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Carry Me Down

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John Egan is a misfit — "a twelve year old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant" — who diligently keeps a "log of lies." ...
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The reason I would want to read this is because i think it would be interesting to read about how it is a 12yr old in a grown mans body, and interesting to read about how he does different things through his life.

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Drug Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Web Site
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UNODC is an organization that helps people who are using drugs in the Middle East and North Africa. It helps youths and also adults suffering from this. This organization makes sure that you have the correct treatment in order to set you free. Not only do they help with drug use, they also help people who are suffering from HIV and AIDs, they help with drug trafficking, Terrorism prevention since 2003 they have been making a huge contribution in the efforts to stop terrorism. This Organization helps many people in different ways and not only does it help the individuals but it also helps their family cope with this type of stuff. During your time in UNODC they give you a companion who will be there if you need someone to talk to or just need some advice on how to make it through these tough times.

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The deep roots of Libya's psychology of violence.

The deep roots of Libya's psychology of violence. | The Country Of Me- Libya | Scoop.it
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In this article the deep roots of Libya's psychology of violence was about how the rebels are capturing people that they think are "traitors" and they are torturing them. They are saying how the rebels capture these people from their houses and their families have to see this entire going on. At one point in the article it explains how they hang these human beings in front of the public and the public has to watch all of this go on. But these dictators make the public believe that the people being hung have actually traded and have gone against their country when really they haven't done anything. As you read on the article begins to say how the rebels will torture these people until they get information out of them. Further more the article went on saying how the government distribute their own atrocity videos, of acts carried out by rebel "terrorists" who must be hunted down reading through this article it is interesting to see what these rebels put these poor victims through when really they didn't even do anything wrong. In the second part of the article it says how for the true believers they really believed that whatever the government did was right and every punishment that they did was right, but most people were afraid to speak up or say anything because they don't know what could happen to them if they were to speak up.

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In the Country of Men

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Libya, 1979. Nine-year-old Suleiman’s days are circumscribed by the narrow rituals of childhood: outings to the ruins surrounding Tripoli...
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The beginning of the book started out really slow. Suleiman is a young boy that lives in Qaddafi's Libya he is nine years old and lives with his Baba and mother. In the beginning of the book it starts off by telling us how Suleiman's mother is ill, and his Baba is never home so he is basically the one taking care of his mother. Whenever his dad came home he would eat really quick and always go to his room to take a nap, he never really talked to Suleiman or his mother about his day or anything that happened. One of the family friends Ustath Rashid was taken and tortured, when Baba was away for long periods of time Mama started to worry that, they took Baba one of the reasons why she stopped talking to Auntie Salma who was Rashid's wife because she did not want anything to happen to her family. Suleiman’s life totally changed when all of this was happening when the phone rang he thought it was someone calling for baba to see what he had done, Mama decided to burn all Baba's cherished books incase something were to happen and Suleiman did not understand why they were doing this. Whenever Baba left for a "business trip" mama would get very ill and Suleiman would be the one that had to take care of her, she took sleeping pills and much more. As the book went on it went to tell you how Suleiman found his father and wanted to talk to him he was only allowed to talk to him he could not see him. Moosa a family friend said that he wanted to die for Baba because he feels like he betrayed him but mama talks him out of it. Suleiman decided to fled and he went with a woman Alexandria who took him to Cario.

I would like to research how they torture the traitors when they finally capture them and what might happen to there family, the reason i would like to research this is because Suleiman’s father was captured and tortured and I think it would be interesting to see what kind of things they do to these people. Also I would like to research about different drugs that people use in Libya because the mother takes drugs whenever her husband "leaves" and the son ends up having to take care of her. In the book they talk about how dreams are a big deal and they believe that something will happen with that, and they believe that I would like to research that to know exactly what they think happen with the dreams.

The book was okay, it was a slow start and it didn't really pick up any detail about anything and he kind of left you hanging in some parts which I didn't really like. It also wasn't that interesting because I felt like they focused about the mom more then the father and what was happening to him. I wouldn't really recommended this book

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Training programs reinforce Libyan rebels

The rebels may lack the modern equipment of the Libyan army, but improved training programs are reducing their number of casualties. A one-month-training pro...
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It's interesting that they set up an actual camp for these rebels are train them. Even though they dont have great equipmen they still are training constantly to improve themselves and they are reducing their number of casualties.

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libya-map

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Libya is the country that Suleiman and his family were living when all of this was going on.

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End Game.

End Game. | The Country Of Me- Libya | Scoop.it
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This article is stating that the rebels are taking over Libya and many people are being characterized as traitors. As the article moves forward it tells you how the government is trying to step in and take control and it tells you that the government wants to desert these rebels so they are going to cut off water supply, cut off vital fuel, ammunition supplies the reason the government is scared to do this because they believe that it could be very messy and could turn out worse then it already is. They are scared that if the leader finds out that the government is trying to do this to him he could find out and try to commit suicide, or if he could escape and not be found. If that were to happen they wouldn't have any tips on where people could be or what other things might happen to other people that they are plotting against other people. The Government is working to make a plan to capture him but not allow him to find out so that it doesn't get messy. Also, the article states how the rebels take these people from their homes and torture them in front of family members and in front of everyone in the community. They don't have any sympathy for any of these people.

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Front Lines of the Libyan Revolution (A Documentary)

VICE Founder Shane Smith takes you into the heart of the Libyan revolution, where the stakes are simple: victory or death. We head into rebel-controlled east...
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This video was really interesting it was about the Libyan Revolution. It talked about how they know that the government is trying to stop what they are doing, and its interesting because it seems like the rebels know what they are doing is wrong but they don't stop because there dictator wont allow them to. The document also tells you about the most dangerous places that have these rebels and how they try to attack. At one point in the document they put the tourists on house arrest because they did something wrong, the next day they let them out and it was interesting to me that they were actually giving them a tour of what they do and what goes on. As the document went on it told us a little bit about Libya's dictator and how they all listen to him, even the civilians because these rebels have made these people so scared to even exit there house not knowing what could happen to them if they leave. The document also shows how these rebels take the people they capture on a boat and they torture them until they tell them what they want to hear, for example in one part they were asking one of the civilians who else was involved and he didn't want to say so they basically did something that made him feel like he was drowning. Sometimes they way they tortured them it didn't work and it would take them many times to finally get it out of them, really all they were looking for is for the civilian to tell them who else is a "traitor" that was really the main reason why the rebels were capturing the civilians because they believed that they were trading against Libya and there country.

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