Richard Michelson: Angels with Guns Guarding the Gates of Heaven
My grandmother didn’t
live to see her youngest son, my father, murdered in a Brooklyn
gutter by a fifth generation, drug-addicted, unemployed house-
painter whose ancestors were dragged here like devils in chains.
Ellen McGrath Smith: An American Dream
I dreamed I bought a gun. At a Rite-Aid.
It was heavy, brightly colored, a girl-gun.
Abby Zimet: Small Bodies Drop
The U.S. has 4% of the world’s population, and 46% of its guns; its gun violence is soaring, with over 45,000 dead in shootings in 2020, an increase of 35%; gun violence is now the leading cause of death among young people; there have been two dozen school shootings so far this year.
Video: The Opposites Game
An English teacher asks his class: ‘What’s the opposite of a gun?’
A.C. Thompson: The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.
The failure to deal with the radicalization within the ranks of the military has unleashed people who are highly trained in how to kill.
Rebecca Gordon: In a Looking-Glass World, Our Work Is Just Beginning
For the last four years, Donald Trump has made war on the people of this country and indeed on the people of the entire world.
John Feffer: The Mobster-in-Chief
Will the November Election Be Decided in the Streets?
Aviva Chomsky: How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
Protesters are eager to expend extraordinary energy denouncing small-scale racist actors. But what about the large-scale racist actors? As white nationalism and the so-called “alt-Right” have gained prominence in the … Continue reading →
Tom Engelhardt: Guns, Guns, Guns
One of the grimmer small events of recent American life occurred just as 2014 was ending. A mother had her two-year old toddler perched in a shopping cart at an … Continue reading →
Marc Jampole: On the recent assassination of two police officers
To stop future assassinations of police, we must toughen gun laws & end police brutality against minorities No sane person would condone or try to justify the execution-style killings of … Continue reading →
Richard Sahn: Thoughts on Patriotism and War
Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Scene from the movie, “Platoon” Richard Sahn The other night I was watching the movie “Platoon” on television. An American soldier was killed every…
Marc Jampole: Gun Control Leads to a Civil Society
Those opposed to greater gun control don’t realize giving up rights is what civilization is all about “We give up our rights one piece at a time,” a West Virginia … Continue reading →
‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Linked to Rise in Homicides, Extreme Racial Bias
Task force co-chair: “The more you look at them, the more problems you find.” States that have enacted “Stand Your Ground” laws have seen an increase in homicide rates and … Continue reading →
Abby Martin: How Exceptionalism Fuels America’s Gun Massacres
We recently passed the second anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where twenty helpless children and six staff members were gunned down in cold … Continue reading →