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June 15th, 2015: - Listen | Download

Ted Schmidt and Claude Lacaille: Seeing Life from the Role of the Oppressed. Challenges to Rwandan Foreign Refugees' Integration in Zambia.

Featured Guest(s):
Ted Schmidt, Bishop John Osmers

Ted Schmidt discusses Claude Lacaille's recently released book, Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants, Mission to Haiti, Ecuador and Chile and asserts that Lacaille brings back into focus the importance of seeing life from the role of the oppressed people and that deserting Vatican II was a betrayal of a moral mission to serve the masses, especially the oppressed.

Schmidt praises Pope Francis, who declared El Salvadoran Archbishop Romero a martyr and who is turning back to the Vactican II mandates based on discussion, inclusion, justice for humanity.

What were the major flaws of Pope John Paul II and Pope Ratzinger? Listen to the show for Schmidt's lucid analysis.



Phil Taylor and Phil Conlon track the third flotilla to Gaza mission in progress.

Phil Taylor comments on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta (June 15, 1215), in which the barons demanded certain rights (legal, political, financial, religious) and which inspired the masses to fight a long unending struggle for the same rights.

Taylor decries how we have lost respect for Habeas Corpus (bringing the body to court to hear charges and to be heard) and emphasizes that the fight for human rights is not a linear process (chapter by chapter) but that we have to continually fight to renew lost rights.


Bishop John Osmers testifies to the plight of the Rwandans who have lost their refugee status in Zambia and on whom Rwandan President Kagame is trying to force repatriation.

Osmers and Phil Taylor discuss why the Rwandan refugees in Zambia lost their refugee status in Zambia June of 2013, Rwanda's offer for repatriation of these ex-refugees, why the Rwandans in Zambia are afriad to repatriate (obvious fear of Kagame's retaliatory brutal regime), the recent meetings between the Rwanda government, the Zambian government and the UN High Commission on Refugees.

The clincher is: Removal of the former refugee status not only creates stiff limitations on freedom of movement in Zambia but it also disqualifies the Rwandans for UNHCR support for services such as health and education needs and consideration for resettlement programs.

Links:
www.facebook.com/pages/Bob-Lovelace-Decolonization-Blog/222117117808310
www.gazaark.org/





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