Under the guise of fulfilling its constitutional power to authorize military force, Congress is poised to consider legislation that would give the president a blank check to make war, with no limits, in at least six countries and against several groups.
Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense, offers timely insights into the theory and practice of liberatory armed community self-defense. Edited by scott crow, who joined an armed Black community group against white racist militias in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the book offers a history of self-defense by communities of color against the forces of white supremacy in the US.
Isolated geographically, neglected and shrouded from mainstream America, many rural counties lack resources and economic leverage. They have suffered from decades of disinvestment and high poverty rates. In short, because the government defines poverty by the county as a whole rather than by individual census tract, they are denied access to funding and programs that could help.