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

Decades after the 1994 genocide, the countries have contested the wording of a UN resolution to remember its victims.

As the bodies piled up in the streets of Rwanda 26 years ago, no amount of spin could disguise the crime. There were no sealed camps; the massacres were in broad daylight. Yet in the UN security council the UK and US governments avoided the question of mass killing and saw only a civil war.

This bolstered argumen...

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By Brad Bennett

Southern Poverty Law Center

O.W. Gurley, a wealthy Black entrepreneur from Arkansas, moved to racially segregated Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1906 and bought 40 acres of land. On it, he built three, two-story buildings and five homes for Black people who were not allowed to live on the white side of town.

Soon, word spread across the country about opportunities for Black people in...

June 12, 2020

Travel request for panel members turned down by New Delhi as US Congress releases new report on religious freedom.

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar said India would not accept foreign interference or judgement on matters related to its sovereignty [File: Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters]

India has turned down a travel request for members of a US government panel seeking to review its religious freedom, saying foreign agencies had n...

President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The Obama administration initially backed the Saudis too, but later regretted it as thousands died.

A Saudi-led bombing of a funeral hall in Sana, Yemen, in 2016 killed at least 140 people and injured another 500. A bomb shard was linked to the American company Raytheon. Credit...AP Photo/Hani Moh...

The old quarter of Sana, Yemen, in August. The house in the foreground was destroyed by an airstrike. Credit...Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

This article was first posted August 29, 2018.  It was soon forgotten. Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, with support from the USA, have continued their war in Yemen.

GENEVA — The military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in Yemen has killed thousands of civilians in...

The designation of the Russian Imperial Movement reflects growing concerns among U.S. officials about violent white supremacists with transnational links.

Members of the Russian Imperial Movement at training base in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2015.  Credit...Olga Maltseva/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to announce on Monday that it is designating an ultranationalist group ba...

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...

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