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The Guardian view on US gun violence: another desperate day

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To see the smiling faces of the children murdered at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, is unbearable. The killing of at least 19 pupils and two teachers is not, as it should be, unthinkable. It comes a decade a...

‘To survive, I must appear fearless’: the former nun helping India’s garment workers fight sexual violence

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Many years ago, when Thivya Rakini was working as a domestic violence activist helping women to escape abusive husbands across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, she took a pair of scissors and cut her long blac...

Amanda Gorman decries US inaction on gun violence in poem after Texas school shooting

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Amanda Gorman, the 24-year-old US poet who rose to fame for her performance at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, has written a poem as the nation mourns the killing of 19 children in a mass shooting at an element...

‘When will this end?’: rage over US gun violence after second mass shooting in 10 days

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The second US mass shooting in 10 days, which left 18 young children and three adults dead at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, led to an outpouring of disbelief and potent rage at America’s persistent failure to ...

Group invades Cannes red carpet to highlight violence towards women

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Protests about women’s safety have taken place at the Cannes film festival for the second time in a matter of days, after a group invaded the red carpet at a premiere of a film about the killing of sex workers. About ...

‘There are almost always warning signs’: an activist says acts of mass violence can be prevented

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In December, Mark Barden will mark the 10th anniversary of the day that changed his life forever when a gunman entered his son Daniel’s Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and opened fire, killing 26...

Violence disrupts Panathinaikos’s Greek Cup final win over PAOK

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Panathinaikos beat PAOK 1-0 to clinch the Greek Cup on Saturday in a match marred by crowd trouble as rival fans threw flares and clashed with police inside the Olympic stadium. Violence broke out an hour before the m...

FBI failing to address white supremacist violence, warns former special agent

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is failing to address the rising scourge of white supremacist violence despite stark warnings that such attacks pose the greatest domestic terrorism threat in the US, a leading auth...

New York governor unveils ‘comprehensive’ plan to fight domestic terror and gun violence

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New York’s governor, Kathy Hochul, has unveiled what she called a “comprehensive plan to combat domestic terrorism and prevent gun violence”, days after a white supremacist allegedly killed 10 Black shoppers and staff...

‘Jurisdictional maze’ hinders investigation of sexual violence against Native women, report says

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Amnesty International has called on the US government to fully restore tribal jurisdiction over crimes on Native lands in the face of staggeringly high rates of sexual violence against Native women, according to a rep...

‘It’s harmful and humiliating’: how Amber Heard’s haters undermine the victims of domestic violence

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A young woman sits on the stairs, hair scraped back, lower lip trembling. She starts to talk about being slapped in the face, and something about the words is instantly familiar. They’re taken from the actor Amber Hea...

The Buffalo mass shooting comes amid rise in racial violence in US

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The story is, by now, nauseatingly familiar. From Charleston to El Paso, from Pittsburgh to San Diego, and from Christchurch, New Zealand, to the latest scene of horror in Buffalo, New York, each of these mass shootin...

Wrestling ‘death match’ in Durham investigated over strimmer violence

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A “death match” wrestling contest in which a bloodied performer attacked his rival with a garden strimmer in front of children is being investigated by health and safety officers. Police in Durham said they were worki...

Queensland police union drops fierce opposition to domestic violence inquiry

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The Queensland police union has dropped its fierce opposition to a commission of inquiry into police “cultural issues” related to the investigation of domestic violence, but says it will use the process to pursue its ...

Footage of racist violence traumatises black children, says author

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Footage of violent racist incidents such as the murder of George Floyd is traumatising black children, according to the author Claudia Rankine, who believes it could be one of the factors contributing to a rise in chi...

‘Femicide nation’: murder of young woman casts spotlight on Mexico’s gender violence crisis

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“Don’t take risks – stay with us,” says one of the slogans at the Nueva Castilla motel, a $37.85 (£30) per night roadside inn in the Mexican city of Monterrey. But the horrifying discovery of a dead teenager in the lo...

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