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The Artist Behind ScholaR Comics Has a New Project to Talk to Kids About Deportation Fears

August 24th, 2017

I'm a big fan of Vicko Alvarez Vega's work ever since she started ScholaR comics. She's the person who drew the "why the x in Latinx" explainer for Mijente's first Lánzate convening. But when I saw she was publishing a new 'zine to help kids express their feelings of fear when it comes to immigration [...]

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This beer can has a monster eating a fat cat on it

August 16th, 2017

La Protesta- The first installment of 5 Rabbit Cerveceria's series speaking up against injustices through art on their beer cans. I used to think that there was nothing I loved more than drinking an ice cold beer on a pinche hot day, but now I’ve come to realize that my ultimate love is drinking an iced [...]

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After Health Care Loss, Trump Goes to Long Island to Beat Up on Immigrants

July 28th, 2017

“At a time when the administration is trying to defund health care, PBS, or almost all other government agencies over their supposed costs, it’s ridiculous to see it also trying to inflate ICE’s payroll.”

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This Latina’s Clapback to Her Boss’ Discrimination is Epic AF

July 25th, 2017

Nothing said she couldn’t wear a cape to work.

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Make-up Artist Born in Mexico Cancels Invite to Contest Winner Over Trump Tweet

July 25th, 2017

“I’ve drawn a personal line in the sand between myself and anyone who supports that man.”

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With DACA & TPS Threatened & a Dream Act Introduced, How We Chart Our Way Forward Matters

July 21st, 2017

Let us seize clean opportunities and quickly condemn anything that turns a Dream into a nightmare, anything that would increase the criminalization of any of us.

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When Vultures Circle, We Do Not Run: Lessons from Detroit to Puerto Rico

July 18th, 2017

Both Motor City and Borikén are fighting against the control boards trying to take them over.

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Mijente Hosting Escuelitas for Latinx Changemakers!

July 10th, 2017

This summer Mijente is hosting escuelitas for members and potential members to deepen our analysis, grow our skills, and strengthen the community of Latinx changemakers to be able to take on both the attacks and opportunities of these times.

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Latinx Anti-Blackness Killed Philando Castile

Yanez Murdered Philando
June 16th, 2017

As news broke that a court acquitted Officer Yanez, the 29 year old Latino police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile while he wore his seatbelt and his girlfriend livestreamed from the passenger side of his car last summer, reactions of outrage and disbelief poured throughout the country. Castile's mother took to facebook telling [...]

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Lester Rey & Dxtr Spits’ New Song, Arrachera, is a New Summer Anthem for When You’re Feeling Good

June 14th, 2017

Brisket or Lechón? Coleslaw or platanos maduros? Lemonade or parcha? It doesn’t matter for artists Dxtr Spits and Lester Rey because at the end of the day we have more in common than we think. That’s the message both artists want to send in their new music video “Arrachera”, the first song released as part [...]

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Melanie Cervantes, Xicana Movement Artist, Now Fighting Off Cancer

June 14th, 2017

As much as Melanie has poured into the movement, her community is now rallying behind her to fight off cancer.

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With Control Boards Taking Over, Detroit and Puerto Rico Connect to Fight Back

June 8th, 2017

On June 15th, as part of the Allied Media Conference (AMC) held annually in Detroit, a group of artist and organizers are holding the Detroit/Puerto Rico Solidarity Exchange Network Gathering: a historical convening that came out of conversations folks had while attending the 2016 AMC and seeks to connect Boricua organizers with organizers in Detroit.

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Oscar López Rivera discusses Decolonizing Puerto Rico on Democracy Now!

June 8th, 2017

Oscar López Rivera on Democracy Now! describes his time in prison, how he became politicized, and comments on Puerto Rico’s current political climate.

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A Guide on Organizing as Defense Against Federal Investigations and Prosecutions

June 5th, 2017

Mijente and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild release a guide that outlines how community-based organizations can develop a security and defense plan in the event that federal law enforcement targets leaders or staff for federal investigation and prosecution.

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Formerly Incarcerated Organize for a Fair Chance in Texas and WIN

May 31st, 2017

Winning a Fair Chance in Austin In March 2016, a fight led by formerly incarcerated people passed Fair Chance Hiring in Austin, making it the first city in the South to require private employers to delay questions about a criminal conviction until later in the hiring process. Since then, this growing movement has fought to keep [...]

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Indigenous Self-Care Practices for Organizers

May 21st, 2017

There’s no denying that we are in the midst of a historical time where social, political, and economic trends are changing. Folks are organizing their communities, jumping full force into defending freedoms and fighting for liberation. It’s important in these times to not drift from ourselves; our bodily and spiritual needs. As an Afro-Peruana, I [...]

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Queer Mapuche Visual Artist: Sebastían Calfuqueo

May 20th, 2017

Check out this video piece called ‘You Will Never be a Weye’ which talks about ways that colonization and homophobia have and continue to erase the experiences and stories of the Machi Weye people within Mapuche communities. Machi Weyes are gender nonconforming Mapuche people who are often thought of as spiritual leaders and healers in their communities. The video is subtitled in English.

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Spitting Truth to Power: 6 Latinx Hip Hop Videos from Latin America

May 12th, 2017

Check out these 6 video clips of badass Latin American hip hop and rap artists using their skill and craft to touch on a variety of social, political and economic issues from Mexico to Costa Rica to Chile. Mostly mujerxs, this list also highlights some newer and/or lesser known artists who are slaying the genre with just as much fire and fuerza as other brilliant artists like Anita Tijoux or Calle 13. We hope you enjoy these beats and bars as much as we do!

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New Toolkit gives Workers Tools to Fight against Raids and Audits

May 11th, 2017

Mijente Members and labor leaders at the AFL-CIO, Neidi Dominguez and Rosa Lozano along with others just dropped “We Will Resist and Defend,” a powerful toolkit for organizers and advocates on workplace raids and audits.

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There’s a Campaign to Save this Latinx Community Space from Gentrification in LA

May 10th, 2017

The Eastside cafe has been an autonomous community space for the past 15 years.

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