A blog by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration about justice and peace issues

Today’s blog is a compilation of information shared by Sister Carrie Kirsch and affiliate Sharon Chavolla.

First, Sister Carrie shared an update on the trial for Rubashkin. She tells us that this really needs our prayers. “The trial might take months.  The trial in which some Postville Hispanics are to testify is to take place after this trial.  This means they need to stay in Iowa most of the winter.” The Des Moines Register article (Oct. 13, 2009) gives a complete update.

Second, affiliate Sharon Chavolla shared this PBS video in which FRONTLINE/World correspondents Greg Brosnan and Jennifer Szymaszek take a look at the lasting effects a U.S. immigration raid in Postville, Iowa, had on two small villages in Guatemala. It is a 15 minute video which is well worth your time.  Peace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGdvv4dwzIA 

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