Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits a memorial on Parliament Hill in recognition of the discovery of children’s remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
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Canada has officially recognized eight genocides that have happened around the world. It has not done the same for its own treatment of Indigenous children who they sent to Indian Residential Schools.
Conflict as export industry: French Armenians protest the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
EPA-EFE/Christophe Petit Tessson
A new ceasefire is unlikely to stop clashes between the warring expat communities around the world.
Thousands of Armenian-Americans gather to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Los Angeles, California on April 24, 2018.
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As Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is marked around the globe, a historian examines the little-known players in the long-running fight in the US Congress to pass a bill acknowledging the Genocide.
A Christian pilgrim prays at the historic Deyruzzaferan monastery in Mardin, in southeastern Turkey,
AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
The percentage of Christians in Turkey declined from nearly 25% in 1914 to less than 0.5% today. Their future looks even more uncertain in today’s political climate.
The Armenian diaspora out in force in Los Angeles in April 2019.
A recent vote in the US House of Representatives recognised the Armenian massacre of 1915 as a genocide in a significant moment for the Armenian diaspora.
An illustration from the Christian Herald showing famine-hit people in India.
Courtesy of the Christian Herald Association, New York
For International Day of Charity on Sept. 5, a history of how the Christian Herald mobilized Americans in the late 19th century to give millions for the relief of global suffering.
Residents of Baltimore, Maryland, seen here, were the object of dehumanizing language from President Trump.
Extreme, dehumanizing language like the words used by President Trump to describe Baltimore can escalate into destructive outcomes, writes a scholar of hostage negotiation.
Russian refugees in Europe after the evacuation of Odessa, Ukraine, in 1919.
The certificate gave a new form of international protection to stateless Russian and Armenian refugees.
Legacies of genocidal phases have scarred the Aboriginal psyches.
Very little is known about suicide and suicide attempts during modern genocides – but we do know there is an aftermath of suicide among victims.
Wherever past atrocities are denied, truth must be spoken to power.
Why did Turkey’s government go after academics soon after the coup?
A scholar who grew up in Turkey explains the important role Turkey’s academics play and why, following the recent coup, the government went after them.
In memoriam: Holocaust monument on the banks of the Danube in Budapest.
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It’s not just a nation’s memory of itself, but what it does to citizens who disagree that reveals its ethical compass.
People attend the remembrance of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre on the Plein, in The Hague last week.
EPA/ Martijn Beekman
Genocide has occurred throughout history, from the very beginnings of the social organisation of human communities until the present. But working out what do about it is no easy task.
Visitors mourn at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia.
On the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, we asked scholars to reflect on the significance of Armenian insistence on remembering and Turkey’s insistence that the genocide never happened.
Tsitsernakaberd Genocide memorial in Yerevan, Armenia.
A century on, the murder of 1.5m Armenians by the Ottoman Empire must be recognised as genocide.
Livestock wagon with Armenians in the Summer or Autumn 1915.
Historisches Institut der Deutschen Bank, Frankfurt.
In 1915 and 1916, the Ottoman Armenians were destroyed as an organised community and more than one million of their number were killed – just as the Allies’ failed invasion of Gallipoli took place.
Foreign PR campaigns have been waged for decades. Films like 1930’s All Quiet on the Western Front were significantly altered to appease Germany’s Nazi Party.
Feature films and television shows notoriously play fast-and-loose with the facts. When prologues proclaim “Based on a True Story,” they’re gracefully implying that what follows is mostly fiction. Awards…
Known as White Rocks, this quartz outcrop was the site of a three-hour gun battle in 1915 between police and two Afghans, who had shot and killed picnickers leaving Broken Hill.
It’s another hot Australian New Year’s Day, and 1200 people are aboard a train bound for a picnic when a burst of gunfire shatters the festive atmosphere. Police return fire, killing the attackers – but…
Vladimir Putin with Azerbaijani president Ilkham Aliyev (l) and Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan.
The world has been brutally reminded of the unresolved conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave in the South Caucasus which Armenia and Azerbaijan have locked horns over for more than 25 years. While the…
Next year marks 100 years since the Gallipoli landings and the start of the genocide Armenians, Assyrians and Hellenes in Ottoman Turkey.
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Victims of genocide die twice: first in the killing fields and then in the texts of denialists who insist that “nothing happened” or that what happened was something “different”. On the eve of two centennial…