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GSN MONDAY MAILER FEBRUARY 08 2016

Posted by on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in News, Uncategorized.

It's that time again…

 
The GSN needs your dues! We have more than 400 folks on the list, and we get new addresses every day. ALL DUES GO TO PROGRAMMING (conferences and meetings), to support the MAYA EDCUATIONAL FOUNDATION, and our WEBSITE.  No member or office is getting paid or receiving anything for this effort. We have administration costs that the folks at Heifer Int'l would be jealous of. Your dues give you access to the GSN Directory and are required to register for the GSN Conference. 
 
Dues are $50 for non-students, $25 for students.
Individuals residing in Guatemala are not required to pay dues.
Pay by check: make check out to Guatemala Scholars Network and mail to Avery Dickins de Girón at: PMB 351806; 2301 Vanderbilt Place; Nashville, TN 37235-1806.
 
Thanks!!

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CONTENTS:
 
1. A FEW LINKS
2. GREAT LOOKING NEW BOOK ON MEDICAL PLURALISM IN GUATEMALA FEATURING MULTIPLE GSN'ERS
3. MARCH LECTURE ON INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE AT THE CASA POPENOE
4. THE AMAZING MAYA SUMMER LANGUAGE INSTITUTE FEATURING PROGRAMS IN KAQCHIKEL AND K'ICHE'
5. CALL FOR SUPPORT FROM COLLEAGUES WORKING IN EL SALVADOR PROSECUTING THE KILLERS OF THE PRIESTS AND ACTIVISTS MURDERED IN NOVEMBER 1989
 
 
 
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1. A FEW LINKS
A. Guatemalan kids forced to work in Ohio chicken farms, living in unheated trailer parks, with no running water.FROM WASHINGTON POST wapo.st/eggfarm
B. Advocates: Man Sterilized in ICE Detainment Deported to Guatemala http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2016/02/05/advocates-man-sterilized-ice-detainment-deported-guatemala/

 
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2. GREAT LOOKING NEW BOOK ON MEDICAL PLURALISM IN GUATEMALA FEATURING MULTIPLE GSN'ERS
 
 
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3. MARCH LECTURE ON INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE AT THE CASA POPENOE
 
Conferencia: El Patrimonio Intangible en Guatemala
Conferencista: Johann Melchor
Fecha: Jueves 17 de marzo 2016
Hora: 4:00 pm
Contribución: Q30.00.
 Estudiantes con carnet y guías de turismo Q15.00
 
Casa Popenoe
6a calle Oriente #16
Antigua Guatemala
 
Para más información:
 
 
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4. THE AMAZING MAYA SUMMER LANGUAGE INSTITUTE FEATURING PROGRAMS IN KAQCHIKEL AND K'ICHE'
 

 link to the Kaqchikel and K'iche' summer language and culture programs in the next newsletter: 

http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/page/MLI

Mayan Language Institute 2016 Intensive Summer Language & Culture Program in K’iche’ and Kaqchikel Antigua, Guatemala | June 19 – July 29, 2016

4. CALL FOR SUPPORT FROM COLLEAGUES WORKING IN EL SALVADOR PROSECUTING THE KILLERS OF THE PRIESTS AND ACTIVISTS MURDERED IN NOVEMBER 1989
Dear All:
November 16, 1989: 26 years ago:  
After hearing the news that the University of Central America scholars I respected the most in El Salvador had been murdered, I worked as hard as I have ever worked to see that the peace agreement they had died for would occur.   But, having talked to Father "Nacho" Martin Baro several days before he died to offer three fellowships to Stanford to get out of El Salvador, knowing that their danger was acute (and also knowing that they would not leave), I promised myself that these men would not be another statistic.  
Now, 26 years later — after working as the lead investigator and/or expert witness with the Center for Justice and Accountability (with attorneys Patty Blum, Almudena Bernabeu and the University of Central America's Benjamin Cuellar), the Spanish National Court, (with the Honorable Judge Velasco), and the Department of Justice (with  DOJ Attorney John Capin) — it looks like the first criminal trial  of Salvadoran victims from the civil war in El Salvador. The Jesuits priests and spokespeople for peace were killed by officers of the El Salvador Armed Forces, who had been trained in the U.S. and were our country's brutal allies.  The judge upheld John Capin's legal arguments and our findings of fact, and the former Vice Minister of Defense should be sent to Spain to face trial for the murders of those priests who were Salvadoran citizens. [see first news articles below, and look for more].
We know this trial should take place in El Salvador, where an unjust (self) Amnesty Law is still in place. Yesterday, there was a demonstration demanding that the 17 other indicted military officers be extradited as well. We shall see what the Salvador government does.
We also know that one Salvadoran priest who was killed and their housekeeper and young daughter, who were also murdered for seeking safety with them, will not be included in this case because it does not formally extend to Salvadoran citizens.  But a trial for these scholars who always supported peace and justice will be at minimum symbolic for those thousands and thousands of Salvadoran victims who were tortured, suffered or died for the same thing.
What can you do: Spread the word, ask the Salvadoran Government if they will Extradite,  Give Money: This trial will be expensive.
You can give to Stanford University to support further investigation of the crime and the Stanford team that will be based in Spain:  If you give to Stanford, this should go specifically to the TERRY KARL BRAVO FUND, and be marked for the Jesuit case.  (Contact me for this)You can give to the Center for Justice and Accountability  (see their website but make sure you designate the Jesuit case and my name). Thank you for your interest and support during this long search for justice. And special thanks to Benjamin Cuellar, who has persevered these long years as long, or longer, than I have.
Terry Karl