Category Archives: gun violence

Remembering JFK: Voices from a Smoldering Grave

MEMORIAL PROSE POEM  by Anthony J. Marsella John Fitzgerald Kennedy  (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), President of the United States of America I. I cannot rest,                                                                                   My spirit rages;                                                                      Incomplete truths, lies — remain.                                               My grave … Continue reading

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What Does Social Science Tell Us About the Link Between the Presence of Firearms and Violence? Part 2

By Alice Locicero Note from Kathie MM: In this second part of her essay on firearms and violence, Dr. Alice Locicero shares information from the social science research community and asks the vital question: Who benefits when such information is … Continue reading

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What Does Social Science Tell Us About the Link Between the Presence of Firearms and Violence? Part 1

by Alice LoCicero Note from Kathie MM: This is the first in a two-part series based on the Psychology Today website. Another day in the US, another mass killing with firearms. The current public conversation about firearms is disturbing, because … Continue reading

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These are our children, Part 2

By Deryal Yuksel In last Wednesday’s post , we introduced you to Hasan, Hatun, Hanna, and Ali, child refugees from Aleppo, Syria, who currently live in Istanbul, Turkey. Their story continues in this photo essay. Unfortunately, most refugees experience indifference and neglect. We … Continue reading

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