This is a long time coming. I scribbled down thoughts and reflections while I was in transit, forced onto the plane by police who were ordered to kick me out of their country. That was 2006, nearly 11 years ago. And now, later this month, some of those notes will be published in my first
On May 21st, 400 protests in 38 nations joined a grassroots effort called March Against Monsanto. But who is Monsanto and why should you know about them? You may not think you’re familiar with Monsanto, but you probably eat Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) created by them every day. They created the first GMO in 1985
In July, while traveling in Moldova (two days after I was arrested in Transniestria) I had coffee with a stranger. We discussed lots of things, and the sum of the parts got me thinking about something new: Could new technologies be used add accountability to illegal migration contracts? I did enough research to convince
I’ve published accounts of three different arrests, on three different continents, in three different publications. That seems worth celebrating.
This is the prologue to my book-in-progress “Illegal.” It will be published in the 2014 UEA MA Creative Writing Anthology, out this week.
The week that the Iraq War began was spring break. I went back to New York for a few days and took the train into Manhattan with some friends for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. I knew there would be a lot of people out in the streets so I wore an old tee-shirt and