Violence





NYC, 1981, a companion piece to A24’s A Most Violent Year, is a short documentary about New York City in 1981. “You can’t be in it and not of it.” h/t The Awesomer.










Abby Zimet writes at Common Dreams: There is, it seems, grace in the world. Appalled at news that North Miami Beach Police were using photos of young black men for target practice…


Peijman Kouretchian, writing at the Metta Center for Nonviolence, from December: The streets look like war. Two NYPD police officers were just “assassinated” apparently as revenge for the Eric Garner chokehold death….





Robert C. Koehler writes at Common Dreams: And so we grieve over another national tragedy. Two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were shot — assassinated — as…






Karen Armstrong, author of Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, says in a lengthy essay in The Guardian that “the popular belief that religion is the cause of the…