National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty Reports on US UPR Process in Geneva, Community Involvement

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty Reports on US UPR Process in Geneva, Community Involvement

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Publication Date: 
November 10, 2010
Author: 
Maria Foscarinis
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Huffington Post

"Last week, for the first time, the United States was reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council for its compliance with the entire range of human rights standards adopted by the world community. These include economic and social rights, and the Geneva review was a historic occasion for advocates for economic and social justice. But its significance will depend on follow–up work here at home.

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Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Stands with Families Facing Predatory Evictions

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Stands with Families Facing Predatory Evictions

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November 8, 2010
Author: 
Rory Fanning
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SocialistWorker.org

"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 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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LA CAN and the LA Right to Housing Collective Trick-or-Treat for a Place to Sleep

LA CAN and the LA Right to Housing Collective Trick-or-Treat for a Place to Sleep

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Publication Date: 
November 3, 2010
Author: 
Carly Gillis
Organization Title: 
l.a. activist

The Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) and fellow members of the LA Right to Housing Collective went trick-or-treating for “somewhere good to sleep” on October 29th.

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Release of Grassroots Report on US Mission of the UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Adequate Housing

Release of Grassroots Report on US Mission of the UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Adequate Housing

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LA CAN Represents Los Angeles & the Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights in Geneva, Switzerland

LA CAN Represents Los Angeles & the Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights in Geneva, Switzerland

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Publication Date: 
November 5, 2010

Skid Row resident and Community Organizer, Deborah Burton is headed to Geneva to attend the United Nations’ (UN) Universal Periodic Review.

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NEPA Organizing Center forming faith-based project

NEPA Organizing Center forming faith-based project

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Publication Date: 
November 5, 2010
Author: 
Sherry Long
Organization Title: 
Times Leader

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 Sindaco, founder of the NEPA Organizing Center, has seen this all too often in the last year.

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NEPA Organizing Center Takes on Local Poverty

NEPA Organizing Center Takes on Local Poverty

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Publication Date: 
November 5, 2010
Author: 
Alexandra Seltzer
Organization Title: 
Citizens Voice

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 religious communities, but the meeting is open to anyone.

"The faith community is a massive part of people's lives so it just seems sensible," Sindaco said as to why tonight's event is mainly focused on the religious community.

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U.S. Called On to Account for Failing to Meet Basic Housing Needs

U.S. Called On to Account for Failing to Meet Basic Housing Needs

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.

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Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign in Solidarity With Residents in Struggle to Protect Their Homes

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign in Solidarity With Residents in Struggle to Protect Their Homes

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Publication Date: 
October 28, 2010
Author: 
Rory Fanning
Organization Title: 
SocialistWorker.org

"When Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) board members held their meeting on October 19, it was to a packed room – with 150 tenants gathered to demand that the board vote to keep the Lathrop Homes public housing complex available to low–income families.

Led by Miguel Suarez, Cynthia Scott and Robert Davidson, Lathrop residents turned out to the Douglas Field House on Chicago's South Side to demand a "no market rate" claim on 50 percent of the Lathrop units, which are being taken over, renovated and sold as market-rate condos by an opportunistic group of private builders."

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Picture the Homeless Shuts Down NYC Council to Demand a Hearing for INTRO 48.

Picture the Homeless Shuts Down NYC Council to Demand a Hearing for INTRO 48.

This afternoon, at the Stated meeting of the New York City Council, Picture the Homeless members and allies disrupted the meeting in three coordinated waves, resulting in the chamber being cleared and the meeting being temporarily adjourned.

"We shut down the City Council," said Picture the Homeless member Andres Perez, as he exited the building to raucous chanting. "They ejected everbody."

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