Revolutionary Haitian Priest, Gerard Jean-Juste, Presente!

Common Dreams
by Bill Quigley
Though Haitian priest Father Gerard Jean-Juste died May 27, 2009, at age 62, in Miami from a stroke and breathing problems, he remains present to millions. Justice-loving people world-wide mourn his death and celebrate his life. Pere Jean-Juste worked uncompromisingly for justice for Haitians and the poor, both in Haiti and in the U.S. Continue reading Revolutionary Haitian Priest, Gerard Jean-Juste, Presente!

Now at last it’s time for Shell to atone for my father’s death

The Guardian The son of the executed activist faces the oil giant in a human rights trial this week.

He seeks understanding rather than retribution

This week, a US court will hear a case that I and nine other plaintiffs filed against Royal Dutch Shell for its part in human rights violations committed against some Ogoni families and individuals in Nigeria in 1995. For some, the case is already being cast as a bookmark in the struggle for corporate accountability, but to me and the other nine plaintiffs it is all that and more. Continue reading Now at last it’s time for Shell to atone for my father’s death

Environmental communication: A South African perspective

Africa Files
African Chart er Article# 24: All peoples shall have the right to a general satisfactory environment favorable to their development.

Summary & Comment: The environmental crisis is a fundamental element of our lives across the globe today, and we cannot conceive of life in the next generation without at the same time engaging with and responding to that crisis. Just as important, however, is responsible Christian thinking and communication about the earth crisis that engages with Africa and with all the people of Africa. AB Continue reading Environmental communication: A South African perspective

Spain holds ‘voodoo’ traffickers

BBC

The traffickers allegedly supplied women for the sex trade across Europe
The traffickers allegedly supplied women for the sex trade across Europe

Spanish police have arrested 23 people suspected of trafficking Nigerian women into the country and forcing them into prostitution by using voodoo curses.

Experts said the women were scared into submission because of a vow they were forced to take on the graves of their ancestors before they left Nigeria. Continue reading Spain holds ‘voodoo’ traffickers