Author: Melissa Byrnes

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Régine Jean-Charles just put out an excellent analysis of Barrett’s description of her children during her confirmation hearing. Subjecting the young children of public figures to extra scrutiny can be problematic. In this case, however, Dr. Jean-Charles is simply calling attention both to the way that Barrett’s supporters have attempted to turn her adopted children […]

Remembering 4 June 1989

In General
On June 4, 2019
Thirty years ago today, iconic protests against authoritarian regimes took place in both Poland and China. Their different trajectories have led to very different stories–and different silences. Here are some resources to track how both are being remembered in 2019. In Poland, years of organizing by Solidarność–the shipyard workers’ union started in Gdansk in 1980–not […]
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