End the veneration of the human rights violator Winston Churchill.
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Is there any city which is proud for having streets and squares in their municipality named after Adolf Hitler? No, no one. In fact there aren't any public places named after him. Numerous municipalities in Europe however feel unrestrained for having streets and squares named after Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill is venerated for liberating Europe and defeating Nazi Germany. A chapter which is unknown by many is the fact that he caused the Bengal famine in 1942/1943 which resulted in the dead of over 3 million Bengali. Although relief was offered by Canada, the US and Australia, Churchill refused their help. Read Madhusree Mukerjee: Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/soutikbiswas/2010/10/how_churchill_starved_india.html and: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/winston-churchill-adolf-hitler-no-better-shashi-tharoor-indian-politician-post-colonialist-author-a7641681.html Not long after that as he was prime minister in the fifties again in the UK his government suppressed violently the liberation movement of the Mau Mau in Kenya with concentration camps, gruesome torture and massmurder. Read: Caroline Elkins :Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/aug/18/uncovering-truth-british-empire-caroline-elkins-mau-mau At the same time his government suppressed the liberation movement in Malaysia with torture and concentration camps. Churchill is not worth our veneration as he is a massmurderer. Everyone who is sustaining this petition is asked to address themself to their municipality to change the name of the Avenue Churchill, die Churchill Strasse, het Churchillplein in names that commemorate the victims of the gruesome fate that they encountered by the hands of British colonialism Quotes of Churchill about India:
This was clearest in his attitude to India. When Mahatma Gandhi launched his campaign of peaceful resistance, Churchill raged that he "ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi, and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back." As the resistance swelled, he announced: "I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion." This hatred killed. To give just one, major, example, in 1943 a famine broke out in Bengal, caused – as the Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has proved – by the imperial policies of the British. Up to 3 million people starved to death while British officials begged Churchill to direct food supplies to the region. He bluntly refused. He raged that it was their own fault for "breeding like rabbits". At other times, he said the plague was "merrily" culling the population.
Quotes of Churchill about Kenya:
Churchill believed that Kenya's fertile highlands should be the preserve of the white settlers, and approved the clearing out of the local "blackamoors". He saw the local Kikuyu as "brutish children". When they rebelled under Churchill's post-war premiership, some 150,000 of them were forced at gunpoint into detention camps – later dubbed "Britain's gulag" by Pulitzer-prize winning historian, Professor Caroline Elkins.
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