We ask for solidarity to street vendors of El Salvador: Violent evictions are taking place against them
Again the central and municipal governments show little political will to solve socio-economic problems of the vendors, completely forgetting that these persons are working people who have been forced to be in this system by the poor access to decent work, they are elderly people, women, single mothers, young children, who are also part of the state that is violating, repressing, and forbidding the right to work and to life itself.
Zambia`s Street Vendors protest for change
Zambia`s ruling Patriotic Front has declared street vending in the country`s central business districts as legal soon after street vendors staged a mini protest to demand the dismissal of certain government officials who wanted the vendors removed from their trading areas.
StreetNet mourns the loss of staff member
It is with sadness that StreetNet announces the passing of their Administrator, Felicity Isaacs (61) who was called to rest on Friday, 19 October 2012, after she had suffered from a long-term illness. Affectionately known as Flick, she joined StreetNet in 2009 and was fondly remembered as a positive, caring, independent person who was passionate about the causes she was involved in.
Support needed for the repressed Mayan communities and authorities of Totonicapán
The national and international community, the Guatemalan Association of Mayors and Indigenous Authorities (AGAAI) declare our complete rejection of the actions of the government in turn, against Mayan communities and authorities of Totonicapán, who conducted a peaceful demonstration in a place called Cuatro Caminos and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan, where the army and police applied repressive and undemocratic methods, attacking with firearms the people. As a result they left six persons dead and thirty-six wounded. After the attack, the government intended to persecute women leaders, community leaders, ignoring the just demands the communities have , who for several months have tried to dialogue to solve their demands that electricity services establish fair prices; that they hear their proposals for educational reforms and express their rejection of the proposal made by the Ministry of Education, they also reject the proposals for Constitutional reforms by the current government, which does not benefit the General population.