From Iran To Mass Shootings On The Mainland, The U.S. Empire Is In A State Of Decay

By Danny Haiphong, Blackagendareport.com -

Iran has been subject to crippling U.S. sanctions and military provocations in recent weeks. The most recent U.S. escalation began in mid-July when the U.K., through its territory of Gibraltar, [...]

To Understand The El Paso Massacre, Look To The Long Legacy Of Anti-Mexican Violence At The Border

By David Dorado Romo, Texasobserver.org -

In the immediate aftermath of the El Paso shooting—the largest massacre of Latinx people in the history of the United States—politicians of all stripes stood before the cameras and gave their [...]

Mass Shootings, Militarism And Policing Are Chapters In The Same Manifesto

By Derecka Purnell, Truthout.org -

This weekend, after two mass shooters killed and injured dozens of people in Texas and Ohio, Rep. Steve Cohen tweeted, “You want to shoot an assault weapon? Go to Afghanistan or Iraq. Enlist!” [...]

Mass Shootings, Militarism And Policing Are Chapters In The Same Manifesto

By Derecka Purnell, Truthout. -

This weekend, after two mass shooters killed and injured dozens of people in Texas and Ohio, Rep. Steve Cohen tweeted, “You want to shoot an assault weapon? Go to Afghanistan or Iraq. [...]

You Can Almost Count on Each New Mass Shooter Being a Veteran

By David Swanson, Let's Try Democracy -

“He enlisted in the Virginia National Guard in April 1996, according to spokesman A.A. Puryear. He was assigned to the Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry [...]

The Christchurch Shooting And The Normalization Of Anti-Muslim Terrorism

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND — What is without question the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history took place on Friday when shooters, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant among them, opened [...]

The Culture Behind School Shootings

By Nick Pemberton, Counterpunch.org -

Another week, another mass shooting and still the discourse remains primarily about individual violence. The goal is to inject a fear into the populist. The goal is to divide us. The goal is to [...]

Snipers Shooting Unarmed People At 100 Meters Isn’t A ‘Clash’

By Adams Johnson, FAIR. -

May 14, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - As FAIR has noted before (e.g., Extra!, 1/17; FAIR.org, 4/2/18), the term “clash” is almost always used to launder power asymmetry and give the reader [...]

What Mass Killers Tend To Have In Common

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

It may almost seem too obvious to mention, but I don’t think that’s why we so seldom mention it. I don’t mean being male, or being mentally disturbed, or having been cruel to women, or living in [...]

Students Lead ‘March For Our Lives’ Against Gun Violence

By John Zangas and Anne Meador, DC Media Group -

High school students joined hands to lead over a half a million demonstrators in the “March For Our Lives” anti-gun protest on Saturday. They decried gun violence in their schools and criticized [...]

Nationwide Mass Student Walk Out Over Gun Violence

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

Wednesday, March 14, was one month after the Parkland school massacre in Florida. Students from more than 3,100 schools marked the event with a National Walkout day. Estimates are more than one [...]

Disarm Cops First. Reflections On Narratives Of Exceptional And Systematic Violence After Parkland Shootings

By Staff, Twincitiesgdc.org -

On February 18th, 2018, A nineteen year old white man entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with his rifle, and murdered 17 people. He was later arrested peacefully by police. The [...]

Mass Shootings Are A Byproduct Of A Militarized Society

By Elliot Swain, Codepink.org -

An article by Lucian K. Truscott IV, published in Salon last week, addresses the recent Florida mass killing with a novel suggestion. It implores trigger-happy “gun nuts” to forego the civilian [...]

Guns And Liberty

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

The proliferation of guns in American society is not only profitable for gun manufacturers, it fools the disempowered into fetishizing weapons as a guarantor of political agency. Guns buttress [...]

Stopping Mass Shootings: Less Finger Pointing, More Action

By Rivera Sun, Riverasun.com -

In the wake of yet another school shooting, everyone from ordinary citizens to pundits to politicians seem to be engaged in one of our favorite and least effective responses: finger pointing and [...]

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