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thefeather:

National Day of Mourning / Happy Thanksgiving

thefeather:

National Day of Mourning / Happy Thanksgiving

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crookedindifference:

Statistics of the Genocide 
The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 was a truly traumatic and horrifying event. It was one of the most brutal acts of murder ever committed.
Over the course of 100 days from April 6 to July 16 1994, an estimated 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis and some moderate Hutus were slaughtered in the Rwandan genocide. A recent report has estimated the number to be close to 2 million.
During this period of terrible slaughter, more than 6 men, women and children were murdered every minute of every hour of every day. This brutally efficient killing was maintained for more than 3 months.
There are between 300,000 to 400,000 survivors of the genocide
Between 250,000 and 500,000 women were raped during the 100 days of genocide. Up to 20,000 children were born to women as a result of rape.
More than 67% of women who were raped in 1994 during the genocide were infected with HIV and AIDS. In many cases, this resulted from a systematic and planned use of rape by HIV+ men as a weapon of genocide.
There are 10 times as many widows than widowers – almost 50,000 widows of the genocide.
Nearly 100,000 survivors are aged between 14 and 21, of which 60,000 are categorised as very vulnerable.
75,000 of survivors were orphaned as a result of the genocide.
Of those that survived the genocide over half the children stopped their schooling, because of poverty.
40,000 survivors are still without shelter, many whose homes were destroyed in the genocide.
7 in 10 survivors earn a monthly income of less than 5000 Rwandan Francs (Equivalent to 8 (eight) American Dollars)

crookedindifference:

Statistics of the Genocide

The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 was a truly traumatic and horrifying event. It was one of the most brutal acts of murder ever committed.

  • Over the course of 100 days from April 6 to July 16 1994, an estimated 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis and some moderate Hutus were slaughtered in the Rwandan genocide. A recent report has estimated the number to be close to 2 million.
  • During this period of terrible slaughter, more than 6 men, women and children were murdered every minute of every hour of every day. This brutally efficient killing was maintained for more than 3 months.
  • There are between 300,000 to 400,000 survivors of the genocide
  • Between 250,000 and 500,000 women were raped during the 100 days of genocide. Up to 20,000 children were born to women as a result of rape.
  • More than 67% of women who were raped in 1994 during the genocide were infected with HIV and AIDS. In many cases, this resulted from a systematic and planned use of rape by HIV+ men as a weapon of genocide.
  • There are 10 times as many widows than widowers – almost 50,000 widows of the genocide.
  • Nearly 100,000 survivors are aged between 14 and 21, of which 60,000 are categorised as very vulnerable.
  • 75,000 of survivors were orphaned as a result of the genocide.
  • Of those that survived the genocide over half the children stopped their schooling, because of poverty.
  • 40,000 survivors are still without shelter, many whose homes were destroyed in the genocide.
  • 7 in 10 survivors earn a monthly income of less than 5000 Rwandan Francs (Equivalent to 8 (eight) American Dollars)

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#rwanda   #conflict   #genocide   #facts  
Happy Thanksgiving! 
Celebrate the genocide of Native Americans with the slaughter of animals!

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Celebrate the genocide of Native Americans with the slaughter of animals!

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#genocide   #culture   #thanksgiving  
canisfamiliaris:

American History. Land of Liberty and Justice for All.
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canisfamiliaris:

American History. Land of Liberty and Justice for All.

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crookedindifference:

Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape

An estimated 20,000 children were born of rapes that occurred during the  1994 Rwandan genocide. Fifteen years later, the mothers of these  children still face enormous challenges, not least of which is the  stigma of bearing and raising a child fathered by a Hutu militiaman.  Over the past three years, photographer Jonathan Torgovnik has made  repeated visits to Rwanda to document the stories of these women. The  portraits and testimonies featured in Intended Consequences offer  intensely personal and honest accounts of these survivors’ experiences  of the genocide, as well as their conflicted feelings about raising a  child who is a palpable reminder of horrors endured.

crookedindifference:

Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape

An estimated 20,000 children were born of rapes that occurred during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Fifteen years later, the mothers of these children still face enormous challenges, not least of which is the stigma of bearing and raising a child fathered by a Hutu militiaman. Over the past three years, photographer Jonathan Torgovnik has made repeated visits to Rwanda to document the stories of these women. The portraits and testimonies featured in Intended Consequences offer intensely personal and honest accounts of these survivors’ experiences of the genocide, as well as their conflicted feelings about raising a child who is a palpable reminder of horrors endured.

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#rwanda   #genocide   #rape   #children   #africa   #history  
The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust, is one of the first modern genocides. It occurred during and just after WWI and involved the systematic massacre and deportation of the Armenian population by the Ottoman Empire. The Republic of Turkey, which was the successor state after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, has repeatedly denied the occurrence of this genocide, but to date twenty countries recognize the events of the period as genocide.

The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust, is one of the first modern genocides. It occurred during and just after WWI and involved the systematic massacre and deportation of the Armenian population by the Ottoman Empire. The Republic of Turkey, which was the successor state after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, has repeatedly denied the occurrence of this genocide, but to date twenty countries recognize the events of the period as genocide.

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#armenia   #genocide   #turkey   #ottoman empire  
infraredmascara:

REBLOG!!!!!

infraredmascara:

REBLOG!!!!!

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#libya   #genocide   #liberation   #massacre   #weapons   #death   #so fucking scary   #quote  
mohandasgandhi:

Shark fishing in Japan – a messy, blood-spattered business: Kesennuma accounts for 90% of the country’s shark fin trade, which some claim amounts to ‘the genocide of a species’

Sunrise is still a good hour away when the first batch of limp, lifeless sharks are winched ashore and dumped on to the portside at Kesennuma.
As  daylight throws its first shadows on to the loading bay, fishery  workers begin gutting the sharks before removing their fins with  razor-sharp knives. It is a messy, blood-spattered business, and a study  in industrial efficiency.
The fins are hurled into plastic buckets, and what’s left of the animals is scooped up by a forklift and loaded on to a truck. In contrast, the  marlin, swordfish and bluefin tuna that share the port’s 1,000  metre-long bay are afforded almost reverential treatment.
Kesennuma, a fishing town on Japan’s  north-east Pacific coast, does a lucrative business in the staples of  Japanese cuisine: tuna, flounder, octopus, crab, bonito, Pacific saury, seaweed and squid.
But  the trade in shark fins is its commercial lifeblood. The port, 250  miles north of Tokyo, accounts for 90% of Japan’s shark fin trade and  the promise of eating the country’s best shark fin soup draws busloads  of tourists every day in summer.
In 2009, Kesennuma landed almost  14,000 tonnes of shark, worth just over ¥2.4bn (£17.9m): a decent-sized  tailfin can fetch as much as ¥10,000.
The minimal threat sharks  pose to humans is the overriding theme of the town’s shark museum, while  stalls at the port’s market sell everything the animal has to give:  dumplings, jerky, shark-skin bags and accessories, and salmon-shark  hearts – a local speciality eaten raw.
Few people outside Japan  are aware of Kesennuma’s contribution to the global trade in shark fins.  And many among the town’s 2,000 fishery workers would rather keep it  that way as the Guardian discovered during a recent visit. We were asked  to leave the port and film from a gantry reserved for tourists, while  local officials turned down requests for comment. Our guide suggested,  only half-jokingly, that we had been sent by Greenpeace.
Workers,  contending with near-freezing temperatures and noisy, hungry seabirds  circling above, moved quickly along the lines of sharks removing their  fins. Pools of blood were hosed away as quickly as they formed.
Most  of the shark fins handled at Kesennuma are taken to a nearby drying  area – whose location is a closely guarded secret – and sold to upmarket  restaurants in Tokyo and other big cities. A much smaller quantity is  exported to Hong Kong and China, where the newly affluent have acquired a  taste for Kesennuma shark fin.
The fishery workers go to  extraordinary lengths to pursue their prey. The biggest ships among the  town’s 130-strong fleet spend up to 50 days at sea, casting baited lines  several miles in length along a stretch of ocean between Japan and  Hawaii.
But growing demand for shark fins, coupled with modern  fishing methods, has caused a rapid decline in shark populations around  the world, according to conservation groups. Many of the top catcher nations under-report their catches, in violation of international regulations.
In a report released to coincide with a meeting of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization last month, the Washington-based Pew Environment Group said at least 73 million sharks were killed every year, primarily for their fins.
“Sharks  play a critical role in the ocean environment,” said Pew’s global shark  conservation manager, Jill Hepp. “Where shark populations are healthy, marine life thrives. But where they have been overfished, ecosystems fall out of balance.
“Shark-catching countries must stand by their commitments and act now to conserve and protect these animals.”
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This is important.
Luckily, the United States has responded to this horrific practice but so much more needs to be done worldwide.  Learn more here and here and get involved.

mohandasgandhi:

Shark fishing in Japan – a messy, blood-spattered business: Kesennuma accounts for 90% of the country’s shark fin trade, which some claim amounts to ‘the genocide of a species’

Sunrise is still a good hour away when the first batch of limp, lifeless sharks are winched ashore and dumped on to the portside at Kesennuma.

As daylight throws its first shadows on to the loading bay, fishery workers begin gutting the sharks before removing their fins with razor-sharp knives. It is a messy, blood-spattered business, and a study in industrial efficiency.

The fins are hurled into plastic buckets, and what’s left of the animals is scooped up by a forklift and loaded on to a truck. In contrast, the marlin, swordfish and bluefin tuna that share the port’s 1,000 metre-long bay are afforded almost reverential treatment.

Kesennuma, a fishing town on Japan’s north-east Pacific coast, does a lucrative business in the staples of Japanese cuisine: tuna, flounder, octopus, crab, bonito, Pacific saury, seaweed and squid.

But the trade in shark fins is its commercial lifeblood. The port, 250 miles north of Tokyo, accounts for 90% of Japan’s shark fin trade and the promise of eating the country’s best shark fin soup draws busloads of tourists every day in summer.

In 2009, Kesennuma landed almost 14,000 tonnes of shark, worth just over ¥2.4bn (£17.9m): a decent-sized tailfin can fetch as much as ¥10,000.

The minimal threat sharks pose to humans is the overriding theme of the town’s shark museum, while stalls at the port’s market sell everything the animal has to give: dumplings, jerky, shark-skin bags and accessories, and salmon-shark hearts – a local speciality eaten raw.

Few people outside Japan are aware of Kesennuma’s contribution to the global trade in shark fins. And many among the town’s 2,000 fishery workers would rather keep it that way as the Guardian discovered during a recent visit. We were asked to leave the port and film from a gantry reserved for tourists, while local officials turned down requests for comment. Our guide suggested, only half-jokingly, that we had been sent by Greenpeace.

Workers, contending with near-freezing temperatures and noisy, hungry seabirds circling above, moved quickly along the lines of sharks removing their fins. Pools of blood were hosed away as quickly as they formed.

Most of the shark fins handled at Kesennuma are taken to a nearby drying area – whose location is a closely guarded secret – and sold to upmarket restaurants in Tokyo and other big cities. A much smaller quantity is exported to Hong Kong and China, where the newly affluent have acquired a taste for Kesennuma shark fin.

The fishery workers go to extraordinary lengths to pursue their prey. The biggest ships among the town’s 130-strong fleet spend up to 50 days at sea, casting baited lines several miles in length along a stretch of ocean between Japan and Hawaii.

But growing demand for shark fins, coupled with modern fishing methods, has caused a rapid decline in shark populations around the world, according to conservation groups. Many of the top catcher nations under-report their catches, in violation of international regulations.

In a report released to coincide with a meeting of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization last month, the Washington-based Pew Environment Group said at least 73 million sharks were killed every year, primarily for their fins.

“Sharks play a critical role in the ocean environment,” said Pew’s global shark conservation manager, Jill Hepp. “Where shark populations are healthy, marine life thrives. But where they have been overfished, ecosystems fall out of balance.

“Shark-catching countries must stand by their commitments and act now to conserve and protect these animals.”

(Read more)

This is important.

Luckily, the United States has responded to this horrific practice but so much more needs to be done worldwide.  Learn more here and here and get involved.

#shark   #the guardian   #sharks   #shark fin soup   #japan   #kesennuma   #genocide   #animals   #animal cruelty  

I find it interesting that if terrorists put a chemical in the food  supply that killed a million people, it would be called a great crime  against humanity, and we’d probably bomb some nation into dust in  retaliation. But when a U.S. food corporation puts chemical additives into the food  that ultimately kill a million people through heart disease, cancer,  obesity and diabetes, nobody seems to notice.

What’s the point of using all these chemicals to preserve food when a quarter gets wasted anyway? 

I find it interesting that if terrorists put a chemical in the food supply that killed a million people, it would be called a great crime against humanity, and we’d probably bomb some nation into dust in retaliation. But when a U.S. food corporation puts chemical additives into the food that ultimately kill a million people through heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes, nobody seems to notice.

What’s the point of using all these chemicals to preserve food when a quarter gets wasted anyway? 

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afghanipoppy:

U.S. soldiers pose over a mass grave trench with some of the 300 bodies of innocent Native American Lakota Sioux, two-thirds women and children, massacred at Wounded Knee, Pine Ridge Reservation. One of the few survivors of the massacre was a baby girl, found 4 days after the massacre, lying beneath her mothers dead frozen body, her mother having protected her in death as she had in life. The baby girl, having survived the massacre and the blizzard with temperatures at 40 below zero, was then abducted by Brigadier General Colby as a trophy of the massacre, in his own words “a most interesting Indian relic”. via tapiocasunrise

Happy Thanksgiving!

afghanipoppy:

U.S. soldiers pose over a mass grave trench with some of the 300 bodies of innocent Native American Lakota Sioux, two-thirds women and children, massacred at Wounded Knee, Pine Ridge Reservation. One of the few survivors of the massacre was a baby girl, found 4 days after the massacre, lying beneath her mothers dead frozen body, her mother having protected her in death as she had in life. The baby girl, having survived the massacre and the blizzard with temperatures at 40 below zero, was then abducted by Brigadier General Colby as a trophy of the massacre, in his own words “a most interesting Indian relic”. via tapiocasunrise

Happy Thanksgiving!

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bradicalmang:

redguard:

“The true story of Thanksgiving reminds us that the U.S. was born in genocide and slavery — and that the empire today rests on the constant expansion of that.”
 
Native Blood: The Myth of Thanksgiving

Everything we know is a result of centuries of oppression and genocide. 

bradicalmang:

redguard:

“The true story of Thanksgiving reminds us that the U.S. was born in genocide and slavery — and that the empire today rests on the constant expansion of that.”

Native Blood: The Myth of Thanksgiving

Everything we know is a result of centuries of oppression and genocide. 

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#thanksgiving   #genocide   #native america   #pilgrims   #myth  
deepwithfuture:

djsupersoakxvx:

fight-war-not-wars:

humanequalsgarbage:

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it’s a dietary choice



Meat is not murder, it’s genocide.
“Genocide is the successful attempt by a dominant group, vested with formal authority and/or with preponderant access to the overall resources of power, to reduce by coercion or lethal violence the number of a minority group whose ultimate extermination is held desirable and useful and whose respective vulnerability is a major factor contributing to the decision for genocide.”

deepwithfuture:

djsupersoakxvx:

fight-war-not-wars:

humanequalsgarbage:

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it’s a dietary choice

Meat is not murder, it’s genocide.

“Genocide is the successful attempt by a dominant group, vested with formal authority and/or with preponderant access to the overall resources of power, to reduce by coercion or lethal violence the number of a minority group whose ultimate extermination is held desirable and useful and whose respective vulnerability is a major factor contributing to the decision for genocide.”

#meat   #animal cruelty   #go vegan   #genocide