Today, January 3rd, 2014 marks the 6th anniversary of the brutal police murder of Mapuche indigenous Weichafe [Warrior] Matias Catrileo Quezada, who was shot in the back during a peaceful land reclamation in so-called southern Chile (i.e. Wallmapu). He was only 24 years old, and one of at least four police murders of Mapuche land defenders over the last 10 years. The officer who shot him, Walter Ramirez, was only convicted to 3 years probation and still serves in the Chilean National Police (Carabineros de Chile).
Every year, our Mapuche People commemorate his death with various actions across Wallmapu, against forestry corporations and large landed estates that have usurped the territory. Today, we support our Warrior Sisters and Brothers on the front lines of struggle, to oust the Capitalist interest in our territory and for the complete reconstruction, reclamation and liberation of our Mapuche Nation.
FREE ALL MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONERS! MARRICHIWEU! WEUWAIÑ!!
“Matias Catrileo, you’re death was not in vain. Throughout all the territory, your brothers rise up in your name.”
For more information on the Mapuche Struggle in English visit the Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto] website at https://wccctoronto.wordpress.com/ or País Mapuche in Spanish (Video In Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FehoyAJAgd4)