The Mapuche Resistance Destroys Extraction Machinery in Their Ancestral Territories (Arauco, Mapuche Territory, Chile)

Editor’s Note: This communique comes from the Coordinadora Arauco Malleco (CAM), and takes responsibility for the sabotage action which destroyed five machines in the Mapuche province of Arauco in the early morning of September 20th. The action comes as a response to the Plan Impulso Araucania, which seeks to serve the interests of the forest industry and large capital against the Indigenous Mapuche people and their territories. The original in Spanish was published by Werken Noticias and can be found here.

 

Public Communique CAM

To our Mapuche Nation, to the Chilean and International Public, to the ORT Leftraru, pertaining to the Coordinator Arauco Malleco (CAM), we declare the following:

Kiñe: We claim responsibility for the sabotage action carried out this morning, September 20th, in the Trongal sector beneath the commune of Los Alamos. This action left three excavators, one backhoe, and one front loader completely destroyed.

Epu: This action is part of our incessant campaign against the forest industry and their partners. In this particular case, our Weichafe attacked an aggregate business that is serving the forest industry destroying and preying on our ñuke mapu (mother earth), especially in the Trongol valley.

Kula: With this action, we make our posture clear against the Plan Impulso Araucania, that seeks to install false peace in our ancestral territory. We will strongly oppose the repression, militarization and political prison, which has the sole purpose of safeguarding the interests of large capital.

Meli: We oppose this and other business initiatives that only seek to maintain control of our territory, which is made clear in the zero possibility of territorial restitution in the conflict zones.

Kechu: We call on the autonomous Mapuche movement and the communities in resistance to face these measures (Plan Impulso Araucania) and the repression that will be unleashed against the movement with resistance actions, sabotage, and territorial control, that directly confront the interests of large capital.

FREEDOM TO LONKO FACUNDO JONES HAULA!

FREEDOM TO MACHI CELESTINO CORDOVA AND LONKO ALBERTO CURAMIL!

NO TO THE PLAN IMPULSO ARAUCANIA!

FOR TERRITORY AND AUTONOMY!

WEUWAIÑ MARICHIWEU!

ORT LEFTRARU CAM