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Joining us this hour will be John Bart Gerald author of Sources of Contemporary Genocide. The work is a study of genocide related crimes in the past ten years, as distilled from the pages of Night's Lantern and written by the author since about 2001, in an effort to prevent genocides before the crime gathers social momentum. There is a tendency to suppress this area of work; the field risks being controlled both by the media as well as the funding of our North American academic programs, departments, and NGO's since the issue has strong political affect. Any efforts to make our independent and always unfunded effort available to the public are appreciated: we recommend to your serious considerations, Sources of Contemporary Genocide.
John Bart Gerald cut his teeth on the issue of genocide with Dr. Albert Schweitzer during the African Independence of Gabon in 1960. In 1965 he was a Movement march marshal from Selma to Montgomery with Dr, Martin Luther King Jr.. He lectured at City College and Harvard. Unemployed he built a house in Maine for his family to live in. But always writing and publishing he's the author of 21 books and his small press partnered with the artist Julie Maas, published the Convention on Genocide when it fell out of print at the United Nations in 1989. Currently he writes from Montreal the Gerald and Maas website, nightslantern.ca, concerned with preventing genocide, and from the last ten years has gathered his revelations of those responsible for atrocities into Sources of Contemporary Genocide, available in paper or ebook.