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August 27, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
This Saturday, August 29, 2015, marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005 and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Over the past 10 years, as communities in New Orleans and other Gulf cities have fought to return home and rebuild, the recovery effort has prioritized private profits over people, leading to the dismantling of public... Keep reading »
July 29, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
In a giant step forward for farmworkers’ human rights and true social responsibility, Ahold USA has become the first major supermarket to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program.  More than 50 million customers a month will now see Fair Food Certified tomatoes in the aisles of Stop & Shop, Giant Foods, Martins and online grocer PeaPod.  NESRI has been pleased to work... Keep reading »
July 16, 2015 | Education, Human Rights in the U.S.
Members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) across the country are disappointed that today, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of a bill that fails to hold states accountable for eliminating discipline disparities and ensuring that all students have access to quality educational opportunities needed to succeed in life.  The Senate's bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act... Keep reading »
July 2, 2015 | Human Rights in the U.S.
Our hearts remain heavy for Charleston; for the families, the friends and the greater community reeling from a horrifying massacre that echoes the brutality Black people have endured for centuries in our country. To add salt to the still open wounds, in the last week, 8 predominately Black churches have burned, many instances of which are under investigation by the FBI for arson and hate crimes... Keep reading »
July 2, 2015 | Health
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies for buying private health insurance in states with federally run marketplaces or exchanges. The court’s decision has been an enormous relief for the millions of people who stood to lose access to coverage had the subsidies been revoked, and is seen as a vindication of Obamacare. However, many people with health care issues are... Keep reading »
June 29, 2015 | Food, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Last year, Migrant Justice, an organization led by dairy workers in Vermont, teamed up with NESRI and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to launch the Milk with Dignity Campaign. Inspired by the successful Campaign for Fair Food from... Keep reading »