Chicago meeting: The Srebrenica Genocide, 20 Years After

July 19, 2015

DATE: Monday, July 27, 2015, 6:30 PM
PLACE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

The Srebrenica Genocide, 20 Years After


Over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered at Srebrenica, Bosnia, in July 1995. This genocidal war crime, committed by Serb militias under the command of Gen. Ratko Mladic, was the worst atrocity committed on European soil since World War II.  At the same time, over 30,000 Bosniak women, children and the old were forced from their homes. During the three years of war, thousands of Bosnian women were brutally raped, many murdered, many sexually tortured, all as a deliberate tactic of war to target and savage civilians and non-combatants; to destroy a people determined to live a multi-ethnic existence.

A skull exhumed at a mass grave site in the village of Budak, near the Memorial Center of Potocari, in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. The site contains approximately 100 bodies of Bosnian Muslims, victims of Bosnian Serb ethnic cleansing in the summer of 1995.

In the 20 years since, Srebrenica and the Bosnian struggle against genocide have only taken on greater significance in a Post-Cold War world marked by sectarian and ethnic conflicts fed by a decaying capitalist order. Meanwhile, the fight for justice has continued in Bosnia itself.

Join us for a free and open discussion of the philosophy and politics of anti-imperialism and human freedom.

Speaker: Gerry Emmett, “World In View” columnist for News & Letters

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