When we use the Contra El Estado strategy, we create openings within the current system to challenge power. We expose the systems of oppression that are buried deep into the fabrics of our society and demand “No more”. We put our bodies, time, energy on the frontlines to speak up against injustices, from deportations to abuses of power.
Futuro y Esperanza: Latinx Perspectives on Policing and Safety
This is the first study to collect official data capturing the specific and varying experiences of Latinx people with police violence. Together, we can use this collected evidence to target opportunities that will mobilize our gente on policing issues and inform our organizing, messaging and policy strategies.
After the mass school shooting in Uvalde, TX, we collaborated on a campaign and protest action against the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention that was being hosted in Houston – just 3 days after the massacre. While our compas from Unemployed Workers United and FIEL Houston held the in-person action, Mijente spearheaded the digital protest efforts online.
Tech companies are building the tools used to surveil, incarcerate, and deport our communities. But our communities, together with students, librarians, tech workers, and allies, are fighting back. Since 2016, we’ve been calling on every tech company that works with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to immediately halt its support and contracts – which could result in a massive blow to the caging and deportation machine that is ICE.
In 2022, we released Sabotaging Sanctuary: Exposing ICE Surveillance in Colorado, Tracked and Trapped: Experiences from ICE Digital Prisons, and hosted the Databroker Dragnet Webinar on librarian organizing. We joined in multiple protest actions across the country to demand no tech for ICE. To learn more about these efforts in detail, check out our post here: 2022 #NoTechForICE wrapped.