How About a Better Deal for Philippines Disaster Relief from US Banks & MTOs?

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New Orleans  The typhoon that devastated large parts of the Philippines, in a Hurricane Katrina like disaster many are seeing as part of what we can expect regularly in the future from climate change,  is inspiring protests by poor countries at the UN Climate Change Conference and some corporate social responsibility, but, sadly nowhere near enough, …

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Western Union and Money Mart Lobby Up to Fight Remittance Justice

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New Orleans   Finally, the big-time money transfer organizations and the gazillions in predatory profits for moving money for migrant workers and immigrant families are at least hearing our footprints coming after them in the distance. Several months ago Ontario NDP Member of Parliament Jagmeet Singh introduced a bill we had collaborated in writing under the …

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A Break in the Remittance Campaign Comes from the Somalian Hawala Crisis!

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New Orleans   ACORN International’s Remittance Justice Campaign has begun to pick up steam.  A private member’s bill to cap rates has now been introduced in Queen’s Park for the Ontario provincial government.  Similar efforts are being pushed in British Columbia and later this year legislators have committed to introducing measures in Honduras and perhaps …

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