Giving Notice She asks, did you feel that, or was it Hugo under the bed? Hugo indeed had flattened himself against the floor under the bed, like he does in elevators. I said, I didn’t feel anything. Most significant tremblor in decades it turns out. Tonight there will be fireworks for atrocity children in cages… Continue reading Notice

Trans Migrant Murders and the Importance of Intersectionality

Transgender asylum seeker Johana Medina, a refugee from El Salvador, died in ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody on 1 June, the first day of Pride month. Medina is the 23rd transgender person to die in ICE custody. The horrific deaths of trans persons detained by Immigration and Customs and Enforcement are murders, and blame… Continue reading Trans Migrant Murders and the Importance of Intersectionality

On disintegration and renewal, part 3: From identity politics to mourning

At the end of my last post about the disintegration of the International Socialist Organization, I was ruminating on the sense of betrayal I felt when it was revealed that longtime leaders of the organization, and my friends, had covered up--and participated in--sexual abuse and assault. This history deeply fractured the organization. In and of… Continue reading On disintegration and renewal, part 3: From identity politics to mourning

“No angel”: A disturbing, dehumanizing pattern

Let these facts be entered into evidence: 1. George Zimmerman was acquitted July 14 after chasing down and murdering Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen. Zimmerman's assumption was that because Trayvon was Black and wearing a hoodie, he was an "f***ing punk." He was, after all, "no angel." 2. Marissa Alexander, a Black woman in Florida,… Continue reading “No angel”: A disturbing, dehumanizing pattern

REMAINS TO BE SEEN: “Our Body” as ideology

Katie (who gets credit for this title), Samantha, and I got sucked into the "OUR BODY" exhibit at UT's Stark Center, which houses a "museum" dedicated to the instillation of norms of human "fitness." Named after fitness gurus Joe and Betty Weider, its galleries include a huge, rotating plaster cast of a statue of Hercules,… Continue reading REMAINS TO BE SEEN: “Our Body” as ideology

Texas Socialist Conference November 3-4 2007

TEXAS SOCIALIST CONFERENCE 2007 BUILDING THE REVOLUTIONARY ALTERNATIVE Saturday - Sunday, November 3 - 4 University of Texas at Austin The 2007 Texas Socialist Conference is a two-day event that will bring together socialists and other activists who are involved in struggles across the region -- from opposing the war to organizing against the… Continue reading Texas Socialist Conference November 3-4 2007

Stop the Persecution of the Jena 6

A movement to stop the railroading of 6 youths in Jena Louisiana in the wake of virulent racist attacks is getting national attention. beating case stirs racial anger By Marisol Bello, USA TODAY A grass-roots movement is spreading across black America in support of six black high school students charged with attempted murder for beating… Continue reading Stop the Persecution of the Jena 6