The Fish-Eye Lens
Periodical profile published 1981

Publisher:  The Ecumenical Forum, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1981  
Pages:  31pp  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX2274

The January 1981 issue of Fish-Eye Lens includes an Information/Action Update on the deepening crisis in El Salvador.

Abstract:  The January 1981 issue of Fish-Eye Lens includes an Information/Action Update on the deepening crisis in El Salvador. Written by the Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America (ICCHRLA), the report describes various events occurring since November 19, 1980. The attack on the refugee center in San Salvador by the national army, the killing of opposition leaders and abduction of two priests are three such events. The report urges action such as letters opposing military aid sent to the Canadian and American governments (addresses included in the report), as well as contributions to church agencies which support the needs of the refugees in El Salvador.

Two other articles center on the Third World. One article describes the economic problems of some African countries created by transnationals, such as Nestle, which foster the growth of agribusiness. An interview with Zimbabwean president, Canaan Banana, outlines the role of the church as an agent of change in African society.

Women in a still male society are the subject of two other articles in Fish Eye Lens. "Women at the Top" shows that even successful women are successful in male terms, not female terms. The author calls for female success, not male success. In Canada, immigrant women are employed on a work-visa as domestics. They are kept ignorant and obedient through the threat of deportation should they ever complain or quit their jobs.

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