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Racist bullying: Far-right agenda on immigration ‘being taken into classrooms’

Racist bullying: Far-right agenda on immigration ‘being taken into classrooms’ | Poverty | Scoop.it
The number of children seeking help for racist bullying increased sharply last year, as campaigners warn that the heated public debate about immigration is souring race relations in the classroom.

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In my opinion, there should not be any racist bullying in school because I feel that school is a place for studying and making friends. I feel that everyone should be friends regardless of race or religion. It is mean and bad to bully people just because they are different from you.  I mean, it is just wrong to hurt someone just because they are different from you. After all, they are still humans, just like you.

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Tan Sian Liang's curator insight, July 16, 2014 6:10 AM

It is saddening to see that many children are being bullied due to their race, which it shows that these people, the children's schoolmates, at a young age are already racist. Some of the children had the courage to tell their teachers, but some of the teachers too were probably feeling the same as the racist students and didn't do much about it or not at all, or even sometimes making the situation worst. The number of cases of such bullying is still increasing, and something have to be done to tell the children at a young age that racism is wrong. 

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Egyptian Workers in MNCs Struggle for Rights and Justice ...

Egyptian Workers in MNCs Struggle for Rights and Justice ... | Poverty | Scoop.it
Egyptian Workers in MNCs Struggle for Rights and Justice. 20.11.2013. Around 100 Egyptian workers attending IndustriALL Global Union's Conference on "Trade Union Rights and Industrial Relations in Multinational Companies in Egypt" on ...

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With reference to the article, i feel that it is irresponsible of MNCs to give the Egyptian Workers not only improper working conditions, low wages, violations of fundamental rights which exist in the operations of large part of multinational companies but also absence of employment contracts, subcontracting, outsourcing and rapid growth of precarious work. Buth the good part is that The Conference had a few recommendations like accelerating the adoption of Law of Trade Union Freedoms, amending the current Labor Law; adopting and implementing national minimum living wages; confronting MNCs violations and enforcing the respective international tools on defending workers' rights; fighting all forms of precarious work and subcontracting especially with regard to MNCs practices; enforcing more sound local and international trade union solidarity.

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Boyd See Jun Pung's curator insight, January 19, 2014 9:10 AM

With reference to this article,I feel pitiful for these Egyptian workers who worked in MNCs. They worked in improper working conditions, given low wages and had violations of fundamental rights which exist in the operations of large part of multinational companies.Singapore is unlike Egypt as we have employee protection rights to ensure everyone is treated fairly during work.

Sean Lim Lin Yuan's comment, January 27, 2014 11:14 PM
Wow this is very interesting and also very meaningful and I am quite amazed by this.
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Urban Agriculture Helps Combat Hunger in India's Slums ...

Urban Agriculture Helps Combat Hunger in India's Slums ... | Poverty | Scoop.it
One important way to mitigate hunger in Indian cities is by enabling the urban poor to grow their own food on local land. Urban farming is a growing trend within middle-class Indian communities, some of whom practice rooftop ...
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With reference to the article, i feel that although the India 's slum dwellers lacks sufficent infrastructure to provide sewerage, water, electricity or housing for residents, they have a thriving informal economy with an annual economic output of up to US$1 billion. . Urban Centres offer economic opportunities for some migrants voluntarily move to slums in hopes of learning new skills, setting up businesses, and send their children to school.  They also helped to grow their own food. It would be good if leaders stopped treating slums as a problem and to treat them as population to be serviced, providing access to liable land titles, security, paved roads , water and sewer lines, schools and clinics.

 

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Joan Tan's comment, January 27, 2014 11:45 PM
I agree with Wanqi's insight. The leader should stop treating slums as a problem.
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The Global Monetary System Creates Child Slaves in 3rd World ...

The Global Monetary System Creates Child Slaves in 3rd World ... | Poverty | Scoop.it
Four years later, in 2012, shortly before President Obama's re-election campaign, I began an extensive project on 'third world' countries for a World Issues course I was enrolled in. I started the project intending to achieve a ...
Lim Wan Qi's insight:

With reference to the article, although I feel that people who makes children slaves in third world countries are inhuman. But the situation these children are in, leaves them without a choice as they need to work for food to survive. Even worst, some are cheated into thinking that they can earn money to feed their family.

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Sara Abdul's comment, January 28, 2014 10:46 PM
I think that the people are left with no choice but to make the children in slaves, because they are poor and they need money. In this case, Poverty has proven that it is now affecting more and more people. People are suffering in Poverty and even the children are forced to work. I feel that other people should give them some help to improve Poverty.
Onn Shi Ee's comment, February 6, 2014 10:16 PM
I agree with wan qi and sabeen .Poverty are still ignored by most people . Broadcasting the problems faced by people living in poverty shows how the people are being used/cheated to work thinking that they would receive money/food to survive. The government should take actions to prevent/reduce such unfair actions such as slavery.