Armenia expects wider recognition of ‘genocide’ after German vote, pope’s remarks
Jun27

Armenia expects wider recognition of ‘genocide’ after German vote, pope’s remarks

Armenia expects more countries to recognise the 1915 massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago as a “genocide” after remarks by Pope Francis and the stance taken by Germany’s parliament, its president said. Germany’s lower house adopted a resolution this month declaring the killings of Christian Armenians by Ottoman forces in World War One a “genocide”, a term used by many Western...

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Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis
Jun16

Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis

Islamic State is committing the crime of genocide against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, seeking to destroy the ethno-religious group of 400,000 people through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes, United Nations investigators said on Thursday (June 16). Their report, based on interviews with dozens of survivors, said that the Islamist militants had been systematically capturing Yazidis in Iraq and Syria since August 2014,...

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U.S. prevented U.N. action on Rwandan genocide
May17

U.S. prevented U.N. action on Rwandan genocide

The 2016 election has brought many of the Clinton administration’s reprehensible policies back into the limelight. Bill, with the steadfast support of Hillary, gutted welfare, implemented “tough-on-crime” policies that fueled racist mass incarceration, pushed through the destructive neoliberal NAFTA trade deal, signed laws that created a system of arbitrary mass detention and abuse for refugees and migrants, passed anti-LGBTQ...

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