Worldwide pronouncement in support of San Sebastián Bachajón

dorset chiapas solidarity

Worldwide pronouncement in solidarity with the compañer@s of San Sebastián Bachajón in their dignified struggle for their land and territory

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We reject, denounce and strongly condemn the repressive actions committed by the three levels of government, their state forces and local lackeys against our compañer@s, adherents to the Sixth, from the ejido San Sebastián Bachajón, Chiapas, Mexico.

21st March is a date of great significance for the organized indigenous peoples of Mexico. March 21, 2015 is the sixteenth anniversary of the Zapatista “consulta”, when 5,000 representatives of the EZLN travelled throughout Mexico inviting citizens to vote on four questions concerning the San Andres Accords on indigenous rights and culture. This consulta is just one example of the ways in which the Zapatistas have taught us about true democracy. But, for the Tseltal peoples of Bachajón, the situation has been very different; their rights as indigenous peoples to self-determination and…

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