Jim Larkin

James Larkin was born on 21 January 1876 to Irish emigrants; James Larkin and Mary Ann McNulty. The family was not well off and therefore lived in the Liverpool slums. He was schooled, and when he was seven years old, he had to couple up school and work. In the afternoons after breaking, he would work so that he could provide for his family. This went on until his father’s death, seven years later.

He took over James Larkin junior’s position at the firm he worked for and got dismissed two years later. He then worked at the docks as a sailor and a docker and in 1903, became a foreman in the Liverpool Docks. He married Elizabeth Brown, and they had four sons.

At an early age, he got the urge to be a socialist. This led to him joining the Independent Labor Party. A strike took place at the Liverpool Docks in 1905, and James among other foremen took place in it. He lost his position as a foreman as a result but was later made an organizer for the National Union of Dock Laborers on a temporary basis. Later the same year, he gained a permanent position at the union.

In 1907, James Larkin organized dock workers for a strike. He also organized several other strikes in Ireland, some succeeding and others not achieving much.

James Sexton and Larkin then disputed over the leadership of NUDL. As the disagreement rose and a rift came existed between the two, Larkin decided to move to Dublin where he kept organizing workers, even in Cork and Waterford. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

James went against NUDL’s instructions while in Dublin, and the dispute led to his expulsion from the union. He started ITGWU (Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union) in 1908. He moved to Dublin in 1909, and this became the headquarters of ITGWU and where he later focused all his union activities.

In 1912, James Larkin formed the Irish Labor Party after partnering with James Connolly. The Irish Labor Party led strikes in Ireland, and the 1913 Dublin Lockout is the most memorable; as over 10,000 workers went on strike for eight months.

James held protests in Dublin against the World War I. He later moved to the USA where he provided funds to fight the British. He was arrested in 1920 for criminal anarchy, and pardoned in 1923. He was then deported to Ireland, where he formed the Workers’ Union of Ireland.

The best international Human rights bodies

Introduction

Human rights can be promoted by both governmental and nongovernmental bodies. The governmental bodies usually take big cases which affect an entire nation. In the past, the international bodies have been charged with a responsibility of ensuring there are peace and order in a place. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

The chances of maintaining this peace order depend on the complexity of the case. Human rights include cases to do with massacres or mass killings by the government. There are few organizations that have been charged with overseeing the safety of all the people around the world.

Commissioner for Human Rights for the United Nations

The main role of the commissioner for human rights in the United Nations is to help people realize their rights. Millions in the current society are oppressed because they are not aware of their rights.

The commission is charged with a responsibility of educating people about their rights and helping them understand how to safeguard them. There are governments and individuals who have failed to give the public the rights which they deserve. The commission is mandated by the United Nations to act against these governments according to the laws guarding the member states.

The Human Rights Council

The human rights council is another body in the United Nations that is responsible for ensuring that people all over the world are treated fairly. The organization does not consider boundaries. There are countries whose citizens are not members of the United Nations. As a matter of safety and security, human rights are global. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The same rights that a person has in the United States are the same ones that another individual has in Canada and Africa. To bring these people to a common understanding, the council ensures that the public understands the need to stand against the individuals who oppress them.

The case of the Frontera Fund

Human right is not an issue that should be left for the organizations to push. Every individual has a personal responsibility to look out for their fellow citizens.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey started the fight against oppression when they donated the compensation which they received from the Florida court.

The compensation which amounted to close to $4 million was donated to different organizations that fight for the freedom of the individuals. The duo was motivated after they were wrongfully handled by the people in power.

The journalists desired to see the world where people could have their freedom of expression without having their rights suppressed.

Larkin and Lacey; Giving back to the Community

Small but good deeds can go a very long way. The number of people who live for helping others out is very low. Most of the people in this world are living only for themselves. They don’t really care about what other people might be going through. Being totally selfless has its rewards.

One can make this world better and bring peace by doing the smallest of deeds but regularly. If we all start donating a single dollar every day, it can have such a huge impact by the end of the year. It truly can change a lot of people’s lives.

Mr. Jim Larkin and Mr. Michael Lacey are the examples of such selfless people. They lead a very purposeful life and are always looking to help people in one way or another. They work day and night to make their community a better place to live.

What the duo did in the year 2013 in Mexico is still remembered by a lot of people. They came across an unpleasant situation back in the year 2007.

Mr. Larkin and Mr. Lacey are two individuals working in the field of journalism. They spoke against the extremism of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This man was known for being cruel and unfair to the people of Mexico.

The journalist duo decided to speak against this cruel man and put him to justice. Joe Arpaio was a powerful man in the country, and he was not going to let two journalists stop him or even speak against his wrongdoings.

Therefore, he gave an order to his army to capture both, Mr. Larkin and Mr. Lacey as well. People had quite an angry response towards this arrest order. Everybody demanded that Mr. Larkin and Mr. Lacey shall be released.

The journalist duo did get released, and after coming out, they decided to work even more hard against Joe Arpaio. After a couple of days, the decided to go to court. After battling in court for 6 years, Mr. Larkin and Mr. Lacey were able to win the case against Joe Arpaio.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larin were awarded more than 3 million dollars for winning the case. This case completely changed their lives. They decided to open a foundation. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is what they named this foundation. This fund financially supported other organization.

The organization named, Center of Neighborhood works to improve the lives of many, especially the youth. They guide them into living a purposeful life. The Frontera Fund foundation helped a lot of people in Pheonix and Arizona. They were able to help their societies and families on a larger regional scale. They were able to speak up and get recognition. This resulted in getting support.

The organization, Center of Neighborhood also grants different scholarships. They help a lot of bright students get in top notch institutes. They try to make sure that every person in the State gets good quality education.

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Lacey and Larkin

GED2DACA is an organization that provides DREAMers in Pima County, Arizona, with the opportunity of atending High School Equivalency preparation classes. Ten week preparation classes are offered to DREAMers at no cost, and they are not required to provide documentation.

This is a very crucial service, because DREAMers cannot enroll in GED preparation classes at most public institutions due to the fact that they do not have documentation from DACA. However, they cannot apply to DACA without a High School Equivalency Diploma. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes is an organization that serves to protect immigrants as they are coming over the border. The organization provides food, water and shelter for immigrants who cross the hot, dry, tough terrain between Mexico and the United States of America.

They leave water out for immigrants who are crossing over. Their goals is to keep as many migrants from dying as possible. They also document abuse by authorities on migrants.

Arizona Justice project exists to help indigent people who are criminalized, given unfair sentences and are unable to attain proper representation. This organization work with pro-bono lawyers, expert investigators and law schools in Arizona to bring evidence to cases.

Promise Arizona, also known as Paz, is an organization based in Arizona that was founded in 2010 in response to the contempt towards Hispanics that was expressed through the passage of SB1070.

Promise Arizona takes part in protests, conducts voter registration drives that are non-partisan, holds workshops to inform and register people for DACA and promotes civic engagement.

Justice That Works is a grassroots non-profit that has been established with the vision of amending the problems in the criminal justice system. The philosophy of this organization is that prisons and police are not needed. Too many people, especially minorities, are being locked up and this testifies to the fact that the system is white supremacist.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is associated with all of the above organizations—No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes, Arizona Justice, Promise Arizona and Justice that Works.

It’s goal is to support establishments that encourage civil rights for marginalized groups such as immigrants, undocumented people, Hispanics and people on the LGBTQ spectrum. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the masterminds behind the Frontera fund, decided to found it after having their rights stomped on by Maricopa County, Arizona.

Trans Queer Pueblo is a community of colored people who are LGBTQ+. The purpose of this organization is to advocate for equality for all, as well as to establish a voice for colored LGBTQ+ people in their communities.

Trans Queer Pueblo offers free healthcare for 100 LGBTQ+ undocumented people, and puts on health forums to educate the community. They support migrants who are detained by visiting them and writing letters.

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Advocacy For Civil And Human Rights Of Migrants

Migration is a global phenomenon that has attracted many advocacy groups that work and put their efforts in building and strengthening networks between migrant communities and migrants rights movements.

Often are the times that human rights of migrants are violated including discrimination, the right to education or health, and even denial of freedom of movement or speech. As a result, movements have been created globally to raise awareness and minimize the level of human rights violations.

One of such groups is the Migrants Rights International(MRI). The organization which was formerly known as the International Migrants Watch Committee was established to promote the voices of migrants at all levels of policy-making.

The organizers felt the need to protect migrants whose rights are violated and restricted by some governments measures. MRI was founded by representatives from inter-governmental agencies, migrant and trade unions, civil society organizations, and Church leaders. The groups were from North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase
Another organization is the American Civil Liberties Union headed by Jamil Dakwar who is the advocacy director of its Human Rights Program. It was one of the support groups selected by the United Nations Special Rapporteur to talk about the condition.

The group also had the responsibility of organizing public hearings and meetings that enabled the Special Rapporteur to meet with local authorities, communities, and victims of the violations. The United Nations HUman Rights Council has an independent expert who plays the role of supervising, advising, and reporting on human rights abuses all over the world. He goes by the name of Dr. Bustamante.

Just like other civil and human rights, migration is a right that people are entitled and should be protected accordingly. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights(CHIRLA) fights for immigrants together with their families by granting them the freedom to participate in democracy.

The creation of the movement was as a result of the Immigration Reform and Control Act that restricted the hiring of workers who did not have the necessary documents. It stepped in to rescue them from what they termed as exploitation.

The co-founders of Phoenix News Times and Village Voice Media were arrested and taken from their homes by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County. The reason for their detention was because they had discovered and revealed proceedings that covered the named Sheriff. The grand jury wanted to know the citizens who read the online news of Sheriff Joe Arpaio on the New Times. Micheal and Jim were later set free.

Aware of their rights, the two journalists sued the county and were granted a settlement of $3.75 through the United States Courts of Appeals. The amount was dedicated to supporting organizations that advocate for civil, human, and migrant rights in Arizona. The settlement, which is known as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was also dedicated to assisting those groups and individuals that defend freedom of speech and civil participation.

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http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/