NICK ESTES – Sonia Guajajara, executive director of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, clearly expresses the Indigenous perspective: â€œWe have been fighting every day for hundreds of years to ensure our existence and today our fight for rights is global.â€
GEORGE LAKEY – The midterm election brings activists both good news and bad news, but one thing is certain: Reactivity lost.
LAWRENCE S. WITTNER – In a number of ways, gun control issues are remarkably similar to arms control issues. Gun controllers argue that the availability of guns facilitates the use of these weapons for murderous purposes. Arms controllers make much the same case, asserting that weapons buildups lead to arms races and wars.
JENNIFER BROWDY DE HERNANDEZ – A couple of weeks ago, when I heard that my 14-year-old son and his friend had been playing with the other boyâ€™s air-soft pistols by shooting each other at close range, I saw red. â€œBut it just stings like a bee-sting, Mom,â€ my son protested. â€œIt just leaves a welt. Why are you getting so upset?â€ At the time, I wasnâ€™t sure why I was getting so upset â€” after all, these were only toy guns…
DORIS MORRIS – I needed a way to express my feelings about the recent shooting involving our representative, Gabrielle Giffords, so began writing this reflection a few days ago. I am open to comments.