Economic rights

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The fight for economic rights exposes immorality of the system
By Chris Carusa, Cheri Honkala and Phil Wider, People's Tribune, January 1998. Economic human rights as specified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), are about the responsibility of the government to arrange its economy to meet our human needs.
Poor People's Summit to end poverty, November 15, 18, 2000, New York, NY
Announcement, 30 September 2000. Sponsored by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and the International Campaign for Economic Justice; hosted by the Kensington Welfare Rights Union. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), signed over 50 years ago guarantees all human beings certain basic rights and freedoms. Among these are a number of economic human rights.
Right to food
Office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, 23 April 2003. Resolution adopted in a roll-call vote of 51 in favour and 1 against (the U.S.), with 1 abstention, the Commission encouraged all States to take steps with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of the right to food, including steps to promote the conditions for everyone to be free from hunger.
Water mtgs at World Social Forum, Brazil 2005
Right to Water, 10 November 2004. The water workshops proposed for the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brasil in 2005. One is over the Need for a United Nations Treaty on the Right to Water.
Denial Of Water To Iraqi Cities
By Daniel O'Huiginn, CASI, Southnews, 16 November 2004. Water supplies to Tall Afar, Samarra and Fallujah have been cut off during US attacks in the past two months, affecting up to 750,000 civilians. This appears to form part of a deliberate US policy of denying water to the residents of cities under attack, in a serious breach of international humanitarian law.
World Water Forum: Dissatisfaction with ‘Incomplete’ Final Declaration
Prensa Latina, 22 March 2006. The final declaration to be approved by the fourth World Water Forum will be incomplete to the extent it does not recognize the human right to water. For many governments, including the US, water is just another source of economic profit.