.

So it is that the landowners, by dispossession upon dispossession, today with this pretext, tomorrow with another, have been absorbing all properties that rightfully belong to and from time immemorial have belonged to the Indigenous Peoples, lands from whose livelihood and culture the Indigenous Peoples have drawn sustenance for themselves and their families.

To realize this extortion, the land barons have used legislation which has been elaborated under their influence that has allowed them to take over vast tracts of land, with the pretext that these lands are idle, or not protected by legally correct titles.

In this manner, aided by the complicity of the courts and even worse acts of the sort, such as false imprisonment or forced consignment into the military, the small landholders are robbed, and the great land barons have become sole owners of the entire country.  The Indigenous Peoples now disposed of their lands, have been forced to work on plantations for low wages and are forced to endure the extreme mistreatment of the landowners and their stewards or overseers, many of whom, being Spanish or the children of Spanish parents, consider that they are entitled to conduct themselves as if they live at the time of Hernán Cortés, in other words as if they were still the conquerors and masters, and that we the "peons" were mere slaves, subject to the brutal law of conquest.

The landowner's position regarding the “peons” is exactly equal to that held by the feudal lord, the earl or baron of the Middle Ages, in regards to their servants and vassals.

The Hacendado (Squire) in Mexico has at his will the complete person of “his peon".  He may reduce him to prison if he likes, he may forbid the “peon” to leave the ranch with the pretext that there is debt that can never be repaid, being so ordered by judges whom the hacendado bribes, and then there are the prefects or "political bosses" who are always their allies.  The landlord is truly the complete Lord of Life and Property without doubt, within their vast domains.

This unbearable situation is from whence originated the Revolution of 1910 and which as primary principle and direction has intention to destroy the feudal regime and fight against the monopoly of land in the hands of a few.

But unfortunately, Francisco I. Madero who coming from a wealthy and powerful family which owns large tracts of land in the north of the Republic, Madero naturally quickly joined with other landowners, and invoking the power of legislation (laws for the rich and favoring the rich) as an excuse, chose not to fulfill the promises he had made to restore the stolen lands to their rightful owners and destroy the overwhelming monopoly of the landowners, through the expropriation of these lands in the name of public interest and with corresponding compensation, if possession was legitimate.

Madero failed in his promises and the revolution continued, mainly in the regions that had seen the greatest abuses and assaults by the hacendados, such as in the states of Morelos, Guerrero, Michoacan, Puebla, Durango, Chihuahua, Zacatecas, etc., etc.

Then came the Coup of the Citadel, that is the effort made by the ancient Porfiristas and conservative elements of all shades to seize power again, for they feared that Madero would be forced one day to have to keep his promises.  At that juncture, the campesino population became justly alarmed and revolutionary ferment spread with more force than ever, since the coup, followed the assassination of Madero, was a challenge - a true threat to the revolution of 1910.

At this point the revolution encompassed the full extent of the Republic, and chastened by past experience, and I chose not to await final victory but instead began the distribution of land and the expropriation of the large estates.  Thus as has happened in Morelos, Guerrero, Michoacan, Puebla, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Chihuahua, Sonora, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi: in such a way that it can be said that the people have done justice for themselves, as the legislative process does not favor justice and given that the current Constitution is a hindrance rather than a defense or security for working peoples, and especially for the campesino communities.




It was at this point that the Campesino Pueblos realized the need to break the old patterns of legislation, and seeing in the Plan de Ayala the articulation of their desires and the expression of the principles that should underpin the new legislative process, began to implement such a plan, as required by the supremacy of law and justice, and this is how revolutionaries throughout the Republic have restored the lands of the dispossessed peoples.  They have divided up the monstrous estates and punished the eternal enemies of the people, the feudal lords, with confiscation of their estates, along with the caciques and chief accomplices of the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz as well as the perpetrators and accomplices of the Coup of the Citadel.

It is to be ensured, therefore, that there will be no peace in Mexico until the Plan de Ayala is raised to the rank of law or constitutional provision, and fulfilled across the entire country.
 

This position is reference not only in terms of social issues, or the need for land redistribution, but also with regard to the political question, or the manner of appointing the interim president who must issue the call for elections and has to start the process of implementing land reform.

The country is tired of impositions, Mexico no longer tolerates imposed masters or leaders, our desire is to take part in the appointment of our governors, and since the interim government should emanate from the revolution and in order to assure this, is logical and fair that these be true representatives of the Revolution, or the heads of the armed movement, who should carry out the appointment of Interim President.  This is guaranteed by article twelve of the Plan de Ayala, in spite of the wishes of D. Venustiano Carranza and his circle of ambitious politicians, who propose that the Carranza step into the position of President by surprise, or rather, by a bold stroke of audacity and imposition.

The only way to wisely choose the Acting President is through the collective conviction of the revolutionary leaders across the country.  Only so can be presented a man who by his record and his ideas provide absolute guarantees, while with Carranza as an owner or shareholder owning large properties in the Border States, his imposition is a threat to the campesinos of the country, as he would opt for the same policies as Madero.  His ideas are clearly identified, with the only difference that Madero was weak, while Carranza is man capable of exercising a most tremendous dictatorship, which would again provoke a formidable revolution, perhaps bloodier than those before.

Therefore you will see, being that the Revolution of the South is a revolution of ideals, not of revenge or retaliation, that this revolution has committed before the country and before the civilized world, to a formal contract to provide full guarantees for the lives and interests of nationals and foreigners, before and after our victory, and I am happy to make you aware of this fact.

This long exposé should confirm to you in your well-illuminated mind regarding our movement of Southern Mexico, and convince you that the vile, banal, and corrupt press of Mexico City has maligned my personality and that of my compatriots.

May these notes better illustrate, along with the information which Messrs. Dr. Charles Jenkinson and Thomas W. Reilly will share with you, and who as kind visitors of this State, we have had the pleasure to offer our modest but gracious hospitality, and via whose kind conduct I send these lines.

For my part I can say to you that I understand and appreciate the noble and uplifting policy that you are carrying forward, within the limits of respect for the sovereignty of each state in this beautiful and not always happy Continent of the Americas.

I would have you believe that, as long as this policy respects the autonomy of the Mexican people in pursuit for their own ideals [and] as they understand them, I will be one of many of your sympathizers from this sister Republic and hopefully not the least useful of your servants, which I reiterate now with my particular appreciation.


General Emiliano Zapata
Mexico

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Translation: Tupak Huehuecoyotl
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 Los Comités de Defensa del Barrio
September 22, 2012
 


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AyotzinapArizona – 43 Hearts, 48 Months

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  International Protest
and
Continental Indigenous
Solidarity with Ayotzinapa

Wednesday September 26th, 2018
Consulate of Mexico in Phoenix
320 E McDowell

4:00-7:00 PM

¡Vivos los llevaron, Vivos los queremos! 
 

They were taken alive!
We want them back alive! 
¡Sin Perdón, Sin Olvido!

NO IMPUNITY! NO DENIAL!

Wednesday September 26, 2018 marks the 4th Year anniversary of the Forced Disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students by agents of the three levels of government (municipal-state-federal) of the narco state of president Enrique Peña Nieto of México.

The incident occurred on the evening of September 26, 2014. Six deaths also occurred on that evening in Iguala, Guerrero.

Among the pieces of irrefutable, concrete evidence collected by the Independent International Group of Experts (GIEI) were 18 spent cartridges of a particular caliber and manufacture ONLY AVAILABLE to the federal military apparatus. The GIEI was also denied entry into the headquarters of the Battalion 27 headquarters in Iguala where telemetric evidence of one of the students, Jorge Anibal Cruz, has revealed the last live text message was emitted from within the Battalion 27 headquarters at 1:16 AM of the 27th of September.

The bus carrying the 43 Ayotzinapa students that was attacked on the evening of the 26th of September in Iguala was loaded with heroin to be delivered to Chicago. The 43 Ayotzinapa students were unaware of this fact, but they were then caught up in the efforts of the narco network cartel to recover the drug cargo. They have not been seen since. They have been eliminated as WITNESSES to the complicity of the Mexican federal police, military and the local and national political apparatus in the international narco state drug trade.
 

All of this under the watchful eye and with the military support, training, supply, financing and INTELLIGENCE GATHERING of the US government under the Plan Merida-Mexico initiative.

All of this in spite of the fact that the Leahy Amendment prohibits the funding and support by the US foreign government found guilty of Human Rights violations.
 


All of this while the US and Mexican governments have announced agreement on a bi-lateral trade compact without revealing the content of the deal in regards to the Right of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples relative to economic development projects affecting their territories and human rights.

All of this in the context of the report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in September 2018 in Geneva, regarding her visit to Mexico in 2017:

28 September 2018

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her visit to Mexico
Note by the Secretariat
This report examines the situation of indigenous peoples in Mexico.  It is based on information received by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples during her visit to the country from 8 to 17 November 2017 and on independent research.  The Special Rapporteur notes that, since the official visit made in 2003 by the former Special   Rapporteur, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, and despite the commitments subsequently made by Mexico in the field of human rights, indigenous peoples continue to face serious challenges in the exercise of their human rights.
Current development policies, which are based on megaprojects (in mining, energy, tourism, real estate and agriculture, among other areas), pose a major challenge to indigenous peoples’ enjoyment of human rights. Lack of self-determination and prior, free, informed and culturally appropriate consultation are compounded by land conflicts, forced displacement, and criminal accusations and violence against indigenous peoples who defend their rights.
All these problems are taking place against a backdrop of profound inequality, poverty and discrimination faced by indigenous peoples that restricts their access to justice, education, health and other basic services.
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The case of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, who disappeared  in September 2014 is particularly emblematic. The Special Rapporteur met with the parents of some of the students from indigenous communities and noted how little progress had been made in investigating the whereabouts of their children.  Another notable case is the massacre of 46 persons that took place in Acteal, Chiapas, in December 1997. The Special Rapporteur met with survivors and members of the victims’ families who are still seeking justice   and   a   full   investigation of this massacre, which disproportionately affected indigenous women.
According to sources within the current US government the Plan Merida is to be revised after the new government of president Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office on December 1, 2018.
In 2018, the US Congress has appropriated $145 million for the Merida Initiative.



DEMANDS:

STOP PLAN MERIDA!

STOP FUNDING THE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF MEXICO!

INVOKE THE LEAHY AMENDMENT IN MEXICO!

FULFILL THE COMMITMENT TO AYOTZINAPA PARENTS IN THE FOUR AREAS OF INVESTIGATION OF THE FORCED DISAPPEARANCE OF THE 43 AYOTZINAPA STUDENTS!


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AyotzinapArizona: 43 Hearts, 48 Months

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#AyotzinapArizona - 43Hearts, 48 Months
 
International Protest and Continental Indigenous Solidarity with Ayotzinapa

Wednesday September 26th, 2018

Consulate of Mexico in Phoenix

320 E McDowell

4:00-7:00 PM

¡Vivos los llevaron, Vivos los queremos!



They were taken alive!

We want them back alive! 
¡Sin Perdón, Sin Olvido!

NO IMPUNITY! NO DENIAL! 

TOMORROW Wednesday September 26, 2018 marks the 4th Year anniversary of the Forced Disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students by agents of the three levels of government (municipal-state-federal) of the narco state of president Enrique Peña Nieto of México.

The incident occurred on the evening of September 26, 2014. Six deaths also occurred on that evening in Iguala, Guerrero.

Among the pieces of irrefutable, concrete evidence collected by the Independent International Group of Experts (GIEI) were 18 spent cartridges of a particular caliber and manufacture ONLY AVAILABLE to the federal military apparatus. The GIEI was also denied entry into the headquarters of the Battalion 27 headquarters in Iguala where telemetric evidence of one of the students, Jorge Anibal Cruz, has revealed the last live text message was emitted from within the Battalion 27 headquarters at 1:16 AM of the 27th of September.

The bus carrying the 43 Ayotzinapa students that was attacked on the evening of the 26th of September in Iguala was loaded with heroin to be delivered to Chicago. The 43 Ayotzinapa students were unaware of this fact, but they were then caught up in the efforts of the narco network cartel to recover the drug cargo. They have not been seen since. They have been eliminated as WITNESSES to the complicity of the Mexican federal police, military and the local and national political apparatus in the international narco state drug trade.

All of this under the watchful eye and with the military support, training, supply, financing and INTELLIGENCE GATHERING of the US government under the Plan Merida-Mexico initiative.

All of this in spite of the fact that the Leahy Amendment prohibits the funding and support by the US foreign government found guilty of Human Rights violations.


All of this while the US and Mexican governments have announced agreement on a bi-lateral trade agreement without revealing the content of the deal in regards to the Right of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoplesregarding economic development projects affecting their territories and human rights.

All of this in the context of the report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in September 2018 in Geneva, regarding her visit to Mexico in 2017:

According to sources within the current US government the Plan Merida is to be revised after the new government of president Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office on December 1, 2018.



In 2018, the US Congress has appropriated $145 million for the Merida Initiative.



DEMANDS:

STOP PLAN MERIDA!

STOP FUNDING THE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF MEXICO!

INVOKE THE LEAHY AMENDMENT IN MEXICO!

FULFILL THE COMMITMENT TO AYOTZINAPA PARENTS IN THE FOUR AREAS OF INVESTIGATION OF THE FORCED DISAPPEARANCE OF THE 43 AYOTZINAPA STUDENTS!


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Arpaio, Trump and Kavanaugh

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Why have none of the Senators on the Judiciary Committee asked Judge Brett Kavanaugh about his position on the presidential pardon of J. Arpaio?


 Rachel Madow Show
August 28, 2017
Trump exposed to new obstruction charge



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AyotzinapArizona 48 Meses: ¡Ni Perdón, Ni Olvido!

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43 Corazones, 48 Meses







Miércoles 26 de septiembre 2018 Wednesday

4:00-7:00 PM

Consulado de México

320 E McDowell Phoenix, Arizona

SOLIDARIDAD INTERNACIONAL

con las Madres y los Padres de los 43 Normalistas
de la
Escuela Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos,

Desaparecidos Forzadamente

por agentes del narco-estado de México desde el

26 de septiembre de 2014 en Iguala, Guerrero

¡Justicia para todos los desaparecidos en México y en la Frontera!

¡Vivos los llevaron, ¡Vivos los queremos!


SOLIDARIDAD INDIGENA INTERNACIONAL


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Llamado a Acción Internacional y Solidaridad Continental Indígena frente el Consulado de México en Phoenix Arizona, el miércoles 26 de septiembre a los 48 meses de la Desaparición Forzado de sus hijos en Iguala, Guerrero por agentes del narco estado de presidente Enrique Peña Nieto.  Entrevista con Cristina Bautista Salvador y Clemente Rodríguez Moreno, dos miembros de la Comisión de Padres y Madres de Ayotzinapa.




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