Changes strengthen education rights for homeless children

NLCHP releases resource that provides answers to questions on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the education rights of children and youth in homeless situations. https://www.nlchp.org/documents/McKinney-Vento_FAQs

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UN Expert finds U.S. struggling to achieve racial, social and economic equality

“[U]nderstanding racism means looking…at 400 years of slavery and post-civil war Jim Crow laws, which…’marginalized the African-American community to a life of misery, poverty and persecution.’” http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54582&Kw1=united+states&Kw2=human+rights&Kw3=#.WEcKkVyx9_k

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Poor Louisiana defendants fight alleged debtors’ prison

Amy Julia Harris with Reveal News writes about Louisiana judge who agreed to stop jailing poor people unable to pay court-ordered fines funding his court Poor Louisiana defendants fight alleged debtors’ prison

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Exposing Fields Filth

Environmental Working Group and Waterkeeper Alliance report shows wet waste in NC’s industrial agricultural industry threatens rural environment/residents. http://www.ewg.org/research/exposing-fields-filth

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Labor Trafficking Victims in Southern U.S. Win Judgements Totaling Millions

Lewis Golove with Human Rights First reports on Southern District Court of MS judgments awarded to immigrant workers forced to work as slaves in New Orleans http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/blog/labor-trafficking-victims-southern-us-win-judgements-totaling-millions

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UN Experts find rights protections woefully lacking for women in U.S.

“[W]omen fall behind international standards as regards their public and political representation, their economic and social rights and their health and safety protections.”

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