Selective intervention of genocide

Areas of concern for the Genocide Intervention Network exclude Iraq and PalestineA chief backer of such films as DARFUR NOW and SAND AND SORROW is the GENOCIDE INTERVENTION NETWORK, who urge us “Never Again,” invoking the myth of western indifference to the tragedy of Rwanda. Through films like SAND AND SORROW they criticize American passivity in the face of their call to intervene. Actor George Clooney asks viewers to dial the GIN’s 1-800-GENOCIDE hotline for talking points to urge congress to action. He calls Darfur “the 21st Century’s first genocide.”
Despite the predominant focus on Darfur, the website features a map of other “areas of concern.” Notice anything missing? Palestine? Iraq? In fact the map would appear to exclude concern for the victimization of Muslims in Indonesia, Ceylon and the Philippines too.

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3 Responses to Selective intervention of genocide

  1. Avatar AndrewJ says:

    The ONLY indifference to the tragedy on this map is the red dot that is NOT shown.

    Genocide, both racial & ethnic cleansing & replacement, and foreign mining by the world’s largest US operated mine – West Papua. The Clinton Foundation also refused to acknowledge the worse Pacific HIV/AIDS epidemic ; so please DO read about the Yale University Law School 2004 report of this Genocide & about the why the same corporations who funded the Bush election in 1999 are profiteering & got the US Senate to silently remove Section 1115.

    Please so SAY NO to COLONIZATION and military repression by the Indonesian military and militia like Laskar Jihad against the indigenous people of West Papua.

  2. Avatar AndrewJ says:

    “Indonesian Human Rights Abuses in West Papua:
    Application of the Law of Genocide to the History of Indonesian Control”

    – a paper prepared for the Indonesian Human Rights Network by the Allard K Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Yale Law School.

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