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Zurich Shooter Berlin Shooter

December 20, 2016

First, I am not downplaying anything in regards to the wanton taking of another’s life. However, why isn’t the Zurich, Switzerland attack on a mosque getting the same news coverage as Berlin, Ankara or even Syria? Granted these are three different kinds of killings.  
The Ankara, Turkey assassination of the Russian Ambassador was political assassination. The Syrian situation clearly has elements of “war crime” which are similar to the indiscriminate and criminal tactics of the regime of Israel against the children, women, and aging of Gaza. Yet Israel remains unscathed by news reporting on these atrocities. Berlin distinctively appears terroristic, but then again so does the lone shooter that entered the Zurich mosque filled with worshippers. No media I have thus far predicted the religion, if any, of the Zurich shooter. Perhaps until they can safely report that the shooter was “Islamic looking” they will not give this event much coverage. This leaves me looking for a thread by which to seek to understand these reporting strategies.

Zurich, Switzerland

Inmate vs Prisoner: a case of Missed Identity

November 26, 2016

Voice, self expression and playing an active role is critical in reforming and transforming criminality as an identity. In my study with Prisoner Narratives I used the word ‘inmate’ because IRB insisted in the sterilized term. As I began with each interview I used the word inmate to refer to their status. All but one expressed the desire to be called ‘prisoner’ rather than inmate. I believe in giving marginalized populations ‘voice’.  http://mynorthwest.com/444658/doc-convicted-criminals-should-no-longer-be-called-offenders/

Last Day of Freedom

November 21, 2016

An excellent film.  I highly recommend your viewing :Last Day of Freedom (2016) by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman. Please find my review at EMRO, a documentary database hosted by the Libraries of the University of Buffalo.   Read more…

Peace

November 4, 2016

If only this message would sink in ‘universally’..if only all people would question their governments’ position on nationalism, politics and othering. https://youtu.be/IaHrQoJyXXg

Peace

November 4, 2016

If only this message would sink in ‘universally’..if only all people would question their governments’ position on nationalism, politics and othering. https://youtu.be/IaHrQoJyXXg​

Giddens on Consequences of Modernity

October 6, 2016

Notes:  “The Contours of High Modernity”[1]   Obviously Giddens rejects that we have moved from a modern society to a post-modern or informational society.  Rather he promotes that we are still in …

Source: Giddens on Consequences of Modernity

Winds of Change and America’s Weakening Glue

October 1, 2016

Personally I believe much of the problem today arises in the 1990s political drive focusing on “diversity” or distinctions between American peoples in terms of subcategories categories …

Source: Winds of Change and America’s Weakening Glue

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