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October 21, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Social Security, Work with Dignity
On October 16th, the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network brought together garment worker leaders from Lesotho, dairy workers from Vermont, and construction workers from Minnesota to share how they are using the WSR model to protect and enforce their own rights. The event was co-hosted by NEO Philanthropy, NoVo Foundation, the Freedom Fund and the SAGE Fund. See... Keep reading »
October 18, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
Join us from October 19th to 27th as members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign, anchored by NESRI, will host events in more than 20 states as part of the tenth annual Week of Action! Under the banner of ‘Educate Students, Stop Arrests,’ local and community-based organizations will unveil... Keep reading »
October 16, 2019 | Health
Joe Biden and other centrists are deploying cynical arguments to defend the for-profit insurance system. We shouldn’t buy it. Keep reading »
October 3, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights
Using the terms “illegal alien" or "illegals" with "intent to demean, humiliate or harass a person" in New York City is against the law and can result in fines as high as $250,000, according to new guidance from the city's Commission on Human Rights. “NYC has benefitted from a history rich with contributions from immigrant communities,” Cathy Albisa, NESRI's executive director and a... Keep reading »
October 1, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Health
For decades, Big Polluters like Exxon, Shell, and others have spent billions of dollars simultaneously fueling and denying the climate crisis, delaying action, and pushing false “solutions” at every level -- all while raking in billions in profits each year. And despite what their greenwashing advertising says, they’re still doing it, as are other major polluting industries like... Keep reading »
September 29, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Work with Dignity
The current Administration recently took the position that the future belongs to patriots, not globalists. One piece of evidence to the contrary comes from a coalition from Lesotho, visiting the United States to present their groundbreaking victory for garment workers. The Lesotho story came to light in August, with the news that brands such as Levi Strauss and Wranglers... Keep reading »