Posts Tagged ‘policing’

2022 Contra el Estado: Demands of The People

December 14th, 2022

When we use the Contra El Estado strategy, we create openings within the current system to challenge power. We expose the systems of oppression that are buried deep into the fabrics of our society and demand “No more”. We put our bodies, time, energy on the frontlines to speak up against injustices, from deportations to […]

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7 Powerful Quotes on Alternatives to Punishment Culture

June 23rd, 2022

Since launching Mijente in 2015 to help our gente achieve el Buenvivir, we have thrown down to protect the physical wellbeing and safety of people in crisis. From actions to halt deportation proceedings, to demanding the cancellation of digital prison alternatives, to our latest report on Latinx experiences with the police – we center the [...]

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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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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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In the face of US Imperialism, Dictatorships and Genocide: Aquí estamos, no nos fuimos, no nos vamos.

March 21st, 2022

Discussing the various historical themes of Latin American struggle and resistance present in “This is not America”, Residente’s latest music video featuring Ibeyi In 2018, artist Childish Gambino released his track “This is America” shedding light on the violence and systemic racism that continues to simmer in America. This release caused many discussions around the […]

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We Mourn. We Rage. We Organize. Adam Toledo Presente.

April 16th, 2021

Our communities have lost too many lives at the hands of the state, whether it happens on the streets, prisons, or the border. For too long, the families of those who’ve had their loved ones ripped away have cried out for justice.

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Moving Biden Toward Community Demands: Unity Task Force Releases Recs

July 8th, 2020

Mijente director Marisa Franco issued the following statement on the Biden campaign’s newly announced immigration policy commitments. Franco was a member of the campaign’s unity task force on immigration as one of the representatives negotiated by the Bernie Sanders team.

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Mijente members in Louisville, KY denounce state violence against Black people

May 30th, 2020

Mijente members from Louisville, Kenucky, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Louisville and Breonna Taylor’s family, unite in opposition to the recent murders of Black people at the hands of police and all the various forms of state sanctioned violence in Louisville, Kentucky. Mijente is a national Latinx grassroots organization founded on the grounds that [...]

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Hacia Compañerismo y Conciencia: Pro-Blackness in Action

May 29th, 2020

As a national multi-racial Latinx organization Mijente stands with all Black communities across the country who are calling out the injustice of the state sanctioned murder of Black people in the hands of the police. Latinx communities must show up now, correct and powerfully. We must go beyond hollowed statements of solidarity and towards a […]

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Mijente Statement on Kentucky SB1, HB51, & SB89

January 28th, 2020

#CrushICE   #SanctuaryforAll   #NoSB1 To sign onto this letter, please contact mijentelou@gmail.com Spanish | English | French En fuerte solidaridad con activistas y organizadores, los miembros de Mijente Louisville y Lexington y en todx el estado de Kentucky, se unen en oposición a los proyectos de ley fascistas y anti-inmigrantes SB1, HB51 y SB89, […]

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