Saturday, 24 February 2018 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Behold the Reckoning of a Gun Culture in Collapse

    By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

     Karissa Saenz, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, holds a sign that reads, ' White House You are Killing Our Future!,' on February 18, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Police arrested and charged 19 year old former student Nikolas Cruz for the February 14 shooting that killed 17 people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Karissa Saenz, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, holds a sign that reads, "White House You are Killing Our Future!," on February 18, 2018, in Parkland, Florida. (Photo:Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

    It has been 19 years since Columbine, 6 years since Sandy Hook, 5 months since Las Vegas and 4 months since Sutherland Springs. In all that time and after all that blood, the script has not wavered an inch, when it comes to the NRA, the GOP and the mainstream Democratic Party. Can the student activists who survived the Parkland massacre spark a groundswell of change?

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  • Inspiring a Socialist Alternative: An Interview With Eljeer Hawkins

    Inspiring a Socialist Alternative: An Interview With Eljeer Hawkins

    By Bryant William Sculos, Truthout | Interview

    Socialism demands the full participation and activity of the working class, youth, poor and oppressed on a daily basis, not just academic analysis that few understand, says activist Eljeer Hawkins, who is a longtime member of Socialist Alternative. He also emphasizes that we cannot be led by pure optimism, because class struggle is full of ups and downs. The process of building the resistance is as essential as victory.

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  • Election Security Is a High Priority -- Until It Comes to Paying for New Voting Machines

    Election Security Is a High Priority -- Until It Comes to Paying for New Voting Machines

    By Kate Rabinowitz, ProPublica | Report

    Voting machine malfunctions are a regular feature of American elections. Even as worries over cybersecurity and election interference loom, many local jurisdictions depend on aging voting equipment based on frequently obsolete and sometimes insecure technology. And the counties and states that fund elections have dragged their heels on providing the money to buy new equipment.

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