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 […]

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 […]

History & Analysis: MAY 1ST IS ABOUT STRUGGLE

Link to 2017 UdB May Day Events May 1st, also known as May Day, or Primero de Mayo, is celebrated across the globe as International Workers Day. Precisely because this day commemorates the struggles of working people, this is one of only a few commemorations that spans across borders and touches all humanity. This is true […]

Día de los Muertos – Honoring UdB Compas That Dedicated Their Lives To The Struggle

Unión del Barrio remembers and honors our Compas that lived a life of struggle and sacrifice. Compa Patricia “Pat” Marín; Compa Marco Anguiano; UdB founder and Secretario General Compa Ernesto “Neto” Bustillos; and Compa Pablo Aceves were each unequivocal in their commitment to struggle when they lived, and our memories of them will continue to […]

August 29, 1970: 45 Years Later & Why the Chicano Moratorium Is Still Relevant Today

August 29, 1970: A Day Every Chicana/o Must Always Remember 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of the largest raza-led mobilization against the U.S. imperialist war in Vietnam and against the conditions of oppression and exploitation of our historically indigenous people by this colonial settler society on our own land. The August 29, 1970 Chicano Moratorium […]

History & Analysis: MAY 1ST IS ABOUT STRUGGLE

May 1st, also known as May Day, or Primero de Mayo, is celebrated globally as International Workers Day, one of a few commemorations that spans across borders and touches all humanity. Every year on this day there are huge demonstrations, marches, and rallies throughout Nuestra América and the world. Unión del Barrio, in collaboration with […]

International Working Women’s Day

March 8th marks International Working Women’s Day, a date celebrated by many peoples of the world. It is a major global celebration that acknowledges the economic, political and social achievements of women and the just demands for equality, justice and dignity. The first celebration of International Working Women’s Day was put forward at the turn […]