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Extract from ‘The Journey’: Responses to the archive

This sequence of texts was written in response to various photographs of Nigeria made between 1920 and 1929 that form part of the Colonial Office photographic collection The post Extract from ‘The Journey’: Responses to the archive appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, London, Writing, Nigeria, Research, Violence, Colonialism, Friday, Imagination, National Archives, Archives, Essay, Abuja, Nyanya, Colonial Office, Aeronautic Research Committee

Xenophobic tensions surge in KZN

Amid protests by the ANC’s MK Military Veterans, distressed foreign nationals have shut their stalls at a Durban flea market The post Xenophobic tensions surge in KZN appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: United Nations, Flea Market, Violence, National, Durban, ANC, Xenophobia, Top Six, MKMVA, South Africa (country, Ethekwini, Msawakhe Mayisela, Africa Solidarity Network, Zibuse Cele, MK Military Veterans

How we braved danger to honour Fikile Ntshangase

Reporter Khaya Koko reflects on what it took — logistically and emotionally — to travel to KwaZulu-Natal and speak to the slain activist’s family and neighbours The post How we braved danger to honour Fikile Ntshangase appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Activism, Journalism, Fear, Violence, Emotions, National, Reporting, Logistics, Kwazulu Natal, Top Six, South Africa (country, Fikile Ntshangase, Somkhele, MCEJO, Tendele Coal Mining, Armed Guards

Facebook reportedly measures 'violence and incitement trends' — and it spiked by 45% during the week of the election

Nick Wass/Associated Press Facebook measures how posts on its platform could lead to real-world violence through an internal tool that tracks "violence and incitement trends," BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. The metric, which analyzes potentially dangerous search terms and hashtags, has spiked 45% during the week of the election, according to BuzzFeed News. Facebook has taken actions against a number of accounts, posts, and groups for spreading election misinformation and calling for vio...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Trends, Social Media, Violence, Myanmar, Rohingya, Donald Trump, Misinformation, Election 2020, BuzzFeed News, Kenosha Wisconsin, Tech Insider, 2020 Elections, Content Moderation, BuzzFeed News Facebook

War in the time of Neanderthals: How our species battled for supremacy for over 100,000 years

Around 600,000 years ago, humanity split in two. One group stayed in Africa, evolving into us. The other struck out overland, into Asia, then Europe, becoming Homo neanderthalensis – the Neanderthals. They weren't our ancestors, but a sister species, evolving in parallel.Neanderthals fascinate us because of what they tell us about ourselves – who we were, and who we might have become. It's tempting to see them in idyllic terms, living peacefully with nature and each other, like Adam and Eve in t...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Greece, Iraq, Africa, Israel, History, War, Middle East, Innovation, Violence, Archeology, Humanity, Neanderthals, Adam, Sapiens

Thousands of National Guard troops in states across the US are bracing for election unrest

Members of the National Guard. Drew Angerer/Getty Images National Guard troops in at least seven states are on standby and bracing for possible unrest as Americans go to the polls to vote for the next president, according to Military Times. While active-duty military cannot conduct domestic law enforcement missions, except in rare situations, the National Guard can be called in to support local law enforcement, as they did this past summer as protests rocked states across the US. National ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Massachusetts, Defense, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, Arizona, Protests, Wisconsin, Violence, Donald Trump

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day The post The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Murder, Environment, Mining, Violence, National, Bribery, Activists, Human Rights Watch, Global Witness, Kwazulu Natal, Constitutional Court, Gwede Mantashe, Zulu King, Relocation, Hit List, Amadiba Crisis Committee

Facebook is taking specific measures to slow the 'spread of viral content' in anticipation of possible unrest on Election day, report says

In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook is preparing specific measures to slow the "spread of viral content" in preparation for violence and unrest related to the election, sources told the Wall Street Journal. Last month, the company's head of global affairs told The Financial Times it planned to restrict content circulation in preparation for potential violence and u...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Elections, Buzzfeed, US, Trends, Violence, Election, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Kenosha, Election 2020, Kenosha Wisconsin, The Financial Times, Tech Insider

Catching serial killers with an algorithm

There are over 250,000 unsolved murder cases in the United States. Thomas Hargrove, cofounder of Murder Accountability Project, wants that number to be as close to zero as possible, and he has just the tool to help.Hargrove developed an algorithm that, through cluster analysis, is capable of finding connections in murder data that human investigators tend to miss.The technology exists, but a considerable roadblock that the project faces is getting support and cooperation from law enforcement off...
Tags: Death, Science, Technology, Crime, Future, Data, United States, Innovation, Violence, Algorithm, Criminal Justice, Hargrove, Freethink, Thomas Hargrove

Press freedom advocates are slamming Trump for glorifying violence against reporters

President Trump holds a Make America Great Again campaign rally in Winston-Salem, NC United States on September 8, 2020 Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Donald Trump applauded violence against reporters during a campaign rally on Tuesday night.  "They grabbed a guy — 'I'm a reporter! I'm a reporter!' — 'Get out of here!' They threw him aside like a bag of popcorn. But honestly, when you watch the crap we've all had to take ... it's actually a beautiful sight," Trump sai...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Putin, Mexico, Trends, Getty Images, United States, Philippines, Brazil, Press freedom, Violence, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Press, Msnbc

How viral social media memes trigger real-world violence

It can be hard to believe that comical images online are enough to rile people up enough that they'll actually attack.Originating in the darker corners of the internet, Bugaloo is now prominent on mainstream online platforms like Facebook and Instagram.The Network Contagion Research Institute's recent series of Contagion and Ideology Reports uses machine learning to examine how memes spread.There has been talk lately about fringe hate groups using memes to incite real world violence, but many pr...
Tags: Facebook, Protest, Internet, Youtube, Race, America, Social Media, Snapchat, Fbi, Memes, Innovation, Oxford, Community, Violence, Homeland Security, Princeton

The role of masculinity in reforming police departments

For decades there have been murders of unarmed black people by the police, which in recent years has been exposed and protested by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. This summer, unprecedented numbers of protesters have voiced their outrage in response to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the very recent and utterly senseless shooting of Jacob Black, and countless other acts of violence. Many mayors have announced plans for reform. The protests have rightly focused on the roles of rac...
Tags: Books, Featured, California, America, Sociology, Violence, Police Brutality, Social work, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Masculinity, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Riverside County Sheriff 's Department, Jacob Black, Breonna Taylor

Woodpecker wars are intense and even draw a crowd

Acorn woodpeckers are highly socialized birds who are, let's say, unusual.Small teams of acorn woodpeckers battle for days over coveted territory.Up to 30 spectators attend the battles, leaving their own territories unattended to do so. Ornithologists already knew that acorn woodpeckers, Melanerpes formicivorus, were gonzo. They're major hoarders of acorns, females eat each other's eggs, and then there's the group sex. It turns out they're also committed, tenacious, and ferocious warriors when ...
Tags: Food, California, Society, War, Birds, Innovation, Extreme Sports, Violence, North America, Hastings, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Barve, Woodpeckers, Acorn woodpeckers, Sahas Barve, Hastings Natural History Reservation

I Have Been Living in My Parents House For Almost 25 Years Now; They Are Being Emotionally Abusive

My parents usually abuse me emotionally and verbally; it is almost like I am detached from the whole family and I wish for the day in which I would leave my parent’s house for good and live on my own. I used to ignore them and detach myself from the house and them by attending medical school and working at the hospital. I had my time almost filled with studying and extracurricular activities like volunteering even in the weekends so I wouldn’t have to spend any time at all at the house. Recently...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Violence, Verbal Abuse, My Parents House

Terrorist Used Drone to Spy on Mosque Before Killing 51 People, Streaming Live on Facebook

Brenton Tarrant, the terrorist who livestreamed his massacre of 51 people on Facebook in March 2019, used a drone to spy on one of the two New Zealand mosques he attacked, according to newly public revelations by prosecutors this week. The news of Tarrant’s drone operation paints a disturbing picture of the extensive…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Guns, Social Media, Drones, Terrorism, Islam, New Zealand, Violence, Gopro, Extremism, Donald Trump, White Supremacists, Tucker Carlson, White Supremacy

I’m Scared Anyone I Date Will Murder Me

From a teen in the U.K.: I am terrified to enter a relationship with a man because I’m convinced I’ll be murdered by him. I’ve made plans for when I’m older and potentially in a relationship with a man to sleep with a knife near me, close to the door, so if he tries to kill me I can defend myself/run away. My friend at Uni walked me to the tram stop after our lectures and the entire time I was messaging other friends to let them know I don’t feel safe and I think he might kill me, despite the fa...
Tags: Murder, General, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Dating, Violence

Darfur: how historical patterns of conflict are haunting current violence

The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya The post Darfur: how historical patterns of conflict are haunting current violence appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, United Nations, Omar al-Bashir, Sudan, Libya, Violence, Darfur, Openaccess, Khartoum, Top Six, Janjaweed Militia

Study projects lifetime risk of death by gun violence and drugs in the US

A new study found that the risk of a person dying from a gunshot is about one percent, while the risk of death by drug overdose is at 1.5 percent.If this death trend continues on this trajectory, it means that approximately one out of every 100 children today will die from a firearm while one out of 70 will die by drug overdose. Presenting these statistics in terms of "lifetime risk" makes the numbers personal by centering the human lives that will be lost and demands ethical action to protect t...
Tags: Health, Death, Guns, Drugs, US, Alabama, West Virginia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Innovation, Violence, New Mexico, CLEVELAND Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center

Why are we fascinated by true crime stories?

True crime podcasts can get as many as 500,000 downloads per month. In the Top 100 Podcasts of 2020 list for Apple, several true crime podcasts ranked within the Top 20. Our fascination with true crime isn't just limited to podcasts, with Netflix documentaries like "Confessions of a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes" scoring high popularity with viewers. Several experts weigh in on our fascination with these stories with theories including fear-based adrenaline rushes and the inherent need to understa...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Nbc News, US, Brain, Depression, Netflix, Innovation, Fear, Violence, Emotions, Mind, Grand Canyon, Curiosity, John Mayer, Rosenberg

Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell The post Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Violence, National, Openaccess, ArcelorMittal, Top Six, Cape West Coast, Saldanha Bay, South Africa (country, Gender Based Violence, ArcelorMittal South Africa, Hopefield, Reginald Linnerd

Iron Age discoveries uncovered outside London, including a ‘murder’ victim

A skeleton representing a man who was tossed face down into a ditch nearly 2,500 years ago with his hands bound in front of his hips was dug up during an excavation outside of London.The discovery was made during a high speed rail project that has been a bonanza for archaeology, as the area is home to more than 60 ancient sites along the planned route.An ornate grave of a high status individual from the Roman period and an ancient ceremonial circle were also discovered during the excavations. ...
Tags: Europe, Death, England, London, History, Innovation, Archaeology, Violence, Wood, Great Britain, Ancient World, Rachel Wood, Wellwick Farm, Wendover That, Icknield Way, Chiltern Hills

Should I Worry that I Think about Murder?

From a 13 year old girl in the U.S.:  1.  I like the thought of concerning things (murder, torture, harming myself), should I be worried? I’ve never acted out on these things, except for the self-harm- but I haven’t done it in a really long time.. 2. I have desires to do concerning things (running away, doing cannabis/marijuana, preform in sexual acts), I’m not sure why, but I really do want to do these things. 3. I’ve been to a few Psych Wards for my troubles, and I’ve realized that I really en...
Tags: Murder, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Violence, Violent Thoughts

A Record Number of Environmentalists Were Murdered in 2019

These are dangerous times to be an environmental defender. In 2019, a record number of environmental advocates were murdered.Read more...
Tags: Science, Activism, Freedom, Violence, Environmental Defenders

Big Oil

Our modern world is full of unholy alliances. Evangelicals and President Donald Trump, Sprint and T-Mobile, pickles and trash beer (actually, that last one sounds awesome). But there are few relationships as toxic as one uncovered in a new report from accountability watchdog LittleSis. Researchers dug into how the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Racism, Fossil Fuels, Violence, Police Brutality, Donald Trump, Big Oil, LittleSis Researchers

How Do I Express Thoughts of Sadism or Violence to a Psychologist?

Hello, I’m currently seeing a psychologist and psychiatrist after an emergency stay in a closed psychiatric ward. I’ve been mostly honest with the problems I’m facing, though I find that I really struggle to bring up an issue unless directly asked about. Currently, they are treating me for psychotic symptoms, though I haven’t been taking my antipsychotics, as well as several other issues related to sexual abuse and lack of empathy. One issue I believe is likely of concern however, though I haven...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sweden, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Abuse, Trauma, Psychosis, Violence

‘My son died the worst kind of death’: Horrific details of violent unrest in Ethiopia

Eyewitness accounts emerge of the violence that left 239 people dead after the assassination of singer Hachalu Hundessa The post ‘My son died the worst kind of death’: Horrific details of violent unrest in Ethiopia appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Unrest, Amnesty International, Ethiopia, Violence, Arrests, Killings, Top Six, Dera, Hachalu Hundessa, Adanech Abiebie, Aman Dube Ganamo, Ararsa Merdasa, Colonel Abebe Geresu, Dereje Feleke, Habtamu Hundessa

What Should I Do if I Want to Kill People?

I have problem (as you think but I don’;t think about it bad way)I want to kill people so badly I know it isn’;t normal but I really want what should I do ?? I already harmed other people my classmates and iam happy but however I want to know why am I like this ?/ The answer to your question is that you should get mental health treatment. That is the best way to prevent yourself from engaging in behavior that is harmful to others and that could land you in prison for the rest of your life. You’v...
Tags: America, Anger Management, Violence, Albert Woodfox, Robert Hare, Larry Lawton

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders The post Demolition of hope in Hangberg appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Housing, Cape Town, Violence, Evictions, National, Openaccess, Human Rights Commission, Hout Bay, Top Six, Hangberg, City of Cape Town, South Africa (country, Angberg, Demolish

How to Cope with My Husband Raping Our Daughter

Last month my daughter came to me, saying that her father, my husband, raped her. He was at work so I packed up the kids and took them to my sister’s house. I called him to have him meet me at the grocery store parking lot so that we could discuss what she told me. At the time I was hoping it was a misunderstanding for that she was angry with him for grounding her that morning. He was visibly upset when I told him of her claims. I was understanding to his distress and told him that I would stand...
Tags: Sexual Assault, Therapy, Abuse, Trauma, Rape, Incest, Violence, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence, Retraumatization

What did Hannah Arendt really mean by the banality of evil?

Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for The New Yorker in 1961 on the war crimes trial of Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi operative responsible for organising the transportation of millions of Jews and others to various concentration camps in support of the Nazi's Final Solution.Arendt found Eichmann an ordinary, rather bland, bureaucrat, who in her words, was 'neither perverted nor sadistic', but 'terrif...
Tags: Politics, Crime, Nazis, Israel, Evil, Jerusalem, Innovation, Philosophy, Violence, Nazi, Morality, Albert Camus, Jekyll, Hyde, Plato, Wolfe