Written by Débora Zampier
A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has suspended the trial by jury of a farmer/landowner, José Délcio Barroso Nunes, who is accused of ordering the death of a union leader/activist, José Dutra da Costa, aka Dezinho, in November 2000. Continue reading
If we really want to avert climate change, argues Bob Hughes, we’d better tackle inequality first.
The modern global economy doesn’t just run on fossil fuels. It runs on inequality, which now stands indicted by a rapidly growing mountain of evidence, as the real driving force behind all the harms, and more, that have led to climate change. A world without inequality is not just desirable: it’s an urgent necessity. And it can be achieved. The market may or may not have an ‘invisible hand’ but it most definitely has an ‘invisible foot’ – inequality – which has been bearing down harder and harder on the world and its people in the frenzied pursuit of economic growth. Emissions will not reduce until that pressure is eased. Continue reading
National Catholic Reporter
‘Leadership does not have all the answers all the time’
By Bishop Kevin Dowling
Following is a talk by Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg, South Africa. Dowling told NCR in a telephone interview today that he gave the talk June 1 to a group of “influential lay Catholics” who meet periodically for lunch in Cape Town. The group, Dowling said, had asked him to speak “on how I view the current state of the church.” Continue reading
LIMA, Peru (CNS) — A Peruvian judge gave a British missionary a temporary stay on a government order expelling him from the country. La Salle Brother Paul McAuley of Portsmouth, England, who has worked in Peru for three decades, was informed of the expulsion order July 1 and given seven days to leave the country. On July 6, a judge granted a habeas corpus motion, allowing him to remain in Peru while officials consider an appeal. Continue reading
Soldier Bradley Manning said to have leaked diplomatic cables to whistleblower, plus video of US troops killing Iraqis
The Wikileaks footage of an Apache helicopter attack that killed civilians in Iraq
American officials are searching for Julian Assange, the founder of [ http://wikileaks.org/ ]WikiLeaks in an attempt to pressure him not to publish thousands of confidential and potentially hugely embarrassing diplomatic cables that offer unfiltered assessments of Middle East governments and leaders. Continue reading
Bill Callahan’s Funeral Mass and Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 10th at 11 a.m. at Thomas Stone Elementary School in the Multi-Purpose Room. The address is 4500 34th St., Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 (only about a block and a half from the Center). Parking lot available. A reception at the Quixote Center will follow the service. All friends of Bill and Dolly are invited to participate in this celebration of Bill’s life and legacy.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Quixote Center/Bill Callahan Memorial Fund, PO Box 5206 Hyattsville, MD 20782.
Rev. William R. Callahan, an international leader in movements for social justice, peace, and reform of the Roman Catholic Church, died on Monday, July 5th at Community Hospice Hospital in Washington, DC due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 78. He was a resident of Brentwood, MD in suburban Washington, DC. Continue reading
by Carla Salazar
LIMA, Peru – A British religious activist is fighting an expulsion order from Peru’s government for allegedly inciting unrest among indigenous peoples protesting environmental damage from oil drilling in the Amazon rainforest.
Brother Paul McAuley, a 62-year-old lay activist with the La Salle Christian Brothers who has worked in Peru for two decades, is appealing the order with the backing of the Roman Catholic Church, indigenous and human rights groups. Continue reading
NILC and Other Groups Also Challenging Law Laud Obama Administration’s Action
National Immigration Lawyers Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Adela de la Torre | 213.674.2832 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Archuleta, ACLU, (212) 519-7808
Alessandra Soler Meetze, ACLU of Arizona, (602) 773-6006
Laura Rodriguez, MALDEF, (310) 956-2425 email@example.com
Karin Wang, APALC, (213) 241-0234 firstname.lastname@example.org
Leila McDowell, NAACP, (202) 463-2940
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit today challenging Arizona’s recently enacted racial profiling law, known as SB-1070. In taking this extraordinary action, the federal government has sent a clear message that it will not tolerate state laws that invite racial stereotyping and profiling and interfere with federal immigration priorities and policies. Continue reading