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The Myth of Democracy

The Myth of Democracy

Living in the United States, I’ve had the opportunity to fully express myself, including the right to protest, and the right to speak and publish everything on my mind. But in looking at other countries around the world, I’m shocked at how these fundamental democratic rights are not allowed to be practiced.

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Ukrainian Famine

Ukrainian Famine

By: Talar Kossakian The Ukrainian Famine was dreadful famine premeditated by the Soviet Union, headed by Joseph Stalin during 1932-1933, as a means to undermine the nationalistic pride of the Ukrainian people. It served to control and further oppress the Ukrainian people by denying them the basic vital essentials they needed to survive. The Ukrainian Famine is also [...]

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The Jewish Holocaust

The Jewish Holocaust

The history of anti-semitism in Europe stretches back far before the Holocaust and took on three forms. The original roots of this hatred is religion-based. Early Christian writings charge Jews with the crime of deicide, ignoring the facts that the Gospels were written over 60 years after the fact and by men who wanted to gain favor with the Romans, consequently blaming the Jews for the killing of the Christian messiah. The second form, taking place during the Middle Ages, grew in its oppression by actively seeking conversion of the Jews.

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The Palestinian Conflict

The Palestinian Conflict

In 1850, the population of Palestine was estimated at 500,000, of whom approximately 80% were Muslim, 15% Christian and 5% Jewish. The current conflict is not ancient, but began in the late 19th century when the Zionist movement in Europe decided to create a Jewish state in Palestine. Since Jews constituted a small minority in Palestine, implanting a Jewish majority state would by definition require the displacement of the non-Jewish majority.

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The Darfur Genocide

The Darfur Genocide

Darfur is a region in Sudan the size of France. It is home to about 6 million people from nearly 100 tribes. Some nomads. Some farmers. All Muslims. In 1989, General Omar Bashir took control of Sudan by military coup, which then allowed The National Islamic Front government to inflame regional tensions. In a struggle for political control of the area, weapons poured into Darfur. Conflicts increased between African farmers and many nomadic Arab tribes.

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The Genocide in Rwanda

The Genocide in Rwanda

In 1994, Rwanda’s population of seven million was composed of three ethnic groups: Hutu (approximately 85%), Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%). In the early 1990s, Hutu extremists within Rwanda’s political elite blamed the entire Tutsi minority population for the country’s increasing social, economic, and political pressures. Tutsi civilians were also accused of supporting a Tutsi-dominated rebel group, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). Through the use of propaganda and constant political maneuvering, Habyarimana, who was the president at the time, and his group increased divisions between Hutu and Tutsi by the end of 1992. The Hutu remembered past years of oppressive Tutsi rule, and many of them not only resented but also feared the minority.

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