Bankers urged to address poverty

first_imgThursday 27 January 2011 8:38 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm POVERTY and unemployment reared their heads at the World Economic Forum yesterday, with speakers urging the elite audience to bridge a growing gap between booming multinationals and the jobless poor.Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said the global crisis had led to an “unsustainable” race to the bottom in labour standards in developed nations. Maurice Levy, chairman and chief executive of French advertising giant Publicis, said: “People do not understand that these large corporations are doing extremely well, while their lives have not improved.” whatsapp center_img Share Bankers urged to address poverty whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Brazil set to make switch to revenue-based tax system

first_img Tags: Brazil Brazil set to make switch to revenue-based tax system The tax base is taken after both winnings and taxes on these winnings are paid out, as well as after social security payments. Of the taxation income, 0.82% will go to schools that have achieved performance goals in national exams, 2.55% to the National Public Security Fund (FNSP), 1.63% to sports clubs and 95% for lottery operators. Sports betting regulation The previously agreed 3% tax on turnover was signed into law in 2018, but drew much opposition and now is set to be scrapped. Regions: LATAM Brazil Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved regulatory changes which will see the country switch from a turnover-based tax system for gaming to a revenue based one. Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Uncategorized Regulation Online sports betting Sports betting regulation The country looks set to adopt the model of taxation widespread in Europe, which it hopes will “provide stable flows of public revenue and premiums and mak[e] bettors use the services of local operators”. 4th June 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Ahead of the launch of legal sports wagering across the country (a process which has since been delayed due to changes in proposed regulation to a concession model instead of licensing), the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has received 38 responses to its request for proposals from potential vendors. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro formally added sports betting to the country’s agenda last August, signing a decree to add sports wagering to Brazil’s Investment Partnership Program (PPI) portfolio and national privatisation programme and appointing managers to lead the licensing process.last_img read more

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Mexico’s Folliati Group launches online product through EveryMatrix deal

first_img Online gambling solutions provider EveryMatrix has announced a partnership with Mexico-based Folliati Group, which see land-based operator Folliati offer its first online offering. Casino & games Folliati’s launch follows a deal agreed in April that saw Betsson launch in the country through a deal with land-based operator Big Bola. The online launch of Folliati’s casino and sports betting products will be powered by EveryMatrix. EveryMatrix will supply the group with a casino integration platform, a fully managed sportsbook and a player management platform. 14th June 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter EveryMatrix’s president for the Americas, Erik Nyman, said: “I am beyond thrilled to announce Foliatti, one of the largest brick-and-mortar casino corporations in Mexico, as our first turnkey customer in this country. Not only will our product suite set up the Foliatti brand for success in the Mexican market, but it will also give us the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the full capabilities of our platform.” Tags: EveryMatrix Folliati Group Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Foliatti operates 10 of the largest land-based casino locations in Mexico. Topics: Casino & games Strategy Tech & innovation Online casino Platform Product Regions: LATAM Mexico Foliatti Group director Andres Madrigal added: “We’ve been searching for a supplier who can set the foundation for our success in the Mexican online gaming market, and we are confident we have found it in EveryMatrix. As a leading turnkey provider in today’s global market, they have proven solid service expertize, impressive product capacities and the flexibility we need to start and grow our online venture.” Mexico’s Folliati Group launches online product through EveryMatrix deal Email Addresslast_img read more

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Here’s one of the secrets of Warren Buffett’s success and how you can have it too

first_imgHere’s one of the secrets of Warren Buffett’s success and how you can have it too Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 29th December, 2019 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Berkshire Hathaway (B shares) and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $200 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), short January 2021 $200 puts on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), and short January 2020 $220 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares). 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! US-based billionaire investor Warren Buffett is well known for buying shares linked to high-quality businesses and then holding them for the long term.In his 2018 report to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway – the conglomerate he controls — he refers to his shareholdings as “an assembly of companies that we partly own.”5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…And he owns them because, when equally weighted and averaged, they are earning around 20% annually on their net tangible equity capital, and doing so “without employing excessive levels of debt.” In for the long haulGreat businesses like that are hard to find, so Buffett won’t let the opinions of Wall Street analysts, the actions of the Federal Reserve, political developments, or forecasts by economists shake him out of the stocks. In other words, he ignores everyone and everything except what’s going on in the businesses he part-owns.He tries not to pay too much money for a stock and reckons that “over time, investment performance converges with business performance.” But he also thinks investing in businesses in America gives him a powerful tailwind.Astonishing returns from AmericaBuffett made his first investment in the stock market in 1942. But if he’d been able to put his money in an S&P 500 index tracker fund with no fees back then, and reinvested all the dividends along the way, he reckons he would have seen a gain of around 528,711% by January 2019. That kind of return would have turned a $200 investment into just over $1m.The S&P 500 has achieved an annualised return over the period of 11.8%, and I find it astonishing just how large a sum that can compound into over time. But if a 1% annual fee had been paid to fund managers and others along the way, reducing the annualised return to 10.8%, the final sum would have been around half, at $0.5m or so.Indeed, little differences in the annualised returns we compound make big differences to our eventual pot of money in the long run.How to get involvedMeanwhile, despite his share-picking prowess, Buffett reckons much of his investing success is down to what he calls ‘The American Tailwind’, athough he does acknowledge that other countries have bright prospects as well. And I reckon the UK is one of those dynamic countries worth a closer look.It’s easy to get involved in the stock markets of the world these days by investing in low-cost, passive index tracker funds, such as those following the fortunes of the S&P 500 or the FTSE 250, or many others. And if you choose the accumulation version of the tracker fund, the dividends will automatically be reinvested for you, giving you a shot at compounding the kinds of returns Buffett worked out the S&P 500 delivered over his investing lifetime. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 7 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:Apopka charity receives award from Orlando Regional Realtor AssociationProperty Appraiser recognized for outstanding serviceCity Council votes 5-0 to approve budget, millage rateApopka police officer graduates from FBI AcademyWiggins wins Apopka Police Department’s Officer of the Year awardJoseph named Firefighter of the Year The Anatomy of Fear TAGSICYMIWeek in Review Previous articleThe best news of the weekNext articleBlue Darters, Mustangs roll to their fourth victories of the season Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Should Eton have charitable status?

Howard Lake | 14 March 2001 | News GuardianSociety notes that Eton College is now ranked in the top 100 charities with a 1999 income of 28.2m. GuardianSociety notes that Eton College is now ranked in the top 100 charities with a 1999 income of 28.2m. Although an exempt rather than registered charity, Eton’s ranking in the Charity Finance magazine survey raises the issue of how to frame a modern definition of a charity in terms of public benefit. Read Eton hits top 100 charities index amid public benefit debate by David Brindle at SocietyGuardian. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Should Eton have charitable status? About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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Mission Aviation Fellowship implements anti-spam product

first_imgLuke Yates of MAF Europe said, “Before we implemented MailKey’s JunkMail FireWall technology, as much as 50% of the e-mail received by some of our users was unwanted Spam – some of which was extremely offensive. This has been completely eliminated by MailKey.” Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Global Christian organisation Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) Europe has taken action to stop unwanted and offensive e-mails reaching its users around the world byimplementing MailKey’s anti-spam system, JunkMail FireWall 5.5.MAF worldwide supports over 300 Christian and humanitarian organisations with air transport, IT and logistics services in more than 30 countries, seven of which are MAF Europe operations. Spam has become a major problem for many of its users as thousands of unsolicited e-mails have penetrated existing filters.JunkMail FireWall, developed by e-mail solutions experts MailKey, works on asimple rule-based system which verifies that an e-mail is valid before letting it in. Mailkey say that the system excludes “all junk e-mail” from users’ e-mail boxes, whilst allowing all their real e-mail to be successfully delivered. If an e-mail is rejected, JunkMail FireWall puts the rejected e-mail in the user’s rejected mail folder. MailKey then asks the originator to verify they are a genuine sender, using MailKey’s simple coded system. Rejected e-mail can be checked and retrieved by the user at any time, and MailKey users can add senders to their “A-list” to prevent them being blocked each time. Advertisementcenter_img Mission Aviation Fellowship implements anti-spam product Howard Lake | 28 July 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Bay Area transit workers ratify agreement

first_imgBART workers and community supporters protest at BART management offices on Oct 8.Oakland, Calif. — More than 2,300 Bay Area Rapid Transit workers voted on a tentative agreement Oct. 26. Three unions are represented in the contract negotiations. Eighty-eight percent of Service Employees union Local 1021 workers approved the settlement, as did 85 percent of Amalgamated Transit Union 1555 workers. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, with the smallest number of workers involved, hasn’t scheduled its vote as yet, nor has the BART Board of Directors.Workers, angry about not receiving a raise since 2009 and being forced to give up concessions worth $100 million in the last recession, struck for four-and-a-half days in July and another four days in October. However, in the months between a state-negotiated 30-day contract extension in July and a state-imposed 60-day cooling-off period, BART management, supported by local, state and federal governments, and by the mainstream media’s ongoing vicious attacks against the workers, managed to dissipate the workers’ anger.The structural weaknesses of the unions’ negotiating efforts played right into the hands of management’s divide and conquer tactics. Why are there three separate and distinct unions representing the workers in the first place? Additionally, the struggle of the AC Transit (Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District) workers, represented by ATU Local 192, was allowed to be split off, rather than all the unions going out together. Local 192 workers have voted down two tentative agreements and are now under a separate state-imposed 60-day cooling-off period.And how did the unions allow strike captain George Figueroa to be fired and face criminal charges, without making amnesty for him a requirement for ending the strike? Passively allowing this kind of intimidation against militant leaders will only undermine the workers’ struggle, keeping them from being able to regroup and fight back. Additionally, ATU International President Hanley weakened the strength of the negotiating team by arbitrarily imposing his power to remove Yuri Hollie, a Black woman militant, from it.In the end, it was BART management’s own stupidity and greed that forced them to mitigate their “best and final offer” a little towards the side of the workers. Despite all the unions’ safety warnings that BART management should not be allowed to operate the trains during the strike, they tried to do it anyway. This resulted in the death of two workers, who had crossed the picket lines and were struck by a train being operated by a management trainee. The deaths so angered the public that management was forced to better their offer to the unions.According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the agreement is “a four-year contract with a 15.38 percent raise over its term and increases to employee health and pension contributions. The net difference amounts to a 2 percent pay increase over four years, the union said. The package will cost BART an additional $67 million per year. The contract also requires BART workers to accrue 15 years with the agency before earning lifetime health benefits under the new contract, compared with five years previously.” (Nov. 2) Retirees face an additional $44 per month in health plan costs.BART should be organized as a real public entity, under community/labor control, rather than its current state, in which the so-called public agency is overseen by whichever bourgeois party is in control of the government at the time. A community/labor agency would see to it that the needs of the community for low-cost transit, and for good-paying jobs with decent benefits, take priority over paying exorbitant salaries to management. Corporations benefiting from BART’s ability to efficiently bring workers to their doorsteps from all over the Bay Area would be taxed to pay for these services, rather than burdening the community and workers. Under such management, there would be no need to pay $399,000 to Veolia’s union-busting negotiator, Tom Hock.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Thousands of African migrants strike in Israel

first_imgAfrican migrants protest in Tel Aviv.Tens of thousands of African migrants suspended a general strike Jan. 13 that had been in effect since January 5 in the Zionist state of Israel. The strike is scheduled to resume on Jan. 15 in the aftermath of the death of Ariel Sharon.A list of demands put forward by the African community — most of whom come from Eritrea and South Sudan — calls for the nullification of the recently enacted Anti-Infiltrator Law, a halt to arresting people under that law, the release of those currently jailed and a review of asylum requests for Eritreans and Sudanese. The strike impacted the hotel, restaurant, café and cleaning services sectors of the Israeli economy.Some 60,000 migrants from Eritrea and South Sudan have entered Israel since 2006. Over the last two years, a new detention facility has been constructed to hold migrants on the border with the Egyptian Sinai.The migrants are forced to flee ongoing conflicts in Central and East Africa and the subsequent economic devastation they have created. These conflicts are a direct result of Western imperialist interference in the internal affairs of post-colonial African states.The Workers’ Hotline organization has received numerous complaints from African migrant workers of terminations and other threats from employers. “A group of workers came to our offices, and we also got phone calls from workers in Eilat who were told not to come back, and that their strike was seen as quitting without notice,” said Noah Kaufman, who works as a coordinator for refugees and asylum seekers at the agency. (Haaretz, Jan. 13)Kaufman went on to say, “There were two accounts of workers given ultimatums — either agree to change their employment conditions for the worse, or quit without getting severance pay or notice.”The agency says it is developing a legal strategy for addressing the ultimatums and firings.A staff attorney for the Hotline, Michael Tadjer, stated: “Employers cannot exploit the asylum seekers’ suffering to worsen their terms of employment. They are using this as a means to threaten their workers. In essence, they’re saying, ‘We can fire you, so either you quit or we take away your seniority, worsen your conditions,’ or lots of other things. Employers are using this for exploitation.” (Haaretz, Jan. 13)Tadjer went on to note: “The legal question is how much the strike was protected. Although they are unorganized workers, there is an umbrella organization that declared this strike, and there have been precedents in Europe in which sectors of the population went on strike in protest against the government, when policy directly harmed individuals. This strike is a political strike, and it might be that it is supported by law, but it hasn’t come up for legal review. We think that firing workers after a week-long strike against a law that harms the most basic thing — their freedom and ability to work — is an act committed in bad faith.”Strike galvanizes migrants to demand asylumThe political actions of the African community in Israel have created a sense of urgency. On Jan. 12, long lines gathered outside the immigration offices in Tel Aviv in order to fill out forms requesting asylum.One migrant told Haaretz, “I had an appointment, and the first security guard passed me through. The second one said, ‘You’re leading all of the protests and strikes, you were interviewed on Channel 2, I’ll show you.’ He tore up the slip, and said, ‘Go home,’ and began to scream at me.”Political attacks on the African migrant community have been growing for the last two years. From low level politicians to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Africans have been labeled as “infiltrators” and “criminals.”There have been anti-migrant demonstrations by Israeli settlers through neighborhoods where African migrants live and own businesses. Africans have been beaten and their stores trashed.In response to these racist provocations the African migrant community is becoming more outspoken and militant. The general strike and the subsequent mass demonstrations are a reflection of a heightened consciousness and organizational sophistication.On Jan. 6, thousands of migrants marched to the foreign embassies in Tel Aviv seeking international intervention on their behalf. Some Israelis have marched in solidarity with the migrants’ demands. On Jan. 9, thousands gathered outside the parliament in Jerusalem where several left-wing labor politicians addressed them decrying the conditions which they are subjected to by the Israeli authorities. (Reuters, January 8)David Grossman, a writer who has been labeled as a member of the Israeli left-wing, told the mass demonstration in Jerusalem that the state’s treatment of the migrants was shameful.“I look at you now. … I feel embarrassed and ashamed. Israel has not created this problem, but there is a problem now (and) we have to struggle with it and to solve it in the most humane way.”Continuation of settler policy against Palestinian and Arab peopleNonetheless, Israel is inherently a settler-colonial state, born in alliance with world imperialism through the suppression, oppression, forced removals and mass killings of the Indigenous Palestinian Arab population. Palestinians still live as colonial subjects in their national homeland and are subjected to constant detentions, dislocation, racist discrimination, military occupation, and repeated attacks by the army and air force.Palestinians who have been forced from their homeland are denied the inherent right of return. In the Gaza region of the country, 1.5 million people live in what has been described as the largest open-air prison in the world.Israel also occupies the Golan Heights in Syria, where an imperialist-backed war of regime-change has resulted in the deaths of at least 100,000 people over the last three years. The Israeli Air Force has carried out several bombing incursions against Syria in just the last year.Other Israeli air strikes have been carried out against the Republic of Sudan, a staunch supporter of the Palestinian national liberation struggle, which maintains a close fraternal relationship with Iran. Israel is backed up by the U.S. government through billions of dollars in direct aid, diplomatic support and military assistance.Developments in Israel involving the escalating repression against African migrants should be seriously taken up by the African Union and other mass organizations on the continent. Israel was one of the main advocates and supporters of the partition of South Sudan from Khartoum, leading up to its realization in 2011.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Solidarity caravan heads to U.S./Mexico border

first_imgSolidarity caravan stops in Philadelphia, Oct. 11.WW photo: Joseph PietteHistoric Riverside Church in New York City was the location for the send-off on Oct. 10 of the “National Caravan in Solidarity with the Children and Families at the Mexico and Texas Borders.” The enthusiastic crowd of nearly 100 supporters cheered on caravan organizers and participants, jumping to their feet several times during the program.The Solidarity Caravan is being organized by immigrant rights, faith-based and other community, social justice and progressive activists, and labor unionists. Their school bus is traveling to 12 cities on its way to the militarized border town of McAllen, Texas. As of Oct. 13, the caravan had stopped in Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington; Durham, N.C.; and Atlanta.The caravan received a warm welcome at its first stop in south Philadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 11, at a breakfast and discussion organized by Juntos, a Latino/a immigrant rights community organization. Relatives of undocumented immigrants currently facing deportation were among the speakers. Philadelphia area activists hopped aboard the caravan bus for a brief solidarity action prior to its departure.A press release issued on Oct. 13 by caravan coordinator Teresa Gutierrez and Bill Chandler, executive director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, announced that on Oct. 14 there will be a meeting in Jackson, Miss., with civil rights activists to discuss the shared struggle for human rights for migrants, immigrants and all oppressed people in the U.S. There will also be a memorial service dedicated to the city’s late mayor, Chokwe Lumumba, an internationally known human rights leader.On Oct. 15, the caravan will leave for Houston, and then continue on to San Antonio the next day. Stops are also planned for other cities in the state: Laredo, Brownsville, and finally, McAllen. There, the caravan will join with U.S., Mexican and Central American activists from human rights, faith-based and social justice organizations to protest the increasing militarization of the border and the enormous human cost of migration.Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called in the National Guard, so there are now military personnel staffing checkpoints 100 miles from the border.A major goal of the caravan is to redefine the upsurge of Mexican and Central American migrants from being simply a humanitarian crisis to its reality as an unprecedented Central American refugee crisis, which this year alone has led to the detention at the border of more than 65,000 unaccompanied children and 60,000 families. It will raise awareness of and mobilize against federal and local governments’ inhumane measures in dealing with the refugee crisis and the broken immigration system.This is the worst refugee crisis in the U.S. in more than 30 years, say caravan organizers, with the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of children and families from their homes. They are fleeing organized crime, paramilitary violence and destruction of their local economies due to the imposition of free trade agreements under the auspices of the U.S. government.Betsey Piette contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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