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Prepare Against Raids: New “Defend Your Rights” Materials Available

September 10th, 2017

Even under the Trump regime, there are things we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones and prepare to better defend ourselves against raids. ICE may be acting with impunity, but people power will always be more powerful than the people in power. With rumors swirling of massive raids being planned and with […]

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Mijente Hosting First Ever National Gathering of Members!

September 6th, 2017

This Fall, Mijente is hosting a Sazonblea, the first official national gathering of Mijente’s membership. We will be coming together to connect, strategize together and build shared vision for the work of Mijente.

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Day After DACA Repeal, Immigrants Take Down Statue of Jeff Sessions Outside the DOJ

September 6th, 2017

After yesterday's announcement that the White House is terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, groups rallied in front of the Department of Justice to condemn Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his role in ending DACA and promoting hyper discriminatory, anti-immigrant, and pro-prison practices. Groups Mijente, Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD), Juntos, United [...]

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Jeff Sessions is a Walking Monument to the Confederacy

August 30th, 2017

He’s seriously named after the President and a General of it.

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A Latino GOP Member Announced He Would Defend Sheriff Arpaio on TV. It Didn’t Go Well for Him.

August 24th, 2017

Sergio Arellano is a Latino activist in southern Arizona... for the GOP. After serving in the armed forces as a teen and starting an international car shipping business between the US and Mexico, he dedicates himself to getting out the vote for Republicans. That includes the current President who is seeking to build a wall [...]

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One Man Wages Campaign to Stop Justin Bieber and Get Cardi B to Number One

August 24th, 2017

Mijente member and creator of Gran Varones-- a storytelling project about Latino & Afro Latino Gay, Trans and Queer men--Louie Ortiz-Fonseca has launched a fierce social media campaign to "eclipse Despacito (featuring Justin Bieber)" from the top spot of the music charts and urging people #GetCardiBToNumberOne! In a facebook live video, Ortiz-Fonseca explains that even [...]

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The Artist Behind ScholaR Comics Has a New Project to Talk to Kids About Deportation Fears

August 24th, 2017

I'm a big fan of Vicko Alvarez Vega's work ever since she started ScholaR comics. She's the person who drew the "why the x in Latinx" explainer for Mijente's first Lánzate convening. But when I saw she was publishing a new 'zine to help kids express their feelings of fear when it comes to immigration [...]

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This beer can has a monster eating a fat cat on it

August 16th, 2017

La Protesta- The first installment of 5 Rabbit Cerveceria's series speaking up against injustices through art on their beer cans. I used to think that there was nothing I loved more than drinking an ice cold beer on a pinche hot day, but now I’ve come to realize that my ultimate love is drinking an iced [...]

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After Health Care Loss, Trump Goes to Long Island to Beat Up on Immigrants

July 28th, 2017

“At a time when the administration is trying to defund health care, PBS, or almost all other government agencies over their supposed costs, it’s ridiculous to see it also trying to inflate ICE’s payroll.”

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This Latina’s Clapback to Her Boss’ Discrimination is Epic AF

July 25th, 2017

Nothing said she couldn’t wear a cape to work.

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