The Real Wall Isn’t at the Border

In the end, what are borders supposed to protect us from? The answer used to be other states, empires or sovereigns. But today, relatively few land borders exist to physically fend off a neighboring power, and countries even cooperate to police the borders they share. Modern borders exist to control something else: the movement of people. They control us. Continue reading

Congress Is Trying to Use the Spending Bill to Criminalize Boycotts of Israel and Other Countries

Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle are planning to sneak a bill criminalizing politically motivated boycotts of Israel into the end-of-the-year omnibus spending bill. The bill would make it a crime to participate in political boycotts protected by the First Amendment. The bill’s sponsors are attempting to avoid public scrutiny by including the bill’s unconstitutional criminal penalties in must-pass legislation scheduled for a vote just days before Congress’ holiday recess. Continue reading

How Do We Stop Trump and Win Gains in Justice and Equality?

Last week, Lakey wrote A 10-point Plan to Stop Trump and Make Gains in Justice and Equality. The piece went wildly viral as people respond, “In short, there’s good reason to see the Trump era as an opportunity not only to stop him, but to make major gains in justice and equality.” In this interview goes deeper on how we can do this. Continue reading