Genocide

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the destruction of a people.

A Genocide is the action of destroying a people—usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group.

Rios Montt

Only one former head of state has ever to have been convicted in his own country for genocide - Guatemalan General Rios Montt, who was convicted on 10 May 2013. On 8 July 2015, however, a Guatemalan court stated that since Montt is "mentally incompetent to stand trial", his current trial must be abandoned.[1]

 

Examples

Page nameStartEndPerpetratorsDescription
"The Holocaust"19411945The Holocaust/PerpetratorsIn its capitalized form "The Holocaust" refers in the Western world to the treatment of the Jewish populations of Germany and German occupied territories during WW2 (1939-45). Its use in this format stems from about the mid-1960's (i.e. more than 20 years after the events it claims to define). It does not appear in histories or documents before that time.
Armenia/Genocide19141923Armenia/Genocide/Perpetrators
Canada/GenocideCanada/Genocide/PerpetratorsA very dark chapter of Canada's history which was chanced upon and the determinedly exposed by Rev. Kevin Annett. For well over a century, Native Canadians were abused, infected with smallpox or TB, forcibly sterilised and sometimes flat out murdered in a climate of impunity. The Canadian government issued a formal apology for the episode in 2008, though it also announced that while some compensation payments would be made, the genocide would go unpunished.
Cultural genocide
Rwandan Genocide7 April 199415 July 1994Rwandan Genocide/Perpetrators
Srebrenica Massacre11 July 199513 July 1995Srebrenica Massacre/Perpetrators
Uyghur TribunalAugust 2020Uyghur Tribunal in the UK

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthor
Eugenics“You will do well to try to inoculate the Indians by means of Blanketts, as well as to try every other Method that can serve to Extirpate this Excerable Race. I should be very glad (if) your scheme for hunting them down by Dogs could take effect ... I would rather chuse the liberty to kill any savage that may come in our way, than to be perpetually doubtful whether they are Friends or Foes ...”Jeffrey Amherst
Obedience“Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”Howard Zinn

 

Related Document

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Document:The new alliance between anti-vaxxers and the far right is a deadly threatArticle1 August 2021Paul Mason"Though they claim to be “peaceful”......by setting themselves up as the victims of genocide, the anti-vaxxers give themselves permission to threaten violence.....Those behind the “crime” are said to include governments and the World Economic Forum (WEF)" because the real fascists are the ones that oppose oppressive government mandates and forced injections.