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1 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 360 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Hill Hall, Room 703 Newark, NJ (mailing address) Tel: or 5255 Fax: College Ave New Brunswick, NJ Argentina Trial Monitor- ATM ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (Sept 2014 Version) Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos (Ex-ESMA)

2 (*) Denotes links in English. On State Repression & Genocide: Acuña, Carlos, Smulovitz, Catalina Militares en la Transición Argentina: del gobierno a la subordinación constitucional. In Juicio, Castigos y Memorias. Buenos Aires: Nueva Visión. Acuña and Smulovitz describe the logic of state repression during the military dictatorship. They also examine the compromise between the armed forces and the new democratic government that was reached to ensure Argentina s societal reconciliation and political stability. *Bouvard, Guzman Revolutionary Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Bouvard studies the mothers of the disappeared s protests against state terror. Bouvard also analyzes the mothers continuing struggle for truth and justice in the context of the fall of the dictatorship. *Brysk, Alison The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina: Protest, Change, and Democratization. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Brysk analyzes the development of the Human Rights Movement in Argentina in the late 1970s and the power of symbolic politics during Argentina s democratic transition. Calveiro, Pilar Poder y Desaparición.Los campos de concentración en Argentina. Buenos Aires: Colihue. Pilar Calveiro reflects upon her experience as a detainee at the ESMA. *CONADEP (National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons) Nunca Mas. Available at: Nunca Más is a report on the violence of the Argentine armed forces during the military dictatorship. CONADEP identifies detention centers and denounces the regime s use of torture and extrajudicial killings as means of control. Espacio para la memoria. Huella Digital Recorrido Virtual de los Centros de Detención. This project s interactive map describes the various detention centres located in Buenos Aires during the military dictatorship including the ESMA, Club Atlético, Automotores Orletti, Olimpo y Virrey Ceballos. *Feierstein, Daniel El Genocidio como Práctica Social. Entre el nazismo y la experiencia argentina. Buenos Aires: FCE. Feierstein discusses the logic of violence and annihilation as a social practice that destroys but also reorganizes social relations in order to shape a new society. Feierstein explores the parallels between state repression under Nazism and the military regime in Argentina between 1976 and This book is available in English: Genocide as Social Practice from Rutgers University Press. *Hodges, Donald Argentina s Dirty War : An Intellectual Biography. Austin: University of Texas Press. Hodges studies Argentine revolutionary thinking and military rhetoric. He analyzes the writing of both the guerillas and Argentine activists between 1973 and

3 Junta Militar Documento final de la Junta Militar sobre la Guerra contra la Subversión y el Terrorismo. In this report, the Argentine military justifies state violence during the dictatorship and portray themselves as the saviors of Argentina. At the time, this report legitimized their self-proclaimed amnesty. *Mignone, Emilio Witness to the Truth: The Complicity of Church and Dictatorship in Argentina. New York: Orbis Books. Mignone accounts for the clergy s knowledge of state terrorism during the dictatorship. He explores how bishops crafted a religious doctrine that justified state torture and clandestine killings. *Norden, Deborah Military Rebellion in Argentina: Between Coups and Consolidation. University of Nebraska Press. Norden explores the causes of the four major military uprisings in Argentina between 1987 and 1990 and the roots of intraarmy fractures. *Park, Rebekah The Reappeared. Rutgers University Press. Park discusses the experiences of state terrorism survivors while raising questions about victimhood, human rights abuses, and the role of memorial museums in the aftermath of genocide. *Pion-Berlin The Fall of the Military Rule in Argentina: Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, 27(12): Pion-Berlin examines the causes of the dictatorship s decline and the military s withdrawal from power. Rabotnikof, Nora Memoria y Política a Treinta Años del Golpe. In Estudios en Torno al Golpe de Estado. Me xico: El Colegio de México. Rabotnikof accounts for society s gradual discovery of the violence during military dictatorship and their unearthing of criminal responsibility. *Timerman, Jacobo Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number. New York: Knopf. Memoir of journalist Jacobo Timerman s abduction, torture and release from detention. This testimony also offers insight into the regime s anti-semitism. *Verbitsky, Horacio The Flight: Confessions of an Argentine Dirty Warrior. New York: New Press. Navy Captain Adolfo Scilingo confesses his crimes, specifically how he and his colleagues killed an estimated 1500 to 2,000 political prisoners by drugging them and throwing them into the Atlantic Ocean. *Walsh, Rodolfo Operation Massacre. (Daniella Gitlin, Trans.) Seven Stories Press. First published as a series of articles, this nonfiction novel recounts the shooting of Peronist militants during general Pedro Eugenio Aramburu s regime. On Transitional Justice: 3

4 Comunicación Pública de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Delitos de Lesa Humanidad: Informe sobre la evolucioń de las causas. Centro de Informacion Judicial (CIJ). This brief (found under Contacto ) describes the trials undertaken in Argentina between 2006 and 2010 including trial location, year, indictees and court ruling. Under Consulta de sentencias, you can find an online and updated database of past and current proceedings. You can also search for trials by using the CIJ s interactive map. CIJ also details the megacausas of the Primer Cuerpo de Ejeŕcito and that of the Escuela de Mecańica de la Armada (Navy School of Mechanics also known as ESMA). *El Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS). Juicios Crímenes del terrorismo de Estado - Weblogs de las causas. CELS describes the most important and influential trials- the website includes a pie chart and relevant statistics about judicial rulings. Ente Público Espacio para la Memoria y para la Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos Espacio Memoria raises awareness of the current initiatives that are shaping individual and societal narration and memory of the Argentine Genocide. The website also provides links to other organizations in Argentina such as Abuelas, H.I.J.O.S, Memoria Abierta that all provide various forms of assistance to individuals who suffered during the military dictatorship. This site advertises Los Juicios son Ahora, a new monthly magazine published by the Secretariat that will provide updates on the trials and upcoming transitional initiatives. *European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights On-Going Trials in Argentina: ESMA. This website briefly describes the mega causa" ESMA which is trying the perpetrators of crimes committed in the Escuela Mecánica de la Armada between the 24th of March, 1976, and December 10th, The website offers a list of relevant websites and articles on the megacausa ESMA and the military dictatorship. Investigación y Enseñanza Comisión Provincial por la Memoria. This website catalogues downloadable essays about state repression and transitional justice in Argentina. Some articles relate to the broader theme of state violence and the construction of reconciliatory collective memory. > Articles of Interest: - Basualdo, Victoria. Complicidad Patronal-Militar en la Última Dictadura Argentina: Los casos de Acindar, Astarsa, Dalmine Siderca, Ford, Ledesma y Mercedes Benz. - CELS. El Secuestro como Forma de Detención. - Jelin, Elizabeth. De Que Hablamos Cuando Hablamos de Memoria. - Rodolfo, Walsh. Carta Abierta a la Junta Militar. Memoria Abierta Vestigios. Un ensayo de transmisión a través de los objetos. This website catalogues portraits and the pictures of objects of the victims of state terrorism. The project seeks to initiate a dialogue about memory by exploring the role of objects in linking the past with the present. 4

5 Ministerio de Educación, Presidencia de la Nación. Educación y Memoria de Marzo. This website is child-friendly and is geared to help students learn about the National Reorganization Process. Under, the tabs Construccion de la Memoria, Terrorismo de Estado and Vida Cotidiana durante la Dictadura, links to youtube videos and lesson plans for teachers provide an accessible and compelling overview of violence and Argentine society during the military dictatorship. * Sikkink, Kathryn From Pariah State to Global Protagonist: Argentina and the Struggle for International Human Rights. Latin American Politics and Society: 50 (1) Similarly to Acuña and Smulovitz, Sikkink discusses the transition from dictatorship to democracy in Argentina. She focuses on Argentina s international leadership in transitional justice and the fight against impunity for crimes against humanity. Telam, Agencia Nacional de Noticias Agenda. Telam provides a calendar of the trials. The Argentine Experience in Context: *Pion-Berlin, David To Prosecute or to Pardon? Human Rights Decisions in the Latin American Southern Cone. Human Rights Quarterly: 16 (1) Pion-Berlin s article describes Argentina s more condemnatory transitional justice initiatives in comparison to Chile s focus on national reconciliation and pardon. *Rosenberg, Tina Children of Cain: Violence and the violent in Latin America. New York: Morrow. Rosenberg profiles individuals in six Latin American countries and explores the circumstances that led them to commit violent acts. Part two, entitled the Good Sailor, discusses state repression in Argentina. *Sikkink, Kathryn The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics. New York: The Norton Series in World Politics. Sikkink argues for the contagious effect of transitional justice initiatives on holding leaders accountable for their actions. She argues that trying leaders is the best deterrence of future crimes against humanity and abuses of state power. Relevant articles: * Andreassi, Celina. (2012, March 19). School of Assassins: Past and Present of the School of the Americas. The Argentina Independent. Retrieved from: This article describes the emergence of the School of the Americas, a US Army education facility, that has trained more than 64,000 Latin American soldiers including Leopoldo Galtieri, Efraín Ríos Montt and Manuel Noriega in counterinsurgency techniques. Today, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) is considered to be the School of the Americas under a different name. 5

6 *Barrionuevo, Alexei. (2007, September 17). Argentine Church Faces Dirty War Past. The New York Times. Retrieved from: %22%3A%22RI%3A9%22}&_r=0 Barrionuevo s article discusses the complicity between Argentine priests and military leaders during the military dictatorship. Barrionuevo accounts for the disagreement among members of the clergy over the benefits of trying priests for their illicit activities and searching for truth. El Pais. Dictadura Militar. El Pais archive section includes articles on Argentine state repression and its aftermath on society. Finchelstein, Frederico. (2013, May 27). An Argentine Dictator s Legacy. The New York Times. Retrieved from: Finchelstein examines state violence and whether it was issued in the context of a dirty war (which implies both state and montoneros responsibility) or it was simply state-sponsored terrorism. *Galak, Oliver. (2006, May 19). Controversia por el prólogo agregado al informe "Nunca más". La Nacion. Retrieved from: discusses Nestor Kirchner s controversial editing of Nunca más prologue. Kirchner s revision marked his refusal of the two demons theory. Goni, Uki. (2010, Nov.10). Admiral Emilio Massera Obituary. Pagina 12. Retrieved from: Goni provides biographical information for Admiral Emilio Massera, senior member of the military junta. Pagina 12. (2014, March 26). El CELS pone en números la condición "cívico-militar" de la dictadura. Retrieved from: In their recent study, CELS shows that most of the perpetrators of the crimes committed during the Dirty War were in fact civil servants- the organization asks that future trials not only focus on condemning high ranking military officials but also civilians. CELS also explains that more investigations should be undertaken to uncover the corruption of the judiciary and its role in violating Argentinians civic and political rights. *Rohter, Larry. (2005, September 2). After decades, nations focus on rights abuses. The New York Times. Retrieved from: Rohter s article explains that a new generation of Latin Americans is relying on the American Convention on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to repeal amnesty laws and condemn those who committed crimes against humanity across the continent. * Rohter, Larry. (2002, Nov. 27). Ford Motor Is Linked to Argentina's 'Dirty War'. The New York Times. Retrieved from: 6

7 22%3A%22RI%3A9%22 Mr. Troani, a worker at Ford Motor in 1976, accounts for his abduction and illegal transfer to a secret prison. Rohter references Gabriele Weber s book "The Disappeared of Mercedes-Benz that describes how unionized workers who demanded improved working conditions and salary increases were considered leftist opponents and were subsequently kidnapped and tortured by both Mercedez-Benz managers and the Argentine army. State and corporate terrorism enabled companies to implement exploitative practices. 20 Minutos. (2005, April 19) El militar argentino Adolfo Scilingo, condenado a 640 años de prisión por torturar y asesinar a 30 personas. Retrieved from: 15&xts= The Spanish Supreme Court condemns Argentine former naval officer to 640 years for crimes against humanity. More detailed information can be found at: *Wilson J.,Richard Spanish Supreme Court Affirms Conviction of Argentine Former Naval Officer for Crimes Against Humanity. American Society of International Law: 12 (1) -and- Schmidt, Hebe. (2014, March 23) Scilingo: Quisiera volver a la Argentina. Perfil. Retrieved from: * Sucarrat, Maria. Enzetti, Daniel. (2013, March 24). Cómo se diseñó, en 1975, el genocidio que ejecutó la dictadura cívico-militar. Tiempo Argentino. Retrieved from: This article details the various decrees including La Directiva del Comandante General del Ejército Nº 404/75 y el Plan del Ejército that sanctioned state repression. Relevant Movies: Memoria Abierta La Dictadura en el Cine. This website lists relevant movies and documentaries. *Olivera, Hector. Ayala, Fernando La Noche de los Lapices (Night of the Pencils). Aries Cinematográfica Argentina. This movie is based on the actual Night of the Pencils during the National Reorganization Process during which high school students of the Unión de Estudiantes Secundarios (Union of High School Students) were tortured and killed for their political activism. > Relevant Youtube Videos: 7

8 Archivodichiara. DIFILM Eduardo Massera con Daniel Hadad y Marcelo Longobardi. Youtube. Youtube, January https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un9g30mxjxs Daniel Hadad and Marcelo Longobardi interview Eduardo Massera, member of the military junta during the National Reorganization Process. Massera admits to having made mistakes but rejects the idea that the junta committed crimes. When asked about the ESMA, he responds But what happened at the ESMA? Foro Nacional de Ex-Conscriptos de Buenos Aires. CC Adolfo Scilino: Héroe o Villano. Online video Clip. Youtube.Youtube, 30 Oct Scilino describes the death flights organized by the military during the dictatorship as a method of forced disappearance. Historia de Argentina. Lejtman. Madres de Plaza de Mayo. Documenta. Youtube. Youtube, October 10, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgafrebkgxq Argentines describe the disappearance of their family members and how most first refused to believe their loved ones had died. Lejtman accounts for the influential activism of exiled Argentines in pressuring for the end of the military regime. Historia de Argentina has many other relevant videos including an interview with Luciano Benjamin Menendez and a documentary about the the Trelew Massacre. Robin, Marie-Monique. Escuadrones de la Muerte. La Escuela Francesa. Youtube. Youtube, Juin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lrgf4g1xni In this documentary, Marie-Monique Robin uncovers how the French military instructed Latin American military at the School of the Americas in the use of unethical counterinsurgency tactics that violate Human Rights. TV Publica Argentina. Estela Bravo. Quién soy yo? Youtube. Youtube, March 9, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukhahygegw4 Bravo interviews individuals who have found their biological parents due to the activism of the Madres de Playa de Mayo. Relevant Human Rights Organizations in Argentina: *Elizabeth Jelin The Politics of Memory: The Human Rights Movements and the Construction of Democracy in Argentina. Buenos Aires: Nueva Visión. Jelin describes the development of Human Rights Organizations such as CELS, SERPAJ, APDH, Liga, SERPAJ, MEDH, MJDH and their different initiatives in recovering the identity of the disappeared and establishing truth commissions. Jelin also engages in more philosophical debates over the role and impact of judicial narratives on collective memory. Comisión por la Memoria Dossiers de Organismos de Derechos Humanos. This site provides downloadable articles about the emergence and development of influential Human Rights Groups in Argentina. Links to relevant Human Rights Organizations: 8

9 Abuelas: Familiares: H.I.J.O.S.: I.E.M: I.L.I.D: I.P.P.D.H.: Madres - Línea Fundadora: Memoria Abierta: 9

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