Posts Tagged ‘chicago’

Six Wins to Revel in from Chicago’s Election Beyond the Mayor’s Race

February 27th, 2019

We asked local comic designer and art activist and organizer, Vicko Alvarez Vega, to break down why last night’s election was a victory against Chicago machine politics at every level.  References to machine politics and race dynamics in Chicago aren’t super common in other cities so very briefly here’s a summary of how much this […]

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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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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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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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Chicagoans Push Mayor & Council to Expand Sanctuary Further in Defiance of Trump

January 26th, 2017

“Sanctuary in Chicago today means a commitment not just to symbolically defy Trump but to actually transform our city’s policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents.”

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Angel Cruz’s Family Deserves Answers, Not Another Cover-Up

March 31st, 2016

Recently, I saw a friend of mine share a news article about 20-year-old Angel Cruz “mysteriously” dying in Cook County jail. I hadn’t known him well but I had seen him in the hallways in school.

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More Than a Vote – Chicago Training

March 30th, 2016

On April 30th, Mijente will hold a one-day training and workshop with Rodrigo Paredes Ceballos to look at some of the burning questions of this political moment

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Trump is a Standards and Safety Issue at UIC Says Undocumented Student

March 6th, 2016

It’s become clear that his rallies are not just political events but mobilizing moments for active hate groups to amass.

I, and other students who are at the receiving end of his maniacal statements, are in direct danger.

We already face systemic violence but we’re increasingly becoming targets of attack by his followers on and off Trump’s campaign trail.

Within the last week, a young black woman was pushed and shoved by Trump supporters who yelled racial slurs at her at a rally in Kentucky. While in Michigan, Trump gave his supporters permission to be violent with protestors, saying that he would defend them in court.

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Confronting Anti-Blackness in Our Communities – Brown and Proud

November 25th, 2015

Reposting this reader from Brown and Proud Press in Chicago: "We do not have time to attempt to be perfect in these dialogues. We recognize the difficult, uncomfortable, and painful aspects of having these conversations. However, we also recognize that having, or not having, these conversations is a matter of life and death."

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