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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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