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Amnesia and the Armenian Genocide
Batou, Jean
A century after the methodically planned, organized, and executed destruction of the Anatolian Armenians, this article revisits the causes of this genocide and recognizes its importance for understand...
The Case Against Israel
Neumann, Michael
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
Chomsky, Noam
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Christopher Who? -- Discovering the Americas
McKenna, Paul; Taylor, Norman
Columbus seen as a conqueror.
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
Der Zor Diary: A Pilgrimage To The Killing Fields of the Armenian Genocide
Kasbarian, Lucine
The Der Zor desert -- the most infamous of the killings fields in the premeditated extermination of the Armenian people carried out by the Turkish government beginning in 1915.
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A report on the banality of evil
Arendt, Hannah
Hannah Arendt's report on the trial of Adolph Eichmann.
Exterminate All The Brutes: One Man's Odyssey Into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide
Lindqvist, Sven
Lindqvist explores European imperialism and explains how and why racism, exploitation and extermination were policies of European colonial administrations.
Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe
Naimark, Norman M.
A history of genocide, ethnic cleansing and forced deportation of ethnic groups in the 20th century.
The genocide in Namibia (1904-08) and its consequences
Kössler, Reinhart; Melber, Henning
The repatriation of human remains more than a century after they were taken to Germany from Namibia has evoked painful memories of colonial wars in which primary African resistance was crushed, and ge...
Germany and Genocide in Namibia: Special Issue of Pambazuka News - #577 - March 2012
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Between 1904 and 1908 imperial Germany waged an atrocious and inhumane war of extermination against the Herero, Nama, Damara and San peoples in its former colony ‘German South West Africa’, now the Re...
Germany's genocide in Namibia
Grasdorff, Eric Van; Röschert, Nicolai; Manji, Firoze
Germany, which has done commendable remembrance work about the Holocaust, seems to have forgotten or deliberately buried its violent colonial past. A past that hides the first genocide of the 20th cen...
Israeli minister threatens "holocaust" as public demand ceasefire talks
Abunimah, Ali
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 Exterminatory Impulse Toward Gaza: A Protracted Genocide
Pollack, Norman
Disproportionate power yields the psychopathology of sadism.
Israel's occupation is more complex than a genocide
Cook, Jonathan
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...
Judgment unto Truth: An Armenian Memory
Jernazian, Ephraim K.
Jernazian was born in Turkish Armenia in 1890 and lived there until he was forced to flee in 1922. This autobriography tells of a way of life in those years now destroyed forever. His sensitive and en...
Justice after genocide: New Internationalist December 2005 - #385
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A look at some countries around the world which have been affected by genocide and some of the characters involved.
Kampuchea, Decade of the Genocide: Report of a Finnish Inquiry Commission
Kiljenen, Kimmo
Commissioned by the Finnish Inquiry Commission this a straight forward account of the history of Kampuchea from the saturation bombing by the United States during the Vietnam war in the 1970's to the ...
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Hochschild, Adam
The brutal story of Belgian colonialism in the Congo, resulting in the death of between five and eight million Africans.
The Life of Death: An Exchange
Shahak, Israel
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 Look of Silence
Oppenheimer, Joshua (director)
The Look of Silence (Indonesian: Senyap, "Silence") is a 2014 internationally co-produced documentary film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer about the Indonesian killings of 1965–66. The film is a compan...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
A Marxist History of the World part 89: 1941-1945: barbarism in a world gone mad
Faulkner, Neil
The Second World War was characterised by primeval savagery. Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Militarist Japan waged war with unprecedented brutality, but the ‘democracies’ also committed terrible w...
The Media and the Rwanda Genocide
Thompson, Allan
The news media played a crucial role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Local media fueled the killings, while international media either ignored or seriously misunderstood what was happening. This is the f...
Resistance in Europe: 1939 - 45
Hawes, Stephen; White, Ralph; (eds)
Essays on the resistance against Hitler during World War II.
Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays by Dave Dellinger
Dellinger, Dave
Dellinger says that "those of us who oppose the violence of the status quo and reject the violence of armed revolt and class hatred bear a heavy responsibility to struggle existentially to provdew non...
Russia's Chechnya Syndrome: Against The Current vol. 84
Weissman, Susan
The near-genocidal war that Russia's Putin-Yeltsin government is waging in Chechnya is cynical on many counts. Some might compare it to U.S. efforts to end the “Vietnam syndrome” by engaging in small ...
Take a STAND Canada. An Interview on the Darfur advocacy group's path to success with director Ben Fine
Stavro-Beauchamp, Laura
An interview on the Darfur advocacy groups's path to success with director Ben Fine.
They Came for the Children: Truth Commission Sheds Light on Canada's Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples
Lathem, Alexis
Imagine a village with all its children gone. For aboriginal peoples all across Canada, this was their lived reality, not the stuff of imagination. The story of what happened to the children -- who we...
This is Genocide: On Israel/Palestine
Rohricht, Alyssa
To call what is going on in Israel and Palestine a “conflict” is to partake in the racist and blatantly false narrative that is being pushed by Israel. When one side fights with stones and homemade ro...
Torture - never forget: New Internationalist September 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The importance of listening to victims of torture and bringing their stories to the world stage. Articles include an expose of the trade in torture weapons, a look at the torturers themselves, torture...
Understanding Genocide: Against The Current vol. 112
Wald, Alan
In 1944, a gifted young Jewish-American Marxist playwright, scenarist and fiction writer, Albert Maltz (1908-1985), published the novel that would become the most esteemed work of his professional lif...
The United Nations at 60 Upside dowm: New Internationalist January/February 2005
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A look into the United Nations system and its role in history.
Violent, Genocidal Anti-Palestinian Rhetoric Moving to US?
Sheen, David
Earlier this week the Times of Israel published a post, written by American Yochanan Gordon, titled "When Genocide is Permissible," which concludes with the following question: "If political leaders ...
You either believe in freedom or you don't
Speak out for human rights by joining the European Community and the majority of the United Nations in calling for a free East Timor.

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Canadian Centre for Genocide Education
The mission of the Canadian Centre for Genocide Education is to encourage teachers to teach the lessons of genocide - the importance of tolerance, of upholding human rights and democracy, and of helpi...
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
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International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern t...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
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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The absence of reconciliation
Kleinschmid, Horst
Namibian-born Horst Kleinschmidt provides challenging observations and personal family history linked to the colonial era. Urging both Germany and German-speaking Namibians to confront their past hone...
Crimes of War
What the Public Should Know (Crimes of War project)
Dworkin, Anthony; Gutman, Roy; Rieff, David; Mendez, Sheryl
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 ...
German denial of Herero genocide
Jumah, Saunders
The Germans’ inhuman treatment of the Namibian delegation is only the most recent in a long history of injustice and disrespect towards African peoples. It is more than time, writes Saunders Jumah, fo...
German–Namibian denialism: How (not) to come to terms with the past
Kössler, Reinhart; Melber, Henning
Largely unnoticed by most Namibians, the local German-language daily Allgemeine Zeitung provides a forum for colonial apologetics. Reinhart Kössler and Henning Melber examine recent comments and reade...
Germany’s African Genocide
The Namibia Legacy
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...
Return of stolen skulls by Germany to Namibia: Closure of a horrible chapter?
Opoku, Kwame
The Namibia-Germany case is being keenly observed by other African peoples and states with unresolved issues relating to the colonial era.
The return of the Herero and Nama skulls: Coming to terms with a difficult history
Hengari, Alfredo Tjiurimo
In his analysis of the failure over more than two decades to deal with the genocide, Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari looks at the changing attitudes of Namibia’s SWAPO-led government and the role of the Nami...
The significance of the repatriation of Namibian human skulls
Katjavivi, Peter H.
In October 2011, the skulls of Namibian ancestors were returned to their country of origin.
'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar
Al Jazeera investigation reveals government triggered deadly communal violence for political gain.

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