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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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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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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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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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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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The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the Future of the Chicano/Mexicano People

February 2nd was the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. This treaty officially ended what has been known as the Mexican War, and which subsequently ceded over half the territory of the nation of … Continue reading

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