The Howard Zinn Book Fair and Haymarket Books presents…
Justin Akers Chacón
speaking on The Revolutionary Legacy of Ricardo Flores Magón
at the 3rd annual Howard Zinn Book Fair on Dec. 4.
During the period of the Mexican Revolution, Ricardo Flores Magón and the Mexican Liberal Party built the first significant cross-border organization dedicated to international solidarity and anti-capitalism. Magonismo also became the foundation for radical politics for Mexican and Chicano working class movements in the United States. This talk will explore the development and evolution of Magonismo in the context of the rising workers’ movement, the Mexican Revolution, and the cross-border experiences of Mexican workers in the United States.
Justin Akers Chacón is an activist, writer, and educator in the San Diego-Tijuana border region. His forthcoming book is called Radicals in The Barrio: Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American working class. His previous work includes No One is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border (with Mike Davis).