-Hilary Scarsella from Conspire Magazine
Man, my heart is breaking from the violence infecting our world like a plague. All the folks killed in Colorado this morning in the shooting with weapons that should not even exist (these are not hunting rifles).
Then I saw the cover story of Time magazine — “One a Day” — showing that soldier suicides are up to one per day, surpassing the number of soldiers that die in combat. The US military budget is still rising — over 20,000 dollars a second, over 1 million dollars a minute spent on war.
Then — more violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Syria, and the bus attack in Bulgaria. There is another way, if only we have courage and imagination. The new issue of conspire takes on exactly that — VIOLENCE — there could be no more timely moment.