‘From the Shadows’ Documents Japanese Child Abduction as a Way of Life

I don’t know for how long this film will be up on Youtube, but it is up now! This was an important film for us; extremely important. Its production overlapped with Rui’s abduction to Japan in a period when I did not fully understand the extent and the political significance of Japan’s arrangement of convenience … More ‘From the Shadows’ Documents Japanese Child Abduction as a Way of Life

Expulsion and Exile

We must not fail to see that the logics of expulsion which are mulitplying the end products of chains of transactions in the dynamics of our age, are the producers and factories of refugees, of  calls for border walls, of wild claim-justifications for abductions, and expelling of low-income or unemployed persons from social welfare and … More Expulsion and Exile

July 25th 2015 – Petition Draft: To End Child Abductions, Restore Our Children, Reject “Online Video Parenting”, and Stop the Goons!

Petitions are supposed to be like legal briefs, aren’t they? It’s quite difficult to imagine how to make four pages worth of rant (minimum) at the sickly and sour Japanese family courts, and the revulsion inspired by the thick US response into a quick, short, sharp, shock out of clumsy, unpoetic prose – >ZAP!< to … More July 25th 2015 – Petition Draft: To End Child Abductions, Restore Our Children, Reject “Online Video Parenting”, and Stop the Goons!

“Stunning!” Congressional Committee Slams US State Department for Issuing False Report on Japan’s International Child Abductions

It is difficult for us as parents of kidnapped children to slog through the murky streams and fouled rivulets with which the U.S. Department of State floods the river of legal and verbal effluvia separating us from our children. Among the strategic difficulties, one was the subject of a significant U.S. Congressional hearing this week … More “Stunning!” Congressional Committee Slams US State Department for Issuing False Report on Japan’s International Child Abductions