Wednesday, August 15, 2001

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  • Rhodes, Race and Reparations

    Since the end of World War II, governments and businesses have come to accept reparations as one means of makingamends for past injustices. Germany paid $60 billion to Holocaust survivors. The US government has paid millions toJapanese-Americans who were interned during the war. And the Canadian and Australian governments have paid theirindigenous peoples in both money and land.

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    "The Look of Silence": Will New Film Force U.S. to Acknowledge Role in 1965 Indonesian Genocide?
    October 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the 1965 genocide in Indonesia that left over one million people dead. Human rights groups are circulating petitions calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge its role in the genocide and to release CIA, military and other governmental records related to the mass killings. The United States provided the Indonesian army with financial, military and intelligence support at the time of the mass killings. Today we look at the pursuit of one Indonesian man confronting his...