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"Care about the poor not just the profits" - Informal traders from Brazil urge FIFA

"Care about the poor not just the profits" - Informal traders from Brazil urge FIFA On the occasion of International Workers` Day, CUT-Brazil, StreetNet International and the Gaspar Garcia Centre for Human Rights calls on FIFA to keep its promise to identify "constructive" approaches to urban trading during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Writing on the occasion of 1st May, StreetNet International, CUT –Brazil and the Gaspar Garcia Centre for Human Rights urge FIFA to keep its promise to identify "constructive" approaches to urban trading during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Honduras to celebrate International Labour Day

Honduras is preparing to celebrate a unified International Labour Day on May 1 This will happen in the form of a number of events planned to have the people`s voices heard against the injustices caused by government and other repressive forces. By virtue of selective and massive worsening of repression during April, the various unions and the popular Honduran movement, we propose to organise and mobilise, taking all safety measures and permanent dialogue to prevent and avoid repressive action and bloodshed...

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World Class Cities for All Campaign Research Report in Brazil

StreetNet International has published a report about informal traders’ organisations in the 12 host cities of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This report documents the quagmire of conflicting regulations and licenses that informal traders confront and the lack of interest or outright hostility of Municipal authorities towards their situation. "It is apparent that the traders’ situation is deteriorating as municipal authorities try to sweep signs of urban poverty off the streets in preparation for the World Cup" explained Nora Wintour, Campaigns Coordinator of StreetNet International.

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Togo: FAINATRASIT and Syvemacot New Manifesto Campaign

The New Manifesto campaign in Togo was organised by the two affiliates, SYVEMACOT and FAINATRASIT and was an opportunity for trade union leaders to survey markets in some of the poorest areas of the interior of the country. Markets visited included those in Assivito, Attikpodi, Adodessewa, Nukafu, Adidogomoe and Assiyeye. The survey revealed that market vendors were subjected to very exorbitant and arbitrary fees, which ranged from 100 CFA (USD 2) to 1000 CFA (USD20) per day and the fee structure is not clear nor well regulated.

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INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).

TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015)  by Ludovick Kazoka.

INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:

BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).

USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.

INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.

ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).

SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.

MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).

INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa: Xenophobic Violence in KZN - 'This Is a Black Easter for Foreigners'.

SINGAPORE. Singapore street food: stewed, sliced and steamed - video.

USA. Street vendors press city to legalize their trade.

StreetNet International

StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.

Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.

The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies