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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 May 1977

THE SISYPHUS PAPERS May - 1977 Vol. V, No. 8 Office of Social Ministries, Jesuit Conference, Wm. J. Davis, Director 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Suite #402 Washington, D.C, 20036

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 May 1977

Dear Sisyphus Reader: We have already send you the documents from the Detroit Conference "A Call to Action." Ordinarily that would suffice on one event. But this particular event is of such great importance for the life of the U.S. Church that we return to it with this May mailing. Only a pursuit of the theological underpinnings of Detroit will suffice to show its richness. The enclosed tabloid "Detroit and Beyond: The Continuing Quest for Justice" was produced by the staff of the Center of Concern here in Washington. It contains an analysis of the complex issues that ground the Detroit Conference, and it points the way to concerted action in the future. Detroit ranged over a variety of issues, including most of the topics we generally treat in Sisyphus. The event was so important and this analysis so excellent that we purchased a copy for each of you rather than put together the usual mailing. (Incidentally, if you are not already familiar with The Center of Concern, you might noti...

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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

THE SISYPHUS PAPERS July ~ 1977 Vol. V 3 No. 9 Office of Social Ministries Jesuit Conference 1717 Massachusetts Avenue 3 N.W., Suite #402 Washington 3 D.C. 20036

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CONTENTS [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

CONTENTS The View From Here . . . (white) The Washington Front . . . (yellow) Prolegomenon to a Policy: THINKING ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS by Denis Goulet, Reprinted from the May 16, 1977 issue of CHRISTIANITY AND CRISIS, copyright c 1977 by Christianity and Crisis, Inc. (blue) ORGANIZE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (green) HUMAN RIGHTS: Real Commitment or Seasonal Fad? by Leon Howell, Reprinted from the April 18, 1977 issue of CHRISTIANITY AND CRISIS, copyright c 1977 by Christianity and Crisis, Inc. (pink) THE RIGHT TO FOOD (white) Right to Life (yellow) United States Foreign Policy/Human Rights (green) El Salvador (blue) Grand Jury Fact Sheer Summer 1977, by Coalition to End Grand Jury Abuse (yellow) Friends Committee on National Legislation - Resources For Action People (pink) See, Hear, Send For . . . (white) "X wish to testify to you 3 gentlemen 3 about the violation of human rights in my country 3 something which goes on all the time y but is right now particularly serious. I make this testimony...

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THE VIEW FROM HERE . . . [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

THE VIEW FROM HERE . . . The major focus of this edition of SISYPHUS PAPERS is "Human Rights". It may well be that this decade will be noted for the increased attention paid to this complex issue. Two major philosophical contributions have been made within the past few years. In 1971, A Theory of Justice by John Rawls wss published. Three years later, Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State and Utopia appeared. Both books have been widely discussed and have generated a large body of scholarly comment. Readers interested in a brief introduction to these men's political philosophy would do well to catch John P. Langan's "Social Justice: Rawls and Nozick" in the June 1977 issue of Theological Studies. Politically, President Carter has used the theme of human rights in a unique way. He has made it a theme of his administration and a keystone of his foreign policy. This issue of SISYPHUS attempts to give some differing views of this commitment * to human rights and some application of this concer...

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THE WASHINGTON FRONT. . . [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

THE WASHINGTON FRONT. . . Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy June and July of 1977 have seen serious done both to the cause of human rights and to the emergence of a more humane and internationalist foreign policy. The effort to create a single uniform standard relating human rights and foreign aid suffered a serious setback. On the day the Senate rejected the Abourezk-Hatfield Amendment by a narrow 50-43 margin an amendment that would require a single standard relating human rights to US votes on loans in international banks it adopted an amendment offered by Dole (R--KS) requiring automatic no votes on loans to the socialist countries of Indochina. A week later, the House passed similar amendments that would bar US funds for "direct or indirect* (*both loans through international financial institutions (IFl's) and aid provided by UN agencies such as UNICEF) aid not only to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, but also to Mozambique, Angola, Cuba and Uganda. On all of thsse vot...

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Prolegomenon to a Policy Thinking About Human Rights Denis Goulet [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

Prolegomenon to a Policy Thinking About Human Rights Denis Goulet IF DISCUSSIONS OF-" "human rights" are to serve the needs of policy formulation, the term must be used neither too broadly nor too narrowly. Human rights are spoken of too broadly for policy purposes when they embrace all that is included in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. This does not mean that any of the rights contained in the UN documents are unimportant, but simply that the list is so comprehensive that it becomes impossible to measure country performance satisfactorily. Moreover, even relative success in providing adequately for all these rights is so unattainable that no single country can lay unequivocal claims to moral leadership that other countries could follow. Consequently, a narrower cluster of rights must serve as the basis for DENIS COULET has studied the conditions of underdevelopment in Algeria, Lebanon, Spain, France and Brazil, and is currently visiting Guinea-Bissau. His books inc...

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HUMAN RIGHTS [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

HUMAN RIGHTS Human Rights as a policy concern for the Carter Administration is more symbolic than real. An estimated S3 million overall reduction in foreign military assistance in the FY7B Carter budget contains some underlying increases. Announced cuts in military assistance to Argentina still lea\e SIS million in credits and $36.7 million in unobligated funds from FY77. Ethiopia received cuts in the Military Assistance Program while the International Military Education and Training Program was increased by 38 per cent. Military assistance to Uruguay was stopped la>t year, lcawng Carter's cuts only a reaffitmation of congressional action. Meanwhile, militar\ aid to Asia was increased by IS per cent and economic aid by 2K per cent. The Philipines could gain SI billion for rent on U.S. bases from the treaty now being negotiated. South Korea could receive S5 billion for a live-year Force Improvement plan. The Carter Administration has asked for an IN per cent increase in mu...

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Organize for Human Rights [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

Organize for Human Rights We can all help make support for human rights a basic principle of U.S. foreign policy by taking some simple steps in our own communities. Here are some specific things you can do: 1 Write to the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy (120 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002) and ask to be placed on their mailing list. The Coalition will send you background information on human rights and will alert you to upcoming bills and resolutions in Congress that deserve your support. 2 Get in touch with organizations active in supporting , human rights (see p. 14). Ask to be placed on their mailing lists and to receive their newsletters and publications. Most have excellent films and slide shows that can be rented at minimal cost.. Many have speakers you could invite to address a group in your community. Single page leaflets and other available materials can be distributed at meetings, sent in mailings or newsletters of your organization and shown...

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HUMAN RIGHTS: REAL COMMITMENT OR SEASONAL FRD? LEON HOWELL [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

HUMAN RIGHTS: REAL COMMITMENT OR SEASONAL FRD? LEON HOWELL IN LATE MARCH UN Ambassador Andrew Young received Newsweek cover treatment. A careful observer of the Washington scene asked wryly: "Aren't they a little late? I think Young has already peaked." He was speaking less about Young than about a media world where people and ideas are famous for only a few minutes. While the UN Ambassador settles in for the long haul, his media-created pop novelty — like that of Miss Lillian and Billy Carter —will quickly fade. Only a few short months ago the discussion of human rights as part of US foreign policy took place within fairly narrow bounds. A few members of Congress, like Donald Fraser, had worked long and hard to legislate limitations on military assistance and to require reports on the status of individual rights in nations that receive our aid (see Rep. Fraser s article in C&C, December 27, 1976), but the creative thinkers in the Ford Administration found loopholes that...

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THE RIGHT TO F00D... [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

THE RIGHT TO F00D... As these warm summer days continue, the headlines bring us the news of bountiful harvests. Farmers worry that they worft be able to cover the cost of this crop. The breadbasket of North America has produced more food than can be profitably sold. Little mention is made these days of world hunger. But there sti 11 remains the crisis. In strict terms, about seventy million people are starving. Severe malnutrition afflicts six times that number. Repeatedly, the teachings of the Church have upheld the right of individuals to have access to suffici ent food. Pope Paul, in his address to the 197*+ World Food Conference, pleaded: "We renew our full moral support for those who have repeatedly declared at international gatherings that they are not only ready to recognize the right of every man to enjoy the goods necessary for life but are equally ready, by agreeing voluntarily to a proportionate sacrifice of resources and potentials to place these goods effectively at the...

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RIGHT TO LIFE... [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

RIGHT TO LIFE... The issue of so-called "abortion rights" was significantly re-defined by several recent actions. The sequence began when the H Q use of Representatives voted to retain the Hyde amendment in the Labor-HEW Appropriations bill. The House action mandated that no federal funds could be used to perform abortions. A week later, on June 20, the Supreme Court dealt another severe blow to abortion" rights" in its 6-3 ruling that, states can refuse to use public funds for abortion if there is no medical nece- sity. The Senate, on June 29, rejected the complete ban voted by the House but limited the federal funding of abortions to "medically necessary" cases and the victims of rape or incest The essence of the Supreme Court decision is that the use of public funds for abortions should be decided through "the normal processes of democracy" i.e. by elected officials and not by court mandate. This ruling will obviously result in widely varying state level actions. Connecticut's Go...

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UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY/HUMAN RIGHTS [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY/HUMAN RIGHTS As people working in the religious community, we, along with many others in the United States, have been increasingly concerned about the proliferation of torture, repression, and denials of basic freedoms in many countries. We deplore this situation in all countries which have a special relationship to the United States through military or economic aid, arms sales, treaty obligations, or important trade and investments. We have knowledge of human rights violations through first-hand reports from people in churches and synagogues in many countries and especially in South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, and Haiti. We are deeply concerned by the low priority which human rights now have in the United States foreign policy. We recognize that many considerations make up United States foreign policy security, political, economic, and others. But we believe United States foreign military and economic aid and tr...

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EL SALVADOR [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

EL SALVADOR Much attention has recently been focused on the violation of human rights in El Salvador. On June 22 of this year, the White Warriers Union, a right wing terrorist group, threatened to kill all Jesuits found in El Salvador after July 21. In a statement to local radio stations this group said the execution of Jesuits will be immediate and systematic. They stated:. "These miserable supporters of the urderous Popular Forces of Liberation have no reason to continue poisoning our people." The conflict centered on.the support that the Jesuits had given to President Molina's "transformacion Agraria." This program was so reformist and minimalist that parts of the campesino movement refused to support it but the Jesuits at the Catholic University lent their full support. This was in June of 1976. The leading families immediately organized such strong opposition that by October the Government backed down and cancelled the program. General .Carlos Humberto Romero, the candidate of ...

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Grand Jury FACT SHEET, Summer, 1977 [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

Grand Jury FACT SHEET, Summer, 1977 WHY should you be concerned about grand jury abuse? Because the grand jury, originally written into the Bill of Rights to shield citizens from arbitrary government power, has become nothing more than a prosecutors rubber stamp, an oasis from due process off limits to the Constitutional guarantees Americans take for granted everywhere else in our judicial system. WHAT can you do to restore decency to the grand jury? At this juncture, the most important single thing you can do is write! Reform legislation is now before the House of Representatives, and your letters are essential to its passage. With the Justice Department opposing serious grand jury reform, only a strong show of public support will get reform bills through. The legislative lowdown in the 95th Congress Of the grand jury reform bills now before the House subcommittee studying the federal grand jury, the most likely to pass is H.R. 94, The Grand Jury Reform Act of 1977, introduced by R...

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Friends Committee on National Legislation [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

Friends Committee on National Legislation 245 - 2nd St., N.E. Washington, D.C. 20002 Telephone: (202) 547-4343 RESOURCES FOR ACTION PEOPLE A legislative reference "mini-library" can be a very useful tool for a local action group. It may include some of the publications listed below as well as scrapbooks of clippings etc. on local lawmakers and issues and studies on the local economy. A public library may be willing, as a public service, to help with acquisition and provide a space for materials of this nature. CONGRESS AND GOVERNMENT: GENERAL MATERIAL BASIC BOOKS, INC. Working on the System. $14.95, A complete manual for access to federal agencies. FRIENDS COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL LEGISLATION. How-To Series: 1. Write a Letter to the Editor. 2, Work in Politics. 3. Visit a Member of Congress. 4. Write Members of Congress and the President. 5. Work for Congressional Candidate of Your Choice. 6. Organize an Action Network. 5$ each; quantity rates available. GREEN, MARK. Who Runs Congress?...

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SEE, HEAR, SEND FOR... [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 July 1977

SEE, HEAR, SEND FOR... RESOURCES AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is widely considered among the most effective international 'Vatchdogs" for human rights. It focuses particularly on the "prisoners of conscience" those held because of their political, religious or other consciensciously held beliefs. AI researches such cases and prepares "prisoner dossiers" that are circulated to its own "adoption groups," governments, the press and international organizations. AI is non-political. It carefully balances its cases between Western, Eastern, and Third World countries. Its only criteria are those set down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN's Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. It opposes the death penalty, torture, and other cruel, inhuman treatment of prisoners. Otherwise AI espouses no political ideology or allegiance. There are two kinds of membership in AI: (1) General for an annual dues of $l5, which includes a subscription to its newsletters and occasi...

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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 August 1977

THE SISYPHUS PAPERS August — 1977 Vol. V % No. 10 Office of Social Ministries Frank H. Ring, Acting Director Jesuit Conference 17171Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. S Suite #402 Washington 3 DC 20036

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CONTENTS [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 August 1977

CONTENTS The View From Here . . . (white) The Washington Front . . • (yellow) J. P. Stevens (blue) NCC LABOR DAY PROCLAMATION (pink) High Unemployment Hurts All; Full Employment Benefits All (comprehensive background material for the fT Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1977", S.50 and H.R. SO) (green) FULL EMPLOYMENT WEEK (yellcw) ISSUES MEMORANDUM; THE UNITED STATES AND THE ILO (by Stephen M. Taran & Rosemarie Philips, of Overseas Development Council) (pink) Awakening from a Dream of Kings and Wizards (Daniel Ellsberg Accepts The 1976 Gandhi Peace Award, Reprinted from Fellowship, November 1976) (white) See, Hear, Send For . . . (white) u It is our view that the formulation of economic policy involves basic moral and social dimensions. Our economic life must reflect these broader values of social justice and human rights. Our economy is considered the strongest and richest in the world. The task before us is to harness that strength and relative affluence to m...

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THE VIEW FROM HERE... [Newspaper Article] — The Sisyphus Papers — 1 August 1977

THE VIEW FROM HERE... The hot sun of August reminds us that soon it will be Labor Day. This long weekend of picnics, barbecues or a trip to your favorite place in the country is the civic ritual marking the end of the summer. But Labor Day should also remind us of the millions who have no job and of the numberless people working in substandard conditions for inadequate pay. This edition of SISYPHUS highlights some of the issues associated with the employment situation in the United States. There has been a frightening development recently. Many seem to have become accustomed to the social and economic waste resulting from massive unemployment. The slight drop in the jobless rate seems to have blinded our sensitivities to the legions of workers who can't find jobs. Behind these statistics and graphs are individual tragedies: the man in his late forties who is "too old"; the idled ghetto youth; the struggling widow with no skills; the rural laborer whose back-breaking labor is now no ...

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