Billy Stratton’s article on fighting DAPL/”Manifest Destiny’ on History News Network

Billy Stratton, a co-author with me and others of the University of Denver report on John Evans and the Sand Creek Massacre here, names the continuing genocidal, “Manifest Destiny” aspect of North Dakota’s attacks on nonviolent water protectors at Standing Rock. *** To run the oil pipeline through, the Oceti Sacowin camp has been repeatedly …

Teach-in Resisting Trump Monday February 13 noon DU Sie Center 5th floor

Erica Chenoweth, Nader Hashemi, Marie Berry, George Demartino and I will speak followed by discussion. For the announcement, see Teach-In Poster Regular And here is Erica’s striking article in the Guardian on mass nonviolent resistance: Trump administration Opinion It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator – with civil resistance Erica …

Candlelight, Denver, 2016

Francis Gene Black Elk died in the street Daryl Blackbear died in the street Patricia Barrett Ernest Gillespie lived and George Mondragon walking for Jesus Erin Mesta headdown in the wind Shawn “Butterfly” Porter died in the street Quinasia Russell Rose Ruiz lived outside in snow Eugene Turner and sleet Gerald Vaughan fined by police …

Does Plato’s Republic prefigure Trump a la Andrew Sullivan on the BBC? A question from Nader Hashemi

Nader Hashemi, my colleague and friend, wrote me a note questioning Andrew Sullivan’s clever use of a abridged/reconstructed citation Plato’s Republic on the BBC to sneer at democracy and suggest that it easily becomes tyranny. It is worth listening to. The BBC also has a disgusting clip from a fascist named Roger Kimball about how …