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Jeremy Corbyn has called for an end to the privatization of asylum and refugee accommodation

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for an end to the privatization of asylum and refugee accommodation as he met asylum seekers in Glasgow. “I also heard of the horrors of how Serco having been changing the locks on people’s doors as they go out in order to evict them. That is inhumane and completely wrong, and I make the plea now to Serco, change your attitude and policy as of now on this matter. (…) I think outsourcing is wrong and unnecessary, and better-run by the public sector.”

Source: www.newsandstar.co.uk

    For-profit prisons are in the list of prohibited investments

    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey applaud the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund for adding for-profit prisons to their list of prohibited investments. There has been a wave of pension actions against firms seeking to profit from Trump administration’s shameful immigration and mass incarceration policies.

    Source: American Federation of Teachers

    Protest at United Nations fights the separation of immigrant families

    Public sector unions have weighed in against Trump’s brutal treatment and policies on migrants, such as separating families, which are filling the coffers of private contractors, for-profit prison companies, military contractors, and NGOs. AFT President Randi Weingarten delivered a formal complaint to the United Nations on June 20, framing the inhumane immigration policy as abusive and trauma-inducing. AFSCME co-signed the complaint to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, with President Lee Saunders saying “this inhumane policy is a cruel choice that does not make us safer, and it does not make us great. There is no law that mandates traumatizing children, only the prerogative of this president.”

    Source: American Federation of Teachers

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    Investing in the crisis: Private participation in the education of Syrian refugees

    This new report, " Investing in the crisis: Private participation in the education of Syrian refugees ", by respected US academics, Assistant Professors Dr Francine Menashy and Dr Zeena Zakharia, University of Massachusetts Boston, explores the complex interrelationship between conflict and private sector participation through a case study of the education of Syrian refugees. It raises serious questions about the growing role of corporate actors and the ethical tensions between humanitarian and profit motivations to engage in this crisis.

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