Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Trabajadores de Pueblos Originales y la S.744: "No Legislation Without Representation"

Asamblea de Los Comités de Defensa del Barrio

Los Comités de Defensa del Barrio y la S.744
 “No Legislation Without Representation”

In repudiation and complete rejection of the ultra militarization and criminalization of the US-Mexico Border being advanced as “Immigration Reform” under the proposed legislation S.744 which was passed by the US Senate on June 27, 2013, the Comités de Defensa del Barrio have signed on to a national letter of opposition recently sent to the US Congress.  The letter has been endorsed by a diverse spectrum of long standing community groups and individuals that includes organizations of Indigenous Peoples. The document is now serving as common platform for concrete proposals from the most affected communities and constituencies to address and rectify the issues of immigration policies within the US that includes for the first time, the position of Indigenous Peoples as rights holders and not merely stake holders in the debate.

Fundamental to the rights of Indigenous Peoples as Migrant Workers is the Right of Self Determination.

In clear and open challenge to the “talking point” proposals being advanced by the bi-partisan consortium of political operatives on both sides of the aisle in the US Congress, the proposals for “Immigration Reform” from the Indigenous Peoples are demanding that debate on the issues begin without discrimination and in full recognition of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as articulated in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted on September 12, 2007.

As “Peoples, Equal to All other Peoples….” the position of the Comités de Defensa del Barrio taken in traditional Asamblea General on July 29, 2013 at the Nahuacalli, Embassy of Indigenous Peoples calls for recognition, respect, and protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples across the entire continent of Abya Yala [the Americas], while moving forward with Special Measures on the regional level to legislate mechanisms in defense of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as Migrant Workers, along with their families and communities.

The legislative packet now before the US House of Representatives known as S.744 makes absolutely NO MENTION of Indigenous Peoples.  This act of genocide by legislation, is obvious yet cloaked by the mantle of the legislative “jurisgenesis” of the settler states that are derivatives of the Doctrine of Discovery and the Divine Right of Kings, both antiquated feudal concepts of the Old World and the Age of European Colonization.

In response the Comités de Defensa del Barrio have proclaimed “No Legislation Without Representation” and have recommitted to organizing as a grass roots formation of Indigenous Workers and Families to the goals of the Movimiento Macehualli: “From Civil Rights to Human Rights, Indigenous Rights and the Rights of Mother Earth!”
¡ No Somos Illegales !
¡ No Somos Criminales !
¡ Somos Trabajadores
Pueblos Originales !
- See more at: http://cdb-tonatierra.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples-as.html#sthash.tYTXpicn.dpuf

July 18, 2013 Open Letter to the US Congress 

DISMANTLING: The Doctrine of Discovery and US Citizenhship
Note: Mexican American Indian

“The issue is not the right to work.  Everyone has the right to work. The Right to Work is an inherent Human Right, not a delegated privilege.  The issue is the criminalization of migrant workers and their families by racist regimes of “lawful employment” that disguise ethnic cleansing.  In terms of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as Migrant Workers, it is an issue of colonization and self determination.”
Think Mexican
 2012 US Census: Mexicans Fourth Largest Tribal Group

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