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 emerges unscathed. Abductions inflict psychological murder.
The tightly-linked U.S. and Japanese governments have long and will continue to be responsible for this human rights violation.
Long-term effort sustains this tragedy at great human cost.
It is our obligation to pay the greater cost to put an end to Japanese state sponsorship of child abduction.
A deep, one might say revolutionary change must occur in order for children to be properly respected, and for global institutions to become responsive to their needs.
Child abduction materially derails a parent’s and child’s lives, emotionally, physically, psychologically:
“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
“The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common,
But lets the greater villain loose
Who steals the common from the goose.”
– Anonymous, English origin
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