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Dec 29, 2010
Name: Diana Ortiz
Type: Tribute (for the living)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , United States

Thank you to all of you who commented and wrote to me about my last share. Here's more on the same theme, well worth knowing about. Several years ago I heard an American nun being interviewed on radio. She, Sister Diana Ortiz, had been kidnapped and tortured while working in Guatemala. She was freed and returned to the U.S. where she set out to have her experience recognized by Congress. Sister Diana also started an organization to support international victims of torture. All the while she was experiencing psychological challenges unimaginable to those of us who have never been tortured. There are more details on a website I began years ago http://athousandarms.com/index.html  If you have the interest you might follow the link to the report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Sister Diana allowed a correspondence with me for a short time and later permitted me to dedicate the site to her. There are other things on the site of interest to us all but some are now out of date. Perhaps now you have inspired me to bring it up to date and expand it further.

It has been hard for me for a time to bear the pain that is presented to me through Care2 and my friends here so I ran away inside. However, I feel the fierce but gentle Peace Warrior rising again. The horrors we face won't triumph.

Love you all,

                                         Hugh

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Posted: Dec 29, 2010 4:07am

 

 
 
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Hugh M.
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SHARES FROM HUGH'S NETWORK
Feb
12
by Just C.
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 \\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\nW hy this is important\\r\\nAs a community comprised of members actively using the tools provided by this site to accomplish needed improvements to various aspects of all life (animal, human, environmental), we, the undersigned, are her...
Jan
25
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\\nIn a special two hour episode of \\\"Spinning Tales From All Walks of Life\\\", Brother Lefty Smith, S.O.B.* joins host Michael Pollitt on WMCB to share two hours of songs and stories about his journey as an Unrepentant Peacenik and Itinerant Rabblerous...
Jan
22
by Just C.
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\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n \\\"The only thing necessary for the triumph\\r\\n\\nof evil is for good men to do nothing.\\\" ~ Edmund Burke ~ \\n\\r\\n\\n
Jan
14
by Just C.
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\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\nShar e this image on Facebook!\\r\\nTell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid\\r\\nto stop S 1881!\\r\\n \\r\\n\\ r\\n\\r\\nJanuary 14, 2014\\r\\n\\r\\nIf there’s ever a bill that should never come up on the floor for a vote, it’s Senate Bil...
by Just C.
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\\n\\nCourt Backs Internet Censorship: Open The Internet Now!\\r\\n\\nA federal appeals court just sided with Verizon and against you, against us, against the Internet. If this ruling stands, the Internet as we know it will die. \\r\\nBackground: Wall Street...
Dec
24
by Good H.
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\\nNorthern California Beach Reading 500 CPM on 12/20/2013 - Fukushima Radiation Is Here. Via @ AGreenRoad. \\r\\nFr om Rense; \\\"The above video was taken today with an Inspector Plus Geiger counter by \\\'Dave\\\', giving readings on a Northern Californ...
Dec
12
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\\n\\\"Civilization, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment, and increases...
Dec
2
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\\nIt’s an article of my faith and belief, that all creatures live by breathing God’s breath and participating in his spirit. And this means that the whole thing is holy.  The whole shooting match. \\nThe...
Nov
25
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\\n With nothing but Truth, Love, and Non-violent Collective Action as \\\"weapons\\\". Mahatma Gandhi sent the British Empire packing.  For those of you who don\\\'t know, Mahatma wasn\\\'t Gandhi\\\'s first name. It was an honorific, given to Mohandas K...
Nov
21
by Good H.
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\\n\\n\\nAntimatter  \\n\\nAccording to wiki; \\\"A classic staple of science fiction and superhero stories, anti-matter  is matter composed of antiparticles, subatomic particles that have mostly exactly the same properties (mass, intrinsic angu...