Guns

The War on Terror's Toll, From Atrocities Abroad to Mass Shootings at Home

The War on Terror’s Toll, From Atrocities Abroad to Mass Shootings at Home

November 10, 2018

A new Brown University study says the US-led so-called “War on Terror” has killed around 500,000 people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan — an “undercount,” it stresses. And as Ian David Long — an-ex U.S. Marine who served in the Afghan war — kills 12 people in Thousand Oaks, California, might we also count victims…

Militarizing US Schools and Society Only Creates More Gun Violence and Police Brutality

July 4, 2018

TRNN’s Ben Norton continues his discussion with Boston teacher Nino Brown, of the ANSWER Coalition, on the links between US militarism, gun violence, and police brutality. Nino Brown argues militarizing schools and more heavily arming cops will only make the problem worse

Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home (Pt 1/2)

June 18, 2018

Boston teacher Nino Brown, of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks with TRNN’s Ben Norton about the links between US militarism, gun violence, and police brutality. He connects the epidemic of school shootings domestically to the endless wars internationally

Students Spark Movement Gun Toting Politicians Should Fear

March 25, 2018

As young people spoke out against guns around the world during a day of protest, a movement emerged that seemed formidable enough to take on the powerful National Rifle Association

Guns, Toxic Masculinity, and the Alt-Right

February 16, 2018

The FBI has confirmed it failed to act on a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Florida high school massacre. Author David Neiwert says the shooting underscores the dangerous combination of toxic masculinity, guns, and radicalized scapegoating

The Real Baltimore

August 15, 2017
A bill that would impose mandatory minimums on gun possession cleared a key legislative hurdle as activists urge the council to seek more humane solutions to violence

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security