Tag: urban inclusion

Update: Street Vendors Banned in São Paulo

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Brazil’s Gaspar García Center for Human Rights has just issued a statement of the actions it is currently taking to protect the 100,000 street vendors recently banned from trading in São Paulo.  On top of approaching the City of São Paulo Ombudsman, the Ministry of Labor, the President’s Human Rights Secretary, and UN offices to… Read more »

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PORTUGUÊS BRASIL. “Resíduos sólidos nas cidades-sede da Copa.” Fecomercio (16 abril 2012). O Conselho de Sustentabilidade da Federação do Comércio de Bens, Serviços e Turismo do Estado de São Paulo (FecomercioSP), reuniu, nesta segunda-feira, representantes do Ministério do Meio Ambiente, especialistas em sustentabilidade e entidades do setor para analisar como o Brasil lidará com os… Read more »

Street Vendors in Sao Paulo, Brazil — Breaking News

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The municipal administration in São Paulo, Brazil, has banned street vending altogether. On Saturday, May 19, the city revoked nearly 1,000 existing street vending licenses. Today, May 24, 2012, street vendors from all over the city, together with a Public Attorney and the Gaspar Garcia Human Rights Center, will enter a public juridical process shortly… Read more »

Street Vendor News, May 24 2012

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ENGLISH TURKEY. “No Shouting: Istanbul Tells its Street Vendors.” Public Radio International (audio file) by Matthew Brunwasser.  It’s the Saturday market in Istanbul’s Besiktas neighborhood. Yuksel Ozevin issinging about his pomegranates. Soft as compared with some of his colleagues.He says the new noise ordinance is ludicrous. SOUTH AFRICA. “Hawkers to Take Joburg to Court.” The… Read more »

New! Global Waste Picker Newsletter

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Our partners at the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers has just released a printable version of their first 2012 newsletter in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.  The newsletter features stories on waste pickers organizing, planning initiatives, and fighting for better working and living conditions throughout the world. All versions are accessible under “partner newsletters” on the Inclusive Cities… Read more »