Monday, July 16, 2007
Brown Berets wish fulls are bent out of shape over the 600+ Freedom Fighters recent ride TO SUTTON'S OFFICE, demanding Pardons for our incarcerated Border Patrol Agents. Their also whining about their Mexican flag ending up on the ground. Seems their confused with two conflicts here. One: The Freedom Riders issue with Sutton, odd because they have an issue with Sutton and the House of Death. Two: Their disturbed by a flag issue, theirs. Although, it becomes apparent that flying our American Flag upside down and under the Mexican flag, or the burning, stamping, wearing and dragging our American Flag in the USA is just dandy. We say their points are MUTE.
As an organization deeply rooted in the "Chicano Power Movement," (our founders and some of our current members were active in La Raza Unida Party, Brown Berets, CASA, United Farm Workers Union, M.E.Ch.A., and other movement formations) our political objectives have, and continue to be, that of the Chicano Movement: the liberation of all Raza and our lands occupied by gringo colonialism. It is therefore Unión del Barrio's political responsibility to expose those charlatans (falsos) who, because of a short "stint" in the movimiento, go around claiming every progressive action and victory of the people as their own "private onda". This criticism, therefore, is our attempt to uphold our responsibilities and move our struggle forward.
By 1970, the Brown Berets had developed a "13 Point Political Program - To Unite All Our People Under The Banner Of Independence." Concentrating its organizing in the barrios and colonias (where most Raza live), their "fuck the marrano" and "mi Raza primero" militant politics attracted the most oppressed sector of the Mexicano community; the homeboys and homegirls. Soon they had grown into a national organization with 90 chapters and over 5,000 members, making it the largest Chicano Mexicano liberation-oriented organization that has ever existed. The Berets published a national newspaper called La Causa, which was disseminated throughout Aztlán. It led or supported "student blow-outs" (walk-outs)http://uniondelbarrio.org/lvp/newspapers/96/apraug96/pg03.html