What we mean when we say “massacre”

What we mean when we say “massacre”

What we mean when we say “massacre” (Reflecting on the September 12, 1865 Thacker Pass Massacre) Words can, of course, be dangerous. That’s why we keep some words tightly wrapped and shoved into the darkest, coldest corners of our minds. We stuff the realest meanings...
The Stars at Thacker Pass

The Stars at Thacker Pass

Looking for a god? the stars in Peehee mu’huh ask why not us? We’re always there whether you see us or not We’re infinite the sleepless can tell you We do not rule by force but through the charisma in freely offered splendor Instead of ten, we have...
Are you willing to give a child cancer for a job?

Are you willing to give a child cancer for a job?

Lithium Nevada and supporters of the proposed Thacker Pass lithium mine project love to claim that the mine will bring jobs to the area. This may be true. But, even if it is true, the mine will also bring more air, water, and soil pollution. The mine will also lead to...
As hopeful as honesty is

As hopeful as honesty is

As I come down from the stress and anxiety of preparing for Friday’s oral arguments in the Thacker Pass case, I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned since Max Wilbert and I set up our little two-person tent back on January 15 to protest the...