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July 7, 2008 | Health
Binaries are a central theme in American political culture. From a two party political system (which, at election time, gives rise to another binary – winners and losers) to an economy which increasingly creates haves and have-nots, this diverse country is often broken down into only two, usually... Keep reading »
July 6, 2008 | Health
A human rights vision for health care is not modest. But it doesn’t need many words. Let’s try it: We need a health care system that · meets the needs of everyone, · is free at the point of delivery, · is based on clinical need, not ability to pay That sounds too ambitious? Too expensive? Too... Keep reading »
June 9, 2008 | Housing
Would the U.S. government take victims rendered homeless due to natural disaster and place them in temporary shelters filled with toxic gas for over two years? The answer is a horrifying and resounding, Yes. Keep reading »
July 12, 2007 | Housing
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On July 11, 2007, the Urban Poor Consortium held a demonstration of solidarity for Katrina's survivors in front of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. This demonstration was organized by members of the Second Asian Delegataion that visited the Gulf Coast in July 2007. They attempted to give... Keep reading »
July 8, 2007 | Housing
From July 1st to July 6th, 2007, as a part of the ongoing exchange, the Asian Delegation visited our Gulf Coast Activists' communitions and organizations to see what they have accomplished since their trip to Asia last fall. Here are some photos! Asian Delegates visit Rev. Frederick Fields' Mount... Keep reading »
October 30, 2006 | Housing
In late October 2006 eight delegates from New Orleans, LA and Biloxi, MS left on a trip to meet with activists in Thailand and Indonesia. Here is a photo from their trip! Latosha Brown, Sam Jackson, Rev. Frederick Fields, Rev. Lois Dejean, Nathalie Walker and Vicky Cintra in Plaa Katak. Keep reading »

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