Tag Archives: Genocide

How the west supported the Khmer Rouge

The late travel documentarian and TV chef Anthony Bourdain once said that “once you’ve been to Cambodia, you’ll never stop wanting to beat Henry Kissinger to death with your bare hands”.  Bourdain was reflecting on the legacy of the Cambodian genocide, a period in which around a million and a half Cambodians were murdered under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.  The

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The Australian Holocaust: Extinction of the Aboriginal Tasmanians

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

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