Human Rights Violations from Discrimination to Genocide

Genocides and Crimes Against Humanity

September 11, 2001

Oklahoma City Bombing

Native Americans (Trail of Tears)

Hiroshima/Nagasaki 

Rwanda

Bosnia/Kosovo/Croatia

Tibet

NOTE:  Please be aware that some of the links below may have graphic photographs. Also, keep in mind that these are just starting places. For many  of you, it may be all you need. For others, there may be a particular aspect you may wish to delve further into. You may need to do a separate  search for that information.  Remember to enclose phrases in quotes.

 

September 11, 2001

CNN.com In-Depth Special: War Against Terrorism - includes background on Afghanistan and Bin Laden.

BBC News: War on Terror - be sure to scroll down to Background for coverage on Who are the Taliban?

Frontline: Hunting bin Laden - a look at Osama Bin Laden and his supporters, in the context of the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa, attack on the USS Cole, and the terrorist attack of September 11th.

September 11 Attacks Crimes Against Humanity: The Aftermath - links from Human Rights Watch.

September 11 Web Archive - analysis and commentary.

Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders: World Islamic Front Statement - statement from Osama bin Laden and his associates purports to be a religious ruling (fatwa) requiring the killing of Americans, both civilian and military.

FAS Intelligence Resource System: Terrorism - extensive links on background on terrorism and threat assessments from the Federation of American Scientists.


Oklahoma City Bombing

Oklahoma Bombing Chronology - chronology of events, with links, from the Washington Post.

Oklahoma City Bombing/Timothy McVeigh Trial - links from Yahoo!Directory to background information on the bombing and the bomber.

The New American - Issues in Focus: The Oklahoma City Bombing - right-wing publication covering the tragedy and what led up to it.

 

Native Americans (Trail of Tears)

Yahoo!Directory: Trail of Tears - links to articles and essays; includes background information.

Trail of Tears - includes statistics and maps.

John G. Burnett’s Story of the Removal of the Cherokees  - account of the Trail of Tears, 50 years later, by a US soldier who had escorted the Indians to Oklahoma as a young private.

 

Rwanda

The Triumph of Evil - from PBS Frontline.

Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda - extensive links covering all aspects of the genocide from Human Rights Watch.

Rwanda's Genocide Tribunal on Trial - coverage from the BBC; be sure to click on Key Stories and Background links in sidebar.

Children of Rwanda's Genocide - photographs of orphans and street children by Vanessa Vick, and accompanying essay, from the New York Times.

 

Tibet

The Tibetan Government in Exile - extensive links about the conflict and human rights.

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy - enter the site and click on the links for information and reports on human rights violations.

 

Bosnia/Kosovo/Croatia

Frontline - site explaining the Serbian genocide.

WashingtonPost.com: Balkans Report- Croatia - history which explains the hatred in the region.

 

Hiroshima/Nagasaki

Atomic Bomb Decision -  full-text of numerous documents dealing with the decision to use the atomic bomb.

Remembering Nagasaki - Memory exhibit with testimonials and photographs.


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