CLF - "The Chicano Liberation Front". To understand the struggle we have to go back and re-visit the struggles our peple have already faced and realize nothing ever changed. It was only a band-aid put on a bigger problem and its being slowly ripped off opening the eyes of the people that continue to suffer.
When included in the Civil Rights narrative, however, Chicana/o political participation is belittled as reformist, a carbon copy of the Black Power Movement, or simply a farmworker struggle led by César Chávez.As such, the Chicano Movement and Chicana/o history is reduced to a caricature and its impact on American society is downplayed.
The Chicano Movement was neither reformist, a carbon copy of the Black Power Movement, or a farmworker struggle. The Chicano Movement was a radical, revolutionary nationalist mobilization of divergent organizations across the United States.
A few months after the assassination of Ruben Salazar, Lyn Ward, and Angel Gilberto Diaz at the August 29, 1970 Chicano Moratorium Against the Viet Nam War, a series of bombings rocked the Los Angeles area in early 1971. The main targets were banks, chain stores, government buildings, police cars, and so on.
A group calling itself the Chicano Liberation Front (CLF) took credit and issued statements declaring revolution to be a reality.
In one communiqué to La Raza magazine in 1974, the CLF stated: “today we celebrate with our people of the South, the Inauguration of Revolutionary action against the violence of economic exploitation, political subjugation, and social degradation by the Yankee Elite.” In another communiqué, the CLF announced: “we advocate violence urban guerrilla warfare. For each Chicano attacked we will cause thousands of dollars of property damage. We believe that every Chicano home should be armed with a shotgun, M-1 carbine, and .357 magnum.” We've been asking nicely for too long. And they respond with the continous murder of our social and politcal leaders. #decolonize #brownisbeautiful #native #chicanoliberationfront #united #chicano #freethinker #mexica #unidos #chicana #youarenotanimmigrant #indegenous #liberation