José María Morelos y Pavón – Servant of the Motherland

José María Morelos y Pavón was an insurgent leader, follower of Miguel Hidalgo, and became one of the most important military and political leaders of the war of Mexican Independence against Spanish colonialism. He was born, very poor, on September 30, 1765 in what was at that time Valladolid, now know as Morelia, Michoacán (which […]

Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez – ¡PRESENTE!

Unión del Barrio sends our condolences to the family of compa Chunky. He was an central figure of the Chicana/o Movement for several generations; 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, […]

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 Denounces the Murder of Two More Normalista Students from Ayotzinapa, & We Hold the Mexican Government Responsible for This Crime.

Unión del Barrio laments the pain felt by the families of Filemón Tacuba Castro and Jonathan Hernández Morales. Furthermore, from local authorities, to the President of the republic, Enrique Peña Nieto, we hold the Mexican government responsible for this most recent crime. The Mexican government has continues to promote and maintain a policy of state […]

September 11, 1973: The Coup Against The Socialist President Of Chile, Salvador Allende – Led By Augusto Pinochet & Backed By The U.S.

In 1970, the Chilean people set out on an unprecedented path towards socialism in Nuestra America, the electoral process. In an act of electoral support for the construction of a workers state and the general platform expressed by the Unidad Popular, and its candidate Salvador Allende Gossens, the Chilean people voted for socialism. The Nixon […]

Unión del Barrio Repudiates the Coup Against the Democratically Elected President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff

To the people of Brazil, To the Central de Trabajadores de Brazil (CTB), Unión del Barrio repudiates the coup in Brazil, consummated in the Brazilian Senate by a hand full of legislators working in the service of trans-national capitalism. This coup has bought about the ouster of the democratically elected President, Dilma Rousseff. Unión del Barrio […]

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 […]

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN UNION DEL BARRIO?

Unión del Barrio is a barrio based revolutionary organization, born from the Chicano Power movement of the 1960’s & 70’s. We were founded on the guiding principles of Raza Self-Determination and National Liberation. Our ultimate struggle is to recover the lands stolen from the Mexicano-indigenous people in 1846 by the illegal US settler invasion, war […]

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, […]