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December 17, 2014 | Health
Today the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign released the following statement in response to Governor Shumlin’s failure to move forward with universal, publicly financed healthcare in Vermont. Tomorrow, Healthcare Is a Human Right supporters will be at the Vermont statehouse at 12pm for a rally and creative photo opportunity denouncing... Keep reading »
December 17, 2014 | Economic and Social Rights
The Jackson City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, December 16th to create a Human Rights Charter and Commission that will support Jackson becoming the first Human Rights City in the historic South. The passage of this resolution will help the City of Jackson better confront many of the social ills that confront our society, such as the abuse of state power, police brutality,... Keep reading »
December 10, 2014 | Human Rights
This Human Rights Day we cannot separate any reflection on our collective values from the events in Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island and beyond. Courageous and consistent protests have brought the devastating and too often lethal effects of mass criminalization, social control and unjust exercise of power into the spotlight. And today we must speak out about the brutal impacts of... Keep reading »
December 3, 2014 | Economic and Social Rights
Once again a grand jury has failed to indict a police officer in the case of the death of an African American.  In this case, Eric Garner was strangled to death in front of witnesses, some who provided video of the accused strangling Mr. Garner in an illegal chokehold.  There is no other explanation for the failure to even take this and other cases of killings of Black men by police officers to... Keep reading »
November 24, 2014 | Economic and Social Rights
Tonight we heard from the criminal justice system in Ferguson that Black lives don’t matter. We have heard it before in the many killings with impunity.  We have heard it in the high rates of incarceration. We hear it in the echoes of stop and frisk, the school to prison pipeline and the ruthless exclusion from decent jobs – and even the basic right to vote -- of those who have been unjustly... Keep reading »
November 21, 2014 | Economic and Social Rights
We echo our ally organization Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) in its statement that Obama’s executive action on immigration is limited but welcome.  We remind ourselves today that human rights must know no borders.  We unequivocally express our support for the protection of the full range of human rights for all undocumented communities in the United States, including the right to family,... Keep reading »