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Last week my wife and I were searching for a parking space when we encountered what must be among the ugliest vehicles to be found anywhere, one we would least wish to see on a city street in this country: an armored personnel carrier used to transport the local police department's SWAT team.
In the wake of the Hernandez killing, the subtle militarization of the border, in which active duty Marines and soldiers had worked alongside Border Patrol agents since the late 1980s, came under harsh review. Multiple investigations ensued, and then-Defense Secretary William Cohen suspended the use of ...

On March 14th thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demanding legislators enact more stringent gun control in the U.S. Later that night, black Brazilian city council member and vocal critic of Brazil's militarized law enforcement, Marielle Franco, was assassinated. Four days ...
Most scholars writing about the Arctic's place in world politics have contended that despite the mounting tensions with Russia on balance Russia and the West are primarily interested in preserving the Arctic as a zone of peace. After all, Arctic sea ice cover is declining, temperatures are rising and the effects ...
Because he notices changes, he blames residents for the extremely violent and forceful measures of militarization that have been imposed upon them. He states that the “people who live here need to be much more involved in the determinations of their own future, and be far more vocal, instead of passive ...
David Pedreira is a science fiction author whose debut novel, "Gunpowder Moon," envisions a near-future where superpowers go to the brink of war over resource mining on the moon. He is a former newspaper reporter and current business owner. His novel can be found at www.davidpedreira.com.

The militarization of the police is not only a deterrent to the trust between minorities and marginalized communities, but it reduces the effectiveness of policing, instantly escalating any situation the police enter into, instead of de-escalating. In 2017, our CIRT was dispatched in the county 12 times. The team ...
Most scholars writing about the Arctic's place in world politics have contended that despite the mounting tensions with Russia on balance Russia and the West are primarily interested in preserving the Arctic as a zone of peace. After all, Arctic sea ice cover is declining, temperatures are rising and the effects ...
Chinese leader Xi Jinping's potential coronation as president-for-life at the country's recent National People's Congress may have captured the world's headlines, but a sweeping governmental reorganization may have an equally profound effect over China's police in the coming years. As one pillar of ...
We've been presented, it seems, with two options: militarization or regulation. For many students in this country, school is already an emotionally charged environment. Besides immense academic pressure, high-schoolers deal with bullying, cliques, and mental-health issues. Not only would increasing the ...
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Australia called for non-militarization and the immediate conclusion of negotiations on the code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea amid the alleged continuous construction activities by China. “We emphasize the importance of ...
The growing militarization of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) is “dangerous” because it will undermine the cooperation of frontline nations on other issues surrounding the region, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. warned. Esperon reiterated the statement of President Rodrigo ...
Catarman, Northern Samar – The Philippine Army refuted claims of left-leaning organizations that schools in Northern Samar are being militarized. Col. Ramil Bitong, Army 803rd Infantry Brigade commander, said the groups were trying to create issues against the government and the Army. Bitong said that ...
The rights body warned that militarization in Myanmar's Rakhine State was continuing at an "alarming pace". Amnesty International's Crisis Response Director Tirana Hassan said: “What we are seeing in Rakhine State is a land grab by the military on a dramatic scale. New bases are being erected to house ...
MEMBERS of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 7, filed a resolution seeking an investigation into the alleged militarization of communities in Northern Samar. The resolution was filed by ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro; Gabriela ...
According to him, the international partners of Ukraine are actively exerting pressure on Russia in all directions, including through the economic sanctions. Earlier, Deputy Director of NATO Representation to Ukraine Ann-Kristin Bjergene expressed her concern over the militarization of Crimea and Russian ...
Amid Marine Base Hazards, Okinawa Struggles With New Wave of US & Japanese Militarization ... Now, facing rising U.S.-North Korea tensions and the effects of the U.S.' China-encirclement agenda, Okinawans are resisting a new wave of occupation and militarization. by Elliott Gabriel. March 01st, 2018.

The issue of militarization of foreign policy is a common theme. One of the New York Times 100 notable books of 2016 was Rosa Brooks How Everything became War and the Military Became Everything. In the spring of 2016 Georgetown University Press published a collection of essays entitled Mission Creep designed to ...
This week on CounterSpin: “A 'gun-free' school is a magnet for bad people” is a real statement from the actual president, in response to a horrific event in which a 19-year-old shot and killed 17 people at his former high school in Parkland, Florida. Which suggests that waiting for Trump to act to prevent gun ...
If we want to militarize these areas, if we want to introduce weapons and encourage teachers to carry weapons – I think that's absurd,” Bernal told RT. “For me and the majority of Americans, schools are a place of human development, and growth, and free thinking and critical thinking and not a place for ...
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During Donald Trump's first year in the White House, the tension between the United States and these two countries increased markedly. By Javier Solana MUNICH – Multipolarity is back, and with it strategic rivalry among the great powers. The re-emergence of China and the return of Russia to the ...
Doubling down on the militarization of public education is not the answer. Although a potentially soothing short-term salve (for some), it averts attention from the root causes of violence and sinks scarce resources into surface level symptoms while doing little to enhance public health and safety in a deeper ...
The Dangers of Militarization. Feb 20, 2018 Javier Solana. A great-power conflict is in no way unavoidable, unless these powers act as if it were. The greatest risk is that the US forgets the principles and institutions that have shored up its global leadership and, by emphasizing a narrative of confrontation, ...
Since becoming president in mid-2016, Duterte has been defeatist, critics contend, about China's maritime aggression, which has recently included the fortification of militarized manmade islands. He did little to allay such concerns yesterday. In an apparent joke—and with Chinese ambassador Zhao ...
At the same time, we denounce the U.S. government for its role in the militarization of Mexico, modeled on the failed anti-drug agenda promoted by Washington, D.C. CRIR opposes every form of state repression throughout our hemisphere. CRIR also demands that the assassins of members of the CRAC-Community Police ...
There are, indeed, many complex and pressing issues concerning the militarization of space. Among the biggest problems is the increasing deployment of dual-use spacecraft—these missions may be officially tasked with benevolent jobs like satellite repair, but they are also capable of tampering with, ...
The militarization of the border and aggressive policing of immigrants as we know it today began in 1994. It began with the passage of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) under the Clinton administration. By reducing tariffs and trade restrictions and allowing North American corporations and ...
The current issue of The Progressive quotes David Swanson, who heads the group World Beyond War and is on the Veterans for Peace advisory board: “The U.S. military is the top destroyer of our natural environment. It's the top contributor to climate change. The top justification for our civil liberties. The top ...
Since 1999, 10,000 additional police officers have been placed at schools, with no impact on violence. Meanwhile, about one million students have been arrested for acts previously punishable by detention or suspension, and black students are three times more likely to be arrested than their white peers, ...
There are 500,000 people who are homeless in the United States, including over 40,000 veterans. 6.5 million children are food insecure. The proposed federal budget includes major reductions to public housing. Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas are still suffering from last year's hurricanes. Medicaid cuts are ...
The president's draconian proposals to further militarize schools come amid a growing wave of popular protests and student walkouts across the country, led by survivors of the Parkland shooting who are demanding stricter gun control laws and an end to school shootings. Nationally coordinated student ...
If we want to militarize these areas, if we want to introduce weapons and encourage teachers to carry weapons – I think that's absurd,” Bernal told RT. “For me and the majority of Americans, schools are a place of human development, and growth, and free thinking and critical thinking and not a place for ...
The recent comments made by top Brazilian officials point towards a desire to institutionalize a strategy of militarization that has shown little long-term promise — both in Brazil and throughout Latin America. Etchegoyen's description of Rio as a “laboratory” for militarized security policies is telling, given that ...
MINSK, 22 February (BelTA) – The gradual militarization of Eastern Europe is currently underway, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the solemn meeting held on 22 February to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Belarus, BelTA informs. “The gradual militarization of Eastern ...
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During Donald Trump's first year in the White House, the tension between the United States and these two countries increased markedly. By Javier Solana MUNICH – Multipolarity is back, and with it strategic rivalry among the great powers. The re-emergence of China and the return of Russia to the ...
Doubling down on the militarization of public education is not the answer. Although a potentially soothing short-term salve (for some), it averts attention from the root causes of violence and sinks scarce resources into surface level symptoms while doing little to enhance public health and safety in a deeper ...
Since becoming president in mid-2016, Duterte has been defeatist, critics contend, about China's maritime aggression, which has recently included the fortification of militarized manmade islands. He did little to allay such concerns yesterday. In an apparent joke—and with Chinese ambassador Zhao ...
As the recently published National Security Strategy shows, Donald Trump has turned the expansion of the U.S. fossil fuel industry and its exports into a major component of American foreign and security policy, writes energy expert and author Michael T. Klare. In the view of the Trump administration, ...
MANILA, Philippines – Former national security adviser Roilo Golez is wondering why the Duterte administration is not doing something about China's “militarization” of Subi or Zamora Reef, which he said is part of the Philippines based on a law defining the country's archipelagic baseline. “Why is the ...
Protesters first shouted, then used a megaphone to bring Mayor John Hamilton's State of the City address to a halt Thursday evening. Hamilton's third annual address came to a premature end when protesters shouted over his prepared remarks to contest the Bloomington Police Department's purchase of ...
He's worried the $225,000 civilian-grade armored vehicle represents a trend in the militarization of police forces and promotes the systemic oppression of people of color. Booker said holding up signs at the address would only have solicited grins and scowls, but the night's uncomfortable protest generated ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Department of Education here on Wednesday, February 14 said the alleged militarization of Lumad, or tribal, schools were not true. “We in the DepEd say that allegations like the soldiers put up camps inside the schools are not really true,” DepEd regional spokesperson ...
Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats said the US needs to be worried about the militarization of space. Much of the fear is centered on Russian and Chinese efforts to build up satellites and anti-satellite warfare capabilities.
China appears to be approaching the completion of its highly controversial project to develop, and as its critics would charge militarize, several contested islands in the South China Sea. On February 5th, a Filipino newspaper, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, released pictures provided by an anonymous ...
“We call on China, as well as other claimants, to refrain from taking any steps towards the construction of new facilities, militarization of disputed features, and further land reclamation in the South China Sea, and to commit to resolving disputes peacefully with other claimants, particularly given the ongoing ...
MANILA, Philippines — Leftist groups, led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, protested China's militarization of the West Philippine Sea with a picket at the Chinese consulate in Makati Wednesday. At the same time, the more than 100 activists who turned out for the protest slammed what they called the ...
In 2016, Zirin wrote a book called “Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy” about the negative repercussions of the Rio Games. Zirin argues that every Olympics sit on these three pillars — debt, displacement and the militarization of public spaces. He doesn't ...
ASEAN defense ministers pose for a group photo ahead of the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Singapore. From left to right are Brunei's Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yusof, Cambodia's Tea Banh, Indonesia's Ryamizard Ryacudu, Laos' Chansamone Chanyalath, Malaysia's ...


 

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