As I stood on the forward upper deck of the ship looking toward New York Harbor, I felt a great sense of relief.  The crossing had been incredibly difficult, and both the ship and the crew were significantly worse for the wear…but we were almost there. The year was 1995 and I was part of […]

Arrogance Calls this emergency that never was “an invasion” …of drugs …of gangs. The real invasion Was funded by the sale of tobacco and sugar And still defends itself Constitutionally With a “well-regulated militia”. The real invasion Spent 100 years staggering to the 21st Amendment Never sober enough to end lynching. The real invasion Labeled […]

When I lived in San Diego between 2014 and 2015, I also had the opportunity to directly experience some of the lives, lifestyles and challenges at the border between Mexico and the United States.  I got to see first-hand, the bustling cities of San Ysidro and Tijuana, I met incredibly dedicated people giving their time […]

LGBTQ Support for Migrant Rights…NOW! The LGBTQ machine must mobilize as an active agent of resistance to mass deportations and abuses by the current administration. In the midst of our own personal struggle, we cannot let go of our connection to the broader struggle against oppression.  #Solidarity makes us all stronger. 3.8 percent of the […]