Pastor Guillomettre said, "In Creole there is a proverb which says 'Sak vide pa kanpe.' It means 'An empty sack cannot stand up.' The workers want to live. They are staggering after life, but life flees before them. Hope gives life. When they are working, the workers have hope even if the work doesn't bring them anything."
North American people can play a crucial role in supporting the Haitian people, Guillomettre added. "We need to eat, drink and work -- but solidarity is even more important." CPT teams and delegations are an important way to help North Americans identify with the suffering in Haiti.
"You have to know the Calvary of Haiti to help it pass from Golgotha to the Ascension," he concluded.
Members of the three person investigative team were Nancy Frey (Elkhart, IN), Joshua Yoder (Chicago, IL), and Pierre Gingerich (Ithaca, NY)
Christian Peacemaker Teams is an initiative among Mennonite and Church of the Brethren congregations and Friends Meetings that supports violence reduction efforts around the world. CPT P. O. Box 6508 Chicago, IL 60680 tel: 312-455-1199 FAX 312-666-2677 WEB http://www.cpt.org/
Chaney's plane was diverted, mechanical problems, great protest while he was in Sydney, via my clg news.
"Just because we volunteered for the military doesn't mean we volunteered to put our lives in unnecessary harm and to carry out missions that are illogical and immoral," Madden says. Appeal for Redress watch 60 minutes Sunday and that would be on CBS, hopefully.
This report argues that carbon offsets place disproportionate emphasis on individual lifestyles and carbon footprints, distracting attention from the wider, systemic changes and collective political action that needs to be taken to tackle climate change. Promoting more effective and empowering approaches involves moving away from the marketing gimmicks, celebrity endorsements, technological quick fixes, and the North/South exploitation that the carbon offsets industry embodies. carbon neutral myth.pdf (4363 Kb)
America has deliberately driven hundreds, perhaps thousands, of prisoners insane. Now it is being held to account in a Miami court, The Guardian. And you thought all the news people were there to watch a judge cry, they're good.
“The overarching principle of fundamental justice that applies here is this: before the state can detain people for significant periods of time, it must accord them a fair judicial process,” Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin wrote in the ruling. As Canadian Court Limits Detention in Terror Cases.
While the ACLU is supporting the “Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007” (S.576).
Democrats Propose Bill to Withdraw Troops Starting in 120 Days. Brushing aside criticism from the White House, Senate Democrats said Friday their next challenge to President Bush's Iraq war policy would require the gradual withdrawal of US combat troops beginning within 120 days.
Rising temperatures are redistributing bacteria, insects and plants, exposing people to diseases they'd never encountered before. LA Times
While Conservative Christians struggle over, who, just who will they support in the Republican party. “There is great anxiety,” said Paul Weyrich, chairman of the Free Congress Foundation. “There is no outstanding conservative, and they are all looking for that.” NY Times
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update: Arcade Fire Neon Bible link the lyrics and more
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