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Tom Engelhardt: Slaughter Central

The United States as a Mass-Killing Machine

April 14, 2021 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: On Numberless Dead Bodies and Weapons of War Being Necessary to the Security Of A Free State

Congress, for God’s sake and all of ours, do your job. 

March 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Donald Krieger: Unveiling

I listened to the learned
seeking meaning, hundreds crowded
into the Beth Shalom basement,
police in armor at the entrance.

October 27, 2020 · 3 Comments

Matt Hohner: Viral

Imagine someone with nothing left to lose as a virus
armed with a gun and desperate to spread its bullets.

March 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Nick Turse: The Moral Injury of War

Some men are very nearly monsters, capable of killing without compunction or remorse. In the everyday civilian world, we generally seek to lock them up. In war, they have a chance to fully flower.

December 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Alexandra Minna Stern: White nationalists’ extreme solution to the coming environmental apocalypse

The public needs to recognize ecofascism as a dangerous cloud gathering on the horizon.

August 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz: What an American Terrorist Looks Like

Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric.

August 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Racism Has A Name

Everyone knows who to blame for these massacres: Trump, an accomplice to white nationalist terrorism.

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Phoebe A. Cirio: 22 July — A film that helps us understand a mass killing

22 July, a film currently streaming on Netflix, depicts the events that occurred on that day in 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik began a killing rampage in Norway. Breivik turned … Continue reading

November 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

Thom Hartmann: Trump and Fox News Have Blood on Their Hands

It’s already started. They’re messaging, texting, tweeting, and even calling into my radio/TV show. Breitbart is even bragging that they got it on CNN. “This killing in Pittsburgh has nothing … Continue reading

November 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nahal Amouzadeh: 3 Things America Doesn’t Want To Tell You About White Terrorism

I was 6 years old when 9/11 happened. I don’t remember a lot. I don’t remember what the news was reporting. I don’t even remember how or if my parents … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jess McIntosh: Are we finally realizing the men who commit mass shootings started by beating women?

We always debate religious and political affiliation in the wake of these events. But one enormous and tragic corollary has been consistently ignored. One would think, listening to the devastated … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · 4 Comments

Video: “Loss”

. In recent years, several media outlets have taken to calling President Obama the ‘Mourner-in-Chief’ due to the frequency with which he addresses the nation following fatal incidents of mass … Continue reading

July 3, 2016 · 13 Comments

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