The Mulford Act and America’s Racist History of Gun Control

“The use of firearms for self-defense was often the only way black citizens could protect themselves from mob violence.”
— Justice Clarence Thomas

The Mulford Act and America’s Racist History of Gun Control

Frequently we see the case against gun control entirely grounded upon a Constitutional defense of the Second Amendment. While the Founding Fathers' warnings about the importance of defending liberty with an armed populace are as important today as they have ever been, this approach has some flaws. For one, the Constitution was not meant to grant

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The Defeat of US Imperialism is a Strategic Necessity, not a Single Issue

Imperialism cannot be relegated to a single issue like Palestine or Syria. Its defeat is a strategic necessity for the liberation of humanity.

The Defeat of US Imperialism is a Strategic Necessity, not a Single Issue

Many in the United States have a hard time seeing beyond single issues or individuals. The ruling class has taken full advantage by relegating the blame for the problems of US imperialism on Trump, Russia, or some combination of the two. This is a uniquely US phenomenon. It is an outgrowth of the US empire’s roots in classical, capitalist

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Mike Pompeo’s Spurious Accusation of Assassinations Against Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran’s IRGC of assassinations in the ‘heart of Europe’ leaving experts, and the White House, dumbfounded.

Mike Pompeo’s Spurious Accusation of Assassinations Against Iran

America’s chief foreign negotiator has a message for Iran: stop assassinating people. The problem is, nobody from security experts to Iranian dissidents has any idea what the hell he means. The

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A New Flotilla Sets Sail To Break the Blockade on Gaza

Elizabeth Murray is aboard a new flotilla to highlight the illegality of the 12-year old blockade that is choking the people of Gaza.

A New Flotilla Sets Sail To Break the Blockade on Gaza

Islands Brygge, an idyllic harbor park that stretches along the east bank of Copenhagen, was alive with a celebratory crowd on Monday as three ships were about to steam towards Gaza. The 2018 Freedom Flotilla—two ships from Sweden and one from Norway — will call at ports in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy before

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As the Syrian War ends, Will the Russia, Iran and Syria Alliance Hold?

While Russia’s objectives in Syria may at times be conflated with those of Iran’s and Syria’s, that may not always be the case.

As the Syrian War ends, Will the Russia, Iran and Syria Alliance Hold?

These past weeks have witnessed a lot of tensions running high, with Israel and Iran reportedly facing off near the Golan Heights. Israel has launched several airstrikes on “Iranian bases” across Syria, while Damascus (IRGC allegedly) responded with missile fire against IDF positions. In the aftermath of these hit and run attacks, Syrian president

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With All Eyes on Gaza, Israel Falls Back on the Hamas Card

When other excuses collapse to the honest lens of public transparency, the Hamas card is predictably played with almost sneering contempt for the world’s ability to pierce half-truths.

With All Eyes on Gaza, Israel Falls Back on the Hamas Card

For days, now, the Israeli rewrite has been well underway, working overtime, to convince the world seven weeks of carnage in Palestine, more particularly Gaza, did not happen. Or, if it did, Israel’s 

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Defending Palestine Is not Antisemitism

Israel is not Judaism. We can and should have a healthy debate about Israel’s policies and U.S. policy on Israel, just like we debate anything else in politics.

Defending Palestine Is not Antisemitism

I was told again and again to stand up when someone’s being mistreated. So I realized I had to stand up for Palestinians. Now that Israel has killed dozens of Palestinian protesters in an obviously gross human rights violation, can we get something straight? You can criticize Israel without being anti-Semitic. I grew up Jewish, in an

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