Jonestown

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Jonestown

in Guyana; scene of mass-murder and suicides. [Am. Hist.: Facts (1978), 889–892]
See: Suicide
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Maria and Khalil, subjects of a documentary about biracial children, live in Brooklyn as she works on a dissertation about the Jonestown massacre.
The past 100 years began with the Armenian genocide in 1918, followed by the Holocaust of World War II, the Munich Olympics killings, the Jonestown massacre, the Oklahoma City bombing, and, to name a few, the mass murders at Columbine, Virginia Tech, Newtown, and Fort Hood.
From the visits of Sir Walter Raleigh and stories of British, Dutch and French colonial imprints, to the events of the Jonestown massacre of 1978 - where 900 members of a jungle-dwelling cult committed mass suicide - this is a meaty and unusual t r avelogue.
representatives have been killed: One, from Arkansas, during Reconstruction; and another, Leo Ryan, in 1978 in Guyana by the cult behind the Jonestown Massacre.
They can reflect on the plight of Richard Dwyer, American deputy chief of mission in Guyana, as gunmen who carried out the Jonestown massacre hovered over him, and learn from General Anthony Zinni the perspective of the U.
Five exquisite-corpse drawings--Rostovsky and Westphalen each drew half--depicted actual famous corpses such as Kurt Cobain, Che Guevara, and victims of the Jonestown massacre.
ON the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre comes this documentary that offers new insight into the horrible tragedy that stunned the world.
But the Rosenthals pulled their funding after reading this new play, an intensely sexual preem that depicts the strange connections between twentysomething twins and a survivor of the Jonestown massacre who may or may not be their father.
Although I have not discovered any direct influence as yet in his writings, there is no doubt that during the time that Vargas Llosa was writing the War of the End of the World he was aware of and concerned about the Jonestown massacre in the Guyanas on November 18, 1978.
When one reexamines the whole Taiping Movement, the episodes of Jim Jones and the Jonestown Massacre as well as David Koresh and the Branch Davidians inevitably come to mind.
The disturbing news comes as the world faces the 20th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre.
I missed Three Mile Island, John Wayne Gacy, the Jonestown Massacre and two popes," he said.