Dismantling Power: The Zapatista Indigenous Presidential Candidate's Vision to Transform Mexico from Below | By Benjamin Dangl | Common Dreams
The Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress (CNI) chose María de
Jesús Patricio Martínez as their spokesperson and presidential candidate
for the 2018 elections in Mexico.
"Patricio’s candidacy and radical vision for Mexico challenges
conventional politics and marks a new phase for the Zapatista and
indigenous struggle in the country."
"As a presidential candidate chosen by the CNI and Zapatistas, [María de
Jesús Patricio Martínez] is not interested in winning votes, but in
grassroots organizing and resisting the destruction that so many
communities in Mexico are facing," writes Benjamin Dangl. (Photo: Montecruz Foto/Flickr/cc)