Conflict is an essential element, probably the most important one, in creating societies where exploitation is important. It is easy to see in the past: one group or nation conquered another and put those conquered in a subsidiary status, taking their land, taxing them and placing them in an inferior position through various means. These patterns frequently continue into the present, in (usually) weakened, but still present, form. Conflict can occur between nations, or between the current rulers of a state and those that want to rule, who may be either the oppressed, or a group that wants to continue a pattern of oppression.
Sunken boats. Stolen gear. Fishermen are prey as China conquers a strategic sea Shashank Bengaliand and Vo Kieu Bao Uyen Los Angeles Times November 12, 2020
Creating refugees: Displacement caused by the United States’ post-9/11 wars
David Vine, Cala Coffman, Katalina Khoury, Madison Lovasz, Helen Bush, Rachel Leduc,and Jennifer Walkup Costs of War Project, Brown University September 8, 2020 (30 page PDF file)
800,000 Syrians have fled in three months: this is what it looks like Vivian Yee, Allison McCann, Hwaida Said, and Haley Willis New York Times February 14, 2020
Some crowd into trucks. Others go on foot. The current Syrian crisis is similar in scale to the Rohinga crisis of 2017. Hundreds of thousands of people are trying to escape relentless airstrikes in northwest Syria.
Fleeing the last days of Islamic State in Syria Constantin Gouvy New Humanitarian January 24, 2020
In eastern Burkina Faso, spreading violence and little international aid Sam Mednick New Humanitarian January 21, 2020
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