Category Archives: National Liberation

Ayotzinapa, Tlatelolco, Lucio Cabañas, and the Ongoing Struggle for the Future of Mexico

    This week is anniversaries of two historic events in Mexico. September 26 is the 4th anniversary of the disappearances of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa rural school in the state of Guerrero, Mexico in 2014. October 2nd is … Continue reading

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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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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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Amerikan Border Wall, Increasingly Militarized, Destroys Surrounding Ecosystem

I wrote this article back in 2011, five years ago, for the RAIM website antiimperialism.wordpress.com. Now in 2016 we have white supremacist Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for president, beginning his campaign in attacks on Mexicans, with his promise … 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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