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A COMMUNITY RESISTS: MAY DAY LOS ANGELES AND COMITES DE RESISTENCIA

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 5:30 am, a group of committed individuals representing various community organizations took to the streets to kick off early morning community patrols (Patrullajes Comunitarios). Unión del Barrio, a community-based political organization, leads an urgent effort of community resistance and self-defense to disrupt the hostile immigration raids and police terrorism […]

La Raza, Barrio Self-Defense & Real Political Power

Ten Difficult Lessons Unión del Barrio Takes Away From Trumpism/COVID-19 —    Introduction    —    The Events of Jan 6th    —    How We Got Here    —    What Comes Next    — INTRODUCTION:  The goal of this analysis is to provide a critical/self-critical assessment of the repression suffered by our communities […]

The 2020 Presidential Elections Had Nothing To Do With Democracy, But Did Unmask The Reactionary Nature Of The U.S. Electoral System

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 […]

First Hand Testimony & Reflection From Herman Baca: 50 YEARS AGO – LEST WE FORGET THE AUGUST 29, 1970 CHICANO MORATORIUM

“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 […]

Unión del Barrio Statement Regarding the Demand to Re-Open Schools During the Pandemic

Union del Barrio rejects the Trump regime’s demands to re-open schools for the 2020-2021 academic school year. As an organization committed to critical pedagogy and democratic schooling, we are convinced that public schools should not resume in-person instruction until that time when it is deemed safe by public health experts and the broader scientific community. We […]

Unión del Barrio 5-Point Guidance For The Current Political Crisis

1. Only attend known events, and maintain all pandemic-related precautions. 2. Express your anger, but do not be blinded by your emotions. 3. Be “gente solidaria”, do not surrender your class-based political principles, but also maintain a barrio-based vigilance. 4. Maintain revolutionary discipline and organizational accountability. 5. Defend our barrios, by any means necessary. There […]

Minneapolis 2020: The Murder of George Floyd Is Clearest Evidence Yet That This System Has NO Redeemable Value

Unión del Barrio sends our sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd, and we state our solidarity with protesters in Minnesota who are standing up against police terror. We unite with the international condemnation of Derek Chauvin and the Minneapolis Police Department for the blatant lynching of brother Floyd. We call for the arrest […]

Inmate Protests Against Forced Exposure To COVID-19

On April 10, 2020, dozens of inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility in Kansas took part in an uprising to protest  unsanitary conditions within the prison during the current worldwide health crisis COVID-19 pandemic. Prisoners and their families have been very concerned about the rising numbers of coronavirus infections among prisoners across the whole country. […]

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 Condemns the U.S. Drone Strike Assassinations & Imperial War Provocations

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 […]

1st International Meeting of Workers in Solidarity with the People and Government of Venezuelan

Unión del Barrio recently responded to the call issued by the Bolivarian Socialist Workers Central Union (CBST), to attend the 1st International Meeting of Workers in Solidarity with the People and Government of Venezuelan, which took place from August 29-31 of this year. We affirmed our commitment with the international working class to close ranks […]

Unión del Barrio & The Struggle For LGBTQ+ Comradeship

Unión del Barrio understands that the revolutionary process itself as an act of liberatory love. As such, we aspire to be revolutionary cadre – individuals committed to a collectivized global struggle, fighting every day to break the chains that bourgeois society uses to keep us in check. From within a revolutionary consciousness emerges a love […]

UdB Affirms That Mujeres Have The Right To Bodily Autonomy

It’s 2019 and we are witness to US states attempting to impose the most extreme restrictions on female bodily autonomy in history. On May 13, 2019 twenty-five white male republicans voted to impose a full abortion ban in Alabama, making it a felony offense for healthcare providers to perform or carry out abortions with sentences […]