A communique from Coordinadora Arauco-Malleco reports that in the months of April and May, dozens of large scale machines used to encroach on Mapuche territory have been destroyed, as part of ongiong resistance.
From the communique:
To our Mapuche nation, to the Chilean and international community, the Arauco Malleco Coordination, through its various ORTs (Local Territorial Resistance Organization), reports the following:
That on the early morning of April 1, ORT-Nagche Ankanamun carried out an incendiary action in the Probosque Forest, in the El Tránsito Sector, Nueva Imperial District; 2 forest machines (trineumatico and sckider) were totally destroyed.
ORT-Wenteche Külapan, on the morning of April 22, carried out a resistance action against 11 machines in the Los Ríos forest, 6 of which were totally destroyed and 5 with partial damage in the Pumalal farm in the area Serena, municipality of Temuco.
That, at the dawn of April 28, ORT-Labkenche Leftraru, sabotaged the work of the company Obras Civiles Arévalo and Viveros, which provided services to Forestal Mininco, leaving in the end 2 compaction machines totally destroyed.
That the morning of May 5, the ORT-Williche Kalfulikan, carried out a resistance action against 1 compactor and 1 truck, belonging to a fish farm which plans to settle in Wenu Leufu (Rio Bueno), Municipality of Rio Bueno.
Early in the morning of May 14, ORT-Williche Kalfulikan attacked Forestal Arauco’s facilities at Traitraico Farm, Loncoche Commune, causing the burning of 2 logging machines, 2 containers and a truck its entirety
Finally, ORT-Labkenche Leftraru claims sabotage action in the early hours of Thursday, May 23rd, in Curahuillin Farm, Los Cambuchos area, on the border of Los Alamos District and Lebu, belonging to Forestal Arauco, which resulted the destruction of 6 trucks and 3 state-of-the-art forestry machines belonging to different contractors.
Epu: With these actions, the CAM reaffirms its position to fight in a frontal and decisive way the extractivist interests, mainly from the forest industry, which use force against our historical Wallmapu.
Küla: With these acts of sabotage, we want to bring a firm and clear answer to the genocidal and capitalist policy implemented by the right-wing government of Sebastián Piñera, who intends to continue to deceive our people through the so-called Plan Impulso Araucania and the farce of indigenous consultation, initiatives that seek only the reorganization of capital on our ancestral territory through a capitalist territorial reconversion that would favor entrepreneurs engaged in the fight against our people.
Meli: It is for these reasons that we call our Mapuche people to continue to fight for the territorial and political rights going in the direction of a real national reconstruction of the Mapuche people. Therefore, the actions of resistance and territorial recovery must be directed against our true enemy, which is the oligarchy represented today in the capitalist system, that is to say the forestry, hydroelectric and other companies (fish farming, real estate, aggregates, tourism, etc.).
Kechu: Finally, we call the other Mapuche autonomist organizations, the resistance communities and the other Mapuche expressions struggling not to be fooled by the integrationist and multicultural policies that are part of the regime of colonial domination over our people.
The fight against capitalism is without plan or sale. Foresters are our main enemies and we must expel them with all the strength and unity possible from our ancestral territories.
Bar the forest companies and other capitalist investors of the Mapuche territory!! Freedom for the weichafe Daniel Canio and the other political prisoners mapuches!! In tribute to the weichafe Marco Paillacoi, Amulepe taiñ Weichan!! Weuwaiñ, Marrichiwew !!