Thursday, November 20, 2014

Message to the US Congress and President Obama

Los Comités de Defensa del Barrio
Human Rights Commission
November 20, 2014

Message to the US Congress and President Obama
Justice and Self Determination for Indigenous Peoples
As a constituency of Indigenous Peoples living in the O’otham Jeved territories of the O'otham Nations also now known as the State of Arizona, and in recognition of the historical injustices that have been perpetrated via complicity and collusion among the governments of the colonizing settler states of the Americas since their assumption by succession of the precepts of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery of October 12th 1492:

In acknowledgement that these criminal actions of complicity and collusion are marked in particular by the inter-relationship among the governments of the USA and Mexico, and the establishment of the international border between the two countries by the Treaty of  Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848;

In absolute denunciation of the regime of the narco-state that rules now in Mexico and the partnership with that criminal enterprise lent by the US Government in terms of policies, training, and supplies in particular by the Plan Mérida Mexico and the North American Free Trade Agreement;

We advise the authorities of the US government of our Indomitable Intent and Right to Exercise our Inherent Rights as Indigenous Peoples, equal to all other Peoples, including and in particular our right to the full, effective exercise of the Right of Self Determination as Peoples, Equal to all other Peoples, as is affirmed in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by the UN General Assembly on September 13, 2007;

We shall never consent to a reduction of the full, effective and complete exercise of these collective rights as Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala, for to do so would be tantamount to being complicit in the genocide of our peoples.

Today we call upon the leadership of the US Government all levels, and upon the general public of the US society as a whole to repudiate and DISMANTLE the dehumanizing precepts of the Doctrine of Discovery as the basis for US domestic law and policies and thus the International Relationship among the settler states of the USA and the Original Nations of Abya Yala [the Americas].

Only then, will we finally and for the first time, begin to build together in mutual respect and spirit of self-determination the world of justice and self-determination that is the legacy of our ancestors and the collective Human Right of the future generations.

The foregoing message was presented to Jon McHatton, Director of Outreach for  Congressman Matt Salmon, Fifth District, Arizona on November 20, 2014 at the office of Congressman Salmon in Gilbert, Arizona. 

At the same time, the Human Rights Commission of the Comités de Defensa del Barrio presented a formal denunciation of the role of the US Government's role in the Violence and Impunity in Mexico.

Congressman Salomon is Deputy Chief of the Western Hemisphere Sub Committee within the Foreign Relations Committee in the US Congress.

In an email on November 17th, the following request for information was emailed to the congressman Salmon's office in conjunction with a request for a meeting. 

Subject of meeting: 

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples vis-a-vi NAFTA and the role of the US Government in support of Criminal Impunity in Mexico 1994-2014. 

We request that Congressman Salmon provide the names and particulars of the 5 individuals trained by the US military involved in the Massacre of Tlatlaya, Mexico on June 30 where 22 youth were executed by the armed forces of the state of Mexico.


The drug war is designed to perpetuate itself. The drug war is built to fuel the drug war, not to stop drug production, trafficking or consumption, not to address real public health issues, but to create these very forms of violence, which require further military intervention.

Democracy NOW!

LAURA CARLSEN: Good morning. Yes, the United States has a fairly direct role in what’s happening today. And as the students begin and youth begin to analyze it, it’s becoming a major issue in terms of how far they’ll be able to change the model. Besides the nearly $3 billion that’s come through the Merida Initiative, there’s also Department of Defense money, and that money is going to train police forces and armed forces, that now we find are directly involved in attacks on the people, and particularly attacks on youth. We mentioned the case of Tlatlaya, where 22 youth were—now, it seems, by all evidence available—actually executed by the armed forces. And the State Department has admitted that in that battalion, although we don’t know because they won’t give us the names, there are five individuals that were trained in the United States. So there’s been a call for a long time to stop the Merida Initiative precisely for this reason, because of what John mentioned, that the state agents, at this point, in Mexico and organized crime are one in the same in many, many parts of the country.

¡Vivos los Llevaron, Vivos los Queremos!
1492-2014: The Context of the Battle of Mexico.
State Security Framework of European American Domination and Continued Colonization of the Continent - From Chiapas 1994 NAFTA to Guerrero-Sonora-Arizona 2014.

Mas claro no canta el gallo.

Eroding Democratic Freedoms: Building a New “North American Partnership” for the Future

"In order to further establish an overall continental agenda, the Task Force argued for the restructuring of the U.S. federal government by, “creating new North American offices within the National Security Council staff and U.S. State Department.” This includes, “designating a senior U.S. official as the North American ‘champion’ who will press for consistent policies across agencies and topics.” The Task Force also encouraged, “greater U.S. congressional engagement with the Mexican congress and Canadian parliament.” In addition, they proposed that, “the U.S. government support interactions and possible cooperation among governors, premiers, mayors, legislators, and other officials.” Throughout the report, the Task Force emphasized that, “The goal should be trilateral where possible, bilateral where necessary.” While they praised the progress that separate U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico initiatives have made, they also pointed out that the continued reliance on some of these bilateral efforts has in many ways, “inhibited the development of a broader vision of North America.”
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