Genocide

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

Finsk 1a

As world leaders plan to commemorate the First World War battle for Gallipoli, another horrific anniversary risks being overlooked. The Independent – ROBERT FISK When world leaders, including Prince Charles and the Australian and New Zealand prime ministers, gather at Gallipoli to commemorate the First World War battle at the invitation of the Turkish government in April, the ghosts of one ... Read More »

Amal Clooney takes on Armenia genocide case in European court

Amal Clooney 1a LLLL

Amal Clooney to take on next high profile case after Elgin Marbles – the denial of the Armenian genocide by Turks in 1915 Τhe Telegraph – By Nick Squires, Rome After weighing into the Elgin Marbles controversy and theimprisonment of journalists in Egypt, Amal Clooney is to step into another high-profile case – the Armenian genocide. A century on from the 1915 ... Read More »

Geoffrey Robertson Puts the Case against Turkey for Genocide

An Inconvinient Genocide 1a LLLLLL book

SYDNEY—On April 24, 1915, the day before the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli, the Turkish government in Constantinople rounded up hundreds of Armenian artists, intellectuals, academics, priests and community leaders and killed most of them. Asbarez – By LOUIS NOWRA – From The Australian At the time there were 15 million Turkish Muslims and about two million Christian Armenians in Turkey (or ... Read More »

Stories of Armenian survivors of 1915 compiled in new book

Armenian's old photos 1a LLLLL

The stories of Armenians who survived the mass killings of the late Ottoman era have been gathered in a book titled “100 years… Real Stories.” Hurriyet The 47 stories inside the book – which were collected as part of the “Turk Who Saved Me” project supported by the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and realized by the Armenia-based Armedia Agency ... Read More »

Canada’s new human rights museum shares oral histories from genocide survivors

canmus-2 (1)

WINNIPEG (AFP).- A new museum in Canada’s western prairies has amassed a unique collection of personal stories from genocide survivors, human rights defenders and others, and wants to share them. Dedicated to the 60-year-old notion of human rights, a singular but intricate ideal, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba will open its doors on November 11. It ... Read More »

UK Shifts Policy on Armenian Genocide after Jurist Robertson’s Report

An Inconvenient Genocide 1a LLLLLLL

Geoffrey Robertson, prominent British expert on international law, wrote a 40-page report in 2009, exposing the false and inaccurate statements on the Armenian Genocide by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Robertson’s investigative report, “Was there an Armenian Genocide?” was based on internal British documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, which revealed that the Foreign Office had ... Read More »

Seventy-five years after his death, Vienna struggles with Freud

5421bea341300

VIENNA: Even before Sigmund Freud fled Hitler on the Orient Express from Vienna in June 1938, the father of psychoanalysis and his ideas about sex, dreams and cocaine divided opinion in the Austrian capital. And even now, 75 years after his death in London on Sept 23, 1939, Freud and the groundbreaking theory of mind that he fathered still lack ... Read More »

Does Human Rights Watch Understand the Nature of Prejudice?

lead

A powerful advocate appears to believe that anti-Semitism is sparked in part by Jewish behavior. A few days ago, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth,tweeted the following statement: “Germans rally against anti-Semitism that flared in Europe in response to Israel’s conduct in Gaza war. Merkel joins.” Roth provided a link to a New York Times article about the rally, which took ... Read More »

Loss of empire halts Turkish marking of WWI: Historian

Orhan Karoglu interview 1a LLLLLL

The collapse of the Ottoman Empire might have ushered in the birth of the republic, but the disappearance of the former is nothing to be commemorated, according to historian Orhan Koroğlu. We need to accept that the Ottoman Empire had come to an end but there is nothing to be proud of in it, historian says. Countries around the world ... Read More »