Collecting a New History of Grief (For Rui’s 12th Birthday)

“We live in a country where Americans assimilate corpses in their daily comings and goings.” – Claudia Rankine, “The Condition of Black Life” The appallingly truthful sentence above comes from a new book of essays I’ve recently been reading off and on, called Rebellious Mourning, a collection edited by Cindy Milstein, and published by AK … More Collecting a New History of Grief (For Rui’s 12th Birthday)

Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Orders

Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Orders Jeremy D. Morley* [The following post by attorney Jeremy Morley is a short summary of the current (September 2017) legal circumstances with regard to child custody and international parental abduction in Japan. It amply illustrates why the most dire warnings possible can and should be issued … More Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Orders

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

Japanese Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court: Custody by State-Sponsored Child Abduction Will Persist

Japan allowed one.. ONE ruling in a family custody-by-abduction case based on decency and parent-child dignity… And then reversed it in the Supreme Court. Insane, vindictive, hostile, & crude. And heart-rending cruelty. I posted to the news site: “One can no longer entertain the myth that the Japanese family court and family law system of … More Japanese Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court: Custody by State-Sponsored Child Abduction Will Persist