Ideology of the
Young Lords

New York Chapter

In memoriam

Richie Perez
Pedro Pietri



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New York Young Lords History
Highlights (1969 - 1976)

1973 - 1976 PRRWO
-- Members focus on organizing in factories and hospitals and within trade unions.
-- PRRWO engaged in theorectical debates and less organizing.
-- Central Committee suspends publication of Palante newspaper.
-- Pablo "Yoruba" Guzman goes to prison for refusing induction into US Army. Spends a year in a Florida federal prison.
1974 PRRWO
-- Other branches engage in worker organizing and set up study groups and collectives.
-- New York cadre focus on organizing in factories, hospitals, Brooklyn College and District 1 School District.
-- Philadelphia cadre focus is on factory and hospital organizing, organizing of women, and collaborations with other activists organizations around issue of police brutality.
-- Yoruba released from prison, returns to New York, and resigns from PRRWO.
1975 - 1976 PRRWO
-- Central Committee leaders limit organizing work and move members toward increased study of Marxism-Leninism and Party Building documents.
-- Tremendous demoralization in organization.

-- By 1976, the organization and the movement had disintegrated and ceased to exist as a result of government and police infiltration, opportunist leadership, and shifting political directions.

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