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Symbolism and Political Violence in the Holy City

H. Gibbs Knotts | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
H. Gibbs Knotts

As our community moves forward, it is imperative that we address these polarizing political symbols, particularly the Confederate flag, and the role they play in political violence. While the flag represents heritage and southern pride to many, it continues to be used as a symbol of hatred and racial supremacy.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with Islamic State

James Dorsey | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
James Dorsey

It's almost a year since a US-led coalition launched air strikes and increased support of Iraqi and Kurdish military forces in a bid to degrade and destroy the self-styled Islamic State; yet the jihadist group that has conquered a swath of Syria and Iraq has demonstrated resilience despite suffering significant losses.

Africa's Rising Political Violence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

It would be nice to be able to say that the threat of Islamic fundamentalism has peaked in Africa, and that the worst is over, but given the current state of affairs that simply is not the case. In all likelihood, the threat will grow -- considerably -- in the years to come.

Ferguson and America's Hatred of Democracy

Heather Gautney | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Ferguson was not just an event in which police overreacted to heated demonstrations; it's a symptom of a generalized hatred of democracy in this country -- the hatred of the truly bold idea that politics should be the work of everyday people and that power should not be concentrated in the hands of a few.

Guinea Elections: Not Just Another Day at the Polls

Search for Common Ground | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe stillness hit me first -- no honking sounds from passing cars, no street vendors offering their wares -- just overwhelming silence. During my time in Guinea, silence had become an omen of trouble.

Political Violence and Privilege

Matthew Harwood | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

The numbers couldn't be clearer: right-wing extremists have committed far more acts of political violence since 1990 than American Muslims.

Pamela Geller: Most Unwanted

Gareth_Price | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media
Gareth_Price

A free exchange of opinions is necessary, as is the stipulation that those opinions will (and should) differ. In liberal democracies, however, political discourse should also contain the core principle of fairness, and that involves the abjuration of violence.

The Importance of Engaging Millennials to Protect Freedom

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Zachary K. Pearce

For our generation, for the millennial generation, is this indicative of what we can expect of our lives? Will the United States continued to be mired in a "war" of aggression with those who abhor freedom?

Everyday Counterterrorism

Joseph Young | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Joseph Young

If people want to use violence, completely preventing it is nearly impossible. Everyone can, however, respond in ways that confront these acts and reduce their destructive power.

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

Boston: Beyond Tea Party Politics

Gareth_Price | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Gareth_Price

Less than 48 hours since the violence in Boston on Monday, and with scant and conflicting evidence, the divination of who is responsible has opened up significant political fissures, but also many bridges.

NRA Sheriff Organizing Campaign to Take Down Federal Government

Josh Horwitz | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Let us not embolden extremists by shrinking from a debate about the supremacy of federal law and the government's role in vindicating and protecting individual rights. Out of this terrible tragedy in Newtown arises the potential to recommit to the pillars of democracy in our Constitution.

America's Tragicomic War in Afghanistan

Kevin Bell | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Kevin Bell

Judging by their relatively low level of interest in discussing America's longest war, the Obama and Romney campaigns seem to be calculating that the path to the White House in 2012 does not go through Afghanistan.

Joshua Hersh

VIDEO: Journalists In Jordan Attacked By State Security Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.14.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Journalists in Jordan say they were given orange vests by government officials in order to help them safely cover protests there today -...

On King and Living a Life Beyond Fear

Ben Jealous | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

There is a reason we still take the threat of politically motivated violence seriously. Today, the NAACP is leading more than 40 actions across the country.

Lucia Graves

Guns In U.S. Politics: 10 Recent Examples

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the Saturday shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Rep. Peter King (D-N.Y) announced he will introduce legislation to make it illegal to bring a g...

Lucia Graves

Black GOP Official Resigns Citing Arizona Tea Party Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updated: The sole black Republican Party district chairman in Arizona resigned from his post in the wake of Saturday's shooting, citing threats from t...

I Never Met Gabe Zimmerman (But I Knew Him)

Mike Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Larsen

I never met Gabe Zimmerman, but I knew him. The 30-year-old aide to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who died in the service of his country Saturday ...

Jason Linkins

Jan Brewer Leads Standing Ovation For Daniel Hernandez

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Moments ago, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer spoke out in support of "extraordinary Arizonans who responded with professionalism and saved lives" during this ...

Bloody Hands From Fighting Words: Those Who've Been Targeted Know

Susie Bright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susie Bright

Just before the people who tried to kill me picked up their weapon-- (the gun, the knife, the pipe wrench, the suitcase bomb, the broken scissors)-- h...

Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Michael Bennet

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado man is accused of threatening to set fire around Sen. Michael Bennet's office and shoot members of his staff, prompting auth...

Lucia Graves

7 Big Events In The Federal Gun Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deadly shooting at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's political event in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday is re-energizing gun control advocates. But Paul Helmke,...

For Gabby's Sake, Republicans Should Change the Name of Their Health Care Repeal Bill

Rep. Chellie Pingree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chellie Pingree

Is it really necessary to put the word "killing" in the title of a major piece of legislation? Changing the name would help turn down the temperature on the nation's debate.

The Gifford Shooting & the Freedom Rides

Bruce Hartford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Hartford

As I try to absorb and understand the killings and attempted assassination of a Congresswoman in Arizona, my mind flashes back 50 years to the violent...