05 Sep 2018

Appeals Court: Criminalizing Homeless For Sleeping Outside Is Cruel

A federal appeals court ruled the Eighth Amendment against cruel and inhuman punishment prohibits the city of Boise from prosecuting homeless individuals who sleep outside on public property when they have no home or bed in a shelter. Six current and former residents of Boise, Idaho, sued the city over

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20 Jun 2018

Seattle Activists Regroup After Amazon, Other Corporations Defeat Tax To Fund Affordable Housing

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant and activist organizations regroup after head tax on Amazon and other large corporations was repealed.

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The Wilson viaduct under Lake Shore Drive where homeless people were living until the city of Chicago evicted them. (Photo: Kevin Gosztola)
11 Jun 2018

As City Of Chicago Removes More Homeless, Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Evictions

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Chicago’s evictions of homeless people as officials destroy camps and fail to provide affordable housing.

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02 May 2018

Labor, Progressive Organizations In Seattle Ramp Up Pressure On Amazon To Fund Affordable Housing

The profits from Seattle reaped by Amazon have prompted progressive organizations to call on Amazon to fund solutions to offset the rising cost of living.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo by madaboutcows on Flickr.
05 Mar 2018

Albuquerque Won’t Enforce Draconian Anti-Panhandling Ordinance While ACLU Lawsuit Is Pending

City officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico agreed not to enforce an anti-panhandling ordinance passed in November until pending litigation is settled.

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Photo from Organize! Ohio Facebook page.
15 Jun 2016

Cleveland Sued For RNC Rules That Will Limit Speech, Impact Homeless

The ACLU of Ohio sued the city of Cleveland and its mayor for “draconian regulations” adopted for the Republican National Convention.

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