Abby Martin: Why America? Mass Shootings and White Nationalism Share Roots

Abby Martin: Why America? Mass Shootings and White Nationalism Share Roots

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With Abby Martin

Empire Files on Nov 12, 2018

Since October 2017, America experienced three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history. This epidemic coincides with a frightening resurgence of white nationalism. Sometimes the two trends overlap.

But why here? Both phenomena can be explained by a common historical thread—to unravel it Abby Martin sits down with indigenous scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to discuss her latest book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment.

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From the archives:

There Is No Good Kind of Nationalism by David Swanson

Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home + Militarizing US Schools and Society Only Creates More Gun Violence and Police Brutality

John Pilger, et al: Australia’s Guns: Control, Culture, Bias

Abby Martin: Corporate Lobbyists Use Intimidation, Not Bribery

Pat Elder: It’s Not A Volunteer Force, Amy. It’s A Recruited Force. + Militarizing Schools, Criminalizing Students

Rebel Without a Clue: Autonomy and Authority in the American Public School by Susan Cain and Mark Mason + Caleb Maupin: After Florida…

Chris Hedges and Eric Foner: Not Just the History That Those in Power Want Us to Remember

Abby Martin: From 1776 to Trump: White Mobs, Racist Heroes and Hidden History

Chris Hedges and Ajamu Baraka: It’s Been A Bipartisan Effort To Control the Populations of People of Color

Chris Hedges: The History of Oppression of African Americans

Chris Hedges: Home Grown Hatred–Anger and Alienation in the US (2009)

How U.S. Race Laws Inspired Nazis by David Swanson

When the War Comes Home by Jill Dalton

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16 thoughts on “Abby Martin: Why America? Mass Shootings and White Nationalism Share Roots

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  15. Fantastic interview; so illuminating! it really unpacks those crucial aspects of American history, that are so often ignored and elided; buried or denied in obscure ‘respectable’ discourses brimming with euphemistic jargon and sophist apologetics ~ not to mention the sham histrionics of outright, ostentatious disinformation. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has immense courage; a truly principled examplar of historical integrity.

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