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Queens of the Corner: Pedro Lemebel y Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis

April 30th, 2017

Pictured above: Francisco Casas (left), Pedro Lemebel (right). I first learned about Chilean artist and activist Pedro Lemebel while watching an interview with Chilean queer musician Alex Anwandter about his latest album, Amiga. On that album, there’s a track called Manifiesto in which he tackles themes of gender and sexuality; a track that Anwandter said [...]

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Lifting Up the Struggles of the Mujerxs of the Young Lords Party: Reflections on Iris Morales’ Book

April 17th, 2017

Iris Morales’ book, Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords 1969-1976 documents the perspective of women cadre in the formation of one of the most important radical party organizations in Latinx-American history.

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People are already editing the bio of United’s CEO

April 10th, 2017

He was known as one of the ‘Top 100 Influential Hispanics’ until #boycottunitedairlines started.

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Trump Wants to Know Who’s Behind this Immigration Account, Twitter Says No.

April 7th, 2017

The account has 114,000 followers and the White House is trying to shut it down.

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Rita Indiana is back with a rallying cry for our gente

March 30th, 2017

After a seven-year absence, La Montra Rita Indiana is back, and she does not disappoint. She had told the world that she would never again make music - "ni por un millón de dólares" - so don't mind us while we are freaking out at this epic moment. Never one for simplicity, the queer Dominicana [...]

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Albany Community Rallies Against Racist Instagram Posts

March 26th, 2017

In response to “deeply hurtful and racially offensive material” posted by Albany High School students on an Instagram account, hundreds of members of the Albany, CA community joined together on Sunday morning to stand against hate. Alexandra Campbell Jones whose daughter attends the school, spoke out against the racist cyberbullying and said that her daughter's picture [...]

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You Know Mass Incarceration is Real When Sesame Street has Fam in Lock Up

March 24th, 2017

As of 2013, there were 2.7 million American children going to bed each night with one or both parents locked up- that’s one out of every twenty eight kids in the entire nation As of 2013, there were 2.7 million American children go ing to bed each night with one or both parents locked up- that’s one out [...]

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Florida State Attorney Says No To Death Penalty

March 17th, 2017

This Florida prosecutor just took the death penalty off the table.

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Snoop Interrupted the Party to Shoot a Clown Trump

March 14th, 2017

Snoop Dogg is causing controversy over his newest video that depicts the rapper shooting a toy gun at a clown that resembles 45. The team behind the video told Billboard that current events including the shooting of Philando Castille inspired the concept. Snoop Dogg added,  “The ban that this motherf*cker tried to put up; him winning the presidency” [...]

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Meet Mijente’s New Community Defense Organizing Team

March 13th, 2017

Across the country communities are in motion to protect and defend. We think that the best rapid response is sustained and strong organizing that engages community members in campaigns, educational and culture change work and direct action. We know that folks are going to need a lot of support in making this happen. Because of [...]

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A Poem so that the Weight of this Country does not Crush You – Yosimar Reyes

February 25th, 2017

Somedays you may wake up sad somedays you may wake up frustrated somedays you may wake up tired somedays you may wonder if its worth it somedays you may questioned your own growth somedays you may think on how immense the world is to be caged in this country to be subjugated to all this [...]

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People Are Dragging the Anaheim PD on Facebook After Cops Arrest Kids Shot at by Off-Duty Officer

February 23rd, 2017

Anaheim PD is being Blasted on FaceBook With 1 Star Reviews The Anaheim Police Department's Facebook page was bombarded with nearly 500 one star reviews last night following the department's reaction to an off-duty police officer shooting at a group of teenagers Tuesday afternoon. Video of the altercation between the off-duty cop and the teenagers shows a [...]

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Three Lessons from Fighting Obama Raids to Organize Under a Trump Regime

February 21st, 2017

While enforcement under the new regime represents an expansion and escalation, it is built upon past practices that can provide us with key lessons now.

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Expanding Sanctuary Policy Solutions – A Crowdsourced Guide

February 16th, 2017

This is a living list of legislation that has been passed or proposed to address increasing protections and/or reducing criminalization.

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Una Expansión del Santuario: Pasos en Desafío del Orden Ejecutivo de Trump

February 15th, 2017

Si Trump busca despojarnos del santuario, entonces debemos desafiarlo. Y nuestro desafío no debe simplemente recrear lo que existió, sino ampliarlo, reimaginarlo y darle vida a sus posibilidades.

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Community Defense Zone Guide

February 10th, 2017

Your guide to organizing your friends and neighbors to defend your rights and each other

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Be a Mijente Rapid Response Organizer

February 4th, 2017

Build teams for turn up all across the country.

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Budweiser’s new ad is a Superbowl subtweet to Trump

February 1st, 2017

The company that rebranded as “America” has a reminder for white people during the Super Bowl this year.

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Uber Works with Trump, LYFT Funds the ACLU – Any Questions?

January 29th, 2017

Pretty sure it’s time to #DeleteUber In the past two days airports have been filled with protests of the Trump Regime’s Muslim Ban that is detaining refugees and even permanent residents stranded at international airports like JFK in New York, and O’Hare in Chicago. However, the resistance to Donald Trump’s xenophobic policies isn’t just happening [...]

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Morning prayers to the universe, your ancestors, your guiding spirits

January 28th, 2017

1. Morning prayers to the universe, your ancestors, your guiding spirits We are all spiritual beings having a material experience. We are so much more than the terrible things that happen to us and so much more than what the systems of oppression, the oppressors and society tell us and reinforce about us. Reminding ourselves [...]

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Chingona Guide to Self-Determination in Healing

January 28th, 2017

For the social justice warriors to take care of themselves: Step-by-step instructions for simple rituals and healing practices that anyone can do.

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Report: What Makes a City a Sanctuary Now

January 27th, 2017

The new report on expanding sanctuary to decriminalize and protect everyone.

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Corona just launched an EPIC response to Trump’s Border Wall

January 27th, 2017

The Modelo beer company in Mexico, which Corona is a part of, just launched an epic tv ad that stands up to Trump's earlier insults and now policy attacks. It's as if they were watching Calle 13's 'Latinoamerica' and thought, "we can do this but sell beer and tell Donald Trump f-u at the same [...]

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Chicagoans Push Mayor & Council to Expand Sanctuary Further in Defiance of Trump

January 26th, 2017

“Sanctuary in Chicago today means a commitment not just to symbolically defy Trump but to actually transform our city’s policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents.”

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Read Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

January 25th, 2017

Trump just launched his attack on immigrant rights. Read the order here.

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The Shovel, The Picket Sign and The Muse

Communities under attack fight back
January 20th, 2017

as Trump puts his hand on the bible, millions put their feet on the streets to pledge resistance. What is done today in resistance, we can only hope it is a rev up and not a final gasp in reaction to the 2016 election.

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Case Study: Stop Immigrant Detention Expansion in Santa Ana

January 2nd, 2017

When the Santa Ana City Council considered a proposal to expand the number of immigrants the city would detain for ICE at profit in its jail (specifically transgender immigrant women), community members, immigrant rights, and LGBTQ rights organizations highlighted the fact that all the council members are Latino Democrats operating a for profit immigrant detention business.

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Boricua Voices: Jorge Díaz Ortiz

December 3rd, 2016

El Director Artístico de AgitArte nos habla de la resistencia Puertorriqueña, y porque piensa que no hablamos suficiente sobre la política de la vejez.

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Hundreds of Latinxs Gather in San Juan for #Lánzate2016

December 2nd, 2016

On December 1st, hundreds of Latinx activists are gathered in San Juan, Puerto Rico to build, learn, and strategize together. In the midst of a transition into a Trump administration and a time of protest on the island - from resisting PROMESA's Fiscal Control Board to blockading the dumping of coal ash in Peñuelas - the [...]

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3 Puerto Rico Protests You Should Pay Attention To

November 29th, 2016

The last few months in Puerto Rico have been tumultuous, and the people of la isla resist at every turn.

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Nos vemos en San Juan: A Lánzate Travel Playlist

November 28th, 2016

Lánzate is almost here. We have the playlist to get you ready.

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Boricua Voices: Nelini Stamp

November 17th, 2016

As we get closer to Lánzate, we are profiling some badass Puertoriqueñxs - on the island and part of the diaspora - who are doing exciting social justice work. As we get ready to strategize, plan, and be in familia in San Juan, it's important to lift up Boricua voices. Today we're profiling Nelini Stamp! How [...]

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Women “Wall-in” Trump’s Campaign Headquarters

November 4th, 2016

They brought shovels to bury Trump’s politics of racism & sexism

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Ponte Redi: Songs to bump to get ready for Lánzate 2016

October 29th, 2016

Some music to give you a taste of the power of our familia coming together.

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In Arizona, An Election We Can Feel Good About Winning

October 5th, 2016

The scene is a sprawling housing development in Buckeye, Arizona. Its likely that this is a neighborhood that was hit hard during the housing foreclosure crisis of years past. Buckeye is in Maricopa County, which seems unreal given you feel like you’re actually halfway to L.A. heading out that way from downtown Phoenix. A knock [...]

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Livestream: From “Si Se Puede” to “Build the Wall”

September 25th, 2016

the issues impacting the increasingly influential Latino electorate go far beyond the complexities of the debate over immigration reform, and include everything from health care to housing, education to policing and the criminal justice system.

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Lánzate 2016 – Mijente Gathering in December (otra vez!)

September 20th, 2016

From December 2 – 4th we will gather for Lánzate (otra vez!) Last December we gathered in Chicago to formally launch Mijente, a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing. Since then we’ve set off on designing the mijente membership, building an online action hub, taking action and supporting local campaigns against criminalization, [...]

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Case Study: Stop the Trump Effect in Arizona, No More SB1070s

September 15th, 2016

When Arizona legislators started proposing a new round of anti-immigrant bills in 2015, Puente Human Rights Network labeled them “Trump bills” and tied them to the famous racial profiling law from 2010, SB1070, that cost the state millions of dollars.

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These Boricuas are calling out Promesa and making a different commitment

August 3rd, 2016

After such a long history of colonization disguised by pretty little myths and lies, we don’t believe their promises.

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Columbus is the 3rd City to #WallOffTrump

August 1st, 2016

In response to Trump’s insults, threats, and his promises of mass deportation and building a border wall to separate neighbors, Columbus will greet Donald Trump with a wall of its own, to wall off hate. Ruben Castilla Herrera from the Central Ohio Worker Center explains, "We will wall off the Trump visit in Columbus to [...]

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Dear White Women

July 29th, 2016

Dear white women- I am a woman, who cannot sleep tonight. I cannot. There are others with me…I sit here alone in the dark, and yet I feel them, with me. This convention dropped something to the pit of my stomach, hollowed out my esophagus. Do not turn your back. Do not forget how we [...]

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After the RNC, Toledo Rallies to #WallOffTrump

July 27th, 2016

In the midst of the DNC where organizers continued to push for more humane immigration policy, protesters in Toledo, Ohio took to the streets to continue to #WallOffTrump and stand up against hate. Lucia Mendoza-Reno, one of the event organizers, explained, "Toledo's slogan is "Toledo loves love" and Trump does not reflect our values. We're [...]

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Resistance in Reaction to Trump: We Will Not Be Governed by Fear

July 22nd, 2016

If it was unclear before why it is a national responsibility for all of us to wall off Trump, his acceptance speech should have ended any doubts.

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Updates from #WallOffTrump Protest at the RNC

July 20th, 2016

On the third day of the Convention, the wall builders are peacefully standing up to the hatred represented by the Republican candidate, defending their communities, and calling for others to wall off Trump and his hate across the country.

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Solidarity from Mexico: Declarations in Support of #WallOffTrump

July 19th, 2016

As groups prepare to give Trump his wall at the Republican National Convention, groups in Mexico sent statements of solidarity and support. “Mexico does not solely export its people and its resources. We also send our resistance and our dignity. We’ve patiently heard the racist discourse in the US, it’s angered us and we’ve even [...]

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The Locations You’d Want to See on a List of LGBTQ People of Color Serving Spots

June 18th, 2016

When a company left clubs designed for people of color off their list, we started to create our own.

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Case Study: 48 Hours to Keep Chicago a Welcoming City

June 1st, 2016

Pledge to maintain a welcoming city and stay open to refugees from Syria and anywhere people are fleeing for safety.

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Phoenix: Mas Que Un Voto Training

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May 31st, 2016

One day workshop to reimagine latinx civic engagement.

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Make America Mexico Again Parody Hats Take Off

May 23rd, 2016

What started as a joke became a viral fundraising campaign.

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How Hillary Clinton Responds to People Who Bring Up the Coup in Honduras

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May 19th, 2016

“I’ll just keep talking,” she said, as activists raised the issue of murdered human rights defenders in Honduras.

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What “Lemonade” Could Teach “Ain’t Your Mama” About Today’s Feminism

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May 12th, 2016

JLO’s new song, Ain’t Your Mama, is, as predicted, a hit. And why wouldn’t it be?
Women are fed up af. We are still not earning as much as the rich white guys, and there is a higher value on our looks and ability to meet the needs of men, as opposed to our own unique dreams and goals. So, thanks JLO for opening up this conversation. It’s good for artists to take stands and risks.

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BREAKING: Washington Residents Use Trump Rally to Remember Native American Land

Washington State Trump Blockade
May 7th, 2016

WATCH LIVE HERE Over Dozen white, Latinx, and Native American Residents Are Risking Arrest Blocking Traffic to two Main roads in Lynden, Washington with “Make Lynden Coast Salish Again” Banner. Lynden, WA – Over dozen residents of Whatcom and King Counties are blocking two main streets leading to the rally of Republican Presidential candidate Donald […]

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How to Add “Latinx” to Your Computer Or Phone’s Dictionary.

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April 22nd, 2016

No auto-correct, I didn’t spell that wrong!

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Sponsor of Anti-Immigrant Bill Loses Her Sh*t Over “These People”

April 12th, 2016

“There is no rhetoric in my bill. I need you to leave my office.”

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More Than a Vote – Chicago Training

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March 30th, 2016

On April 30th, Mijente will hold a one-day training and workshop with Rodrigo Paredes Ceballos to look at some of the burning questions of this political moment

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Holiday Inn: Don’t Be a Host For Hate.

March 28th, 2016

As a hotel chain that insists it “doesn’t tolerate racial discrimination” in its own practices, Holiday Inn should not provide its facilities to the Trump Campaign.

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Jacinta Gonzalez on Democracy Now: Arrested for Protesting The Trump Effect

March 22nd, 2016

On Saturday, March 19th, Mijente’s field director, Jacinta Gonzalez, was arrested during the #StopTrump protest that blocked roads leading to his rally in the neighborhood that is home to Sheriff Arpaio and other anti-immigrant officials.

Watch her interview on Democracy Now where she discusses the Trump effect on state policy, her arrest, and the subsequent racial profiling that led to her transfer to immigration authorities despite being a US citizen.

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Trump Protester Transferred to Immigration Authorities in Arizona

March 20th, 2016

“As I was trying to defend my rights inside, I saw the faces of two children in one of the holding cell. We’re going to continue to fight, to say #Not1More, and Dump Trump.”

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Statement from AZ Trump Protesters

March 19th, 2016

The greatest act of love we can show is to shut down hate where it rears its head and demand that we do better than the cheap politics and false solutions that Trump is peddling.

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5 Electoral and Legislative Fights for Woke Latinxs to Watch this Spring (and their Hashtags)

March 15th, 2016

When it comes to legislative and electoral politics, the result has been a new round of policy changes and electoral campaigns in 2016 proposing to make our communities unwelcoming to refugees, erase local protections for immigrants from raids and deportation, increase criminalization of immigration, and hyper-target non-citizens who have any encounter with law enforcement and can be labeled as “felons not families,” as President Obama so eloquently put it.

For your information and general planning this Spring, here is a list of the top 5 electoral and legislative fights to watch:

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