Social Breakdown: Violence in the US
By Joseph Kishore, December 20, 2012
While working to obscure the social roots of the mass killing in Connecticut, the Obama administration is seizing on the tragedy to press for expanded police powers under the banner of “gun control.”
By Joseph Kishore, December 18, 2012
No serious analysis can be found in the American media or within the political establishment of the social and political environment that gives rise to mass killings in the US.
By editorial board, December 17, 2012
Beyond the individual motivations of the killer, the mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut lays bare a brutality that pervades American society.
By Kristina Betinis, July 3, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seizing on recent reports of increased criminal violence to intensify a police state measures directed against the entire population.
By Shane Feratu, March 13, 2012
Stephon Watts, 15, was shot and killed in his home on February 1 by Calumet City Police officers.
By David Walsh, February 23, 2010
The suicide of software engineer Andrew Joseph Stack, who flew his small airplane into the seven-story building in Austin, Texas that houses the local offices of the Internal Revenue Service, was both shocking and tragic.
By Jerry White, February 20, 2010
On Thursday, 53-year-old software engineer Andrew Joseph Stack III flew his private airplane into a seven-story Austin, Texas building that houses the local offices of the Internal Revenue Service.
By Sandy English, December 18, 2009
The fatal December 10 police shooting of street peddler Raymond Martinez in Times Square, the hub of the New York City’s tourist industry, has highlighted the acute social tensions gripping America’s largest city.
By James Cogan, December 2, 2009
The figures are an indicator of the immense psychological harm that the neo-colonial wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have done to members of the armed forces.
November 12, 2009
A selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site.
By David Walsh, November 7, 2009
The mayhem at Fort Hood in Texas, which has left 13 individuals dead and 30 injured, is a byproduct of the brutal wars in the Middle East and Central Asia. It is a form of “collateral damage.”
By Josué Olmos, October 6, 2009
Arizona police killed Kurt Aho last week in a shootout sparked by the foreclosure of his home.