This communiqué comes from the Mapuche organization, CAM, and takes responsibility for four acts of incendiary sabotage carried out against the forest industry in Mapuche territory. The original in Spanish was published by Werken Noticias and can be found here.
To our Mapuche People-Nation
To the Chilean and International Public
To the ORT Lavkenche-Leftraru, Wenteche-Kilapan, Williche-Kalfulikan and Nahche-Pelantraru
We share the following:
- ORT Lavkenche-Leftraru: We take responsibility for the incendiary action carried out against a state of the art processing machine and a skidder belonging to Arauco forestry. This action took place in the estate of La Batea, district of Curanilahue.
- ORT Wenteche-Kilapan: We take responsibility for the sabotage action against two aggregate extraction machines in the sector of Pancul, district of Carahue.
- ORT Williche-Kalfulikan: We take responsibility for the action of resistance against two harvesting machines (burnt to the ground) and other damaged machines belonging to Arauco forestry. This action took place in the estate of San Antonio, sector Purulon, district of Lanco. The area was being protected by the police, which generated a gunfight between our weichafe (Mapuche warriors) and Chilean police.
- ORT Nagche-Pelantraru: Finally, we take responsibility for the action of resistance against eight machines, four of which were burnt to the ground in the sector of Relun, district of Lumaco. These machines belonged to the contractor Covili, who provide their services to Mininco forestry.
Epu: With these actions we make our position clear to fight against the true enemy of our people. As an organization we have not negotiated, nor will we negotiate with the forest industry. Let our people know that we will fight with blood, sweat and fire against the forest companies who use our historic Wallmapu. They are responsible for the militarization and assassination of our people.
Küla: Lastly, we call on the communities to continue resisting, to exercise true territorial control, to struggle for territory and autonomy in order to walk and advance with dignity along the paths already traced by our futakechekuifi toward the national liberation of our people.
TERRITORY AND AUTONOMY FOR THE MAPUCHE NATION!!
IN MEMORY OF MATÍAS CATRILEO, CAMILO CATRILLANCA AND ALEX LEMUN!!
WE WILL CONTINUE ADVANCING TOWARD NATIONAL LIBERATION!!!
FREEDOM TO DANIEL CANIO AND ALL OF THE MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONERS!!
WEUWAIÑ – MARICHIWEU!!!!!!