Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International

Sister Dianne Ortiz

I found this by way of Zazou's "Make Some Noise" who has a worthwhile site with interesting tidbits. And I love tidbits. My brain at this point has only so much space to process and HOLD information and the following belongs in the category of must know. Especially when one belongs to the bloggers against torture:

to an amazing new blog on torture-Torture Survivors and Support Coalition one that invites survivors of torture to write and dialog.

Its first entry is from Sister Dianna Ortiz, herself a torture survivor.

As you remember, I first spoke of Sister Dianna during the Bloggers Month Against Torture as one of my entries on torture and Latin America.
Hers is a sad witnessing. She was working in Guatemala with the Mayan peoples in 1989, when she was seized by forces working for the Guatemalan government, tortured and raped by people trained by the US government, and working under the watchful eye of the CIA.

This is what Reagan, George H.W. Bush and the CIA have done in the name of the American people- in your name.

These are the words that they have taught Sister Dianna Ortiz to speak.
It is an insidious vocabulary that shames us all.

read the rest and listen to Sister Dianna here
(courtesy of James over at Left End of the Dial)

Here is the link to the blog: Torture Survivors Converse With One Another

Thank you Zazou! (see her February 11,2007 entry)

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Blogger zazou said...

THANK YOU! Ingrid! Glad you like the tidbits 'cause tidbits is all I seem to be managing these days- in contrast to you and your always wide-ranging posts.

10:34 PM  

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