This is Teachers Group company registered in China, with a bank account in Mauritius and subsidiaries in various African countries. The directors are Teachers Group members. Minutes of Cat-link Holding company board meetings in August and October 2008:Cat-link... read more
What is the connection between ADPP Angola, its director Rikke Viholm and the Teachers Group’s massive worldwide network of offshore accounts? ADPP Angola is a non-governmental organisation in Angola, southern Africa, started in 1986 by the Teachers Group (TG),... read more
THE GOOD FIGHT, WON. Or likely soon. After 4½ years of battling a multimillion-dollar libel lawsuit brought against Reveal News by the nonprofit used clothing reseller and U.S. federal grant recipient, Planet Aid, a federal judge last week dismissed the entire case with prejudice. The lawsuit was filed in August 2016 after Reveal News published several stories linking Planet Aid to an alleged cult called the Tvind Teachers Group, and posed questions over the nonprofit’s spending.Planet Aid does have 30 days (from March 23) to appeal to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But we hope the corporate bully has learned its lesson that, try as they might to silence legitimate criticism, the First Amendment will in the end prevail.Congratulations to Reveal News for weathering and surviving this brutal and costly attack on journalism and free speech. ... See MoreSee Less
FOLLOW THE MONEY. Danish investigative journalist Ronja Pilgaard digs into the finances of Tvind's “international aid organisation,” Humana People-to-People. She finds that of the millions made from the sale of second-hand clothing across Europe, only 13% of that money goes to charity. We at TvindAlert doubt even that low percentage is spent on good causes. ... See MoreSee Less
SHOPPING WITH AMDI. Finally, our summary of BT’s article series on Tvind, from last month, which began with new video footage of Amdi Petersen and two top aides shopping at a Costco supermarket in Ensenada, on Mexico’s Baja coast.Sorry to have taken so long with this. But the translation of seven of BT’s nine articles took a few weeks. Then came the task of boiling down and summarising. Then we contributed many further details for a more complete perspective. We were also waiting to see whether we could get a copy of an internal Tvind ‘vision statement’ document that BT obtained and reported precious little about. So far, no luck. ... See MoreSee Less
BY THOR’S HAMMER, WHAT A SAVINGS. This week, the Danish newspaper B.T. published a story with video footage of alleged cult kingpin, Mogens Amdi Petersen, and two high-ranking aides shopping at a Costco in Ensenada, Mexico. The video was shot by Thomas Vann Altheimer in October 2019.Petersen is founder and leader of the Tvind Teachers Group, and for the past 14 years he and four of his top aides have been wanted by the judicial authority of their native Denmark for serious financial crimes. Since August 2013, the five have been listed on the Interpol website's 'Red Notices' database for wanted persons. The two women shown with ‘Amdi’ are Ruth Sejerø-Olsen and Marlene Gunst, who — since 1992 and as far as we know, still — form the cult's 2nd-level management, 'TG Finance', directly below Amdi and his girlfriend, Kirsten Larsen.Amdi, Gunst, and Larsen are three of the five TG leaders who are Interpol-listed fugitives.Ensenada is a 145 km/90 mile drive south of San Diego. Tvind's high-security, luxurious headquarters, 'TG Pacifico', lies 72 km/45 miles further south on the Baja coast. Amdi and several senior TG members are known to have been living there at least part-time for several years.B.T. has also posted several follow-up stories this week, and we’re now working on a summary article in English. For the time being, non-Danes can at least watch the video! ... See MoreSee Less
THE GOOD FIGHT. After three years, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting finally speaks out: “Planet Aid’s actions in its lawsuit against Reveal are a manifest example of what deep-pocketed interests can do to a news organization even when the facts are on the journalists’ side.”Reveal is to be commended for standing up to corporate bully Planet Aid, which is Tvind’s largest used clothing collector in the United States. Clearly, Planet Aid’s frivolous libel lawsuit is a desperate attempt to use litigation to silence the legitimate criticisms in Reveal’s excellent reporting.Reveal isn’t alone. In the past, TvindAlert’s editors, too, have endured libel lawsuits brought against them by different Tvind companies. But Tvind lost all of those cases. We hope Reveal will soon have the same outcome. ... See MoreSee Less
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