Acteal (@Civil Society Las Abejas)
On April 22, as part of the monthly commemoration of the masacre of December 1997 in the municipality of Chenalho, members of Civil Society Las Abejas de Acteal held an event in the same community and through a communique, denounced “the policies of the ´bad´ state and federal government against organized peoples who fight, resist, and build their autonomy” in Chiapas and Mexico.
In the same letter, they sympathized with the families of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, acknowledging their current tour in Europe; with the Believing People of Simojovel,“because the fight of said community against alcohol, drugs, and violence, is fair and necessary”; and with the forcibly displaced families of Primero de Agosto (municipality of Las Margaritas, Chiapas) who demand justice and the return to their poblado (community). They warned that “we can continue with more examples of the things we know why they happen, because Mexico is kidnapped and ruled by narco-politicians.”
Despite the panorama, they rescued that, “Although the ´bad´governments have wanted to bury the truth and have tried to divide our organization, but with our memory, conviction, and hope, they have failed.” Likewise, they invited “the men and women of good hearts who also fight like us, to stay awake and organized, to defend life, to defend Mother Earth from the clutches of the ´bad´ governments and monster murderer-capitalist neoliberal system.”
For more information from SIPAZ (in Spanish):
Comunicado de Las Abejas de Acteal 22 de abril de 2015 (Sociedad Civil Las Abejas, 22 de abril de 2015)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Chiapas: Communiqué from the Las Abejas Civil Society in observance of the monthly commemoration of the Acteal massacre (April 21, 2015)