Apr 24, 2012

Action Alert: Support the Indigenous Community of Cheran, Michoacan

On April 18, 2012, the villagers Santiago Ceja Alonzo and David Campos Macías were killed, and Salvador Olivares Sixtos and Santiago Charicata Servín were injured in an ambush in El Puerto, in the community of Cherán, Michoacán.

The undersigned strongly condemn this crime against the indigenous community and the assassinations and demand that the federal and state government:
  • Punish those guilty of the murders, abductions, disappearances and extortion committed in Cherán as a result of the legitimate defense of their territory and natural resources.
  • Halt harassment of the community and disband paramilitary groups that operate in conjunction with organized crime and illegal loggers from different communities, who for for years have extorted, kidnapped, disappeared and killed villagers in the region.
  • End illegal logging and the devastation of forests in Cherán.
  • Recognize and respect for the purhépecha autonomous government of Cherán, and respect for their traditional forms of communal security and justice.

To add your signature to the list, email firmasporcheran@gmail.com


Laura Carlsen, Mikael Rojas, Noam Chomsky, Raúl Zibechi, Javier Sicilia, Gilberto López y Rivas, Alicia Castellanos Guerrero, Pietro Ameglio, Brisa Solís, Héctor de la Cueva, Alberto Cortés, Ricardo Trabulsi, Heriberto Rodríguez, Santiago Alba Rico, escritor, España-Túnez, SERPAJ -Colectivo Pensar en Voz Alta, Centro de Derechos Humanos Tlachinollan

For full list of signatories, visit this post by our partners at desinformemonos.org 

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