Since 2006, over 30,000 people have been disappeared in Mexico as a result of the so-called “War on Drugs”. This war is a farce, it is a way to increase repression against the people while pretending to fight against the narcos. In this war the US provides the money, the weapons, the training and even some of the troops. This is not a war on drugs and on so-called “organized crime” – it is a war on the people of Mexico. The US is the patron of this war, and the Mexican state is its accomplice. The true “organized crime” is created and maintained by the state and by corporate interests who seek to expand their control over the people, lands and resources of the Americas.
This war has displaced us and millions of others, but crossing the border did not make us free. The organized crime cartels of political parties, banks, big business and Poli-Migra continue this war here in the US. The deaths continue at the borderlands. The disappearances continue into detention centers and deportations, with over two million men, women and children migrants kidnapped by Homeland Security forces in the United States under the Obama administration. The rest of us are bribed with offers of “relief” that only increase the oppression, surveillance and enforcement against us. We are shackled into a classification system of permits and papers, of degrees of unfreedom, to keep us afraid and to keep us silent, to keep us from igniting the Mexican rebellion here in the US.
We join the resistance of the Mexican people, not by a hashtag and social networks, we join in anger. As displaced Mexicanxs we accuse the US government, the banks and corporate interests it represents, of waging a war on Mexican people on both sides of the border. We call on all oppressed communities to follow the example of struggles for liberation of historically colonized people, who are fighting to dismantle the state and the organized crime systems it maintains.
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