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Tag: violence
  • Guns & Governments: Does Arms Trade Matter?

      The international arms trade has largely been synonymous with strife, death, and inordinate amounts of violence. The sale of arms is an ancient trade, tracing its roots back to the early days of the Roman Empire. Arms trade, however, goes beyond selling small arms and military-grade weapons. Trading also includes the sale of personnel …

  • The Occupy Movement: A Dissent from Violence

    On Nov. 17, protesters of the global “Occupy” movement marked the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests with marches, rallies, and various mass actions. They were protesting many things: corporate greed and its influence in our political discourse, a two-tiered justice system that favors the very rich and the very powerful, the massive …

  • Violence of “Occupy” Movement Overshadows Message

    The Occupy Wall Street movement began as a peaceful protest against alleged unfairness inherent in our economic and political systems. Although I generally disagree with the protestors regarding the solutions to the problems, I think they were right to bring to light the cozy and unjust relationship between big businesses and the federal government. Unfortunately, …

  • Are politicians really against violence?

    Since the recent tragedy in Arizona, I have heard more politicians and other public figures than I can think of make statements about how they condemn the use of violence.  For example, Franklin Graham recently said of Sarah Palin, “Whether you agree with her politics or not, it is outrageous to suggest that her political …