September 24, 2021
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Communique from Indigenous prisoner in struggle, Marcelino Ruiz Gómez, denouncing the recent kidnapping of two Zapatistas in Ocosingo, Chiapas, and the ongoing repression of autonomous struggles in Mexico

To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

To the National and International Civil Society

To the National Indigenous Congress

To the Indigenous Governing Council

To the Media

To the Believers

To the People of Mexico and the World

As the organization, Vineketik en Resistencia, we reject the recent criminal act of kidnapping carried out against two Zapatista compañeros, both of whom have now been freed. We demand the government end the harassment against Indigenous and campesino autonomous communities.

The corrupt government has implemented a series of strategies including kidnappings, forced disappearances, and imprisonment based upon prefabricated crimes. These are acts of counterinsurgency carried out against autonomous communities seeking to intimidate the people who struggle and resist the government and its corrupt system.

We express our solidarity with our Zapatista compañerxs and we say to them that together we will continue weaving rebellion in order to construct a world with justice, freedom, and conscience.

From my place of struggle and resistance, I send you all a combative salute.

Long Live Samir!

Long Live Pedro!

Justice for Ayotzinapa!

Long Live the EZLN!

Sincerely,

Marcelino Ruiz Gómez

Organization Vineketik en Resistencia

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