Gun Control

Capitalism Cannot Stop Mass Shootings

Mass shootings are directly linked to capitalist alienation, misogyny and racism. Only socialism can bring people together to reject the lies of capitalism and the many ills that it creates.

“Going Postal”: Neoliberalism and Mass Shootings

Recent weeks have seen a wave of mass shootings, inspired in no small part by Trump’s racist scapegoating. Despite politicians’ attempts to blame everything from mental illness to video games, the fault ultimately lies with capitalism and its propensity towards constant violence.

Right-Wing Mass Shootings Are a Product of Imperialism

Dozens are dead in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy. The primary cause of this violence is not mental illness. This is about toxic masculinity and white supremacist terrorism—and a President who actively promotes it.

The Role of Grievability in the State’s Monopoly on Violence

In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas mass shooting, the aftermath has launched a nationwide movement against gun violence. On the surface it’s hard not to agree with these organizers but when we examine the policy demands set forth on behalf of the movement, there are apt critiques to be made.

The Movement Against Gun Violence at a Crossroads

In Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York, Boston and other major cities across the U.S., hundreds of thousands of people, mostly youth, demonstrated against gun violence in schools. The movement stands at a crossroads: strengthen the police state and the Democratic party or embrace an independent program against state violence.

Obama’s Crocodile Tears

Hardly a week into the new year and the Obama administration has made headlines in two ways. The first, is the ICE raids of Central American families’ homes, often in the middle of the night, detaining men, women and children in detention facilities. The second is the timid expansion of firearm regulation through executive action. Obama defended the action in a speech in which he choked back tears as he talked about the Sandy Hook elementary school students who were killed by a gunman in 2012.