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Or how to make the Armenian corpses disappear

was in fact a case of Chechens, as is made clear in later reports, settled at Ras ul-Ayn at the end of the nineteenth century by Sultan Abdul Hamid II, when a station was built there on the Baghdad railway. Türkei, ‘183/38, A27200’, in Lepsius, Archives du génocide, pp. 203–5. This information is matched by the overall report drafted by the American consul J. B. Jackson: US National Archives, State Department, Record Group 59, 867.4016/373, report of 4 March 1918, published in Sarafian, United States Official Documents, vol. 1, pp. 148–9. The information is

in Destruction and human remains
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Selling the Barefoot College

-located much of their operations to the new campus. The old campus is situated adjacent to the small village of Tilonia. The village itself contains two elementary schools (for students up to the age of fourteen), one government run, the other an experimental school run by the Barefoot College for children of the College staff,9 several tea shops, two small grocery stores providing basic household goods (noodles, biscuits, cigarettes, stationery, medical supplies and sweets), a railway station served by local trains and a Hindu temple that offers a good view of the village

in An ethnography of NGO practice in India
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How grave robbers, activists, and foreigners ended official silence about Stalin’s mass graves near Kiev

glasnost (openness or transparency), the publicity was followed by rapid action by state and civil actors. Articles by foreign correspondents who visited Bykivnia added to the pressure. On 5 December, half a century after the Great Terror, Criminal Case 50–0092 was opened to investigate the killings.55 A meeting by Memorial and other activists at the House of Cinema on 6 December demanded an end to the construction of a railway station; a truthful memorial; dismissal of Hladush from the government commission; and a board of advisors with people recommended by civil

in Human remains and identification

photographed the banal architecture of surveillance: blank-surfaced round surveillance cameras hanging from above in university campuses and privatised shopping areas, passcodeprotected gates and doors that close spaces off to those without the data, and railway station turnstiles with RFID readers that collect data on who passes. But many of these installations are inscrutable on their own. It is impossible to know whether the camera is functioning, or how the RFID transport data is packaged up and sold – much less to whom. The frustration at the unknowable and inscrutable

in Ethnography for a data-saturated world