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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 »
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 »
May 11, 2015 | Health
In this update: Calendar Campaign news: Vermont Maine Maryland Pennsylvania News from allies Calendar: May 15, Lewiston, ME: Lewiston-Auburn Area Healthcare Is a Human Right... Keep reading »
May 4, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
As a human rights organization working with communities here in the United States, including in Baltimore, we extend our solidarity and support to the people of Baltimore as they grapple with and demand justice for the killing of Freddie Gray.  We also express our sorrow for the suffering of the family of Mr. Gray. From Ferguson to Baltimore, there has been a national outcry against police... Keep reading »
May 1, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
May 1st is International Workers Day, a celebration of the working class. In the United States, there has always been deep political resistance to talking about class. Yet not only do economic classes exist, the chasm between the wealthy and the poor and the lack of mobility between classes are extreme by any... Keep reading »
April 28, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
Baltimore, MD – Grassroots leaders of Baltimore’s Human Rights organization and NESRI partner, the United Workers, are calling for dialogue and reconciliation with neighbors and city policy makers to address the systemic racism and poverty that has plagued the City for 40 years and get below the surface of this evolving and troubling crisis. Why do 40,000 properties sit vacant... Keep reading »