Aug 29 2008

Subversive Historian – 08/29/08

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Listen to today’s Subversive Historian

Eric Drooker
The Chicano Moratorium by Subversive Historian Gabriel San Roman

Thirty-eight years ago on this day in people’s history, the largest anti-war demonstration staged by Chicanos in the United States occurred in East Los Angeles. On August 29th 1970, more than twenty thousand protesters marched against the Vietnam War’s destructive effects on the Chicano community. As demonstrators converged on Laguna Park, hundreds of helmeted police advanced and attacked the peaceful crowd without warning. Numerous people were injured, over two hundred were arrested and three were killed, including journalist Ruben Salazar. After covering the moratorium, Salazar retired to the Silver Dollar Café on Whittier Boulevard for drinks. Armed deputies in riot gear arrived outside the Café and without warning, fired tear gas canisters into the establishment. One of them struck Ruben Salazar in the head and killed him.

It looks as if for Chicanos the war front was here at home as well

For Uprising, this is your truth professa’ saying it’s no mystery why they conceal our history!

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