Terrorism

Sandip Roy: Orlando

Jun 15, 2016
PBS

That most basic of human gestures of intimacy, a kiss, can still be deadly. 

Ketevan Kardava / Georgian Public Broadcaster Network

  Kardava was doing what is her job as a journalist possibly at risk to her own life. The media is doing what they think is their job – finding an image that drives home that tragedy.  

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016
A portrait of senior home resident.
By Flckr user Sheila / used under CC license / cropped

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Mission district building gutted by fire last year damaged in blaze again // SF Examiner

“A building gutted by fire about a year ago in the Mission district was again damaged in a blaze late Sunday night.

Instagram

 On the December 2nd edition of Your Call we’ll discuss the rise in Islamophobia. 

I will not overlay my Facebook profile picture with the French tricolor. 

Whether for counterterrorism measures, street level crime, or immigration, racial profiling of minorities occurs frequently. However, racial profiling is illegal under many jurisdictions and many might say ineffective. Is racial profiling ever moral or is it always an unjustified form of racism? Is there any evidence that certain races or ethnic groups have a tendency to behave in particular ways? Or is racial stereotyping a result of deeply-held biases we're not even aware of?

Philosophy Talk examines the Anatomy of a Terrorist

Jun 26, 2014

Since George W. Bush first declared a "war on terror," the US has been engaged in a global campaign to rid the world of terrorists. But what exactly is a “terrorist,” and how do we distinguish illicit terrorist organizations from legitimate freedom fighters? Do terrorists exhibit particular psychological patterns of behavior, or are there some tactics that only terrorists use? And what is the most effective way to combat terrorism – by waging war, engaging in "de-radicalization" processes, or some other means?

Philosophy Talk is back at The Marsh Theater in Berkeley on Sunday April 13 for the next two live recordings in our 2013-14 season.

The Pressure Is On

May 22, 2013
frontpagemag.com

After the Boston bombings we confront the newest marker of the dangerous other – Beware the pressure cooker.