Tragedy

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Černová tragedy

The Černová tragedy (or Černová massacre, Slovak: Černovská tragédia, Hungarian: Csernovai tragédia) was a bloody massacre that happened in Černová (then officially Csernova, now part of Ružomberok) on 27 October 1907.

In Černová, the inhabitants decided to build a catholic church from their own and Slovak Americans' finances, and from the initiative of Andrej Hlinka, their own native priest. Construction started in April 1907 and by the autumn, the church was ready for consecration. At that time, Hlinka was suspended by his bishop Sándor Párvy because he supported the opponent (also known for his anti-clericalism) of the Catholic People's Party in the election campaign. Moreover, Hlinka was sentenced for two years in jail because his campaign speeches were considered incitement according to 172th § of the 1878 Penal Code. However, the inhabitants requested that Hlinka should consecrate the church, otherwise they requested to delay the consecration. So the people of Černová requested the consecration of the church in a letter (worded by Hlinka). Párvy gave his consent to that. In a second letter (also worded by Hlinka) the people requested that Hlinka be present at the consecration and in a third one, that he himself consecrates the church. Párvy - according to the canon law - refused to cancel Hlinka' suspension. Instead, he appointed canon Anton Kurimsky, the former parish priest of Ružomberok.

Hlinka was getting prepared for a lecture tour in Moravia. Before he left, the people of Černová once again wrote a letter to bishop Párvy. He delayed the consecration with a few days, but appointed again Kurimsky. When Hlinka left, he told to the people: "If you want, consecrate the church, if not, well, not!". The people were not aware of the canon law and Hlinka took no effort to tell them that he has no right to consecrate the church. Instead of explaining this, he left his worshippers with the belief that they have the right to review the bishop's decision. The lack of enlightenment (and, thus, information) was one of the main factors leading to the tragedy.

Martin Pazúrik came to sanctify the church on 27 October in a coach with 15 gendarmes (all ethnic Slovak). When the coach turned into the narrow street leading to the church, the crowd (some 400 local people) obstructed the path and started to scrum. After being attacked by the mob throwing stones, the gendarmes lost control and sergeant Ján Ladiczky, an ethnic Slovak gave the order to open fire. The gendarmes fired four times, killing 15 people, seriously injuring 12 and lightly injuring 40.

Although police force fire was not uncommon that time in Austria-Hungary (regardless ethnicity) and elsewhere (in 1907 in Romania, during the last European peasant uprising, the army massacred 11 thousand people; in 1904 the Russian army killed more than 1000 workers in Petrograd, not mentioning the British colonial police in India), the events received international attention with some Czech and Slovak help.

Many could gain political profit from the events: the Czech and Slovak nationalists, the socialists, and Hlinka himself.

His appeal against the 1906 verdict was rejected, thus, from 30 November 1907 till 27 February 1910 Hlinka was imprisoned in the Csillagbörtön (Star Prison), Szeged. On the other hand, he appealed Párvy's suspend at the Holy See, which didn't confirm Párvy's decision, so he cancelled the suspension in 8 April 1909. When Hlinka left the prison, Párvy put him back in his Ružomberok parish, and Hlinka consecrated the church in his native village with Párvy's consent.

The tragedy sparked huge protests in the European and US press and it turned world's attention to the attitude to the minorities in Hungary. Important protesting European personalities included the Norwegian Nobel Prize holder Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, the Oxford historian Robert William Seton-Watson, the speaker of the Austrian parliament etc.

Today's Slovak politicians - especially the members of the Slovak National Party -, even though all perpetrators were Slovaks, serving for Hungarian administrative, interpret the event as "Hungarian gendarmes shooting at innocent Slovaks" (during the legal actions after the massacre, some gendarmes refused to be witnesses, because the victims were their relatives).

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Tragedy (band)

Insert to the band's self-titled LP on Tragedy Records (2000)

Tragedy is a crust punk band originally from Portland, Oregon. The band formed in 2000 from members of the influential modern crust punk bands His Hero is Gone and Deathreat.

Tragedy's music is characterized by unrelenting, heavy hardcore punk sound, punctuated by melodic interludes and downshifts in tempo, often with lyrics containing apocalyptic themes and imagery. The band and many of its contemporaries, such as From Ashes Rise, Severed Head of State and Remains of the Day, have created a recognizable sound inside the crust punk genre.

Tragedy have stated they are influenced by early hardcore punk bands, many in the d-beat style, including Discharge and Japanese d-beat groups such as Deathside. Their name is taken from a 1994 Disclose LP.

Tragedy's albums have met with critical acclaim within the DIY hardcore community, and have had a large positive impact on the popularity of crust punk music that shares a similar sound. The band has had a cult following and celebrity status in some hardcore circles. They give little information about themselves in promotional materials and include minimal information in album inserts.

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Tragedy Khadafi

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Percy Chapman, (born August 18, 1971, in Queens, New York, USA) known by his stage name Tragedy Khadafi, and formerly known as Intelligent Hoodlum, is an American hip hop artist who hails from the Queensbridge housing projects in Queens, New York, which has hailed other hip hop artists such as Rakim, Nas, Cormega, Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga, and many others. His name is a reference to Libyan head of state Muammar al-Gaddafi, also known as Omar Qaddafi.

He began his career as a junior member of the Juice Crew alongside artists such as Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, and MC Shan. For Khadafi's debut album, he worked with the influential Queensbridge producer Marley Marl and went under the alias Intelligent Hoodlum. His self-titled debut, Intelligent Hoodlum, released in 1990, was full of political commentary, Five-Percenter rhetoric, and controversial messages in tracks such as "Arrest the President" and "Black and Proud." He returned in 1993, releasing his second album, Tragedy: Saga of a Hoodlum, which would be his last album under that moniker.

Khadafi continued to record throughout the remainder of the 1990s, most notably on Capone-N-Noreaga's debut album, The War Report, on which he actually appears more on the album than official group member Capone. Khadafi then severed ties with the group. Khadafi's third album, Against All Odds, was scheduled to drop in 1999, but conflict with his label stalled the release, finally being released in 2001. "Against All Odds" was also the first appearance of emcee HeadRush Napoleon, who continued to work with Tragedy on future recordings. This was followed by Still Reportin'... in 2003. In 2005, he released Thug Matrix independently and his group album with the Black Market Militia. Khadafi's latest releases, Blood Ballads and Thug Matrix 2 were both released in 2006.

He also created a documentary known as Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge, about his life and his struggles, growing up, his joining the Juice Crew, the numerous times he was incarcerated, and the toll a hard life has on a poor African American child growing up without a father and mother addicted to crack cocaine. Immersed in well-suited beats and melodies that accent the tone of the situations described, he was trying to articulate the lesson he learned through experience as a disadvantaged child. Political perceptions are also expressed as he implied that he is a skeptic about 9/11 and the veracity of the federal statements regarding the issue.

On December 27, 2007, Tragedy was sentenced to four years in jail for a drug bust in New York. He is scheduled to be released on January 21, 2011, as reported on Fake Shore Drive.

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