March 13, 2006
Although much has been written about the PBS broadcast offer to public television stations of Andrew Goldberg's "The Armenian Genocide" and optional panel discussion, I was surprised that, in Aris Janigian's "PBS' perverse genocide debate" (Opinion, March 9), The Times failed to note that KCET, this community's public television station, has never had either program in its April program schedule. KCET decided some time ago to acquire the broadcast rights to "Le Genocide Armenien," an English-language film from Laurence Jourdan.
April 16, 2004
Regarding Crispin Sartwell's "The Genocidal Killer in the Mirror," Commentary, April 11: I could not agree more. I was wondering when somebody would point out this obvious truth. But let's get the genders right. It is only true if the face in the mirror is male. Maxine Del Gallo El Monte
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1994
In your editorial, "Genocide and Genes" (May 8), you argue that genocide is a " 'natural' action" and that humans, like lower primates, "have a collective capacity for genocide." If this tendency is indeed a part of our genetic endowment, then its universality as a behavior should be present in all cultures. Clearly it is not. Granted, 17 genocides between 1950 and 1990 is horrific, but this ugly statistic does not prove that genes played any role in the course of these events.
November 5, 2000
Re "Washington Caved In to Turkey Over Armenia," by Johnathan Clarke, Commentary, Oct. 27: The British government's position regarding the Armenian allegations [of genocide], as declared at the House of Lords on July 13, is as follows: "In the absence of unequivocal evidence to show that the Ottoman administration took a specific decision to eliminate the Armenians, British governments have not recognized the events of 1915-16 as genocide." The British attempt at the end of World War I to punish Ottoman officials on the charges of massacre ended with the dropping of all charges due to the lack of evidence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1987 |
When George Apelian knocked at the door of the Turkish Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard on Friday, no one answered. He knocked again, rang the bell, and finally, pounded with his fist. "It's April 24," he said in frustration. "We are here again." For Armenians like Apelian, April 24 is the Day of Remembrance for the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks. Armenians say 1.
April 10, 2004
Samantha Power ("Remember the Blood Frenzy of Rwanda," Opinion, April 4) and many other commentators who address this tragedy seem to spend all their time blaming the U.S. and analyzing what went wrong in the State Department. Please, not one person in the U.S. took up a machete. After what our country had just gone through in Somalia, how can anyone blame the government for a failure to act in Rwanda? The State Department had been warned for years that something "might" happen in Rwanda, and by the time the killing started in earnest and the scope of it was understood, it is not at all clear that the U.S. could have done anything to stop it, even if the powers that be had had the information necessary to make such a decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2013 |
A charity walk to raise money and awareness for survivors of genocide around the world will take place Sunday in the Fairfax district. The seventh annual Walk to End Genocide will start at Pan Pacific Park in the 7600 block of Beverly Boulevard. Events start at 9 a.m. and will end by 2 p.m. The walk is being sponsored by Jewish World Watch. The walk is a 5K (just over 3 miles) around the park on paved surfaces. Registration fees are $12 for students and $20 for adults. Money raised from the event goes toward helping survivors of genocide and mass atrocities rebuild their lives through various relief projects, which can include everything from education to medical aid. The people of the Sudan and Congo are among the beneficiaries. The walk will be followed by a Global Village fair that will include food and craft booths, music and performances by spoken-word artists.
October 19, 2007 |
A Rwandan accused of coordinating the massacre of as many as 25,000 people in one incident has been arrested in France, the United Nations said. Dominique Ntawukuriryayo was detained by French police in the southern town of Carcassonne this week and is to be transferred to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, in the coming days.
February 21, 2013 |
A year after her first trial ended without a verdict, a Rwandan-born woman was convicted by a second jury Thursday of lying about her role in Rwanda's 1994 genocide to gain entry to the United States. A judge immediately stripped 43-year-old Beatrice Munyenyezi of her citizenship, 10 years after she was granted it in the same Concord, N.H., courthouse where her two trials took place. Munyenyezi became the fourth member of her family to be convicted of crimes stemming from Rwanda's 1994 political turmoil and genocide, which left hundreds of thousands of people dead across the East African nation.