Category Archives: Chicano Movement

Requiem 29 (video): August 29th Chicano Moratorium

August 29th is celebrated as Chicano Memorial Day. It is the anniversary of the National Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War day of action, August 29th, 1970. Held in East Los Angeles, it was a march and rally against the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Walkout (2006)

On this the 50th anniversary of the 1968 East Los Angeles high school Blowouts it is good to take time to study and reflect on these historic events. In a week long period starting March 1st, 1968, over 15,000 mostly … Continue reading

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Student Demands: from 1968 Blowouts, East Los Angeles

For the 50th anniversary of the 1968 East Los Angeles Blowouts, the Student Demands are reprinted for information and discussion – A.M. STUDENT DEMANDS BLOW OUTS were staged by us, Chicano students, in the East Los Angeles High Schools protesting … Continue reading

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The Black Berets Twelve-Point Program (1970)

To continue the interest in the Black Berets following the reposting of my article about them on the recent anniversary of the deaths of Canales and Cordova, here is the reprint of The Black Berets Twelve-Point Program. It was adopted … Continue reading

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American Blowback: New Mexico’s Black Berets (video)

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Remembering Rito Canales and Antonio Cordova of the Black Berets of Albuquerque

Rito Canales. Albuquerque, N.M. Shot to death Jan. 29, 1972. Rito was fighting the prison system. (Photos from 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures. Elizabeth Martinez, editor. 1991) January 29th 2017 was the 45th anniversary of the police murders … Continue reading

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Chicanos as as Internal Colony: Notes from Occupied America: The Chicano Struggle for Liberation (Rodolfo Acuna, 1972) – Introduction

The first edition of Occupied America, the series of Chicano Studies textbooks by Rodolfo Acuna, was written in 1972, during the peak of the Chicano Movement. This edition was titled “Occupied America: The Chicano Struggle for Liberation.” Later editions were … Continue reading

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May Day and the Mexican Flag: Reflections From 2013

In the aftermath of both May Day and militant anti-Trump rallies in California, led by Chicano and Mexicano youth, columnist Gustavo Arellano penned a piece titled “It’s Not Only OK for Activists to Wave the Mexican Flag at Protests—It’s Necessary.” … Continue reading

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Streetlow, Magazine of Lowrider Culture, Disrespects Brown Berets

Magazines of the lowrider culture have long used semi-nude models in their features and advertisements to attract more readers. Recently one of those magazines, Streetlow, published its latest issue with one of their models wearing a Brown Beret uniform in … Continue reading

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Update on the Myth of Dolores Huerta, 2016

Back in 2014 I wrote the article “The Politics of Opportunism and Capitulation: The Myth of Dolores Huerta.” It was written after the midterm elections of 2014, and during a time of resentment against the Obama administration and traditional Latino … Continue reading

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