In 1965, the Indonesian Army began an anti-communist purge that would lead to the massacre of at least 500,000 people. Recently declassified documents have revealed that both London and Washington had a guiding hand.
There is little in British colonial history that casts as dark a shadow as what some have labelled the Aboriginal Tasmanian genocide. At the time of British settlement in 1803 there were an estimated four to seven thousand Indigenous Tasmanians, by 1847 there were just 147. While some mixed-race communities endured, the last full-blooded Tasmanian, Truganini, died in Hobart in