Genocide Spring 2017

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Moving UNICEF Ad Shows How History Is Repeating Itself For Refugees

"I am alive. I am one of the lucky ones."<p>More than 70 years may separate the refugee crises of Syria and World War II.<p>But a powerful new UNICEF ad highlights how they tragically have more in common than many people may initially think.<p>The film, released Friday, shows 12-year-old Ahmed and …

ISIS brutality must be classified as genocide – UK peers

Cross-party peers in Britain’s House of Lords have ramped up their campaign to have the targeted killing of religious minorities by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria and Iraq classified as genocide.<p>They hope to make the classification legal by pushing through an amendment to Britain’s …

Donald Trump Is The Iraq War

History regularly offers up events that turn out to be litmus tests for political courage, wisdom, and judgment. The last one was the Iraq War. The …

Ukraine: growing despair among over three million civilians in conflict zone – UN report

Despite a decrease in the number of civilian casualties in the east of Ukraine over the past few months, a new United Nations report shows that the …

DeflateGate is back: NFL, NFLPA head to court again over Tom Brady’s suspension

DeflateGate is back, by something other than popular demand.<p>Just when the football-watching world thought it was safe from talk of under-inflated footballs and legal maneuvering over Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, the NFL and NFL Players Association are scheduled to be back in federal court …

When the Russians killed Mother Russia

The decade of internecine carnage that followed the 1917 October revolution was one of the bitterest and — until Jonathan D. Smele’s latest book — most neglected periods of Russian history<p>On the 24–25 October 1917 (according to the Julian Calendar, or 7–8 November according to the Gregorian) the …

WATCH: John Oliver Says 'Make Donald Drumpf Again' on Super Tuesday

Donald Trump is America's back mole, says LGBT ally John Oliver.<p>The billionaire businessman and Republican front-runner has become a mole that is too …

Super Tuesday

Here's why a lot of economists hate the idea of free public college

While the notion of free college might seem like a good idea to anybody with kids, several economists recently told NPR's "Planet Money" that it's not a good plan.<p>Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who are vying for the Democratic party's nomination, both want to make college more …

Could Trump Kill The Republican Party? Defection Threats Mount

WASHINGTON — Analysts at Fox News casually speculated about the potential death of the Republican party. On another network, Ronald Reagan's former …

What Can Stop Trump?

He won South Carolina and looks like a safe bet in Nevada. Does anything stand between him and the nomination? 10 political experts weigh in.<p>Donald Trump ran away with South Carolina on Saturday night. Coming on the heels of his 20-point victory in New Hampshire, it’s official: The candidate …

Macedonia eyes shutting off Balkan route if Austria hits refugee limit

The Balkan refugee route may soon be closed, if Austria reaches its limit of 37,500 asylum seekers entries in 2016, Macedonia’s president said, …

Congo Will Extradite Top Rwandan Genocide Fugitive

The Democratic Republic of Congo plans to extradite Ladislas Ntaganzwa, a Rwandan genocide suspect arrested near its eastern city of Goma in …

Africa

Trump, Clinton dominant as Super Tuesday looms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are poised to lead the nation's two major parties in this fall's presidential election, with a new nationwide CNN/ORC poll finding each well ahead of their closest competitors just as the race expands to a national stage.<p>Trump has expanded his lead over the …

Bernie Sanders' Most Radical Idea Is One He Almost Never Mentions

The presidential hopeful is harder on Big Pharma than he is on Wall Street.<p>WASHINGTON -- The crowds always love the line. If they haven't heard it at a Feel The Bern rally before, they've seen it on TV. It's scripted and predictable, but the faithful love the script.<p>"Are you guys ready for a …

Prime minister Justin Trudeau made the pledge as he came to power – now Canada could take up to 50,000 people fleeing violence by the end of 2016<p>Canada’s immigration minister said on Monday the country has reached a significant milestone with the arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees.<p>Related: First …

Canada

The top 10 Oscar moments that dominated the internet

But what really got the viewers' attention?<p>Amobee Brand Intelligence— a company that provides marketing insight and measures real-time content consumption across the internet, social media, and mobile — took a look at the Twitter action during the nearly four-hour telecast. With that information, …

Top 10

LARRY SUMMERS: Donald Trump is what happens when democracy loses its way

And his answer is, <i>Look, America, we trusted you to do the right thing, and now look what's happened.</i><p>Here's Summers, writing in The Washington Post on Tuesday (emphasis added):<p>While comparisons between Donald Trump and Mussolini or Hitler are overwrought, <b>Trump's rise does illustrate how democratic</b> …

Germany's Nazi Past Clashes With Refugee Debate at Top Court

Germany’s heated debate over refugees and its troubled political past have collided as the country’s top court considers whether to outlaw a …

Rights & Freedoms