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Progressive Planners Network: The PETRA Debate & Serious Dangers

Progressive Planners Network: The PETRA Debate & Serious Dangers

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LA CAN Discusses: Safer Cities Initiative Punishes Homeless and Poor Residents

LA CAN Discusses: Safer Cities Initiative Punishes Homeless and Poor Residents

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Publication Date: 
December 21, 2010
Organization Title: 
Uprising Radio
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Chicago-AEC and Residents United to Save Housing (RUSH) on Cabrini Evictions

Chicago-AEC and Residents United to Save Housing (RUSH) on Cabrini Evictions

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Publication Date: 
December 21, 2010
Author: 
Rory Fanning
Organization Title: 
Gapers Block Web Publication

"Stepping out of the elevator onto the 14th floor of the Richard J. Daley Center, 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 Building” at 311 S. Wacker; and The Legacy, Solomon Cordwell and Buenz’s 72-story condominium tower of ocean-blue glass, were a few of the many well-maintained buildings that looked back through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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On Homeless Memorial Day, LA CAN Releases Survey Data on the Devastating Impacts of Safer Cities Policing in Skid Row

On Homeless Memorial Day, LA CAN Releases Survey Data on the Devastating Impacts of Safer Cities Policing in Skid Row

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The Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) will hold a press conference to release a human rights assessment of Skid Row’s Safer Cities Initiative, an intensive policing effort launched by Mayor Villaraigosa that has been sustained for more than four years.

The Human Rights Assessment is available here: Human Rights Assessment/Skid Row Safer Cities Initiative Dec 2010

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Poor & Homeless–Led Groups Across U.S. Mark Homeless Memorial Day with Call: Cities Violating Human Right

Poor & Homeless–Led Groups Across U.S. Mark Homeless Memorial Day with Call: Cities Violating Human Right

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Publication Date: 
December 20, 2010
Organization Title: 
Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights

Imagine a city in the United States where funding priorities are directed at housing the homeless, not criminalizing them. Imagine a government that honors human rights activists as upholders of the country’s noblest traditions, not targets and harasses them. Imagine a city where the death of even one homeless youth would be unthinkable, and the arrival of winter marks a time of celebration for all, not dread for those who sleep in the cold streets.

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Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights Submits Urgent Appeal to Highest International Authority on Human Rights Defenders

Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights Submits Urgent Appeal to Highest International Authority on Human Rights Defenders

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Publication Date: 
December 20, 2010
Organization Title: 
LA CAN

Community groups from across the country submit an urgent appeal to the highest international authority on human rights defenders 

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Family Facing Foreclosure Eviction: "We're Not Going Anywhere"

Family Facing Foreclosure Eviction: "We're Not Going Anywhere"

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Publication Date: 
December 15, 2010
Author: 
Aricka Flowers
Organization Title: 
Progress Illinois

"As the mercury dips and freezing weather moves into Chicago, one family in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood is fighting to keep a roof over its head. The Tellez clan is facing eviction due to foreclosure after a trustee for HSBC recently purchased their home at auction for $100,000; thousands less than the $425,000 for which the Tellez family purchased it.

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LA CAN on Use of Criminal Justice System to Push Out Venice's Homeless/Poor

LA CAN on Use of Criminal Justice System to Push Out Venice's Homeless/Poor

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Publication Date: 
December 12, 2010
Author: 
Martha Groves and Mike Anton
Organization Title: 
L.A. Now

"Beating a drum and carrying signs reading 'RVs Save Lives' and 'Terror Is Having No Home,' about two dozen homeless people and their advocates marched in Venice on Saturday to protest what they say is an unwarranted crackdown on the homeless in the funky but gentrifying beach town.

'It's just a continuation of the pressure to move the poor of Venice out of town – long-term residents who don't fit the desires of the new population that's moving in,' said Pete White of the Los Angeles Community Action Network.

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On Human Rights Day: Use of the Criminal Justice System to Retaliate Against LA Housing Rights Defender

On Human Rights Day: Use of the Criminal Justice System to Retaliate Against LA Housing Rights Defender

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Publication Date: 
December 10, 2010
Author: 
NESRI
Organization Title: 
NESRI

Dear Mr. President, What will you do to honor human rights defenders facing persecution in the US?

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“Fighting Foreclosure”: Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign On Public TV

“Fighting Foreclosure”: Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign On Public TV

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
December 8, 2010
Author: 
Chicago Access Network TV
Organization Title: 
Chicago Access Network TV

The program on CANTV looks at the effects of the national foreclosure crisis in Chicago.  Nationwide, Chicago ranks second in the number of foreclosures in a metropolitan area.  Guests on the show include Rory Fanning of the Chicago Anti–Eviction Campaign.

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