A GUN STORY

Growing up in the city of Detroit gun violence was a way of life. Watching the 11 o’clock news was a daily report of what happens when people use guns to fight over drug trafficking territory, domestic issues, and other senseless acts. In my life I have lost three friends … Continue reading

#365 Acts of Kindness

By now you’ve no doubt heard about Ann Curry’s response to the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Curry found herself asking the same question many of us have asked, “What can I do?” and responded by challenging her followers on Twitter to commit to 20 “random acts of kindness,” one … Continue reading

Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns …a letter from Michael Moore

Monday, December 24th, 2012 Friends, After watching the deranged, delusional National Rifle Association press conference on Friday, it was clear that the Mayan prophecy had come true. Except the only world that was ending was the NRA’s. Their bullying power to set gun policy in this country is over. The … Continue reading

Sandy Hook – Our Children, Their Environment

We cannot understand what happens in the universe. What is glorious in it is united with what is full of horror. What is full of meaning is united to what is senseless… – Albert Schweitzer She was the first student who ran out of the Sandy Hooks Elementary School, an … Continue reading

Groups Send ‘Robin Hood’ To DC To Promote New Wall St. Tax

A variety of activist, labor and other groups, banded together under the Robin Hood Tax Campaign umbrella, sent “Robin Hood” to Washington Thursday to promote passage of a new sales tax on financial transactions which is in place in more than 40 other countries. The stunt comes as Americans want … Continue reading

Parents React to Newtown: Sales of Bulletproof Backpacks Soar

This is such a sad statement on our society that parents now feel they must protect their children by sending them off to school with bulletproof backpacks: Shame, shame, shame on the NRA for pushing gun advocacy so far that non gun owners fear for their safety and the safety … Continue reading

Having Backed Obama, MoveOn Now Ready To Buck Him

MoveOn.org may have been one of a number of progressive groups that helped land President Obama back in the Oval Office for another four years, but now it’s looking potentially to take him on publicly over the future of Social Security. The organization emailed supporters Wednesday to express concern over … Continue reading

Obama Launches Gun-Violence Task Force

At a press conference this morning President Obama said “he would make gun control a “central issue” as he opens a second term” and he announced the formation of a special task force on gun violence, to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden. Obama’s announcement came as  “House Republicans restated their firm … Continue reading