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Our Last Stronghold Is Now Also Attacked: It's a Genocide Mr. President

Nuri Kino | Posted 01.05.2017 | World
Nuri Kino

Outside Restaurant Miami in Qamishly in Syria before it was bombed They carry them on their shoulders - coffin after coffin. The priest calls out the...

A Moment in Time

Paul Benjamin | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Paul Benjamin

Rehabilitating the children affected by ISIS' deplorable acts is one of the approaches. The best way to understand is to take a look at the ground level to see the human connection generated from people helping people.

For Mom, the Yia Yia (Grandmother) of All Pontians

Thea Halo | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Thea Halo

When I die, don't weep for me as if I am gone. Whisper my name to someone beside you. Whisper it loud, so my name will be carried on the air to all corners of the earth.

Genocide, 100 Years Ago, Still Goes On?

Nuri Kino | Posted 03.26.2015 | World
Nuri Kino

Every time a Turk tells me they have not heard of Assyrians it feels like a punch in my stomach, like if the perpetrators succeeded with Sefyo, at least with some of it. Part of the plan was to wipe us out of the history books so that people would never know about our existence. 

War Against Children

Nuri Kino | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Nuri Kino

How can we allow this? How are we supposed to explain to the children brought up in the west why children in other parts of the world aren't granted even the tiniest of safety?

Assyrian Boots on the Ground, Not American

Paul Benjamin | Posted 02.03.2015 | World
Paul Benjamin

How can the USA protect itself and counter ISIL's foreign threats without putting its own boots on the ground?

A Decade of a Silent Genocide

Nuri Kino | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Nuri Kino

Riyad is just one of many people who have seen extreme atrocities in their own families. His life and the lives of his family members illustrate the fate of Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs and other indigenous people of Iraq. Before the war in Iraq, Riyad's family had a good life in Mosul. Then came the U.S. invasion and the fall of Saddam.

Never Forget, and Never Again

Paul Benjamin | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Paul Benjamin

The total population of Assyrians living in countries outside their native and indigenous homelands of Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey outnumber those living in the original homelands by five to one. This is not by choice; rather, it is driven by ethnic persecution.

Fear of Criticism Enables Jihadist's Rampage

Nuri Kino | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Nuri Kino

To state that the IS (Islamic State) only appeared a few months ago, out of nowhere, is preposterous. IS is part of the jihadist and Islamist paralysis currently effecting large parts of the Muslim world.

We Made It to the White House and Capitol Hill

Nuri Kino | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Nuri Kino

We are of course very excited and happy that we have contributed to the plan to push the IS out of the Nineveh plains and "eradicate this cancer". But we are not there yet, we will not give up until every single one of our people are safe.

It's Not a Competition of Suffering

Nuri Kino | Posted 11.01.2014 | World
Nuri Kino

Abu-Adil, my source within IS, sees all of us as unfaithful. The man at the dinner party. My friends in Stockholm. The journalist in Turkey. To him we are all infidel pigs, and we shall either convert, pay religious taxes, die och flee.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Paul Benjamin | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Paul Benjamin

IS, Islamic State formerly known as ISIS/ISIL, has been ethnically cleansing the indigenous roots of Iraq which belong to the Assyrians. As a result, ...

Western Media Failed Me and It Is Probably Failing You Too

Paul Benjamin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media
Paul Benjamin

It amazes me that there is absolutely no coverage about the atrocities against the indigenous Christians of Iraq and Syria.

ISIS, ISIS, You Can't Hide, We Charge You With Genocide!

Paul Benjamin | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Paul Benjamin

From Sweden and Australia to Los Angeles and San Francisco, protesters have been growing by the thousands due to the current crimes against humanity the Assyrian and Yazidi minorities are facing in Iraq and Syria.

War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

April 24th: Remembering the Armenian Dead

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Christopher Atamian

Turkey can delay, it can hem and haw and try to dissimulate, but the reality is that Armenians -- and their Greek and Assyrian counterparts -- have truth on their side; and as we have seen before in the course of human history, truth has a strange way of winning out, eventually.

This is Iraq (But Not the One You've Seen Before)

Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Victoria Fine

Iraqi Kurdistan is full of the growing pains and remarkable opportunities of a society that is moving on from violence and redefining a national and regional identity. This is the story we are here to tell.