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 »
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 »
April 11, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The control of land determines who is displaced and who reaps wealth. Communities of color, in particular Black and Indigenous communities, have suffered a long history of displacement from land and housing leading to instability and contributing to the racial wealth gap. Can grassroots efforts to create community land trusts offer an alternative framework for just land use and permanently... Keep reading »
March 21, 2019 | Health
The Nation summarizes our recent human rights assessment of the Medicare for All Act, explaining how treating health care as a human right requires guaranteeing equal access to all and building accountability, transparency, and participatory democracy into the health care system. Medicare for All is the only proposal out there that meets those standards. Keep reading »
March 15, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights
NESRI joins with our Muslim family and broader community in mourning in the aftermath of this horrific white supremacist mass shooting. You are not alone. We stand with you. We weep with you. We will not forget your loved ones. In their name, we pledge to rise up against white supremacy -- in our institutions, on our streets, online, in our homes, and in our own hearts. We also encourage people... Keep reading »
March 8, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
In 1909, women in New York City first commemorated “National Women’s Day,” a decade before women secured the right to vote. The movement was often confrontation and fractious organizing marches and protests, and driven by grassroots energy. In 1975, The United Nations formally recognized International Women’s Day, as women took the international stage demanding the world recognize that women's... Keep reading »

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