Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Abby Zimet: Racism Has A Name

Everyone knows who to blame for these massacres: Trump, an accomplice to white nationalist terrorism.

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: What the Murders Teach Us

Antisemitism was the cause, but automatic weapons were the method.  Reactions by Jews and non-Jews to the massacre of 11 people at Tree Of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh overwhelmed my … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 · 4 Comments

Nahal Amouzadeh: 3 Things America Doesn’t Want To Tell You About White Terrorism

I was 6 years old when 9/11 happened. I don’t remember a lot. I don’t remember what the news was reporting. I don’t even remember how or if my parents … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Frida Berrigan: “Pow, Pow, Yous Are Dead!”

Children, Toy Guns, and the Real Thing It was a beautiful evening and the kids — Madeline, two; Seamus, almost four; and Rosena, nine — were running across a well-tended … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: “Loss”

. In recent years, several media outlets have taken to calling President Obama the ‘Mourner-in-Chief’ due to the frequency with which he addresses the nation following fatal incidents of mass … Continue reading

July 3, 2016 · 13 Comments

Video: Samantha Bee on the Orlando Massacre

. Samantha Bee’s rage is glorious to behold. By the way, here are the 50 senators whose votes allowed the Orlando shooter to do what he did.  

June 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

NAACP: We Mourn For the Orlando Victims

From NAACP President Cornell William Brooks: On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the NAACP, I want to assert clearly that we stand shoulder to shoulder, heart … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

W.J. Astore: Guns and Grievances

The news out of Orlando is shocking. Another mass shooting in America. Another 50+ people dead with an additional 50+ wounded. And then I saw this headline: “America has 4.4% … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

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