Journey to Justice


Author: Johnnie L. Cochran,Tim Rutten

Publisher: One World/Ballantine

ISBN: 9780345405838

Category: Law

Page: 383

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In 1954, Brown vs. the Board of Education galvanized the young Cochran. Taking Thurgood Marshall as his role model, Cochran embarked on a legal career in which he won landmark decisions against official misconduct within the criminal justice system.

Journey for Justice

The Life and Work of Rev. Fr. Michael Rodrigo, OMI: Interfaith Dialogue in Action for Empowering the Rural Poor of Sri Lanka


Author: Nandini Gunewardena

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532607792

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

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This biography of the late Rev. Fr. Michael Rodrigo, OMI (1930-1987) of Sri Lanka, chronicles a life fearlessly devoted to the service of the poor, efforts to witness Christ to the poor through an innovative interfaith dialogue, and a collaboration for their social and economic empowerment. As a Catholic priest whose life parallels that of the recently martyred Oscar Romero of El Salvador, also assassinated for exposing the exploitation and marginalization of the poor, Fr. Michael was engaged in a selfless journey for justice. The volume analyzes the driving force of his quest to forge a healing bridge between the Christian and Buddhist populations of Sri Lanka through his spiritual grounding in Catholic social teaching and his unique formulation of an interreligious dialogue. It documents the indelible imprint of interfaith understanding he forged up to his untimely death. Interwoven with ethnographic methodology, the book offers a window for understanding the class and religious ruptures stemming from Sri Lanka's colonial history, contextualized in the social realities of poverty in rural Sri Lanka, the political and economic forces implicated in deepening poverty, the resistance struggle by oppressed youth, and Fr. Mike's legacy of justice through peace.

Journey for Justice


Author: Hassan B Jallow

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1477223487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 662

View: 831

Journey for Justice combines autobiography with law and political memoirs to provide a fascinating account of growing up in rural Gambia and of the author's recollections of, involvement in, and reflections on some of the major social, legal, and political issues in the Gambia during his tenure of public office in that country. This is valuable reading for all those with a serious interest in the history, politics, governance, and development of law and legal institutions in the Gambia, and indeed beyond.

Journey to Justice


Author: Georgia Hedrick


ISBN: 0615149537


Page: 84

View: 9028

Cesar Chavez was a farmworker, a migrant farmworker over time with his family. He knew unfairness and injustice. Slowly, he decided to fight back, with all the farmworkers who shared his vision. The movement became a Union, the UFW. It would be the only voice listened to by Law. It was a long road getting to that point. This is written both in English and in Spanish, one language per page of the same illustration. This book is in full color with each page illustrated. It is 84 pages in length.


First Term Report by the Presidential Truth Commission on Suspicious Deaths of the Republic of Korea


Author: Presidential Truth Commission on Suspicious Deaths (Republic of KOREA)

Publisher: 길잡이미디어


Category: Assassination

Page: 569

View: 2157

First Term Report by the Presidential Truth Commission on Suspicious Deaths of the Republic of Korea

Journey for Justice

The Life of Larry Itliong


Author: Gayle Romasanta,Dawn Mabalon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732199323


Page: N.A

View: 337

This book, written by historian Dawn Bohulano Mabalon with writer Gayle Romasanta, richly illustrated by Andre Sibayan, tells the story of Larry Itliong's lifelong fight for a farmworkers union, and the birth of one of the most significant American social movements of all time, the farmworker's struggle, and its most enduring union, the United Farm Workers.

The Killing of Caroline Byrne

A Journey to Justice


Author: Robert Wainwright

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741148510

Category: True Crime

Page: 362

View: 907

On a bleak, moonless night in 1995 beautiful model Caroline Byrne died, her body embedded head first in a crevice at the bottom of the Gap in Sydney. This is a journey to justice, the compelling inside story of her father's determination to discover the truth about his daughter's death.

Journey to justice

the Wintu people and the salmon


Author: Alice R. Hoveman,Turtle Bay Exploration Park (Redding, Calif.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931827003

Category: Social Science

Page: 141

View: 8210

History of Northern California's Wintu Indian tribe and its relations with government up to the present. Parallel story of fluctuating fortunes of native salmon populations.

"I Am a Man"

Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice


Author: Joe Starita

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429953306

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6136

In 1877, Chief Standing Bear's Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to what was then known as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in what became the tribe's own Trail of Tears. "I Am a Man" chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his only son to their traditional burial ground. Along the way, it examines the complex relationship between the United States government and the small, peaceful tribe and the legal consequences of land swaps and broken treaties, while never losing sight of the heartbreaking journey the Ponca endured. It is a story of survival---of a people left for dead who arose from the ashes of injustice, disease, neglect, starvation, humiliation, and termination. On another level, it is a story of life and death, despair and fortitude, freedom and patriotism. A story of Christian kindness and bureaucratic evil. And it is a story of hope---of a people still among us today, painstakingly preserving a cultural identity that had sustained them for centuries before their encounter with Lewis and Clark in the fall of 1804. Before it ends, Standing Bear's long journey home also explores fundamental issues of citizenship, constitutional protection, cultural identity, and the nature of democracy---issues that continue to resonate loudly in twenty-first-century America. It is a story that questions whether native sovereignty, tribal-based societies, and cultural survival are compatible with American democracy. Standing Bear successfully used habeas corpus, the only liberty included in the original text of the Constitution, to gain access to a federal court and ultimately his freedom. This account aptly illuminates how the nation's delicate system of checks and balances worked almost exactly as the Founding Fathers envisioned, a system arguably out of whack and under siege today. Joe Starita's well-researched and insightful account reads like historical fiction as his careful characterizations and vivid descriptions bring this piece of American history brilliantly to life.