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 »
February 27, 2019 | Health
The Medicare for All Act of 2019 "sets a new standard for universally and equitably guaranteeing healthcare as a human right in the United States." That's according to a new comprehensive assessment (pdf) of the legislation released Wednesday by the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative. Keep reading »
February 27, 2019 | Health
The Act Would Set a New Standard for Guaranteeing Health Care as a Human Right in the United States, the Assessment Finds Keep reading »
February 20, 2019 | Health
Splinter has published a great piece, "The Only Guide to 'Medicare for All' That You Will Ever Need," that explains the health care debate currently playing out in the Democratic Party between calls for "Medicare for All" and proposals for a "public option." Author Timothy Faust explains: "I couldn’t fault anyone for getting confused when candidates talk about “Medicare for All,” or... Keep reading »
February 1, 2019 | Health
The following op-ed was written by Mark James, a member of the Southern Maine Workers' Center, with Meaghan LaSala, the board chair of the Workers’ Center   Medicaid work requirements don’t work. Mills was right to reject them. On Tuesday, Gov. Janet Mills ... Keep reading »
January 30, 2019 | Health
Residents and activists opposed to the scheduled closure of UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster are expected to assemble outside the county government this afternoon. Tammy Rojas, a member with Put People First! PA Lancaster, a grassroots organization focused on healthcare access and social equity, said the rally will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday outside the Lancaster County Government Center at 150 N. Queen... Keep reading »

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