Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
Guns in American homes are 22 times more
likely to be used in deadly domestic disputes, suicides, or fatal accidents than in self-defense.
Sources: Boston Globe
editorial, 26 July 2001
Arthur Kellerman, et al, "Injuries and deaths due to firearms in the home," Journal of Trauma
45 (1998): 263-267.
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 29 July 2001
Bush Plans 'Space Bomber': What the Bush Administration really
has in mind for Star Wars Episode II (Ed Vuillamy, London Observer).
'You Could Sense the Venom and Hatred': Jailed Genoa protesters faced torture
(Paul Harris, Nick Paton Walsh, Martin Bright and Rory Carroll, London Observer).
Censorship at the
National Press Club: When Henry Kissinger spoke there, the moderator admittedly
screened out any tough questions (Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, Eat The State).
TemperatureCorporate power will not be given up voluntarily--mass action is needed
(George Monbiot, The Guardian).
The Coffee Connection: The price of your morning cup of coffee is over a day's
wage for its growers in Guatemala (Elizabeth Neuffer, Boston Globe).
Audacity on Trial: Talking union still amounts to a punishable offense in
much of the Old South (JoAnn Wypijewski, The Nation).
The Alchemy of OxyContin: How a prescription drug became the drug of choice
on the streets of America (Paul Tough, New York Times Magazine).
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