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Contemporary Xicanx anarchism

continuation behind Xicanx identity beyond the current emphasis on cultural-nationalism and towards class struggle and solidarity with the international working class, while keeping their analysis rooted in their unique history and culture.

Alex H.

on 8 December 2010

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Transcript of Contemporary Xicanx anarchism

What is anarchism?
Participating in non-hierarchical, non-coercive avenues for people to develop or renew ways of living together in-community

community councils
Self determination
Self sustainability
Mutual aid
Unbound creative expression
Direct action
Direct democracy
Altruism and reciprocity What is Xicanx anarchism
A variance to post-colonial anarchism.

The letter "x" in Xicanx is used as a new, all-inclusive, genderless suffix, instead of the "@" or "a/o". It must also be acknowledged that Mesoamerican indigenous languages such as Nahuatl do not differentiate the genders with words such as yehwatl (which can mean he/she/it).

continuation behind Xicanx identity beyond the current emphasis on cultural-nationalism and towards class struggle and solidarity with the international working class, while keeping their analysis rooted in their unique history and culture; transforming the “Chicano Movement” away from the reactionary ideas of cultural-nationalism. Anarchism is not a white-male-thing
Anarchist people of color (APOC) are often excluded in anarchist literature, particularly women of color. Lucy Gonzales Parsons and Ricardo Flores Magón have been recovered as anarchists of color, due to their very unique perspective to social change as people of color. Class Struggle, Regeneracion, March 4, 1911
“Humanity is divided into two classes: the capitalist class and the working class. The capitalist class possesses the lands, the machinery, the factories, the workshops, the tools of labor, the mines, the houses, the railways, the ships, and other means of transportation, and as the keeper of all of these, it can count on the government in any of its forms: absolute monarchy, constitutional monarchy, and republic, be it in centralized or federated form. The working class possesses no more than its arms, its brains, and the essential energy invested in performing any kind of labor–while it can remain on its feet.” -Ricardo Flores Magon CHALLENGES WE FACE
Imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy LUCY GONZALES PARSONS (1853-1942)
Born in Waco Texas (records are rare, police and FBI confiscated her collection of papers and books when she died).African, Mexican, and Native American descent.Radical labor organizer; Campaigned for the first May Day: 8 hour work day in Chicago, 1886. Tried to free her partner, Albert Parsons and the other arrested Haymarket anarchists.Co-founder of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).Editor and writer for numerous newspapers such as The Liberator, The Alarm.Fought against racism, sexism, and worker exploitation. ORIGIN OF MAY DAY 1886
There were no worker rights during capitalism’s phase known as the industrial revolution.Anarchists were at the forefront of labor movement and organized the 8 hour day work campaign which led to the first May Day march in Chicago in 1886. Police attacked a rally at Haymarket square.The death of 7 cops led to the arrest of 8 anarchists, leading to a sensationalized court trial and the hanging of 4 anarchists.International Workers Day is observed around the world every May 1st. May 1, 2007 Police attack marchers in MacArthur Park APPLYING ANARCHIST ANALYSIS WITH THE REALITIES OF indigenous peoples of this continent

Nation-state expansionism was key to the u.s. provoked war with México in 1846.

Neo-colonial nation states need border constructs and people to obey it’s control over them, including immigrant laws, in order to exist.

Undocumented people of color feel the direct consequences of neo-colonial conditions and face the realities that privileged people do not.

Recognizing ways to intersect and converge struggles of race, gender, class, sexuality, ecology. E.g., Victoria Arellano as an HIV+ trans of color undocumented immigrant.
ERASE ALL BORDERS CONTEMPORARY XICANX ANARCHISM Indocumentalismo Manifesto: An Emerging Socio-Political Ideological Identity
cowritten by Raúl Alcaraz, former Dream Act 5 activist, now anarchist
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