The community is being invited to take part in a Community Discussion that will take place Sunday, May 5 from 2-4 p.m. in the conference room of the Gadsden Hotel.
Organizer Ginny Jordan said the discussion will be about the Revoltosos in Douglas: A brief history of the Partido Liberal Mexicano in Douglas, Arizona, 1905–1907 by Elizabeth Henson and Hector Salinas.
In the years before the Mexican Revolution, Ricardo Flores Magón and the Partido Liberal Mexicano organized workers throughout the Borderlands and were especially active among local copper miners. In 1905, a Liberal Club was founded by smelter workers in Douglas, Arizona, sister city to Agua Prieta, Sonora. In 1906, the Party staged a series of armed forays into Mexico, members in Douglas were arrested before they could join, and the documents seized in that raid were used in the 1909 Tombstone trial against Flores Magón and his companions. The Douglas Club was back in the news a year later. This is a brief account of those events which highlights a moment in the broader circulation of Mexican revolutionary anarchists throughout the two countries.