Manifestation against “The Interoceanic Corridor”

We have received documentation of a protest against the “Interoceanic Corridor” that took place in front of the Mexican Embassy organised by Anti-Imperialist Collective.

The activists stood with a banner with the slogan “The Interoceanic Corridor plunders and kills poor peasants and indigenous peoples in Mexico!”, while they distributed leaflets condemning the imperialist mega-project which is responsible for multiple deaths and disappearances at the hand of the old Mexican land-lord bureaucratic state and its henchmen.

We also received the leaflets that were distributed at the embassy, which we have reproduced below:

Proletarians of all countries, unite!

The “Interoceanic Corridor” plunders and kills poor peasants and indigenous peoples in Mexico!

In the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, the poor peasants have been fighting for years against mega-projects that the old state is building in cooperation with the imperialists. The peasants are being robbed of their land so that huge wind farms can be built on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. In this way, the peasants are expropriated, nature is destroyed and the population is displaced.

The project known as the “Interoceanic Corridor”, located at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, which is the narrowest point in Mexico between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Sea. It will consist of a high-speed rail system going between ports in order to open up a new logistical hubs of the imperialists in the region. This, however, is at the cost of the poor peasants and the indigenous peoples in the area.

The resistance that the peasants have been putting up for years is being met with repression and terror by the old Mexican state and its henchmen. In order to break the struggle of the peasants and the different popular movements that have taken up the task of developing resistance against the imperialist mega-projects, the state is setting paramilitary murder gangs on the population. This situation has worsened drastically in the last few weeks. Several people’s militants have been arrested or disappeared without trace. On the 29th of January 2023, armed paramilitaries acting on behalf of the big landowners occupied the community of Rincon Tagolaba threatening the residents, destroying cultivated land and drinking water pipes and firing shots to intimidate them. The national police arrived but did nothing against the heavily armed paramilitaries.

The Mexican state, with the help of the murderous gangs that work for it, is enforcing the interests of the imperialists at the expense of the people of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and any means will do. Our solidarity is with the struggling poor peasants and the popular movements, such as the People’s Current Red Sun (Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo), which fights tirelessly and sacrificially for the needs and interests of the people. We demand the release of all imprisoned fighters of the people. We demand the immediate live presentation of the disappeared. We demand an end to the repression and terror of the old Mexican state and its henchmen.

Stop the terror against the Mexican People!

The “Interoceanic Corridor” plunders and kills poor peasants and indigenous peoples in Mexico!

Forwards in building the anti-imperialist front!

Anti-Imperialist Collective
March 2023

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