As Drug War Casualties Mount, Mexicans Take to the Streets Demanding Answers

Mexicans aren’t merely mourning the dead and disappeared; increasingly, they are mobilizing and taking to the streets to voice both their displeasure and their demands for accountability.

A woman holds an image of her husband who was detained and assassinated by the state during Mexico's dirty war against leftist social activists in the 1970's, the image reads 'As long as I'm alive, you will never be dead', Mexico City, May 10, 2018. (Photo: José Luis Granados Ceja)

MEXICO CITY -- Three film students in southwest Mexico go out to film a homework assignment; they are kidnapped and killed, their bodies dissolved in acid. Two tourists – one German, one Polish– are traveling through southern Mexico on their bicycles; pathologists say one man was beaten and the other shot in the head execution-style, their

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Mass Shootings Are a Symptom of a Problem That Gun Control Won’t Solve

School shootings are a symptom of a very large, very dangerous problem. They are not simply a symptom of a need for gun control, or a symptom of a lack of accessible mental health services, or a symptom of an over-medicated, desensitized youth population.

Denyse Christian, visits a makeshift memorial with her son Adin Christian, 16, a student at the school, outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting, in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 19, 2018. (AP/Gerald Herbert)

While the outrage and horror being expressed about the most recent mass school shooting that took place on Valentine’s Day in Florida is certainly warranted, the anger is incredibly displaced. Anger, disappointment, fear and sadness are all acceptable and understandable emotions to experience after an event such as this takes place in the United

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The Psychology Of Mass Killers: What Causes It? How Can You Prevent It?

There is now an average of one mass shooting each day in the USA. By any measure, this is a national crisis.

This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival killing dozens and wounding hundreds. Paddock spent hours in casinos. and was known for betting big on video poker and staring down fellow gamblers. There is no indication, though, that any particular grievance set him off. But details that have surfaced so far about the one-time IRS agent and son of a notorious bank robber, are clues, at least, to his mindset. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)

In Las Vegas on 1 October 2017, it appears that one man (although it might have been more) killed 58 people and shot and injured another 241 (with almost 300 more injured while fleeing). The incident got a lot of publicity, partly because the man managed to kill more people than most mass killers. However, because the killer was a white American

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Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men From Hate Speech But Not Black Children

A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression.

Facebook's Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men From Hate Speech But Not Black Children

In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of "radicalized" Muslims. "Hunt them, identify them, and kill them," declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. "Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them

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Pundits Seize On Tragic Shooting To Demonize Left-Wing Social Movements

Angry protest, absent incitements to violence, is not a precursor to political assassinations. Voting third party or refusing to support the two-party system is not a precursor to violence.

An SUV, with a bullet hole in the windshield and a flat tire, sits in the parking lot at the scene of a multiple shooting in Alexandria, Va.,, June 14, 2017, during a congressional baseball practice. (AP/Cliff Owen)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. A vibrant movement for economic and social justice in the United States exists among people, who largely supported Senator Bernie Sanders for president in the 2016 election. It is making gains electorally and socially, as more and more politicians become open to the idea of enacting a living wage and

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Republican Protester Says He Was Nearly Killed After Trump Says ‘Take Him Out’

Secret Service whisk candidate off stage as supporters create scare by attacking lone anti-Trump Republican at Nevada rally

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Laconia Middle School, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Laconia, N.H.

So who nearly killed whom in Reno, Nevada on Saturday night? A fracas at a Donald Trump rally captured on live television Saturday night saw the Republican candidate whisked off the stage by Secret Service agents and left those watching perplexed by what happened in the front rows as police in military gear appeared on the scene with one man

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