Tag Archives: gun control

DN!: “The Second”: Carol Anderson on the Racist Roots of the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms

Black people demanding their freedom, being willing to have an uprising to gain their freedom,” says Anderson. “What I saw was that it wasn’t about guns. It was about the fear of Black people.”

Noam Chomsky’s Theory of the Good Life, an interview by Ezra Klein

“In fact, anarchist society should be highly organized, but under popular control of a free informed community, which can interact without illegitimate forces controlling them.”

Violence Begets Violence: America’s Wars Come Home

“The notion that perpetual war will somehow bring long-lasting peace is a peculiarly American and often recurring form of doublespeak (saying one thing and meaning the opposite) that permeates the entire national surveillance empire…”

Notes from the desk of peace activist Polly Mann (b. Nov. 19, 1919)

On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Polly shares some thoughts about gun control, the CIA, Holiday Hoop-la, positive corporate direction, and Iceland. By Polly Mann  Southside Pride  December 9, 2019 HOLIDAY HOOP-LA Among the many catalogs I receive at Christmas is one from Hammacher Schlemmer. Just why I don’t know. I’ve never bought so […]

Commonalities of mass shooters and prevention recommendations

We’ve studied every mass shooting since 1966 and found similarities that can help prevent future attacks.

The Antiwar Movement No One Can See:  Will It Put a Crimp in the War on Terror? By Allegra Harpootlian

What if there’s an antiwar movement growing right under our noses and we just haven’t noticed?

March for Our Lives St. Paul, Minnesota Style

On March 24, 2018, joining thousands upon thousands of other marchers around the country and around the world, 18,000 students and friends marched from Harriet Island on the Mississippi River in St. Paul to the state capitol where they were joined by several thousand more people for a rally for gun control. All Minnesota photos […]

‘Enough’: Students Walk Out Nationwide to Protest Inaction on Gun Violence, Call for March 24th protests nationwide.

The walkout is part of a national student-led movement to end gun violence.

Gun Control has always been racist — that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t support the Parkland Students Movement

Gun control has long been a shaky dividing line between liberals and the far left.

“The US’s Culture of Violence Contributes to the Sanctification of the Second Amendment”: An Interview With Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The Second Amendment was seized upon by white nationalists as a legal tool to preserve or restore white dominance.

Feeling Burned Out? When We Gather, We Get Energized

Instead of getting burned out, frustrated, and isolated, when we gather, we get energized.

David Swanson | What We’re Supposed to Think (What Difference Does it Make?)

We’re supposed to think that government officials mean well.
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What other countries call bribes we call campaign contributions.

Michael Moore | My Proposal to Repeal and Replace the 2nd Amendment

We can start with the upcoming midterm election. Let every candidate know: If you take NRA money, we will remove you from office.

The NRA is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent

For every incident Stinchfield cited to make the case that the left is violent, there are examples of the right being just as violent, if not more so.

A Narrow Focus on Mass Shootings Undermines Efforts to Solve America’s Gun Problem

Because everyday gun violence is concentrated in racially segregated neighborhoods, it’s easy for millions of Americans to think they won’t be affected.

▶ Mark Fiore: The Selective Hearing of Gun Violence (animation)

Fiore: Six times a week or so, I pass by the pier where Kathryn Steinle was killed. Never did I think that beautiful spot would become such fertile ground for campaign demagoguery.

Marion Wright Edelman: Gun Violence: An All-American Crisis

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. POSTED BY ADMINISTRATOR   LA Progressive  March 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote these words in his April 1963 Letter from a Birmingham Jail, in the same […]

Cartoon: Eruption of Political Fear Mongering

Monte Wolverton, Cagle Cartoon Posted on Nov 3, 2014  Truthdig.com

Cartoon: Dad?

By Signe Wilkinson  truthdig.com  May 29, 2014 #YesAllWomen

Robert Sheer, et al: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Deadly Shooting, Foreign Policy and Ed Snowden

Photo by The U.S. Army (CC BY 2.0) truthdig.com  May 30, 2014 Click here to listen. Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss what led to Elliot Rodger’s deadly attacks in Santa Barbara, President Obama’s announcement that he will reduce the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan from 30,000 troops to 10,000, and NSA […]