BONUS: I don’t know why we don’t know this stuff

By Lara Trace (as an independent scholar-journalist) Years ago when I first moved here to western Massachusetts, I attended a five-college consortium on Slavery in New England.  My head was spinning since I had never encountered this much in-depth history as editor of the Pequot Times in Connecticut. (I had published a paper in the […]

Who is running this planet?

By Lara What is that saying: “you can’t herd cats?” I’m not sure it’s working on humans, either. I read too much. Or maybe I don’t read enough. Just when I think I have figured out some of what is going on, I get smacked upside the head. Anyone awake to almost any degree understands […]

Coming Out of the Shadows in Union Square

Aura Bogado on March 29, 2013  http://www.thenation.com/blog/173587/coming-out-shadows-union-square# Francisco Gutierrez speaks at Union Square, March 28, 2013. (Photo: Aura Bogado) One by one, some twenty people—mostly youth—stood under a canopy of butterflies in front of the George Washington statue in New York’s Union Square yesterday, and came out as undocumented. Despite some rain, their allies in […]