June 25, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights in the U.S.
Media and opinion polls have regularly described the key health policy decisions facing the country as a choice between government and private insurance. This misrepresentation depicts a choice between demonized "government health care" versus "private insurance" in which insurance companies are rendered invisible. In fact, the term “government health insurance" obscures the... Keep reading »
September 13, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Our last social contract during the New Deal era was a step forward for the human rights of workers. But it fell short of guaranteeing decent jobs for all, and for much of the 20th century divided workers along lines of race and gender.  As capital has globalized, employers have exploited divisions among workers along with the threat of joblessness to erode... Keep reading »
September 11, 2019 | Health
Expect More Health Industry Spin At Thursday’s Democratic Debate Andrew Perez | September 11, 2019   Hospital, drug, and insurance companies battling plans that would cut into their profits by providing health care for all Americans are spending money like it's 2009 again -- and using the same playbook to frame the debate. Major health insurance, hospital,... Keep reading »
August 29, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Creating A Vision For Putting People and the Planet First New Social Contract 2020   From the Center for Popular Democracy, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, Rights & Democracy Institute, Working Families Party, and organizations around the U.S.   This is an unprecedented historical moment. More than... Keep reading »
August 1, 2019 | Health
247 economists sent a letter to Congress supporting a universal, publicly financed, single-payer Medicare for All system to guarantee health care for all while also reducing health care costs. The letter has been... Keep reading »
July 1, 2019 | Health
‘Government-Run Healthcare’ Is a Product of Health Industry–Run Media  by MICHAEL CORCORAN   At the first of two Democratic debates (6/26/19), MSNBC host and moderator Lester Holt asked the... Keep reading »
May 20, 2019 | Health
219 economists have signed a public statement supporting Medicare for All. The letter calls the current health care system “exorbitant and wasteful” and asserts that “the time is now to create a universal, single-payer, Medicare for All health care system in the United States.” Keep reading »
April 30, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
NESRI stands against anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, two sides of the same white nationalist coin. We condemn last weekend's attack against the Jewish community in Poway, California, and the continued threats against Representative Ilhan Omar. We stand united against the atmosphere of hate fanned by media outlets and political leaders. We call for... Keep reading »
April 19, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
By Rob Robinson   Friends of MST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra, the Landless Workers' Movement of Brazil) welcomed leader Ayala Ferreira to NYC for a series of events at universities including Columbia, City University of New York Graduate Center and Rutgers University, Newark NJ.... Keep reading »
April 17, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
A rising wave of racist terror attacks, inspired by right wing media and politicians and fueled by social media networks, continues to target communities of color, Muslims, Jews, and the LGBT community. The... Keep reading »


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