This LA-born Mexican-American hero voluntarily joined his Japanese-American neighbors in the WWII Manzanar internment camp


Seventeen year old Los Angeles-born Ralph Lazo (photo) voluntarily entered the Manzanar Japanese-American internment camp after learning his neighbors were being locked up by the government. He later joined the military and helped liberate the Philippines and spent his life “discouraging the occurrence of similar injustices and violations of civil liberties in the future.” [Video by Velshi and Ruhle for MSNBC.]

Did you ever ask yourself WHAT YOU WOULD DO if the time came when the Trump regime’s troopers came to round up your neighbors? THAT TIME IS NOW.

‘Donald Duck in Nutzi Land’ aka ‘Der Fuehrer’s Face’ (1943 video)

Der Fuehrer’s Face (originally titled Donald Duck in Nutzi Land) is a 1943 American animated anti-Nazi propaganda short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in 1943 by RKO Radio Pictures.

The cartoon, which features Donald Duck in a nightmare setting working at a factory in Nazi Germany, was made in an effort to sell war bonds and is an example of American propaganda during World War II.

The film was directed by Jack Kinney and written by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer from the original music by Oliver Wallace. The film is well known for Wallace’s original song Der Fuehrer’s Face, which was actually released earlier by Spike Jones.

Der Fuehrer’s Face won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 15th Academy Awards. It was the only Donald Duck film to receive the honor, although eight other films were also nominated.

In 1994, it was voted Number 22 of “the 50 Greatest Cartoons” of all time by members of the animation field. However, because of the propagandistic nature of the short, and the depiction of Donald Duck as a Nazi (albeit a reluctant one), Disney kept the film out of general circulation after its original release.

Its first home video release came in 2004 with the release of the third wave of the Walt Disney Treasures DVD sets.

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Mexico: FOR Liberty, AGAINST Nazis (WWII toons, video)

mexiconaziSeventy-some years ago, Mexico joined the Allies (AKA the United Nations) to fight against Nazi Germany. Contrast and compare with 2016 when the U.S.A. will soon be “led” by its very own homegrown fascist.

Back in the good old days, the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs produced and released the propaganda flick Mexican Moods praising our new World War II BFFs south of the border, the place where cheeto boy wants to build his wall.

Mas…Mexico: FOR Liberty, AGAINST Nazis (WWII toons, video)

Rudy Martinez, killed at Pearl Harbor, was WWII’s first Latino casualty


When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on this date in 1941, Mexican-American sailor Rudy Martinez, from San Diego, was one of the 2000-plus servicemen killed. On the “Date That Will Live In Infamy,” he became the first Latino casualty of the Second World War.

Fox News Latino shared the story:

Mas…Rudy Martinez, killed at Pearl Harbor, was WWII’s first Latino casualty

Rudy Martinez, killed at Pearl Harbor, was WWII’s first Latino casualty


When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on this date in 1941, Mexican-American sailor Rudy Martinez, from San Diego, was one of the 2000-plus servicemen killed. On the “Date That Will Live In Infamy,” he became the first Latino casualty of the Second World War.

Fox News Latino shared the story:

Mas…Rudy Martinez, killed at Pearl Harbor, was WWII’s first Latino casualty

Did you know? U.S. ‘interned’ Peruvians of Japanese descent (audio)

Japanese-Peruvian_Credit_MiaWarren-300x200Not only did Uncle Sam lock up Japanese-Americans in “internment camps” during World II, but a 1942 regional security pact also became the legal cover for shipping 1800 Peruvians of Japanese descent to the very same camps. Carmen Utako Tochio Villanueva (photo), who was born into one of those families in a Texas internment camp, tells her story to LatinoUSA’s Mia Warren:

Mas…Did you know? U.S. ‘interned’ Peruvians of Japanese descent (audio)

U.S. ♥ Mexico WWII propaganda film: ‘Mexican Moods’ (1942)

Seventy years ago, when Mexico joined the Allies (AKA the United Nations) to fight against Nazi Germany, the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs produced and released Mexican Moods praising our new BFF.

Sometimes shaky period color footage is matched by shaky period narration and musical production numbers as the film celebrates Mexico’s joining the United Nations, silver making in Taxco (right), modern Mexican airports, Aztec ruins and rituals and Mexican movie and stage stars like handsome young law-school-dropout/comic actor Cantinflas. The 11-minute video, produced and directed by Aldo Ermini, is right down here…

Mas…U.S. ♥ Mexico WWII propaganda film: ‘Mexican Moods’ (1942)