ICE Illegally Detained Families

A civil rights defense group has filed a lawsuit against ICE on behalf of three Central American families who were among 121 women and children illegally detained during raids in early January 2016. The claim includes allegations of false imprisonment and emotional distress. The raids were carried simultaneously across the southern states of Georgia, North … More ICE Illegally Detained Families

Not in the News: The Sochi Project – Building the winter Capital

  “The largest structures are being built on groundwater areas between two big mountain rivers, ski slopes are carving up UNESCO World Heritage sites and thousands of people are being forced to abandon house, hearth and land in exchange for an uncertain future. This is a private project for Putin and a few oligarchs. We’ve … More Not in the News: The Sochi Project – Building the winter Capital

On: Gay And Transgender Mexican Migrants Face Discrimination And Violence

I don’t feel particularly bad about not knowing the things my (definitely  not gay or transgender) father went through to immigrate, crossing through the Arizona desert. During most of my adult life we haven’t had many significant conversations, so this subject has not really come up between us. But doing research to write informed posts at … More On: Gay And Transgender Mexican Migrants Face Discrimination And Violence

Roadside Rebels: Heritage Theatre and the Confederate Flag

Originally posted on Archaeology and Material Culture:
In 1913 a Confederate veteran posed for this picture alongside the “conquered banner” (image from Library of Congress). Last weekend a Confederate battle flag rose alongside Interstate-95 in Chester, Virginia.  Chester is just south of Richmond, which is surrounded by Civil War landmarks including more than 30 preserved…