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The Free Trade Agreements has forced their children to our borders

In 2005, over half of the rural population in El Salvador was living on less than U.S. $2 dollars per day (Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo 2003: 42). The harsh reality of economic subsistence obligates children in El Salvador to contribute to their family’s survival. Employers providing this frail economic lifeline inevitably acquire control over the children. This economic control is a prominent aspect of contemporary slavery and is manifested through violence or exploitation. The enslavement of children in El Salvador not only steals their youth and opportunity to receive an education, but it also places innocent beings into a dangerous work force.

https://www.du.edu/korbel/hrhw/researchdigest/slavery/elsalvador.pdf




Children in Nicaragua are engaged in the worst forms of child labor, especially in hazardous work in agriculture and commercial sexual exploitation.(2-6) Children work in hazardous conditions producing crops such as coffee, bananas, tobacco, and African palm.(7-13) Children have been found working in dangerous conditions in the production of oranges, rice, and sugarcane, although the extent of the problem is unknown.(2, 7, 8, 10, 12) These children often carry heavy loads, use dangerous tools, and are exposed to hazardous pesticides and fertilizers.(7, 8)

Children also work long hours risking injury in tasks such as breeding livestock, crushing stone, extracting pumice, mining for gold and collecting shellfish.(2, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13) Children are employed as domestic servants in third-party homes in which they may face long hours and are often subjected to abuse.(2, 3, 15, 16) Some children engage in construction, which may expose them to intense heat and dangerous machinery.(7, 13, 17) Children may also work as bus drivers’ assistants, often riding precariously on the exterior of vehicles or entering and exiting moving vehicles.(6, 13) Children work as street vendors and street performers at traffic lights, which may expose them to multiple dangers, including severe weather, vehicle accidents, physical and psychological risks, and crime.(2, 8, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19) Some children work as garbage scavengers and are exposed to toxic substances.

http://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/nicaragua.htm

The "Why" of Countries dumping their children at our border

For us here in the US it seems unimaginable to send off our children as young as 11 years old to a foreign country never to be seen again. For the parents of these children it is a decision of love and compassion and just maybe the only chance the child possibly has to see adulthood

In a Countries where the Wealthy Ruling Elite, and "Moneyed" Multi-National Corporations write the rules through a Corrupt Government the working class or peasant farmer class doesn't stand a chance



Nicaragua


“This disease eats our kidneys from inside us,” Martinez said. “We don’t want to die, and we feel grief because we already know that we’re hopeless.”

Martinez’ illness stands at the heart of a lethal mystery — and legacy of neglect by industry and governments, including the United States, which have resisted pleas for aggressive action to spotlight the malady and find a remedy. Wealthier nations are more focused on spurring biofuels production in the region’s sugarcane industry and keeping up the heavy flow of sugar to U.S. consumers and food manufacturers than the plight of those who harvest it.

So many men have died in some parts of rural Nicaragua that Maudiel Martinez’s community, called The Island, now is known as the Island of the Widows — La Isla de las Viudas.



http://www.publicintegrity.org/2011/12/12/7578/thousands-sugar-cane-workers-die-wealthy-nations-stall-solutions




Ecuador: Widespread Labor Abuse on Banana Plantations

Human Rights Watch found that Ecuadorian children as young as eight work on banana plantations in hazardous conditions,

Ecuador is the world’s largest banana exporter and the source of roughly one quarter of all bananas on the tables of U.S. and European consumers.

Carolina Chamorro told Human Rights Watch that after aerial fumigation, “I felt sick twice. I was ten years old. . . . I began to shake.” She said that she thought she was going to faint and told her boss, who sent her home. Cristَbal Alvarez, a twelve-year-old boy, also explained, “That poison - sometimes it makes one sick. Of course, I keep working. I don’t cover myself. Once I got sick. I vomited had a headache . . . after the fumigation. I was eleven years old. . . . I told my bosses. They gave me two days to recover.”

http://www.hrw.org/news/2002/04/24/ecuador-widespread-labor-abuse-banana-plantations




Guatemala


coffee pickers have to pick a 100-pound quota in order to get the minimum wage of less than $3/day. A recent study of plantations in Guatemala showed that over half of all coffee pickers don't receive the minimum wage, in violation of Guatemalan labor laws. Workers interviewed in the study were also subject to forced overtime without compensation,


http://www.organicconsumers.org/starbucks/coffeelabor.htm



If you want it to stop don't treat the symptoms - treat the disease

Don't allow these Corrupt Profiteers to continue to exploit the indigenous peoples of these countries and profit by it



Countries that Dump their "Unwanted Children" on the US Border

From the Child labor in the Sweat-shops of New York in the early 1800s to the Border Children of 2014 - My how we've changed - NOT !!!

From Flyers being handed out in the streets, to dis-information being taught in their schools. South of the border countries are attempting to forsake their moral responsibilities to care for and educated their children - in the name of "Profit"

These same countries are increasingly exporting goods to Western Countries and around the world. Because of Government corruption and the "Stranglehold" placed on it by the Wealthy Ruling Elite, and Multi-National Corporations in those countries, rather then educate and care for those children funded through taxation, they choose to forsake their responsibility altogether. Through a campaign of propaganda designed to make the parents believe the child's only chance in life is to cross the border illegally into the United States.

Where obviously for a lack of proper English speaking skills and a proper education the child will only grow up disadvantaged and doomed to a life of minimal paying jobs at best.

That's not treating the problem - that's exploiting those children twice


The Parent in the Room needs to take action


Goods from these countries needs to be abandoned on the docks not allowed to be processed into this country. The only way to grab the attention of the Corrupt Government, the Wealthy Elite, and Multi-National Corporations causing this crises is to speak to them in a language they can understand. And by effecting their profits - only then do these children have a chance.


If anyone here thinks that this is anything less then an organized effort to Dump these children on the US - then you really need to get in touch with reality.

Community wants DOJ investigation into Andy Lopez shooting

Source: Wayne Freedman KGO

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) --
The rage over the shooting of a teenager in Santa Rosa last fall has not passed. Activists claim there are too many police shootings and too many victims, including 13-year-old Andy Lopez who was killed while carrying an Airsoft rifle made to look like a real AK-47.

The Andy Lopez Memorial is ever-changing and becoming a community symbol in Santa Rosa. On Tuesday, citizens lodged yet another protest but this time not with their feet and not with their voices. Instead, they're using words, in a letter to the Department of Justice asking for an investigation of Andy's killing and 60 others since the year 2000.

"It means for them to come here and investigate what's going on, to be an oversight when the local officials won't oversee law enforcement themselves," explained attorney Izaak Schwaiger.

On the vacant lot in Santa Rosa where weeds grow taller and the memorial weathers in the hot sun, numbers on the sign count the days. If not for killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by Deputy Eric Gelhaus, Santa Rosa might not have come to this. But it has been eight months since the shooting without a decision by District Attorney Jill Ravetch about whether to press charges.


Read more: http://abc7news.com/137710/

You just might be a "Moran" if you beleive this Cop's story

Washington state man struck by cop car, dragged down street


Emanuel Andrade, 22 — a U.S. Army soldier and father-of-two — was lying in a Tacoma street when a marked police car suddenly ran him over and dragged him down the street early Saturday. Footage from a home security camera shows the cruiser inching its way down the street just before the victim was struck.



A young father-of-two was in critical condition after he collapsed in a Washington state street and was run over by a police cruiser, officials said.

Emanuel Andrade, 22, was lying in the street after he stumbled while trying to get behind the wheel of a car in Tacoma early Saturday — just moments before the police car struck him and dragged him down the block, KIRO-TV reported.

Shocking footage from a home security camera shows Andrade, a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, sprawled in the street as the marked cruiser inches its way down the street.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/shocking-video-shows-washington-state-man-struck-car-dragged-street-article-1.1834098#ixzz35ZwvcBdB



Get this - the Cop was rewarded with PAID Administrative Leave (FREE Vacation Time)

Sugar House man wants officer fired for shooting dog in his backyard

Source: McKenzie Romero, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — A grieving dog owner wants the officer who shot his pet to be fired.

Sean Kendall and his attorney met with six Salt Lake City police representatives for about two hours Monday to discuss the June 20 shooting. The Sugar House man said he didn't get the result he wanted from the meeting, though he called it a step forward.

"I want justice for my dog that was wrongfully killed in his own backyard," Kendall said. "I want to educate law enforcement so this doesn't happen again."

Both sides said they hope they can come to an agreement without a lawsuit.


Read more: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605681/Sugar-House-man-wants-officer-fired-for-shooting-dog-in-his-backyard.html



So let me get this straight

The Cop trespasses onto this guy's property, shots his dog in the head and then walks away like its all part of the job

Nice Job

Looks like they have set up a Justice for Geist Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforGeist

Cop Runs Over Man in Street in Tacoma WA

But it must have been legal - a cop did it !!!







Can't wait to hear the "Cop Apologist" on this one

Carson, California - Police beat and humiliate a defenseless citizen - Grafic video

This is pretty tough to watch

Poor guy must have had broken shins, tazered multiple times, and then they finally bust a cap in his ass

WOW




Did that Cop Just Beat Up a Little Kid for No Reason?

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According to Sophia, a woman claiming to be the cousin of the boy in the video, these boys were only involved with the police because the officer allegedly called them wetbacks and they yelled back.

The children were part of a summer youth program to keep them away from drugs and violence and were out working to earn money, according to Sophia.

Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist

US Police Have Killed Over 5,000 Civilians Since 9/11


Though Americans commonly believe law enforcement’s role in society is to protect them and ensure peace and stability within the community, the sad reality is that police departments are often more focused on enforcing laws, making arrests and issuing citations. As a result of this as well as an increase in militarized policing techniques, Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist, estimates a Washington’s Blog report based on official statistical data.

Though the U.S. government does not have a database collecting information about the total number of police involved shootings each year, it’s estimated that between 500 and 1,000 Americans are killed by police officers each year. Since 9/11, about 5,000 Americans have been killed by U.S. police officers, which is almost equivalent to the number of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in the line of duty in Iraq.


Racist policing

A big element in the police killings, Prysner says, is racism. “A big majority of those killed are Latinos and Black people,” while the police officers are mostly White, he said. “It’s a badge of honor to shoot gang members so go out and shoot people who look like gang members,” Prysner argued, giving the example of 34-year-old Rigoberto Arceo, who was killed by police on May 11.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Arceo, who was a biomedical technician at St. Francis Medical Center, was shot and killed after getting out of his sister’s van. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Arceo “advanced on the deputy and attempted to take the deputy’s gun.” However, Arceo’s sister and 53-year-old Armando Garcia — who was barbecuing in his yard when the incident happened — say that Arceo had his hands above his head the entire time.





http://www.mintpressnews.com/us-police-murdered-5000-innocent-civilians-since-911/172029/
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