Posts Tagged ‘Violence’

Violence erupts in Jenin after PA troops arrest the son of Gilboa prison escapee

January 08 2022 ByNews Desk

Police officer bitten amid violence over COVID restrictions in Germany

Police in Germany have reported more violence at recent demonstrations against the country’s pandemic restrictions. One protester in the eastern town of Lichtenstein bit an officer, police say, while another attempted to steal a weapon. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Germany for weekly marches — which have been called “strolls” […]

UK University Censors “Domestic Violence” in Ancient Greek Poem

English university chiefs censored an ancient Greek poem because it “seemed” like it “might” offend snowflake students – very sensitive students who are easily hurt or offended. Snowflakes that the professors are themselves molding and making. This story comes with a “trigger warning”, not for the sensitive snowflakes, but for traditionalists who like to conserve […]

Polish MEP sued for accusing border guards of violence against migrants

A Polish MEP has been accused of lying about alleged violence committed by border guards against migrants. Janina Ochojska, the founder of the Polish Humanitarian Action group and the European Parliament member from the centre-right Civic Platform, is facing legal action over her comments. Last month, Ochojska shared a tweet accusing Polish border guards of […]

Schiff: Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ that He Won 2020 Was Main ‘Cause’ of Violence on January 6

Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) declared Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that former President Donald Trump’s “big lie” that he lost the 2020 presidential election caused the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. BRENNAN: When will you begin public hearings and what is the purpose of them? SCHIFF: We should begin them, […]

45 Journalists Killed In 2021, Violence Against Journalists Remains Global Challenge: IPI Death Watch

In 2021, a total of 45 journalists were killed in connection with their work, IPI research revealed on December 29, 2021. The sombre tally reflects the continued risks of doing journalism and reaffirms journalist safety as a global challenge. International Press Institute (IPI) calls on authorities to end impunity for these crimes and to ensure […]

Israeli Settler Violence In The West Bank Is Leading To An Armed Uprising

Last Saturday Palestinians endured a Christmas nightmare as Israeli settler lynch mobs attacked villages near the city of Nablus, injuring over 200. Attacks like these are not going away and are forcing West Bank Palestinians to take to extreme measures to defend their homes. 247 Palestinians were injured — 10 with live ammunition and 48 […]

The Massachusetts Flag Glorifies Violence Committed By Colonizers

Above Photo: Change the Flag supporters protest on the steps of the statehouse on July 16, 2020 in Boston. Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images. Native Americans Want It Changed. Given the violent history of English colonizers in New England, it’s a wonder why the state insignia of Massachusetts, fully emblazoned on today’s state […]

Israeli State Violence Intensifying As 2021 Proves Deadliest For Palestinians Since 2014

Above Photo: Palestinians carry the body of Mohammad Hamayel, 15, killed by Israeli forces, during his funeral in the village of Beita, West Bank, June 11, 2021. (Majdi Mohammed / AP) According To The UN, In 2021, 342 Palestinians, Most Of Them Civilians, Were Killed By Israel Across Palestine, Including 86 Children. Nablus, Occupied West […]

Israel’s prime minister says settler violence is ‘marginal’

Israel views settler violence “severely” and it is taking steps to tackle the phenomenon, the country’s Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev said Monday when he met in Jerusalem with U.S. Under-Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. The declaration comes in the context of a 150% increase in Jewish settler-colonialist terrorization of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian […]

Western Media Cover Up Racist Israeli Settler Violence

On Tuesday, November 30, the United Nations Security Council convened to discuss events in the Middle East, condemning Israeli settler violence in the West Bank and the trend of the Israeli military allowing them to be carried out. Yet despite this being condemned by the international community, Western media finds it of no interest to […]

Jerusalem Again Erupts Into Violence As Palestinians Resist Israeli Settler Expansion

Last month, a Palestinian sheikh and member of the Hamas movement launched an armed attack against Israeli settlers and soldiers in Jerusalem’s old city. The attack, hailed by local Palestinians as a heroic act of resistance, has encouraged an escalation in anti-occupation activities, such as protests, at a time when Israel is ethnically cleansing thousands […]

‘Settler violence is part of Israel’s official policy,’ experts say — but ‘Washington Post’ buries that angle

Earlier this month, the human rights group B’Tselem issued an important report titled, “State Business: Israel’s misappropriation of land in the West Bank through settler violence” that said the Israeli government “fully supports and assists” the spike in settler violence. Israel is using the settlers to widen the “Jewish-only space” on Palestinian lands, a process […]

Violence Against Wet’suwet’en And Apparent Police, Industry Collusion

Above Photo: An RCMP officer points his gun at Wet’suwet’en land defenders as the door to their cabin is broken down with an axe then a chainsaw, November 19, 2021. Gidimt’en Checkpoint video still / Twitter. The violence against the Wet’suwet’en has included the early criminalization of their land defenders, disregard of a Supreme Court […]

Violence And Intimidation Leave Bloody Imprint On Honduran Elections

Above Photo: Supporters of the progressive Libre Party at a campaign event. The Libre presidential candidate Xiomara Castro is set to win the elections on Sunday November 28. Xiomara Castro / Twitter. Ahead of Sunday’s elections in Honduras, Olivia Zúniga Cáceres, congresswoman of the Libre Party, talks about the violence, hate and intimidation suffered by […]

Protesters demand more is done to stop violence against French women

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Saturday through Paris and other French cities to demand more government action to prevent violence against women. The demonstrations come amid growing outrage in France over women killed by their partners, and as French women are increasingly speaking out about sexual harassment and abuse. Protesters, mostly women, marched […]

Thousands march in Paris over violence against women

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Saturday through Paris and other French cities to demand more government action to prevent violence against women. The demonstrations come amid growing outrage in France over women killed by their partners, and as French women are increasingly speaking out about sexual harassment and abuse. Protesters, mostly women, marched […]

Middle East Quartet ‘deeply concerned’ over Israeli settlements, West Bank violence

The Middle East Quartet has said it is “deeply concerned” over Israel’s growing settlements in Palestinian territories and ongoing violence in the occupied West Bank, Anadolu News Agency reports. Envoys of the group, which comprises the UN, US, EU and Russia, issued a joint statement on Thursday after a meeting in Norway’s capital, Oslo, earlier […]

Fresh flare-up of violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan a year after end of war

A year on from a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, fresh skirmishes broke out along the border on Tuesday after a week of deteriorating relations. The defence ministries of both countries confirmed the fighting and exchanged accusations of provocations by the other side. Armenia’s defence ministry said there are “fatalities and wounded” among its troops, […]

Ecuador to Use Military, Mediation to End Prison Violence

A casket is carried by a pickup truck as people gather outside the judicial police station after prisoners were killed and injured at the Penitenciaria del Litoral prison, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Nov. 14, 2021. (Santiago Arcos/Reuters) QUITO—Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso on Monday announced a plan to pacify prisons including with involvement of the military, […]

Violence against Hindus in Bangladesh and Muslims in India: a case of state failure in one and state inspired, in another?

Image of the recent destruction of Hindu Temple in Comilla, Bangladesh. Source: The Free Press Journal Image of destruction of Muslim properties during the 2020 anti-Muslim riot in Delhi, India. Source: Al Jazeera In India, the sectarian violence against the Muslims, a minority (213 million or 15.5% of the population), are a common occurrence since […]

Snowfall, political violence and Covid devastate Kashmir’s apple farmers

Untimely snowfall, migration of workers following terror attacks and the overall political uncertainty has added to the woes of apple farmers in the Kashmir Valley, already reeling from the impact of the Covid pandemic. The untimely snow on October 23-25, has caused extensive damage caused to apple trees resulting in destruction of at least 40 percent […]

Sean Parnell’s fiction thriller features graphic violence against women

“He tried to choke me out on a couch and I literally had to bite him,” Snell said in a Butler, Pa. courtroom, according to the Inquirer. “He was strangling me.” Snell’s tearful testimony included a claim that Parnell pinned her down and called her a “whore” and “piece of s—,” the newspaper reported. In […]

The Sword and The Book: How Zionism Does Violence to the Jewish Tradition

October 27th, 2021 By Miko Peled Source Glorifying war and violence is, like Zionism itself, an anathema to the Jewish faith. JERUSALEM — In his comprehensive treatise on the subject of Judaism vs. Zionism, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro writes, “The Jewish lifestyle is incompatible with the sword.” Violence and war are frowned upon in Judaism, which is […]

A Distributed Capacity for Violence: A Brief History of Weapons Technology and Political Power

The Constitution contains a powerful set of ideals and a wise system of governance, based on a deep reading of classical and medieval history as well as Renaissance philosophy. However, none of this matters if no system of force is in place to keep and defend the Constitution. Ultimately, this what the 2nd Amendment is about: A distributed […]

A call to disrupt Israeli and American violence on Gaza

The Peoples’ Inquiry held on October 7, 2021 was an opportunity for the American public to hear the unfiltered accounts of Palestinians from Gaza on the massacres carried out by Israel in May 2021. It culminated in a call to action for people in the U.S. to exercise their influence to disrupt Israeli and American […]

Lebanon president says people behind violence will be held accountable

Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, vowed that those who were responsible for the violence that erupted on Thursday in Beirut will be held accountable, as reported by Reuter’s. In a televised speech after shootings that killed six people, Aoun said it was “unacceptable that weapons are, once more, the means of communication among Lebanese rivals”. “I […]

Ali Alexander Responds to House Jan. 6 Committee Subpoena, Blames Violence on ‘Agitators’

Ali Alexander, the lead organizer of the so-called Stop the Steal movement, received a subpoena Thursday afternoon from the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Another two were issued to Nathan Martin, who worked with Alexander and reserved the Jan. 6 rally space, and to the Stop the […]

Art/Violence: My time with Zakaria Zubeidi in Jenin

Introduction: I could hardly breathe. When I read about the escape from prison of Zakaria Zubeidi and his friends, memories of The Freedom Theater came back to me at once.  In 2010-11, I worked in the Jenin refugee camp for a year, helping my beloved friend Juliano Mer Khamis in the theater until the day of his […]

A Parable of (All-American) Violence – Accountability and the War of Terror

As a religious studies professor, I know a parable when I see one. Consider the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the final events in this country’s war in Afghanistan as just such a parable taken directly from the history of our moment. The heart-wrenching last days of that war amounted to a cautionary […]

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