Category Archives: Gun-violence

17 Years “War on Terror” – GERMAN-FOREIGN-POLICY.com

The SWP’s appeal to finally re-evaluate the “War on Terror,” comes at a time when the lack of success of the measures applied, is more obvious than ever. If in the fall of 2001, the objective had been to annihilate Al Qaeda, today, global jihadism has spread. Today, the “War on Terror” is targeting the IS, which had been able to maintain its own state for a period of time. Al Qaeda has also grown stronger. The Al Qaeda offshoot in Syria, alone, is estimated – by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – to have up to 30,000 armed fighters. (german-foreign-policy.com reported.[10]) They are benefiting from the appeals made by western powers – including Germany – for Syria and Russia to immediately halt their war. However, the West’s “War on Terror” will not be halted.

Source: 17 Years “War on Terror” – GERMAN-FOREIGN-POLICY.com

Why are no Israeli officials refusing to meet with Duterte? | +972 Magazine

In the past two years, Duterete’s security forces have purchased significant amounts of Tavor assault rifles, Galil and Gilboa rifles, Negev machine guns, and Masada pistols. The firearms purchases are set to assist Duterte in keeping his murderous promises. During his presidential campaign, he pledged to kill 100,000 people during his first six months in office, and in October 2016, he said people can expect 20,000 to 30,000 more casualties. “Yad Vashem,” Israel’s Holocaust memorial center, hosted Duterte on Monday, even though he is a mass murderer who has threatened to implement martial law, and who has compared himself to Hitler. The tour facilitators at “Yad Vashem” will explain the rise of the totalitarian government in Germany, the dehumanization of Jews, and the extermination process to him. Absurdly, the remembrance center rejected a request to cancel Duterte’s visit, claiming that they are merely obeying the orders of the Foreign Ministry. Yet there is no legal prohibition on defying the protocol . Is it possible that not a single employee at “Yad Vashem” has the conscience to refuse to cooperate with this shameful visit?

Source: Why are no Israeli officials refusing to meet with Duterte? | +972 Magazine

Former ER actor Vanessa Marquez shot and killed by police – cannot tell difference between bb gun and real gun – so she’s dead and ready excuse for needless death

Marquez, who appeared on the series from 1994 to 1997, was killed during a welfare check at her home in California

Source: Former ER actor Vanessa Marquez shot and killed by police

Then, Mendoza said, she brandished a gun at the officers. The officers opened fire and she was shot in the torso. She later died at the hospital.

The firearm was later identified as a BB gun that resembled a semi-automatic weapon.

Germany cracking down on armed far-right Reichsbürger | News | DW | 11.08.2018

Germany’s government has said it confiscated firearms from hundreds of members of the Reichsbürger scene. Authorities have identified some 2,000 more people who identify with Germany’s most idiosyncratic far-right group.

Source: Germany cracking down on armed far-right Reichsbürger | News | DW | 11.08.2018

Doxxing, assault, death threats: the new dangers facing US journalists covering extremism | World news | The Guardian

As violent street protests between the far right and anti-fascists become standard fare, rightwingers see the press as a threat – and aren’t shy to act on it

Source: Doxxing, assault, death threats: the new dangers facing US journalists covering extremism | World news | The Guardian

Journalist Mohammed al-Baba shot by IDF while covering Gaza protests – IFEX

Mohammed al-Baba, a photographer for Agence France-Presse, was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest east of the northern Gazan city of Jabalia.

Source: Journalist Mohammed al-Baba shot by IDF while covering Gaza protests – IFEX

In memory of Razan al-Najjar | +972 Magazine

I then returned to the comments that had accumulated under the picture of the young woman who went to care for wounded protesters and came back in a shroud. My heart struggled to contain the sadness. I apologize to my well-intentioned friend. The bitter truth is that the Israeli collective consciousness is light-years away from a place where it can even begin speak about the basic concepts of justice, human rights, and human equality before God. I doubt that years of occupation and moral corruption can be corrected. I also apologize to Razan, the young Gazan woman who lived her whole life under occupation, more than half under the brutal siege. She did not taste a single day of freedom in her short life. She went out into the Valley of Death by the separation barrier to care for her wounded countrymen and never came back. With shame beyond words, I apologize. Rest in peace Razan, may your memory bring freedom and justice to your people.

Source: In memory of Razan al-Najjar | +972 Magazine