Some Pissed Off Los Angeles Anti-Authoritarians

The following is a collectively-written, anonymous statement on the fiasco with the Maoist-turn within Defend Boyle Heights and their antagonism towards las O.V.A.S.1Overthrowing Vendidos, Authority & the State, the Psyco Brigrade & the radical space La Conxa in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.

First published here: https://mediarevolt.tumblr.com/ Here we re-publish it in solidarity with these projects. Please feel free to re-share & re-publish this statement.


As pro-revolutionists committed to cultivating revolution, many often look to coalitions to do the work of collaboration and moving with the the oppressed towards revolutionary practice. In actuality, when we work together it’s important to not only iron where we agree and have affinity, but where we disagree and where our affinity diverges, where our strategies might actually be counter to one another: i.e. antagonisms. So that we are not surprised in the future, and we don’t flatten struggles for the sake of false unity.

Contra Aztlán event @ La Conxa

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/