Carmen Castillo’s film, La Flaca Alejandra, helps to recreate the memory of the dictatorial past in order to contribute to the collective memory of the country. This film also helps reconstruct Marcia Merino’s own memory and identity. The film offers a survivor’s perspective and memory through their retelling of the trauma they endured and their collaboration with the DINA, Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional. La Flaca Alejandra is an example of how the official narrative of the dictatorial past is challenged and how survivors expose a new “truth” (their truth) through their memory and add on to the “memory box” of Chile.
How does the country truth fill about the Spanish-American War and, which side are they truly on; the Anti-imperialist or imperialist. Some American wanted to have a third party ticket to try and president McKinley because of the way the war turned out. The essential argument behind this was that the United States was intended to be a place where all men could vote and hold power in the government and furthermore, the United States from its Declaration of Independence was an anti-imperialist power. So when the Eastern conference had its session their discussion was on President McKinley being criticized and held responsible for criminal aggression of the country.
Marcile Davis, high school junior, wrote to her senator, Arthur Capper. Whether or not he personally read the letter is unclear, however the letter was preserved on the Kansas Memories Website. In her letter, she discusses the propaganda of the time, her concerns with starting a war, and her disapproval of any war at that time. To further analyze, it would be wise to consider any outside factors that went into her background as a small-town Kansan girl from Clay Center, her view on numerous issues could have been shaped by the isolationist viewpoint so common in her country. She could have wanted the money that would be spent on war to be spent on something her area would see the impact of, like more work programs made by FDR.
“The colonists had asked for the same political rights as people in Britain, they said, but the king had stubbornly refused. Therefore, the colonists were justified in rebelling against a tyrant who had broken the social contract.” (Beck 641). According to John Locke, if a government fails to protect people 's rights: liberty, property, and life, citizens would have the right to rebel (Fiore notes). George III and the British parliament were attacking their liberties.
The position of De las Casas was supported by Francisco de Vitoria. In three lectures (relectiones) held between 1537 and 1539 Vitoria, just like Palacios Rubios, concluded that the Indians were rightful owners of their property and that their chiefs validly exercised jurisdiction over their tribes. He denied the right of the pope or Charles V to claim over Indian lives or property. He ultimately contended that no violent action could be taken against them, nor could their lands or property be seized, unless they had caused harm or injury to the Spanish by violating the latter’s lawful rights. ( Pagden, Anthony (1991).
Rudolph is pput on trial, a show trial if you will. Show trials were a judiaciary trials held in public places to influence the public opinion rather than ensuring justice. This trial was known as the Sanksy trial. In the novel Rudoplph was placed on trial because he was accused of being spy, traitor and a sabetour. He was tortured and forced to confess into a crime he did not commit.
The Mexican military is abusing their federal powers by kidnapping, violating human rights, torturing, and murdering. An example of this has recently occurred in the war-torn state of Michoacan, where the military opened fire on a crowd of civilians. This incident was brought to the public’s attention, once many civilians accused the Mexican military for killing a child and injuring five other citizens. This attack occurred during a military attempt to interrupt a blockage in a road. The citizens testified that the military opened fire on the crowd of innocent villagers, but now officials deny the fact and blame a group of armed civilians.
The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions are political statements created by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, for the purpose of opposing the US Constitution at that time known as the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. The Jeffersonian Republicans strongly attacked this move through the Kentucky Resolution which declared that the Constitution merely established an agreement of unity between the states. Due to this fact, the federal government had no right to exercise powers not found under the terms of this compact or agreement. These resolutions, likewise, grants the right to decide as to the constitutionality of such acts to the states and not to the federal government. If and when the federal government assumed such powers, these acts would
Was this an issue over Dr Glucksberg bringing suit in federal district court seeking a declaration that the Washington state law violated a liberty interest protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. The case was heard by the United States Supreme Court. 5. Ruling and Reasoning Chief Justice Rehnquist was the judge who wrote the majority opinion for the court. He reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that a ban on physician-assisted suicide symbolized
Eddie Mabo was a Torres Strait Islander who believed Australian laws and land ownership were wrong and fought to change them. On 20 May 1982, Eddie Mabo, Sam Passi, David Passi, Celuia Mapo Salee and James Rice began their legal claim for ownership of their lands against the Queensland Government. In 1985, while the Mabo case was proceeding, the Queensland Government tried to avoid the issue of whether rights of Indigenous peoples survived colonisation. Due to this the leader of the Queensland Government Joh Bjelke-Petersen decided to introduce the Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act 1985. This Act had claimed to extinguish any rights and interests that the Meriam people may have had before its enactment.
He said the action "violated the separation of powers" and "sets a dangerous precedent by allowing a grand jury to punish the exercise of a lawful and constitutional authority afforded to the Texas governor. " Perry had to go to the Travis County Jail in Austin to be booked, fingerprinted and to take a mug shot. The grand jury in Travis County indicted the governor on charges of abuse of his official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Perry is in his final few months as governor after a record breaking 14 year run.
Another key contrast for the president from a monarch was in the fact that the president was first not only “elected by fellow citizens, [but also] subject to potential impeachment” (Amar, p. 145). Through its Constitution America broke all traditions for previous important heads of government such as shown in “British law [which] had no regularized legal [way] for ousting a bad king” (Amar, p. 199). Amar goes on to implicitly state that “the monarch himself was immune from impeachment” (Amar, p. 199). The goal for America was to differ from the way that Europe passed power through heredity without the need for or basis of merit. One way Article II of the Constitution specifically aimed to prohibit the immediate passing from father to son was through an age requirement set at thirty-five, which also gave those voting for a candidate time to judge his worthiness.
In a recent article published in the Los Angeles Times, a local pro-bono law firm with the support of Irell & Manella LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Compton Unified School District (CUSD) on behalf of students and teachers claiming CUSD is not providing a free and appropriate public education to students who are or have experienced “complex trauma” and violence. This lawsuit will define whether “complex trauma” meets the federal requirements as a disability and could afford protections under several federal laws, such as the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). If the court does agree with the plaintiffs, this will put the onus on CUSD to deliver