Images of students’ arrests ‘shocking’, France in ‘exceptional violence’ – education minister

French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer admitted that the images of students on their knees, while being arrested by baton-wielding officers are “shocking.” The controversial video from Mantes-la-Jolie released late Thursday has been a hot topic of discussion on social media. Depicting rows of education reform protesters on their knees, hands on heads, with helmeted police […]

‘Stop killing women’: Israeli cities grind to a halt as thousands demand end to domestic violence

Highways and intersections across Israel came to a standstill on Tuesday as thousands of women blocked the streets, some lying in fake blood, to demand the government takes action to end the growing violence against women. The strike began in Tel Aviv at 9.30AM, as women targeted a major interchange, causing hours worth of delays […]

The Summer Boston Roiled with Racial Tension … and Mob Violence

In the summer of 1974, South Boston began its ride toward becoming a war zone. In 1974, Federal District Court Judge W. Arthur Garrity ruled that the Boston School Committee had deliberately segregated the city’s schools, creating one system for Blacks and another for Whites — separate, unequal and unconstitutional. And there was hardly a […]

‘Titans’ Review Round-Up: The Darkness and Violence Might Be a Bit Much, But There’s Potential Here

DC Comics fans seem to mostly be split on their excitement for the DC Universe’s first streaming series. After the first Titans trailer arrived with the famous “Fuck Batman” line spouted out of Robin’s mouth, it was clear this was going to be a dark and gritty series taking full advantage of the lack censors […]

‘We will take the land by force’: South Africa’s land crisis may explode into racial violence

The controversial land-confiscation policy proposed by the Ramaphosa-led ANC government could ignite clashes among South African citizens, who are split into two rival camps on the issue along racial lines. The new legislation allowing land seizure without compensation, which was proposed by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) as early as 2015 and supported by […]

Sexual violence, child soldiers & war crimes: UN report slams all sides of Yemen conflict

UN investigators said Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the Houthis may all have committed war crimes, including sexual violence and recruiting child soldiers, in a damning report detailing atrocities in the Yemen conflict. The UN’s Group of Regional and International Eminent Experts on Yemen found all parties in the conflict have committed substantial human rights […]

‘All punches are not equal’ – CNN’s Cuomo stops short of defending Antifa violence

After Sunday’s poorly attended ‘Unite the Right 2’ white nationalist rally, CNN host Chris Cuomo argued that violence perpetrated by Antifa, while wrong in the eyes of the law, was morally superior to the violence of “hate.” In his closing monologue on Monday night, Cuomo delivered a criticism of all violence from those on both […]