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 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 […]

Sin La Mujer No Hay Revolución: “We will fight until every imposed border, wall, cage, and cell is dismantled…”

One cannot turn on the television or read online news without hearing about Venezuela. Mainstream feminist organizations and media outlets are standing with the Trump administration in calling out the economic situation in Venezuela by blaming democratically-elected President Maduro as the cause of the economic crisis, and supporting the installation of US puppet Juan Guaidó. When […]

Shut The Whole Damn Thing Down!

The more trouble Trump gets into, the more intense his attacks are against our raza communities. All this mess about “border wall funding” and the “government shut down” is only to distract from the very serious legal trouble that Donald Trump and his accomplices find themselves in. The same thing was done with the refugee […]

Unión del Barrio Condemns the Imperialist U.S. Attack Against the People of Syria

Unión del Barrio condemns the imperialist U.S.-led attack unleashed against the Syrian people, and we denounce what is the most recent grotesque display of naked euro-anglo colonial violence against the Arab people. We recognize the right of the Syrian people to self-determine their political future, and we expose imperialist machinations to violently remake Syria in […]

First Hand Testimony From Herman Baca: “The Chicano Moratorium of August 29, 1970 Still Remembered – The Day Police Rioted!”

“LEST WE FORGET!” Committee on Chicano Rights (Reprinted & Updated from UCSD Herman Baca Archives) I still vividly remember what happened to me personally and politically in Los Angeles, California on August 29, 1970. Thirty thousand Chicanos from throughout the U.S. marched in the streets to protest and call for an end to the war in […]

The Shameless Dishonesty of US Narco-Imperialism: A Timeline Of Neoliberal Death-Mongering

Deception, war, criminality, and terrorism have been used as instruments of empire for hundreds of years. US imperialism has not been an exception, fomenting political chaos and death across the globe, especially in the decades following World War II. Yet, the shamelessly ahistorical nature of trumpista fascism makes it too easy to forget the origins […]