Category Archives: National Liberation

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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Review – Mexico: The Frozen Revolution

For the anniversary of the death of Emiliano Zapata on April 10, 1919, I repost this review of Mexico: The Frozen Revolution (1971), which gives an excellent overview of the Mexican Revolution, and analysis of its aftermath. I originally wrote … Continue reading

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The White Nationalism of the Colorado Greens (2008)

This is an article I wrote back in 2008 for the website of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement – Denver. This was around organizing leading up to protests against the Democratic National Convention held in the city that year. Internal conflicts between … Continue reading

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Statement of the Revolutionary Caucus (Chicano Youth Liberation Conference, 1969)

The National Chicano Youth Conference held in Denver in 1969, organized by the Crusade for Justice, is a historic event in the history of the Chicano people. Out of it came El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan, which sought to organize the … Continue reading

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Chilili Land Grant Struggle, 1976 (pamphlet)

The following is a pamphlet about the land struggle in Chilili, New Mexico in 1976. (Thanks to the one in the Chicano Movement group in Facebook for scanning this in the first place. ) The pamphlet was put out by … Continue reading

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