October 30, 2010 | Economic and Social Rights, Health
"A representative from the Vermont Workers' Center's Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign has been selected to participate in a national delegation traveling to the United Nations in Geneva to report about the status of human rights in the United States. Mary Gerisch, who lives in Bennington, has... Keep reading »
October 28, 2010 | Health
The Universal Access to Health Care Task Force, appointed by the Board of Health in Lewis & Clark County, Montana, concluded the first phase of its work, a community health needs assessment. Members of the Task Force and the Montana Human Rights Network today presented a report of findings to... Keep reading »
October 27, 2010 | Housing
This afternoon, at the Stated meeting of the New York City Council, Picture the Homeless members and allies disrupted the meeting in three coordinated waves, resulting in the chamber being cleared and the meeting being temporarily adjourned. "We shut down the City Council," said Picture the... Keep reading »
October 26, 2010 | Housing
On the evening of Monday, Oct. 25th, UN Special Rapporteur of Housing, Raquel Rolnik joined communities organizing for the human right to housing locally and nationally at James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary in Harlem, New York one year after her historic 2009 mission to the U.S. to... Keep reading »
October 20, 2010 | Housing
WAUKEGAN — With controversy circling around foreclosures nationwide, community activist Margaret Carrasco called on Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran this week to impose a moratorium on evictions enforced by his office. “Winter’s coming up, and all the seasonal workers are going to be out of work,”... Keep reading »
October 20, 2010 | Education
Parents, youth, educators and advocates organized actions in 15 cities around the country during the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) National Week of Action on School Pushout , October 11-17, 2010, to expose the pushout crisis in our nation’s schools and advocate for the human right of every... Keep reading »
October 15, 2010 | Health
In this new post on Huffington Post, cross-posted on Amnesty International's Human Rights Blog , NESRI reviews how the new health reform law will impact the communities most affected by the denial of the human right to health care. A new series of fact sheets examines the potential impact of the... Keep reading »
October 14, 2010 | Housing
CHICAGO (WBBM) - The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign delivered a five day notice to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart demanding he impose a moratorium on all financially motivated evictions in Cook County. The group claims that Cook County’s record number of foreclosures has marked Chicago as the nation’... Keep reading »