Monthly Archives: April 2012

Moral Authority: The U.S. Supreme Court (La Mordida)

Direct forms of political control are easy to figure out. For a time, laws and police agencies can keep things together. However, most institutions and societies depend on social control to deceive people into thinking that they live in a … Continue reading

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The Role of the Middle-Class Revisited

For the last couple of weeks, I have been revisiting pieces that I’d written in the past. They express concerns that formed my own consciousness and they are the bulk of the over 200 articles that will compose my new … Continue reading

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Filtering History: The Museums and the Mexican

Because of requests for another article dealing with history, I am reprinting a piece that I wrote in 1989 dealing with museums and the Cinco de Mayo. Curators defend their institutional efforts toward historical accuracy – and some do make … Continue reading

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No Movies with Harry Gamboa Jr.

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Los Illegals – We Don’t Need a Tan 1981

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The Brat at Plaza de la Raza

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Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East L.A.

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Bringing Punk From West to East LA

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A History Lesson: Barrio for Sale

Aside from the injustices in Arizona, i.e., the scraping of a highly successful education program, the evident war against Mexicans, and the nullification of the U.S Constitution, I was seduced to the struggle by David A. Morales’ “Three Sonoran” blogs … Continue reading

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Tucson’s Mexican-American Studies Ban

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From “Deliverance” to “The Godfather” “Be Careful What You Wish for ’cause It Might Come True”

My dream was to live in Tucson. In the early 1970s I even applied for a job at the University of Arizona, but the interview invitation was withdrawn after I participated in a protest there the weekend before my interview. … Continue reading

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The Thin Line Revisited

“Just because you think something is true does not make it true.” One of the most difficult things about writing are “readers” who believe they can read your mind without reading what you have written. For that I reason I … Continue reading

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Olmeca – Batalla

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