Saturday, June 17, 2006  

This is what the voice of the tortured sounds like...

“Many of our fellow Americans wear a blindfold hiding from the truth of what our government is doing. But each of you has eyes to see, ears to hear, and a voice to oppose this crime against humanity.” Sr. Dianna Ortiz.

Listen to her talk here.

Her's 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.

After you hear her story, if you think torture is wrong and you have a blog, no matter what your religious or political affiliation, I invite you to click on the Bloggers Against Torture Icon and join us, in this, the month against torture.

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