Monthly Archives: June 2013

Soldado de la Raza: Carlos Montes & the Struggle for Self-Determination (Part Five)

Carlos returned to Los Angeles in 1977 whereupon he was immediately arrested and charged with the events related to the Biltmore Hotel fires. In 1979, Carlos and allies formed the Free Carlos Montes Committee. The committee linked his case to … Continue reading

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Carlos Montes: Chicano Hero!

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Soldado de la Raza: Carlos Montes & the Struggle for Self-Determination (Part Four)

Carlos participated in organizing the first Chicano Moratorium in December 1969 against the war in Viet Nam. This would lead to the historic August 29, 1970 National Chicano Moratorium march when over 30,000 Chicanas/os protested the high casualty of Chicanos … Continue reading

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Soldado de la Raza: Carlos Montes & the Struggle for Self-Determination (Part Three)

As the new YCCA charted a new political course, and became the Brown Berets it began addressing the issue of police brutality by holding a series of demonstrations against the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s station. The picket was the first … Continue reading

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Soldado de la Raza: Carlos Montes & the Struggle for Self-Determination (Part Two)

Through Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society program, Congress passed the Economic Opportunity Act designed to plan and coordinate the so-called War on Poverty. Through the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the program initiated job-training and social efforts, such as the … Continue reading

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Soldado de la Raza: Carlos Montes & the Struggle for Self-Determination (Part One)

Carlos Montes, Minister of Information for the recently formed Brown Berets, descended upon Roosevelt High School on the morning of March 5, 1968 running and shouting in a loud, powerful voice the chant of “Walkout! Walkout!” With the gates to … Continue reading

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