The violent deaths of Brian Terry and Juan Francisco Sicilia have sparked separate but overdue examinations of the so-called War on Drugs, and how the U.S. government is exacerbating the problem.
Mothers for Gun Control
In response to the recent election, we, the mothers of victims of gun violence, call on politicians to stand up for public safety. This Mother's Day we call on Canadians to stand up for gun control.
Since a rampaging Jared Loughner murdered six fellow Americans and wounded congresswoman Gabby Giffords and 12 others in Tucson, Arizona, Americans have assiduously been working on Lessons Learned.
I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
We have a love for the news but this week is a doozy. We have Superbowl champs supporting unionized workers, corporations going after a journalist, a disturbing abortion bill, silent justice and more.
Why is the United States so much more violent than Canada? Canadians receive, even welcome, violence-based American mass culture, yet our society remains dramatically less violent than theirs.
Gun shows, the ready access to semiautomatic weapons and the additional availability of extended-capacity magazines are a recipe for the massacres that occur every few years in the United States.
Women of Diverse Origins
We support struggles of women fighting violence, and against impunity or the marginalization and silencing of women who experience violence. And we demand justice for all.
Coalition for Gun Control
Ford’s comments suggest that by saying he will follow the prime minister's lead he is just parroting Harper and does not know the facts. This is a reversal for Toronto.
A look at the gun registry debate is through a "democracy lens."
The arguments in favour of the gun registry are full of holes. What lies behind the push to keep the registry?