When Violence Begets Violence: Is the Armed Struggle Justified
‘Violence’ is a key word in South African state propaganda. And in an insidious way ‘violence’ has come to exercise a similar function in news media not only in South Africa but throughout the Western world. News reports, for example, tell us: ‘Police were compelled to use force to restrain violent youths who were throwing stones …’ ‘Police were forced to use teargas and birdshot to restrain student violence at the University of Cape Town’. ‘The police used rubber bullets to restrain further outbreaks of township violence …’.
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