Clare Bayard


May 2, 2014

By Clare Bayard

The month of April contains Earth Day, in that way that we often designate a month to contain concepts of year-round importance (see: Black History Month).  Earth Day is not unconnected to the predations of empires. Empire-building has always required disrupting people’s relationships with their land and ability to self-sustain. A few of April’s developments in struggles for land, survival, and democracy follow.

December 1, 2012

Washington's Wars and Occupations:

Month in Review #91/November 30, 2012

September 12, 2012

This morning, I listened to the words of the inimitable Suheir Hammad, from her poem “First Writing Since.” Suheir ends that powerful piece by saying

“Affirm life. Affirm life. We got to carry each other now. You are either with life, or against it. Affirm life.”

August 30, 2012

The day after I returned home from helping my father through cancer surgery, an acquaintance of mine died from cancer. This shared experience, lives touched by cancer, is so common now it almost seems mundane to mention. But what kept me up all night last night was the U.S.military's body count.

February 1, 2012

Washington's Wars and Occupations:
Month in Review #81

January 31, 2012

By Clare Bayard, War Times/Tiempo de Guerras

Welcome to the Year of the Water Dragon. It's time for the 99% to make some serious waves.

December 1, 2010

Month in Review November 2010 (ESPAÑOL)

November 10, 2010

By Clare Bayard and Maryam Roberts
Photos thanks to Civilian Soldier Alliance/Iraq Veterans Against the War

There was an eerie silence at the center of the recent U.S. elections. No one mentioned the fact that the country is at war.