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On The Availability of Guns and the Eagerness to Hate | Common Dreams


On The Availability of Guns and the Eagerness to Hate | Common Dreams.

10.29.13 – 4:42 PM

On The Availability of Guns and the Eagerness to Hate

by Abby Zimet

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At today’s Senate hearing on Stand Your Ground laws, powerful testimony from two Florida mothers who lost their teenage sons – both black, unarmed, wearing hoodies and minding their own business – to racist angry white guys with guns. A fierce Lucia Holman McBath, whose son Jordan Russell Davis was shot and killed for sitting in a car with friends listening to loud music just nine months after Trayvon Martin’s death, blasted laws that allow people to “establish their own definition of right and wrong and how ‘justice’ will be carried out.” McBath, who became an anti-gun activist after Jordan’s death, noted that “there were many ways (the encounter between the shooter and her son) could have ended, but there was only one once a gun entered the equation.” Despite the appalling and oblivious racism still abroad in the land – Halloween, among many other things, seems to bring it out – McBath was hopeful that change will happen. “That man was empowered by the ‘stand your ground’ statute. I am here to tell you there was no ground to stand.

There was no threat. No one was trying to invade his home…I can tell you all about (Jordan). His easy smile, his first girlfriend…But you can never really know my boy because an angry man who owned a gun kept it close at hand and chose to demonstrate unbridled hatred one balmy evening for reasons I will never understand.” Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


UK child poverty survey exposes `grinding reality´of cold, damp homes


UK child poverty survey exposes ‘grinding reality’ of cold, damp homes

Children’s Society finds more than half of UK’s 3m poor children complain of cold and 76% often worry about family finances

Two young boys play in front of boarded-up houses in Govan, Glasgow

Children play in a run-down street in the deprived Govan area of Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

More than half of all poor children in the UK are living in homes that are too cold, and around a quarter said their home suffered from damp or mould, a survey published by the Children’s Society indicates.

Of those children surveyed who said their family was “not well off at all”, 76% said they “often worried” about how much money the family had. More than 53% said their home was too cold last winter and 24% said it was “much colder” than they would have liked, while 26% said their home suffered from damp or mould.

There are over three million children living in poverty in the UK, a figure that is predicted to rise. Poverty remains stigmatising, according to the survey of 2,000 children aged between 10 and 17, published on Tuesday.

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http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/29/uk-child-poverty-cold-damp-homes-finances?


Auschwitz: Lied von dem Kind im Wind / Auschwitz Canzone del bambino nel vento)


Never, never Forget the children of Auschwitz, please!

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Auschwitz

Lied von dem Kind im Wind
(Italienisches Original: Auschwitz Canzone del bambino nel vento)

 Text und Musik: Francesco Guccini, 1964)

Ich bin mit Hundert anderen gestorben.

Als ich starb, da war ich noch ein Kind.
Ich flog durch den Kamin.
Und jetzt, jetzt bin ich im Wind.
Und jetzt, jetzt bin ich im Wind.

In Auschwitz, damals, lag Schnee,
Der Rauch stieg auf, nicht geschwind
An diesem eiskalten Tag.
Und jetzt, jetzt bin ich im Wind.
Und jetzt, jetzt bin ich im Wind.

In Auschwitz, da waren so viele
Doch mehr als eine Stille blieb nicht.
Komisch, ich kann nicht mehr lächeln,
Im Wind noch bleibt starr mein Gesicht.
Im Wind noch bleibt starr mein Gesicht.

Ich frage mich, wie kann es sein,
Dass ein Bruder den anderen tötet?
Und tatsächlich, wir sind Millionen,
Im Staub, im Staub, hier im Wind.
Im Staub, im Staub, hier im Wind.

Die…

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Report says foster children receive too many medications


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Police killing of Boy, 13, with Pellet Gun Spotlights Foiled Attempts to Regulate Replicas! A child again….


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Police Killing of Boy, 13, with Pellet Gun Spotlights Foiled Attempts to Regulate Replicas

Susan Ferriss
Published: Saturday 26 October 2013
The bill would have required replica guns like the one the teenager was carrying be made with transparent bodies or in certain neon colors.

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The tragic fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old California boy carrying a replica gun is drawing new attention to a history of foiled legislative efforts to require markings that distinguish fake firearms from real ones.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper has detailed emotional protests alleging excessive force by Sonoma County law enforcement after a sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday fired at teenager Andy Lopez, killing him. Deputies came across the boy in his “wine country” community around 3:15 p.m. as he was walking down a road, on his way home, carrying a pellet gun fashioned to closely resemble an AK-47. The pellet gun belonged to a friend…

http://www.nationofchange.org/police-killing-boy-13-pellet-gun-spotlights-foiled-attempts-regulate-replicas-1382798645

Go some hours before … another child, 13 y.o. …


UNICEF: Armutserfahrung bei vielen Jugendlichen langjährig: Mehr Hilfe für benachteiligte Kinder in Deutschland gefordert!


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UNICEF: Armutserfahrung bei vielen Jugendlichen langjährig

Mehr Hilfe für benachteiligte Kinder in Deutschland gefordert

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  • Benachteiligte Kinder und Jugendliche in Deutschland laufen laut einer UNICEF-Studie Gefahr, gesellschaftlich zunehmend abgehängt zu werden. Wer als Kind dauerhaft unterhalb der Armutsgrenze leben müsse, sei als Erwachsener deutlich unzufriedener mit seinem Leben - "gelernte Hoffnungslosigkeit" mache es schwer, Herausforderungen im weiteren Leben zu meistern

    AFP – Benachteiligte Kinder und Jugendliche in Deutschland laufen laut einer UNICEF-Studie Gefahr, gesellschaftlich zunehmend abgehängt zu werden. Wer als Kind dauerhaft unterhalb der Armutsgrenze leben müsse, …Mehr  sei als Erwachsener deutlich unzufriedener mit seinem Leben – “gelernte Hoffnungslosigkeit” mache es schwer, Herausforderungen im weiteren Leben zu meistern  Weniger 

Benachteiligte Kinder und Jugendliche in Deutschland laufen laut einer UNICEF-Studie Gefahr, gesellschaftlich zunehmend abgehängt zu werden. Zwischen 2000 und 2010 machten rund 8,6 Prozent der Kinder hierzulande langjährige Armutserfahrungen, wie aus einem in Berlin vorgestellten Bericht des UN-Kinderhilfswerks hervorgeht.

Die meisten dieser Kinder lebten sieben bis elf Jahre lang in einem Haushalt, der mit weniger als 60 Prozent des Durchschnittseinkommens auskommen musste. Von der neuen Bundesregierung forderte UNICEF verstärkte Anstrengungen, um die Teilhabechancen benachteiligter Jugendlicher zu verbessern.

“Wir müssen die…

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600 kids go missing in Navi, Mumbai every year



A Child, again …


A man holds up a finger at a protest to demand justice for slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin's death in New York's Union SquareCalifornia police shoot and kill boy carrying replica of assault rifle

Santa Rosa officer opened fire on Andy Lopez Cruz, 13, as he walked down street carrying pellet gun, authorities say

Andy Lopez was shot dead by a Santa Rosa police officer

Andy Lopez was shot dead by a Santa Rosa police officer as he walked down the street carrying a pellet gun modelled on an assault rifle. Photograph: AP/The Press Democrat

A 13-year-old California boy carrying a replica of an assault rifle to a friend’s house was shot dead by a sheriff’s deputy who believed the gun was real, authorities have said.

The incident took place in Santa Rosa, northern California, on Tuesday, a day after a 12-year-old boy killed a teacher at a Nevada middle school with a gun he then used to take his own life.
The Santa Rosa boy’s father said his son, Andy Lopez Cruz, a middle schooler who played the saxophone and liked basketball and boxing, was shot while on his way to a friend’s house with a pellet gun that had been left at the family home over the weekend.
“It’s not right what they did to my son,” said the father, Rodrigo Lopez, as he sat with friends and family on Wednesday outside Santa Rosa City Hall in a quiet protest….

Please, read this article here:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/24/california-police-kill-boy-rifle?


“Last night another girl hung herself”: Women in solitary


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Women in solitary: ‘Last night another girl hung herself’

by Diana Block and Misty Rojo, California Coalition for Women Prisoners

“Last night another girl hung herself, and as they drug her out of her cell and down the stairs and put her on the stretcher it occurred to me that it’s become so common, so common it hurts. I mean I woke up out of my sleep and got off my bunk, got a sip of water and looked out the window and there they were silently dragging her out no alarm, no sense of emergency or urgency. Just your run of the mill ordinarily scheduled suicide. Nothing special going on here, just all in a day’s work. I don’t know. I laid in bed, praying her spirit would fight for her life since she obviously didn’t have the strength to fight for it herself. By the time breakfast…

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Government takes aim at the dealers: Uruguay to sell marijuana at $ 1 a gram