Remembering the 1994 Rwanda Genocide

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In 100 days in 1994, somewhere between 500,000 and 1,000,000 people were killed in an ethnic conflict in Rwanda. This included up to 70% of the Tutsi population. Fueled by political conflict and the effects of European imperialism, this mass killing was carried out openly as the international community watched and did nothing. UN forces were present in Rwanda and armed with weapons much greater than the machetes of the perpetrators but they were not allowed to act and were in some cases even withdrawn from areas of conflict. We should not forget these lost lives or our own inaction, which allowed for their deaths.

For a more complete picture, please read: "We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families" by Philip Gourevitch (1999).

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released October 1, 2016

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Functional Objects is a media label based in Novelty, OH. It is focused on releasing multimedia works in new formats as well as limited and archived releases from exceptional artists. Email functionalobjects@gmail.com with questions, submissions etc.

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