Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: violence

The dangerous assumption that violence keeps us safe

A romanticized belief in violence renders people irrational to the point of hurting ourselves, over and over again.

Over 84 million people forcibly displaced by climate emergency, insecurity, and...

“The international community must redouble its efforts to make peace, and at the same time must ensure resources are available to displaced communities and their hosts.”

A parable of (all-American) violence

Accountability and the war of terror...

Lessons from the past: Protecting women and girls from violence during...

Little attention has been paid to women and girls in humanitarian settings, those whose safety has already been reduced due to conflict, natural disaster or displacement.

Climate deniers backed violence and spread pro-insurrection messages before, during, and...

As the mass radicalization wave surged, some individual opponents of climate action may have been swept along by its broad rightward push, propelling them closer to endorsing political violence.

Sixth correctional officer pleads guilty to covering up beating of inmate

“Correctional officers must abide by and adhere to the same laws they take an oath to uphold and enforce.”

4 corrections officers charged with beating inmate and cover-up

If convicted, Finch, Thomas, and Blaylock face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the civil rights charges.

Ceasar: Grief and challenge

The intersection of guns, drugs, poverty, scant education, substandard health care, high unemployment, and corruption are literally producing conditions that invariably redound the hardest and worst on young people of color.

Humans love violence: Gandhi and the world economic forum

‘Earth provides enough for every person’s need but not for every person’s greed.’

Ending violence, exploitation, ecological destruction and war: Creating a culture of...

Until our parenting and teaching models are radically altered, a culture of peace will remain an impossible dream. And human extinction in the near term is inevitable.

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.