The spiritual healing run about Sand Creek is now going on; watch the PBS documentary

 At the University of Denver gathering about Sand Creek and violence against indigenous women in early November, Mariel Rodriguez-McGill and Julie Speer, the filmmakers,  discussed their documentary about the Massacre.  They interviewed many descendants, including Gail Ridgely,  Kaden Walksnice, Karen Little Coyote, Brent Learned and George Levi,  and the film relies on their words – …

Poem: clouds

gun shot gray clouds disturb thinsilvercrescent hanging mountains scraggly pines go     ing cold on my walk-around black like smoke the red collie pulls of a Parisian winter the gray Seine chill or silver/gray teargas shells by a Wall into the brush in Nabi Saleh where are the jews of the thirties or the …

Claire Gilbert on the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and Black Lives Matter

      I was lucky enough to be in Atlanta, speaking at the ASALH conference on how violent Royal press gangs – seizing sailors off the streets for the Imperial navy – generated violent self-defense, multiracial leaders including Crispus Attucks of revolutionary crowds in the prelude to the American Revolution, and gradual emancipation in …

Letter from Bill Tremblay: a story of white male loneliness and no future, part 3

       On the disturbing quality of American decline now including ascending white death rates – see here and here – Sasha Breger Bush recalls Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War as a model.  The decline of Athens, a slave-owning democracy for “some” as Hegel rightly puts it, has always resonated in later decadence… “Morning …

American whites, like American blacks, are dying young

                As Michael Pollan suggests, middle-aged white Americans often eat food-like substances rather than food.  We are contracting new diseases (early onset diabetes; teenage obesity) and dying.  We are exposed to a thousand kinds of mistreatment through corporate abuse. Consider, for example, the Times story on the replacement of the rule of law at all …