Posts Tagged ‘United States of America’

By Alan Whitehorn, The Kingston Whig-Standard, 14 January 2008

Over the past two years, there has been considerable research, discussion and debate about a Grade 11 course being developed for the Toronto District School Board. The course is to deal with the painful yet crucial topic of genocide. The proposed outline seeks to draw upon both historical and contemporary aspects. (more…)

By Joost R. Hiltermann– January 26, 1998

The approach the United Nations has taken to severe humanitarian crises has, especially in Africa, been short-sighted, half-hearted and, if I may throw in another bodily function, weak-kneed. (more…)

By Lauren Young[1]

1993 was not a very good year for Bill Clinton. An exception, perhaps, being the morning of January 20th when he stood at the west front of the United States Capitol building and took the Oath of Office to become the forty- second President of the United States, the first Democrat in over a decade to do so. (more…)

What followed was a carefully planned extermination. The government specially trained and mobilized its militia, the interahamwe, compiled in advance a list of targets, and dismissed all administrators seen as moderates, replacing them with extremists. The extremist Hutu radio RTLM and the state-sponsored Radio Rwanda broad cast calls inciting mass murder. (more…)

By Noam Chomsky

Perhaps the most shattering lesson from this powerful inquiry is that the end of the Cold War opened the way to an era of virtual Holocaust denial. (more…)

By: Roger W. Smith
College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Virginia

Eric Markusen
Southwest State University Marshall, Minnesota

Robert Jay Lifton
The City University of New York

This article examines Turkish efforts to deny the Armenian genocide of 1915-17. Specifically, it exposes an arrangement by which the government of Turkey has channeled funds into a supposedly objective research institute in the United States, which in turn paid the salary of a historian who served that government in its campaign to discredit scholarship on the Armenian genocide. (more…)

By Magnus Mazimpaka November 16, 2010

Rwandan prosecution is asking the United States to help investigate Paul Rusesabagina, a man wrongfully portrayed as a hero in the movie, Hotel Rwanda. (more…)

By DAVID SCHEFFER –April 5, 2004

Ten years ago today, the Rwandan genocide — the most concentrated slaughter of human beings in our generation — began.

During 100 days in 1994, an estimated 800,000 women, children and men, mostly ethnic Tutsis, were massacred. These murders were instigated by Rwandan government, military and media leaders and carried out by thousands of machete-wielding Hutus. Resurgent massacres plagued the countryside for years thereafter. (more…)

By Eric Lichtblau, New York Times November 14, 2010

WASHINGTON — A secret history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad. (more…)

In a speech delivered at the World Affairs Council of Greater Fort Worth, Texas, 30 April 2001, Ambassador Joyce E. Leader said: (more…)