Mapuche Community Issues Communiqué and Vow to Keep Fighting

Published June 17, 2019

Mapuche Community Issues Communique and Vow to Keep Fighting

The Communiqué:

Lautaro

June 15th, 2019

To the Pu Lof in resistance and the community in general, Lof Muko shares the following:

Kiñe: Eight months have passed since the attempted assassination of our weichafe (fighter) Jorge Cayupan, current Mapuche political prisoner being held in the prison of Temuco. Against the advancement of the destructive forest industries and the large landowners in our territory, as Lof Muko, we reiterate our firm commitment to the defense of our Mapu (ancestral land) and our support for the dignified struggle that is daily carried out by our Weichafe (fighters) and our people. We will continue forward in the defense of our people and our territory.

Epu: Considering the above, today, June 12th, 2019, we entered the Miraflores Estate. This estate is currently usurped from our people by the landowners “García”, who are recognized for their racism and having historically exploited our people and usurped our land in complicity with the state and its governments in power.

Küla: We want to firmly say to the landowners, the forest industry, the exploiting businesses, and police forces serving the rich, that We WILL NOT ABANDON THESE LANDS WHICH WITH BLOOD AND FIRE WERE SNATCHED FROM OUR KUIFICHIKECHE. WE WILL STRUGGLE AND RESIST WITH ALL THE NEWEN (ENERGY) THAT OUR KUIFIKECHEYEN GIVE US TO RECUPERATE THE MIRAFLORES ESTATE FOR OUR LOF AND OUR PEOPLE. With the weichan (the struggle), we will expel the usurper settler, transforming the rage of seeing our Weichafe assassinated and imprisoned, into an offensive against the state. We will achieve the desired liberation of our Mapuche people.

We call on our people to unite with us in the struggle, moving away from the false opportunistic leaders and advancing with honesty and dignity, without losing sight of our true enemy.

FREEDOM TO JORGE CAYUPAN AND ALL THE MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONERS! OUT WITH GARCÍA AND ALL LANDOWNERS AND FORESTERS FROM MAPUCHE TERRITORY! ADVANCING TOWARD MAPUCHE NATIONAL LIBERATION, LOF MUKO IN STRUGGLE AND RESISTANCE.

From: http://voicesinmovement.org/