End US/NATO War Crimes and Abuses of Power
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This is a call for an immediate moratorium on:
1) depleted uranium
2) white phosphorus
3) torture (enhanced interrogation techniques and outsourced torture)
4) domestic, black-ops, counter intelligence (COINTELPRO) operations against non-violent organizers
5) to have Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) resolutions
6) to end our agenda for full-spectrum dominance
7) and to create green jobs by incentivizing green, self-sustaining technology
FSD/space superiority/World Domination vs. PAROS: Full-Spectrum Dominance (FSD) is the Pentagons public aspirations to have complete control and dominance over land, sea, air, space and information (media, data - Operation Mockingbird, Information Operations Roadmap). The DoD emphasizes they will operate “alone or with allies” to achieve this (see Joint Vision 2020, Vision for 2020, Strategic Masterplan FY06 and Beyond, defense.gov). “Space superiority” or the ability to operate in, from and through outer space is a leading aspect in achieving FSD. Whoever owns space, owns the ground below it, it is the final military high ground in our global, asymmetric warfare. The US owns 95% of the world’s military satellites (Center for Defense Information) and has 2/3 of the space turf. Global Strike capabilities that can hit any place on the planet within 15 minutes of a given command are some of the aspirations. Twenty foot by one foot in diameter tungsten (DU?) rods could be launched from outer space to Earth, hitting with the impact of a small nuclear weapon. Space Based Lasers could strike terrestrial targets silently with a huge, invisible beam from an orbiting chemical laser. This is why 177 Nations are against these ideas and call for a Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) resolution. They fear it will cement US hegemony (forever), which has at least 700 bases in at least 130 nations, outspending the next 17 countries combined in military expenditures (TIME Magazine). This will also create a lot of problems for commercial satellites, due to the fact that there is already a tantamount of space junk in the orbits, flying at speeds of up to several times faster than a bullet. This has caused damage and impact to even returning shuttles. A space war would cause millions of more small, tiny pieces of space junk. A nuclear satellite has already fallen into orbit spreading a few pounds of plutonium throughout the atmosphere (SNAP-9A). One study showed it to be linked to the many cancers we have today (the US has exploded half of the 2000 nuclear missiles that were fired in and on the planet, quarter million “atomic veterans,” majority Gulf War 1 vets with Gulf War Syndrome, etc.) Our current, “capstone” military template, Strategic Master Plan FY06 and Beyond, states we will further our nuclear capabilities and that we must become a full spectrum space combat command. This will be the most expensive program humans have ever conducted. Right now there are expected to be thousands of more drones in US skies (with “only” –as of now—nonlethal weapons). There are things in the working like the Gorgon Stare that has multiple cameras that can surveillance entire cities. There are drones in the making that can stay in the sky for up to a year. "Clear Eyes" spy satellites can see objects as small as a base ball. A full shell of global strike capabilities directed by reconnaissance satellites like a giant web-like, spherical, Cartesian plane scanning every coordinate of the globe is within human reach. A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, and Brazil are some prophetic cinematic stories. The dystopia that was pictured decades ago like 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, looks a lot different than today.
Obama is attacking 7 nations as we speak (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen) he’s sending US Army teams to 35 African countries, basically the entire continent (depleted uranium, hell-fire missiles silently launched form Predator and Reaper drones included). And Trump has vamped up the drone strikes, civilian casualties and reckless behavior. Like any president it’s full-spectrum dominance all the way through. We have over 1000 military bases in 170 nations (out of 195ish), 243 military interventions in 72 nations since WWII.
COINTELPRO: The FBI’s COunter INTELligence PROgram started in the 50s and "ended" in the 70s, upon the leaking of the COINTELPRO papers and the Church Committee’s Congressional hearings. The initial reasoning for its creation was to target any personnel who posed a threat to our government’s power or in their words “national security” (seemingly hypocritical considering it’s believed provocateurs were planted in the sanitation march King was working on). Groups like the Communist Party USA, KKK, the Mafia, Nation of Islam (NoI), Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Socialist and Women’s organizations, Native American and Puerto Rican movements, and especially the Black Panther Party for Self Defense (BPP) were targets. The FBI labeled the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) whom Martin Luther King, Jr. directed, a “hate group.” The Entire New Left were watched, targeted and neutralized, millions of people watched, thousands put on “enemy lists” (intelligence.senate.gov “Church Committee Hearings”). About 30 Panthers were murdered due to COINTELPRO operations in just a few years. Over 400 Native American causalities occurred during this era as well. (The FBI denied 1st Amendment rights, used provocateurs, framed, blackmailed, harassed, assassinated people, used disinformation, terrorism, goon squads, etc.) Even Ernest Hemingway, Jean Seberg, Malcolm X, Ted Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Howard Zinn, Albert Einstein and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. were targets. A letter was sent to King to try to get him to commit suicide. It is largely assumed our government tried to kill one of our nation’s most honored heroes. According to the House Select Committee on Assassinations it’s probable that agencies within the USG helped to murder JFK, and a Memphis Court case said it’s factual that agencies within the USG aided in the assassination of MLK. The King family won a small symbolic amount. Another “Black Messiah”, to use FBI terminology, that was neutralized was a young, yet very prominent, aspiring, non-violent revolutionary named Fred Hampton. It is known COINTELPRO still exists today under a different name, apparent vindication of this being Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Assata Shakur , being main COINTELPRO victims (all still in jail or marked with a bounty), others include Pete O’Neal, Geronimo Pratt, Judi Bari, etc. There were 100+ political prisoners in America pre 9/11/01 according to a piece on Harvard’s webpage and an Encyclopedia of Human Rights. The government obviously claims, like any government, that there are no political prisoners.
Fred Hampton: Hampton was a chairman for the Black Panthers (former leader in the NAACP), was assassinated in his bed next to his pregnant fiancé early in the winter morning only a year and a half after Martin Luther King, Jrs.’ death, whom Hampton was an admirer of. Ralph Abernathy and Jessie Jackson gave a eulogy at Hampton’s funeral. He was extraordinary at uniting poor people and college students, he got Chicago street gangs to stop fighting, and even motivated and employed the homeless to work on the programs Hampton started like, the free medical clinics for the community and the Free Breakfast Program that feed thousands of children every day (this was the thing the FBI said they were most afraid of, not their right to bear arms.) Everything the Panthers did was legal; they won 95% of their court cases. “White power to white people, black power to black people” was one of their sayings. Fred Hampton Jr., Hampton’s son, survived the incident and was framed for arson in 1993 for his work in the Uhuru Movement.
Torture: The US has a long history in torture. From slavery and genocide of indigenous peoples, to Project Paper Clip after WWII, from the School of Americas to cold war relics like Saddam Hussein (whom US corporations sold chemicals to, bubonic plague, anthrax , etc.), to right wing militia groups in Iraq, the US has been using torture a lot worse than waterboarding--which Japanese were hung at Nuremberg solely for doing. [see United States Export Policy Towards Iraq, 1992] Recall FRAGO 242 and the “rebels” (Al Qaida affiliates/ISIS) in Libya/Syria, etc. the US is using to take out Assad and whom brutally killed Gaddafi. The US has trained and backed dictators like Pinochet, Suharto, and the Shah of Iran, some of the world’s worst human rights abusers. Even former Nazis like Klaus Barbie were on the CIA pay role. He was caught by French Nazi Hunters directing concentration camps in Bolivia (800 scientists, 4000 Nazis in total were hired by the CIA during “Operation Paper Clip”). During the Iran Contra Affair it was found that Reagan was pushing cocaine to fund terrorists behind Congress’ oversight, Reagan’s “secret government”, aiding “the enemy” Iran, etc. (see gwu.edu or even the Hollywood movie “Kill the Messenger”). The School of Americas (SOA now WHINSEC) trains rape, it’s graduates have caused a chainsaw massacre and have done things like catch infants on the ends of their bayonets. During the war on terror, where over 100 PUCs (people in US custody) have been tortured to death, agencies within the USG have been using torture. Wikileaks uncovered the US was funding right wing militias who on one report used a power drill to torture a six-year-old...The term “enhanced interrogation techniques” was a term the Nazis used. The US and its alleys hung Japanese for water boarding. The US has conducted “covert action” in over 70 Nations since WWII. We backed pro-Hitler fascists in Greece, S. Korea, Vietnam, etc. Extraction of teeth and nails, and boiling water, broken glass, starved rats, etc. are all things our dictators put into people‘s orifices. One wonders who the greatest bulwark to creating a world of relative peace really is. Especially since this was done in Nations where the CIA, Mossad, MI6 took out democratically elected officials, loved by their people who were lifting the working class out of poverty. John Yoo, a Bush Torture memo lawyer, has implied it could be necessary to crush the testicles of a small child. He compares these torture laws to a speed limit, saying it’s okay to go a little over it. Ronald Reagan even signed a UN treaty saying that under no circumstances what-so-ever is torture ever necessary or legal. A SOA offical even admitted to training torture on video (see Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doctrine”) and the SOA officially admitted to this in 1996, yet like so many other stories they are buried in the press and people are led to think waterboarding was the main issue. “F**k a PUC” and “smoke a PUC” are slang terms used. On the topic of slang, “shake and bake,” illegal white phosphorus attacks are also used and even gloated about in a Field Artillery Magazine from 2005, “The Fight for Fallujah.” To not be the textbook definition of a hypocrite we cannot attack Assad on alleged chemical use, esp. when WP and DU are much much worse.
Depleted Uranium (DU): Our United States military and NATO forces are currently using a dense metal known as depleted uranium which works incredibly well for piercing armor (18 other nations also have it in their arsenal, most were sold DU by the US). It is a byproduct of uranium used for creating nuclear power and weapons. However, when used it fragments into pieces the size of 0.1 microns—so small that when inhaled it enters into people’s DNA most likely causing horrible mutations, cancers and birth defects. It also contaminates the ground, food, water and air where it is used. Over 100 American vets were hit with these munitions (by friendly fire) in Operation Desert Storm, where we used under 400 tons of it (there have been over 10,000 Desert Storm vets who have died since their return from that war, some have been natural causes). In Operation Enduring Freedom we used more than seven times the amount of DU as in the Gulf War (3000+ metric tons, as some sources report) and more so in populated areas.
DU is genotoxic (causes cancer and mutations) as a UN Institute for Disarmament Research report states and the National Center for Biotechnology Information has concluded. There have been huge landslide votes in the UN and European Parliament (136 to 5 & 491 to 18, respectively) to stop using it. CNN has reported it may be a war crime, and it is suggested that it breaches many treaties, including the Geneva Conventions. Fallujah, Iraq’s birth defects are worse than those reported in Hiroshima and Nagasaki according to a prominent medical journal, The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Even the U.S. Army Environmental Policy Institute says it can cause “significant medical consequences” due to “both chemical and radiological risks.” Today, the RAND Corporation and other DoD agencies deny the severe significance of depleted uranium use, a seemingly contradiction as Russ Feingold pointed out in a Christian Science Monitor article.
Green Energy: If this technology was heavily invested in and incentivized human beings could save themselves from the certain disaster that is coming over our horizon. The planet has just recently hit 400ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere. NASA says life as we know it will die at 350ppm of CO2. A farmer in Wisconsin has grown a million pounds of food on just a couple of acres using hydroponics. Reuters reported Germany’s solar power created 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour, equal to 20 nuclear power plants at full capacity. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst Economics Department published a study on US employment effects on military and domestic spending and found more jobs would be created on home weatherization, health care, education, a rail system, etc. than on military ones. Even the Navy says climate change is one of their greatest threats and plan on using sea water to fuel their fleet in the near future. Henry Ford’s first Model T ran on hemp and petroleum gas and parts were made from the hemp crop. There are so many alternatives to big oil, coal, chemical, pharmaceutical, war, nuclear industry that these things could be vastly marginalized and one day made obsolete. Now with fracking our “blue gold” fresh water is even dwindling faster down the drain with a world of 7 billion plus human beings and growing. During the Great Depression there were only 2 billion people on the planet. A zero population growth will probably have to be implemented some day, if not now. If one wants more than two kids, they can adopt. War is not some cruel way to solve world population, it does the opposite, it’s crowding cities with refugees and turning once beautiful, ancient cities into ruble that will have to be rebuilt with more resources.
"1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It's Time For A National Conversation" - Forbes Magazine
"This past summer a group of Palestinians and Israelis came to Plum Village, the practice center where I live in southern France, to learn and practice the arts of deep listening and loving speech. (Around 1,600 people come to Plum Village each summer from over a dozen countries to listen and to learn how to bring peace and understanding to their daily lives.)… When a person spoke, they refrained from using words of blame, hatred, and condemnation. They spoke in an atmosphere of trust and respect. Out of these dialogues the participating Palestinians and Israelis were very moved to realize that both sides suffer from fear. They appreciated the practice of deep listening and made arrangements to share what they had learned with others upon returning to their home countries...We recommended that the Palestinians and Israeli talk about their suffering, fears, and despair in a public forum that all the world could hear. We could all listen without judging, without condemning in order to understand the experience of both sides. This would prepare the ground of understanding for peace talks to occur." - Thich Nhat Hanh
He and Thomas Merton were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by MLK (The Athenians created democracy where the “demos” or people rule. They had ongoing courtyard debates and at the end they would all vote, the one who didn’t participate were called “idiotus”. Where are our modern day debates? What does a National Conversation look like, and why does it need to end? Acts 17 says, “All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.” Could a centralized debate help our nation’s divide? All grievances could be addressed.)
“Recently we learned that our governments working in concert have created a system of worldwide mass surveillance, watching ever thing we do. Great Britain’s George Orwell warned us of the danger of this kind of information. The types of collection in the book, microphones, and video cameras, tvs that watch us are nothing compared to what we have available today. We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go. Think about what this means for the privacy of the average person. A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy of all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem, because privacy matters. “ – Edward Snowden 2013 Christmas message
"When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor." - John Lennon
(avoid CONPLAN 3502, NORAD’s plan that would impose martial law in the event of a national emergency that would divide the US into ten different regions with appointed lieutenants for each one—i.e. a full blown police state)
Remember: government agencies even killed Dr. King, which sounds laughable, but according to a US court case is actually true…also the British gunned down peaceful protesters during India and Gandhi’s struggle yet they remained non-violent.
"JILL STEIN: Not at all. No. Voting very much matters. But, you know, really important to vote for what's going to help us. And not to make these sort of lesser evil compromises. I think it's really important to change the language here because what we call lesser evil, you know, we need to think of it in terms of what it really is. It is a system of suicide, homicide, genocide, biocide, ecocide. It's not okay for us, our families, our children, the people close to you and you yourself. There is a timeline that's been pretty well established now by the science around climate change.
Civilization, as currently constituted, will not exist as we know it in 2050.
So we have a decade maybe to get this together. It's a real motivating factor now I think for people to walk away, to get up and walk away from this very abusive political system. It's like breaking up with an abusive relationship, recognizing that this partner you've had an incredible attachment to and hopes for and dreams for your whole lifetime, that it doesn't work. You know, they're not okay. They're going to drive you to the grave. It's time to stand up and walk away." - Jill Stein, Green Party USA (Presidential Candidate)
Stephen Hawking: “Race for humanity to live in outer space”:
Nhat Hanh: “human species my die off in less than 100 years”:
27 more earths by 2050 to accommodate 9 billion people according to the UN and other institutions:
"Civilization is in a race between education and catastrophe." - H.G. Wells
"Creative muckraking and organizing can put the FBI and police on the defensive and undermine their morale and legitimacy." -Attorney and Author Brian Glick
"It has become a mathematical certainty that Hitler is leading the German people into the abyss. Hitler cannot win the war; he can only prolong it. The guilt of Hitler and his minions goes beyond all measure." - The White Rose Collective
"Our youth must always be free, discussing and exchanging ideas concerned with what is happening throughout the entire world." - Che Guevera
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” - Thomas Jefferson
"Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry." - Susan B. Anthony
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jacobgriesmer.wordpress.com (see “Important Excerpts” blog to back up all claims made in this petition, use a ctrl+f search)
The US is the only Nation that votes not to provide the world with proper nourishment, a right to a job and education.
The war on drugs has failed. The war on terror has failed. The US has not won the hearts and minds of our Muslim allies or many other allies.
Above is a quick bit of information our media, schools, officials virtually never talk about. Post war, five star General, Dwight D. Eisenhower said in his farewell address to the Nation that “only and alert and knowledgable citizenry can compel our peaceful methods with that of the military industrial complex,” a term he coined. Yet today, most aren’t even aware of what our Military’s number one aspiration is--a term they call “full-spectrum dominance.”
One goal of this petition is to inform people on what is going on in the world today and to demonstrate that by researching some of the omitted facts our media leaves out, it can be understood why say Dr. King, Jr. once said the US Government is “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today” or why New York Times “most important intellectual alive today,” Noam Chomsky, has said the US itself is a “leading terrorist state.” The National Security Archive just released how the number one issue Russia and US Presidents talk about is the space race issue, something that is deemed “taboo” or too gnarly to debate. To counter, or make up, for the lack of information we the people are given, it is necessary for a unbiased, unbought news source that brings the people the facts from their primary and legitimate sources. Below are just several key issues that are under reported and censored.
The over all agenda of this petition is to have a Truth and Reconciliation Process, as many other Nations have done, as even the US did have at one time, so that we can find out the best approach to end war and bring a lasting peace--such as what happened after WWI with the Kellogg-Braind Pact (the time when 60 major Nations made a treaty to not use war to settle their differences, which is still in effect today). Since, only by having dialogue can both sides present their case before the Nation and the world, it is therefore mandatory that we have such discussions before the public on prime time National television until the public vote on a resolution, as the Athenian creators of democracy would do. Without this we don’t have a true democracy, nor do we even have a Republic as some argue such as Bill Moyers, but a plutocracy. And without some break from the status quo the world is slipping into more war that could even amount to a nuclear third war, a complete erosion of freedom, etc. “It can happen here," and nearly did if it wasn’t for the highest ranking and most decorated general Gen. Smedley Butler who exposed a fascist plot to Congress on how corporations like DuPont whom wanted him to rally 50,000 troops on DC to remove FDR as President. Butler has claimed he was a “gangster for capitalism on several different continents.” Today, we more or less vote for authoritarian, pro NSA spying, pro world police Presidents, such as Trump. Obama and even Jimmy Carter were not clean from backing some of the world’s worst human rights abusers even.
Ending War is easier than we are led to believe:
“It doesn’t take that much for voters in various areas of the country to summon the candidates for their own debates. Less than 1 percent. We calculated in 2012 that if we had about 10,000 people in 20 areas of the country mobilizing to demand that the candidates go to their communities, that would be pretty decisive.” – Ralph Nader
Most people cannot stand thinking about the unspeakable torture that people are enduring in these wars right now (the US is currently drone bombing seven Nations and have SOCOM in 135 total). Yet there are men, women and children who have to live this every day. Napalm, white phosphorus, depleted uranium, DIME munitions, land mines, starvation, cluster bombs, death squads at your door in the middle of the night, people exchanging gun fire and bombs from your house to the next are nightmares any logical person would repel at all costs, yet the term “cognitive dissonance” seems to prevail, simply because too many pretend it won’t happen to them and choose to let innocent humans suffer by speaking and caring more about Kim Kardashian or the new iPhone. Cognitive dissonance is truly a phenomenon of the human mind which is exacerbated with the help of distraction stories in the press and memes, logos, and slogans that are repeated and meant to belittle those who are for peace to make them appear comical, because it is exactly what the “war machine” fears most, an informed and alert citizenry who know the sensitive facts, what the MIC are doing, object to it, and know how to organize demands. No one is free from this incompressible hell that is war, life is not a Fairy Tale and yet there is nothing super natural about human beings coming to their senses and ending wars, it’s happened all throughout history. Many civilizations and tribes have lived without war. There is nothing natural about war, we have to be trained to kill and people come back with PTSD as a result of it. It is not innate human nature, there are people who want war, as even Goering, Hitler’s right hand man, said during Nuremberg. It’s the small handful that gain power from it and money, war is extremely profitable for corporations that sell weapons.
(Please add your name and gather signatures for the pledge people from 130 Nations have signed, including Desmond Tutu, Medea Benjamin, Dennis Kucinich, etc.)
PROF. JOHAN GALTUNG, [father of peace studies, predicted fall of Soviet Union and other major world events] FOUNDER, TRANSCEND INTERNATIONAL: By giving up imperial policies and that means, essentially, more conflict resolution, less bases (800 bases now in 150 countries); by politically negotiating, not arms-twisting; culturally not believing that the US has all the solutions, but entering into a dialog, for instance with Islam (they have got [lots of] good ideas about banking, incidentally, and Cuba has some ideas about public health [that] might be interesting); and economically discovering the idea of trade from mutual and equal benefit. Do these four things, and the empire is gone. My prediction is not 70 years. I think it will happen before 2020 and that it opens enormous possibilities for a blossoming United States of America.
It’s beautiful. But there is the tendency, whenever somebody stands in the way and there is a problem, to send the Marines [inaudible] not only Marines, incidentally [inaudible] by some counts 243 times since Thomas Jefferson started it.
Gore Vidal once said he could not get progressive magazines to publish the list of Nations the US has “intervened” in since WWII.
See list here:
Noam Chomsky has said most of what was declassified in the Pentagon Papers didn’t make it to the publics knowledge. This should be a hint as to what it is the empire does not want widely known about them.
The information that is kept in it’s place needs to see the light:
“Embarrass” is used here which is just nice for “delegitimize” or “discredit.” Imagine if doctors were advising people to no longer have children in your town or city.
“One of the things Aaron [Swartz] was particularly interested in was bringing public access to public the domain domain and it was one of the things that got him into so much trouble.”
Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian of The Internet Archive “The Internet’s Own Boy”
“These are some of the countries [list 42 Nations] where the United States, directly and indirectly, has overthrown governments, manipulated elections, and attacked popular movements since 1945…This is well documented yet it remains a kind of secret history seldom reported in the West as a war of terror.”
– John Pilger “Breaking the Silence” 21 mins.
“When such crimes [as the one’s uncovered in the Church Committee Hearings] perpetuated by the government do reach the light, they are quickly plunged into darkness. They are hidden in thick government tomes of roughly a thousand pages that the average American, much less the naive youth under the tutelage of a harried, overworked, and underpaid history teacher, will never read and perhaps will never know exist.”
—Mumia Abu Jamal, “We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party” page 124 (Mumia is the US’s most famous political prisoner, there is a street named after him in France)
ROBERT FISK: It’s not about embedding. It’s not about embedding, Amy. It’s about television’s refusal to show the truth of war. Let me give an example. In 1991 I was driving up the main road towards Basra, the so the-called highway of death, further up, with a crew from ITV, British commercial channel. And we stopped at a place where there were large numbers of Iraqi soldiers dead in the desert. And hoards of desert dogs had appeared. And they were ripping the soldiers to pieces and eating them. Dragging off an arm here with its hand cruelly going along through the desert, eating through stomachs, gnawing away at cheekbones of dead soldiers. The ITV crew got out and started filming. I said, “What are you filming this for? You’ll never get it on air.” He said, “No, it’s just for the archives.”
“Suppressed Facts: Death by US Torture” – Glenn Greenwald (Salon)
“CRAIG MURRAY: I think it’s just what any decent person would do, I mean, when you come across people being boiled and their fingernails pulled out or having their children raped in front of them [by CIA funded and created black sites in Uzbekistan], you just can’t go along with it and sleep at night.”
“The Wests Torture Farm” ABC Australia, April 2005
“Once at the prison camp, agents questioned Ayress for hours to gain information about liberal intelligence. She refused to answer and suffered immense torture. Ayress’s torture began with nude beatings. Agents yelled insults at her while they beat her. They screamed, “Speak, red dog, or we will shoot your father and brother in front of you!” Each day her torture worsened. Agents sliced her skin and burnt her with cigarettes. Then they hung her from the ceiling and crammed tree limbs and coke bottles into her vagina and anus. As the days passed Ayress endured more gruesome treatment. Tortures stripped her naked and placed her on metal bedsprings where they shocked her tongue and vagina. Guards employed animals to conduct torture on Ayress and forced her to endure rape by Dobermans. They also shoved starved rats into her vagina. She screamed as the rats ripped and tore their way out. Guards raped Ayress over 40 times and consequently she became pregnant. She feared that if her tortures learned of her pregnancy she would face maniacal experimentation on her fetus. She kept quiet about her pregnancy but as a result of endless torture miscarried.”
-Personal Web Pages of UAH Students, Faculty and Staff
“Conditions at the camp were designed to break down the sense of humanity of the prisoners. Ayress was frequently held incommunicado in a cell about six feet by six feet. Food came infrequently and then was thrown on the floor, where she was forced to eat like an animal on all fours. Most days a guard took her to a latrine at 6 a.m. Since she had no soap and no way to heal the burns and cuts thac created open wounds all over and inside her body, she had massive infections. The shackling, electro shocks, and rapes were standard fare, but the torturers outdid themselves with bestiality. They trained Boxers to rape women, and with Nieves Ayress and others, they introduced mice into the vagina, where the terrified rodents ripped and bit in their attempts to get out.”
The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability
A National Security Archive Book
(Purchased at UWSP bookstore)
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