1 Article by: Enrique M. Buelna

Enrique M. Buelna is a professor in the history department at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, California. He is the author of Chicano Communists and the Struggle for Social Justice.

The Long History of Mexican-American Radicalism

Mexican-American workers have a long tradition of radical organizing, stretching back to the days of the Industrial Workers of the World and the mid-century Communist Party. And in 1968, with a longtime Communist Chicano family at the center, Mexican-American students in LA launched the largest student walkout in US history.