Idan Barir (Israel)

Photography by Dubi Roman Idan Barir is a former Israeli soldier in the artillery forces, from Tel Aviv. In recent years he has been  an activist with the Israeli-Palestinian movement Combatants for Peace (www.combatantsforpeace.org) and is currently a PhD candidate in Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University. See also www.machsomwatch.org/en. As a child I had… more

Chen Alon (Israel)

Photography by Dubi Roman Chen Alon is a theatre director, facilitator and lecturer at Tel Aviv University. Chen served for four years in the Israeli army and then for 11 years as an operations officer in the reserves. Later, he became a refusnik and as a result served time in jail. For more information see www.combatantsforpeace.org. My grandfather… more

Bassam Aramin (Palestine)

Photography by Dubi Roman Bassam Aramin became involved in the Palestinian struggle as a boy growing up in the ancient city of Hebron. At 17, he was caught planning an attack on Israeli troops and spent the next seven years in prison. In 2005, he co-founded Combatants for Peace (www.combatantsforpeace.org), an organisation of former Israeli… more

Shannon Moroney (Canada)

In October 2005 Shannon Moroney married Jason Staples having been in a loving and committed relationship for three years. One month later, Jason attacked and brutally violated two female strangers at his workplace and hours later brought them to the home he shared with Shannon. On arrest, he disclosed that he had also committed acts of… more

Natalia Aggiano (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1997, after 30 years of bullying and abuse, Natalia Aggiano’s mother was brutally murdered by her father at his home in Scunthorpe, England. Her father later died of cancer in prison. Natalia has written a book with Vanessa Howard on her experience, ‘Unconditional Love’ (2008). My dad was brought up as a… more

Terry Caffey (USA)

On the night of March 1st, 2008, in a quiet, rural Texan community, Terry Caffey’s wife, Penny, and their two young sons, Bubba and Tyler, were brutally murdered by their 16-year-old daughter’s boyfriend, Charlie Wilkinson, and his friend Charles Waid. Terry and his daughter Erin were the only members of the family to survive, but… more

Barry & Margaret Mizen (England)

Photo by Luke Pajak 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen was murdered in May 2008 when he and his older brother went into a bakery near their home in Lee, south east London. While inside, Jake – who had been cautioned by police several years earlier for harassing Jimmy’s older sibling – brushed past the brothers. A scuffle… more

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