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Beverly Eckert, 9/11 widow and woman of great courage and principle

user 3294782
San Diego, CA
Post #: 412
Sadly, Beverly Eckert, widow of 9/11 victim Sean Rooney, was aboard Continental flight 3407 that crashed yesterday near Buffalo NY

My Silence Cannot Be Bought
by Beverly Eckert
December 19, 2003

Peter H.
user 3471076
San Diego, CA
Post #: 323
That is an incredible letter... to think the average payoff was 1.8 million dollars. No wonder so many were silenced.

user 3294782
San Diego, CA
Post #: 415
yes, 1.8 million is a huge temptation. I hate to think what I might have done in her place..
user 3551645
San Diego, CA
Post #: 89
That was a great letter. I remember her in the film 'Improbable Collapse'.
Also on that plane was Alison Des Forges, peace activist.

Alison Des Forges
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Alison Des Forges (née Liebhafsky) (August 20, 1942 – February 12, 2009) was an American historian and human rights activist who specialized in the African Great Lakes region, particularly the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. At the time of her death, she was a senior advisor for the African continent at Human Rights Watch.
Des Forges was born Alison B. Liebhafsky on August 20, 1942 to Sybil Small and Herman A. Liebhafsky. She married Roger Des Forges, a historian at the State University of New York at Buffalo who specialized in China, in 1964. Des Forges earned her B.A. in history from Radcliffe College in 1964, and her M.A. and a Ph.D. in the same discipline from Yale University in 1966 and 1972. Her master's thesis and doctoral dissertation both addressed the impact of European colonialism on Rwanda.[3][1][2]
Des Forges left academia in 1994 in response to the Rwandan Genocide to work full time on human rights.[4] She testified 11 times before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and gave evidence about the Rwandan Genocide to panels of the French National Assembly, the Belgian Senate, the US Congress, the Organisation of African Unity, and the United Nations.[3] She was also an authority on human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Burundi.[5] She wrote the 1999 Leave None to Tell the Story, in which she argued that the genocide was organized by the Rwandan government that took power in 1994, rather than being a spontaneous outbreak of tribal conflicts.[5] Her specialized in the African Great Lakes region and studied the Rwandan Genocide. Des Forges was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1999, and became the senior advisor at Human Rights Watch for the African continent.
She died on February 12, 2009, when her flight, Colgan Air Flight 3407, en route from Newark Liberty International Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, crashed in Clarence Center, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. All 45 passengers along with the four crew died, along with one person on the ground.[1]
[edit] Bibliography
• Defeat is the Only Bad News: Rwanda under Musiinga, 1896-1931 - Ph.D thesis at Yale University - 1972 -
• Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda - Human Rights Watch et FIDH - 1999 - ISBN 1-56432-171-1
• Roth, Kenneth; DesForges, Alison (Summer 2002). "Justice or Therapy?". Boston Review.
user 3294782
San Diego, CA
Post #: 417
very sad and a tragedy for Africa (and the world)

some very important voices were silenced in this crash.
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