Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Somos Mas – A Prayer for Puerto Rico and Mexico

November 2nd, 2017

Luz Schreiber and Lenina Nadal created this poem as an offering and a prayer for the victims and survivors of the earthquake in Mexico and the hurricane in Puerto Rico.

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The People’s Sermon, by Paulina Helm Hernandez

October 27th, 2017

I’ve seen May Day co-opted over the years and real working people stomped over on the way to socialist rallies organized by people that cannot imagine such suffering. But our parents faces remind us of the true cost of sacrifice, and what it means to cross a river into a better life.

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Mijente Members Have a New Playlist to Jam To!

September 28th, 2017

We're getting ready and excited to host our first ever Mijente member gathering--Sazonblea! We'll be convening together in Phoenix, AZ October 20-22nd with Mijente members from across the country to continue building our political home. In anticipation of our Sazonblea, we've made a playlist for folks to start getting pumped! Got your own favorite Latinx [...]

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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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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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10 Powerful Quotes from bell hooks’ “All About Love”

May 2nd, 2017

“I feel our nation’s turning away from love...moving into a wilderness of spirit so intense we may never find our way home again. I write of love to bear witness both to the danger in this movement, and to call for a return to love." - Bell Hooks (2000)   To ground ourselves in love’s [...]

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Best 12 Signs of May Day 2017

May 2nd, 2017

Check out these amazing signs from today’s marches, rallies, and actions.

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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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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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