Category: Human Rights

Huntington Water Event and CAPMA Planning

On Saturday, December 13, Direct Action Welfare Group in conjunction with The Assembly to End Poverty, and the Poverty Working Group of the US Social Forum will host a discussion of the basic human right to water with special guests from the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO).  MWRO has been on the forefront of the…
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U.S. Treatment of Homeless Persons Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading

On Thursday, March 13, in Geneva Switzerland, the U.N. Human Rights Committee reviewed U.S. compliance with a major human rights treaty, raising concerns of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment for the practice of criminalizing homeless people for performing necessary life functions such as sleeping and eating in public when they have no private alternatives. The…
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Welcome Home: Tent Cities on the Rise

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty recently released report, Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States, documents media reports of homeless encampments in 46 of 50 states. “While individuals may ‘choose’ to live in an encampment, it is our collective choices as a society that force this choice due…
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Amnesty and Witness Release Advocacy Toolkit on Forced Evictions

Witness, a story telling project based in Brooklyn NY and Amnesty International have produced an organizing tool Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit, a multimedia resource for activists, social movements and communities fighting evictions. From outlining the obligations of governments to sharing videos that help foster debate and inspire mobilization, the Toolkit provides critical resources to support the…
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