TAG: murder

Perspective on Tough Justice’s Inability To End Violence

Antony Sammeroff, Contributor Waking Times People become violent as a result of suffering severe trauma, such as childhood neglect, abandonment or abuse (physical, emotional and/or sexual) — that is the conclusion of established social science based on the psychological data available to us. The latest science on nature versus nurture says that human nature is 70-80%

It’s More Dangerous Than Ever to be an Environmentalist. Here’s Why.

Will Potter, GreenIsTheNewRed Waking Times In the days before he was gunned down in the doorway of his home in the Brazilian Amazon, environmental activist and union leader Chico Mendes knew he was a marked man. He had heard that a meeting of ranchers had been called to plan his death; he had seen, in

Costa Rican Environmentalist Pays Ultimate Price for His Dedication to Sea Turtles

Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Waking Times On the evening of May 30th, 26-year-old Jairo Mora Sandoval was murdered on Moin beach near Limón, Costa Rica, the very stretch of sand where he courageously monitored sea turtle nests for years even as risks from poachers rose, including threats at gunpoint. A dedicated conservationist, Sandoval was kidnapped along

Is Violence in the Media a Reflection of Our Own Social Anxieties?

Salvatore Folisi, AlterNet Waking Times What inner psychological need is met through our mass obsession with crime and prosecution? The following is an excerpt from Eros Over Logos: A Revolt of the Instinctual Mind Amidst the Madness of Modern Life by Salvatore Folisi. I am repeatedly struck by our country’s incredible capacity for criminalization and incarceration, our

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