The Crusade for Justice: Chicano Militancy and the Government's War on Dissent

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Andy Downs, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Andy Downs Member

    I recently had the honor of connecting with Ernesto Vigil who has written
    The Crusade for Justice: Chicano Militancy and the Government's War on Dissent

    This definitive account of the Chicano movement in 1960s Denver reveals the intolerance and brutality that inspired the turbulent rise of the urban Chicano organization known as the Crusade for Justice. Ernesto Vigil, an expert in the discourse of radical movements of this time, joined the Crusade as a young draft resister where he met Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales, the founder of the CFJ. Vigil follows the movement chronologically from Gonzales's early attempts to fight discrimination as a participant in local Democratic politics to his radical stance as an organizer outside mainstream politics.
    Drawing extensively upon FBI documentation that has become available under the Freedom of Information Act, Vigil exposes massive surveillance of the Crusade for Justice by federal agents and local police and the damaging effects of such methods on ethnic liberation movements. Vigil complements these documents and the story of Gonzales's development as a radical with the story of his personal involvement in the movement. The Crusade for Justice describes one of the most important organizations fighting for Chicano rights.

    Anyway he sent me a few of his FBI files and it would be a good idea to see how serious of a guy he is, and mirror if you wish.

    As far as truth seekers and activists go, he is a long time warrior and has my complete respect.

    Anyone with an FBI file is ok with me...of course that is just a family tradition for me

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    The author and activist of this book Ernesto Vigil has had his computer attacked.
    It's interesting that it was two days after he made contact with me (maybe just paranoid on my part)

    Anyway, he lives modestly and wants to know if anyone could help him get his computer fixed.
    He is an older gent who is not real savvy with computers.
    If anyone would like to help a living legend with computer issues, please PM me.
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