Gun Violence

Protecting Floridians: Zika, Poisonous Water, and Gun Violence


“Is there anywhere else in the US that is experiencing anything like this? For the past several days, there have been multiple full page articles on or near the front page of the Miami Herald…”

Laura Finley
Published in: LA Progressive, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, The Daily Journal, Chicago Activism, Cullman Sense, North Jersey
Date: August 8,9,10,12,2016
681 Words

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“Writing used to be easy for me. Now, nothing seems easy. Leaning in, I just stare at the screen. Occasionally, I try to type something. Despite my desperation to write, my mind is held captive in a former place. Police were shot. I was there…”

Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood
Published in: Huffington Post, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Counterpunch, Courier Journal, Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood’s blog, Chicago Activism
Date: July 18,21,22,27,28,2016
796 Words

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Refusing the “New Normal”


“It has been a rough few weeks, to say the least. Philando Castile, killed by police during a traffic stop, July 6, 2014. Dylan Noble, also killed by police during a traffic stop, July 14, 2016. Both unarmed…”

Laura Finley
Published in: The Review, LA Progressive, The Daily Press, The Orange Leader, Counterpunch, Sierra County Prospect, Tacoma Weekly
Date: July 18,20,21,22,August 5,2016
563 Words

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“No Conflict Has Ever Been Solved with Violence”

Winslow Myers2

“The inside of Obama’s head must be a fascinating place. Our first black President, clearly one of the most self-aware and brilliant minds that ever held the office, must not only walk a line between sympathy for black victims of unwarranted police violence…”

Winslow Myers
Published in: Winslow Myers Opeds, Counterpunch, The PeaceWorker, Gilmer Free Press, The Review
Date: July 9,11,25,26,2016
810 Words

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The Wars Have Come to U.S. Soil


“The tragic night of July 7, 2016 was the most visible manifestation of U.S. wars reaching our own soil. To be clear, I am not talking about the absurd and insulting notion that there is a war between the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and the police.”

Patrick T. Hiller
Published in: The Gilmer Mirror, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Counterpunch, World Beyond War, Peace Center, Sand Mountain Reporter, Pace e Bene, The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, The Posey County News, The PeaceWorker, Gilmer Free Press
Date: July 9,10,11,12,13,14,22,2016
867 Words

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