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The pace of repression across the globe is now so unremitting it is hard to tabulate, much less process psychologically. The continuous news feed compels spectatorship of the brutalisation of others, even as neoliberal economies confer degrees of oppression in all global locations. We are simultaneously shamed by the violations we witness by the perpetrators of violence on the one hand and inspired by the courage of protestors in the direct line of fire on the other. Where and how does the pervasiveness of violence in its many forms place us regarding the challenges which are now so numerous and so acute?