1978. Come un romanzo
Author: Manuela Correros
Publisher: Manni Editori
Author: M. Guzzi
Il cielo dentro di noi
Author: Roberto Fantini
Publisher: Graphe.it Edizioni
I Diritti Umani possono rappresentare il centro della nostra esistenza e diventare il fulcro creativo della nostra storia presente e futura solo se noi lo vogliamo e lo vorremo veramente, ben al di là delle belle quanto irritanti formulette politico-mediatiche. In questo libro si parla di Diritti Umani con persone che uniscono cuore e intelletto, conoscenza teorica a esperienze personali (a volte anche drammatiche), sempre con grande apertura di prospettive. I temi affrontati sono i seguenti: l’antisemitismo (con Lorenza Mazzetti), la tragedia dei desaparecidos argentini (con Enrico Calamai), il genocidio ruandese (con Yolande Mukagasana), i campi di concentramento in Cina (con Harry Wu), la pena di morte (con Giuseppe Lodoli), la situazione carceraria italiana (con Patrizio Gonnella), la tortura (con Andrea Taviani), Amnesty International (con Antonio Marchesi), il disarmo (con Maurizio Simoncelli), le religioni e i Diritti Umani (con Luigi De Salvia).
Somoza and Roosevelt
Author: Andrew Crawley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Andrew Crawley examines US non-intervention in another country's affairs, and how it could be detrimental both to the United States and to the country in question - in this case, Nicaragua. He analyses the relations between the United States and Nicaragua during the Depression and the Second World War - the period of Franklin Roosevelt's good neighbour policy- and challenges theories about the role of the United States in the creation and consolidation of one of Latin America's mostenduring authoritarian regimes.
My Name Is Light
Author: Elsa Osorio, Catherine Jagoe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Vacationing in Madrid with her husband and newborn son, Luz, a twenty-one-year-old Argentinean, secretly searches for her real father, a political activist who disappeared during the country's dictatorship in the 1970s. Original.
Chile Under Pinochet
Author: Mark Ensalaco
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
"When the army comes out, it is to kill."—Augusto Pinochet Following his bloody September 1973 coup d'état that overthrew President Salvador Allende, Augusto Pinochet, commander-in-chief of the Chilean Armed Forces and National Police, became head of a military junta that would rule Chile for the next seventeen years. The violent repression used by the Pinochet regime to maintain power and transform the country's political profile and economic system has received less attention than the Argentine military dictatorship, even though the Pinochet regime endured twice as long. In this primary study of Chile Under Pinochet, Mark Ensalaco maintains that Pinochet was complicit in the "enforced disappearance" of thousands of Chileans and an unknown number of foreign nationals. Ensalaco spent five years in Chile investigating the impact of Pinochet's rule and interviewing members of the truth commission created to investigate the human rights violations under Pinochet. The political objective of human rights organizations, Ensalaco contends, is to bring sufficient pressure to bear on violent regimes to induce them to end policies of repression. However, these efforts are severely limited by the disparities of power between human rights organizations and regimes intent on ruthlessly eliminating dissent.
Author: Thomas Hauser
Thomas Hauser's book Missing is a true story and Hauser did not do much to novelize the book. Centered on the facts, the book unfolds with the breathtaking suspense and intrigue of a fully imagined political thriller. Missing explores the fate of young American journalist Charles Hormon, who, living in Chile in 1973 just before the overthrow of the country's Marxist president Salvatore Allende, discovered evidence of the United States' involvement in an impending right-wing coup to overthrow Allende. The now-aged general who overthrew the Allende regime, Augusto Pinochet, must face the consequences of his actions. What makes the story of Missing so ultimately frightening is that Hormon was arrested by Chilean soldiers and never again seen alive by his family. It is believed that American operatives had a hand in Hormon's brutal murder. Charles Hormon was an American freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker who had traveled to Chile in the early 1970s to explore a country that was undergoing significant changes under the then-Marxist President Salvatore Allende. In the course of his research, Hormon seems to have uncovered information about CIA involvement in a plot to overthrow Allende. In fact, the coup did take place with General Augusto Pinochet taking over as dictator then ordering the mass arrest of thousands of dissidents and opponents. Hormon was one of thousands of people who was dragged from his home. The American Embassy refused any assistance. It seems that Hormon was murdered by Chilean security police, although this was never publicly acknowledged. Hormon's father, Ed, a patriotic American businessman, traveled to Santiago where officials of the American Embassy, led by the ambassador himself, offered to help him search for his son--but these same embassy officials knew that Hormon was dead. Published in 1978, five years after Pinochet took over Chile, Missing is a harrowing tale. It is an explosive story that touches on political matters that are still relevant today. Hauser calmly sets about laying the groundwork for his story, examining both the facts as well as the more mysterious elements of this true story.
1868. In Japan's exotic pleasure quarters, sex is for sale and the only forbidden fruit is love ... Hana is just seventeen when her husband goes to war, leaving her alone and vulnerable. When enemy soldiers attack her house she flees across the shattered city of Tokyo and takes refuge in the Yoshiwara, its famous pleasure-quarters.There she is forced to become a courtesan. Yozo, brave, loyal and a brilliant swordsman, is pledged to the embattled shogun. He sails to the frozen north to join his rebel comrades for a desperate last stand. Defeated, he makes his way south to the only place where a man is beyond the reach of the law - the Yoshiwara. There in the Nightless City where three thousand courtesans mingle with geishas and jesters, the battered fugitive meets the beautiful courtesan. But each has a secret so terrible that once revealed it will threaten their very lives ...
Captives and Corsairs
Author: Gillian Weiss
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Captives and Corsairs uncovers a forgotten story in the history of relations between the West and Islam: three centuries of Muslim corsair raids on French ships and shores and the resulting captivity of tens of thousands of French subjects and citizens in North Africa. Through an analysis of archival materials, writings, and images produced by contemporaries, the book fundamentally revises our picture of France's emergence as a nation and a colonial power, presenting the Mediterranean as an essential vantage point for studying the rise of France. It reveals how efforts to liberate slaves from North Africa shaped France's perceptions of the Muslim world and of their own "Frenchness". From around 1550 to 1830, freeing these captives evolved from an expression of Christian charity to a method of state building and, eventually, to a rationale for imperial expansion. Captives and Corsairs thus advances new arguments about the fluid nature of slavery and firmly links captive redemption to state formation—and in turn to the still vital ideology of liberatory conquest.
The Condor Years
Author: John Dinges
Publisher: New Press, The
Throughout the 1970s, six Latin American governments led by Chile formed a military alliance called Operation Condor to carry out kidnappings, torture, and political assassinations across three continents. It was an early “war on terror” initially encouraged by the CIA which later backfired on the United States. Hailed by Foreign Affairs as “remarkable” and “a major contribution to the historical record,” The Condor Years uncovers the unsettling facts about the secret U.S. relationship with the dictators who created this terrorist organization. Written by award-winning journalist John Dinges and newly updated to include recent developments in the prosecution of Pinochet, the book is a chilling but dispassionately told history of one of Latin America’s darkest eras. Dinges, himself interrogated in a Chilean torture camp, interviewed participants on both sides and examined thousands of previously secret documents to take the reader inside this underground world of military operatives and diplomats, right-wing spies and left-wing revolutionaries.
This volume explores sanctions as instruments of coercive diplomacy, delving into a number of theoretical arguments and combining different perspectives from international law and international relations scholars and practitioners.