BOOK EXCERPT: U.S. nun tortured in Guatemala recalls the nightmare

by Sr. Dianna Ortiz, OSU Below, read the preface from The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse by Marjorie Cohn, available directly from Truthout: Experience, we are told, is a great teacher.  If this is so, then my classroom was a clandestine prison and my teachers, experts in the commission of crimes against humanity.  There were … Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT: U.S. nun tortured in Guatemala recalls the nightmare

TORTURE: Avoiding impunity – the need to broaden torture investigations

by Marjorie Cohn, on Jurist President Barack Obama declared "nobody's above the law" in 2009, as Congress contemplated an investigation of torture authorized by the Bush administration. However, Obama has failed to honor those words. His Justice Department proclaimed its intention to grant a free pass to Bush officials and their lawyers who constructed a … Continue reading TORTURE: Avoiding impunity – the need to broaden torture investigations