#CallItAGenocide – September 15, 2021

#CallItAGenocide Pt. 1

1. As you read this tweet, there’s a genocide happening today in the Tigray region of north Ethiopia. Hundreds of thousands are dying, and millions more are at risk, yet the @UN and @SecBlinken are refusing to intervene and #CallItAGenocide. #CallItAGenocide https://www.teenvogue.com/story/tigray-ethiopia-genocide

2. Definition of Genocide: -Killing members -Causing serious bodily/mental harm -Deliberately inflicting physical destruction -Imposing measures intended to prevent births -Forcibly transferring children Ethiopia has committed all of the above. #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide

3. More than 10 months of genocide, yet @UN @antonioguterres @POTUS and the rest of the international community only provides their “concern”. When will they call a spade a spade? When will they #CallItAGenocide? When will they force @AbiyAhmedAli to end the #TigrayGenocide?

4. If the US and UN #CallItAGenocide, they have the ability to help save millions of Tigrayans currently at risk of dying due to man-man famine. Tigray cannot wait another day! @WhiteHouse @StateDept @USUN @SecBlinken @SamanthaJPower #TigrayGenocide https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57422168

5. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (@SFRCdems) said, “All abusers must be held to account” in regards to sexual assault in Tigray. But how will you create accountability if you don’t #CallItAGenocide and activate international law? @SenatorMenendez https://twitter.com/SFRCdems/status/1425917223160487937

6. .@BillClinton said “we could have saved 300,000 lives in Rwanda” if he would’ve acted sooner during the #RwandaGenocide. @SecBlinken @POTUS “Never again” is happening right now! #CallItAGenocide before it’s too late for Tigray. @RwandaRemembers @UNOSAPG https://www.cnbc.com/id/100546207

7. .@SecBlinken @USAmbUN – have you forgotten what you learned from Rwanda, Darfur, and Myanmar? Take action in Tigray before it’s too late. Save the lives of Tigrayans TODAY and #CallitAGenocide. #TigrayGenocide @UnderSecStateJ @UnderSecStateP https://www.npr.org/2019/04/07/710781480/whats-been-learned-about-genocide-since-rwanda

8. Sign the petition demanding the international community label the atrocities in Tigray a genocide! #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-the-united-states-must-label-the-atrocities-in-tigray-a-genocide-68de29b2-5965-4f1d-8a8a-f5c7a49e353d?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=0cce1fb0-964f-11eb-bab2-43068c2ee6d5

9. “Detention and killing of Tigrayans bears the hallmarks of genocide as defined by international law.” How much more evidence do you need? @antonioguterres @USAmbUN @SecBlinken #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/05/africa/ethiopia-tigray-humera-sudan-bodies-cmd-intl/index.html

10. To add insult to injury, the @UN has allowed #ETH to investigate its own crimes in #TigrayGenocide. The people of Tigray deserve an honest independent investigation free of self-serving bias. @unicefchief @ChrisVanHollen @SenatorCardin #CallItAGenocide https://news.yahoo.com/un-probe-ethiopias-tigray-didnt-145751212.html

11. Although appointed leaders vowed to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, they have failed miserably. How do you reconcile this? #CallItAGenocide and treat it as such. @RepGregoryMeeks @HouseForeign https://www.un.org/en/chronicle/article/responsibility-protect

12. “Reports indicate that more than 17,000 Tigrayan members of the Ethiopian military have been detained & face torture and execution.” When will the @UN allow an honest independent investigation of the crimes committed by Ethiopia? #CallItAGenocide @hrw https://omnatigray.org/the-mass-arrest-of-tigrayans-in-ethiopia/

13. After burning crops & looting food in Tigray, the Ethiopian govt has systematically blocked Tigray from receiving aid using hardline bureaucracy while appearing it’s been granting access. #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide @JanezLenarcic @KellyTClements https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopias-tigray-crisis-millions-risk-175416640.html

Stages of Genocide

1. 1st stage of genocide: CLASSIFICATION. Tigrayans are classified based on ethnicity on their ID cards leading to ethnic profiling the @UNOSAPG states is “a dangerous trajectory that heightens the risk of genocide.” @UN #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/12/world/africa/Ethiopia-Tigray-ethnic.html?.?mc=aud_dev&ad-keywords=auddevgate&gclid=CjwKCAjwyvaJBhBpEiwA8d38vBFqNHKnQKasDG7WU4rWRA6iqlwhfQke44o3i2iUobYm0I7JlDwG0xoCShwQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

2. 2nd stage of genocide: SYMBOLIZATION. .@AbiyAhmedAli has symbolized Tigrayans through slurs like “junta”, in what leaders throughout Ethiopia have described as deliberately exacerbating hatred between ethnic groups. @UN #CallitAGenocide https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/07/africa/abiy-ahmed-ethiopia-tigray-conflict-cmd-intl/index.html

3. 3rd stage of genocide: DISCRIMINATION. Ethnic profiling of Tigrayans began shortly after @AbiyAhmedAli came to power & intensified during the #TigrayGenocide. Tigrayans across Ethiopia have been arrested simply for speaking Tigrinya. @UN #CallItAGenocide https://apnews.com/article/africa-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-b1a97f2569592f499565bfb6e673dc3d

4. 4th stage of genocide: DEHUMANIZATION. From “daytime hyenas” to “weeds” and “cancers,” @AbiyAhmedAli has repeatedly associated Tigrayans with something to fear and eradicate. @UN #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/abiys-pledge-to-crush-weeds-of-tigray-raises-fears-of-genocide-in-ethiopia-sx0xkqb2v

5. 5th stage of genocide: ORGANIZATION. Ethiopia has deployed federal forces, militias, & allied Eritrean forces into Tigray. They’ve even called upon everyday citizens to join the war to defeat Tigray “once & for all.” @UN #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ethiopia-tigray-war-1.6136713?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

6. 6th stage of genocide: POLARIZATION. Propaganda about the war on Tigray by Ethiopian state-sponsored media and @AbiyAhmedAli along with ongoing hate speech about Tigrayans, has further intensified the violence against them. @UN #CallItAGenocide https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/documents/2021-07-30_Statement-on-situation-in-Ethiopia.pdf

7. 7th stage of genocide: PREPARATION. As Tigray prepared for election, @AbiyAhmedAli indirectly threatened civilians, “Young people should not die, mothers should not cry & houses should not be demolished so politicians can take power.” @UN #CallItAGenocide https://www.yahoo.com/now/ethiopias-abiy-warns-opposition-power-grab-amid-pandemic-090005160.html

8. 8th stage of genocide: PERSECUTION. Masses of Tigrayans are arbitrarily arrested in preparation for their extermination. These detainees include children as young as 3 whose only crime is being Tigrayan. @UN @SecBlinken #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide https://apnews.com/article/africa-ethiopia-ef9cd35dfd9e5b941cf7a1fa96a47fbf

9. 9th stage of genocide: TERMINATION: With at least a dozen massacres, Ethiopia has indulged in the killing of Tigrayans due to their ethnicity. Now they’re starving Tigray with a man-made famine. @UN @SecBlinken – act now! #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/09/ethiopia-tigray-bodies-recovered-sudan-river-elbagir-pkg-intl-lead-vpx.cnn

10. 10th stage of genocide? DENIAL: @AbiyAhmedAli has denied atrocities in Tigray from the onset. From denying Eritrean presence in the conflict, to denying hunger in Tigray, Abiy has lied about the brutality of the #TigrayGenocide. @UN #CallItAGenocide https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-57551057

#CallItAGenocide Pt. 2

1. “In many of the armed conflicts that have ignited in recent years, parties to the conflict are consciously violating international humanitarian law.” How can the @UN continue to let Ethiopia disregard human life in Tigray? @USAmbUN #CallItAGenocide https://www.un.org/en/chronicle/article/responsibility-protect

2. A government that commits Genocide should never be trusted to investigate its own crimes on humanity. This is absurd! The @UN is failing miserably at its responsibility to protect Tigrayan civilians. #CallItAGenocide @mbachelet @SecBlinken @LindaT_G https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/13/un-probe-in-ethiopias-tigray-didnt-reach-axum-massacre

3. How much longer will Ethiopia & Eritrea be enabled by the @UN to break international law? Appointed leaders must exercise their responsibility to protect civilians and call this conflict what it is – #CallItAGenocide. @JosepBorrellF @antonioguterres @hrw https://www.un.org/en/chronicle/article/responsibility-protect

4. “They began to harass & beat customers and employees and demanded to see their identity documents, before taking five people, all ethnic Tigrayans.” When will the @UN understand that it’s time to #CallItAGenocide? @VietNam_UN @franceonu @KenyaMissionUN https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/press-release/2021/07/ethiopia-end-arbitrary-detentions-of-tigrayans-activists-and-journalists-in-addis-ababa-and-reveal-whereabouts-of-unaccounted-detainees/

5. Countless reports of #TigrayGenocide are out there with supporting evidence, yet appointed leaders choose to fail humanity. Tigray needs justice. Will you at least #CallItAGenocide? @RepKarenBass @RepGregoryMeeks @SenBooker @SenatorRisch @SenSchumer https://omnatigray.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/September-2021-Situation-Report.pdf

6. It is the obligation of the International community to intervene when a matter like the #TigrayGenocide is progressively getting worse. It is your Responsibility to Protect (R2P). When will you #CallItAGenocide? @UN @AmbMKimani @mbachelet @LindaT_G https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-minority-ethnic-cleansing-sudan-world-news-842741eebf9bf0984946619c0fc15023

7. If @UN member states do not intervene to stop the #TigrayGenocide, then it gives other nations the ‘okay’ to commit genocide. When will the cycle of abuse stop? When will you #CallItAGenocide? @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia @HouseForeign https://www.un.org/en/chronicle/article/responsibility-protect

8. After looting and destroying Tigray’s resources, Ethiopia declared a siege in the name of a fake “unilateral ceasefire” only to continue to use hunger as a weapon of war.” It’s time to #CallItAGenocide. @NorwayUN @irishmissionun @EstoniaUN @SVG_UN https://euobserver.com/world/152370

9. When Ethiopian leaders vowed to “destroy and wipe out Tigrayans for 100 years to come” to @Haavisto, that was a clear message the intent was genocide. #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide @mbachelet @POTUS @DicarloRosemary @RwandaRemembers @Coalition4GR https://tinyurl.com/y9xzwmuv

10. “Many people believe that it is now genocidal, that what is a political intent to destroy is becoming now an intent to destroy, in whole or part, a people,” says Elbagir. #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide @SVG_UN @MexOnu @UKUN_NewYork @EUAmbUS https://tinyurl.com/uxnzbcv6

11. Ethiopia used massacres, rape, starvation, looting & destruction of public infrastructures (hospitals, schools, religious centers, etc.) as a weapon of war systematically, to carryout its job of genocide. @RepDeanPhillips @repdarrellissa #CallItAGenocide https://tinyurl.com/2tbv8fhj

12. Invading forces systematically attacked Tigray’s health centers to deny civilian patients access to healthcare. As a result, many of the region’s most vulnerable were left untreated and later died. #CallItAGenocide @RepAnnWagner @RepSires @RepScottPerry https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-stories/news/widespread-destruction-health-facilities-ethiopias-tigray-region

13. The war crimes against humanity have been mounting for nearly a year and the international community has failed to at a minimum, #CallItAGenocide. Justice delayed is justice denied. Tigray needs our swift action immediately! @USUN @UNGeneva @USAmbUN https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/09/ethiopia-tigray-bodies-recovered-sudan-river-elbagir-pkg-intl-lead-vpx.cnn

14. What will it take for the @UN to act on their responsibility to provide Tigray with a UN-led only independent investigation? That it’s time to #CallItAGenocide. That it’s time to ACT NOW! @antonioguterres @JosepBorrellF @ASteiner @UN_Women @UN_HRC https://twitter.com/ritafrenchfcdo/status/1437423134148374533?s=21

15. EU rep @Haavisto confirmed Ethiopian officials reiterated to him on his visit that they want to wipe out Tigrayans from the face of the earth. It’s an injustice to the victims to not #CallItAGenocide. @RepJuanVargas @RepChrisSmith @SenatorRisch https://apnews.com/article/europe-ethiopia-africa-ffd3dc3faf15d0501fd87cafe274e65a

#CallItAGenocide Pt. 3

1. “In addition to blocking desperately needed food aid, the Ethiopian govt has cut off all essential supplies to Tigray, including electricity, telecommunications, internet access, & supplies of cash & fuel.” #CallItAGenocide @HouseForeign @SenateForeign https://omnatigray.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/September-2021-Situation-Report.pdf

2. Ms. Alice Nderitu of @UNOSAPG received reports of serious human rights violations & abuses including extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, looting of property, mass executions & impeded humanitarian access. When will the @UN #CallItAGenocide? https://f24.my/7ShE.T

3. ‘Rape has been used as a weapon of war; a @USAID report includes testimony from a woman who recalled her rapist saying he was “cleansing the bloodlines” of Tigrayan women.’ What is being used is the language of genocide. @HouseForeign #CallItAGenocide https://www.vox.com/22370629/ethiopia-tigray-eritrea-amhara-war-ethnic-cleansing

4. “They also bring proof of an official attempt at what is being called ethnic cleansing in the form of a new identity card that eliminates all traces of Tigray, as confirmed to @AP by 9 refugees from different communities.” #CallItAGenocide @UnderSecT @UN https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-minority-ethnic-cleansing-sudan-world-news-842741eebf9bf0984946619c0fc15023

5. “The women that have been raped say that the things that they say to them when they were raping them is that they need to change their identity — to either Amharize them or at least leave their Tigrinya status.” #CallItAGenocide @BinghamtonIGMAP @GCR2P https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/19/africa/ethiopia-tigray-rape-investigation-cmd-intl/index.html

6. Ethiopian leaders in talks with EU special envoy earlier this year said “they are going to wipe out the Tigrayans for 100 years.” We are asking the @IntlCrimCourt to recognize the attacks on Tigrayans for what they are: #CallItAGenocide. @ChrisCoons https://apnews.com/article/europe-ethiopia-africa-ffd3dc3faf15d0501fd87cafe274e65a

7. “CNN’s investigations indicate that the ethnic profiling, detention and killing of Tigrayans bears the hallmarks of genocide as defined by international law.” It’s time to #CallItAGenocide + act to ???? #TigrayGenocide. @IlhanMN @BradSherman @USUN @WHCOS https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/09/ethiopia-tigray-bodies-recovered-sudan-river-elbagir-pkg-intl-lead-vpx.cnn

8. The handwringing of the int’l community is a slap in the face to survivors. 10+ months of #TigrayGenocide & the “concern” from world leaders has, surprisingly, done nothing to stop perpetrators. #CallItAGenocide to end impunity. @USAID @GCR2P @EUatUN https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/press-release/2021/05/ethiopia-tepid-international-response-to-tigray-conflict-fuels-horrific-violations-over-past-six-months/

9. “This is genocide…Their aim is to erase Tigray.” The last 10+ months, the Ethiopian gov’t employed every state institution + a foreign army to commit #TigrayGenocide. #CallItAGenocide & assume your responsibility to protect! @UNGeneva @EUAmbUS @USUNSpox https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-minority-ethnic-cleansing-sudan-world-news-842741eebf9bf0984946619c0fc15023

10. “…they are going to wipe out the Tigrayans for 100 years,” @Haavisto said. The int’l community has been well aware of the Ethiopia govt’s intention to commit #TigrayGenocide. #CallItAGenocide and save millions. @DeputySecState @UnderSecT @UnderSecPD https://apnews.com/article/europe-ethiopia-africa-ffd3dc3faf15d0501fd87cafe274e65a

11. “This shortage is not because food is unavailable, but because the Ethiopian Government is obstructing humanitarian aid …” The Ethiopian gov’t is committing mass murder via #TigrayFamine. #CallItAGenocide @RepMcCaul @RepSires @RepJoeWilson @RepLeeZeldin https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/aug-19-2021-humanitarian-situation-ethiopia

12. What’s happening in Tigray constitutes all the hallmarks of genocide listed in Article II of the @UN Genocide Convention, 1948. It’s time to be honest and recognize it as such. #CallItAGenocide @RepKarenBass @RepCicilline @RepMcCaul @RepSaraJacobs https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/cnn-uncovers-evidence-of-torture-detention-and-execution-in-tigray/vi-AAOh6tF

13. Due to the siege imposed on Tigray by Ethiopia for nearly a year, over 100+ people are dying daily from starvation & preventable diseases. End the siege. #AllowAccessToTigray #CallItAGenocide #TigrayGenocide @GerryConnolly @RepKinzinger @RepSteveChabot https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/report-150-starved-to-death-in-ethiopias-tigray-in-august/2021/09/07/88c7d22a-0fdd-11ec-baca-86b144fc8a2d_story.html?fbclid=IwAR0AQ4RXDTtPkhUqrEfPh2BATQAnLhFOb0QVpZakZzQeCWRRfT3JBDy9QBs

14. What continues to happen in Humera alone is a clear indication of genocide. A CNN report, “found clear signs of a systematic manner of torture — aggressive and painful violence with intent to kill.” #CallItAGenocide @YoungKimCA @RepTedLieu @RepJimCosta https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/09/05/africa/ethiopia-tigray-humera-sudan-bodies-cmd-intl/index.html?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR1md4huQT4XkezCe2Ub6vGBXATe5W2wZFtq9_xMbm3H861m_TPRSiLStUk

15. Not only has the @UN failed to prevent genocide, but also served utter injustice to victims of #TigrayGenocide by doing a joint probe with @EthioHRC. This is not a credible independent investigation. #CallItAGenocide @marcorubio @timkaine @StateDept @hrw https://apnews.com/43e4d9f13d415c9a439a5618a01d6fd9