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  1. Opposition's resort to violence helps Assad

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to violence. Violence is much easier to defeat than non-violence. It has been a quarter of a century since non-violent movements began driving oppressive regimes from power: the Philippines, Indonesia, ... protesters have a whole menu of actions they can take: mass demonstrations, strikes, sit-ins, stay-at-homes and much more. If they avoid violence, it is almost impossible for a dictator to unleash ...

  2. Previous events linked to violence in Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2009 September 16: Police detain six suspects for making more than 20 bombs; the bombs and materials to make more explosives are found at three sites on the outskirts of Aksu July 5: Clashes between ethnic Uygurs and Han Chinese leave 197 dead and more th ...

  3. Inequalities and corruption at root of violence

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Exactly one week after the most deadly ethnic violence on the mainland in decades, the city of Urumqi, the centre of the violence, and the rest of Xinjiang were reportedly ... for instance, did the Xinjiang authorities fail to contain the spread of the violence when the riots started? There is little doubt the riots, which came less than 18 months after the violence in Tibet, ...

  4. Mongolia experts baffled over violence

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei China's experts on Mongolian affairs struggled to explain what happened in Ulan Bator after Sunday's election which led to riots and a military lock-down of the capital yesterday. 'The Mongolian people had been talking about corr ...

  5. Petty dispute sparks wave of sectarian violence on Borneo

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar A fight involving an ethnic Chinese man in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan has triggered 24 hours of sectarian violence. Indonesia's Metro TV ... were also damaged. Further violence erupted after a separate, but related, argument took place in a cafe nearby. Police were forced to call in reinforcements to restore calm, with special ...

  6. Why non-violence has failed in Myanmar

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... democracy. The army slaughtered 3,000 of them in the streets of Yangon, and the protesters went very quiet. The emotion that non-violence works on is shame. Most people feel that murdering large ... of an era, however. In other places, against other repressive regimes, non-violence still has a reasonable chance of succeeding. But it never did work in Myanmar. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based ...

  7. Royalists arrested on suspicion of stirring violence

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... situation will be brought under control within one or two days,' he said, adding that anyone responsible for stirring violence would be punished. Nine people have died since violence erupted ...

  8. Source of violence

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I draw your attention to the article 'Gujarat suspects 'trained in Pakistan''' (October 10), by Rahul Bedi. The accusation that Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was involved in the violence that followed the Gujarat tragedy, which led to the brutal massacre of thousands of Muslims by extremist Hindus, is part of India's ongoing planned ...

  9. Spanking only teaches violence

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the US where spanking is widely used and even allowed in schools. My experience is that spanking only teaches children that you can solve problems with violence. Is that what you want your ... problem with them. Talk with your children and explain why certain things are wrong. Get angry with them if they are totally out of line, but do not use violence. I think that we would get a much ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... violence, conflict and the flames of war Foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin, on China's veto of a U.N. resolution ...




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