Subcommander Marcos Returns as Delegate Zero
Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatistas have a new goal for 2006. They are giving up their military role and becoming involved in the electoral process. Marcos will know be known as Delegate Zero, as he and the Zapatistas embark on a tour of Mexico.
The Zapatista rebels of Mexico are emerging from their jungle hideout for a six-month campaign tour of the country, designed to be an alternative to this year's already contentious presidential race.
Marcos and the Zapatistas have been fighting for years for the rights of indigenous Mexicans. They will not be running for office themselves, since they still view the political process as overly corrupt, but instead will build a "nationalist leftist movement that will "shake this country up from below" during a visit to Mexico's 31 states."
The Zapatista's command council said in a recent statement: "A step forward in the struggle is only possible if we unite with other sections of society. We have to unite with labourers, teachers, students and all the workers in the city and countryside."
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