Ethnic Cleansing

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The Anti-Semitism That Goes Unreported
Hass, Amira
Article
2012
Our grandparents knew that the order-enforcement authorities wouldn't intervene to help a Jewish family under attack; we know that the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Police, the Civil Administratio...
Blood and Belonging: Journey into the New Nationalism
Ignatieff, Michael
Book
1993
Essays on nationalism in Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Ukraine, Quebec, Kurdistan, and Northern Ireland.
Borneo's Killer Dams: Mega-Dams in Sarawak Threaten Indigenous Tribes with Ethnocide
Stephenson, Amanda
Article
2014
Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to thousands of endemic species, forty indigenous groups, and one of the largest transboundary rainforests remaining in the world. The state is also suffering from one of th...
The Case Against Israel
Neumann, Michael
Book
2005
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
Censorship? Haaretz Deletes Amira Hass Article On Surging Settler Violence
Abuimah, Ali
Article
2012
Israel’s Haaretz has mysteriously deleted a powerful article by Amira Hass headlined “The anti-Semitism that goes unreported,” about an unchecked upsurge in violence against Palestinians by Israeli se...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The 'Civic Death' of Dominicans of Haitian Descent
Mendes-Franco, Janine
Article
2015
Imagine being born in a country and then being told you have no rights as a citizen; that you're not wanted there. That is exactly what has been happening to Dominicans of Haitian descent.
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Dominican Republic to be 'Socially Cleaned' in two days
gjohnsit
Article
2015
In two days about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism...
Ethnic Cleansing by All Means: The real Israeli 'peace' policy
Pappe, Iian; Jaber, Samer
Article
2014
This policy of ethnic cleansing, by different means since 1948, is a consensual issue in Israel and thus leaves very little hope for peace and reconciliation. The current Israeli left, the self-acclai...
Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine: Home Demolitions on the Rise
Hardigan, Richard
Article
2016
According to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, an Israeli NGO, the Israeli government has demolished 28,000 Palestinian structures since the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza began i...
Ethnic Cleansing of Invented People
Peled, Miko
Article
2011
Once we connect the dots it is not hard to see that the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is only a small part of the Israeli Palestinian issue. The greater issue is the ongoing ethnic cleansing of...
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Pappe, Ilan
Book
2007
Israelo historian Ilan Pappe recounts the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel during the war of 1948.
Ethnic Cleansing: Palestine Reality: Against The Current vol. 139
Finkel, Joel
Article
2009
While the term “ethnic cleansing” has come into use only very recently, the act that it describes, namely the forcible expulsion of one or more ethnic groups from a region, has been practiced for mill...
Expulsion of Germans after World War II: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
By the end of World War II, most of the German population fled or was expelled from areas outside the territory of post-war Germany and post-war Austria,
The Expulsion of the Germans
Zayas, Alfred de
Article
1999
If the conscience of men ever again becomes sensitive, these expulsions will be remembered to the undying shame of all who committed or connived them... The Germans were expelled, not just with an abs...
Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of Transfer in Zionist Political Thought 1882-1948
Masalha, Nur
Book
Before, during and after 1948 the Israelis expelled more than 750,000 Palestinians. The ideas and attitudes that allowed for this concept of "transfer" are examined in Nur Masalha's book. "Transfer"b...
"Exterminate all the Brutes": Gaza 2009
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2009
Israel has a straightforward means to defend itself: put an end to its criminal actions in occupied territories, and accept the long-standing international consensus on a two-state settlement that has...
Fearsome Words? : Nationalism and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Neumann, Michael
Article
2009
We are so bemused by the lovely vision of peoples determining themselves, we cannot see that ethnic self-determination is, in the real world, a quest for racial sovereignty, not a bid to enter some in...
Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe
Naimark, Norman M.
Book
2002
A history of genocide, ethnic cleansing and forced deportation of ethnic groups in the 20th century.
The Future of Israel and the Decline of the American Empire: The Wages of Hubris and Vengeance
Mayer, Arno J.
Article
2014
Israel is in the grip of a kind of collective schizophrenia. Not only its governors but the majority of its Jewish population have delusions of both grandeur and persecution, making for a distortion o...
How Israel aims to redefine 'ethnic cleansing'
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
Netanyahu’s controversial comments have thrown another obstacle in the way of Palestinian statehood, analysts say.
Image and Reality of The Israel-Palestine Conflict
Finkelstein, Norman
Book
1995
Challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new and enlarged edition critically re-examines dominant popular and scholarly...
Is Israel an Apartheid State?: Rhetoric or Reality? Summary of a Legal Study by the Human Sciences Research council of South Africa
Article
2010
Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israeli minister threatens "holocaust" as public demand ceasefire talks
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2008
Israel's deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai has threatened Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip with a "holocaust." The comments came a day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians,...
Israel's approved ethnic cleansing
Herman, Edward S.
Article
2001
Israel's treatment of the Palestinians has always presented a moral problem to the West, as that treatment has violated every law and moral standard on the books.
Israel's Exterminatory Impulse Toward Gaza: A Protracted Genocide
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
Disproportionate power yields the psychopathology of sadism.
Israel's occupation is more complex than a genocide
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Israeli officials were caught in a revealing lie late last month as the country celebrated the Jewish New Year. Shortly after declaring the most popular boy’s name in Israel to be "Yosef", the interio...
Jeff Halper's Obstacles to Peace: Against The Current vol. 120
Finkel, David
Article
2006
“The occupation challenges us all… Can a system of control, displacement, denial of fundamental rights and repression actually prevail? What does it mean if we are unable to end an occupation that is ...
Kenya's Opposition Party: Against The Current vol. 133
Ngugi, Mukoma Wa
Article
2008
That the elections in Kenya were rigged is no longer in question. And for most people that the culprit is the sitting president, sworn in so quickly that the ceremony has been jokingly likened to a li...
The Life of Death: An Exchange
Shahak, Israel
Article
1985
The really great form of courage and honesty that could be witnessed under the conditions of the Holocaust was when a Pole opposed the opinion or the silence of other Poles, when a Jew opposed other J...
The lying silence of those who know: Holocaust Denied
Pilger, John
Article
2009
In every war, Israel has had the same objective: the expulsion of the native people and the theft or more and more land.
Martin Kramer, Harvard and the Eugenics of Zion
Klein, Jeff
Article
2010
At Herzliya the cream of the Zionist security elite gather to raise the alarm about Arab births and hear scholarly analyses of family size and fertility rates among Jews and Arabs as 'existential' thr...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel's practicies in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law
The Middle East Project, Democracy and Governance Program
Article
2009
A study of the Israel-Palestine situation from the standpoint of international law.
On Buddhist Fundamentalism: Hollywood, Please Take Note
Ali, Tariq
Article
2013
Four years after the brutal assault on the Tamil population and the killing of between 8—10,000 Tamils by the Sri Lankan army, there is trouble again. The saffron-robed fanatics, led by the BBS — Bodu...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urb...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016: Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
Palestinian Refugees: The Right Of Return
Aruri, Naseer (ed.)
Book
2003
The thorniest of issues, elucidated, discussed, and contextualized, by an impressive array of scholars and activists, including Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Norman Finkelstein, Jaber Sueiman, Nahla Ghan...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Rebutting Israel's "We don't kill civilians on purpose" argument
Spritzler, John
Article
2010
The difference between intentional and accidental killing is only relevant when the aim of the violence is a just one. Accidentally killing civilians in the course of using violence to stop oppression...
The Secrets in Israel's Archives: Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing Kept Under Lock and Key
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Israel has extended the time limit for releasing documents in its archives to 70 years, to prevent disclosure of evidence of widespread ethnic cleansing. The state's chief archivist says many of the ...
Slavery, Genocide, Abuse: The Dark Side of Asia's 'Tiger Economies'
Bello, Walden
Article
2015
From declining worker protections to violent labour trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
Socialist Register 2003: Volume 39: Fighting Identities
Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A Terrible Revenge: The Ethnic Cleansing of the East European Germans, 1944-1950
Zayas, Alfred-Maurice de
Book
1994
About the expulsion of Germans after World War II.
The True Gaza Backstory: It's About Land, Stupid
Fisk, Robert
Article
2014
How come all those Palestinians – all 1.5 million – are crammed into Gaza in the first place? Well, their families once lived, didn’t they, in what is now called Israel? And got chucked out – or fled ...
A village about to be demolished: A glimpse into occupation
Carmon, Smadar
Article
2012
Susiya is a microcosm of life for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation. Palestinians living in the little village of Susiya and elsewhere are under constant threat of demolition, expulsion and...
What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel: The savage punishment of Gaza traces back to decades ago.
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
An old man in Gaza held a placard that read: “You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us al...
Why is Canada Subsidizing Racist Property Restrictions?: The JNF's Bigoted Land Use Policy
Engler, Yves
Article
2013
In Canada it is illegal to restrict the sale of property to certain ethnic or religious groups but many of our business people and politicians promote an organization that does exactly that in Israel.
Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth’s survival
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth's survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long figh...
Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.

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The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Students Taking Action Now: Darfur
STAND wants to unite Canadian students in the fight for more intervention in Darfur both independently and with the UN. The group also seeks to raise awareness of the crisis in Darfur, advocate pragma...

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity and strengthen democracy. A public-private partnership, fe...

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Are Myanmar secret agents still playing 'dirty tricks'?
Rees, Phil
2015
Al Jazeera investigates whether crushing dissent and monitoring the opposition has continued after military rule.
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Crimes of War
What the Public Should Know (Crimes of War project)
Dworkin, Anthony; Gutman, Roy; Rieff, David; Mendez, Sheryl
2007
An A-Z guide to the laws governing armed conflict and their application in practice. The chapters include discussions of the crimes prohibited by international humanitarian law, key terms relating to ...
Dorothea Lange's Censored Photographs of FDR's Japanese Concentration Camps
2016
A collection of photographs by Dorothy Lange, commissioned by the US government to record the process of relocating Japanese-americans into internment camps in 1942, along with accompanying quotations...
Ethnic cleansing
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Ethnic cleansing "is a purposeful policy designed by one ethnic or religious group to remove by violent and terror-inspiring means the civilian population of another ethnic or religious group from cer...
Germany’s African Genocide
The Namibia Legacy
VLTCHEK, ANDRE
2014
How outrageous, how heartbreaking, how truly grotesque! Windhoek City – the capital of Namibia – is, at one extreme full of flowers and Mediterranean-style villas, and at the other, it is nothing more...
The Holocaust
The Fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945
Yahail, Leni
1990
An comprehensive history of Hitler's war on the Jews of Europe.
Israel threatens Palestinians with 'holocaust'
Sources News Release February 29, 2008
2008
One day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians, nine of them children, including a six-month-old baby, in a series of bomb attacks across the Gaza Strip, Israel's deputy defense minist...
Kyrgyzstan faces humanitarian crisis as Uzbeks flee slaughter
Kyrgyzstan shaken by ethnic slaughter
Harding, Luke
2010
Kyrgyzstan is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis after more than 100,000 minority Uzbeks, fleeing Kyrgyz mobs in the south of the country, gather on the Uzbekistan border.
Threats, attacks, obstacles, jail: what's coming between us and the Rohingya story
Tzabiras, Marianna
2015
While images of the suffering of Rohingya migrants circulated around the world, local journalists and politicians faced restrictions in trying to report on and speak out on the issue.

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Counterpunch
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Electronic Intifada
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Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Organization profile published 2007
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A non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories, now also engaged in resistance activities in other ...
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