There is quite a bit of history of overlooked history when it comes to the presence of Mexican Anarchist-Communists around the the time of the Mexican Revolution. We have rounded up some links to further reading about this history for those interested.
This page will be a work in progress.
- Ricardo Flores Magón & the Anarchist Movement in El Monte, California by the South El Monte Arts Posse
- 1914: Edendale Commune by arón j-o
- Echoes of Magón by Rubén Martínez
- Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology at the Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA by Matt Stromberg
- NOTE: Friends of the project which were active in the Regeneración space mentioned in this piece note that the explicitly-anarchist presence has been largely omitted in this “art exhibit.” We also agree with the reviewer when they say: “There is something deadening about the presentation of the archives in a museum setting, draining the blood from them…“
On the 25th of June in 1912, after members of the Mexican Anarchist-Communist organization, Partido Liberal Mexicano, were convicted of violating Neutrality Laws, Lucía [Norman] led the protesters through the streets of Los Angeles chanting ‘Libertad y Tierra’ (‘Land and Liberty’). The police eventually called the occurrence a riot – which according to the Los Angeles Examiner was ‘one of the wildest riots witnessed on the streets of Los Angeles’ as ‘many of the women during the riot wielded hat pins with painful effect.’ As the men in the PLM came under more & more American repression she & other women took a stronger & stronger position within this anarchist organization. –– L.A. ONDA (2016)
The location of the Magonista commune was at what is now Silver Lake, then known as Edendale, was at 2325 Ivanhoe Ave Los Angeles.