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January 21, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Social Security, Work with Dignity
Yes, the economy is growing, but for whom? Given the resources in the U.S., everyone could easily be guaranteed a decent standard of living.   Last night President Barack Obama called for a better politic and claimed that “tonight we turn the page,” all while insisting that “a brighter future is ours to write.” He laid out several liberal – if not entirely innovative... Keep reading »
January 22, 2015 | Housing
Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court spent an hour examining what grassroots leaders spent nine weeks studying in the United Workers recent Housing is a Human Right Leadership School in Baltimore:  whether we can do anything about the institutional racism that still exists in a profit-driven housing market.  The narrow legal issue... Keep reading »
January 19, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ferguson Action has called on its allies and supporters to #... Keep reading »
January 16, 2015 | Human Rights in the U.S.
The recently released film “Selma” attempts a deep-dive inquiry into one of the most pivotal series of events in modern American history.  The movie is both ambitious and focused.  In a little over two hours, it recalls the aspirations, courage and irrational brutality of an era that was so recent but yet nearly forgotten. I remember. Martin Luther King Jr. and his family lived... Keep reading »
January 16, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
Today, organizations affiliated with the Vermont Human Rights Council [1], a coalition of disability rights, climate justice, and workers’ rights organizations, released the following statement in response to Governor Shumlin’s budget address: “The purpose of our state budget is to address the fundamental needs of all residents, and to advance dignity and equity. These are common sense... Keep reading »
January 12, 2015 | Human Rights in the U.S.
This New York Times video follows Baltimore high school student leaders from Free Your Voice, an affiliate of NESRI partner United Workers, who have been organizing to stop the construction of a heavily polluting trash incinerator in their community. ... Keep reading »