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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.

February 3, 2021 · 2 Comments

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.

November 6, 2020 · 1 Comment

John Feffer: The Mobster-in-Chief

Will the November Election Be Decided in the Streets?

October 2, 2020 · 2 Comments

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

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

February 22, 2015 · 14 Comments

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

January 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

December 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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…

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

October 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

‘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

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Judiciary Committee Examines the Effect of Gun Violence on Women in America

Washington, DC – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled “VAWA Next Steps: Protecting Women from Gun Violence.”  With American women more than ten times more likely to … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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