Rui was abducted to Japan by his mother in June, 2010.
This website is dedicated with love to my son, Louis Samuel Prager.
Child abduction is a crime from which no child has ever emerged unscathed. Abductions are actions committed to psychological murder. The U.S. and Japanese governments will continue to sidestep the consequences which this human rights violation brings out of the relationship between the two countries. It is only a long-term effort at great human cost that has produced this ongoing crisis. It is our obligation to put an end to the Japanese’ state sponsorship of child abduction.
A deep, one might say, revolutionary change must occur in order for children to begin to have their rights respected, and for global institutions to become globally responsive to them. Child abduction makes a parent’s and a child’s lives emotionally chaotic, and distrubs them as recklessly as a train derailment.
“Marx says that revolutions are the locomotives of world history. But the situation may be quite different. Perhaps revolutions are not the train ride, but the human race grabbing for the emergency brake.” – Walter Benjamin
“Thou perceivest the flowers
Put forth their precious odours,
And none can tell how from so small a centre
Come such sweets.”
– William Blake