August 5, 2014
The US cannot credibly advocate for human rights abroad while failing to protect them at home. A decade ago, I joined a group of human rights advocates to found the National Economic and Social... Keep reading »
July 18, 2014
Health care is one of those things that always caused Sandra Schlosser a lot of anxiety. “It was something I had always struggled with — I always owed some health care provider, or was on some... Keep reading »
June 23, 2014
It’s a bit of an urban myth that summer is the time for teenagers to get in trouble: They are not in school, they have plenty of time on their hands, weather and spirits are hot, and everyone’s out... Keep reading »
June 23, 2014
Photo: Jackie Schechter. Senior Judith Nkwor is a peer mediator at Validus Prep. It’s a clear morning in mid-June, and Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx has that end-of-the-school-year feel... Keep reading »
June 20, 2014
Photo: Jackie Schechter. Inside Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, which has a number of restorative justice programs. The city is poised to dramatically expand restorative justice programs... Keep reading »
June 18, 2014
A new report from the Commonwealth Fund reminds us that the U.S. health care system is broken: despite spending more on health care than any other nation on earth, the U.S. ranks dead last in a study... Keep reading »
June 16, 2014
LaborNotes reports on the groundswell of state-by-state organizing for universal, publicly financed healthcare, citing the leadership of the Vermont Workers' Center in building a winning model. One... Keep reading »
June 5, 2014
The following article from was written by Greg Asbed of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a worker-based human rights organization and NESRI partner, and Sean Sellers of the... Keep reading »
June 3, 2014
GOP state lawmaker who chairs group calls report 'wake up' A prominent state lawmakers’ advisory group issued a major report Tuesday warning of the “school to prison” pipeline and offering multiple... Keep reading »
May 29, 2014
Students stage a show to urge Baltimore city schools to end its association with Energy Answers' planned trash-to-energy incinerator. Addressing the Baltimore City School Commissioners, Leah Rozier... Keep reading »



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