Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: guns

The racist origin of the Second Amendment and the rise of...

Throughout history gun control laws have been used against people of color.

It’s never been about the Second Amendment. It’s about corporate profits.

Our bought-and-paid-for politicians only hold the Constitution sacred when it aligns with corporate interests – like gun sales.

Guns and liberty

Gun ownership in the United States, largely criminalized for poor people of color, is a potent tool of oppression.

Gun control after Parkland: Student survivors lead the way

Undeterred, the students are on the move. They are organizing a march on the nation's capital and in cities around the country, on March 24.

Trump’s National Defense Strategy

The battle between “guns and butter” is still raging in the United States and, if the new NDS is any indicator, the guns are winning.

A kingdom where nobody dies

America’s childhood, a kingdom we’ve surrendered for no good reason at all.

The evil that guns do

The firearms lobby suggests that because morality can’t be legislated, the evil of gun violence can only be controlled by... more guns.

We need more than ‘thoughts and prayers’

Our political paralysis enables terrorists of any stripe to acquire as many weapons as they want. 

Millennial organizers want to see an intersectional understanding of gun violence

It is time for an intersectional approach to gun violence prevention, in order to effectively keep all of our communities safe.

The school gun violence we don’t talk about

In over half of the shootings that happened on elementary, middle school, and high school grounds, a student brought a gun from their home.

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Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."