Tag Archives: violence

Violent Political Rhetoric Can Feed Political Violence, by Ed Kilgore

… if political rhetoric in this country continues on its current trajectory, people are going to start getting killed, and then inevitably, the violence will escalate.

GETTING BEYOND WAR AND MILITARISM: THE TO-DO LIST

The compartmentalized mind is a colonized mind.

Chris Hedges | How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’

The corporate state welcomes this violence because violence is a language it can speak with a proficiency and ruthlessness that none of these groups can match.

Trump and the Politics of Nihilism by Henry A. Giroux

This is how democracy ends, with a bang and a whimper.

On Violent and Nonviolent Activism, the Media, Philando, and the G20 (and Charlottesville!)

Do we play into the hands of those who are moving us toward a totalitarian state by succumbing to the temptation to use violence in the streets like the neo-Nazi alt-right?

Michael Nagler | Violence and Evolution: Where Do We Stand?

…contrary to common opinion, violence has been steadily decreasing by a number of measures for several millennia.

Nekima Levy-Pounds: Letter from a Bloomington Jail (Metaphorically Speaking)

Much like protesters during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s, participants of #BlackLivesMatter, have stood on the front lines braving arrests, police violence, surveillance, chemical weapons, and hostility from those who are comfortable with the status quo. Yet, even in the face of such adversity, the young people have demonstrated remarkable courage to continue standing, marching, and fighting for our freedom. They are standing on the right side of history.

Coleen Rowley> Questions for the F.B.I. Nominee

“Why, in April 2005, did you approve 13 harsh interrogation tactics, including waterboarding and up to 180 hours of sleep deprivation, for use on suspects by officers of the C.I.A.?” Eric Hanson By COLEEN ROWLEY  OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Published: July 8, 2013  NY Times APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — WHEN President Obama nominated James B. Comey to lead the F.B.I., he lauded Mr. […]

Frances Moore Lappe> Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?

Feelings of fear and powerlessness are driving the cycle of violence that surrounds us. To change that, we need to recognize that we need each other to thrive as individuals. by Frances Moore Lappé  posted Apr 18, 2013  yesmagazine.org Photo by Paul Nicholson. In his book Violence, psychologist James Gilligan asked a Massachusetts prison inmate, “What do you want […]

Jon Stewart Takes Fox News to Warp Speed on Boston Bombing Trial

Jon Stewart Comedy Central Click to watch a video of the show:  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ESTHER ZUCKERMAN    APR 25, 2013  The Atlantic Wire On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart explained how, in the wake of the Boston bombing and at the beginning of the controversial prosecution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Fox News went all willy […]

Chris Floyd> A Low, Dishonest Decade: New Details for the Iraq War Crime Mosaic

A Low, Dishonest Decade: New Details for the Iraq War Crime Mosaic By Chris Floyd (about the author)  OpEdNews Op Eds 3/7/2013 at 22:40:40 Picture Source: Empire Burlesque The truth-telling of the imprisoned Bradley Manning continues to bear rich fruit, even as he faces a lifetime in prison for acting on principle to save innocent lives and prevent his country […]

Insight on Conflict> An Interview with Johan Galtung

AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHAN GALTUNG By Ben Baruch March 12, 2012  Insight on Conflict  Professor Johan Galtung talks to Insight on Conflict’s Ben Baruch about the Arab Spring, his concepts of positive peace and negative peace, the conflict in Sudan, his views on mediation and the merits of local vs. outsider participation in peace processes. Insight on […]