November 9, 2010 | Housing
"Stepping out of the elevator onto the 14th floor of the Richard J. Daley Center in Chicago, Sheriee Woodland was greeted by a world-famous panorama of high-rise architecture. The Chicago Temple Building, Holabird & Root's 23 story, neo-Gothic masterpiece; Kohn Pederson Fox's "Birthday Cake... Keep reading »
November 6, 2010 | Health
Vermont's Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign took a step forward with this week's gubernatorial election, which saw Peter Shumlin, a supporter of the Campaign, win the governorship. Shumlin ran on a platform promising to make health care a right in Vermont, starting with the design and implementation of a single–payer system. The interview below offers a perspective on his tactics. The Healthcare is... Keep reading »
November 6, 2010 | Housing
Skid Row resident and Community Organizer, Deborah Burton is headed to Geneva to attend the United Nations’ (UN) Universal Periodic Review. Created by resolution through the UN General Assembly in March 2006, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the... Keep reading »
November 5, 2010 | Housing
NESRI, along with over thirty organizations across the United States, have coordinated the national tour of esteemed movement organizer and public intellectual S'bu Zikode, founding member and current President of Abahlali baseMjondolo , or Shackdwellers' Movement, post-apartheid South Africa's... Keep reading »
November 5, 2010 | Housing
Poverty Initiative visits Northeast Pennsylvania Organizing Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA to help the Center kick off its new faith-based project. WILKES-BARRE – Poverty is an escalating problem in Luzerne and surrounding counties. Increased foreclosures and layoffs are packing a one-two punch. Frank... Keep reading »
November 5, 2010 | Housing
A local poverty-fighting program will begin tonight at the headquarters of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Organizing Center in Wilkes-Barre. Frank Sindaco, coordinator of the center at 198 S. Main St., said tonight's event at 7 will mainly be an effort to develop relationships with leaders in local... Keep reading »
November 4, 2010 | Economic and Social Rights, Health
In a blog post to the Huffington Post today, NESRI's Human Right to Health Program Director Anja Rudiger offers a commentary on why the United States fails to recognize economic and social rights. Marking the United Nations hearing on the U.S. human rights record to take place tomorrow, Friday,... Keep reading »
November 3, 2010 | Housing
LA CAN is participating in a Day of Actions around the 4th Anniversary of increased policing of homelessness in Los Angeles. Participating community groups will protest the criminalization of poor people, and the people who provide resources to them, under the “Safer Cities Initiative” (SCI). Read... Keep reading »
November 3, 2010 | Housing
Representative of LA Community Action Network and the Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights Travels to Geneva to Testify on Struggle for Human Right to Housing in U.S. In a report published in advance of the United Nations hearing on the U.S. human rights record, advocacy groups called on the... Keep reading »