Freedom from Greed. One Liberty One World. Indigenous American wise and kind advice…
Treat the earth and all that dwells therein with respect.
Remain close to the great spirit.
Show great respect to your fellow beings.
Work together for the benefit of all mankind.
Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
Do what you know to be right.
Look after the wellbeing of mind and body.
Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.
Be truthful and honest at all times.
Take full responsibility for your actions.
American Indian Holocaust
The powerful and hard-hitting documentary, American Indian Holocaust, is quite possibly the only film that reveals the link between the Nazi holocaust, which claimed at least 6 million Jews, and the American Holocaust which claimed, according to conservative estimates, 19 million Indigenous People.
It is seldom noted anywhere in fact, be it in textbooks or on the internet, that Hitler studied Americas Indian policy, and used it as a model for what he termed the final solution.
He wasnt the only one either. Its not explicitly mentioned in the film, but its well known that members of the National Party government in South Africa studied the American approach before they introduced the system of racial apartheid, which lasted from 1948 to 1994. Other fascist regimes, for instance, in South and Central America, studied the same policy.
Noted even less frequently, Canadas Aboriginal policy was also closely examined for its psychological properties. America always took the more wide-open approach, for example, by decimating the Buffalo to get rid of a primary food source, by introducing pox blankets, and by giving $1 rewards to settlers in return for scalps of Indigenous Men, women, and children, among many, many other horrendous acts. Canada, on the other hand, was more bureaucratic about it. They used what I like to call the gentlemans touch, because instead of extinguishment, Canada sought to remove the Indian from the Man and the Women and the Child, through a long-term, and very specific program of internal breakdown and replacement call it assimilation. America had its own assimilation program, but Canada was far more technical about it.
Perhaps these points would have been more closely examined in American Holocaust if the film had been completed. The films director, Joanelle Romero, says shes been turned down from all sources of funding since she began putting it together in 1995.
Perhaps its just not good business to invest in something that tells so much truth? In any event, Romero produced a shortened, 29-minute version of the film in 2001, with the hope of encouraging new funders so she could complete American Holocaust. Eight years on, Romero is still looking for funds.
American Holocaust may never become the 90-minute documentary Romero hoped to create, to help expose the most substantial act of genocide that the world has ever seen one that continues even as you read these words.
Geronimo: Chiricahua Apache Resistance
For years, Apache tribes had resisted the advance of the pioneers and their threat to the traditional ways of life. But Geronimo fought the longest, becoming one of the most famous, feared and misunderstood Indian warriors in our history. Now at last, descendants of those Apaches who fought so long ago tell their story as it has never been told.
Genocides in History
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group. It is defined in Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the groups conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
The preamble to the CPPCG not only states that “genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations and condemned by the civilized world”, but that “at all periods of history genocide has inflicted great losses on humanity”.
Determining what historical events constitute a genocide and which are merely criminal or inhuman behavior is not a clear-cut matter. In nearly every case where accusations of genocide have circulated, partisans of various sides have fiercely disputed the interpretation and details of the event, often to the point of promoting wildly different versions of the facts. An accusation of genocide is certainly not taken lightly and will almost always be controversial. The following list of genocides and alleged genocides should be understood in this context and cannot be regarded as the final word on these subjects.
- 1 Alternative meanings of genocide
- 2 Timeline of genocides
- 2.1 Before 1490
- 2.2 1490 to 1914
- 2.3 1915 to 1950
- 2.3.1 Ottoman Empire/Turkey
- 2.3.2 Soviet Union
- 2.3.3 Nazi Germany and occupied Europe
- 2.3.4 Croatia
- 2.3.5 Ukrainian Nationalists
- 2.3.6 Dominican Republic
- 2.3.7 Partition of India in 1947
- 2.3.8 Republic of China and Tibet
- 2.4 1951 to 2000
- 2.4.1 Expulsion of Germans after World War II
- 2.4.2 Australia 1900-1969
- 2.4.3 Zanzibar
- 2.4.4 Guatemala 1968-1996
- 2.4.5 Pakistan (Bangladesh War of 1971)
- 2.4.6 Burundi 1972 and 1993
- 2.4.7 Rwanda 1994
- 2.4.8 North Korea
- 2.4.9 Equatorial Guinea
- 2.4.10 Cambodia
- 2.4.11 East Timor under Indonesian occupation
- 2.4.12 Dirty War in Argentina
- 2.4.13 Sabra-Shatila, Lebanon
- 2.4.14 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
- 2.4.15 US invasion of Vietnam
- 2.4.16 Ethiopia
- 2.4.17 Iraqi Kurds
- 2.4.18 India
- 2.4.19 Tibet
- 2.4.20 Brazil
- 2.4.21 Democratic Republic of Congo
- 2.4.22 Somalia
- 2.4.23 Azerbaijan
- 3 International prosecution of genocide
- 4 See also
- 5 Footnotes
- 6 References