It’s noble, right, and good spiritual practice to defend ordinary people being marginalized by great powers. And it’s dangerous! Recent reports of both the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and Amnesty Int’l speak of the challenges and dangers in the Americas to all who defend human rights. “In Latin America and the Caribbean it is increasingly common to see human rights defenders facing unfounded accusations and unfair detentions. It is of the utmost concern that the authorities are failing to stop the misuse of the justice system as a means of repression,” said Nancy Tapias Torrado, Amnesty Int’l. Talk with any human rights attorney. They can tell you about the calls received in the night; the threats to them and their family. How can we be in solidarity with these attorneys and strengthen them?
The Common Good Podcast
A Production of Jubilee Economics
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Begun in 2010, by Lee Van Ham and Ed Lucas, The Common Good Podcast (TCGP) is now directed by Lee Van Ham with Jerry Iversen as producer and co-host.
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