Category Archives: La Raza

A Dive Into L.A.’s Punk Scene: Decolonize-Core with Xibalba

“Aztlán is all about Chicanos, power, and being fucking relentless,” says Nate Rebolledo, Xibalba’s frontman.

Xibalba is perhaps the heaviest band out of Los Angeles since Slayer. The members are from all over the city, and the band’s insanely raw and powerfully relentless sound has led them to have a loyal base of fans since forming in 2006.

To celebrate their newest E.P., Aztlán, the five-piece band threw a free show at 1st Street Billiards in Boyle Heights on Friday, January 13. The show doubled as a music video shoot for Desmadre, another emerging hardcore band out of Los Angeles. Hundreds of punks and fans of aggressive music showed up to support.

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Amazon Allegedly Cuts Ties with Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture

 The artwork depicts an Amazon warehouse with flames beneath it. The lettering that surrounds the warehouse reads, “Burn them all down.”

Amazon has reportedly ended its financial support of the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in Riverside, California. According to ARTNews , the multibillion-dollar company made its decision after it found out the institution included an artwork in ant exhibition that was critical of Amazon’s business strategy in the state.

The artwork in question is a triptych of screen prints by Toni Sanchez, a student at the University of California, that is part of the “Life Logistics” exhibition, which ran from January 7, 2023 to June 4, 2023. T

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A conversation about Chicano rights with activist Carlos Montes

At the beginning of his speech, Montes asked attendees about the definition and importance of Aztlán, the mythical city of paradise that the Mexica (known to settlers as the Aztecs) envisioned when they settled in Mexico. Montes explored the symbolism of spiritual and national unity that Aztlán represents for Mexicans and the Chicano community in the United States.

On May 25, UW’s Progressive Student Union (PSU) and several other RSOs held a discussion board with Carlos Montes, a nationally respected Chicano leader, to discuss the rise of Chicano activism and the continued struggle for immigrant rights in the United States.

Montes is an activist who co-founded the Chicano youth organization the Brown Berets, which took direct inspiration from the Black Panther Party. He stopped by Seattle on a fundraising tour alongside the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), a national organization of working-class socialists.

The discussion covered Montes’ activism since the late 1960s, the current conditions of the Latino community, immigration policies of the United States, and the importance of continued activism for the Chicano and immigrant communities. After his prepared remarks, Montes took questions from attendees.

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Sureño History Explained – Southern United Raza (SUR) – Video

History of Sureño gang members and their connection to the Mexican Mafia.

LA City Council Is Doing What Now? (Video)

In a leaked tape, three members of the all-Democrat (plus one independent) Los Angeles City Council, along with a labor leader — all Latino — used racist, homophobic, anti-white, anti-Asian, and even anti-Mexican slurs as they plotted to redistrict the city council to increase “Latino power.”

Biden Medal of Freedom Recipient Has History of Involvement with Far-Left Groups

Raul Yzaguirre, one of President Joe Biden’s Medal of Freedom recipients from last week, has a history of working with far-left groups.

National Council of La Raza (NCLR), now called UnidosUS — where he served as CEO and president for 30 years — received more than $60 million from the federal government — funded by American taxpayers — since 2008. The non-profit has many connections to far-left organizations and even a school founded on a racial-separatist ideology.

In 2002, La Raza partnered with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund to prevent stronger Voter ID laws. The Sacramento Bee wrote that the two groups opposed Voter ID laws because “In too many cases, partisan poll workers have demanded identification from people of color – African Americans in the South or Hispanics in Southern California.”

Additionally, in November 2004, one of La Raza’s executives, Janet Murguia, appeared to support illegal immigrants voting after Arizona voters approved a ballot measure requiring voters to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote.

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The Long History of Mexican-American Radicalism

Mexican-American workers have a long tradition of radical organizing, stretching back to the days of the Industrial Workers of the World and the mid-century Communist Party. And in 1968, with a longtime Communist Chicano family at the center, Mexican-American students in LA launched the largest student walkout in US history.

During the first week of March in 1968, more than fifteen thousand students walked out of their high schools in Los Angeles, kicking off the largest student walkout in US history. The students, mostly Mexican Americans, were fed up with a school system that had given them de facto segregation, English-only instruction, and irrelevant curricula. The walkout, coordinated by student committees at each school, demanded more Latino faculty members, better facilities, and educational material that spoke to Mexican Americans’ diverse experience.

An East LA family named the Cuaróns were at the center of the walkout. Even before the events of March ’68, the Cuarón home had served as a meeting place for radicals. Mita Cuarón was a student at Garfield High School, so involved in organizing the walkout that the administration singled her out as a leader and school guards attacked her. Mita’s mother, Sylvia Cuarón, was one of the first parents down on the picket line to help support and protect the striking students. And her father, Ralph Cuarón, was elected as the students’ representative in subsequent negotiations with school administrators.

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Radical leftists call for armed confrontation for any state that enforces borders

LULAC’s Wikipedia page notes that the group, like the Cesar Chavez United Farmworkers, originally opposed illegal immigration. Now they’ve switched, and seem to be doing the cartels’ bidding. Something funny happened to them.

As states pursue rule of law at the border amid a record surge of illegal migrants and Biden administration inaction, open border activists are getting busy.

According to The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse:

 Several states responded to the call from Texas Governor Greg Abbott asking for allied states to send law enforcement and national guard to secure the southern border after the Biden administration actively, intentionally and purposefully works to keep it open.

With the potential for cooperation from states, what I call “extreme federalism“, to secure the border regardless of the Federal inaction, an assembly of various activist groups are petitioning the White House to confront the states with direct military action.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a far-left communist advance group, is asking Joe Biden to fight the state effort with all measures possible, including armed confrontation.

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Biden Puts Specialist in Illegal Aliens in Charge of Census

And a member of a racist hate group that wanted to build Mexico in America.

The media is touting Biden’s pick of Robert Santos as historic because he would be the first “census director of color”. Emphasizing the race or ethnicity of Biden’s nominees has become the media’s usual tactic for obscuring their radicalism while accusing their critics of racism.

As a third-generation American whose grandparents came to this country over a century ago, whose parents raised him not to speak Spanish, Santos is hardly an oppressed minority.

During the census, the media repeatedly trotted Santos out to warn that minorities would be undercounted and that the citizenship question would suppress minority participation.

“If the administration tries to take out undocumented folks, that’s going to lead to lot of litigation,” Santos warned.

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UCR Professor Predicts a Marxist Future and leads with Grant for $2.9 million for ‘Latinx Futures’ (Video)

“The good thing about it is a lot of students, the younger people are hungry for it. They want it. They want to do it. They want to do that work. My generation wasn’t Marxist or left leaning but these kids are. Like their whole future in a capitalist economy is like crap and they know it.” Alfredo Carlos, Ph.D

Mellon Foundation awards $2.9 million for ‘Latinx Futures’

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