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The Resource Like water on stone : the story of Amnesty International, Jonathan Power

Like water on stone : the story of Amnesty International, Jonathan Power

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Like water on stone : the story of Amnesty International
Title
Like water on stone
Title remainder
the story of Amnesty International
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Power
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Starting with the personal story of his long-time friendship with one of Amnesty's best-known adopted political prisoners, Olusegun Obasanjo, now the democratically elected president of Nigeria, Jonathan Power looks at Amnesty's work worldwide, including Guatemala, where their personnel risked their own lives to help those facing the death squads, and in the Central African Republic, where they exposed the horrific massacre of defenceless children. Other chapters examine the attempt to bring General Pinochet to justice, Britain's dirty war in Northern Ireland and one of the black marks in Amnesty's own history, their mistaken support of the Baader-Meinhof gang. Finally, Power focuses on the USA and its failure to address its own widespread human rights violations." "Forty years on, Amnesty continues to question orthodoxies - even liberal ones. It has also radically reassessed its objectives. The struggle to free political prisoners goes on, but Amnesty also recognizes the need to fight for human rights in whatever form they are denied or abused. Its successes are often no more dramatic than the constant dripping of water on stone. But as Jonathan Power asserts, 'Amnesty may not yet have changed the world, but it has not left it as it found it either'."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Power, Jonathan
Dewey number
323/.06/01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.P69 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Amnesty International
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  • Political prisoners
  • Human rights
  • Amnesty International
Label
Like water on stone : the story of Amnesty International, Jonathan Power
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue: The wheel turns in Nigeria -- 1. Guatemala -- 'only political killings' -- 2. Bokassa, the dead children and the lessons unlearnt -- 3. The Pinochet case -- 4. Amnesty's forty years -- 5. Northern Ireland -- Britain's dirty war -- 6. Amnesty's black mark -- the Baader-Meinhof Gang -- 7. Amnesty's success stories -- 8. China -- from better to worse? -- 9. The USA -- land of the free? -- 10. Conclusion -- the world is a better place
Control code
45845483
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 331 pages
Isbn
9781555534875
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001018741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Like water on stone : the story of Amnesty International, Jonathan Power
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue: The wheel turns in Nigeria -- 1. Guatemala -- 'only political killings' -- 2. Bokassa, the dead children and the lessons unlearnt -- 3. The Pinochet case -- 4. Amnesty's forty years -- 5. Northern Ireland -- Britain's dirty war -- 6. Amnesty's black mark -- the Baader-Meinhof Gang -- 7. Amnesty's success stories -- 8. China -- from better to worse? -- 9. The USA -- land of the free? -- 10. Conclusion -- the world is a better place
Control code
45845483
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 331 pages
Isbn
9781555534875
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001018741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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