January 4, 2010 | Health
In Counterpunch , Lucinda Marshall writes about the "hijacking of abortion rights as a bargaining chip for the provision of health care is morally reprehensible and if it stands will result in significant harms to women's health.” To read the full article, click here . Keep reading »
January 1, 2010 | Housing
Right now, a dedicated group of volunteers and organizers are working to stop the poor from being thrown out in the cold. The Chicago Anti-Eviction campaign started with Lenise Forrest , a Cabrini-Green woman who’s been unemployed for some time and was e victed Tuesday because she can’t pay her... Keep reading »
December 8, 2009 | Human Rights in the U.S.
We are excited to let you know about the publication of the new abridged edition of Bringing Human Rights Home: A History of Human Rights in the United States , edited by Cynthia Soohoo, NESRI Executive Director Catherine Albisa, and NESRI Board President Martha F. Davis. We are pleased this book... Keep reading »
December 1, 2009 | Work with Dignity
After a series of successful protests at Publix supermarkets across the South last month, NESRI partner the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is preparing for the largest Publix action of the year on Sunday, December 6, in Lakeland, Florida, where Publix's headquarters are located. The Walk for... Keep reading »
November 22, 2009 | Housing
From the newswire: "On Tuesday, the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign kicked off its first day with a successful blockade at the home of Lenise Forrest, a community member and mother of two. At 9AM on November 17, supporters began arriving to blockade the house from eviction, and with the increasing police presence circling the block, many people were wondering what would happen next. Keep reading »
November 6, 2009 | Health
Read a new NESRI post on Amnesty International USA’s Human Rights Now blog – here are the first few paragraphs: "While protesters have been occupying House Speaker Pelosi’s office , demanding a health care system that serves Patients not Profit , the House of Representatives is preparing to vote on... Keep reading »
October 30, 2009 | Health
Here's a worthwhile intervention - from abroad! - in the U.S. health care debate, published in the New England Journal of Medicine . Here's an excerpt of "Communal Responsibility for Health Care - The Example of Benefit Assessment in Germany" by Peter T. Sawicki": "Many German observers are... Keep reading »
October 26, 2009 | Health
NESRI's Human Right to Health Program has a new post on Amnesty International USA’s blog , Human Rights Now, cross-posted on The Huffington Post . Here are the first couple of paragraphs: “A dramatic disconnect between principles and policies has hampered current U.S. health care reform efforts... Keep reading »
October 7, 2009 | Health
Here is a great example of how the health care debate is finally beginning to inspire more thoughtful reflections and critiques – possibly informed by human rights advocacy – at the same time as dominant policy proposals continue clinging to the status quo. In particular, an opinion piece by Roger... Keep reading »
September 3, 2009 | Health
In a new blog post on the Open Forum of Harvard's Health and Human Rights Journal , NESRI's Human Right to Health Program Director, Anja Rudiger, talks about her recent visit to Montana, where NESRI and the Montana Human Rights Network conducted focus group discussions on the health needs and... Keep reading »