New road benefits rich, government & military


July 6, 2002.

The Autonomous Authorities of the Olga Isabel Autonomous Municipality in Rebellion denounce the following incidents:

On July 2, 2002, machinery arrived for building a highway that is to go to the community of Nichteel and which will pass through the territory of our Autonomous Municipality without the consent of the authorities of this Autonomous Municipality.

Today, July 6, we have set up this blockade in order to demand that this machinery be completely withdrawn. We completely reject this highway project, since we, as indigenous, first demand that the federal and state governments fulfill the San Andre's Accords. We also demand the constitutional recognition of our indigenous rights and culture. Since the building of highways are more to the benefit of the rich, the government and their soldiers for making war - all of these government economic plans and projects are only an attempt to destroy the Autonomous Municipalities.

We are similarly denouncing the military, Public Security and municipal police patrols, which are only frightening the civil population.

In the event of any attack or provocation against this blockade, we are holding the federal government responsible.

Sincerely,

The Autonomous Municipalities.


Originally published in Spanish by Enlace Civil, A.C. *********************************** Translated by irlandesa From: Enlace Civil, A.C. enlacecivil@laneta.apc.org Emailed: Sunday, July 7 2002 13:21:24 -0500


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