Synopses & Reviews
The time has come stand up for what's right in America. The United States may be in the middle of economic recovery, but millions of Americans are not sharing the benefits. The growing ranks of those without adequate food, jobs, shelter, or health care challenge our fundamental notions of right and wrong. America Needs Human Rights makes a powerful case that both the letter and spirit of universally recognized human rights are routinely violated here at home by government policies that safeguard profits rather than people. Topics include understanding human rights, basic needs and human rights, the new American crisis, poverty in America, welfare reform and human rights, policy options, and movement building.
Table of Contents
Illusions of opportunity: the American dream in question / John E. Schwarz -- Hunger in the land of plenty / Janet Poppendieck -- The inner city: when work disappears / William Julius Wilson -- The causes of homelessness / Paul Koegel, M. Audrey Burnam, and Jim Baumohl -- Slavery in the fields / Daniel Rosenberg -- The state of America's children / Children's Defense Fund -- Who's poor in America / Randy Albelda and Chris Tilly -- How the U.S. economy creates poverty and inequality / Mary Huff Stevenson and Elaine Donovan -- Globalization and runaway jobs / Harry Browne and Beth Sims -- The war on the poor / Jim Hug.