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Self Défense

You Can Never Be Too Safe: 7 Tips to Protect Yourself

Carol Morgan | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

It's never too late to think about arming yourself with some ways to protect yourself. Here are seven things you should think about to ensure your safety.

Honor Dr. King By Rejecting Violence in All Its Forms

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Not only is violence sanctioned in the American legal fabric, but when efforts are made to curb violence through lawful means, the gun lobby and its sycophants in and out of the media resist such efforts on a continuous and usually successful basis.

Stop Hiding Behind the Second Amendment

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 12.20.2015 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

If the Second Amendment doesn't protect an individual right to own a gun, we don't need to repeal or amend it in order to establish major gun control laws. We must remember that this tale is the NRA's doing, not the Founders of the Constitution, and that it is rooted in fear.

Aikido Master Demonstrates The One Self-Defense Move Everyone Needs To Know

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.17.2015 | Crime

If you come across someone with a blade -- whether it's a knife or a sword or anything else -- the best move is the one almost anyone can...

Amid Rising Fear, Muslim Women Arm Themselves With Self-Defense

The Huffington Post | Yasmin Nouh | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women

A steady stream of Muslim women filled a large studio in Manhattan on Saturday evening, awaiting an introductory lesson in self-defense. Most of them...

Fox News Wants Your Kids To Stop A Gunman With Their Bare Hands

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.08.2015 | Media

When there's a shooting at your child's school, you probably don't want him or her to try to physically overtake the gunman. But on the off ch...

Concealed Handgun Laws -- (Fire)Power to the People?

SpearIt | Posted 11.18.2015 | Crime
SpearIt

The proliferation of gun laws that permit civilians to carry a concealed firearm triggers many important questions. For starters, what are the social effects of more citizens packing more heat?

Guns on Campus: F-

Charlie Allenson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Charlie Allenson

Assaults don't happen like they do in the movies or on TV, where the victim has plenty of time to draw down on the bad guy. Physical assaults can be fast, brutal and leave you stunned in a heartbeat with no chance to react defensively, weapon or not -- even on a college campus.

Need-to-Know Survival Skills From a Former Navy SEAL

The Active Times | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

No doubt, these types of skills are certainly good to have, but Clint Emerson a retired Navy SEAL and author of 100 DEADLY SKILLS: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation, feels there are others that are far more necessary.

The Gun Lobby's Own Publications Expose the Fantasy of the 'Good Guy With a Gun'

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Last week the pro-gun gang received a shot in the arm from a story out of Detroit where a legally-armed private citizen yanked out a gun and shot a man who was running away from a bank with a pile of cash.

The NRA's Favorite Doctor Is At It Again

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The NRA has been pissing and moaning about public health and clinical views on gun violence for more than 20 years, and Wheeler is often quoted whenever relevant research is published and, in time-honored fashion, the media needs a comment from the "other side."

'Good Guy With a Gun' Stories Are a Lot Less Common Than the NRA Wants You to Believe

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Every time there's a mass shooting, it ignites the debate about whether guns make us more or less safe. And even though the NRA has been surprisingly silent since the Charleston massacre, they have plenty of surrogates running the virtues of the 'armed citizen' up the rhetorical flagpole

Learning Self Defense With 'Hawaii Five-0's' Alex O'Loughlin

Denby Fawcett | Posted 05.13.2015 | Hawaii
Denby Fawcett

O'Loughlin knows self-defense. When "Hawaii Five-0″ is not in production, Inoue said O'Loughlin comes to the gym to work out with him almost every day. O'Loughlin is a four-stripe blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu.

In a Culture of Rape, How Can We Not Insist That Women Learn Self-Defense?

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Avital Zeisler

Today's culture is arguably one where rape and sexual assault are supported by societal norms of male aggression and female weakness. For a very long ...

A Solution to Street Violence Can Be Found in Martial Arts, Yoga and Meditation

Gary Snyder | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Snyder

Every few weeks, it seems, there's a new example of street violence that jumps to front and center of the national media and sparks another round of c...

Women and Self-Defense

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Miri Ben-Ari

As International Women's day approaches, here is my conversation with Karl Romain on this subject with some insights for the ladies out there that would like to be able to defend themselves...

After Attacks, European Rabbis Train In Self-Defense

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion

PRAGUE (AP) — Rabbis from European countries gathered in Prague Tuesday for training in self-defense and first aid in response to a wave of attacks ...

Why Colleges Should Pay More Attention to the Quality of Self-Defense Training

Meg Stone | Posted 03.16.2015 | College
Meg Stone

Thanks in part to new mandates from the federal government, colleges and universities are more proactive about sexual violence than they were when I started school. Yet the quality of self-defense programs have not improved nearly enough.

Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

Richard Feldman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Richard Feldman

Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City.

Stupid Questions - Ferguson Decision

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

If a cop works for a locality and the DA is responsible for the quality of the cop's work, how can one prosecute a subordinate without prosecuting yourself?

Prosecutor Manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Officer

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Because of the great social implications of cases involving police shootings of people of color, the presumption in these cases should be that prosecutors utilize the public preliminary hearing process instead of the secret grand jury proceeding.

Self-defense Claim Remains Big Hurdle For Feds In Brown Killing

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Even if the federal government declines to prosecute Wilson, it is highly probable that the Justice Department under a 1994 federal law will take the Ferguson police department to federal court itself. Once there, upon a showing of a pattern of civil rights violations, they can force reforms under consent decrees with federal monitors.

Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

I want you to always remember the girl with braces and braids who stood up for herself. You are worth protecting.

Bolster Your Belongings on TV and This Is What Happens

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

How did a burglar know that Theresa Roemer had a 3,000 square foot, three-level closet that was crammed full of very pricey items including jewels and furs?

Guns and the Southern Freedom Struggle: What's Missing When We Teach About Nonviolence

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

Pieces of history that could help us think more clearly about today's movements for social change are often ignored or distorted in popular media or commercial textbooks. This is especially true in the treatment of "nonviolent" resistance in the Civil Rights Movement.