Beyond the Nation State

The nation state is going the way of the dodo. Either a transnational capitalist class will structure power relations throughout the world, or a global democratic movement will step up and demand justice. Which would you rather see happen?

Lowering the Holocaust Bar

It is incumbent upon thinking, freedom-loving people, to protests the trespasses made against others' lives and freedoms immediately. We cannot allow there to be an Auschwitz Bar that must be passed before it's fair to decry inhumanity being carried out in our name.  

Why Not Open Borders?

There's no intrinsic reason why a border must be "secured" militarily, as examples all over the world demonstrate. The only people who want an armed border are the xenophobes, bigots and cowards who are facing a world in which they are increasingly irrelevant.

On Caravans and Conservatives

There is a huge caravan of refugees on their way to the United States, fleeing social conditions that the United States was instrumental in creating. What is our moral responsibility in preserving the basic human dignity and secure the fundamental human rights of these people? And how do we prepare ourselves for doing just that? This is the real issue, and this is exactly what we are not talking about. 

MS-13 and Representations of Immigrants as The Other

In this video, I explore how the Administration used MS-13 to develop representations of southern immigrants as dangerous "Others". Controlling representations of "Those People" can be analyzed using W.E.B. Dubois theory on the cultural elements of oppression, what I call The Discourse of the Other.

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