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Chacounne's Trip to DC !
Cher Kossacks ! As some of you know, I spent last week in Washington, DC, lobbying on Capital Hill against long term solitary confinement, and in support of Albert Woodfox, the still imprisoned ...
Chacounne 04/23/2015 6 11 - -
I have received Room at the Inn :)
EDIT: A lovely and talented Kossack and her husband, who both work at the Library of Congress, have offered to host me :) I am thrilled and grateful. Thank you, everyone ! Love and Hugs, H My Dear ...
Chacounne 04/01/2015 9 12 - -
Chacounne Goes to a Conference in DC , with Your Help
Hello Dear Friends and Fellow Kossacks, As many of you know, my husband, Dan, a US Vietnam vet who survived being tortured, left me with a mission when he had a fatal heart attack on June 12th, ...
Chacounne 03/18/2015 12 13 - -
Ramara's New Hat
Hello Friends :) The Daily Kos community, you Kossacks, have done it again, you have helped make life better for one of us going through a challenging time. Thank you ! Many of you know ...
Chacounne 01/14/2015 8 21 - -
A Hat for Ramara
Many of you know ramara, from This Week in the War on Women, D'Var Torah, and many, many other groups and diaries. Many of us have had the privilege to meet her at Netroots Nation, and to spend time ...
Chacounne 12/29/2014 17 36 - -
Chacounne Goes to DC and New York, Part One
As some of you know, I was able to attend a conference in Washington, DC, at the end of March, thanks to some Kossacks and other wonderful and generous family and friends. The conference, Ecumenical ...
Chacounne 04/14/2014 25 27 - -
Needing Help TODAY To Push The Senate Intelligence Committeee
Hi Everyone ! Tomorrow is likely to be the day that the Senate Intelligence Committee has the vote on whether to release the 6,000 page report on the CIA and its infliction of torture since 9/11,
Chacounne 04/02/2014 19 17 - -
Chacounne Goes to DC ... Day 1: Lobbying and Meeting Up :) How You can Help with this Trip :)
Hello Friends :) As some of you know, I am in DC as we speak, because some of you, very generously, helped me get here, to particpate in an anti-torture conference : http//advocacydays.org I ...
Chacounne 03/21/2014 5 19 - -
This Week in the War on Women: March 1, 2014
My apologies for the delay. n ended up with an unexpected important appointment. There is a lot to discuss today, but before you get into this week's news, I would like you to read this ...
Chacounne 03/01/2014 14 23 - -
Helping me get to an anti-torture conference
As some of you know, my beloved husband, Dan, was a Vietnam vet, who survived torture. Dan's physical and emotional injuries affected him for thirty years, the rest of his life. He was still waking ...
Chacounne 02/26/2014 8 12 - -
This Week in the War on Women - January 6th to 11th, 2014
In This Week in the War on Women, there is lots to think about, lots to talk about, and lots of links, but not much writing. I look forward to exchanging views .
Chacounne 01/11/2014 24 15 - -
IGTNT: I will go on with my life and make you proud
“Long before morning I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I'd always known. That all courage was a form of constancy." ― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses I Got The ...
Chacounne 03/12/2013 69 92 - -
UPDATE: I Need YOUR Help Today to Save a Friend's Life
Dear Friends, My friend, Craig Dunbar, needs a kidney. His fistula, which is the port through whoch he receives his dialysis, is failing. Without a new kidney he will die. He lives here in ...
Chacounne 01/26/2013 71 128 2 -
IGTNT: "He was always a positive influence on people's lives."
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John C. Maxwell Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Chacounne 01/18/2013 78 70 - -
A Christmas Miracle Present, From Mom and You
Dear Friends, Today has been a tough day. Yesterday, was the nine year anniversary of my dad's final journey, and a year ago this very day, my mom went to be with my dad.
Chacounne 12/17/2012 15 26 - -
To the fallen children of Sandy Hook,
((((((To the fallen children of Sandy Hook, their families, their loved ones, their fellow students, their teachers, the fallen teachers, their families and loved ones and colleagues))))) I am so, ...
Chacounne 12/14/2012 11 16 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Heather's Haircut Auction Competition
Monday Night Cancer Club is a Daily Kos group focused on dealing with cancer, primarily for cancer survivors and caregivers, though clinicians, researchers, and others with a special interest are ...
Chacounne 12/03/2012 115 23 - -
An Auction Competition: Who Wants to Cut My Hair?
Dear Friends, A few years ago, Mr. Bo Bice cut his luxuriously long hair and gave that hair to Locks of Love, a charity that makes wigs for chemotherapy patients who have lost their hair. Bo ...
Chacounne 11/08/2012 14 12 - -
Stephen Harper, International Statesman of the Year ?? ACTION
I need your help. I have just been made aware of something that is completely OUTRAGEOUS and unjust. There is an organization called the Appeal of Conscience Foundation headquartered in New York. ...
Chacounne 09/15/2012 11 21 - 133
IGTNT: Two Brave Young People
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ��
Chacounne 07/22/2012 61 70 - 193
Omar Khadr: Still Not Home - An Update
Omar Khadr is the tortured Canadian child, now grown, who is the last Western prisoner still in Guantanamo, and the only one whose government has refused to request his repatriation. In November ...
Chacounne 07/20/2012 42 26 - 148
KosAbility: Chacounne Goes to Netroots Nation and Almost Gets Arrested
After proposing a couple of panels for this year's Netroots Nation, and having the proposal for a panel on “Torture in American Prisons” go to the finals but not ultimately be chosen, I didn't ...
Chacounne 07/15/2012 69 68 - 380
A Quilt for YOU ? A Donation for Darcy Burner
Many of you know me, and you know my mission: To stop torture as the law, policy and practice of the United States, and to push to ensure that those responsible at the highest levels are held ...
Chacounne 07/09/2012 22 23 - 109
IGTNT: A Family Man
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When ...
Chacounne 06/26/2012 62 66 - 189
Does anyone want to have a late dinner in New York City tonight ?
Hello Friends, Sorry for the short diary. I'm on my way on Amtrak heading south to New York City and a six hour layover before heading on the train to Provience, and it occurred to me that ...
Chacounne 06/05/2012 18 5 - 174
IGTNT: He loved his country and his family
Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth; Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth... Thomas ...
Chacounne 06/03/2012 66 74 - 169
KosAbility: My Mom's Fear KILLED Her, Part Two
As I talked about in my KosAbility on Wednesday, my mom was diagnosed in October with ovarian cancer, at first, and then the diagnosis was changed to uterine or cervical cancer, they never did ...
Chacounne 05/27/2012 110 57 - 406
Netroots Nation 2012: Room at the Inn ?
Dear friends, I am humbled to have been the recipient of a huge gift, a registration to Netroots Nation 2012. I am so grateful and honoured by this, and will do everything in my power to make ...
Chacounne 05/26/2012 8 14 - 116
KosAbility: My Mom's Fear Killed Her, Part One
My mom was the strongest woman I ever knew. She got through the illness and death of her mother when she was young, and became the surrogate mother for her siblings and the housekeeper for her ...
Chacounne 05/23/2012 122 132 - 592
Chronic Tonic: My Mom is Dying
All my life, I have had a best friend, someone who has always been in my corner, someone who has been my biggest supporter, someone who has always made it possible for me to follow my dreams. But ...
Chacounne 11/24/2011 102 129 1 470
1 in 6 : Hunger in Vancouver
Dear Friends, This is a reprise of the diary I wrote for one of last year's Feeding America blogathon. My personal situation has changed immensely, for the better, since I wrote it, but it is ...
Chacounne 10/16/2011 32 72 2 213
Mr. Rumsfeld, I AM a reasonable person
“None of the authorized interrogation methods – either those approved in December 2002 and used on one detainee until I rescinded them, or those that I later approved in April 2003 –
Chacounne 09/26/2011 35 37 - 125
Why I Am Taking Some Time Away
When 30% of the people punished are from one identifiable group that comprises approximately 3% of the Kossack population, there is a problem. Do I agree with everything that has been said by TiMT ...
Chacounne 09/11/2011 13 41 - 161
IGTNT: A Young Man Who Wanted to Serve Others
Chacounne 08/28/2011 48 65 - 162
Ricardo Sanchez Authorized Torture - A Democratic Senate Candidate
Someone who authorized techniques which are torture is running for the US Senate. I need YOUR help.
Chacounne 08/15/2011 68 25 - 157
48 Hours for East Africa
Have you ever been hungry ? No, I don't mean, missed-breakfast-and-it's-Noon-hungry. I mean, so hungry that it's takes every bit of strength you have to put one foot in front of the other. Have ...
Chacounne 08/08/2011 50 87 1 236
We Can Do Better Than This !
Dear Friends, The Kossack community is doing a Blogathon this weekend to raise money to help with the African famine. Here is the link to the most recent diary. http://www.dailykos.com/story/...
Chacounne 08/06/2011 13 22 - 129
IGTNT: Character, Commitment and Discipline
Chacounne 07/24/2011 89 75 - 198
Do you print out diaries ?
This is going to be a very short diary, for which I apologize. I am wondering how many of you print out diaries, for future reference or whatever purposes ? Would it be useful to you to have a "...
Chacounne 07/12/2011 16 4 - 99
IGTNT: Two Marines With Fierce Determination
Chacounne 07/03/2011 63 72 - 196
IGTNT: An American Sikh Marine, gone too soon
“Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our ...
Chacounne 06/27/2011 88 111 - 272
Are YOU Going to Turn Away ?
Today in the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. I cannot turn away. My ears still ring with the screams of my husband, Dan, who survived tortured during Vietnam, those he has ...
Chacounne 06/26/2011 13 33 - 149
Book That Changed My Life: The Late Addition
APOLOGIES: In the middle of the night, our power went out unexpectedly. It has only just returned, so I can now upload the diary. My HUGE apologies to avarir and to all of you for not being on time ...
Chacounne 06/24/2011 29 12 - 94
Female, Disabled and Alone - Awakened by Two Strange Men
My Friends, Yesterday is the first time I have been scared when travelling as an unaccompanied female with multiple disabilities. I had to return from Netroots Nation on Friday, (more ...
Chacounne 06/19/2011 53 20 - 367
NFTT: For Dan, Today is His 65th Birthday
Chacounne 05/29/2011 82 115 - 326
NN: Torture Roundtable/Discussion
Fellow Kossacks, We need to get accountability for torture back on the national agenda. President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld, Judge Bybee, My Haynes, Mr. Yoo, and ...
Chacounne 05/09/2011 18 23 - 76
Netroots Nation: Looking for a Roomate
Dear Friends, This is a short diary, and will be one of three I will be posting today on three different topics. I will be attending Netroots Nation this year, and will be organzing ...
Chacounne 05/05/2011 3 5 1 56
NN11 Anti-Torture Activist Gathering !
Dear Friends, I have wonderful news ! I need to YOUR help for it to be as great as I hope it will be. Netroots Nation has, at my request, given us space and time to gather anti-...
Chacounne 04/17/2011 12 11 2 61
Important: I Need An Inside Number
Dear Friends, This will be a short diary, which I will delete as soon as I have the answer I seek. My housemate died on Sunday, and I am assisting her husband in all that has been ...
Chacounne 04/13/2011 15 5 - 191
IGTNT: Two Family Men
Chacounne 03/27/2011 101 79 - 267
Canadian Kossacks: A Group You Might Be Interested In
Dear Friends, This is just an announcement for those of you who haven't seen that we have a group here on DK4 devoted to discussing things north of the border. Now that we have an election ...
Chacounne 03/25/2011 19 6 2 58
For Those Looking for Why I Fight Against Torture
Dear Friends, I want you to know firstly, and most importantly, that I have been and remain completely and humbley grateful for each and every one of you who has read this series. I am so ...
Chacounne 03/24/2011 15 19 - 91
Why I Fight Against Torture: Omar Khadr, Part I
This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find. This is a continuation of the re-start of ...
Chacounne 03/22/2011 10 20 1 88
Why I Fight Against Torture: Jose Padilla
This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find. This is a continuation of the re-start of ...
Chacounne 03/19/2011 24 37 - 122
Why I Fight Against Torture: The Children of Abu Ghraib
This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find. This is a continuation of the re-...
Chacounne 03/17/2011 15 30 - 108
Why I Fight Against Torture: A 7 and 9 year old
This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find. This is a continuation of the re-...
Chacounne 03/16/2011 20 33 - 125
Why I Fight Against Torture: The Tipton Three IV
This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find. This is a continuation of the re-...
Chacounne 03/15/2011 6 21 - 74
Why I Fight Against Torture: Tipton Three III
This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find. This is a continuation of the re-...
Chacounne 03/14/2011 13 24 - 97
Why I Fight Against Torture: Tipton Three, part II
This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find. This is a continuation of the re-...
Chacounne 03/13/2011 13 16 - 77
Why I Fight Against Torture: Tipton Three
This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find. This is a continuation of the re-...
Chacounne 03/12/2011 9 32 - 90
Why I Fight Against Torture - Binyam Mohammed
This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find. This is a continuation of the re-
Chacounne 03/11/2011 17 34 - 95
Why I Fight Against Torture: Murat Kurnaz, Part II
My Dear Kossacks, This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find. This is ...
Chacounne 03/10/2011 29 51 1 138
IGTNT: A Strong Man, Who Lead the Way
Chacounne 03/07/2011 83 94 - 211
IGTNT: A Courgeous Immigrant
Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other. ~Samuel ...
Chacounne 02/27/2011 69 70 - 181
Why I Fight Against Torture 2
This is the second is the restart of my series from alomst two years ago: "Why I Fight Against Torture. There is a group by that name if you wish to follow, so as not to miss an ...
Chacounne 02/22/2011 62 51 1 136
Why I Fight Against Torture ... Revival of a Series
Chacounne 02/21/2011 25 44 1 119
Calling All Canadians! Canadian Kossacks, a DK4 Group
Hello Friends, I have created a group so we can discuss news, politics and events north of the border, and so we can organize. Please feel free to join us or follow us, and please just other ...
Chacounne 02/13/2011 12 7 - 60
A Netroots Nation Proposal ? I Need Your Thoughts
I'm thinking of putting together a proposal to have a discussion/roundtable/panel at Netroots Nation this coming June 16th - 19th, in Minneapolis. We need to the energy back into the anti-torture/
Chacounne 01/18/2011 61 31 - 58
"An Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere."
An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Chacounne 01/17/2011 11 16 - 56
Mr. President, I Agree ... Please Help Me Help America Live Up to Christina's Expectations
I want to live up to her expectations. (Applause.) I want our democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it. I want America to be as good as she imagined it. (Applause.) All of us -– ...
Chacounne 01/13/2011 12 21 - 61
Torture: Tomorrow is Guantanamo's 10th year Anniversary - What will YOU DO ?
Tomorrow will mark a horrifying anniversary, the beginning of the tenth year of the first prisoners arriving in Guantanamo Bay.
Chacounne 01/11/2011 37 26 - 87
We Need To Surround The Funerals With Love. Westboro will be there
Sorry for the short diary, but this deserves to be seen by more than those who view the open comments. I have just learned that Westboro Baptist Church is going to picket the funerals of those ...
Chacounne 01/08/2011 186 379 - 543
Torture: Jan 11th Protest to Mark Gitmo's 10th Anniversary
This coming Tuesday will mark a horrifying anniversary, the beginning of the tenth year of the first prisoners arriving in Guantanamo Bay.
Chacounne 01/07/2011 21 31 - 64
Torture: Are We Going To Let Them Get Away With It ? II
Not much is known about the sons of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Yousef al-Khalid, then age 9, and Abed al-Khalid, then age 7, were kidnapped in 2002. The CIA acknowledged that they had the boys in 2003.
Chacounne 01/06/2011 69 50 - 46
Torture: Are We Going To Let Them Get Away With It?
Did they have a lie detector? I asked myself. The man was holding something in his hands. It looked like two irons that he was rubbing together. Or one of those machines used to revive ...
Chacounne 01/05/2011 323 354 4 107
Child Soldiers: A Backward Step by the White House
A Generous Hat Tip to BOHICA. There are an estimated 250,000 child soldiers in conflicts around the world today; an estmated 40% of them are female. Canadian Senator Romeo Dallaire has made his ...
Chacounne 01/04/2011 9 20 - 98
Child Soldiers: How YOU Can Stop Their Use
I will never forget being in the battlefield for the first time. At first I couldn’t pull the trigger. I was lying almost numb in ambush watching kids my age being shot at and ...
Chacounne 01/03/2011 42 35 - 54
An Executive Order Allowing for Indefinite Detention ?
Imagine being locked away for the rest of your life without the opportunity to fully know the reason why. Imagine being locked away for the rest of your life without a full and fair trial.
Chacounne 12/22/2010 311 210 - 71
IGTNT: What Might Have Been
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!" John Greenleaf ...
Chacounne 12/12/2010 117 126 - 184
For Rememberance Day, Veteran's Day, Armistice Day
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We ...
Chacounne 11/11/2010 29 21 - 45
Congratulations, Mr. Harper ! Congratulations, Mr Obama!
Tonight I am angry, more angry than I have ever been. This diary is harsh, but it needs to be, because truth needs to be spoken and not couched in polite terms.
Chacounne 10/25/2010 37 24 - 61
Transcripts: Do you need one? small update
My Friends, I come to you as a Kossack who uses hearing aids, pretty sophisticated ones because my hearing is very diminished. One of the things that makes my participation in this community ...
Chacounne 06/18/2010 374 332 2 57
BREAKING: McDonalds Recalls Shrek Glasses
Hello Friends, Sorry for the short diary, but this seems important to get out there as quickly as possible. McDonalds is recalling all of the Shrek glasses due to cadmium used in the ...
Chacounne 06/04/2010 51 18 - 110
IGTNT: Three Sons
"IN A MOTHER'S EYES" Songwriter � 1999 Andrew Dean The day our flagpole was ready, We had no flag to fly A mother stepped forward and said I have a flag with a tear in her eye It was ...
Chacounne 05/30/2010 167 118 - 87
Feeding America: Hunger in Vancouver
Next week, I will again be a client of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This is one of the most difficult diaries I've ever had to write, humiliating really, ...
Chacounne 05/29/2010 55 63 - 136
No March for Legal Accountability for Torture This Year :(
Friends, Fellow Kossacks, My heart is broken, but circumstances have occurred over the last couple of days which make in necessary for me to move. I've lived in my place for twelve years, and ...
Chacounne 05/27/2010 30 30 - 36
Attn: Pacific Northwest Kossacks!  A Presentation on Omar Khadr This Friday
Omar Khadr, American Torture and Why You Should Care from the Canadian widow of a US Vietnam vet who survived torture Hello Friends, I will be doing a presentation on Omar Khadr this ...
Chacounne 05/19/2010 32 29 - 56
How Do You Thank Someone Who Volunteered to Save Your Husband's Life ?
How do you thank someone, a total stranger, who volunteered to save your husband's life?
Chacounne 05/12/2010 44 41 1 102
Marching for Justice and Accountability for Torture
As many of you know, my mission is to stop torture as the law, policy and practice of the United States, and to push to have those responsible held legally accountable. I was asked in person on ...
Chacounne 05/08/2010 11 28 - 31
President Obama, I Am Heartbroken
President Obama, I have tried to believe in you. I have tried to believe in your good heart. I believed in you when you said that we needed to `make you.` But tonight my heart is ...
Chacounne 05/06/2010 524 221 4 33
Starting a Difficult Conversation: Torture and Accountability, We need to come together
Dear Friends, I am writing this because I am very frustrated and heart broken. As many of you know, the mission of my life is stopping torture as the law, policy and practice of ...
Chacounne 05/03/2010 28 39 2 26
A Young Man at Guantanamo Bay Needs YOUR Help
He had been made to wear blackout goggles while suffering from severe conjunctivitis and a pre-existing eye wound, but the US military did not bring in an opthamologist. The side of his face was ...
Chacounne 04/30/2010 46 48 1 207
The US Army TORTURED An INJURED US Soldier UPDATED
"I remember laying there in a daze, looking around, trying to figure out where I was at," he says. "I was nauseous. My teeth hurt. My shoulder hurt. And my right ear was killing me." Sgt. Chuck ...
Chacounne 04/14/2010 478 594 13 212
Stopping Torture: My Mission. I Need YOUR Help
As many of you know, my husband, Dan, was a Vietnam vet who survived torture. Dan suffered from his injuries for over thirty years, until his fatal heart attack four and a half years ago. When he ...
Chacounne 04/12/2010 8 41 3 144
Torture and Good Friday ... A Reflection
As a Christian, I have been spending yesterday and this morning contemplating what Jesus went through during His last hours on Earth, the physical and emotional pain He suffered. He was, in ...
Chacounne 04/03/2010 31 14 - 25
In Need of a Lawyer's Advice re A Charitable Foundation
Hello My Friends, This is a short diary, which I hope you will excuse. I am in the process of starting a medical Fund or Foundation in my husband's name and memory for a specific form ...
Chacounne 11/25/2009 26 6 - 36
IGTNT: Born to Serve
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur ...
Chacounne 10/11/2009 125 142 - 210
Blog Workers Industrial Union & Benevolent Society
For far too long we have toiled in the diary mines, reading, researching, and writing with little compensation or recognition. This isn’t just about Kossacks – the mistreatment of ...
Chacounne 08/16/2009 40 21 - 27
UPDATED! Netroots Nation Scholarships: Almost The Last Day to Vote this Year
In a few short weeks, some of us will be gathering for the empowering, educational, overwhelming experience that will be Netroots Nation 09. But there's a problem: some important voices won't ...
Chacounne 07/13/2009 40 24 - 21
NFTT: Care Packages for the Troops, How YOU Can Help
As some of you know, a bunch of us have been raising money to fill care packages for the soldiers sailors, airmen, Marines and guardsmen currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We affectionately ...
Chacounne 07/10/2009 42 38 - 102
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