Springing into action upon their release from prison, after an ICE crackdown on farmworker rights leaders, Enrique Balcazar, Zully Palacios and Migrant Justice are calling for a national day of action on April 4th at Ben & Jerry's scoops to educate and activate consumers, while they wait for free ice cream, to tell Ben & Jerry's that dairy worker's human rights cannot... Keep reading »
Ben Palmquist from NESRI and Nijmie Dzurinko from Put People First! Pennsylvania talk with Radio Dispatch host Molly Knefer about the failure of the American Health Care Act and the power and promise of grassroots healthcare organizing in Pennsylvania and in states across the country.
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ICE's arrest of human rights defenders José Enrique and Zully was politically motivated, and Vermont's officials must protect the rights of everyone in Vermont, writes writes Ellen Schwartz, President of the Vermont Workers' Center.
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Human rights leaders Enrique "Kike" Balcazar and Zully Palacios were on their way home after an organizing meeting when they were stopped and apprehended by ICE agents. They are in detention, awaiting a court date. Please sign this petition to demand their release.... Keep reading »
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its analysis of the American Health Care Act, which is the Republican plan to gut Medicaid and repeal much of the Affordable Care Act. Last week we summarized the... Keep reading »
UVMMC’S PATH TO A HEALTH CARE MONOPOLY
MAR. 15, 2017, 7:03 PM
BY KEITH BRUNNER
Editor’s note: This commentary is by Keith Brunner, a member of the Vermont Workers’ Center and co-coordinator of the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign.
Those of us concerned about Republican attacks on health care should be equally worried about the... Keep reading »
This week several of our best progressive thinkers came together for a conversation about how to move beyond resistance towards a bold alternative vision grounded in dignity and rights for all our people. A New Social Contract, which you... Keep reading »
Professor Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School, joined us on March 6, 2017 for a moderated discussion: “A New Social Contract: Guaranteeing Dignity in a Precarious Economy. He shared a 10-point agenda that he believed could form the basis this new social contract. Because we have received several requests for those 10 points we list them below.... Keep reading »
In partnership with communities, NESRI works to build a broad movement for economic & social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. Based on the principle that fundamental human needs create human rights obligations on the part of government and the private sector, NESRI advocates for public policies that guarantee the universal and equitable fulfillment of these rights in the United States.