Domestic Tranquility for Whom?
September 27, 2023 by Miguel De La Torre
These 19 words enshrined at the start of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution provide a vision for a republic yet established. They offered a new way of self-governance which entrusted people (defined as landholding white men)—not some deity—with sustaining a civil peace absent of…
Forced Sterilization in America Is Not a Thing of the Past
September 6, 2023 by Miguel De La Torre
Genocide (genos-race/nation + cide-killing) is a nomenclature coined by Raphael Lemkin, a jurist who served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of War during the Second World War. The term helped describe the six million Jews murdered and the near extinction of the Roma people…