THE RIGHT TO HEALTH AND A HEALTHY PLANET: ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION AND HEALTH CARE

This LINK is to an excellent article by Rev. William Barber, II, from the Poor People’s Campaign. This is news that the mainstream media is NOT covering.

An excerpt: “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. These are the unalienable rights guaranteed to us by our Creator and by the founders of this country, yet armed Kentucky State Police denied members of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival these basic rights on Monday when they barred entry into the State Capitol. Our country was founded through active protesting. All of the greatest civil rights achievements have been accomplished when people unite and raise their voices in protest against injustices. The authorities in Kentucky denied us that right to peacefully assemble and protest and we refuse to let this stand.

Monday (June 4) was our fourth week of nonviolent moral fusion direct action in Washington D.C. and over 30 states across the nation. This week, our theme was The Right to Health and a Healthy Planet: Ecological Devastation and Health Care. Access to affordable health care should be a guaranteed right, but 32 million people in the U.S. lack health care coverage. When states like Arkansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Maine, Wisconsin and Indiana make moves to cut Medicaid expansion or impose new requirements, they put people’s lives at risk. We have politicians who are more willing to dump money into funding destructive military weapons and unnecessary wars than they are to fund health care coverage for the poorest amongst us.”

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/13/the-right-to-health-and-a-healthy-planet-ecological-devastation-and-health-care

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