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Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Traveling Amid Turbulent Times: 5 Important Tips to Help You Stay Safe

Peggy Goldman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

When incidents, such as protests, strikes, or even riots occur close to your departure date, should you go and "see what happens," or should you cancel, despite impending penalties, because you want to err on the side of caution?

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.

He Said, "I Ought to Kill You"

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

Today, forty-five years after Martin Luther King was killed, where are we? For one thing, we have vastly more guns, in every neighborhood.

Italy's Democratic Triumph

Mike Edwards | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Mike Edwards

In the real world, the alternative to this "chaotic" election isn't a business-friendly utopia; it's weeks of rioting shutting down Rome, or even worse, the Arab Spring. So who cares if the Italian people voted for the 'wrong' parties?

Mosh Pits, Heavy Metal and Physics

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 05.16.2013 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

We don't know much about the collective behavior that emerges from panicked crowds -- it's not exactly ethical to start a riot for the sake of science. So this group of researchers turned to the next best thing: Heavy metal concerts

Fires In Manila Leave 5,000 Homeless

AP | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- Angry residents beat a man to death and threw rocks at firefighters after a shantytown fire left thousands of people homeless, ...

Why Don't Americans Riot and React Strongly When Christianity Is Attacked?

Quora | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Joshua Engel, polymath Because we have police.That is, not because the police are there to arrest r...

Janell Ross

WATCH: Police Shootings, Riots Expose Town's Fault Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 09.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Manuel Diaz lay in the grass outside an Anaheim, Calif., apartment building last weekend, face-down and twitching with a police bullet in the back of ...

PHOTOS: Death Of A Dream In Pittsburgh

Randy Fox | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

The Hill, or "Little Harlem" as it was referred to from the '30s thru the '50s, was one of the elite African-American neighborhoods in America. It was home to one of the most vibrant jazz scenes in the country, as well as one of its hottest clubs, The Crawford Grill, which was owned by Gus Greenlee.

The Tragedy, Triumph and Tragedy of Rodney King

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.17.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

King was the near classic protean tragic figure of interest and curiosity precisely because there was so much tragedy, followed by triumph, and in the end, tragedy in the way his life ended.

Who Killed Brad Will?

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

Osorio Ortega is not the first man accused of murdering Brad Will. In 2008, Mexican authorities fingered baker Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno as Will's killer.

Short Terminal Memory

Brandon Bowlin | Posted 07.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Brandon Bowlin

By the end of the riots, people had reduced the spotless idyllic alters of the City of Angeles to cinders. But there are still lessons in those ashes.

The Extreme Makeover of India's (Possible) Next Leader

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Parvez Ahmed

The core narrative in Narendra Modi's extreme image makeover is that he is as an economic miracle worker, with a clean anti-corruption record in a country where corruption remains an anathema.

The CRAZIEST College Parties

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.22.2012 | College

Not all parties are created equal. Tailgating and hitting up the bars near campus are all just a part of the average college experience. Yet, there...

PHOTOS: Violent Soccer Riots In Egypt

Posted 02.03.2012 | World

More than 70 soccer fans died and hundreds were injured, shortly after a match between Cairo 's Al Ahly and Al Masry in Port Said, Egypt on Feb. 1, 20...

Egypt 11 Months Later...

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Seeing pictures of the latest riots and upheaval in Egypt has brought back vivid memories of our most recent visit this past January.

The Arab World vs. Syria?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.15.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

The question remains whether the Arab League will make the call to attack Syria with Arab states' armies. Will NATO, with or without US forces jump on the wagon to vicariously defeat Iran by causing a regime change in Syria, Iran's ally in the region?

D.C. In 1968-69: Yale Collection Features Rare Images (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.31.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's often said that D.C. is a transient city, but streets stick around long after temporary residents cycle in and out. That fact espec...

The "Jobs Creators" Brand Gets a Little Tarnished

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Corporate and financial elites have largely succeeded in seizing the current economic crisis of their own making to ram through attacks on social programs they've always despised. With Washington in their pockets they apparently believe that now is their time to contort the institutions of American society into a consortium servicing their narrow class interests. But the protests in Europe and on Wall Street are evidence that a growing number of people are on to them. The primordial moment for the pursuit of justice has begun.

Protests? Yes. Riots? No.

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We don't want riots. But we could certainly use more protest -- the kind of non-violent civil disobedience that propelled the women's suffrage, labor, civil rights, and environmental movements throughout the 20th century.

Inquiry-itis

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home
Max Wind-Cowie

It may be easy to call for public inquiries at the drop of an ethical hat, but it isn't especially meaningful. It demurs decision-making and abdicates the responsibility, one that our politicians should feel, for articulating a strong and compelling portrait of society and its ills.

A Better Class Of Riot

Simon Napier-Bell | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Entertainment
Simon Napier-Bell

After last week's riots, Russell Brand writing in the Guardian owned up to having once been involved in such things. And a while back in the Daily Mail, right-wing columnist Peter Hitchens also owned up. Neither attempted to excuse their behaviour, but there was a slight suggestion that perhaps, in their day, compared with what we saw in Britain last week, there was a better class of riot.

After London Riots, NYPD Holds Riot Drills

Posted 10.15.2011 | New York

After violent riots broke out in London last week, the NYPD Disorder Control Unit held "mobilizaion exercises" on Randall's Island Friday, the Metro r...