When the Argentinian dictatorship used kidnapping to stifle all opposition, mothers of victims banded together in protest of state terrorism
Gradually I began to meet other women in my position , who were , like myself , doubly mothers , also taking the place of mothers of our disappeared grandchildren . And we could see that the work of finding our grandchildren was very ...
Author: Josephine Fisher
Publisher: South End Press
Silvia's brother, Eduardo, has Disappeared, and she won't stop fighting until she finds him. Norberto, the general's son, is just foolish enough to help. He'll fall in love with her, and then he'll ask his father to set Eduardo free. At least that's the premise on which Silvia bases her scheme. In chapters alternating between Silvia's and Eduardo's perspectives, acclaimed author Gloria Whelan gives voice to the families who struggled to survive in 1970s Argentina - and to the many who still, today, remain Disappeared.
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Author: Gloria Whelan
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be big, like a whale, tiny, like a shrimp, and even scary, like a shark. Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are in danger of extinction, and that can cause big problems in the oceans and even on land. What would happen if this continued and sharks disappeared completely? Artist Lily Williams explores how the disappearance would affect other animals across the whole planet in this clever book about the importance of keeping sharks, and our oceans, healthy.
Artist Lily Williams explores how the disappearance would affect other animals across the whole planet in this clever book about the importance of keeping sharks, and our oceans, healthy.
Author: Lily Williams
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
What would happen if elephants disappeared? Trace the repercussions of a world without elephants in writer and illustrator Lily Williams' third picture book about loss and conservation. The Congolese forest is home to many types of animals. Some are strong. Some are slippery. Some are loud. And some, like the elephant, are BIG. The elephant has become synonymous with the image of African wildlife. They can grow over 10 feet tall and eat up to 300 pounds a day. While these giants are beloved figures in movies and zoos, they also play a large role in keeping the forest ecosystem healthy. Unfortunately, poachers are hunting elephants rapidly to extinction for their ivory tusks, and that could be catastrophic to the world as we know it.
When I started my research for If Elephants Disappeared, I didn't even know there were two different species of African elephants (the African forest elephant and the African savanna elephant). African forest elephants were once ...
Author: Lily Williams
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This book employs a transitional justice lens to address the ‘disappearances’ that occurred during the Northern Ireland conflict – or ‘Troubles’ – and the post-conflict response to these ‘disappearances.’ Despite an extensive literature around ‘dealing with the past’ in Northern Ireland, as well as a substantial body of scholarship on ‘disappearances’ in other national contexts, there has been little scholarly scrutiny of ‘disappearances’ in post-conflict Northern Ireland. Although the Good Friday Agreement brought relative peace to Northern Ireland, no provision was made for the establishment of some form of overarching truth and reconciliation commission aimed at comprehensively addressing the legacy of violence. Nevertheless, a mechanism to recover the remains of the ‘disappeared’ – the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR) – was established, and has in fact proven to be quite effective. As a result, the reactions of key constituencies to the ‘disappearances’ can be used as a prism through which to comprehensively explore issues of relevance to transitional justice scholars and practitioners. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach, and based on extensive empirical research, this book provides a multifaceted exploration of the responses of these constituencies to the practice of ‘disappearing.’ It engages with transitional justice themes including silence, memory, truth, acknowledgement, and apology. Key issues examined include the mobilisation efforts of families of the ‘disappeared,’ efforts by a (former) non-state armed group to address its legacy of violence, the utility of a limited immunity mechanism to incentivise information provision, and the interplay between silence and memory in the shaping of a collective, societal understanding of the ‘disappeared.’
193 This section will explore two aspects of the politicisation of the memory of the 'disappeared': the weaponisation of memory and bargaining with the past. 188 Misztal, n 2 at 1335. 189 Barbara A. Misztal, Theories of Social ...
Author: Lauren Dempster
The confirmation proceedings for Alberto R. Gonzales and Condeleeza Rice, like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, triggered a national debate about the U.S. government’s controversial treatment of detainees and its practice of torture. At the heart of the debate is the question: Is the United States undermining democracy, freedom, and human rights in it’s effort to protect its citizens from terrorism? The authors of AMERICA'S DISAPPEARED answer, yes. AMERICA'S DISAPPEARED describes how the U.S. government, in response to the events of 9/11, launched an unprecedented campaign of racial profiling, detentions, and deportations so grievous as to evoke the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It brings together, for the first time, detainees’ own testimonies along with analysis by the leading constitutional attorneys and human rights advocates. In addition to a detailed exploration of detention—the forms currently in use, and the conditions of each—the book challenges the Bush administration’s justifications for violating the Geneva Conventions and the most basic definitions of human rights.
These are America's disappeared . This book contains their voices , and the voices of those who fight for their rights as human beings . " To read America's Disappeared is to be moved by the personal stories of human beings plucked out ...
Author: Rachel Meeropol
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Category: Political Science
They were swept up , taken away , and many of those people disappeared as well . So the pressure to speak out is enormous , and even for people who are outside of the country , if they have family members who are inside , they risk ...
Author: United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Category: Disappeared persons
A beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . . Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself – and his beloved cat – to the brink. Genki Kawamura's If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.
A SHORT INTRODUCTION MONDAY: THE DEVIL MAKES HIS APPEARANCE TUESDAY: IF PHONES DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD WEDNESDAY: IF MOVIES DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD THURSDAY: IF CLOCKS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD FRIDAY: IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM ...
Author: Genki Kawamura
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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And then she disappeared and she never came back.” He buried his face in his hands. Alex leaned forward. “What about those pictures you said you'd seen on the Internet, Håkan? The pictures on a website where girls were selling sex?
Author: Kristina Ohlsson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“Mofina is one of the best thriller writers in the business.”—Library Journal A loving family, fracturing under pressure… Jeff Griffin, a mechanic, and his wife, Sarah, travel from Montana to Manhattan to give their nine-year-old son, Cole, his dream vacation as they secretly face the heart-wrenching turmoil that has them teetering on divorce. In the wake of their heartbreak, a mother and son disappear… While sightseeing near Times Square, Jeff steps into a store to buy batteries for their camera—but upon returning to the street he finds that Sarah and Cole have vanished. A frantic father searches for clues as time ticks down… Battling his anguish and police suspicions, Jeff fights to rescue Sarah and Cole. He knows now that the love he and Sarah have is worth saving. But he could lose the chance to tell her amid growing fears that they have become entangled in an unfolding plot that could have global consequences. Originally published in 2012. “Don’t miss Search for Her, the newest thrill-ride from Rick Mofina!”
“So it would be fair to say your marriage was strained up to the point they disappeared?” “I told them to stay right where they were while I bought new batteries for the camera.” “Jeff, is it conceivable that Sarah was a little ticked ...
Author: Rick Mofina