gun violence

16.03.2019

What happens when US teens link gun violence at home to America’s wars abroad?

What happens when US teens link gun violence at home to America’s wars abroad?

  Students taking part in a March for Our Lives action in Boston, Massachusetts last year. (Flickr/AnubisAbyss) This article was first published by TomDispatch. In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a… »

29.10.2018

On the killings in Pittsburgh

On the killings in Pittsburgh

By Peter Geffen I know I speak for all of you when I express our profound sorrow for the unspeakable violence that invaded the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this Shabbat morning. Two of our alumni, Noah Schoen and Suzy Weiss grew up in that community and are certain… »

29.06.2018

Students of March For Our Lives Launch “Road to Change”

Students of March For Our Lives Launch “Road to Change”

This summer, the students of March For Our Lives are making stops across America to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote. We call it March For Our Lives: Road to Change. “When people across the country rallied at the March For Our Lives just over 3… »

22.03.2018

Washington Post: 187,000 Exposed to Gun Violence at School Since Columbine

Washington Post: 187,000 Exposed to Gun Violence at School Since Columbine

The Washington Post reports more than 187,000 students have been exposed to gun violence at school in the 19 years since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Despite the high number, school shootings represent only a tiny fraction of U.S. gun violence, which claims more than 13,000 lives each… »

17.03.2018

Teaching students how to dissent is part of democracy

Teaching students how to dissent is part of democracy

Teaching children how to dissent in response to a violent situation that they feel threatens their well-being is aligned with the purposes of democratic schooling. Indeed, a flourishing democracy depends on such an informed and active citizenry who will speak out when they find laws to be unjust.   by … »

08.11.2017

When Illness Matters: Massacre In Texas

When Illness Matters: Massacre In Texas

By Dr Binoy Kampmark The massacre at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs was, to put it simply, effective and spectacular.   It also had the resonances of the primeval, ignoring the sanctity of the church in favour of murder within it.  The alleged assailant managed to do less God’s… »

06.01.2016

President Obama announces executive action on gun control

President Barack Obama formally announced plans to expand background checks to buy guns and impose other restrictions on firearms through executive action. The order bypasses Congress, further feeding sentiments about the administration’s overreach. “Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns,” Obama said on Tuesday. »

24.07.2015

“Christmas in July” in Absurdityville, USA

“Christmas in July” in Absurdityville, USA

“It is Christmas in July!”[1] So, the boob-tube informs me every time I try to momentarily escape the real and surreal horrors of MSM news, alternative news, Internet news, news from the universe. I seek a morsel of sustenance; a moment of transcendent awareness—a peak moment such as… »

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