Monthly Archives: January 2013

Fear Eats the Gun Owner’s White Male Soul

Former US President Bill Clinton has just made a really interesting speech, that I think raises fresh questions in my mind about gun control. Former President Bill Clinton warned a group of top Democratic donors at a private Saturday meeting not … Continue reading

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Obama Claims Reagan Legacy as His Own

Interesting piece on the Maddow Blog by Steve Benen:   When President Obama unveiled his proposals on preventing gun violence on Wednesday, he seemed eager to tout one of his predecessors. Ronald Reagan, Obama reminded his audience, was a “staunch … Continue reading

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Rights versus Rights on US Gun Control

Footnote: About three-quarters (75%) of Americans surveyed support proposals to ban the sale of automatic weapons, ban high-capacity ammunition clips and expand background checks on all gun buyers, according to an online Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday January 17th 2012, … Continue reading

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National Crime Victimization Statistics for the US: Rape

Before the US gets too holier than thou about the recent horrendous rape in India, the graphic below, passed along by the Huffington Post‘s Laura Bassett, was put together by the Enliven Project using data from Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey and FBI reports. It drives … Continue reading

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Global Crop Production Shows Some Signs of Stagnating: Max Fisher

Something that should be worrying us a lot and which has major future conflict implications: Max Fisher’s Washington Post article on the possible stagnation of global crop production. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/24/is-production-of-key-global-crops-stagnating/     After decades of rapidly growing global agricultural output, production … Continue reading

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America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead by Kevin Drum

There is an excellent article in Mother Jones by Kevin Drum at http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/lead-crime-link-gasoline on the link between crime levels and lead in the atmosphere. It will be interesting if conservatives can get their head round the idea that crime rates … Continue reading

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The Gulabi Gang: the Vigilante Response to the Oppression of Indian Women

  The Gulabi gang (from Hindi gulabi, “pink”, transln. “pink gang”) is a group of women vigilantes and activists originally from Banda in Bundelkhand district, Uttar Pradesh, India, but reported to be active across North India as of 2010. It … Continue reading

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