Communique for the membership of Unión del Barrio and our allies: Given the critical political situation that has taken shape since the violent acts of January 6 in Washington D.C., and keeping in mind ongoing threats of political violence elsewhere, the Comité Central feels it is necessary to reissue our five-point guidance published at the […]
With regard to the 2020 elections, we must first state that this electoral cycle represents the culmination of a multi-faceted structural crisis of the capitalist system that began more than four decades ago. It had almost nothing to do with democracy, but instead was a mass-based contest between political impotence versus collective psychosis. Forced to […]
“THE DAY POLICE RIOTED!” Committee on Chicano Rights, 08/28/2020 Fifty years later, I can still vividly remember what happened to me personally and politically in Los Angeles, California on August 29, 1970. At the time, I was 27 years old, today 77. In those 50 years, many persons I knew that marched in the Chicano […]
Links to UdB-Sponsored May Day 2020 Activities in Southern California: – Los Angeles – – San Diego – 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 […]
Unión del Barrio, a raza-led anti-imperialist organization based in California, condemns the cowardly U.S. drone strike assassinations of Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. These assassinations are the most recent violent provocation in a part of the world that for nearly two decades has been destabilized and utterly devastated by U.S. interventions and occupations. We […]
To the general membership of Unión del Barrio, to our supporters and friends: The Comité Central of Unión del Barrio wishes each of our members, supporters and friends an excellent 2019. Whether your goals are political, family related, or personal, we hope that they all materialize for you during this coming year, 2019. 2018 ends […]
AMLO is the new president of México. He won the presidential chair with more than 53% of the votes, surpassing the multiple candidates of the right-wing political elite as a whole, by more than 14 points. It must also be considered that with just five years of existence, the MORENA party won at least 20,229,314 […]
In what can only be understood as major victory for independent community-based politics in the Los Angeles suburb of Pico Rivera, two candidates backed by Unión del Barrio, Jose Lara and Leanna Ibarra, won the El Rancho Unified School Board election on Tuesday night. Securing the two top positions among a field of six candidates, Lara and Ibarra together won over eleven thousand votes in Pico Rivera, and will serve the educational community of Pico Rivera for the next four years.