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Showing posts with label Javier Sicilia & The Lebaron Massacre. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Javier Sicilia & The Lebaron Massacre. Show all posts

Friday, November 8, 2019

I Am Concerned For His Safety





 ~ From Animal Politico:

Con AMLO el pais sufre el mismo dolor y la misma muerte que con Pena y Calderon: Sicilia 

"This government is the same story, repeated, but with euphemisms, of what we have lived with the Peña Nieto and Calderón regime," Sicilia accused.

One day after nine members of the LeBarón family were killed, including six minors, the poet and activist Javier Sicilia criticized that the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador applies the same failed strategy against violence as previous administrations, now with the Army "Disguised as National Guard." 

In an interview with Elisa Alanís, of Milenio TV , Sicily lamented the murder of the relatives of Julián LeBarón, with whom he shared the struggle of the Peace Movement with Justice and Dignity, and accused that with events like that the country is “in the same place where we were standing in 2011 ", the most violent year of Felipe Calderón's six-year term. 

"This government is the same story, repeated, but with euphemisms, of what we have lived with the Peña Nieto and Calderón regime," Sicilia accused. 

"We are facing one more lie, of a new regime, which says that it will change things, which really only accumulates pain, suffering," he added. 

Sicilia insisted that the López Obrador government has tried to “make up” the same strategy, in the face of organized crime and violence, trying to make it look “prettier”, however in essence it remains the same “and the consequences there they are ”, it is “ the same pain, the same death ”. 

López Obrador, Sicilia said, promised to implement a comprehensive transitional justice project, very complex and with the support of the international community, to give a true response to the country, but "betrayed us" and returned to the same strategy. 

"They are reproducing what they hate, what they have hated the most," he said in the interview. 

"Calderón also said that they would respect human rights," he criticized López Obrador's insistence that his government would apply a different strategy, without emphasizing violence, although in his opinion the same results have been observed. 

At what level of horror and horror do we have to descend?

This government, accused Sicilia, has applied with the Peace Movement what Carlos Salinas said, “they neither see us nor hear us”, this is because they have not resumed their proposals to pacify the country.

“That they do not come to us that is the inheritance of the past, this is the inheritance they assumed and that is their responsibility now. Faced with the inheritance of the past and those responsible for the past, there is justice, call them to justice. But with respect to the problem that they have to face and that they inherited, that is what we have to demand from them ”. 

In a letter to Julián LeBarón, Sicily questioned whether after the “horrific massacre” it is not time for the people of Mexico to demand “a true policy of truth, justice and peace, for which you and so many others have fought tirelessly, a policy with which Andrés Manuel committed himself, which over a year of betrayal betrayed and is measured by hundreds of thousands of dead, missing, of which the women and children killed in your community are the new tip of the iceberg". 

“Or at what level of horror and horror do we have to descend so that this country, this town reacts again? Do you and the community of Le Barón have the word to summon the country's moral reserve, that word that 25 years ago had the Zapatismo and 9 years ago the MPJD? 

I do not know. In any case, while I hug you painfully, I keep asking myself, asking you and asking everyone if, after so much pain, after so many children, women, men and elderly people killed and disappeared; if after so much accumulated rage, after saying so much "Enough is enough!", of so much demanding "No more blood", of so much "Being up to the mothers", if it is not already time to put a real stop to so much pain, to so much death, to so much humiliation, to such a lie; if it is not already time that in suffering the heart beats again and the earth can flourish; Time for it to be time. ”

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 ~ From Proceso:

Carta de Javier Sicilia a Julian Lebaron 
Por, Javier Sicilia


"Dear Julian, my brother, my friend, my partner:

 I don't know what to say in the face of the horror that ten years after the murder of your brother Benjamin and your brother-in-law Luis Widmar has fallen back on the LeBarón family. The dimension of crime - another that adds to the long chain of horrors that the country does not cease to suffer from - causes language to fail. In front of it I have no other word than my deep, painful hug.

In that hug I remember the month of March 2011 when you came to the Cuernavaca base to hug me, as I do now with my heart from this same state in which ineptitude and crime dominate day by day; I remember the beautiful letter you wrote to my son Juan Francisco, the dignity with which you took your place in the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) and carried the Mexican flag demanding peace and justice. I remember your direct, profound, human word, in each city visited, in each temple raised; I remember your way of facing criminal and political power and remind you of the latter, fundamental truths that you had forgotten and continue to forget.

At that time, dear Julian, we thought we could stop the horror. It was not like that: power, with other faces, with other names, with other ways, continues to lie, covering up reality, consenting to the barbarism that, as we said then, is encysted in the State as a disgusting mud. 

 The horrific massacre that the LeBarón community has just suffered, makes me wonder, if it is not time for the people of Mexico - of which the current President is talking so much now - to congregate to sit in power, not to demand him, but to force him to carry out a true policy of truth, justice and peace, for which you and so many others have fought tirelessly, a policy with which Andrés Manuel committed himself, that over a year of mandate betrayed and that measure with hundreds of thousands of dead, missing, of which the women and children killed in your community are the new tip of the iceberg? Or at what level of horror and horror do we have to descend so that this country, this town reacts again? Do you and the community of the LeBarón have the word to summon the country's moral reserve, that word that 25 years ago had the Zapatismo and 9 years ago the MPJD?

I do not know. In any case, while I hug you painfully, I keep asking myself, asking you and asking everyone if, after so much pain, after so many children, women, men and elderly people killed and disappeared; if after so much rage accumulated, after saying so much "Enough is enough!", of so much demanding "No more blood", of so much "Being until the mothers", if it is not already time to put a real stop to so much pain, to so much death, to so much humiliation, to such a lie; if it is not already time that in suffering the heart beats again and the earth can flourish; Time for it to be time.

 I do not know. What I do know is that in this hug and my questions, I tell you how much I love you, how much your women and children hurt, how much I take you with me, soul mate, partner.

For the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity,
 
Javier Sicilia"
 
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