Marc Jampole: Urge Your Representatives to Vote for the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

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Take time out from presidential politics to urge elected officials to vote for Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act 

Strange as it might seem, we can predict genocides and other atrocities committed against groups of our fellow humans with a certain degree of accuracy. Those who pursue genocides—be it a totalitarian ruler, army, political party, tribe or nation—give off a lot of signs ahead of time. Harbingers include past ethnic tensions, persistent conflict, lawlessness, sporadic outbreaks, threats against groups, mass property confiscation, mass media campaigns and displaced populations.

By intervening early, the nations of the world can prevent atrocities from occurring by using diplomatic, political, financial, and intelligence resources. The biggest impediment to precluding a mass murder or rape rampage before the shooting and herding begin is the difficulty in coordinating the various sources of information and aid needed to identify and then address the situations that could develop into genocides or other atrocities. As the world’s largest economy, second largest democracy (after India) and most powerful military machine, the United States could play a large role in preventing future atrocities.

Source: Marc Jampole: Urge Your Representatives to Vote for the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act     GAP-Act_Org-Statement

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Please inform yourself and share, better to prevent than to heal!! greetings, Kitt

 

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