Category Archives: Human Rights

Towards a Moral Economy: Is NOW the Time?

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/february/towards-moral-economy-now-time-0 Feb 11, 2014 10:53 am | Stephen Herzenberg The Philadelphia Daily News’ Will Bunch had an uplifting column Monday morning on the “Moral March” in Raleigh, N.C. this past weekend. It was the South’s largest protest march … Continue reading

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Call Our Senators to Support Closing Guantanamo

Provisions in the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act would simplify the process for transferring detainees to other countries when doing so is in our national security interests.  They would also allow for temporary transfers for medical treatment and allow … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Toomey to Support ENDA in Final Vote

The Senate reached 60 votes for cloture on Monday, and that number included Senator Toomey. The final vote will take place on Thursday, November 7, but Monday was a huge hurdle to cross. Senator Toomey still has some concerns about … Continue reading

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Thank Senator Toomey for Supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org): The Employment Non-discrimination Act just passed the most important hurdle in the Senate with a yes vote from Senator Toomey. Take a minute to say thank you to Senator Toomey. Call him today at 1-888-289-9228. After … Continue reading

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ROC United Launched “Living Off Tips” Campaign

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): With an enormous workforce of more than 10 million people, the restaurant industry is one of our country’s fastest growing and largest economic sectors; it also produces the lowest paying jobs in the country. Gloria Steinem … Continue reading

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Oppose the Harmful Guest Worker Legislation—Sign the Letter

From National Farm Worker Ministry (http://www.nfwm.org/): Thank you to NFWM’s 14 member organizations who signed Farmworker Justice’s letter opposing Chairman Goodlatte’s bill, HR 1773 (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1773), a drastic guest worker bill that slashes provisions already in place in our imperfect H-2A … Continue reading

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Solidarity in Solitary—November 11, Pittsburgh

November 11, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Law School, Room 113 Jules Lobel, Pitt Law Professor and Center for Constitutional Rights lawyer for Pelican Bay prisoners, will relate the inspiring story of inmates overcoming gang violence and … Continue reading

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Call for Faith Groups to Sign-on in Support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), Individuals to Write Letters in Support of ENDA

The proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is designed to ensure the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans in the workplace. There is currently no federal law that bars employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender … Continue reading

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Public Nuisance—Calling 911 Too Often Could Cost You Your Home

Published in Slate (http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2013/09/an_aclu_lawsuit_fights_against_treating_abused_women_who_call_911_as_a_nuisance.html) By Dahlia Lithwick September 26, 2013 Lakisha Briggs was a 34-year-old single mom living in the suburbs of Philadelphia in subsidized rental housing. Her boyfriend had attacked her repeatedly in her home, and the police had … Continue reading

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Breaking Doors Down to Open Things Up—Taking Over, Taking Back Video

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/breaking-doors-down-open-things-1379601217 Laura Gottesdiener, Waging Nonviolence, Video Feature: As the mainstream media covers the five-year anniversary of Lehman’s collapse like rubbernecking motorists, two videographers decided to eschew the gory details and document another angle of the crisis: the surprisingly … Continue reading

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