May Day Rally For Human Right to Work with Dignity in Baltimore

May Day Rally For Human Right to Work with Dignity in Baltimore

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May 5, 2010

On Saturday, May 1, roughly 300 people, led by NESRI partner the United Workers, marched for human rights in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  Having declared the harbor a "Human Rights Zone," Our Harbor Day was the latest effort by the United Workers in their campaign to win a living wage and respect and dignity for all workers at the harbor.  The focal point of the day was a four act play that culminated in a final scene in which a giant puppet of Harriet Tubman evoked the spirit o

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Huge Turnout at Vermont Rally for "Healthcare is a Human Right"

Huge Turnout at Vermont Rally for "Healthcare is a Human Right"

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May 5, 2010

Vermonters from all across the state converged on the Vermont Statehouse on May 1st to demonstrate for recognizing health care as a human right in Vermont and providing it as a public good by implementing a single-payer, universal health care system.  Organized by NESRI partner the Vermont Workers’ Center, over a thousand people marched from the Montpelier City Hall down to the capital building accompanied by drums, dancers, puppets, balloons and signs supporting universal health care.  NESRI, the

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Join the May Day "Healthcare is a Human Right" Rally in Montpelier, Vermont

Join the May Day "Healthcare is a Human Right" Rally in Montpelier, Vermont

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April 29, 2010

Thousands of Vermonters from across the state will gather at the Statehouse lawn on Saturday, May 1, for the "Healthcare Is A Human Right" Rally. The Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign was launched in 2008 by NESRI Partner Vermont Workers' Center to build a grassroots network across the state that is strong enough to change what's "politically possible" in health care reform.

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United Workers to Rally for Human Right to Work with Dignity on May Day

United Workers to Rally for Human Right to Work with Dignity on May Day

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April 28, 2010

After more than a year of planning and preparation, hundreds of Baltimore's low-wage workers and allies will tell the "people's history of the Inner Harbor" on May 1, 2010 through a series of elaborate storytelling performances intended to draw attention to poverty-wages and poor working conditions in Baltimore's premiere tourist and entertainment district.

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Louisiana School Suspension, Expulsion Rates Criticized As Excessive

Louisiana School Suspension, Expulsion Rates Criticized As Excessive

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April 20, 2010

Louisiana public schools expel students at five times the national rate and issue out-of-school suspensions at twice the rate of the rest of the country, according to a report released Tuesday by Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.

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New Report Documents How Harsh Discipline in Louisiana Schools Denies the Right to Education

New Report Documents How Harsh Discipline in Louisiana Schools Denies the Right to Education

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April 20, 2010

NESRI and its partner Friends and Families of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) released a report today entitled Pushed Out: Harsh Discipline in Louisiana Schools Denies the Right to Education.

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NESRI Submits UPR Report on Economic and Social Rights in the United States

NESRI Submits UPR Report on Economic and Social Rights in the United States

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April 14, 2010
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Vermont's Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign Celebrates Senate's Passage of Rights-based Health Care Bill

Vermont's Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign Celebrates Senate's Passage of Rights-based Health Care Bill

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April 8, 2010

Last night the Vermont Senate passed the "Healthy Vermont" bill (S.88) by a majority of 28-2. This is a victory for the "Healthcare Is A Human Right" Campaign led by NESRI ally, the Vermont Workers’ Center. The bill calls for the hiring of consultants to design three health care models, one of which must be a single payer system that is administered by government, publicly financed, and decoupled from employment.

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Seeking Endorsements for New Draft Report on Economic and Social Rights in the United States

Seeking Endorsements for New Draft Report on Economic and Social Rights in the United States

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April 8, 2010

In collaboration with our partners, NESRI has drafted a report on Economic and Social Rights in the United States, which we will submit to the United Nation’s Universal Period Review. The report is now open for endorsements by organizations. Please email your endorsement, questions and feedback to anja[at]nesri.org by noon, Wednesday, April 14.

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"Pushed Out and Pushing Back in New Orleans"

"Pushed Out and Pushing Back in New Orleans"

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April 7, 2010
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