Selected Articles: “Battleground USA”. The San Bernardino Shootings and the Militarization of American Life.

california2Breaking: SWAT Team Drill Turns into REAL Mass Shooting Scenario in San Bernardino, CA

By Matt Agorist, December 03 2015

The shooting apparently took place at the Inland Regional Center, which is a facility that provides services for people who have developmental disabilities. The facility had just celebrated its Christmas party.

2015 San Bernardino shooting map location of mass shooting, OpenStreetMap (CC BY-SA 2.5)The San Bernardino Massacre: Perceptions, Propaganda, And Blowback

By Tyler Durden, December 06 2015

The reaction to the San Bernardino shooting in which 14 people were killed and several more wounded is a textbook case of confirmation bias.

Flag-FBIFBI Calls San Bernardino Mass Shooting a “Terrorist Attack”. “Muslims Killers” according to the New York Post. Where is the Evidence?

By Bill Van Auken, December 06 2015

The FBI announced Friday that it was formally taking charge of the investigation into the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California that killed 14 and wounded 21, on the assumption that the horrific massacre was a terrorist attack.

gun flagBattleground USA: The San Bernardino Shootings and Militia Mentalities

By Binoy Kampmark, December 06 2015

Spectacular violence has again made its reaping appearance, a brutal but sure sign that the distinction between militia and civilian has ceased having any value in the US context.  The militarisation of the society has become the most vigorous of diseases, whose greatest symptom is not so much gun ownership as the culture behind access and use.

black-lives-matterBlack Lives Matter: Investigating the Culture of Impunity of Racist Police Violence in the U.S.

By Michael Welch and Abayomi Azikiwe, December 06 2015

Anti-racism demonstrations have flared up in recent weeks. The social media hashtag #BlackLivesMatter has served as the cyber-backdrop for a movement aimed at confronting a highly unequal racialized justice system. How have these events come to pass in 21st Century America? This is the subject of this week’s Global Research News Hour program.

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