Amanda Gorman

The Hill We Climb

by Amanda Gorman When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We’ve braved the belly of the beast We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace And the norms and […]

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Middle East Wars

Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: A New Chance

by H. Patricia Hynes Previously published in Portside A nuclear darkness has engulfed the world for seven decades, with only intermittent breakthroughs of light when treaties among nuclear nations were negotiated.  Some treaties have been violated for decades; others, walked away from by Trump.  Any […]

More than 1,000 people gathered in front of Cambridge City Hall for a Black Lives Matter protest, organized by Defend Black Lives Cambridge, June 20, 2020. Erin Clark/Boston Globe Photo
Racial Justice and Decolonization

The Cambridge Police Department Should Demilitarize

An updated version of this post can be found here: by Andrew King Testimony Presented at the Police Militarization Hearing, Cambridge City Council, January 6, 2021.   View the video My name is Andrew King and I live at 40 Essex St. Cambridge, MA. I’m […]