A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 by Dennis Smith

By Dennis Smith

at the 10th anniversary of September 11, a portrait of tragedy, survival, and therapeutic from the writer of The long island Times bestseller Report from floor Zero.

This 12 months marks the 10th anniversary of the assaults at the global exchange heart and the Pentagon, an celebration that's guaranteed to be saw world wide. yet one of the memorials, political speeches, and information editorials, the main urgent attention- and infrequently the main overlooked-is the lives and health of the September 11 first responders, their households, and the victims' households over the previous decade.

Dennis Smith, a former firefighter and the writer of the bestselling Report from flooring Zero, addresses this crucial subject in a sequence of interviews with the heroes and households of these most influenced by means of the tragedy both via feats of bravery within the rescue efforts or heroic bearing up within the face of incredible loss. Smith offers an intimate examine a negative second in background and its tough and tough aftermath, permitting those survivors to percentage their tales of loss, patience, and resilience of their personal phrases. A Decade of Hope is a decent and very important examine a decade within the lives of these for whom a countrywide tragedy was once a devastatingly own ordeal.

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By the mid-1980s more radical splinter groups such as the Animal Rights Militia (ARM), the Justice Department, and the Hunt Retribution Squad had formed, and in 1989 alone fourteen attempted bombings were attributed to animal rights groups in Great Britain. 8 Today, ALF has grown far beyond its British roots, becoming a significant international movement with an unknown number of members and supporters worldwide. ALF cells are or have been active in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Croatia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and the United States— more than twenty countries in all.

23 When Stephen Coleridge took over the VSS in 1898 and moved for restrictions on vivisection, as opposed to its abolition, Cobbe left and formed the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, an organization still in existence. Legislation to restrict vivisection was passed in 1876, but lobbyists for the medical community weakened the Cruelty to Animals Act, eliminating the original prohibition against using cats and dogs in experiments. 24 Despite setbacks precipitated by the scientific and medical establishments, at the start of the twentieth century anti-vivisectionists enjoyed fairly broad support in Great Britain.

47 And while there is no doubt that the vast majority of animal rights proponents are dedicated to protecting all animal life, human and non-human, the observed process of progressive radicalization is nevertheless producing a new fringe of extremists who, in likening factory farming and vivisection to the Jewish Holocaust and black slavery, have decided that the scale of non-human animal suffering is great enough to morally justify violent attacks against humans. In this extreme, the activities of some animal rights groups and individuals are properly labeled as terrorism.

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