The Parrot s Perch

The Parrot s Perch

In the pages that follow, Keilt tells the story of her life in Brazil—from her exclusive, upper-class lifestyle and dreams of Olympic medals to her turmoil-filled youth.

Author: Karen Keilt

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631525728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The Parrot’s Perch opens in 2013, when Karen Keilt, age sixty, receives an invitation to testify at the Brazilian National Truth Commission at the UN in New York. The email sparks memories of her “previous life”—the one she has kept safely bottled up for more than thirty-seven years. Hopeful of helping to raise awareness about ongoing human rights violations in Brazil, she wants to testify, but she anguishes over reliving the horrific events of her youth. In the pages that follow, Keilt tells the story of her life in Brazil—from her exclusive, upper-class lifestyle and dreams of Olympic medals to her turmoil-filled youth. Full of hints of a dark oligarchy in Brazil, corruption, crime, and military interference, The Parrot’s Perch is a searing, sometimes shocking true tale of suffering, struggle—and survival.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Parrot s Perch

Parrot s Perch

Author: Michel Rio

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: UOM:39015010252164

Category: French literature

Page: 88

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Categories: French literature

Behind Bars in Brazil

Behind Bars in Brazil

The parrot's perch is a bar on which the victim is suspended from the back of his
knees , with his hands tied to his ankles . Once on the perch , the victim , usually
stripped naked , is subjected to beatings , electric shocks , and near - drowning .

Author: Joanne Mariner

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 1564321959

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

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Categories: Political Science

Torture and Democracy

Torture and Democracy

5 In 1969, a Brazilian instructor demonstrated various torture techniques to a
class of eighty interrogators. Using six prisoners, he demonstrated the parrot's
perch, the palmatoria paddle, the falaka, forced standing on sharp cans (the
Vietnam), ...

Author: Darius Rejali

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400830879

Category: Political Science

Page: 880

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This is the most comprehensive, and most comprehensively chilling, study of modern torture yet written. Darius Rejali, one of the world's leading experts on torture, takes the reader from the late nineteenth century to the aftermath of Abu Ghraib, from slavery and the electric chair to electrotorture in American inner cities, and from French and British colonial prison cells and the Spanish-American War to the fields of Vietnam, the wars of the Middle East, and the new democracies of Latin America and Europe. As Rejali traces the development and application of one torture technique after another in these settings, he reaches startling conclusions. As the twentieth century progressed, he argues, democracies not only tortured, but set the international pace for torture. Dictatorships may have tortured more, and more indiscriminately, but the United States, Britain, and France pioneered and exported techniques that have become the lingua franca of modern torture: methods that leave no marks. Under the watchful eyes of reporters and human rights activists, low-level authorities in the world's oldest democracies were the first to learn that to scar a victim was to advertise iniquity and invite scandal. Long before the CIA even existed, police and soldiers turned instead to "clean" techniques, such as torture by electricity, ice, water, noise, drugs, and stress positions. As democracy and human rights spread after World War II, so too did these methods. Rejali makes this troubling case in fluid, arresting prose and on the basis of unprecedented research--conducted in multiple languages and on several continents--begun years before most of us had ever heard of Osama bin Laden or Abu Ghraib. The author of a major study of Iranian torture, Rejali also tackles the controversial question of whether torture really works, answering the new apologists for torture point by point. A brave and disturbing book, this is the benchmark against which all future studies of modern torture will be measured.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil 1964 1985

The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil  1964 1985

The "parrot's perch" was a horizontal pole onto which the victim was tied with the
ankles and wrists bound together. The victim could then be beaten with paddles
and given electric shocks. One survivor said his OBAN torturers played samba ...

Author: Thomas E. Skidmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195362624

Category: History

Page: 420

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The largest and most important country in Latin America, Brazil was the first to succumb to the military coups that struck that region in the 1960s and the early 1970s. In this authoritative study, Thomas E. Skidmore, one of America's leading experts on Latin America and, in particular, on Brazil, offers the first analysis of more than two decades of military rule, from the overthrow of Jo?o Goulart in 1964, to the return of democratic civilian government in 1985 with the presidency of Jos? Sarney. A sequel to Skidmore's highly acclaimed Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964, this volume explores the military rule in depth. Why did the military depose Goulart? What kind of "economic miracle" did their technocrats fashion? Why did General Costa e Silva's attempts to "humanize the Revolution" fail, only to be followed by the most repressive regime of the period? What led Generals Geisel and Golbery to launch the liberalization that led to abertura? What role did the Brazilian Catholic Church, the most innovative in the Americas, play? How did the military government respond in the early 1980s to galloping inflation and an unpayable foreign debt? Skidmore concludes by examining the early Sarney presidency and the clues it may offer for the future. Will democratic governments be able to meet the demands of urban workers and landless peasants while maintaining economic growth and international competitiveness? Can Brazil at the same time control inflation and service the largest debt in the developing world? Will its political institutions be able to represent effectively an electorate now three times larger than in 1964? What role will the military play in the future? In recent years, many Third World nations--Argentina, the Philippines, and Uruguay, among others--have moved from repressive military regimes to democratic civilian governments. Skidmore's study provides insight into the nature of this transition in Brazil and what it may tell about the fate of democracy in the Third World.
Categories: History

The Nursery

The Nursery

THE PARROT AND THE SPARROW . At the “ Jardin des Plantes , ” a famous
garden and museum in Paris , there was once a parrot that took a great fancy to a
little wild sparrow . Every morning , the little bird would fly to the parrot's perch ;
and ...






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Writing in Motion

Writing in Motion

The parrot also becomes a mercurial ontolexic cipher for the human double—and
thus (presto) the visual made audible, ... And the parrot's perch, his authorial
placement, a virtual sovereignty anchored by aerial suspension, makes these ...

Author: Kenneth King

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819569646

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Kenneth King is one of America’s most inventive postmodern choreographers. His dancing has always reflected his interest in language and technology, combining movement with film, machines, lighting and words both spoken and written. King is also conversant in philosophy, and some of his most influential dances have been dedicated to and in dialogue with the work of such philosophers as Susanne K. Langer, Edmund Husserl and Friedrich Nietzsche. Since the 1960s, he has performed his dance to texts both spoken and prerecorded—texts intended to stand separately as literary works. Writing in Motion spans more than thirty years and is collected here for the first time. It includes essays, performance scripts of King’s own work, art criticism, philosophy and cultural commentary. Dense with movement, these writings explode and reconfigure the familiar, crack syntax open, and invent startling new words. Dancing, to King, is “writing in space," and writing is a dance of ideas. Whether referencing Aristotle, Langer, Simone de Beauvoir, MTV, Maurice Blanchot or Marshall McLuhan, King’s delightfully lavish prose is very much “in motion.”
Categories: Performing Arts

The Parrots of Luquillo

The Parrots of Luquillo

Natural History and Conservation of the Puerto Rican Parrot Noel F. R. Snyder,
James W. Wiley, Cameron B. Kepler ... In forage , the precise timing possibly
depending the wild , estimated perch diameters have alon weather conditions ...

Author: Noel F. R. Snyder


ISBN: UOM:39015020838010

Category: Birds

Page: 384

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Categories: Birds

Political In Justice

Political  In Justice

There he was stripped, placed naked on a pau de arara (parrot's perch, a beam
from which the victim was hung upside down), beaten and given electric shocks.
Brandt testified that “the shocks were applied all over the body, especially the ...

Author: Anthony W. Pereira

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822972839

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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Through a thorough examination of political repression in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, Anthony Pereira illuminates the ways in which the long-term relationship of a country’s military and judiciary can explain a regime’s overall approach to the law.
Categories: Political Science

Textbook Of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology Principles And Practice

Textbook Of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology  Principles And Practice

Simple suspending platform is more universal than the beating means slapping
on less sensitive and less " Parrots perch ' , a type of hanging that is more
delicate parts of the body which does not cause frequent in Brazil and Ethiopia ...

Author: Vij

Publisher: Elsevier India

ISBN: 8131211290


Page: 756

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The book is a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. It provides precise and useful information on relevant legal provisions and forensic anatomy, and promotes interdisciplinary understanding of issues where law an medicine converge. The text is oriented towards the practical problems ncountered during day-to-day medicollegal work. About the Author : - Krishnan Vij, MD, L.L.B. is Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

Animals in Heaven

Animals in Heaven

She was a beautiful green parrot with a love for children and most adults,
especially Sister Marie Rene Azar from the order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
This cute little bird ... over to the parrot's perch from which the bird had been
eyeing us.

Author: Susi Pittman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440177260

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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It is always hard to say good-bye. As Catholics, we know that our human loved ones are called by Christ to join Him in eternity, dwelling in heavenly bliss before God, enlightened by the light of glory, sharing in the fullness of the eternal life Christ has prepared for us. But what about our pets, and the animals that fill the earth and our lives with such special beauty? Does God have a place for them? Where do animals go when they die? Are they just dust? What is the destiny of creation? Does God really care about any of creation besides man? Would God, the Author of all life, cast the non-human creation He called good into nothingness? Isn't it illogical to believe that God would find worthless that which is "hard-wired" to give Him praise? Is it so hard to understand that animals created by God with a particular good would not also have knowledge of their Creator? It is a universal concern for stewards of creation who, in their humanness, consider such questions in their hearts. I write this book as a way to explore tenets of the Catholic faith that address creation; of bringng insight and spiritual truths to animal lovers and lovers of creation; and as evidential support of the truth that all creation was given its order, time, place, and purpose from its Creator, who sustains and preserves it at all times, always!
Categories: Religion

Handbook of Forensic Medicine

Handbook of Forensic Medicine

The parrot perch, also called 'Pau de arara' refers to a physical torture technique
designed to cause severe joint and muscle pain (to the wrists, ankles, legs and
knees), as well as headaches. The position also causes congestion of the head ...

Author: Burkhard Madea

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118570623

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

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Forensic Medicine encompasses all areas in which medicine and law interact. This book covers diverse aspects of forensic medicine including forensic pathology, traumatology and violent death, sudden and unexpected death, clinical forensic medicine, toxicology, traffic medicine, identification, haemogenetics and medical law. A knowledge of all these subdisciplines is necessary in order to solve routine as well as more unusual cases. Taking a comprehensive approach the book m.oves beyond a focus on forensic pathology to include clinical forensic medicine and forensic toxicology. All aspects of forensic medicine are covered to meet the specialist needs of daily casework. Aspects of routine analysis and quality control are addressed in each chapter. The book provides coverage of the latest developments in forensic molecular biology, forensic toxicology, molecular pathology and immunohistochemistry. A must-have reference for every specialist in the field this book is set to become the bench-mark for the international forensic medical community.
Categories: Medical



Debbie Gallagher. Parrot aviaries should have trees . The trees should have
different types of branches for chewing , perching , and climbing . RE 00 Parrots
perch on branches to eat and rest . Zoo Food Parrots eat fruit , seeds , and nuts.

Author: Debbie Gallagher

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761447466

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Discusses parrots, their natural habitat, behavior, and characteristics, and zoo life"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Odd Jobs

Odd Jobs

Essays and Criticism John Updike. ODD COUPLES A Pair of Parrots FmuBERT's
PARROT, byjulian Barnes. 190 pp. Knopf, 1985. PARRoT's PERcH, by Michel
Rio, translated from the French by Leigh Hafrey. 88 pp. Harcourt Brace
jovanovich ...

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679645856

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1024

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To complement his work as a fiction writer, John Updike accepted any number of odd jobs—book reviews and introductions, speeches and tributes, a “few paragraphs” on baseball or beauty or Borges—and saw each as “an opportunity to learn something, or to extract from within some unsuspected wisdom.” In this, his largest collection of assorted prose, he brings generosity and insight to the works and lives of William Dean Howells, George Bernard Shaw, Philip Roth, Muriel Spark, and dozens more. Novels from outposts of postmodernism like Turkey, Albania, Israel, and Nigeria are reviewed, as are biographies of Cleopatra and Dorothy Parker. The more than a hundred considerations of books are flanked, on one side, by short stories, a playlet, and personal essays, and, on the other, by essays on his own oeuvre. Updike’s odd jobs would be any other writer’s chief work.
Categories: Literary Collections

In the City by the Sea

In the City by the Sea

But then I fell in love, and the parrot always on my shoulder, entrancing the
woman I loved with his romantic verse, entrancing her to the point where she
forgot about me, to the point where she considered my body merely a parrot-
perch ...

Author: Kamila Shamsie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408825983

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Hasan is eleven years old. He loves cricket, pomegranates, the night sky, his clever, vibrant artistic mother and his etymologically obsessed lawyer father, and he adores his next-door neighbour Zehra. One early summer morning, while lazing happily on the roof, Hasan watches a young boy flying a yellow kite fall to his death. Soon after, Hasan's idyllic, sheltered family life is shattered when his beloved uncle Salman, a dissenting politician, is arrested and charged with treason... Set in a land ruled by an oppresive military regime, this eloquent, charming and quietly political novel vividly recreates the confusing world of a young boy on the edge of adulthood, and beautifully illustrates the transformative power of the imagination.
Categories: Fiction

Olga s Room

Olga s Room

Do you get them used to breaking down resistance? Do you tell them what you
do to the prisoners at home? How you hang them on the parrot's perch, squeeze
out their eyes, pull the nails out of their fingers and toes, shove hot electric wires ...

Author: Dea Loher

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849438455

Category: Drama

Page: 56

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The only way not to be a heroine, a martyr, a victim, is to make myself an accomplice, a collaborator. Communist. Jew. Revolutionary. Lover. Mother. Olga Benario's story is a searing tale of survival as alongside her fellow prisoners she struggles to hold onto her disintegrating sense of self. Based on real events of the 1930s-40s focusing on Benario's time in Brazil and Germany, this gripping play was the first work by one of Europe's foremost contemporary dramatists, Dea Loher, and was originally performed in 1992. After their highly successful run in Luxembourg City, Speaking in Tongues bring the English-language world premiere to London.
Categories: Drama

Advancing the Human Right to Health

Advancing the Human Right to Health

Types of torture include 'the parrot's perch', 'the telephone', and 'the flying carpet'.
These terms are often employed menacingly by prison guards and police to warn
their targets of the consequences of noncompliance. Whatever its form, torture ...

Author: José M. Zuniga

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191637643

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Advancing the Human Right to Health offers a prospective on the global response to one of the greatest moral, legal, and public health challenges of the 21st century - achieving the human right to health as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other legal instruments. Featuring writings by global thought-leaders in the world of health human rights, the book brings clarity to many of the complex clinical, ethical, economic, legal, and socio-cultural questions raised by injury, disease, and deeper determinants of health, such as poverty. Much more than a primer on the right to health, this book features an examination of profound inequalities in health, which have resulted in millions of people condemned to unnecessary suffering and hastened deaths. In so doing, it provides a thoughtful account of the right to health's parameters, strategies on ways in which to achieve it, and discussion of why it is so essential in a 21st century context. Country-specific case studies provide context for analysing the right to health and assessing whether, and to what extent, this right has influenced critical decision-making that makes a difference in people's lives. Thematic chapters also look at the specific challenges involved in translating the right to health into action. Advancing the Human Right to Health highlights the urgency to build upon the progress made in securing the right to health for all, offering a timely reminder that all stakeholders must redouble their efforts to advance the human right to health.
Categories: Medical

The Parrot Problem Solver

The Parrot Problem Solver

Parrots that perch higher are said to be dominant . Opponents believe height
dominance in parrots does not exist ; instead parrots perch higher for the
opportunity of better visibility , better lift for flight , comfort , etc. howdying : the
process of ...

Author: Barbara Heidenreich

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: CORNELL:31924105519908

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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When not properly trained and socialized, parrots are prone to developing behavioral problems, including aggression and self-mutilation. Many parrot owners face these problems and need guidance on how to solve them. This book offers practical advice on how to understand, prevent, and correct aggressive beavhior in parrots.
Categories: Pets

The Country of Football

The Country of Football

... Parliamentary Inquisition Committee (CPI) CBF/Nike 16, 194–5 Parque Dom
Pedro II, São Paulo 20 Parque São Jorge, São Paulo 165 parrot's perch (pau de
arara) 151 Partido Democrático Trabalhista (PDT) 79 Partido dos Trabalhadores

Author: Paulo Fontes

Publisher: Hurst

ISBN: 9781849045032

Category: Sports & Recreation


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Brazil has done much to shape football/soccer, but how has soccer shaped Brazil? Despite the political and social importance of the beautiful game to the country, the subject has hitherto received little attention. This book presents groundbreaking work by historians and researchers from Brazil, the United States, Britain and France, who examine the political significance, in the broadest sense, of the sport in which Brazil has long been a world leader. The authors consider questions such as the relationship between soccer, the workplace and working class culture; the formation of Brazilian national identity; race relations; political and social movements; and the impact of the sport on social mobility. Contributions to the book range in time from the late nineteenth century, when the British first introduced the sport to Brazil, to the present day, as the 'country of soccer' prepares itself to host the 2014 World Cup, painting a vivid picture of the many ways in which soccer exists and functions in Brazil, both on and off the pitch.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Melancholies of Knowledge

Melancholies of Knowledge

Three of them without narrator: Parrot's Perch, Faux Pas, and The Uncertainty
Principle. A fourth, Merlin,' presided over by an I (Merlin himself), but a historical I,
safe behind a thousand distances; a Merovingian I, if history will allow me this ...

Author: Margery Arent Safir

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438418452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

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Scholars in the exact and social sciences join literary critics to consider the work of French author Michel Rio and to reflect on literature's place in intellectual discourse in an age dominated by science.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography