Malleco Communities in Resistance Will Act in Self-Defense & Take State Denied Justice in their Own Hands

mapuche-300x200August 7th, 2013
Public Communique

We declare the following to national/international opinion, to our Mapuche Nation, and our Malleco communities in resistance:

Kiñe: Unto the premeditated murder of our Peñi [Brother] Rodrigo Melinao Lican by State security forces, we demand that the government recognize their responsibility in the death of this young father of the Rayen Mapu Community, whom leaves behind three young children and an unborn child.

Epu: This cowardly murder is nothing other than the consequence of the militarization of our Territory, which we have been denouncing and have been ignored. The very representative of the UN, who in a recent visit to Chile and Wallmapu, pointed out the unsustanable levels of repression suffered by the communities and therefore justified the actions that we carry out in protection of our children, women and elders.

Kula: Thereby we give an ultimatum to the Chilean State, represented by the current government: We demand the immediate demilitarization of our Territory, the retreat of the large militarized police contingents that have us living in a State of Siege and the return of our usurped territory by forestry corporations and private individuals.

Meli: If no adequate response is received in the short term to this ultimatum, the communities of Malleco in Resistance will thereby by obligated to carry out Self-Defense, and make justice through our own means denied to us by the State.

Peñi Rodrigo Melinao, your death will not be in vain!!!
Stop the Militarization in Wallmapu!!!
Freedom for All Mapuche Political Prisoners!!
If there is no Winka [Settler] Justice, there will be Mapuche Justice!!!

Signing Communities:
Traditional Community of Temucuicui
Autonomous Community of Temucuicui
Rayen mapu
Wente Winkul Mapu
Cacique José Guiñon
Manuel Pillan
Reken Pillan
Wañaco Millao
Domingo Trangol
Coñoemil Epuleo
Lof Llibun Mapu
Antonio Panitru, Lof LonkoMahuida
Newen Mapu
Los Lolocos
Juana Millahual
Chekenco Curaco
Lower Antonio Panitru

País Mapuche
Distributed by: The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]


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