Posts Tagged ‘Violence’

Wealthy Hong Kongers Are "Activating Contingency Plans" As Violence Spirals Out Of Control

We’ve written plenty about how the unrest rattling Hojng Kong hash shaken up its economy and threatened one of its most important industries – tourism – while millions of savers have seen the values of their homes decline, a trend that could seriously threaten the region’s financial system. Earlier in the summer, […]

Violence Is as Violence Does. All in the Name of “Restoring Democracy”

Anyone remember the line from the film Forest Gump: ‘Stupid is as stupid does’? Well, now we have, each and every passing day, the bastard children of our violent empire. Yes, violence has always been with us, this the frailty and flaw of humanity. One would think that as more (supposedly) ‘evolved’ a culture becomes, […]

Immigrants Speak Boldly Despite Threats Of Violence

Immigrants Speak Boldly Despite Threats Of Violence Above photo: An activist holds a bullhorn and a sign during a protest outside the White House June 22, 2018, in Washington, DC. Members of American Civil Liberties Union staged a protest and broadcasted recording of children in detention centers obtained by ProPublica. Alex Wong/Getty Images Silence Will Not Protect […]

Foreign-backed ‘hooligans’ behind protest violence: Iran’s Khamenei condemns ‘sabotage’, endorses fuel price hike

The divisive decision, announced this week, has caused protests in several Iranian cities. Khamenei was cited by the Iranian media on Sunday as saying that, while he was no expert in petrol industry, he still believed the government’s decision should be implemented. The Iranian leader also confirmed that there have been deaths related to the […]

Israelis mull if violence this week ‘worth it’ as life slowly returns to normal

This week, an intense flareup saw hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, sending residents of the center and south into bomb shelters after the targeted killing of top Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Baha Abu al-Ata, an arch-terrorist who Israeli officials described as a “ticking bomb.” “People of the Pod,” produced in partnership between […]

Daily police violence is the new norm in Issawiya — with no end in sight

For the past six months, Israeli police have subjected Issawiya’s residents to daily raids, arrests and beatings, alongside constant drone surveillance. No one seems to know the goal of the operation – including the police. Border Police take aim at a resident of Issawiya, East Jerusalem, November 11, 2019. (Oren Ziv/ In the […]

Netanyahu and Gantz meet for security update as Gaza violence rages

MK Benny Gantz received a security update Tuesday from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, hours after the Blue and White leader said the escalation of hostilities in Gaza would not affect his ongoing negotiations to form a coalition. “This action will have no effect on the political processes taking place,” Gantz said in a statement supporting […]

After weeks of protests, PM announces team to tackle violence in Arab community

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced the formation of a committee to combat violence in the Arab community. According to a statement, Netanyahu convened a special meeting on the matter on Monday evening, at which he said he wanted to bring change to a matter which “causes immense suffering to the residents, and major […]

Triumphalism over killing of Baghdadi in US raid may ‘fuel another cycle of violence’

On Sunday, US President Donald Trump announced that a raid in Syria’s Idlib province resulted in the death of the leader of Islamic State, who detonated a suicide vest after being cornered in a tunnel. Under the leadership of the Iraq-born former religious scholar, IS captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria, broke off its […]

Most British voters think violence against MPs is ‘price worth paying’ over Brexit

   A majority of voters in England, Wales and Scotland believe that the possibility of some level of violence against MPs is a “price worth paying” in order to get their way on Brexit, an academic survey has found. The poll from Cardiff University and the University of Edinburgh asked respondents what they would be […]

Protests against gun violence trigger a political awakening for Palestinians in Israel

A wave of demonstrations against gun violence and police negligence has inspired a renewed sense of solidarity among Palestinian citizens of Israel, according to veteran activist Fida Tabony. After years of division, ‘we’re acting like a people,’ she says. Tens of thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel protest against gun violence and under-policing in the […]

Violence continues: Israeli actions in West Bank & Gaza (Oct 20-23)

Israeli Army Closes Main Entrance Of Beit Ummar With Concrete Blocks Israeli soldiers closed, Sunday, the main entrance of Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, with concrete blocks, while military police officers ticketed dozens of drivers on the nearby road. Media activist, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers closed the […]

Protesters shut down key Catalonian transport routes after night of violence (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

There were widespread violent clashes across Barcelona on Monday evening with the city’s El Prat airport a major flashpoint after nine leaders of the pro-independence movement were handed prison sentences totalling almost 100 years for their role in a failed secession bid in 2017. Also on Protests erupt in Barcelona as citizens vent anger […]

Human Violence: Pervasive Throughout Society. “Strategic Response” to End Violence

Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations – particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well as geoengineering and the deployment of 5G – threaten imminent human extinction if not contained. […]

Thousands defy mask ban in Hong Kong, sparking fresh violence

   Hong Kong was rocked by fresh violence Sunday as tens of thousands hit the streets to defy a ban on face masks, sparking clashes with police, street fights and vandalism across the strife-torn city. Large crowds marched through torrential rain in peaceful but unsanctioned rallies on both sides of Victoria Harbour, condemning the government […]

Tens of thousands of Palestinian citizens in Israel protest gun violence, organized crime

Citing years of police indifference and a state policy that has exacerbated gun violence and organized crime among Palestinians in Israel, members of the community consider boycott as a new tactic. By Suha Arraf Chairman of the Joint List, MK Ayman Odeh, at the protest against gun violence and organized crime in Palestinian communities […]

Israeli Violence Continues, Ending September With Abductions, Demolitions, and Raids

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted at least 45 Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank. Of the abducted, twenty-two from the al-‘Isawiya and Silwan towns, in occupied East Jerusalem. The PPS said dozens of soldiers and police officers, including military […] Israeli soldiers abducted fifteen Palestinians from […]

‘You can’t liberate land but not women’: Thousands of Palestinians protest violence against women

On Thursday, thousands of Palestinians protested for women’s rights in twelve locations across Palestine/Israel and the diaspora following recent high profile cases of gender-based violence against women in Palestinian society. Protests took place in Ramallah, Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa, Gaza, Beirut, and Berlin, among other locations. The protesters, who were overwhelmingly women, chanted against honor killing, patriarchy, Israeli […]

Israel military outdoes itself in a week of violence toward Palestinians

Last Wednesday, Israeli soldiers chopped down more than 100 Palestinian-owned olive trees in the village of Burqin. No reason was given for the destruction. September, Week 3: Mainstream media does not cover the scores of “small” stories of Palestinian loss of freedom, property, life, and hope. IMEMC brings the stories to us daily. Below are […]

2 shot dead within hours as gun violence spikes in Arab Israeli towns

The leader of the Joint List party vowed Saturday that tackling crime in Arab Israeli communities would be his main priority in the new Knesset, a day after two men were shot dead in apparent criminal killings just three hours apart in northern Israel. The murders of Edib Dirawi and Iyad Badir on Friday were […]

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