Category Archives: Understanding violence

Beware Resurgence of Deadly Diseases, Part 1

by Kathie MM You have probably read about the resurgence of long-suppressed infectious diseases such as malaria and typhoid fever—with drug-resistant forms of malaria reaching epidemic levels in Asia https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spread-of-drug-resistant-malaria-an-enormous-threat/and drug-resistant forms of typhoid doing the same in Africa https://www.cbsnews.com/news/antibiotic-resistant-typhoid-spreading-to-epidemic-levels/ … Continue reading

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Engaging Peace vs. Lemmingcide

by Kathie MM Engaging peace.  For what purpose should we engage peace? To resist violence. To prevent violence.  To end violence. Violence is life-shattering, life-destroying. Peace is life-affirming, love-affirming, future-affirming. Right now life on earth is facing the most violent … Continue reading

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An Honorable Marine

By Kathie MM He doesn’t know it (yet), but on this Veteran’s Day, I am honoring a particular veteran, a former Marine, Ross Caputi, for his enduring courage. I think it takes courage for any man or woman, in or … 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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