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Jun 18, 2012
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Twenty years. It’s unbelievable to me that Linda and I will soon be entering our 20th year of ‘digesting’ the reality that torture victimization can and does begin in infancy. Women who were so victimized have spoken to us of this reality repeatedly; they have also told others. Whe…
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Category: Child Pornography
Tags: Infant Victims, Forced Impregnation

May 15, 2012
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No Safe Place: Sexual Assault in the Lives of Homeless Women,[1] is an important read. Written by Lisa Goodman, Katya Fels and Catherine Glenn with contributions by Judy Benitez, it chronicled a well-researched discourse on the complex reasons—past and present—of why women in the United …
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Category: Survival
Tags: Homelessness, Suicidality

May 01, 2012
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In the early 90s Linda and I began searching for explanations that would help us comprehend that adults—parents, grandparents, other family members, guardians, and others such as pedophiles, human traffickers and pornographers, for example—took/take pleasure in organizing the torture of …
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Tags: NST, Chart of Torture Tactics, State Torture

Apr 17, 2012
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THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN was the title written in bolded black on the plain white paper cover of the June 1991 report. Presented to the House of Commons by a Sub-Committee assigned to examine the status of women in Canada, it contained the following descriptive paragraph, A woman['s]...ex-partner was …
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Category: NST
Tags: FGM, Violence Against women & girls organs

Apr 04, 2012
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William who? William Sampson. He died. Last week, on the 29th of March, the Huffington Post announced his death from an apparent heart attack, he was 52.[1] Sadly, I didn’t know him. But, I read his book and he helped me. His book helped me help others. His book was titled, Confessions of an …
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Tags: Classic Torture, Torturers Actions

Feb 21, 2012
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Sitting with a wise lawyer, he, his partner, Linda and I were discussing how simple it would be to fix the Criminal Code of Canada so that non-state torture (NST) would be criminalized. His words were, “It’s a no-brainer.” “It’s a no-brainer”: Fixing the Criminal…
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Category: NST
Tags: discrimination, legal amendments, Resistance

Feb 14, 2012
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Non-state torture (NST) is the crime the unidentified victimized person repeatedly stated he suffered. There is no section in the Criminal Code of Canada that permitted this victimized person, or permits any Canadian citizen, so harmed to claim such a legal right. Instead this person’s victimi…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: discrimination, Powerlessness, Sexualized Torture

Feb 07, 2012
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“How the killers were caught,”[1] and “Afghan wife slain for having baby girl,”[2] were the headlines occupying the front page of the ‘B’ section of The Chronicle Herald on January 31st, 2012. Under the first headline is the tragic story of the seven members of th…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: discrimination, otherization, femicide

Jan 31, 2012
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A three month torture ordeal He was forced to exist in a dark bedroom closet of a Toronto basement apartment, malnourished, naked, cold, shivering and wounded—he was/is an adult male. Razor blades were used to slice into his body. Punched and clubbed with hammers and broom handles until these…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: NST, law amendments, implementation gap

Jan 11, 2012
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Everywhere I look media articles and cartoons take aim at the New Year's resolution ritual. I read that taking action to eat healthy foods and be physically active by walking will improve wellness.[1] And according to Ruth, she says she always seemed to fail at keeping her resolutions until last yea…
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Category: NST
Tags: rituals, healing, relationships

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