Shut The Whole Damn Thing Down!

The more trouble Trump gets into, the more intense his attacks are against our raza communities. All this mess about “border wall funding” and the “government shut down” is only to distract from the very serious legal trouble that Donald Trump and his accomplices find themselves in. The same thing was done with the refugee […]

Unión del Barrio Calls On Border Communities To Protect The Physical Integrity Of Our Central American Sisters And Brothers

Unión del Barrio strongly condemns the recent violent acts directed against Central American migrants and refugees by a small group of people in the area of Playas de Tijuana. The violence and threats of violence carried out by a small group of reactionaries represent nothing less than the most foul expression of xenophobia which highlights […]

Unión del Barrio Condemns the Increased Deployment of US Troops to the Politically Imposed Southern Border with Mexico

¡Somos Un Pueblo, Sin Fronteras! We don’t recognize the Imperialist imposed U.S. Border By deploying its military to the southern border to support the anti-Mexican police force known as the US Border Patrol and its criminal counterpart Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Trump administration has exposed the true nature of US imperialist crisis. But […]

Today We Were United In The Defense Of Chicano Park & Our Community

Today, September 3, 2017, a broadly unified raza-led front of elders, high school and college students, barrio youth, political radicals, muralists, artists, cultural workers, academics, activists, native people of the Kumeyaay nation, labor organizers, religious people, etc. unconditionally joined forces with at least 500 local community people to defend Barrio Logan’s historic Chicano Park. Click […]

The Never-Ending Ballad of Esequiel Hernández Jr.

The tiny border town of Redford Texas is located about four hours southeast from El Paso. On May 20, 1997 an 18-year old U.S. citizen of Mexicano heritage named Esequiel Hernández Jr. was shot dead by a group of Marines who had been deployed to intervene in the drug trafficking that was reportedly taking place […]

The Shameless Dishonesty of US Narco-Imperialism: A Timeline Of Neoliberal Death-Mongering

Deception, war, criminality, and terrorism have been used as instruments of empire for hundreds of years. US imperialism has not been an exception, fomenting political chaos and death across the globe, especially in the decades following World War II. Yet, the shamelessly ahistorical nature of trumpista fascism makes it too easy to forget the origins […]

During February of 2017, Trumpistas Sent Our Communities A Clear Message Of What They Have In Mind For Us

The real question is, what are we going to do about it? Among the generalized political division and increasing hatred that Trump has fomented during his first weeks as president, it takes a little work to discern what is now clearly a pattern of white nationalist aggression that has been unleashed against our communities. Indeed, […]

1994-2016: 22 Years of Operation Gatekeeper

In 1994, William Jefferson Clinton activated a new border enforcement policy, Operation Gatekeeper, that was designed to push people without papers away from large cities, to instead cross the border in the more dangerous and remote mountains and deserts of California and Arizona. Since 1994, Operation Gatekeeper and similar policies in New Mexico and Texas, […]

Unión del Barrio Celebrates 35 Years Of Raza Liberation Struggle

On August 27, 2016, Unión del Barrio celebrated our 35th year of continuous struggle for raza liberation. From 1981 to this day in 2016, tens of thousands, perhaps even hundreds of thousands of hours, invested into meetings, rallies, marchas, PE sessions, conferences, congresos, etc. – all stitched together to form a unified banner of struggle. We […]

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, […]

“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. […]