Vice, “At the Drive-In Turned Me into a Border-Hating Communist”

The music was a roadmap that lead me to study fronterizo anarchists like Ricardo and Enrique Flores Magón, communist chicana union organizers like Emma Temayuca, the Gorras Blancas‘s resistance to white settler-colonists in New Mexico, the defiant Texas-based Raza Unida Party… These were all voices that grew from the division of the US-Mexico border and demanded a different world. These were all souls who screamed from the periphery of the American empire, and asked to be more than mano de obra, more than a faceless mass of Mexican labor.

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