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Miami Escuelita: Aprendizaje Across Generations

September 27th, 2018

We are so excited for our intergenerational panel at the Miami Escuelita for Latinx changemakers this weekend September 29-30! Here’s a preview of the poderosas that will be sharing time and experience with us. Check out the full agenda aqui and remember, it’s not too late to Register!  Rosa Alicia Clemente is an organizer, political commentator and independent journalist. [...]

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Lanzate 2018: San Antonio, Texas

September 25th, 2018

On December 1st and 2nd, 2018, we are excited to gather once again, this time in San Antonio, Texas, for the third Lánzate convening. Right on time. Lánzate 2018 marks our largest, national gathering since Trump took office. It will come after the many rounds of attacks on our communities, and after our brave response […]

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Want a FREE ticket to Lánzate? Enter Our Bumper Sticker Design Contest

September 22nd, 2018

Psst... We're giving away a FREE ticket to Lánzate! Enter our Bumper Sticker Design Contest for a chance to win! The Mijente familia is growing bigger than ever and we're leveling up our swag + bienvenida with a custom Mijente bumper sticker designed by... YOU! Enter Mijente's first ever bumper sticker design contest for the chance to [...]

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Boston Escuelita: Aprendizaje Across Generations

July 20th, 2018

We are so excited for our Elders Panel at the Boston Escuelita for Latinx changemakers this weekend July 21-22! Here's a preview of the poderosxs that will be sharing time and experience with us. Check out the full agenda aquí. Remember, it's not too late to register!*  “Today I am alive because of love,” Felix [...]

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Escuelitas Are Back For 2018!

July 4th, 2018

What Are Escuelitas? Last summer, we held our first series of  Mijente Escuelitas for members and potential members to deepen our analysis, grow our skills, and strengthen the community of Latinx changemakers who can take on the attacks of our time and seize the opportunities to transform our future. The training will focus on looking [...]

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Mijente Responds to “Extreme and Retaliatory” Charges Against ‘Zero Tolerance’ Protesters Arrested During Yesterday’s Day of Action

July 3rd, 2018

Yesterday, 10 protesters were arrested for participating in a peaceful civil disobedience during the #FreeOurFuture Day of Action in downtown San Diego. The action was intended to send the message that people around the nation are demanding the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and the against the criminalization of migrants by the […]

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Mijente Principles of Unity

June 30th, 2018

 EnglishEspañolPortuguês These are our Mijente Principles, to help us remember and guide us in struggle. 1. We are Latinx and Chicanx people that are part of movements for justice and self-determination for all people. We are pro-Black, pro-indigena, pro-worker, pro-mujer, pro-Lesbian Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer, pro-migrant because we hold all of those identities, and because our [...]

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Leading Latinx Racial Justice Organization Releases “Free Our Future” Policy Platform in Wake of War Waged Against Immigrants

June 28th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Monica Trevino, 773-573-8667 / mtrevino2319@gmail.com Leading Latinx Racial Justice Organization Releases “Free Our Future” Policy Platform in Wake of War Waged Against Immigrants Policy Calls for Full-Scale Decriminalization of Immigration Today, Mijente, a national Latinx organization leading on mobilizing against immigration enforcement and criminalization, released a comprehensive immigration policy platform “Free […]

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No Ban, No Wall, No Cages! #FreeOurFuture

June 26th, 2018

June 26, 2018 While the Trump Administration has intensified the war on Muslim communities in new and dangerous ways, our Muslim neighbors have been facing heightened threats to their survival for years. In the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. government framed Muslims and immigrants as threats to the “homeland,” leading to the massive reorganization of […]

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6 things everyone who cares about stopping separation of children must know about Trump’s Executive Order

June 20th, 2018

[En español abajo] ¡Ojo! Trump executive order still allows for family imprisonment and continued prosecutions. A quick look of the text shows: DHS will receive more money to create new family prisons that will hold parents and children together, while the parents are being criminally prosecuted and while their deportation cases are pending. Given that criminal […]

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Dramatic Increase of Mass Prosecutions Intensifies Family Separation and Criminalization Crisis

June 7th, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions brings back controversial Operation Streamline to San Diego Today news broke that the Trump administration is significantly escalating its “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to immigrants seeking refuge in the U.S. and plan to introduce a “fast-track” mass prosecution program. Akin to the already existent Operation Streamline in southern Texas […]

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Grants Freedom to Activist Alejandra Pablos From Immigration Detention

April 19th, 2018

Federal judge grants activist Alejandra Pablos freedom from detention, showing community organizing works. Now we must demand that Governor Ducey pardon Alejandra so she can have a chance to fight her deportation and stay home. Follow Mijente to see live video of release Sign the Petition for Pardon Share the video of her release What […]

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Calling ALL Latinxs! Help Elect the First Black Female Governor in the Nation!

April 18th, 2018

What does Georgia have to do with defending our families and communities against Trump?

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5 Ways to Support Ale During Her Hearing #ReleaseAle

April 9th, 2018

After 4 weeks in detention, beloved activist and Mijente member Alejandra "Ale" Pablos finally received a date for her bond hearing! Ale has been held without bond since being taken into custody during a regular check-in with ICE on March 7. The bond hearing is Ale's chance to be released, but she needs everyone's support [...]

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Date Set for Alejandra’s Bond

April 9th, 2018

Mijente member Alejandra Pablos was granted a bond hearing, which will determine if she can be released from detention. Click here to find out how you can support. Immigrant rights and reproductive rights activist Alejandra Pablos was granted a bond hearing before an immigration judge, to determine whether she will be released; she will be […]

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A Letter to Mijente: “I’m Fighting with You”

April 4th, 2018

Mijente member Alejandra Pablos has been in ICE custody since March 7th. She wrote these powerful words to fellow members to show her love and gratitude.

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Shackle Sessions, Not the People #FueraSessions #SessionsOUT

March 26th, 2018

  Washington, D.C. – A statue of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was be unveiled in front of the U.S. Supreme Court today by Latinx and immigrant rights organizers, calling attention to the defense of the Department of Justice in favor of chaining and shackling all people appearing before a federal judge. In the case, United […]

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We Do It For Our Gente: Release Ale Now

March 21st, 2018

Alejandra Pablos is a beloved Mijente member and fierce organizer that has been in ICE custody since March 7th.

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Undocumented Activist Targeted by ICE Asks Immigration Judge to Throw Out Case Based on First Amendment

March 13th, 2018

Maru Mora-Villalpando, a Washington-based organizer facing her first immigration court date, files Motion to Terminate her deportation proceedings, citing First Amendment violations.

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10 Ways to Fight for Ale #ReleaseAle #AlevsICE

March 12th, 2018

One day before International Women’s Day, nationally renowned immigrant rights and reproductive rights organizer and long-time Mijente member Alejandra Pablos was detained by ICE. She is the latest immigrant rights advocate facing deportation and is currently being held without bond at Eloy Detention Center in southern Arizona.   Since her detainment last Wednesday, Ale has […]

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Trump Supreme Court Gives ICE Power to Hold People Indefinitely, Making Private Prisons Millions

February 27th, 2018

  The Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that U.S. Immigration officials can hold people indefinitely, without receiving bond hearings. Carlos Garcia, Mijente member and Executive Director of Puente Human Rights Movement in Arizona, issued the following statement on behalf of the organizations: “The decision of the Supreme Court will have a permanent impact […]

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ICE Targets Undocumented Immigrants Who Share Their Story in the Media

February 26th, 2018

Immigration agents claimed they pursued activist Maru Mora-Villalpando when they found her name and story in a local newspaper, labeling her an “anti-ICE” activist. The Seattle Field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released documents stating that immigrant rights organizer Maru Mora-Villalpando came to their attention after she “stated that she is ‘undocumented’ in […]

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Washington State Sent Information on Undocumented Activist to Immigration Enforcement Agency

February 15th, 2018

Documents show the WA Department of Licensing (DOL) shared personal information used in the targeting of activist and mother Maru Mora-Villalpando. See the e-mails from DOL and ICE below. Maru and Washington-based organizers are asking the state and the DOL to take steps to address the harm they have caused all people whose information was [...]

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This Valentine’s, Let’s Make it About #AmorSinFronteras

February 9th, 2018

This Valentine’s Season, instead of taking your hot date to la taqueria invite them to join you in celebrating your local taquerxs, panaderx, cocincerxs y mas! Let’s love on all the workers that make our Latinidades present. We invite you to pick your favorite Valentine’s Day card, put it in a nice frame (or not), [...]

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Everything We Know So Far about the Chicago Gang Database

February 6th, 2018

A new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Policing in Chicago Research Group, Tracked and Targeted: Early Findings on Chicago’s Gang Database, provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the Chicago Gang Database and the harms that it causes Black and Latinx communities in Chicago.  Read the full report here. “The report [...]

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#TackleICE out of Super Bowl Sunday

February 4th, 2018

ICE has an annual propaganda campaign that uses the Super Bowl to promote their agency using #ICEatSB52 We won't let this agency that rips apart our families and deports our loved ones claim to be anything else. So we're making a twitter storm to raise awareness about what they actually spend most of their time and [our] [...]

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Resistance to the Trump Agenda Must Include ICE and the Department of Justice

February 1st, 2018

  Our resistance to a Trump agenda and our fight for immigrant rights needs to go beyond the halls of Congress. As the White House proposal is exposed as yet another racist puzzle piece in the administration's ploy to advance white supremacist values, we must strategize to also bring down the two agencies that continue [...]

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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

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

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

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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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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Make-up Artist Born in Mexico Cancels Invite to Contest Winner Over Trump Tweet

July 25th, 2017

“I’ve drawn a personal line in the sand between myself and anyone who supports that man.”

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With DACA & TPS Threatened & a Dream Act Introduced, How We Chart Our Way Forward Matters

July 21st, 2017

Let us seize clean opportunities and quickly condemn anything that turns a Dream into a nightmare, anything that would increase the criminalization of any of us.

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When Vultures Circle, We Do Not Run: Lessons from Detroit to Puerto Rico

July 18th, 2017

Both Motor City and Borikén are fighting against the control boards trying to take them over.

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Mijente Hosting Escuelitas for Latinx Changemakers!

July 10th, 2017

This summer Mijente is hosting escuelitas for members and potential members to deepen our analysis, grow our skills, and strengthen the community of Latinx changemakers to be able to take on both the attacks and opportunities of these times.

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Latinx Anti-Blackness Killed Philando Castile

Yanez Murdered Philando
June 16th, 2017

As news broke that a court acquitted Officer Yanez, the 29 year old Latino police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile while he wore his seatbelt and his girlfriend livestreamed from the passenger side of his car last summer, reactions of outrage and disbelief poured throughout the country. Castile's mother took to facebook telling [...]

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Lester Rey & Dxtr Spits’ New Song, Arrachera, is a New Summer Anthem for When You’re Feeling Good

June 14th, 2017

Brisket or Lechón? Coleslaw or platanos maduros? Lemonade or parcha? It doesn’t matter for artists Dxtr Spits and Lester Rey because at the end of the day we have more in common than we think. That’s the message both artists want to send in their new music video “Arrachera”, the first song released as part [...]

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Melanie Cervantes, Xicana Movement Artist, Now Fighting Off Cancer

June 14th, 2017

As much as Melanie has poured into the movement, her community is now rallying behind her to fight off cancer.

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With Control Boards Taking Over, Detroit and Puerto Rico Connect to Fight Back

June 8th, 2017

On June 15th, as part of the Allied Media Conference (AMC) held annually in Detroit, a group of artist and organizers are holding the Detroit/Puerto Rico Solidarity Exchange Network Gathering: a historical convening that came out of conversations folks had while attending the 2016 AMC and seeks to connect Boricua organizers with organizers in Detroit.

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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.

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