SOLIDARITY STATEMENT FROM OCCUPY WALL STREET / OCCU-EVOLVE
To the brave and generous members of the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity, victims of the so-called “war on drugs” which has caused more than 60,000 deaths in the present Mexican administration with the complicity of the USA corporate power,
Our thoughts are with you as you travel across the USA to make visible the invisible victims of the organized crime. Your pain is our pain. We hear from you meeting with anti-immigrant officers in different cities, talking to different communities about peace with justice and dignity. We know you are moved by your love to your murdered and missing daughters and sons, your orphans, your police and military officers killed on duty, whether acting honestly or corrupted by organized crime. We commend your effort to “engage in a friendly but critical dialogue to guarantee justice and dignity, and through this, a much-needed peace”. And we also want to thank you for your effort to meet with us as neighbors, but most of all, we want to say:
Your fight is our fight, the non-violent fight of the 99% against greed and corruption of the 1%.
We know that over 80% of the weapons in Mexican cartels hands come from the United States, and there is a responsibility from this side of the border as well in the executions and disappearances that your families are suffering. We also know that none of this could happen so easily without money laundering conducted by allegedly “legal” and “respectable” banks and Wall Street financial institutions. We know they are equally responsible of the bloodshed caused by the drug trafficking, by covering illegal transactions like the ones that were recently discovered at Wachovia and HSCB.
We fight with you for a world where many worlds are possible, because there is no peace without justice. We are with you. We are you, the 99%.
So welcome to our country dear Mexican neighbors, and welcome to Occupy Wall Street NYC!
The OccuEvolve Group of Occupy Wall Street.
Occupied NYC, August 20th, 2012 Versión en español