State Terrorism

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(1) Terrorism carried out or sponsored by a government, which involves deliberate attacks on civilians, for the purpose of attaining a political or religious goal
(2) Acts of violence committed by an official state, military or sponsored by a sovereign government outside of the context of a declared war, which target civilians or show a disregard for civilian life in attacking targets—either people or facilities
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What are the dynamics of state violence toward Indigenous women with respect to federal imposition and jurisdiction on Native lands?
From Trayvon Martin to Mohammed Abu Khdeir and Khalif Browder to Ahed Tamimi - racism, state violence and mass incarceration have robbed our people of their childhoods and their futures," said the letter.
However, there is no doubt that demands for state violence against civilians will become more brazen, as Israel basks in the impunity which is sustained on two levels: that generated by its own actions and absence of accountability under the pretext of "security concerns"; and the international community's endorsement of this false narrative.
To examine the afterlives of Free State violence, Hunt innovatively employs Georges Canguilhem's notion of the 'shrunken milieu', in which the lives of those affected by disease are severely constricted by its symptoms and legacy.
The work also centers gender politics and the experiences of women and their contributions to the Panthers and the Black Power movement as a whole to provide a view of the party's organization over its sixteen-year history to outline how the Black Panthers embodied Black Power through the party's international activism, interracial alliances, commitment to address state violence, and desire to foster self-determination in the Black community of Oakland.
This new production places Verdi's classic opera in a contemporary setting, allowing for a new exploration of the tale of state violence, corruption and superstition.
Rehman, who has called for an amplified diplomatic offensive against India said, Through such actions, India aims to divert attention from its state violence in Kashmir at the cost of provoking bilateral hostilities and regional volatility.
In Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody, Sherene Razack argues that systemic state violence against Indigenous peoples continues to occur in Canada, despite a general belief that we live in a tolerant, post-colonial country When an Indigenous person dies in police custody, the official cause of death often refers back to the person's lifestyle, highlighting substance abuse or ill health, which makes the loss of Indigenous lives seem inevitable in the face of a caring and benevolent Canadian society.
The panel, which met yesterday at Queen's University Belfast, has "identified victims or survivors of state violence and those from the Loyalist/Protestant working class community as being the most underrepresented".
Speaking after the launch of Elizabeth Stanleys book The Road to Hell; state violence against Children in Post-war New Zealand, Labours Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says many victims feel the state has never fully acknowledged what has happened to them.
As protests and state violence break out in Syria in 2011, the interfaith community of Deir Mar Musa initiates a "spiritual jihad" calling for reconciliation and nonviolent reform.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani while reacting sharply to the Modi's remarks on Kashmir solution in a media interview in Srinagar said, "For the lasting solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, India must shun state violence and uphold international laws, respect and adhere to the UN charter, especially the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir,".
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