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September 25, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Work with Dignity
September 12, 2018, marked the six-year anniversary of the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Pakistan, which killed nearly 300 workers. This was this the single deadliest factory fire in the history of modern garment production and the deadliest industrial accident in Pakistan’s history. The fire... Keep reading »
September 17, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Food, Human Rights, Work with Dignity
On the one-year anniversary of the of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and harassment allegations, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues hosted a hearing about sexual harassment entitled “#MeToo, What’s Next? Turning a Movement into Action.” Judge Laura Safer Espinoza, the... Keep reading »
September 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights
Healthcare Profiteers Put On Notice Actions across the state September 10-17 At every level of our healthcare system, profiteering entities like Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), insurance companies, nursing care facilities and prison healthcare providers are preventing people from getting quality... Keep reading »
August 14, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Baltimore will spend $20 million dollars a year on an affordable housing trust , with funding coming from two excise taxes on real estate transactions over one million dollars and other allocations. The trust will be used to create, rehabilitate and preserve more than 4,100 units of affordable... Keep reading »
August 10, 2018 | Health, Work with Dignity
The nation’s opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions. More than 2 million people in the United States are now addicted to opioids or heroin, and in 2017 alone, 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses —more than from car crashes or guns, more than died from AIDS at its peak, and more... Keep reading »
August 8, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights
This past weekend marked the 5th annual Healthcare is a Human Right Collaborative convening. Put People First! PA and Anthracite Unite hosted the Vermont Workers Center, the Southern Maine Workers Center and NESRI. All the groups present are working on healthcare is a human right campaigns as part... Keep reading »
July 16, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Last week, attorneys for Flint and the state of Michigan argued that a federal court should dismiss the case against them for the mass poisoning of the residents of Flint, declaring that water is not a constitutional right. They made this claim despite government actions causing and even covering... Keep reading »
July 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
While many of our members marched on Washington with the Poor People’s Campaign on June 23, Tammy Rojas and Laile Wilson from PPF-PA and Ben Palmquist from NESRI traveled to Minneapolis for the Single Payer Strategy Conference , where they joined allies from Healthcare NOW! , the Labor Campaign for... Keep reading »
July 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights
At the same time as the “Medicare for All” movement for universal, publicly financed healthcare grows across the country, our existing publicly financed healthcare systems are under attack. The Veterans Administration is being threatened by privatization , and poor and working-class people who rely... Keep reading »
July 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Fifty years after the original Poor People’s Campaign, we have joined with allies to launch a new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC). In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other Civil Rights leaders led the Poor People’s Campaign to demand a real war on poverty,... Keep reading »

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