Racist terrorism in Charleston

All who support racial equality, democracy and justice know that the world is watching: this is time to mobilize to bring an end to racist terror and structural racism in general.


Quakers unite, and inspire, on gun violence

The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, have an expression called "holding in the light..."


Can Destry ride again? An essay on gun control

Reducing gun violence in modern America, is not as simple as in "Destry." But neither is it a lot more complicated!


It’s simple: Talk, don’t shoot

It's not complicated. Less guns equals less murders. But arms sales are through the roof now.


The Second Amendment and “insurrection”

At the Congressional hearing on legislation to curb gun violence NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre repeated the mantra of the right wing extremist movement.


Philadelphia story: Terrible math of gun violence

Since coming to Philadelphia in 1973, I personally have known at least six parents/grandparents who have lost a total of seven children and grandchildren to gun violence.


Fight to end gun violence is key to defending democracy

Americans are now insisting that the ability to live free from the fear or threat of gun violence is a fundamental democratic right.


Profits are driving force behind gun epidemic

Bushmaster, manufacturer of the semi-automatic rifle used to kill 20 small children and six teachers, is a multi-million-dollar firm.


Seeking solutions to a violent society

Americans are left pondering why and wondering what if anything can be done to stop it and also, 'how did this occur, and what caused it?'


Republicans push guns on campuses

The Republican Party in several states is hell bent on getting more guns into the hands of school kids, including, ridiculously enough, in Arizona.