Spokesperson and presidential candidate María de Jesús Patricio, left, surrounded by members of the Zapatistas. Photo by Violeta Schmidt/Reuters

Dismantling Power: The Zapatista Indigenous Presidential Candidate’s Vision to Transform Mexico from Below

The Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress chose Nahua indigenous healer María de Jesús Patricio 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 the Zapatistas said of the decision, “we do not seek to administer power; we want to dismantle it.”

How Bernie Sanders and Occupy Wall Street Cracked Open America’s Political Imagination

A shift is happening outside the spotlight of the corporate media and our rigged political system. Socialism was the most looked-up word in the Webster dictionary last year. A recent poll conducted by Harvard says a majority of millennials do not support capitalism. The battle around the US ballot box could be narrowing, but the longer war of hearts and minds is still wide open.