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economic justice

housing is a human right

stop evictions
Since the Senate and House Demopublicans saw fit to rob 5% of the GDP for the rich, and would not hear the insistent pleas for a moratorium on foreclosures, We The People must enforce a moratorium on evictions. A cessation of evictions will not only aid working families, but will stop the hemorrhage of property values, as people stay in housing rather than leave it to decay. This popular action was necessary in the first Great Depression, and it returns now, with the international precedent of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948. Here are some of the relevant sections (esp. sec. 25, emphasis mine):

Article 23.

(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.

(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

(4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24.

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 25.

(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, HOUSING and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Note that economic rights are even more important in a multi-trillion-dollar economy.