As part of our event on September 5th, 2018 at 7PM at the radical autonomous space, La Conxa, an anarchist comrade shares with us her essay on Chicanismo & Chicano Nationalism which offers a necessary feminist critique of these two related ideas. She can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/xicanarquista and you can help support her & her work by contributing at https://cash.me/$Carlavazquez.
We are excited to facilitate a class/discussion group on Chicano Nationalism and a variety of critiques of it as part of the F.T.P. series hosted by La Conxa. We will use a variety of analyses including: anarchist, anti-colonial, anti-blackness, anti-state communist, etc.
The basis for the discussion will be based off this text we published: https://ediciones-ineditas.com/2018/03/11/contra-aztlan-a-critique-of-chicano-nationalism/
We will also share, in a couple of days, another text that will aide our discussion.
As U.S. Nationalism begins to grow stronger once again, we found it important to also question Chicano Nationalism which is common among certain wings of the Chicanx radical milieu.
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/687887254903991/
Why for anarchy and not for anarchism? This may seem like a small point to split hairs over but it is a point which is important to us. It is important because we are interested in a vital anarchist (anti-state communist) milieu. For us anarchism points to the notion that there could be a special set of practices (forms) which can be found out to be complentary for a free life for all. We feel this is foolish and assumes human life could ever take on a singular form. Life should take on the form necessary for its free reproduction, unlike its current state which only serves those who rule/control us.