It is thirty years since the Rwandan genocide.  The presentation will explain this horrific but poorly understood crime and its aftermath.  One consequence that will be discussed in greater detail is the tight-knit relationship between Rwanda and Israel.  Both countries depend on their victimization narratives to justify what they do in Gaza and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ann Garrison is a journalist who focuses on the countries of the  African Great Lakes Region.  She is a Contributing Editor of the Black Agenda Report, a contributor to Pacifica Radio and many other platforms.  Her previous presentation at ICSS can be found at