(Chile) Resistance Actions in Support of the Machi Celestino Córdova—Communique of the Mapuche Territorial Alliance

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Week of March 19th, 2018 in Wallmapu

Recently, we have gotten together with the proposal to settle upon the best pathway of collaboration, support and backing of the demands of the Machi Celestino Córdova. He is a traditional authority of our people condemned and incarcerated in Tempuco, after a suspicious trial and strange circumstances surrounding his detention. Currently, he is in the midst of a long hunger strike.

Among the practical duties of being Mapuche are the principles of IGKAWÜN (Mutual aid), KELLUWÜN (Mutual help) and YAMÜWÜN as the respect between people. We know the abandonment of those principles has been carried out for many years, but daily consciousness grows toward their recuperation to return to being CHE. Beneath that conviction, in a public and open manner as a Mapuche territorial reference, we want to contribute to the achievement of the demands of the Machi Celestino Córdova. For this, we call on our people that are for the direct defense of our rights through action. Starting this week, we will initiate actions of struggle that vindicate the demands and freedom of Celestino Córdova, in different points of the Mapuche National Territory.

A process that should continue growing until we reach an acquittal, until the eleven accused of the same crime (Luscinger-McKay) are again free of the political process in progress.

As of today, we have been accompanying our spiritual authority, with the participation of some representatives, but it is necessary to incorporate direction action from the territories to make power listen, in the only manner in which they will listen. The business interests, the “Multigremial de la Araucanía”, the settlers and the “group of Forest Contractors” among other illegitimate associations, today believe they have the power to combat what they call “terrorism” and present themselves as victims. To them, we illustrate that the victims of genocide, material misery and awigkamiento (think like foreigner) have been the Mapuche. But still we will act as worthy heirs of our two last grand warrior rulers (ülmen-Gizol-weychafe) Kilapan and MagilWenu, assassinated by Chilean migrants and uniformed settlers that invaded our territories in the end of the 19th century.

NIYKÜMGETUPE TAIÑ MACHI CELESTINO CÓRDOVA!!

FREEDOM TO OUR MACHI CELESTINO CÓRDOVA!!

Mapuche Xawün: ATM- Alianza Territorial Mapuche

Translated from the original here: https://chaskiclandestino.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/acciones-de-resistencia-en-apoyo-al-machi-celestino-cordova-comunicado-de-la-alianza-territorial-mapuche/

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