By Cris Batista | Mar 1, 2024

From Feminism to Feminismo Comunitario

Every March 8 (8M) human rights defenders, feminist, LGBTQ/cuir groups and others communities take to the streets. They use International Women’s Day as a time to denounce sexist violence and make demands of the people in power. Throughout March (Women’s...
By Cris Batista | Aug 3, 2023

The Dangers in Texas: Heat Waves and Shameless Politicians

Let’s be real – ‘ta caliente. As Latinxs we’re used to bringing the heat. Whether it be in our food, our music, or our passion, we’ve been accustomed to spicy lifestyles and even warmer climates for centuries. Still, nothing could...
By Cris Batista | Jul 27, 2023

Fired Up and Full of Heart: The People Strike Back

From TV writers to healthcare workers, baristas to hotel workers, and pilots to fast food workers one thing is certain — it’s a hot labor summer and corporate greed has got to go. There are so many workers, across dozens...
By Cris Batista | Jun 2, 2023

Pride As Action: Queer Organizing, Resistance, and Spirit

Our movement is a beautiful one, and we are celebrating everything that makes our LGBTQIA+ members and supporters amazing today and everyday.  But we also can’t ignore the moment that we’re in.  From healthcare restrictions, outright bans on drag performances,...

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By Cris Batista | Jun 13, 2024

The Dirty Side of Clean Energy in Puerto Rico

So-called clean energy initiatives in Puerto Rico have led to environmental damage, displacement, and higher living costs—all while those in power have profited.

By Cris Batista | Mar 1, 2024

From Feminism to Feminismo Comunitario

Every March 8 (8M) human rights defenders, feminist, LGBTQ/cuir groups and others communities take to the streets. They use International Women’s Day as a time to denounce sexist violence and make demands of the people in power. Throughout March (Women’s…

By Guest Contributor | Jan 16, 2024

Top 25 Albums del 2023 & Most Anticipated pa’ 2024

Last year’s music cycle brought us tons of new jams, including a slew of cross-genre collaborations and multilingual tracks that made us perrear and/or reflect on some meaningful political commentary. Before the new musical wave of 2024 gets into full…

By Cris Batista | Dec 15, 2023

Reggaeton Tumbado: A New(ish) Latin Musical Wave & Its Political Promise

by Osmani R. Alcaraz-Ochoa Months ago, I created a Spotify playlist that randomly has Reggaeton, Dembow, Rap (en Español) and Regional Mexican music all mixed together. I told myself I would later separate them out by genre since it didn’t…

By Cris Batista | Dec 12, 2023

Recollecting Mijente’s 2023 Highlights: Without, Against, and Within the State

In 2023, we committed ourselves to reaching our gente through Sin, Contra, and Desde el Estado strategies. Our purpose remains in continuing to move the needle towards el Buenvivir in our communities – where we can self-determine and shape our…

By Cris Batista | Oct 4, 2023

UNDOCUMENTED AND TRAVELING TO TUCSON, AZ FOR SAZONBLEA

Tips for Undocumented and Non-Citizen Travelers Attending Mijente’s Sazonblea 2023 in Tucson, Arizona No part of this should be taken as legal advice or an individual assessment of risk. Consult a trusted and experienced immigration attorney before making decisions about…

By Carolina Mendez | Sep 29, 2023

SpaceX Invasion: Millionaires, Mars, and Modern Colonization in Texas

Picture this: you’re scrolling through your Twitter feed – trauma dumping, subtweeting, or whatever vice you choose, then, bam. It’s not Twitter anymore, now it’s “X.”  The cute blue bird we grew up with in the early 2000’s and the…

By Cris Batista | Sep 28, 2023

Our Roots and Our Future

Over the next few decades, the Latinx population is set to double. Alongside these shifts are predictions that the power and influence of our community will grow as well. Given the history and current reality, we cannot make this assumption. Alongside…

By Cris Batista | Sep 15, 2023

Herencia, Historia, Mijente: Our Politics, Culture, and People

This year we reclaim ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’ as ‘Herencia, Historia, Mijente’. We celebrate the resilience, organizing, and leadership of our people.