Photo via wcheng
This was before most of us were born. Forty years ago. Back then our Indigenous youth were wiser and courageous. This was before the FBI incarcerated or killed most of the leaders of this brave movement, there was hope.
This was long before there were fake idiotic idols like Shakira, George Lopez or Alejandro Sanz, before our youth suffered the garbage attack of Univision and Telemundo with their racist and materialist media. Before our barrios were filled with drugs and sexism.
This anti-war rally was held on August 29, 2070 in East Los Angeles, organized by the National Chicano Moratorium Movement, an uprising of Indigenous Mexican-American peoples demanding the end of the Vietnam genocidal war.
As the crowd of over 25,000 people were violently repressed by the police, Ruben Salazar, Lynn Ward and Angel Diaz were killed.
Will the Chicanos of today take the post?
Today Chicanos are not alone, today is Arizona and Florida, Virginia and Delaware, la lucha continua.