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Brazil still in denial about homelessness

Brazil

The Homeless World Cup put homelessness in the spotlight in Rio de Janeiro last week. But many poverty issues in the country are still covered up. (762 Words) – By Danielle Batist On the way from the international airport into town, one cannot miss the people sleeping on the pavement, sheltered under bridges with nothing more […]

Dressing With a Conscience

Shihezi Cotton Farm

To meet our demand to buy cheap clothes, the price workers pay is often sweatshop conditions. But thanks to determined pioneers and concerned customers across the UK, there’s a growing number of ethical suppliers. Sarah Irving explores how easy it is to dress with a conscience. (1465 Words) – By Sarah Irving From Bangladesh to Mexico, […]

Mexican Pirates Attack Couple at Falcon Lake Texas

David Michael Hartley

Lawlessness associated with the activities of Mexican drug cartels has been an escalating problem for law enforcement agents along the border regions of Texas. Now Mexican Pirates have recently struck by attacking a couple at Falcon Lake in Texas where they were believed to be sightseeing and jet-skiing. The couple identified as David and Tiffany Hartley […]

Homeless get hate crimes protections in Maryland

Protest

(Originally published: 10/2009) Maryland has recently become a role model in the fight to protect the homeless after passing a bill that grants hate crime protections to individuals based on housing status. On May 7th, 2009, Maryland became the first state in the country to classify and try abuses against the homeless as hate crimes. […]

Global Forums Focus on Immigration Issues

Immigration

Civil society organisations from around the world are revving up to highlight how governments -especially the United States and Mexico -violate the rights of immigrants. (951 Words) – By Emilio Godoy Mexico is hosting the two international meets: The first is the Alternative Global Forum of Peoples in Movement, Nov. 2-5 in the Mexican capital, where […]

Homeless Houston

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