Masako Akeo Suzuki has died. She championed the fight against Japanese Parental Child Abduction.

Masako Akeo Suzuki has died, at only 61 years of age. Masako spent her adult life engaged in organizing parents in Japan in solidarity, to overturn its brutal, archaic, cruel family law order, to restore to children and parents alike their right to one another. Masako also spent her entire adult life trying to rejoin … More Masako Akeo Suzuki has died. She championed the fight against Japanese Parental Child Abduction.

“Will you please tell him that I’ve been to paradise and I’m amazed that I survived”

Things do not of necessity or probability work out for the best. Brecht once wrote, “Swimming from the sinking ship, You don’t seek the best island, but the nearest.” A respite from peril. Walter Benjamin said (in a sentence I can be accused of being too fond of recalling) that the reality of resistance to … More “Will you please tell him that I’ve been to paradise and I’m amazed that I survived”