July 1, 2010 | Health
This new edited volume on Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health includes an article on U.S. health reform co-authored by NESRI's Anja Rudiger and a foreword by Paul Hunt, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Health. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Paul Hunt Student Fund at... Keep reading »
June 30, 2010 | Health
While most of the recent health reform debate and subsequent law has addressed health insurance, not health care, some care delivery issues have found media and legislative attention, albeit from a cost containment rather than a human rights perspective. Consequently, the health reform law includes... Keep reading »
June 22, 2010 | Human Rights in the U.S.
The U.S. Social Forum is an opportunity for people to come together and develop strategies for fighting for our human rights. NESRI seeks to use this space to support the building of an economic and social rights movement in the United States. Together with our partners and allies we are helping to... Keep reading »
June 7, 2010 | Housing
It’s not a particularly good time for Dirreatha Smith to move. This month, her oldest daughter graduates from high school, the middle one goes to prom, and the next finishes eighth grade. How do you plan a party when you’ve got 30 days to move out of your home of 18 years? But that’s what Smith has... Keep reading »
May 13, 2010 | Health
On Tuesday evening, Vermont lawmakers passed a health care bill requiring the state to create plans for establishing a universal health care system based on human rights principles. One of three design plans to be submitted for implementation must be a publicly-funded single payer system, according... Keep reading »
May 8, 2010 | Human Rights in the U.S.
On May 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm, Rhonda Copelon died surrounded by a community of friends. Rhonda was a founding director of NESRI, but that does not begin to describe her significance and role in this work and in the lives of so many human rights activists around the world. Read a reflection by NESRI's... Keep reading »
April 25, 2010 | Health
From the Vermont Workers' Center blog: "After two days of debate, S.88 as amended by the House Health Care Committee passed on a vote of 91 to 42. House Health Care Committee Chair, Steve Maier, stated that the goal of the bill is to provide affordable coverage to every Vermonter, and to contain... Keep reading »
April 21, 2010 | Health
Donald Berwick, President Obama’s nominee to run the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - a crucial job that’s been vacant since Obama came into office - has run into conservative media demagoguery and opposition by Republican Senators. The right-wing blogosphere discovered a speech... Keep reading »
April 20, 2010 | Health
The U.S. Human Rights Network (USHRN) submitted 24 joint reports on human rights in the United States to the United Nation’s Human Rights Council, which is conducting a review (the Universal Periodic Review, or UPR) of how the United States is meeting its human rights obligations. Here is a list of... Keep reading »