Seeing whips in the hands of federal agents, used against poor Black folks, affected me in a visceral way.
How quickly we went from “Refugees are welcome here,” to this. This week the world was rocked by these photos out of my home state of Texas, showing U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as they chased down Haitian asylum seekers on horseback.
Anniversaries are a time to reflect, and the last twenty years have given us much to think about. It is imperative that we look with clear eyes. These are the lessons we must take from 9/11.
Let this be the death of imperialism The heartbreaking and infuriating situation presently unfolding in Afghanistan is the predictable result of more than 40 years of American imperialism in action. We at Brand New Congress believe we must embrace this moment to confront hard truths about our conduct as a nation, and atone for the […]