LIBERATED FROM THE ARCHIVES: 11 issues of Palante, the radical bilingual newspaper published from 1969-72 by the New York City chapter of the Young Lords. This is a record of urban resistance during a critical moment in this city’s history—a record unadulterated, unabridged, and set free from the historian’s retrospective gaze. From rent strikes to free breakfasts, from hijacks to breakouts, from occupation to expropriation, the struggles and solutions described within are familiar, even four decades on.
Individual PDFs are linked below. A .zip file containing all 11 issues is available here.
Note: this is not an endorsement of the Young Lords Party’s sad and notoriously self-destructive Maoism.
Related: A Brief History of the 23rd Precinct, our zine documenting 150 years of police brutality in East Harlem.