Posts Tagged ‘Violence’

Barbarians versus Romans: Violence and Urban Life in Late Antiquity

The image of the savage, violent barbarian is well-entrenched in Western culture and has been a part of our literary, popular culture and even our language for centuries. Most people would not question the association between “barbarian” peoples and violence, but why do we assume that the “uncivilized” or the “savages” are inherently violent? Where […]

Israel Attacks Al-Aqsa Mosque Worshippers, Attempting To Provoke Violence With Gaza

This Last Sunday Israeli Occupation forces violently stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, assaulting worshippers and risking an escalation with the Gaza Strip, similar to what happened back in May. Heavily armed Israeli occupation police forces, making way for illegal settler extremists to storm the site, violently removed Palestinian worshippers from the al-Aqsa mosque compound. The […]

Feminists Are Resisting Colonization By Fighting Sexual Violence

Above Photo: Mustafa Hassona / Anadolu Agency Via Getty Images. Earlier this summer, several news outlets reported that the Palestinian American Community Center (PACC) in New Jersey, where Palestinian Americans gather for community organizing, civic engagement and humanitarian relief efforts was “bombarded with threats for 7 hours.” Yet perhaps due to the patriarchal culture underlying […]

Violence And Destruction In South Africa Caused By Infighting Among Black Communists

While the mainstream media in South Africa is bending over backward to somehow blame Whites yet again for the widespread arson and looting that has engulfed the nation, the reliable website Africancrisis has provided a simple, concise explanation of what’s really behind the violence: This is a note for folks not familiar with South African […]

Crisis of Violence as Police Departments Massively Defunded

Privacy PolicyFeedback Thursday, Jul 15th 2021 6PM 83°F 9PM 82°F 5-Day ForecastADVERTISEMENT ‘We have a crisis of violence’: Oakland Police chief says city is in a ‘safety emergency’ and saw ’12 hours of nonstop chaos’ when there were seven shootings in one night after department budget is cut Chief LeRonne Armstrong has called on officials to ‘put public safety first’ […]

Report Calls For Reparations For Victims Of Racist Police Violence

Above Photo: Kerem Yucel / AFP Via Getty Images. On June 28, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet released a stunning 23-page report accompanied by a 95-page conference room paper for the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) documenting systemic racism and human rights violations by police forces against Africans and people of African descent throughout the […]

Record Weekend Violence in USA Again Exposes High Risks of Gun Culture

The weekend of 4 July was supposed to be a celebratory time in the USA as celebrations of freedom day were being held all over the country and fireworks celebrations were being organized. But this turned out to be actually a nightmarish time for a very large number of people as random shooting incidents and […]

Trump on Crime Wave: ‘Bloodshed and Violence Reaching Epidemic Proportions’

Speaking to a crowd of thousands on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), former President Donald Trump called attention to the crime wave plaguing Democrat-run cities. “The bloodshed and violence in these cities is reaching epidemic proportions,” he said on Sunday, noting big percentage boosts in crime in cities like Los […]

Screen Shots: State violence on camera in Israel and Palestine

The following is excerpted from Screen Shots: State Violence on Camera in Israel and Palestine by Rebecca L. Stein, published by Stanford University Press, ©2021 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All Rights Reserved.  On 24 March 2016, a Palestinian was lethally shot by an Israeli soldier in downtown Hebron, in the occupied […]

The violence against Palestinians in Gaza doesn’t stop when the bombs stop falling

Adalah Justice Project’s Sumaya Awad talks with Jehad Abusalim about Gaza, the Palestinian Authority, and the US movement for Palestine in the wake of the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza. Jehad is a PhD candidate at the History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies joint program at New York University where he studies Arab intellectual writings on […]

Israel’s Siege and Violence are Damaging Palestinian Children’s Minds

By Anjuman Rahman Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip are being psychologically tortured. Growing up with periods of prolonged fear and abuse has devastating physical and mental consequences, and young people are suffering as a result. Israel’s latest military offensive against the Palestinians in Gaza inflicted lasting trauma on children, with noticeable behavioural changes due […]

Hillary Clinton Campaign Official and Founder of Org to End Sexual Violence Against Children Is Arrested on Child Rape Charges – Sentenced to 13 Yrs in Prison

Joel Davis was a Hillary Clinton Campaign officials and founder of the organization “Youth to end Sexual Violence.” Joel was arrested in 2018 after engaging in sex with a child. Davis also had over 3,700 images and more than 330 videos of child pornography, including numerous images of prepubescent minors who had not attained 12 years of […]

Recognizing and resisting slow violence in Palestine

As Palestine slowly recedes into the background again, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about slow, obscured, daily violence and the ways that Israel’s military assaults on Gaza breed more death and injury long after the bombs stop falling.   There are moments that Israel commits extraordinary, exceptional violence against the Palestinian people like the assault […]

“Defund The Police” Movement ‘Coincided’ With Biggest Surge In US Violence Since The ’60s, FBI Data Confirms

Based on preliminary FBI data, America experienced one of its most murderous years in decades. Of course, let’s not forget this all happened during a socio-economic collapse thanks to the virus pandemic and resulting public officials who closed the economy, leaving tens of millions of people struggling to put food on the table. At the […]

French General Investigated For Inciting Hate And Violence After Asking ‘Who Controls The Media?’ On Live T.V.

Dominique Delawarde, a retired French army general, is facing possible criminal charges following a June 18th appearance on Morandini Live — a popular French TV CNews show — in which he visibly shocked the Jewish interviewer by asking, “Who controls the media?” Here is a transcript of the exchange — you can watch the video […]

The Martinez Perspective (June 21, 2021): Blacks Celebrate Juneteenth With Gun Violence, Republicans Attack CRT & More

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First ‘Juneteenth National Independence Day’ Marked By Mob Violence, Mass Shootings, Public Executions & Attacks On Police

America’s first “National Independence Day” was marked by widespread violence and chaos breaking out at Juneteenth celebrations in California, Illinois, South Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana and Colorado. A couple celebrating Puerto Rican Day in Chicago, Illinois with a large Puerto Rican flag on Saturday night, which now falls on the same date as the new […]

New U.S. efforts to end white supremacy violence threat

TEHRAN– The White House has published a 30-page report that says it will deal with the threat of white supremacists and white militias. The U.S. administration says this includes date and information sharing between local and federal officials as well as social media platforms. More resources will also be spent to identify new deterrents that […]

Children share their experiences of the recent Israel-Gaza violence

A process of rebuilding and recovery is unfolding in Gaza and Israeli towns hit by the recent outburst of violence. But the healing of victims — on both sides — will take longer. Most were in the Palestinian territory, and many were very young. Dana Sehwail is 11-years-old and living in Bait Hanoon, north of […]

Middle East Christians denounce state-sanctioned violence in Gaza and Jerusalem

Churches in the Middle East and organizations representing Christians have condemned the violence in Gaza that killed more than 240 over the past two weeks, and Israeli aggressions in Jerusalem. Here is a rundown of the latest statements from leading ecclesiastical organizations. One of the most prominent voices from the region, the Middle East Council […]

Australian Kabul Embassy to Close Amid Violence in Afghanistan

Australia will shut its Kabul embassy on May 28 following the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan and increased violence in the country over the past month. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the change on Tuesday, stating that it does not lessen Australia’s commitment to Afghanistan or its people. “The departure of the international forces […]

Rand Paul: ‘I’m Sick and Tired of the Violence Coming from the Left’

Tuesday, during an appearance on FNC’s “The Story,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) decried the double standard applied to the political right compared to the left on threats and violence. Paul pointed to several examples where radical elements targeted conservatives, but the reaction from the media and the tech giants was minuscule compared to that given […]

West Papua: Violence Continues; Calls To Release Political Prisoners Strengthen

Above photo: Recent protests across Papua and Indonesia come at a time of increased violence against the Papuan people. Here 800 police and soldiers evicted people from a state-owned student dormitory on the basis that it has been used for political activities. Veronica Koman. On May 21, protests were held in different parts of Indonesia […]

The Violence And Economic Destruction Caused By US Sanctions In Venezuela

Above Photo: Ciudad Valencia. US economic sanctions against Venezuela are a violent and illegal form of coercion, seeking regime change through collective punishment of the civilian population. The motives are fairly clear from the public statements of US officials. The number of Venezuelans who have died as a result of these sanctions has been estimated […]

Israel Is Trying To Incite Violence And Break The Gaza Ceasefire

Following the political defeat which was inflicted on Israel’s government by a unified Palestinian movement, Israel was forced into seeking a ceasefire with Gaza’s armed factions, now it is actively working to re-stoke tensions with Gaza. Last Friday, at 2AM (local time, Palestine), an unconditional ceasefire went into effect between armed groups in Gaza and […]

“The Hamas” are Coming: A View of the Violence from Inside Israel

By Mike Peled, MintPress News May 22, 2021 | Educate! Above Photo: Israelis await sirens warning of a possible “Hams’ rocket attack in a home in Ashkelon (John Minchillo/AP) There are never Palestinians, never people, only “The Hamas.” The Hamas thinks;” “The Hamas believes;” “The Hamas should know;” “When the Hamas understands, he will stop;” […]

Violence tests Biden’s pullback from Middle East hotspots

Surges in violence and scenes of civilian suffering are testing President Joe Biden’s resolve to wrench America’s foreign policy focus and troops away from the hotspots of the Middle East and Afghanistan and giving ammunition to Biden’s political rivals at home. Biden and his supporters say that by shifting the U.S. military and diplomatic focus […]

French-US Tensions at UN Over Middle East Violence

United Nations Security Council members attend a meeting on the Middle East, at the UN headquarters, in New York City, Dec. 18, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Shannon Stapleton. i24 News – Ongoing violence between Israel and Gazan armed groups has stirred up a diplomatic stand-off at the United Nations between France and the United States. […]

UPDATE 1-Israel-Gaza violence shows few signs of slowing as global diplomacy ramps up

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Do I tell my American child about violence in Israel?

I had no intention of talking to my children about the violence that has erupted in Israel. But I should have known: working from home gave me little choice. My 6-year-old son regularly runs into the room unannounced, peers over my shoulder, and asks about whatever happens to be on my screen, making it hard […]

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