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, -

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, -

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;, 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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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 [...]

Why Are Mass Killings So Common In The US?

By Eric London, -

On February 14, an American horror story played out in southeastern Florida when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people, including 14 students. In [...]

Refusing To Accept A Society Steeped In Violence

By Alex Macmillan and Danny Katch, Socialist Worker. -

The news last week of yet another horrific school shooting seemed to promise only more despair and mourning--both for the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and about the [...]

Immigrant Youth Stand With Survivors Of Parkland Mass Shooting & Will Take Streets On The March For Our Lives

By Sheridan Aguirre, -

Washington, DC – On March 24th, immigrant youth will march in solidarity with the courageous survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students across the country [...]

Young America

By Randall Amster, -

Nearly a century ago, Mohandas Gandhi started a new publication to share his vision of nonviolent organizing, filling it with inspiring quotations and political insights. He titled the journal [...]

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