Communique WCCC [Toronto] | Communicado

150 YEARS OF OCCUPATION 1The Women’s Coordinating Committee [Toronto] wishes to express their most sincere thanks to all those who participated and volunteered in organizing “Stolen Land: 150+ Years of Occupation Exploitation and Genocide” this past July 1st, 2017. This political solidarity event of resistance was carried out in the framework of the Day of Action against the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Canadian state on stolen indigenous lands.

Despite all the despicable celebrations made by the Canadian State for alienated Canadian and yanacona masses, they couldn’t stop the resistance on the streets, and the interruption of offcial governmental events. On the night of July 1st, we had over 200 people in attendance at our evening event, which filled the University of Toronto residence hall to capacity. It a symbolic event that was dedicated to our Mapuche Nation, with a heartfelt homage to our Mapuche Weichafe, Luis Marileo and Patricio Gonzalez, who were shot and killed by police in the El Encino estate and our Mapuche Political Prisoners currently on hunger strike in so-called southern Chile.

Denouncing the crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the Canadian state in the national and international occupation of territories, the repression of the Mapuche people by the Chilean state, as well as testimonies of affected indigenous communities was incredibly impacting.

We give thanks to all those who volunteered to help us during the event, to the tech and video support team, and others many of whom did so spontaneously to help accommodate the people who came en mass that evening, specifically the Toronto Anarchist Reading Group. To the organizations and communities who participated, especially to the local Afghan community, Actions4Palestine, OCAI, and especially the indigenous Six Nations and Mi’kmaq representatives and communities who spoke in the event. To our indigenous sisters who gather every Sunday at Allen Gardens to hand out food and clothing to neighbours and those in need, presenting their powerful traditional songs. To the artists that finalized the program, sharing their performances in generous solidarity. To those who anonymously place their grain of sand in support, as well as the public who came out.

Since this was a free event with no admission, we passed around a bucket to help collect funds for those that came from afar. We raised over $500, which were entirely given to the Mi’kmaq representative, and other donations were given to cover travel costs of other indigenous land defenders and volunteers. Thanks to all the political organizations, individual and social collectives that endorsed the event.

Much Newen [Energy] to everyone!

Free the Palestinian Political Prisoners incarcerated in the dungeons of the Zionist regime of Israel!

Free all our Mapuche Political Prisoners on hunger strike in so-called southern Chile!

Capitalism, colonialism and imperialism out of our territories!

Weuwaiñ!! Marrichiweu!!

The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

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La Coordinadora de Mujeres por un Wallmapu Libre, Toronto, desea manifestar publicamente su mas sentido agradecimiento a todas y todos los que participaron y ayudaron este 1 de Julio en “Stolen Land: 150 años de ocupacion, explotacion y genocidio.” Este evento politico de solidaridad y resistencia, se dio dentro del marco del Dia de accion llamado por – y en oposicion – a las celebraciones de los 150 años del establecimiento del estado canadiense en tierra indigena.

Pese a todas las celebraciones impurias que el estado canadiense hizo para la enajenante masa canadiense y Yanakonas , no se pudo impedir la resistencia en las calles, la interrupcion de los eventos oficiales e inagurciones a personeros de gobieno y que en la noche mas de 200 personas, rellenaran, la residencia universitaria de la Universidad de Toronto en un simbolico evento que fue dedicado a nuestro pueblo Nacion Mapuche, donde se realizo un sentido homenaje a los dos Weichafe Mapuche, Luis Marileo and Patricio Gonzalez, quene sfueron asesinados en el fundo El Encino y a los Presos Politicos Mapuche con mas de 3 semanas de huelga de hambre.

La denuncia a los crimenes de lesa humanidad y genocidio cometidos por el estado canadiense en la ocupacion nacional e internacional de territorios, la represion del estado chileno, contra el pueblo Nacion mapuche, mas la denuncia de testimonios que de las mismas comunidades indigenas invitadas surgieron, fue impresionante.

Damos las gracias a todos, los que ayudaron, de modo espntaneo en el acomodamiento de la gente, que llego en masa al evento, a los que ayudaron a nivel tecnico y fotografico, en especial al colectivo Toronto Anarchist Reading Group. A las organizaciones y comunidades participantes en especial, la comunidad de Afganistan, Action for Palestina,y al colectivo OCAI, como la participacion de las comunidades indigenas de las Seis Naciones y del territorio Mi’kmaq. A nuestras hermanas que ayudan todos los domingos aqui en lo local, con las ollas comunes para los desposeidos, sin casa en el area de alex garden trayendo esta vez sus hermosos cantos tradicionales. A los artistas que finalizaron el programa y aportaron con su arte en forma generosa y solidaria. A los que siempre ponen su grano de arena en forma anonima, y al publico.

Por ser este un evento politico con una admision totalmente libre, se hizo una colecta al final, para poder ayudar a los que venian de lejos. Se reunieron 500 dolares, los cuales se entregaron integramente a la representante Mi’kmaq. otras donaciones se hicieron para cubrir gastos de bencina y ticket de bus inter urbano de otras participantes.
Gracias a todas las organizaciones politicas, colectivos individuales y sociales que endorsaron el evento.
Mucho Newen para todas y todos!
Libertad a los presos politicos Palestinos, encerrados en las cloacas del regimen sionista de Israel!
Libertad a Todos los Presos Politicos Mapuches en huelga de hambre alla en el Wallmapu, mal llamado sur de Chile!
Capitalismo, colonialismo e imperialismo: Fuera de nuestros territorios!
Weuwaiñ!! Marrichiweu!!

The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

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About The Women's Coordinating Committee For a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

The Women's Coordinating For a Free Wallmapu is an indigenous grassroots organization based in Toronto advocating for the sovereign rights of the Mapuche Nation.
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