Protesters in London call for an end to genocide in the Gaza conflict.
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Both Israelis and Palestinians are accusing each other of genocide. In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we speak to a genocide expert on the legal definition of the term.
The five thylacine skins Morton Allport sent to the University Museum of Zoology Cambridge in 1869 and 1871.
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New research shows the uncomfortable and shocking truth behind a revered scientist’s reputation.
Psychologist and professor Monnica Williams, on the left with a patient, is advocating for psychedelics in therapy to heal racial trauma. Right: Psilocybin mushrooms sit on a drying rack in the Uptown Fungus lab in Springfield, Ore.
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Clinical psychologist and professor Monnica Williams is on a mission to bring psychedelics to therapists’ offices to help people heal from their racial traumas. To do this, she’s jumping over some big hurdles.
Native Americans depicted at the first Thanksgiving feast, in a 1960 film about the Pilgrims’ first year in America.
A scholar of Native American and Indigenous rhetorics writes about the harm done to Native American nations through colonization and what can be done to reduce it.
Without independent evidence, the ABC is right not to adopt for itself terms such as ‘genocide’ and ‘apartheid’, but equally it is right to report others making such allegations.
The Teo Kali, an Aztec cultural group, participates in a sunrise “Unthanksgiving Day” ceremony with Native Americans on Nov. 24, 2005, on Alcatraz Island.
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The origins of the Indigenous People’s Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony, held on the traditional lands of the Ohlone people, go back to 1969, a pivotal moment of Indigenous activism.
German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier with Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu Hassan in October 2023.
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The evidence suggests that atrocities committed against civilians and communities were indeed intended to destroy an identifiable group.
People holding signs calling for an end to genocide in the Gaza Strip have been a common occurrence at pro-Palestinian protests.
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People talk about genocide in a few different ways, ranging from technical to colloquial – but a war of words does not replace a path to peace, a genocide scholar writes.
A wasteland of concrete and rubble, the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes and artillery bombardments in Gaza City
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Children have constant access to media coverage of armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, mass shootings and other brutal acts. This makes it tough for them to develop a sense of hope for the future.
Both Palestinian children in Gaza, as shown on left, and Israeli children, as seen on the right, have been hurt, killed and kidnapped in the Israel-Hamas war.
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For Jewish people, Hamas’ violence against children was reminiscent of the Holocaust. For Palestinians, The Israel Defense Force’s killing their children reminds them of a painful past, too.
The first encounters between European settlers and Native Americans are captured on a wood engraving in this 1888 image.
Popular culture often describes scalping − the forceful removing of a person’s scalp − as an indigenous practice. But white settlers accelerated this form of violence against Native Americans.
Soldiers inspect lorries and cars as ethnic Armenians flee across the border from Azerbaijan.
If Azerbaijan is not punished for its aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh, there’s every chance it will try to capture more Armenian territory.
Ceremonial tipis sit in front of the former residential school, Blue Quills, now the home to Blue Quills university run by seven First Nations.
The author led a search for unmarked graves at the site of Blue Quills, a former residential school. She found more areas of interest (potential graves) than the official record shows.
The Blue Quills Indian Residential School in St. Paul, Alta., Aug. 15, 1931. When the federal government announced plans to shutter the school in 1970, the community fought back, and Blue Quills became the first residence and school controlled by First Nations people in Canada.
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To honour Truth and Reconciliation Day, we spoke with Terri Cardinal, who headed up one of the many community searches for the children who went missing while attending an Indian Residential School.
Ukraine is seeking compensation from Russia in the case, but the International Court of Justice needs to agree to hear it first.
Samantha Power, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks to journalists in Armenia.
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Violence has caused thousands to flee the Armenian-populated enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh amid anger over perceived lack of action from Washington or the international community.
Karim Khan, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, at a UN meeting in July 2023.
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The push for national trials reflects a disappointment with the slow pace and high costs of international justice.
A military convoy on the way to Port Sudan on Aug. 30, 2023.
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The international community has also failed to protect civilians in Syria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Myanmar and Ethiopia, a genocide expert writes.
Opposition supporters calling for free and fair elections outside the offices of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission in Harare in 2018.
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Zimbabwe’s 2023 elections look like their predecessors: stolen. But this one is a bit different. Opposition strategies and regional responses have changed too. What does this mean for the future?
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has not faced official investigation or prosecution over his role in Operation Gukurahundi – 40 years on.