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Weekly Justice Highlights

  • Good News AND: Immigration Court Judge Michael C. Horn in Miami formally linked SOA graduate General Jose Guillermo García to some of the worst human rights abuses of the Salvadoran Civil War. As Defense Minister (1979-83), he failed to hold soldiers under his command accountable for the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the massacre of more than 1,000 civilians at El Mozote, and nine other atrocities. He faces deportation to El Salvador, pending appeal. Urge the Obama Administration to “turn up the heat” on Justice for Victor campaign to ensure Barreintos stands trial in Chile by clicking here.
  • Care of Earth: PepsiCo buys staggering amounts of conflict palm oil every week. The problem? It purchases from places where rainforest is being destroyed thus not committing to responsible palm oil. Urge PepsiCo to commit to buying responsible, rainforest- healthy palm oil by clicking here.
  • Water: Urge Coke CEO Kent to end interference in bottled water sales by ending sales of bottled water with sustainability.
  • In the Spirit of St. Vincent: Urge U.S. Senators and Representatives to support legislative measures that stop predatory behavior and protect those living in poverty by stopping vulture funds.
  • Urge U.S. Senators to cosponsor the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act (S. 1533) so that corporations can NOT hide profits abroad and avoid taxation draining revenue from developing countries that desperately need it to fund social services in vulnerable communities by clicking here.
  • Urge AT&T to stop the war on rural communities by supporting item 6 of the 2014 AT& T proxy that requires disclosure of company policies and procedures governing lobbying, both direct and indirect, and grassroots lobbying communications.
  • Human Trafficking: A new resource entitled, U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking focuses on Human Trafficking and the Objectification of Women. It is being circulated through the Bahkita Initiative and is located here.
  • Louisville: On April 26 from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM at the KY International Convention Center (221 South Fourth Street, Louisville), a March for a Life of Abundance for All will take place with thousands of United Methodist Women members from across the nation to target income inequality and other forms of exclusion that divide our society. For more information, contact K.A. Owens at 502.403.9439 or at firstwave9@juno.com.
  • Care of Earth: The 2014 Sisters of Earth conference will be held July 10-13, 2014 at University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, KS that is a sponsored work of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. More information is located here.
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