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Structural Violence

After Baltimore: Soul Searching in Another America

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The curfew has been lifted in Baltimore. But the poverty remains, and so does the death and injury it brings. Structural violence is the deepest and deadliest form of violence in our country, and it is a byproduct of inequality. Until it is addressed, simmering tensions may continue to erupt into open conflicts like Baltimore's -- or worse.

Ferguson: Cover of Darkness, Rays of Light

Randall Amster | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Randall Amster

The convenient spectacle of "violence in the streets" obscures the perpetuation of "structural violence" everywhere.

The Real News About Obamacare

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Stoller

If I hadn't had superior health insurance, I would have died many years ago--a life cut short by a lack of access to health care. It makes me angry that millions of Americans cannot not share my good fortune.

How Mass Incarceration Threatens Public Health

Jason Silverstein | Posted 05.01.2013 | Crime
Jason Silverstein

We have a problem, you know, and it's only getting worse. It doesn't strike us equally -- it's a problem that mostly affects young men, minorities, and people without high school diplomas.

U.S. Intervention Continues to Undermine Egyptian Revolution

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Azadeh Shahshahani

This April, we joined a National Lawyers Guild delegation of U.S. lawyers, activists and scholars to investigate another uncomfortable case of an authoritarian regime that benefited from Western weapons sales and aid, to the detriment of its people.

Healing the Wounds: Transforming Our Culture of Violence

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Despite the accumulated cultural baggage, we can and must heal the wounds of the violence in our midst -- not by burying it or displacing it, but by owning it and learning to live with it.

Another Vague Plan, Part Two: "Professionalizing Teachers"

Leonisa Ardizzone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonisa Ardizzone

It is insulting to teachers to say that they need to be professionalized. Especially when many of the professionals who are saying this have never been teachers themselves.

Another Vague Plan: A Manifesto without Teeth

Leonisa Ardizzone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonisa Ardizzone

I finally made it through my backlogged reading pile to read the "Manifesto" by Joel Klein, Michelle Rhee et al. that appeared in the Washington Post in October, and I am completely underwhelmed. This is a manifesto?