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Economic and Social Rights

End Of An Era

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
Barbara E. Joe

This time, reports of Fidel Castro's death are real. And, as I'd predicted in my memoir Confessions of a Secret Latina: "[I]f anything [after Fidel's ...

Obama's Human Rights Betrayal

Aaron Rhodes | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Aaron Rhodes

The idea of human rights has become so expansive and that there is no longer any rational basis for determining what is and what is not a human right. But to preserve their meaning and what enforcement is possible, human rights need to remain clearly defined and apart from politics.

Occupy Wall Street From a Human Rights Lens

Radhika Balakrishnan | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Radhika Balakrishnan

Last week we participated in a teach-in at Occupy Wall Street, in which we linked the problems caused by the financial sector with a broader concern over human rights in the U.S.

Hypocrisy on Human Rights: Obama Administration Offers Words but No Action on Economic and Social Rights

Anja Rudiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anja Rudiger

If the government was serious about meeting its human rights obligations, it would design spending that meets people's fundamental needs, such as education, housing, health care, and work.

Why the United States Fails to Recognize Economic and Social Rights

Anja Rudiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anja Rudiger

A critique on the eve of the first ever UN review of the U.S. human rights record In advance of the United Nations hearing on the U.S. human rights r...