At the National and International Assembly of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) / Indigenous Government Council (CIG), Resistance and Rebellion Networks, Organizations and Collectives “The Isthmus Is Ours” in Juchitan, Isthmus of Tehunatepec, in Oaxaca on the 6th, 7th and 8th of September, the “SAMIR FLORES LIVES” Global Day for the Struggle in Defense of Life and Our Territories was announced, which will take place on October 12th this year.
The event that bears the name of delegate Samir Flores, environmental activist and promoter of organic agriculture for ten years and who was killed on February 20th, 2019 by unknown individuals, intends to be “a dislocated and forceful mobilization, throughout the country, against the megaprojects of death, of an anti-capitalist and anti-patriarchal character.” The CNI called on the peoples, organizations and people of Mexico and the World to carry out coordinated actions that show “art, music, creativity from below.”
In the closing declaration of the assembly that took place at the beginning of September, the CNI also denounced the megaprojects planned by the Mexican government such as the Maya Train, the Dos Bocas Refinery, the Inter-Oceanic Isthmus Corridor, the Morelos Integral Project, the new airport and its associated works such as the Mexico-Tuxpan Highway as well as “a monstrous set of environmental depredation projects”, that includes, mining, hydroelectric, agro-industry, industrial corridors, gas pipelines, oil pipelines, fracking, wind farms, solar panels businesses.
In the call released in mid-September, the CNI requested that, “the activities that each organization defines must be registered no later than October 1st at the email email@example.com.”
For more information in Spanish:
Declaratoria de la Asamblea Nacional e Internacional del CNI
Samir Flores, símbolo de la resistencia antigobiernista (Proceso el 28 de febrero de 2019)
Convocatoria a la Jornada global de lucha en defensa de la vida y de nuestros territorios “SAMIR FLORES VIVE” el 12 de Octubre de 2019 (CNI, 18 de septiembre de 2019)
For more information from SIPAZ:
Oaxaca: CNI Holds “The Isthmus is Ours” National Assembley in Juchitan (September 22, 2019)
Oaxaca: Defensores comunitarios Ayuuk interponen amparo contra Corredor Interoceánico del Istmo de Theuantepec (12 de julio de 2019)
Oaxaca: Es publicado el decreto del decreto del Corredor Corredor Interoceánico del Istmo de Tehuantepec; se movilizan para detener su instrumentación (15 de junio de 2019)
Oaxaca: de gira en el estado, AMLO declara que las comunidades indígenas avalan la realización del corredor transístmico (4 de mayo de 2019)
Oaxaca : lanzan pronunciamiento « El Ismo es nuestro » en rechazo al Proyecto Transístmico (25 de abril de 2019)
Oaxaca: Consultation Takes Place in Tehuantepec Isthmus Amidst Doubts from Various Social and Civil Players in the Region (April 4, 2019)
Oaxaca: New Consultations in Tehuantepec Isthmus Questioned (March 28, 2019)