Tag Archives: Armenian Genocide

Rambling Jack: So many problems with that plaque

Rambling Jack: So many problems with that plaque

Putting a plaque next to Arcata’s statue of President William McKinley to commemorate the Armenian Genocide makes about as much sense as using the Plaza’s Woman’s Christian Temperance Union drinking fountain to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. One thing has nothing to do with the other. McKinley had nothing to do with

After 100 years of denial, the Armenian Genocide must be acknowledged

Before Raphael Lemkin coined the word, there was a phenomenon that people worldwide referred to either as massacres or killings. We now know that phenomenon, the intent to destroy in whole or in part a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, by its name: GENOCIDE. Why, then, does the United States government (and many other

McKinley plaque proposal again approved in concept, despite city stonewalling

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Parks and Rec Committee has, for the second time, approved the general concept of a plaque to be posted near the statue of President William McKinley. The plaque would frame the 25th president’s Plaza effigy in the context of both imperialism and genocide, local and international.