Tag: violence

NEWS

Myanmar Security Forces Up The Ante Against Protesters

As protesters continue to make their voices heard on the streets of Myanmar, the police have become more aggressive in quelling the protest. According to press reports, police have fired on protesters killing at least 18 people. Deaths were reported in several cities including Yangon, Dawei, and Mandalay as police used live rounds and tear gas. Security forces began the […]

POLITICS

Economic Growth Eludes Mexico’s President

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador maintains his popularity in the polls despite a failed promise of economic growth. Before coming to office, a year ago, Lopez Obrador promised a 4% growth in the economy, however, since he assumed office the Mexican economy has stalled. “There still hasn’t been growth as we would like, but the distribution of wealth has […]

NEWS

Mass Protest Forces France To Roll Back Fuel Tax Decision

Fuel tax rises which have led to weeks of violent protests in France have now been postponed for six months. The move was announced in a televised address by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who said anyone would have “to be deaf or blind” not to hear or see the anger. The protests have hit major cities, causing damage and disruption […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Numbered Among Countries With High Incidence Of Domestic Violence

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has named Jamaica as one of the many countries where the perpetration of violence against women by an intimate partner continues to be widespread. The organization noted that the prevalence of physical and sexual violence varies among countries in the region. It pointed to the public health problem such violence creates not only in […]

Jamaica

Nearly 15 Percent Of Jamaican Women Experience Violence From A Male Partner

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton revealed that nearly 15 percent of all women in Jamaica, aged 15 to 49, who have never married or partnered have experienced physical or sexual violence from a male partner in the previous 12 months. Dr. Tufton made his remark while addressing a public forum on gender-based violence at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in […]

LIFESTYLE

How To Survive A Workplace Shooting?

With violence at schools and workplaces becoming ever more common, the topic has come up on whether an average person like you or me could survive in the face of an angry co-worker or student. No one wants to face down the wrong end of the gun, but if you are ever forced into such a situation, here are a […]

NEWS

Over 40 Million People Living In Modern Slavery

It is a confronting reality that even in the present day, men, women, and children all over the world remain victims of modern slavery. They are bought and sold in public markets, forced to marry against their will and provide labor under the guise of “marriage,” forced to work inside clandestine factories on the promise of a salary that is […]

TALKING BOOKS

Happy 100th, Mickey Spillane!

Crime novelist Mickey Spillane, born 100 years ago this March, was one of the best-selling authors in American publishing history. His signature character Mike Hammer became the prototype for the cynical, break-the-rules, drink-while-on-duty private investigator, while also managing to nab his perps without cellphones, computers, DNA testing, facial recognition software, and similar frills. And as for women, well……Mike’s personal admiration for the […]

EDUCATION School

Students Demonstration — White House Chimes In

The White House chimed in on the “March for Our Lives,” protest by thousands of students by issuing a statement applauding students for “exercising their First Amendment rights.” “We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today,” White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement. Walters, in his statement, noted that President Trump […]

EDUCATION School

Students Go To Washington!

Thousands of students gathered along Pennsylvania Avenue, with placards reading “Protect kids not guns” and “Am I next?.” Students took to the streets of Washington and cities across the United States demanding stricter gun control law. The students’ protest was prompted after a mass shooting at a high school in southeastern Florida where 17 people were killed including students and […]