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Here There Be Dragons

A while back we reported on a study which seems to show that social exclusion  is closely associated with terrorism. The study seemed to show that people who have felt alienated from and oppressed by their societies are more likely to turn to violence and extremism. Now, another study shows just how dangerous social exclusion…

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Ninja Bomb Kills Terrorists

One interesting development in the world of unconventional warfare: the US Government has constructed the R9X, a variant on the Hellfire missile that does not carry explosives. Rather, it has six, large, razor-sharp blades that deploy just before it impacts its target. If you’re unlucky enough to be that target, you are sliced to pieces.…

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US To Demand Social Media History Of Visitors

Coming under the heading of YIKES… The BBC is reporting that the US State Department will demand social media history and other details from anyone applying for a visa. “The [new] State Department regulations say,” notes the BBC, “people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses and phone…

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Exclusion Breeds Monsters

This may come under the heading of “No. Really? You think?”, but there has been an interesting development in the study of human behavior and of the origins of radicalism. According to The Guardian, a recent study has shown that people who feel excluded from their larger society are more likely to adopt extreme, or…

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Sri Lankan Killings: Few Answers

The toll for the deadly blasts this morning in Sri Lanka continues to climb. As of the moment, news outlets are reporting that 207 people had died and 450 had been injured in the bombings. However, those numbers could change. The Sri Lankan government has shut down major social media platforms, such as Facebook, in…

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Why Are White Killers Humanized?

Here’s an interesting question that’s been posed over on MSNBC site. To wit, after the New Zealand mass killing, at least some media outlets went out of their way to present the killer as a human being. In other words, white mass murderers are not “terrorists.” They are “shooters.” By contrast, notes NBC, Black or…

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ICE: The American Gestapo

By Angela West   Editor’s note: This week we are honored to have a new writer among us, Angela West. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, History and Culture Program. She has a B.A. from Southern Oregon University in history and an M.A. from Drew University specializing…

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