Tag Archives: Gun Control
DN!: “The Second”: Carol Anderson on the Racist Roots of the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms
Black people demanding their freedom, being willing to have an uprising to gain their freedom,” says Anderson. “What I saw was that it wasn’t about guns. It was about the fear of Black people.”
Violence Begets Violence: America’s Wars Come Home
“The notion that perpetual war will somehow bring long-lasting peace is a peculiarly American and often recurring form of doublespeak (saying one thing and meaning the opposite) that permeates the entire national surveillance empire…”
Notes from the desk of peace activist Polly Mann (b. Nov. 19, 1919)
On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Polly shares some thoughts about gun control, the CIA, Holiday Hoop-la, positive corporate direction, and Iceland. By Polly Mann Southside Pride December 9, 2019 HOLIDAY HOOP-LA Among the many catalogs I receive at Christmas is one from Hammacher Schlemmer. Just why I don’t know. I’ve never bought so […]
March for Our Lives St. Paul, Minnesota Style
On March 24, 2018, joining thousands upon thousands of other marchers around the country and around the world, 18,000 students and friends marched from Harriet Island on the Mississippi River in St. Paul to the state capitol where they were joined by several thousand more people for a rally for gun control. All Minnesota photos […]
‘Enough’: Students Walk Out Nationwide to Protest Inaction on Gun Violence, Call for March 24th protests nationwide.
The walkout is part of a national student-led movement to end gun violence.
Feeling Burned Out? When We Gather, We Get Energized
Instead of getting burned out, frustrated, and isolated, when we gather, we get energized.
The NRA is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent
For every incident Stinchfield cited to make the case that the left is violent, there are examples of the right being just as violent, if not more so.
A Narrow Focus on Mass Shootings Undermines Efforts to Solve America’s Gun Problem
Because everyday gun violence is concentrated in racially segregated neighborhoods, it’s easy for millions of Americans to think they won’t be affected.
▶ Mark Fiore: The Selective Hearing of Gun Violence (animation)
Fiore: Six times a week or so, I pass by the pier where Kathryn Steinle was killed. Never did I think that beautiful spot would become such fertile ground for campaign demagoguery.
Marion Wright Edelman: Gun Violence: An All-American Crisis
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. POSTED BY ADMINISTRATOR LA Progressive March 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote these words in his April 1963 Letter from a Birmingham Jail, in the same […]
Cartoon: Eruption of Political Fear Mongering
Monte Wolverton, Cagle Cartoon Posted on Nov 3, 2014 Truthdig.com
By Signe Wilkinson truthdig.com May 29, 2014 #YesAllWomen
Robert Sheer, et al: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Deadly Shooting, Foreign Policy and Ed Snowden
Photo by The U.S. Army (CC BY 2.0) truthdig.com May 30, 2014 Click here to listen. Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss what led to Elliot Rodger’s deadly attacks in Santa Barbara, President Obama’s announcement that he will reduce the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan from 30,000 troops to 10,000, and NSA […]