United States of America

Genocide stages: classification, symbolization, discrimination, dehumanization, POLARIZATION & DENIAL

current situation:

  • threatened elites

  • Growing white supremacist activity & speech against women, people of color and minority religious groups

  • growing hostility towards undocumented and immigrant populations

  • discriminatory state policies towards sexual and gender minorities

  • violence at public rallies

  • racial disparities in policing

  • unacknowledged genocides in the past against native americans and african slaves

August 8, 2019

Turkey and the US reached a deal for northern Syria on Wednesday to establish joint operations centre.

The Syrian government has called the agreement between Turkey and the United States regarding a safe zone in northern Syria a "blatant attack" on the country's sovereignty.

On Wednesday, Turkey and the US reached a deal to establish a joint operations centre to coordinate and manage the setting up of a safe zone in no...

The Trump administration has launched a last-ditch effort to head off a Turkish invasion of northeast Syria that it expects will come within the next two weeks.

With tens of thousands of Turkish troops massed near the border, a high-level Defense Department delegation plans to present what U.S. officials describe as a final offer to address Turkey’s concerns at a meeting Monday in Ankara.

The meeting marks the climax of a years-...

Roberta Kaplan seeks to deprive supremacist groups of free speech protections by proving incitement to violence, and deter them with massive financial penalties in a civil suit

WASHINGTON (JTA) — It’s not the speech, it’s the conspiracy.

Roberta Kaplan, the lead counsel on one case that changed US history — upholding the rights of same-sex spouses — wants to make history again and scare white nationalists intent on violence into...

The executive order acknowledged state-sponsored violence and discrimination against Native peoples as part of "California's dark history."

Enslavement. Exploitation. Discrimination. Violence. Forced removal. Genocide.

Despite inhabiting California for thousands of years, Native Americans faced all of this and more at the hands of California’s white settlers and the state’s government itself. Now, California governor Gavin Newso...

A bill in the North Carolina legislature would require public schools to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides.

The state House Education Committee on Tuesday approved the measure, which would require the State Board of Education to include curricula about the Holocaust and genocide during English and social studies in middle and high school, The Charlotte Observer reported.

The bill, which has bipartisan support, w...

February 15, 2019

The FBI is dismantling a special unit that investigates international war crimes and hunts down war criminals – including suspected torturers and perpetrators of genocide, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has learned.

The unit, which was created a decade ago and has its roots in federal efforts to hunt Nazis living in the United States after World War II, has had a hand in many high-profile prosecutions.


December 27, 2018

 image: The New York Times

President Trump’s unilateral decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria will embolden our adversaries, including Iran, Russia and Syrian leader Bashar al Assad, and weaken and betray our Kurdish and Arab partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

A withdrawal would also endanger the civilian population living inside the safe haven that is now under SDF control — approximately 35...

Yemeni government forces on Monday near the port city of Hudaydah, a crucial gateway for humanitarian supplies.CreditCreditEPA, via Shutterstock

HUDAYDAH, Yemen — The fight in Yemen has escalated drastically over the past week, exacerbating a dire humanitarian crisis that the United Nations says could spiral into famine — despite, or even because of, a diplomatic push by the United States to get both sides to the peace table....

Children play at the Todos por Ellos family shelter in Tapachula, near Mexico's border with Guatemala.

The group of experts said in a statement that the treatment of migrants as criminals, provokes intolerance and xenophobia, in addition to posing a danger to their well-being.

Criminalizing irregular migrants and addressing irregular migration through harsh border control measures “is disproportionate to migration governance, co...