Today November 28th, 2014, the sun rose over the windshield of our vehicle, a 1994 Jeep Cherokee pickup truck, parked in front of our residence in the Tatagildo neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, with an anonymous message written on a dirty piece of cardboard, written with blue ink, which said in-print on the front:
“little Marxist-Leninist paper guerilla motherfucker…my balls… FJ.MONROY HDEZ… OF THE EZLN. FOR EVERY MARINE, SOLDIER, POLICE COMPAÑERO WHO FALLS YOUR LIFE WILL BE SHORTENED BY ONE YEAR. SINCERELY. DEFENDERS OF THE HOMELAND
On the backside it said:
ANTITERRORIST AND ANTI-SUBVERSION INTELLIGENCE UNIT, CISEN, SEDENA, SEMAR, AND STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE NSA. ISRAEL, ITALY, GERMANY, AND FRANCE. MOSAD POLICEI, SURETEE. POL.NAC. SPAIN. CARABINIERIS.
WE ARE WATCHING YOU…together with the mustached lady and “commander Isabel.” E.A…”
In spite of the fact that the text and the material on which it is written could be made to appear to be a matter of a joke in bad taste, it worries us because it is not the first time that we are the object of threats of this type which have been accompanied by actions and defamations against us and the authority’s indolence, in addition to the fact that now it takes place within the unconditional support and solidarity which we maintain for our student brothers and sisters from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa and the fathers and mothers of the 3 murdered and 43 disappeared students and the campaign which we have been carrying out since the month of August in accompaniment which since over 7 years ago we have done for the victims of social violence from the Committee of Family Members and Friends of the Kidnapped, Disappeared, and Murdered in Guerrero.
Already in the year 2009 we confronted a similar campaign of threats and harassment through telephone messages, which we were able to resolve thanks to the intervention of our compañeros from the Committee Against Torture and Impunity (CCTI) and the Urgent Action issued by Amnesty International before the Mexican State, which achieved the support of a great number of solidary organizations in our country and in the world, in spite of the State Attorney General Office’s indolence, which in the voice of its then leader, told us: “don’t worry, if they wanted to do something to you, they already would have done it,” and whose denunciation was never investigated or given follow-up, even by the State Commission in Defense of Human Rights.
This harassment campaign was reactivated in the year 2012, and again in the year 2014 we warned of threats veiled in repression, on January 7th of the present year, the newspaper Milenio, in a tendentious note from the journalist Pascal Beltrán del Río, surely paid by the government of Angel Aguirre Rivero, defamed the Coordinator of our Association, Javier Monroy, for being “the head of a guerrilla cell in Chilpancingo” and 4 months ago we were attacked and robbed in a strange operation in the Costa Grande, which at the time we abstained from denouncing due to threats warning of damaging our integrity if we did it.
We hold responsible the State Government of Guerrero, Rogelio Ortega Martínez, the municipal government of Chilpancingo Mario Moreno Arcos, and the Mexican State for any action which puts at risk or attempts against our physical or moral integrity, our modest assets, both of the Tadeco collective and of our families, compañeros, associates, and solidary friends, and we reiterate our commitment to life, freedom, justice, and human rights, which keeps us accompanying the Committee of Family Members and Friends of the Kidnapped, Disappeared, and Murdered in Guerrero, committedly in solidarity with the fathers and mothers of the disappeared and murdered students from Ayotzinapa and with the members of our Community Development Modules in Guerrero.
We reaffirm that we will continue from our spaces, ways, and forms, and in the Encampment in the Chilpancingo Civic Plaza, demanding the presentation with life of our compañero Jorge Gabriel Cerón Silva and of all the detained disappeared persons, justice for them and those extrajudicially murdered in Guerrero and in the nation, from below and to the left, in our capacity as Adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle.
AN END TO THE AGGRESSIONS AND HARASSMENT AGAINST US
PRESENTATION WITH LIFE OF THE DISAPPEARED FROM BEFORE, FROM NOW, AND THE 43 STUDENTS FROM THE RAUL ISIDRO BURGOS RURAL NORMAL SCHOOL OF AYOTZINAPA.
THEY TOOK THEM ALIVE, WE WANT THEM ALIVE!
MAY CAPITALISM DISAPPEAR AND NOT PEOPLE!
Taller de Desarrollo Comunitario A.C.
Chilpancingo, Guerrero. On November 28th, 2014
Translated from Spanish by Henry Gales.