August 29th, Chicano Memorial Day, and the 36th anniversary of the National Chicano Moratorium is soon upon us. Where are we today? Where have we been? What are we doing to advance our peoples toward liberation? Marching in the streets for immigrant rights/reform? Practicing accommodationist strategies for successful living under U.S. colonial rule? Being proud Indian scouts for multinational corporate interests, both locally and abroad, in their repression of our brothers, sisters, children, parents, and grandparents? Are we co-conspirators in the raping and destruction of our Mother Earth, leaving nothing for the next seven generations?
What have we learned? What are we teaching our children and grandchildren? What sense of values are we practicing? Who will our children and grandchildren emulate? Is there a tomorrow? Is there an end?
It is time to move our people and movement forward. Enough of the "His Spic" apologists who are willing collaborators and servants to the interests of white supremacy and privilege, house servants to the white master. Their solutions for accommodation have just created a class of social parasites that seek only to preserve themselves at the expense and misery of the people. Enough is enough, ya basta!
As the Partido Nacional La Raza Unida, a national Chicano political organization in the over 500 years of colonial occupied U.S. Southwest, we declare this day, August 29, to be National Chicano Liberation Day. Enough is enough! We will no longer tolerate as a people the continued lies and manipulations by this present colonial occupier who does not or never has had the indigenous peoples interests at heart. The populations that continue to migrate to this region are victims of the global oppression being waged by this colonial power. Call them economic refugees or anything you want to call them. They have been driven out of their homelands by U.S. global political and economic policies.
We must dissuade our youth from participating in this global campaign of repression and destruction. We must turn our younger generations away from the road to incarceration that has many of our potential warrior society isolated from their people. There is a method to this madness which includes complete traditional and spiritual ignorance, no sense of history, with complete political and economic dependency on the colonial government.
This August 29th, 2006 let us remember our heroes and martyrs of our Chicano Movement. May they not have died in vain. They should not be trivialized as some oddity as the collaborators of this colonial government would have us believe. On this day we should be gathering our families together in the spirit of national Chicano liberation. Shout out loud for all to hear the names of our fallen brothers and sisters. Let the peoples of Aztlan know that the Chicano Movement is for the liberation of this land and its people. We are Aztlan part and parcel to the whole Pan Indigenous Movement of Abya Yala.
AUGUST 29TH, 1970, COMMEMORATION
NATIONAL CHICANO LIBERATION DAY
Among the many important days in Chicano history, August 29th, 1970 stands out not only as a day in opposition to the Viet Nam War, but as a profound, "YA BASTA" to war and the many injustices that our people have been subjected to since the third colonization of our people at the end of the US-expansionist war of 1846-1848.
Therefore, EL PARTIDO NACIONAL DE LA RAZA UNIDA, in recognition of our heroic struggle and the many companeras and companeros who have given their lives for the movement declare
NATIONAL CHICANO LIBERATION DAY
ADELANTE PUEBLO, LUCHA POR LA
AUTO-DETERMINACION DEL PUEBLO Y
LA LIBERACION DE AZTLAN
** VIVA EL DIA DE LA LIBERACION NACIONAL CHICANA!!
LONG LIVE NATIONAL CHICANO LIBERATION DAY!!
LONG LIVE THE MARTYRS OF AZTLAN!
* QUE VIVAN LOS MARTIRES DE AZTLAN!
LONG LIVE A LIBERATED AZTLAN!
* QUE VIVA AZTLAN LIBERADO!
LONG LIVE ABYA YALA!
* QUE VIVA ABYA YALA!