Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Cowardly & Politicized: The Biden Admin’s Summit of the Americas 2022

June 7th, 2022

The Biden administration’s decision to exclude Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua from the ninth “Summit of the Americas” is unacceptable. It is cowardly and highly politicized. Indeed, if the standard for inclusion in this summit is a stellar records on human rights, the United States – which upholds overtly racist laws, leads the world in incarceration […]

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Resources for Grief in the Wake of Uvalde Shooting

June 2nd, 2022

Offerings in English & Spanish that can help in addressing feelings of grief, loss, and pain after the fatal mass shooting that occurred in Uvalde, TX.

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La Vida Local 2022 Awardees: Poder Sin El Estado

May 19th, 2022

We are excited to announce our 2022 La Vida Local Awardees — projects throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico that are taking on sin el estado (without the state) experiments and working to build community autonomy for our gente. La Vida Local is both an initiative to resource and support groups that are building power without [...]

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Being Pro-Pachamama in the Age of Climate Emergency

April 22nd, 2022

Pro-pachamama is to commit to climate justice demands & understand Mother Earth as subject not object. Climate crisis requires organizing for radical policy change and the will to stand up to corporations who legally exploit our resources.

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How Does ICE Access Our Personal Data to Target Us?

April 20th, 2022

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a caging and deportation machine, a deadly system that is increasingly relying on surveillance tech and private data companies to violate our civil liberties. As a federally funded organization, ICE uses the tax dollars of the average person, including undocumented immigrants, to buy personal data and get around the […]

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Healing Recipe for Restoration & Recentering

April 14th, 2022

This is our reminder to look for strength and comfort in the knowledge and wisdom of herbs. Below is an offering of a healing tea that gifts us the opportunity to rejuvenate, energize, and heal. Note: It can adapted into a soothing bath soak as well! You can follow the visual guide below for the […]

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VIDEO: Building Power Sin, Contra y Desde El Estado

April 12th, 2022

We are Latinx & Chicanx people part of movements for justice & self determination for all, embracing the “Sin, Contra, Desde” framework. We’re sharing our brand new animated video telling the story of sin/contra/desde at Mijente.

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Local Electeds Fellowship: 10 Latinx Leaders

April 8th, 2022

Meet the first cohort of Mijente’s Fellowship for Local Elected Officials: 10 Latinx City Council members from around the country! Below you learn more about them and the residents they represent. The fellowship is a part of the Desde el Estado work of Mijente Support Committee (MSC). Organizing to put community leaders and organizers into […]

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Up Against The Gatekeeping: Future Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

April 7th, 2022

Today, we witnessed a historical moment: The Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. She will be the first Black woman to hold this position in the history of the United States. She will also be the first justice to have served as a public defender.  President Biden officially nominated Judge Ketanji […]

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5 Afrolatinx Freedom Fighters in History

April 6th, 2022

In the recent music video for “This is not America” by Residente featuring Ibeyi, allusions to historical Latin American resistance and struggle were spotlighted throughout, sharing parts of the history of our gente in the fight against US colonialism and imperialism. After sharing our analysis on the references, compas noticed that Afrolatinx activists were lacking […]

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