A journal dedicated to truth, freedom of speech and radical spiritual consciousness. Our mission is the liberation of men and women from oppression, violence and abuse of any kind, interpersonal, political, religious, economic, psychosexual. We believe as Fidel Castro said, "The weapon of today is not guns but consciousness."
It is a sad time in America these days, but James Baldwin told us, "The murder of my child will not make your child safe!" And so the American empire stretches around the world murdering children, men, women and elderly to safeguard the world for White Supremacy. One day she shall get enough of her permanent war strategy, but she just said American shall continue warring and killing in Afghanistan after the 2014 pullout date. Secretary of Defense said America shall have an enduring relationship with Afghanistan, meaning the killing of people by drones and other means shall continue. And thus what goes around comes around, or as the Bible says, as thou has done so shall it be done to thee! American and European banks were just found guilty of money laundering the trillions in drug profits that have caused 40, 000 deaths in Mexico the last few years, and add to that death toll the thousands killed in America due to drug related violence in the hoods of these United States.
For their role in the "drug war" no banker has gone to jail or prison, the banks were only slapped with a fine equal to a month's money laundering, 1.4 billion dollars, yet their money laundering was tracked over a ten year period. Again, imagine the slaughter of innocent children who were caught in the drug trade so the bankers can live the "high" life.
What a horrible event in Conn. today, innocent babies blown away by a lone gunman, and yet this entire society must share the guilt of the disturbed man, for this is indeed The Crazy House Called America and what we have seen this week in Portland, Ore and Conn. is only the beginning of sorrows Jesus told you are coming. When America and her allies stop killing innocent children around the world, maybe then and only then shall her children live in peace and security. When she stops financing the American drug culture, especially violence in the hood, only then will America's children be able to live a happy life.
As a parent who has lost a child, we know the pain and suffering now being experienced by the people in Conn. As we grieve for these children, say a prayer for all the children slaughtered at the hands of American imperialism and domestic colonialism.
By By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Associated Press – 40 mins ago
In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a reported shooting there Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Newtown …
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school, killing 26 people, including 20 children, by blasting his way through the building as young studentscowered helplessly in classrooms while their teachers and classmates were shot.
The attack, coming less than two weeks before Christmas, was the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.
The gunman killed himself and another person was found dead at a second scene, leading to a total toll of 28, authorities said.
Panicked parents raced to Sandy Hook Elementary School, about 60 miles northeast of New York City, looking for their children in the wake of the shooting. Students were told to close their eyes by police as they were led from the building.
Robert Licata said his 6-year-old son was in class when the gunman burst in and shot the teacher.
"That's when my son grabbed a bunch of his friends and ran out the door," he said. "He was very brave. He waited for his friends."
He said the shooter didn't utter a word.
A photo taken by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of young students — some crying, others looking visibly frightened — being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other's shoulders.
Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter was in the school and heard two big bangs. Teachers told her to get in a corner, he said.
"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said. His daughter was fine.
Andrea Rynn, a spokeswoman at the hospital, said it had three patients from the school but she did not have information on the extent or nature of their injuries.
Mergim Bajraliu, 17, heard the gunshots echo from his home and ran to check on his 9-year-old sister at the school. He said his sister, who was fine, heard a scream come over the intercom at one point. He said teachers were shaking and crying as they came out of the building.
"Everyone was just traumatized," he said.
Richard Wilford's 7-year-old son, Richie, is in the second grade at the school. His son told him that he heard a noise that "sounded like what he described as cans falling."
The boy told him a teacher went out to check on the noise, came back in, locked the door and had the kids huddle up in the corner until police arrived.
"There's no words," Wilford said. "It's sheer terror, a sense of imminent danger, to get to your child and be there to protect him."
At the White House, a tearful President Barack Obama said he grieved about the massacre as a father first, declaring "our hearts are broken today." He promised action to prevent such tragedies again but did not say what that would be.
The scene in the White House briefing room was one of the most outwardly emotional moments of Obama's presidency.
"The majority of those who died were children — beautiful, little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old," Obama said.
He paused for several seconds to keep his composure as he teared up and wiped an eye. Nearby, two aides cried and held hands as they listened to Obama.
"They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, wedding, kids of their own," Obama continued about the victims. "Among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children."
Associated Press writers Jim Fitzgerald in Newtown, Pete Yost in Washington, D.C., and Michael Melia in Hartford contributed to this report.