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The Act of Killing
Oppenheimer, Joshua; Cynn, Christine; anonymous (directors)
Film/Video
2012
A film is about the individuals who participated in the Indonesian killings of 1965–66.
America's Complicity in Evil: Barbarism on the High Seas
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Once again the US government has permitted the Israeli state to murder good people known for their moral conscience. The Israeli state has declared that anyone with a moral conscience is an enemy of I...
Amid Censorship, Israel's Media Does Its Part
Ditz, Jason
Article
2010
Israel's media has once again chosen the low road, the one carefully couched in patriotism and praise for the right-far-right coalition government.
Bolivia After the Referendum: Against The Current vol. 137
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2008
The month following Bolivia's recall referendum on August 10, 2008 tragically confirmed the class polarization of that country. The right-wing autonomists of the Santa Cruz, Pando, Beni, Tarija and Su...
Bolivians Demand Justice for 2003 Gas War Massacre: Thousands March in El Alto
Dangl, Benjamin
Article
2014
Thousands of people marched in El Alto, Bolivia on October 17th, 2014 to demand justice for the 2003 massacre of over 60 people during the country’s Gas War under the Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (Goni) ...
The Christmas Eve Calumet massacre, 1913
Article
A short history of the biggest mass murder in Michigan history: the massacre of 73 people, mostly the children of striking miners at a Christmas party on Christmas Eve in 1913.
Despite Gaza Massacre, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2018
Imagine for a moment that it was not the two million Palestinian in Gaza, who are mostly refugees from 1948, but the six million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan who had staged a march to...
Don't Blame the Media for the Charleston Murders
Featherstone, Liza
Article
2015
Featherstone argues that blaming the media for the Charleston Murders is an easy way to avoid doing any real thinking.
The Elaine Massacre, 1919
Stockely, Grif
Article
One of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history when hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces after black farm workers tried to o...
Execution of Paris Communards Foreshadowed Mass Murders of 20th Century
Karlin, Mark; Merriman, John
Article
2015
The short-lived Paris Commune of 1871 lasted only a little more than two months before being ruthlessly crushed. A new book by Yale Professor John Merriman, "Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris ...
False Prophets of Peace: Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine
Honig-Parnass, Tikva
Book
2011
Honig-Parnass unearths the central role played by the Israeli Left in laying the foundation for the colonial settler project and its campaign of dispossession.
The Forgotten Massacres
de Jong, Alex
Article
2015
Fifty years ago, in 1965, hundreds of thousands of Indonesian communists were slaughtered -- all with the support of the US. For decades, this version of the mass killings of 1965–66 has been reinforc...
Four Hours in My Lai
Bilton, Michael ; Sim, Kevin
Book
1992
From Klinghoffer to the Gaza Flotilla
Ridley, Yvonne
Article
2010
Under the Rome Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation of 1988, it is an international crime for any person to seize or exercise control over a ship b...
Gaza medic killed by Israel as she rescued injured
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2018
Israeli occupation forces shot dead a volunteer medic and injured dozens of people as they continued their indiscriminate attacks on Palestinians taking part in Great March of Return protests in Gaza ...
Hidden Agendas
Pilger, John
Book
1998
Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he ch...
Israel Is Now a Lunatic State
Finkelstein, Norman G.; Kevorkova, Nadezhda
Article
2010
What happened with the Gaza flotilla was not an accident. You have to remember that the Israeli cabinet met for a full a week. All the cabinet ministers discussed and deliberated how they would handle...
Israel's Attack on Us All
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
If we needed any evidence of the degree to which Western TV journalists are simply stenographers to power, the BBC, CNN and others are amply proving it. Mark Regev, Israel's propagandist-in-chief, has...
Israel's 'mad dog' diplomacy doesn't make it more secure
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Israel is feeling cornered on every front it considers important; and like Dayan's 'mad dog,' it is likely to strike out in unpredictable ways. These trends are likely only to deepen in the coming mon...
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
Turse, Nick
Book
2013
Turse demonstrates that violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the American war against Vietnam. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequen...
Killing Mosquitoes: The Latest Gaza Massacres, Pro-Israel Media Bias And The Weapon Of 'Antisemitism'
Article
2018
The most recent brutality against Palestinians, and brazenness with which the killings were carried out, is yet another demonstration of the Israeli contempt for the people it tried to ethnically clea...
The Massacre
Rothbard, Murray N.
Article
1982
All other news, all other concerns, fade into insignificance beside the enormous horror of the massacre in Beirut. All humanity is outraged at the wanton slaughter of hundreds of men (mainly elderly),...
The Massacre and the Cover-Up
Freeman-Maloy, Dan
Article
2010
Without much stronger international pressure than the international community has applied to date, there is every reason to expect Israeli massacres to steadily become more severe, their PR rationales...
The Massacre of Withdrawing Soldiers on "The Highway of Death": Excerpted from the book War Crimes: A report on United States war crimes against Iraq
Chediac, Joyce
Article
1992
I want to give testimony on what are called the "highways of death." These are the two Kuwaiti roadways, littered with remains of 2,000 mangled Iraqi military vehicles, and the charred and dismembered...
Massacres and Morality
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2018
What can one say about the morality of Israeli soldiers who shoot unarmed protestors, and then are caught on camera cheering their kills? And how do we judge the civilian population of Israel, many of...
Massacres Under the Looking Glass: The ICC and Colombia
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
The International Criminal Court (ICC) just published its Interim Report on Colombia. In the Report, the ICC explains that Colombia has been under preliminary examination by the ICC since June 2004. T...
Memory Against Forgetting: the Resonance of Bloody Sunday
Kernan, Mark
Article
2017
The museum John guards is a physical manifestation of the moral necessity of remembering that day’s cataclysmic violence. An attempt to remember the silences imposed on peoples’ experiences by time an...
Nanking Massacre
Article
2018
A summary of the massacre at Nanking (Nanjing) , which occurred over a period of six weeks starting on December 13, 1937. During this period soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army perpetrated horrific...
NPR Runs IDF Playbook, Spinning Killing of 17 Palestinians
Johnson, Adam
Article
2018
The article looks at the NPR reporting on the killing of 17 palestinians, which follows a pro-Israel bias that dates back for years.
The Other 9/11
Z., Mickey
Article
2014
Whether or not activists will ever mount a serious threat to U.S. hegemony and propaganda remains to be seen. One thing is certain, however: Without such organizing, action, and sacrifice, there will ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 10, 2018: Massacres and Morality
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2018
In the wake of Israel's brutal massacres of Palestinian protestors in Gaza in May and June 2018, Other Voices looks at the ways in which state terrorism is used to keep subjugated populations in line,...
Perspectives On Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
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.
The Real Motive Behind the Gaza Flotilla Attack: Sabotaging Peace
Amiri, Rannie
Article
2010
Israel's leadership is committed to "a dynamic state bent upon expansion". The greatest threat to continued expansion is the threat of peace. Whenever Israel's leadership is faced with the threat of p...
A Record of Resistance: Against The Current vol. 121
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2006
Here is a stunning book, filled with photographs that record the suffering and strength of the indigenous population in the Guatemalan countryside over the past 15 years. In short essays and photos Ou...
Review: Nick Turse, Kill Anything That Moves. The Real American War in Vietnam (2013)
Goldner, Loren
Article
2014
Review of Nick Turse's book Kill Anything That Moves. The Real American War in Vietnam.
Shatila: Remembering the Massacre
Hardigan, Richard
Article
2015
Shatila is probably the most well-known of all the Palestinian refugee camps. In September of 1982, a local Christian militia, known as the Phalange, aided by its Israeli allies, entered Shatila and b...
Socialist Register 1992: Volume 28: New World Order?
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
A Tale of Two Atrocities: Douma and Gaza
Noble, Doug
Article
2018
Compare the intense media coverage of an alleged Syrian chemical attack to the near silence accorded the horrific civilian massacre perpetrated by Israeli soldiers in Gaza, at the very same time.
The Thiaroye massacre, 1944
Johns, Steven
Article
2016
A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II.
The time has come for France to own up to the massacre of its own troops in Senegal
Murphy, David
Article
2015
The truth about a massacre of sub-Saharans who fought on the French side in World War II must be acknowledged.
'Today is one of the most tragic days in the history of the Jewish people: one American Jews response to the Gaza massacre
Horowitz, Howard
Article
2018
In this open letter to the Westchester Israel Action Committee by congregant Howard Horovitz, Horovitz asks "When will we stand up, as human beings, as a committee and as a Temple, to condemn the mass...
Turkey's Tiananmen in Context
Links, Justus
Article
2015
At 9:30 Saturday morning Turkish citizens opposed to their government’s war policies gathered at the Ankara Train Station for a demonstration organized by a broad alliance of organizations.
Two years since Rabaa massacre, impunity still reigns in Egypt
ifex
Article
2015
On this day two years ago, the Egyptian army and riot police launched a deadly onslaught on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured.
Watch: Al Jazeera’s "Massacre at Dawn" Gives Glimpse of Horror in Shujaiya
Abusalama, Shahd
Article
2014
Thinking that the footage contained in Massacre at Dawn is just a fraction of the horror makes it even worse. No wonder Israel prevented media from covering the brutality that our people endured there...
West's failure to act will be cause of the next Gaza massacre
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2018
Jewish Israelis celebrate, and governments around the world stand by passively, as Israel massacres Palestinians in Gaza. Inaction by Western governments ensures that Israel will feel embolded to comm...
Which came first? Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence?
Weir, Alison
Article
2014
Since US media are reporting the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza as though it is a defensive action, I thought I would set the record straight. Israeli forces shelled and invaded Gaza BEFORE the rocke...
Worse Than North Korea
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
The reality is that we are dealing with a pariah state, no better at this point in its respect for international law and basic human rights (where non-Israelis are concerned), than North Korea. And ma...

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Charleston Massacre Media Coverage: Recognizing the Crime, Downplaying the Causes
Norton, Ben
2015
Dylann Roof is a white male who killed nine people; targeting African Americans. Elliot Rodger was a white male who killed six people; targeting women. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (The Boston Bomber) is a non-w...
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...
58 dead, 5 years, 0 justice in The Philippines
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is joining its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) as they launch their week-long campaign to commemorate the fifth...
5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims
Osborne, Samuel
2017
A YouGov poll found 43 per cent of Brits thought the British Empire was a good thing, while 44 per cent were proud of Britain's history of colonialism. The Independent looks at five of the worst atroc...
A Letter to CBC: Your Biased Coverage of the Land Day Massacre
The following letter was sent yesterday to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation regarding their biased coverage of the Land Day massacre
Kawas, Hanna
2018
Chairperson of the Canada Palestine Association, Hanna Kawas, presents a letter to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, alleging editorial interference by pro-Israel lobbying group 'Honest Reporting...
Marikana massacre: the untold story of the strike leader who died for workers’ rights
Davies, Nick
2015
In 2012 a strike at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa ended when police opened fire, killing 34 miners. Investigations have revealed one rebel leader died trying to broker a peaceful solution...
My Lai Massacre
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The My Lai Massacre was the mass murder conducted by a unit of the U.S. Army on March 16, 1968 of 347–504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam, all of whom were civilians and a majority of whom were wo...
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A wave of Roman Catholic mob violence, directed against the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants).
The "Snipers' Massacre" on the Maidan in Ukraine
Katchanovski,Ivan
2015
On the mass killing of the "Euromaidan" protesters and police in the Maidan area of Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 20, 2014.
Why aren't we expelling Israel's diplomats?
Letter to the Editor
Diemer, Ulli
2018
Canada expelled Russian diplomats on the strength of unsubstantiated allegations that Russia was involved in the poisoning of a former spy in Britain. Will Canada now expel Israeli diplomats in condem...