July 1, 2009 | Health
In an Op-Ed from the Helena Independent Record entitled “Immigrants Wouldn’t Be Burden on Health Plan”, Shahid Haque-Hausrath, the managing attorney of the Border Crossing Law Firm in Helena, writes “The vast majority of Montanans believe that access to affordable health care is a fundamental human right, and have voiced their overwhelming support for health care reform that will ensure... Keep reading »
June 29, 2009 | Work with Dignity
Last week, leaders of the food justice movement - including Eric Schlosser and Robert Kenner, producer and director of the hard-hitting new documentary "Food, Inc." - sent a strongly worded letter to Chipotle demanding that they "work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) as a true partner in the protection of... Keep reading »
June 28, 2009 | Health
In an article entitled “Vermonters Must Lead the Way,” which appeared in the Burlington Free Press, NESRI Partner James Haslam of the Vermont Workers’ Center responds to what he sees as a lot of “tinkering around the edges of a health care mess.”  Haslam suggests that... Keep reading »
June 24, 2009 | Education
NESRI and other members of the Student Safety Coalition testified at a public hearing held by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) on the Discipline Code.  NESRI criticized changes proposed by the DOE which continue to prioritize zero-tolerance suspensions and removals, and instead recommended that the DOE adopt positive models for discipline that are consistent with fundamental... Keep reading »
June 23, 2009 | Education
 The Dignity in Schools Campaign was cited in a recent article entitled “Black Male Conundrum” which appeared in the Catalyst Chicago.  The article references DSC’s advocacy around having federal stimulus money be targeted toward programs that promote... Keep reading »
June 22, 2009 | Economic and Social Rights
The Center for American Progress has just released a new study authored by Bill Schultz entitled "The Power of Justice:  Applying International Human Rights Standards to American Domestic Practices."  To view the report... Keep reading »
June 22, 2009 | Health
A new book entitled Realizing the Right to Health, Volume III in the Swiss Human Rights Book series, edited by Mary Robinson and Andrew Clapham, was launched at an international symposium in Geneva entitled "Realizing the Right to Health: Whose Role is it Anyway?" For more information on the launch program ... Keep reading »
June 21, 2009 | Health
A video report from The Real News Network entitled "Health care a human right?" spotlights Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) co-chair and single-payer advocate Margarat Flowers’s recent testimony to Congress.  In her testimony, Flowers states, “Health... Keep reading »

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