Tag Archives: violence in America

Violent Political Rhetoric Can Feed Political Violence, by Ed Kilgore

… if political rhetoric in this country continues on its current trajectory, people are going to start getting killed, and then inevitably, the violence will escalate.

Mel Reeves | Baton Rouge/Dallas vigilantism: The violence that violence produces

…the corporate press has tried mightily to demonize them [the shooters] and tie the shooters to Black nationalist groups and Black Lives Matter but the shooters themselves have said they are lone wolves. BLM whatever folks may think of their strategies and tactics have declared themselves to be non- violent and have sought to solve the problem of police violence through organized peaceful protest.

Tom Engelhardt |Our Jihadis and Theirs: The Real (Armed) Dangers of American Life

Armed violence in the homeland: “About half the victims,” the Post reports, “were white, half minority. But the demographics shifted sharply among the unarmed victims, two-thirds of whom were black or Hispanic. Overall, blacks were killed at three times the rate of whites or other minorities when adjusting by the population of the census tracts where the shootings occurred.”

Giroux and Evans: Disposable Futures

As more and more individuals and groups are now considered excess, consigned to zones of abandonment, surveillance and incarceration, dystopian politics has become mainstream politics and the practice of disposability has intensified. There are alternatives.   By Henry A Giroux and Brad Evans, Truthout.org | Op-Ed  01 June 2014    (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Also see: Henry A. Giroux | Disposable […]

Hypocrisy of Gun Control in a Land Where War and Violence Are Alluring

Thus the dear children survive elementary school, junior high school, and finally high school, only to be sent off to kill people in places like Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan. There they learn not to distinguish those who are defending their countries from invasion from those who either cannot fight (like children and the elderly) or […]

Coleen Rowley> Questions for the F.B.I. Nominee

“Why, in April 2005, did you approve 13 harsh interrogation tactics, including waterboarding and up to 180 hours of sleep deprivation, for use on suspects by officers of the C.I.A.?” Eric Hanson By COLEEN ROWLEY  OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Published: July 8, 2013  NY Times APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — WHEN President Obama nominated James B. Comey to lead the F.B.I., he lauded Mr. […]

[Video] Glenn Greenwald> The Real Questions About the Boston Attack

Bill Moyers interviews Glenn Greenwald. April 24, 2013  Moyers & Company   billmoyers.com With so few answers on hand about motives behind the Boston bombings, are we asking the right questions? Columnist Glenn Greenwald tells Bill that, if there is a connection between the perpetrators and radical terrorist groups, we need to investigate why “there […]

Batman, The Joker, Nazis and the culture of violence in America

Batman, The Joker, Nazis and the culture of violence in America Life imitates art far more than art imitates life. —Oscar Wilde BY ED FELIEN    August 2012   Southside Pride Should we blame the Batman movies for the tragedy in Aurora? After murdering the people in the movie theater, James Holmes put his guns […]

The exclusively foreign proclivity for violence, by Murtaza Hussain

WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. TUESDAY, AUG 9, 2011 14:10 ET     Salon.com The exclusively foreign proclivity for violence AP/Phil Long Bambi Lynn of Fairlawn, Ohio, wipes away tears during a prayer vigil at Copley Community Park in Copley […]