The rise of right-wing violence in Trump’s America

By John Leslie, published on Socialist Action, November, 2018 Homemade pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and Trump critics sparked nationwide fear and an FBI manhunt. The 14 bombs were sent to billionaire George Soros, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, Former Vice President Joe Biden, actor Robert DeNiro, and others. One of the devices was[…]

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Gun Violence Debate Needs to Include Police Militarization and Drug Prohibition Violence

by Megan Humphrey, from Black Agenda Report and the Drug Policy Alliance blog On March 14, thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demanding legislators enact more stringent gun control in the U.S. Later that night in Rio de Janeiro, Marielle Franco, a Brazilian city council member and a vocal critic of Brazil’s militarized law enforcement,[…]

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Gun Debate, a Narrow Opportunity for the Democrats, a Wide One for The Left

March for Our Lives, Atlanta, GA Democrats want a gun debate on narrow and limited ground avoiding the settler-slavemaster-colonial origin of the 2nd Amendment, and the ubiquity of armed white patriarchal US violence across the planet. Will we let them have it? by Bruce Dixon, originally published on Black Agenda Report Last weekend the March For Our Lives mobilized half[…]

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Marching for the Democrats: Another Farce on Washington?

by Ajamu Baraka, originally published on Black Agenda Report “The opportunism of the Democrats made these students and their pain easy targets.” “They called in [Roy] Wilkins; they called in [A. Philip] Randolph; they called in these national Negro leaders that you respect and told them, ‘Call it off.’ Kennedy said, ‘Look, you all are letting this thing go too[…]

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The School Firing Range

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  in Parkland, Florida practice in the school’s firing range. Originally published on the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy (NCPSP) 1,600 high schools have marksmanship programs affiliated with the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program and the congressionally-chartered Civilian Marksmanship Program, (CMP). Children are regularly taught to fire air rifles that are classified as[…]

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The Smoking Gun Behind Gun Violence in the U.S.

By Anakbayan-US, originally posted as an Editorial on the Anakbayan-US Blog on March 24, 2018 Anakbayan mourns the most recent deaths brought about by gun violence in the country. Widespread gun violence is something deeply known to the Filipino community. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “drug war”–officially known as “Operation Double Barrel”–has already claimed the lives of an estimated 20,000 people,[…]

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Why the Shooting Will Continue

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report Shooting White People Apparently there is nothing worse in America than the act of shooting white people. Ever since the latest attack at a Florida high school there has been talk of little else. The school shooting enveloped every other issue and was used to vilify Russia, the FBI, Bernie Sanders[…]

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Of Wars, Childhood and Guns

Of Wars, Childhood and Guns: an Iraqi-American Woman’s Plea for Change Guest Post by Tiba Fatli At the age of 13, my family packed our belongings (one small bag each) and fled Iraq headed towards Syria. As a non-white naturalized American citizen, I am often asked mostly by strangers ‘where I am from,’ which is almost always followed by daunting[…]

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