A DECADE OF STRUGGLE: UNION DEL BARRIO REACHES ITS 10TH YEAR OF STRUGGLE IN LOS ANGELES

Unión del Barrio (UdB) was formed in 1981 by a half-dozen activists as a San Diego barrio-based organization, and has over time transformed itself into a Raza Internationalist formation with Bases of community work in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Davis California, as well as members in other locations. Over time UdB participated in many actions, conferences, […]

Hindsight 2008: “What Does The Election Of Barack Obama To The Presidency Of The Empire Mean For La Raza?”

Real Change Will Only Come From Those Who Struggle For Dignity, Justice & Self-Determination Editor’s Note: A version of this essay was originally published the day after the U.S. presidential elections on November 5, 2008. Responding to multiple requests, we decided to repost an updated version edited for readability and enriched with links from numerous outside […]

¡Fuera Trump! UdB Report On The May 27th Action In San Diego

San Diego’s Chicano Park was the gathering point for at least 800 people who participated in a politically militant and well organized action to unwelcome the anti-Arab, anti-Black, anti-Mexican, anti-Woman, power-hungry, neo-fascist oligarch Donald Trump. The event took place on Friday May 27, 2016, and represented dozens of organizations, cultural groups, MEChAs, local businesses, artists, […]

Mobilize & Defend Chicano Park

At approximately 4:30 pm on May 26, 2016 we received word that a threat was being circulated by a known racist group from north of San Diego. Within an hour of receiving that initial information we were able to independently confirm the validity of the threat from multiple additional sources. At that point the decision […]

LINK: OXNARD POLICE DEFEATED: FRANCISCO ROMERO “NOT GUILTY” IN 5 CHARGES FROM PROTEST VS. BRUTALITY

The trial of Francisco “Chavo” Romero has ended with the court-ordered rejection of 5 citation tickets issued by the Oxnard Police Department. The “Not Guilty” verdicts are a victory for the Todo Poder al Pueblo Collective in its long-standing fight against OPD brutality, and are a further confirmation of the rights of oppressed communities to […]

“21 millas por 21 Años de Resistencia” – 21 YEARS OF OPERATION GATEKEEPER – 21 YEARS OF RESISTANCE

–Click to download Registration Packet– Unión del Barrio, a community based political organization, that for over 30 years has organized Raza workers to struggle for our self-determination and liberation from US imposed borders, is organizing “21 millas por 21 años de Resistencia” – a bike ride from the Larsen Field in San Ysidro to Chicano Park. […]

TRIAL STARTS WEDNESDAY – Romero vs. Oxnard Police Department

Wednesday, June 17th, 8:30 am. Dept. 23 at the Ventura County Courthouse – 800 S. Victoria Ave. Support Francisco “Chavo” Romero! In 2013 the City of Oxnard and the Oxnard Police Department launched a retaliation campaign against me, by mailing me five traffic citations for marching against police brutality with the community. Now the Ventura County […]

LINK: DROP THE CHARGES! End the Criminalization of Dissent and Protest! Drop the Retaliatory Citations Against Francisco Romero!

LINK TO ONLINE PETITION: DROP THE CHARGES! End the Criminalization of Dissent and Protest! Drop the Retaliatory Citations Against Francisco Romero! The trial begins Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 8:30 am. Superior Court of California – County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura CA 93009. Department 23 (change of room is likely). ¡RETIREN LOS […]

Ethnic Studies NOW! – A Community Victory In San Diego

June 9, 2015 Unión del Barrio congratulates the Association of Raza Educators (ARE), community organizations, all committed individuals who participated in the victorious Ethnic Studies NOW campaign in San Diego, California. We are especially proud of our Comité Local Francisco Villa – the internal committee that coordinates the work of Unión del Barrio in San Diego, […]

Baltimore 2015: Vemos La Rabia Afroamericana Pero Necesitamos “Poder Negro”

Traducido del inglés por Sara Plaza y S. Seguí – Rebelión ¿Apoyamos las protestas contra el terrorismo policial? Totalmente. ¿Denunciaremos a la gente por montar bronca? De ninguna manera. Mientras tanto, oportunistas comentaristas mediáticos, deshonestos políticos bipartidistas y representantes progres de docenas de organismos de servicio social acuden a toda prisa a Baltimore para denunciar los […]

LINK: ROMERO VS. Oxnard PD – TRIAL STARTS FRIDAY, MAY 8TH!

Over one year and a half ago, the City of Oxnard, and the Oxnard Police Department (OPD) – in the most cowardly and shameless attempts to silence and intimidate the local community protests against police brutality, issued five whack-lame “traffic” citations against Francisco “Chavo” Romero. El Chavo has been an outspoken critic of local Oxnard […]

Herman Baca to Keynote Chicano Park 45th Celebration

For Immediate Press Release April 22, 2015 The Chicano community will celebrate the 45th Anniversary on Saturday, April 25, 2015 (a historical day) of world renowned Chicano Park that is listed on both the CA Register of Historical Resources, and the National Register of Historic Place. Tommie Camarillo, Chairperson of the Chicano Park Steering Committee […]

2015 Marcha de Zapata: ¿Qué Sigue?

El deber es de organizar a nuestro pueblo para defender los derechos humanos y democráticos y oponernos a toda clase de opresión y terror colonial. Como sector juvenil de la Raza nos organizamos bajo el concepto de la auto-determinación. Varias organizaciones en San Diego se han unido para denunciar la guerra continua en contra de […]

2015 SAN DIEGO ZAPATA MARCH: WHAT’S NEXT?

WE MUST ORGANIZE OUR PEOPLE TO DEFEND OUR DEMOCRATIC AND HUMAN RIGHTS FROM ALL FORMS OF COLONIAL OPPRESSION AND TERROR As working class raza youth, organized under the banner of self-determination, organizations in San Diego have united to stand up and denounce the ongoing war against poor people in our city, throughout the United States […]