Posts Tagged ‘democracy now’

Oscar López Rivera discusses Decolonizing Puerto Rico on Democracy Now!

June 8th, 2017

Oscar López Rivera on Democracy Now! describes his time in prison, how he became politicized, and comments on Puerto Rico’s current political climate.


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.