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Criminalizing Homelessness Violates Basic Human Rights

Expand A woman sits next to a meal and flowers from Iranian American volunteers who served food to homeless people on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz, Iranian New Year, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 17, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters In December, Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty, toured the United States to observe and report on poverty in the world’s richest country. He went to several US cities, including Los Angeles. He spoke to people left behind in this time of economic expansion—war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, women fleeing…

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