Endgame Premises Archives: 4: Civilization is based on hierarchy

Civilization is based on a clearly defined and widely accepted
yet often unarticulated hierarchy. Violence done by those higher on the hierar-
chy to those lower is nearly always invisible, that is, unnoticed. When it is
noticed, it is fully rationalized. Violence done by those lower on the hierarchy
to those higher is unthinkable, and when it does occur is regarded with shock,
horror, and the fetishization of the victims.

Minority and indigenous women in Kenya targeted for sexual violence, torture, and murder

By Shadrack Kavilu / Gáldu Women from minority and indigenous communities are targeted for sexual violence, torture and killings specifically because of their ethnic, religious or indigenous identity, says a report by Minority Rights Group International (MRG). The report launched recently during the International Women’s Day says that minority and Indigenous women are most vulnerable … Continue reading Minority and indigenous women in Kenya targeted for sexual violence, torture, and murder

No punishment for marine who authorized execution-style massacre of Iraqi civilians

By John Tirman / Alternet The plea bargain in the last Haditha massacre case handed down in January is a fitting end to the Iraq war. In the most notorious case of U.S. culpability in Iraqi civilian deaths, no one will pay a price. And that is emblematic of the entire war and its hundreds … Continue reading No punishment for marine who authorized execution-style massacre of Iraqi civilians