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When Police Murdered an Elderly Man Clutching a Crucifix, His Daughter Turned Grief into Action

January 3rd, 2018

Unarmed 73-year-old grandfather Francisco Serna, who suffered from dementia, was murdered by police while walking near his home. His daughter, Laura Serna, is organizing families of victims of police violence to demand justice for their loved ones. Bakersfield Police is known as the deadliest police force in the nation.

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Why Is Mijente Mobilizing Latinx for Stacey Abrams?

December 14th, 2017

Endorsement December 12, 2017 As a national political home for Latinx and Chicanx organizing, Mijente calls for a mobilization in support of State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia as part of a pro-Black, pro-Woman, pro-community agenda to show Latinx power, elect progressive candidates of color, and defend US born and immigrant Latinx communities. […]

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Chicago Gang Database Targets Black and Latino Men [Infographics]

December 4th, 2017

An analysis of the Strategic Subject List reveals that 96% of the people identified as suspected gang members by the Chicago Police Department are Black and Latinx.   (Chicago, Illinois) - In a recent analysis of the Chicago Police Department’s Strategic Subject List (SSL), a  tool used by the Chicago Police Department to predict who [...]

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10 REASONS TO WORK AT MIJENTE!

November 29th, 2017

We’re hiring! Here are 10 reasons to work at Mijente

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The Death of a Puerto Rican Lie

“Por el panismo, por el ay bendito, por el chanchú, por los anesteciantes cupones, por El Progreso”" por David Zayas, 2015
November 27th, 2017

While desperation is brewing in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María, anger is reaching a boiling point in its Diaspora. The few U.S. media to care enough to report, detail an accelerating scarcity of safe drinking water, gasoline, and food. Most islanders are without electricity, so the Diaspora linger with the unknown, left to see a [...]

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A Mix of UndocuLove, Strength, Y Rabia: Listen Now

November 22nd, 2017

More and more, our movements don't have a single soundtrack, but a mix of many--multi genre, multi lingual accents and melodies that move through and within ecosystems of our collective struggles. We invite you to listen to DJ Sizzle's powerful, newly released compilation of music and audio clips of key moments of intervention from the [...]

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National Lawsuit Seeks to Expose Secrecy of Immigration Raids

November 13th, 2017

Immigrant and civil rights groups around the country file lawsuit after ICE fails to disclose information regarding recent mass raids and threats of mass raids. Groups also highlight abuse of ICE agents and current harsh immigration enforcement tactics through coordinated events. Click here to read the lawsuit (Washington D.C) -- Organizations around the country are [...]

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Mijente Crew in Louisville, KY push forward Sanctuary Ordinance

November 9th, 2017

Mijente members in Louisville, KY advance Sanctuary for ALL

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Ancestral Spiritual Resistance Zine – For Our Collective Healing

November 2nd, 2017

This Ancestral Spiritual Zine offers this collection of prayers, practices and intentions for the sake of the ancestors, for the sake of our families and the Earth who made us, and for the generations to come.

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Somos Mas – A Prayer for Puerto Rico and Mexico

Mural “Soldaderas” by muralist Yasmin Hernandez, in Modesto “Tin” Flores Community Garden, El Barrio. Photo credit- Lenina Nadal
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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The Niña, The Pinta, and Hurricane Maria

Over 500 years of colonization and exploitation have left the island of Puerto Rico (Borikén) reeling and in desperate need of a new direction. Artist: Cindy Tosca-Ramos
October 10th, 2017

There are ways we, of the diaspora, and allies can alleviate the humanitarian crisis plaguing the island and work with those there to right a history of economic exploitation.

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Five Things the ‘Safe City’ Raids Can Teach Us About the New Era of Enforcement

October 3rd, 2017

In an era where any contact with local law enforcement becomes an opportunity to detain, deport, and incarcerate, highlighting the role of local governments in creating real sanctuaries and pushing back against criminalization is key.

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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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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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