Atenco Aguanta (2008)


Institutional pricing : $225
melanie cervantes
20 x 26 inches
4-Color, Handprinted, Archival Lenox Paper, Printed in Oakland, CA 2008


This piece is in solidarity with the indigenous people of San Salvador Atenco, in Mexico who are farmers by tradition and have resisted efforts by the State and corporations to build a WalMart, to build a major airport and to seize land. Their resistance has been met by systemic rape, people being disappeared and the taking of political prisoners.