Thursday, September 23, 2021

Tag: gun violence

Blaming BLM for homicide rise—and excusing massive spike in gun sales

The mainstream media say civil rights movement calls to action are affecting public safety—while largely ignoring any policy proposals that could keep guns off the street.

Ending gun violence in the US

We can have guns on a limited basis – to provide societal and individual protection, but in a way that will prevent people from using the weapons for illegal or violent purposes.

‘Where there are more guns, there are more gun deaths’

CounterSpin interview with Igor Volsky on ending gun violence.

Mass shootings in the US have risen sharply in 2020—why?

There have been 578 mass shootings so far this year, this is already significantly above the 417 mass shootings recorded in the whole of 2019.

Be black, be brave

Let’s return to that idea: we shall arm the militia, and no one else. The Militia shall be comprised of all races and sexes. No one – not even the police – shall have guns.

New Mexico militia member opens fire on protesters demanding removal of...

“This is not the first report of heavily armed civilian militias appearing at protests around New Mexico in recent weeks.”

Canadian prime minister bans assault weapons 7 days after series of...

"There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada."

‘Heartbreaking statistic’: Thanks to pandemic, last month was first March since...

“All it took was a pandemic and closing all the schools.”

Gun makers and sellers on list of ‘essential businesses’ amid coronavirus...

"Gun retailers are not essential businesses and should not remain open during this pandemic."

Sanders gets backing of march for our lives co-founders for ‘intersectional’...

“He gets that all the issues we fight for are connected, and the gun violence isn't the cause but the symptom of systematic injustice in this country.”

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How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

Eugenics rears its unsavory head: Vaccine schism saves the intelligent & sacrifices the backward

Right-wing vaccine resistance could remove thousands of Trump voters in critical red states.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

Personal interview: Professor Mark Skidmore What are the Prospects for Peace?

Mark Skidmore talks about how the role of everyday citizens in affecting the relationship the U.S. now has and will have with the rest of the world community.

The profits of war

How corporate America cashed in on the post-9/11 pentagon spending surge.