National: CNI Calls for Global Action against Militarization and War 


Given all forms of violence faced by indigenous peoples, the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) called for a “Global Action against Militarization and Capitalist and Patriarchal Warfare on the Peoples of all of Mexico and the World”, to be held on October 12th, the 26th anniversary of its foundation. 

For the CNI, October 12th marks “the beginning of the resistance of their peoples and communities against genocide, invasion, conquest, dispossession of lands and territories, the extermination of their institutions, languages, culture and traditions.”

“The struggle for life has been our collective word for 530 years and the war against our peoples has always been the response of bad governments. For this reason we raise our voices and mobilize to demand a total halt to the military siege, the paramilitary attacks and the counterinsurgency war directed against the EZLN and the Zapatista communities; and against the original peoples of Mexico through militarization and paramilitarization, organized crime, megaprojects of death and the dispossession of our lands and territories”, the CNI states in its communiqé.

For more information in Spanish:

«Son innumerables las formas de guerra que enfrentamos los pueblos de México»: CNI (Desinformémonos, 4 de octubre de 2022)

Llaman a acción global en contra de la militarización en el marco del aniversario del CNI (Chiapas Paralelo, 4 de octubre de 2022)

Llaman a acción global contra la militarización y la guerra, en el marco del 12 de octubre (EDUCA, 5 de octubre de 2022)

For more information from SIPAZ:

National: CNI Commemorates 25 Years of Resistance in Communiqué (October 16, 2021)

National: National Indigenous Congress Declares Alert over “Federal Government War” (December 22, 2021)

National: Commemoration of Tlatelolco Massacre – No to Militarization (October 5, 2022)

Chiapas: Militarization Increases Violence and Violation of Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples(September 22, 2022)

National: Worrying Legalization of Militarization in Mexico (September 19, 2022)

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