Senator Coburn Responds to Ferguson With Bill to Demilitarize US Police

Senator Coburn Responds to Ferguson With Bill to Demilitarize US Police

September 24, 2014 at 12:33 am

Michael Shank, PhD, associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses with SiriusXM’s Tim Farley on the POTUS show the latest legislation in the US Senate to demilitarize US police forces. Audio […]

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Demilitarize America

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Demilitarize America

September 17, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Michael Shank, PhD, associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses with RT’s Ameera David the bipartisan legislation in Congress to demilitarize America. Shank explains the context of the new bill introduced […]

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When War Comes to an American Main Street Near You

When War Comes to an American Main Street Near You

September 15, 2014 at 11:31 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director of legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, sits down with 89.3 FM WPFW’s Andy Shallal to discuss the militarization of American police forces. Michael looks at legislation in Congress, […]

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How the Pentagon Brought War Home to America’s Main Streets

How the Pentagon Brought War Home to America’s Main Streets

September 3, 2014 at 12:12 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the militarization of US police forces on WORT FM in Madison, Wisconsin. Audio courtesy of WORT.

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Stopping Pentagon, Homeland Security From Militarizing US Police

Stopping Pentagon, Homeland Security From Militarizing US Police

August 27, 2014 at 8:58 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution talks with Mimi Rosenberg on WBAI 99.5 FM about the militarization of America’s main streets, the weaponization of US police forces, and […]

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The New American War Zone: US Main Streets

The New American War Zone: US Main Streets

August 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, talks with ‘On The Street’ radio regarding the militarization of US police forces, the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security […]

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Gun Sales and Gun Deaths: The American Contradiction

Gun Sales and Gun Deaths: The American Contradiction

July 4, 2013 at 12:22 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses gun sales, gun safety, and gun control legislation in America, as part of a special CCTV News series on US guns in […]

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The Gun Lobby and Congress’s Failure to Keep America Safe from Guns

June 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Michael Shank, Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis, discusses the latest legislation in the US Congress regarding gun safety in America. Shank discusses why the Senate and House have failed to pass legislation on […]

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On Republican Party’s 159th Birthday, Democrats Give Up Gun Control

March 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm

On the 159th Anniversary of the founding of the Republican Party, Michael Shank discusses Senator Harry Reid’s defeat in championing Senator Feinstein’s assault weapons ban bill on Current TV with John Fugelsang.  Shank discusses exactly what gun control legislation is likely pass the US Congress, the political fallout from Senator […]

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Cuomo, Cars, and Culture: How Gun Violence is More Than Mental

February 25, 2013 at 1:46 am

Michael Shank discusses gun violence and gun legislation with Richard Feldman who is President of the Independent Firearm Owners Association and the author of the book “Ricochet, Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist.”  Shank discusses how background checks and bans on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, online sales, and gun show loopholes […]

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