Category Archives: National Question

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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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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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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An Overview of the History of the Chicano National Question

This was inspired by an inquiry on a Reddit forum about information and texts about the “Chicano Question.” Here is a history of the development of this thought from a Marxist perspective. One of the first ones to look at … Continue reading

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