Brothers, sisters, compañeras and compañeros:
It is a great pleasure for us to come together with you to share the activities that we’ve organized to commemorate seven years of work and resistance by Radio Ñomndaa, La Palabra del Agua (Word of the Water).
In spite of all the limitations, difficulties, attacks and harassment that we face, here we are, and we’re moving ahead with our efforts to create and sustain a communications project of the people and for the people. The little that we’ve achieved during the last seven years is thanks to the fact that we are not alone; you are our source of support.
As we reflect on the problems we’re experiencing here in our town, the problems people are experiencing throughout Mexico and, we dare say, the world, we understand that the roots of this situation lie in the fact that the value of money is placed above all else. The problem is that a few people who have accumulated a lot of money and, consequently, a lot of power, are deciding how we should live on this planet. They can do this because the laws they’ve made and the State institutions they’ve created really respond to the needs of capital over and above the needs of the people, over and above human dignity, over and above the balance of life on Mother Earth.