Palestinians and Mexicans/Indigenous People Have A Common Enemy: Settler Colonialism

Since our founding in 1981, Unión del Barrio has expressed our support for all oppressed peoples’ Right To Resist. Today, we express our solidarity with the bold resistance of Palestinians in their struggle against normalized Israeli state terror and settler colonization. As a Mexican and Latin American organization based in California, for over 40 years, […]

Unión del Barrio Saluda a la Federación Sindical Mundial en ocasión de su 78 aniversario

Unión del Barrio transmite un caluroso saludo y felicitación a la Federación Sindical Mundial con motivo de su 78 Aniversario y en el Día de Acción Internacional bajo los lemas ‘¡No al autoritarismo y al recorte de las libertades democráticas y sindicales’; ‘¡Trabajo con derechos! ¡No a las flexibilidades y a la explotación!”. Como organización […]

May 1st, 2023 International Workers Day: “Power in the Hands of the Working Class – Fighting Back Against the Capitalist Offensive”

The global economic crisis facing the majority of working people around the world is becoming sharper and made worse with US imperialist ambitions. Workers today are under increased economic assault with inflation and skyrocketing energy costs hurting workers the most. With the health emergency scheduled to end by mid-may we see cuts to important life […]

Unión del Barrio Supports The Scheduled Education Workers Strike, March 2023

Unión del Barrio supports the righteous strike scheduled for this coming week by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in the Los Angeles Unified School District. SEIU 99 members, many of which are parents of LAUSD students, are teaching assistants, bus drivers, special education aides, and cafeteria workers, custodial workers, supervision aides, campus safety personnel, […]

Unión del Barrio Marks 41 Years of Anti-Colonial Struggle: TOWARDS OUR VII CONGRESS

AUGUST 29, 2022- CALIFAZTLAN – Today, Unión del Barrio commemorates 41 years of anti-colonial struggle. We take this moment to reflect on the tremendous accomplishments of our people’s struggle for Raza Self-Determination, Mexicano Liberation, and the international struggle for socialism. In these 41 years of struggle, we have evolved our thinking and strategies to adapt […]

Unión del Barrio Demands An Immediate End of all U.S. State Repression Against the Uhuru Movement!

To the Leadership & Cadre of the African People’s Socialist Party, To the Leadership & Supporters of the Uhuru Movement in General, Unión del Barrio enthusiastically expresses our support and unconditional solidarity with the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), and we demand an immediate end to all U.S. state repression against the Uhuru Movement!  On […]

San Diego May 1st International Workers Day: END THE WAR ON THE WORKING CLASS!

San Diego Workers Convene May 1st International Workers Day Events: United Under the Theme: END THE WAR ON THE WORKING CLASS! WORKERS WILL CONVENE ACTIONS AND EVENTS TO BUILD WORKERS POWER TO CHALLENGE THE ATTACKS ON WORKING FAMILIES Contacts: Benjamín Prado- Unión del Barrio, info@uniondelbarrio.org SAN DIEGO, CA- Organizations  throughout San Diego unite to push back […]

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 […]