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Petition to President: Canadian Hellenic Congress, President: Pan Pontian Federation USA Canada, President: Pan Pontian Federation Greece, President: Pontian Federation Europe, President: Pontian Federation Australia, Editor:, Editor: Diktyomikrasiatis, Senator Leo Housakos, President: Pan Hellenic Pontian Federation, Ivan savvidis, Katerina Greek Pressnews Canada, Infognomonpolitics

All the victims of the Greek Genocide deserve recognition.

We the undersigned, hereby ask, that when Greek organizations, politicians or other groups seek recognition for the genocide of the native Greeks living in the former Ottoman Empire (today Turkey) between 1914-1923, that they do so by including all the Greek victims in the recognition. While we appreciate the actions of certain groups in seeking recognition to date, we find it historically incorrect, to only highlight the plight of, and seek recognition for, only one group of Greeks, and demand that such actions now take on a more inclusive tone. Between the years 1914-1923, Greeks from many regions of the former Ottoman Empire were victims of genocide as has been attested by the International Association of Genocide Scholars in 2007, numerous academics and scholars, and supported by a large amount of historical documentation including news reports, eye-witness accounts, statements by foreign officials who were present as well as relief workers and missionaries. We ask that all future recognitions, pay respects to all the Greek victims of the genocide, using terminology that does not divide the Greek victims based on region. We ask that all future recognitions refer to the Greek victims as Greeks regardless of which region they were from. For the sake of clarity and uniformity, we also ask that the genocide be referred to as a Greek Genocide, and strongly argue against giving the genocide multiple titles based on regions. A single title, used uniformly, is common practice when referring to a genocide, and is in line with other co-victims such as the Armenians and Assyrians, who refer to their genocide as an Armenian Genocide and Assyrian Genocide respectively. We remind those who do seek recognition, that approximately 1,000,000 Greeks perished during the Greek Genocide, and that all the victims were part of the same ethno-religious group, and they were all targeted equally, without distinction of region. We also ask the media to look beyond the calls for regional recognition, and to report on the genocide with a focus on inclusiveness, using terminology that does not divide the victims and confuse the public. More information: ---------------------------- ΟΛΑ ΤΑ ΘΥΜΑΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΓΕΝΟΚΤΟΝΙΑΣ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ ΑΞΙΖΟΥΝ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΡΙΣΗ Εμείς, οι κάτωθι υπογεγραμμένοι, καλούμε ελληνικές οργανώσεις, πολιτικούς ή άλλες ομάδες, που επιδιώκουν την αναγνώριση της γενοκτονίας των Ελλήνων που ζούσαν στην πρώην Οθωμανική Αυτοκρατορία (σημερινή Τουρκία) μεταξύ των ετών 1914-1923, να το κάνουν συμπεριλαμβάνοντας όλα τα ελληνικής καταγωγής θύματα στην εν λόγω αναγνώριση. Αν και εκτιμούμε τις ενέργειες ορισμένων ομάδων που έχουν ζητήσει μέχρι στιγμής αναγνώριση, το θεωρούμε ιστορικά λανθασμένο να υπογραμμίζουν τα δεινά και να ζητούν αναγνώριση μόνο για μία ομάδα Ελλήνων, και απαιτούμε τέτοιες ενέργειες τώρα να υιοθετήσουν ένα πιο συνεκτικό τόνο. Μεταξύ των ετών 1914-1923, Έλληνες από πολλές περιοχές της πρώην Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας ήταν θύματα γενοκτονίας, όπως επιβεβαιώθηκε από τη Διεθνή Ένωση των Μελετητών περί Γενοκτονίας το 2007, από πολυάριθμους ακαδημαϊκούς και μελετητές και έχει υποστηριχτεί από ένα μεγάλο αριθμό ιστορικών τεκμηρίων, συμπεριλαμβανομένων ιστορικών ντοκουμέντων, αυτόπτων μαρτύρων, δηλώσεων ξένων υπαλλήλων που ήταν παρόντες καθώς και ανθρωπιστικών φορέων και ιεραποστόλων. Ζητούμε όλες οι μελλοντικές αναγνωρίσεις να αποτίουν φόρο τιμής σε όλα τα ελληνικής καταγωγής θύματα της γενοκτονίας, χρησιμοποιώντας όρους που δεν διαχωρίζουν τα θύματα με βάση την περιοχή όπου ζούσαν. Ζητούμε όλες οι μελλοντικές αναγνωρίσεις, να αναφέρονται στα θύματα ελληνικής καταγωγής ως «Έλληνες», ανεξαρτήτως από την περιοχή από όπου προέρχονταν. Για λόγους σαφήνειας και ομοιομορφίας, ζητάμε επίσης, η γενοκτονία να αναφέρεται ως Γενοκτονία των Ελλήνων ή Ελληνική Γενοκτονία και αντιτιθόμαστε έντονα στο να δίνονται πολλαπλοί τίτλοι στη γενοκτονία με βάση τις περιοχές. Ένας ενιαίος τίτλος, που χρησιμοποιείται από κοινού, αποτελεί συνήθη πρακτική σε αναφορές σε γενοκτονία και στην εν λόγω περίπτωση, θα ευθυγραμμιστεί με τις άλλες ομάδες συν-θυμάτων, όπως οι Αρμένιοι και οι Ασσύριοι, οι οποίοι αναφέρονται στη γενοκτονία τους ως Γενοκτονία των Αρμενίων και Γενοκτονία των Ασσυρίων αντίστοιχα. Υπενθυμίζουμε σε όσους αναζητούν αναγνώριση, ότι περίπου 1.000.000 Έλληνες έχασαν τη ζωή τους κατά τη γενοκτονία και ότι όλα τα θύματα ήταν μέλη της ίδιας εθνοθρησκευτικής ομάδας και οι θύτες στόχευαν τα θύματα χωρίς διάκριση της περιοχής που ζούσαν. Ζητάμε επίσης από τα μέσα μαζικής ενημέρωσης, να βλέπουν πέρα από τις προσκλήσεις αναγνώρισης σε περιφερειακό επίπεδο και να αναφέρονται στη γενοκτονία με έμφαση στην ενσωμάτωση, χρησιμοποιώντας ορολογία που δεν διαχωρίζει τα θύματα και συγχέει το κοινό. Περισσότερα:Γενοκτονια_των_Ελληνων

Greek Genocide Resource Center
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Update posted 2 years ago

Petition to United Nations Information Centre, Malcolm Turnbull MP, Bill Shorten

Vote of No Confidence in the National Native Title Tribunal

Please support the First People of Australia who are misrepresented by an illicit entity the National Native Title Tribunal. The National Native Title Tribunal was Never Endorsed by the Original Sovereigns (Aboriginal & Islander Peoples) to the Lands of Australia to represent or claim management of their Ancestral Homelands. As Original Sovereigns to these lands The First Peoples of this Country are Not have never been legitimately Australian Citizens nor are We the Descendants of Britain for Laws to be made for or applied to Originals of this Country. The First Peoples of Australia Never Ceded / Treatied / Sold or made any Agreements with British Australia to claim ownership of their Ancestral Homelands.  Under the Keating Govenment the National Native Title Tribunal Act 1993 was established one year after Mabo Cases 1 & 2 in the High Court, the outcome proved that the lands of Australia were Not Terra Nullius (lands without occupants) but were Occupied by the First Peoples that set a precedence the Federal Govt needed to amend for the First People. This legislation was Not Land Rights nor did it give any Original Peoples Rights or Justice.  Many Tribes and Communities were not consulted in the development of the National Native Title Tribunal this legislation has proven not operate in the best interests of the First People but benefits Corporate Australia, Private Enterprise, Mining Interests etc. The NNTT did not take into the account the Invasion of Lands, the Inter-tribal Dependancy within an area, Traditional Inter-tribal Gathering Places, the Original Peoples Occupations, the Resistance Defending Homelands, the Legacy of Dispossession & Incarcerations of the First Peoples, the Destruction to Cultural, Sacred and Significant Connections to Country & Waterways including Songlines. Applicants are required to cede their Sovereign Rights to the Crown and under the confines of Federal legislation can only access Crown lands and food sources under legislative parameters. There is No formal training for Applicants to understand their Rights as an Applicant to the Native Title and limited or no input to modify destructive pathways. The National Native Title Tribunal only benefits the Employees of the NNTT. & monies acquired from Authorizing Deals does not benefit Communities but Individual family groups who in many of the cases are not the rightful applicants. The dysfunction, stress and trauma the NNTT and their processes have caused throughout the First Peoples communities of Australia has caused both Physical & Lateral Violent episodes that in many cases are ongoing with No Resolutions in place, and they are not held accountable. They do not consider or support our Customary Laws of Governance which lies with our Senior Peoples making the final decisions on matters which may include a number of Elders and not one individual as seen to happen. Do not support people with requests to research their history nor do they resolve or pay participants consultancy fees when using their knowledge Connections to country are based on british australian records and accounts and the First Peoples testimonies are disregarded & invalidated Native Title has proven to distort records and maps disregarding ongoing requests to remedy these accounts, in many cases throughout Australia authorised deals with mining companies, including Coal Seam Gas has caused tremendous damage to lands and waterways with no restoration practices put in place. Our people did not consent to this very destructive force being the only option to access lands under Australian Legislations. The NNTT is using a democratic system of voting that conflicts with Customary Law practices. Sovereigns to these lands did not consent nor were they consulted in the establishment of the National Native Title Tribunal which has caused tremendous damage to our Communities, Ancestral Homelands, Culture, Customary Laws, Spirituality and Way of Life. The R Recognition Campaign in operation at this present time reveals that the First People are not in the Constitution, how is the Australia Governments justifying applying their laws to the First People, we need to get this right Australia. Sovereign Rights is Human Rights Yuway    

Karen Cummins Coghill
283 supporters