Posts Tagged ‘Violence’

How America can stop violence against health care workers

“The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn’t go down.”

NSW police officers convicted of domestic violence have kept their jobs, despite force’s claims of ‘zero tolerance’

Police Commissioner Karen Webb says she has “zero tolerance” for domestic violence but that attempts to sack officers who break the law are not always successful.(AAP: Bianca De Marchi) At least six senior NSW police officers who recently committed serious domestic violence offences have kept their jobs, shocking victim advocates and raising questions about the force’s commitment […]

Matthew Dowd: Red States with ‘Lax Gun Laws’ Have More Gun Violence

Former Bush strategist and failed Texas Democrat lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Matthew Dowd said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that red states with “lax gun laws” had the most gun violence.

Bill Maher Rips Anti-Violence Hollywood ‘Liberal Hypocrites’ Standing Ovation for Will Smith

Real Time host Bill Maher slammed the Hollywood elite for giving Will Smith a standing ovation at the Academy Awards after the actor assaulted Chris Rock on stage over a joke the comedian made about his wife, Jada Pinkett smith. “It was a bad night for liberal hypocrisy,” Maher said. “These are the very people […]

Facebook’s hypocritical stand on violence against Russian and Israeli soldiers

Through all ways and means, the Israeli occupation had, since its existence, and continues, deliberately and purposefully restricts the Palestinian content that marks the daily suffering and oppression the defenseless Palestinian people are exposed to under unjust policies. The Facebook company, which aligns with the Israeli occupation, promotes illegal and unfair policies to marginalize the […]

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 […]

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