NESRI's Blog

July 16, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Last week, attorneys for Flint and the state of Michigan argued that a federal court should dismiss the case against them for the mass poisoning of the residents of Flint, declaring that water is not a constitutional right. They made this claim despite government actions causing and even covering... Keep reading »
July 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
While many of our members marched on Washington with the Poor People’s Campaign on June 23, Tammy Rojas and Laile Wilson from PPF-PA and Ben Palmquist from NESRI traveled to Minneapolis for the Single Payer Strategy Conference , where they joined allies from Healthcare NOW! , the Labor Campaign for... Keep reading »
July 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights
At the same time as the “Medicare for All” movement for universal, publicly financed healthcare grows across the country, our existing publicly financed healthcare systems are under attack. The Veterans Administration is being threatened by privatization , and poor and working-class people who rely... Keep reading »
July 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Fifty years after the original Poor People’s Campaign, we have joined with allies to launch a new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC). In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other Civil Rights leaders led the Poor People’s Campaign to demand a real war on poverty,... Keep reading »
June 29, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
NESRI is an organization committed to human rights for all people. We know that respect for basic human rights across all spheres – political, social, economic and cultural – is essential to the dignity of any society and the underpinning of a functioning democracy. An attack on the human rights of... Keep reading »
June 29, 2018 | Health
Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative News Bulletin June 2018 The Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative is a coalition of people’s organizations working state by state to win universal, publicly financed health care and build a society that puts people’s needs ahead of profits. Check out... Keep reading »
June 8, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Food, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has pulled Wendy’s out of the violent and abusive Mexican market for tomatoes. On June 5th, Wendy's announced at its annual shareholder's meeting a plan to scale back its tomato purchases from Mexico and instead purchases from greenhouses in the US and Canada. The... Keep reading »
June 7, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Two hundred people came together for the launch event of A New Social Contract. The event featured Cathy Albisa, NESRI’s Executive Director, Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at The New School, Carol Anderson, Author of White Rage & Chair of the African American... Keep reading »
June 5, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
For two weeks at the end of last year, Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty criss crossed the United States, speaking to communities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lowndes County and Montgomery, Alabama, Charleston, West Virginia, and San Juan, Guayama and Salinas, Puerto... Keep reading »
June 1, 2018 | Work with Dignity
Today, the Responsible Job Creation Act goes into effect. The Act amends Illinois' unique temp worker protections. The amendments address wage theft, hiring discrimination, workplace safety, and perma-temping. Amongst the changes are new reporting requirements for temp agencies concerning the race... Keep reading »

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