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Ethnic Cleansing

More Deaths in Burma -- And More Official Indifference

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

It is an appalling travesty of so-called democracy in a country that once inspired the world when it threw off military dictatorship and allowed Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to enter politics after so many years under house arrest.

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

What does J Street's motto "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace" really mean? That question calls for grasping the context of Zionism among Jews in the United States -- aspects of history, largely obscured and left to archives, that can shed light on J Street's current political role.

Who Will Get Sold Out at Syria Peace Talks?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

All individual leaders -- and, for that matter, ideologies -- are expendable. No global or regional power or current leader should be allowed to claim as their own a shared future that first belongs to all Syria's citizens. That would be a sell-out!

7 Things You Need to Know Now About the Escalating Violence in South Sudan

Matthew Leriche | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Matthew Leriche

In the past week, what started as a political confrontation in South Sudan has descended into serious violence with the potential for mass atrocities. But continued fighting and civil war is not inevitable.

November Is the Cruelest Month

Lyn Julius | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Lyn Julius

Arab and Islamic nationalism could find no room for ethnic and religious groups that deviated from the norm, and Jews found themselves alienated and isolated from society at large.

A Country Called Canada

T. Sher Singh | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

Having been refugees once already, my parents dreaded the possibilities and began to scratch their heads, wondering if it was time to head north to the part of the Punjabi hinterland which was still left in India... They chose Canada.

Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Continues Despite Presidential Visit

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The violent persecution of the Burmese Muslims has thus taken a new and ominous turn, making President Thein Sein's promises seem cynical in the extreme.

Israeli Denial and the Nakba

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

An apology will not destroy Israel. Yet, it would be a first step towards making amends for the crimes of the past, acknowledging the wrongs of the present, and creating the space needed to work towards a just and lasting peace.

Burma: End 'Ethnic Cleansing' of Rohingya Muslims

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

125,000 Rohingya and other Muslims Forcibly Displaced (Bangkok) – Burmese authorities and members of Arakanese groups have committed crimes against ...

The Ethnic Cleansing of Judaism in Medieval and Renaissance Art

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

In every gallery I was surrounded by paintings that featured a cast of characters and lavish settings that bore no resemblance to the world that Jesus and his followers inhabited. Every wall greeted me with blond, fair-skinned European figures.

The Tamils in Sri Lanka: From Tigers Into Lambs

Jack Healey | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Jack Healey

This article is a call to recognize and appreciate and acknowledge that the Tigers have become Lambs. This is a revolution that has transformed an armed group into an exemplar of civil society participation and with a commitment to nonviolence.

Western Burma in Conflict: Rights, Reconciliation, and the Rohingya

Jack Healey | Posted 09.15.2012 | World
Jack Healey

The future of Burma could be bright if reforms deepen and continue, but nothing will be so great of a blot on the potential of this nation as the attempt by some to baptize the meager newfound hope in the blood of a racist pogrom.

Bosnia: Shame on Us All

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

On the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war we should feel anger and shame because 'the international order' is still ignoring those warning signs when they occur. We should also acknowledge the human consequences of the West's failure in Bosnia.

Sub-Saharan Africans And Black Libyans Targeted By Rebel Fighters | Posted 11.01.2011 | Black Voices

Black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans are being targeted by rebel fighters who suspect them of backing Muammar Qaddafi, Amnesty International said....

Why the U.S. Must Stand Up to Sudan

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

The State Department estimates two million have died in southern Sudan while 300,000 are dead in Darfur thanks to bombing and attacks by the Sudanese armed forces and their militia proxies. The violence continues to this day.

Never Again: Are We Still Remembering Or Starting To Forget?

Lee Bycel | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
Lee Bycel

As the decades pass, regrettably, the incomprehensible nightmare become part of history and seems to be replaced by new nightmares. We seem to be forgetting a lot all the time.

Jews, Israel And Free Speech: A Response To Rabbi Wolpe

David Moshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Moshman

Rabbi David Wolpe has provided guidance to readers as to which Jews should be permitted to participate in public discourse and education about Israel and which should not.

The Carmel Wildfire Is Burning All Illusions in Israel

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

Israel's performance during the Carmel forest fire revealed the sad truth: its government has prioritized offensive military capacity and occupation maintenance emergency preparedness and general welfare.

VIDEO: Israeli Destruction of Bedouin Village

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Professor Neve Gordon of Ben Gurion University in Israel witnessed the destruction of an Israeli Bedouin village earlier this week. Apparently, the p...

Uzbeks: Kyrgyzstan Killings Are 'Attempted Genocide'

The Guardian | Luke Harding | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Few believe the riots could have taken place without the local administration's connivance. But it is clear that other grievances are at play. Ethnic ...

One of the Most Dangerous Bills Ever Presented

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Yesterday, the Israeli Knesset debated the "Infiltration Prevention Law" which Israeli human rights groups are calling "one of the most dangerous bills ever presented in the Knesset."

Never Again: Rembering the Balkans

Zainab Salbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zainab Salbi

I wonder how we have allowed ourselves to forget Bosnia and Herzegovina when it is still as fragile as an eggshell.

Protecting R2P

Lloyd Axworthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lloyd Axworthy

This week, a principle adopted by world leaders four years ago to prevent mass atrocity will face a crucial test.

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.

Turkish Prime Minister Admits Ethnic Cleansing

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Erdogan is politically shrewd enough to realize that his condemnation of fascism would resonate at home and in the West, while winning him accolades and support against his powerful domestic opponents.