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Thu Feb 22 2018 (Updated 03/23/18)
Students Plan to Take a Stand with "March For Our Lives"
From School Shootings to Revolutionary Social Transformations
Bob M writes: In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, the high school students at that school and across the country are calling for a walkout on March 24 and again on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting in 1999. The students are calling for national leaders to listen to them, but as of yet they do not have demands other than getting AR-15s "out of the hands of people who should not have them."

Grassroots activism coming from the youth is very important to listen to. And addressing guns in some way seems obvious at this point. Even progressives/radicals seem to be shifting on their positions on guns, in that they see white supremacists stock-piling guns and being the prime users of such weapons. That said, I realize that many radicals still hold strong to the important point that de-arming must start with the cops and military, and not take away self-defense from oppressed communities - a point I whole-heartedly agree with.

Taking all this in, if young people are calling for de-arming and radicals understand the importance of only doing so from the top-down, it seems to me that pushing for revolutionary reforms is key at this moment in this issue.

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See Also: Bay Area students protest against gun violence and mass killings in schools | Rest of World Solved Gun Violence Problem
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