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Violence is politicized, and politics becomes violence

Elizabeth Frazer, Kimberly Hutchings: Violence and Political Theory

VIOLENCE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: The world is violent. Do we allow ourselves to be duped by the rhetoric of violence?

Life after sexual abuse

Tone Grøttjord-Glenne: All that I am

ABUSE: With considerable punch, the documentary lifts All that I am presented the story to one of the children in the Norwegian abuse statistics.

The Assad family's long-standing mask game

Sam Dagher: Assad or We Burn the Country

syria: The Assad family has ruled Syria since 1970. Sam Dagher's new book shows how the family has clung to power at all costs, exposing their cynical strategies and brutal acts of violence.

Sisterhood and hope for the future

Madeleine Gavin: City of Joy

: Around 200 women have been raped as part of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. City of Joy is a hot documentary about the way back to life.

Extremist self-portrait

Karen Winther: Exit

: How do you leave societies that expect lifelong fidelity and respond to outlaws with brutal reprisals? In Winit, Karen Winther portrays the often dangerous liberation struggle.

To reconcile trauma

: Ny Tids' now regular columnist, peace researcher Johan Galtung, draws lines between possible reasons why the world is as it is – and solutions to the challenges we face.

Unintentional effects of violence

Noa Aharoni / Barbara Kopple: Shadows / A Murder in Mansfield

: The shadow of violence can extend far and wide, and these two films show the indirect damage that continues long after the direct violence has ceased.

Cambodia wipes its tears

: For the first time in 20 years, the ruling Cambodian People's Party is now seriously challenged in the elections in early June.

Bulletproof leather vest for sale

: A while ago, a man was executed in front of the front door of my apartment. It turned into a small notice in the newspaper, cleverly placed together with sales advertisements for pocket firearms and bulletproof windows for the car.

"Our violence is unparalleled in the history of the globe"

: Our nature consumption has already wiped out hundreds of cultures and thousands of species. Soon it may also threaten our local pockets of wealth and order. 

The ethical value of literature

: Literature and art can help us out of anger and frustration and towards a greater understanding, says Martha Nussbaum.