The Coronavirus Has Unmasked The Sick Brutality Of Capitalism – Only Principled Global Solidarity Will Be Sufficient To Contend With This Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency is unfolding on a scale that has impacted all of us as a species. This moment represents a new global consciousness that is spreading across the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people quickly coming to the realization that only as a species can we hope to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Compa Tommy Flanagan – ¡Presente!

We have struggled for over 35 years within the belly of the beast, and we’ve come across many allies who fight for justice along our side. Over time, there are some that truly stand out, with compa Tommy Flanagan being one of them. We honor Tommy Flanagan for standing in solidarity with the Mexicano people […]

Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez – ¡PRESENTE!

Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez was a central figure of the Chicana/o Movement across numerous generations. He was a leader of political culture and song, an icon of Chicano Park, and a representative San Diego-based raza struggle. Throughout the years he also left his mark on Unión del Barrio, especially our history that is rooted in the […]

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 […]

San Diego Barrio Forum To Denounce The Prison Industrial Complex

****SAVE THE DATE****SPREAD THE WORD***** Unión del Barrio Chicano Mexicano Prison Project (CMPP) Presents: A Barrio Forum to honor Hugo Yogi Bear Pineal, to commemorate the Cease of Hostilities, and to denounce the Prison Industrial Complex. Speakers will include: Martha Esquivel – California Families for the Abolition of Solitary Confinement. Flaco Rising – Former Prisoner, Student, Activist, […]

The Militarization of Logan Heights

San Diego “Noches De Conciencia” On Friday May 27th, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump held a fascist rally at the San Diego Convention Center. People from all over San Diego joined multiple protests to reject his politics. A well organized march called by Unión del Barrio rejecting Trump’s colonialism (racism) and hateful campaign descended from […]