Reflections on the Mitten’s Midterms

To say I was relieved when I checked Michigan’s midterm election results this morning is an understatement. When I went to bed, I was feeling afraid of what sort of Michigan we’d be waking up to. There was a lot hanging in the balance— for queer and trans people, for people of colour, for working… Continue reading Reflections on the Mitten’s Midterms

Out with the old…?

The national elections are bearing down on us. The closer we get, the more frequent and raucous the political campaigning becomes. Where the commune elections saw hardly any crowds of campaigners or promotional flags, with only a propaganda video here or there, the election for the leader of Cambodia has seemingly galvanized most everybody. You… Continue reading Out with the old…?

Get the Vote Out, Kampuchea

The first weekend in June, commune elections were held across the nation as the rallying, parading, badgering, bribing, and flag-waving came to a head, and finally to a close. I was not sorry to see it go. It was all a bit much: Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) paying for the most renown (and… Continue reading Get the Vote Out, Kampuchea