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 »
June 19, 2009 | Health
In an E-Alert released today, AI USA stated that the current draft of health care reform legislation falls far short of fulfilling a human rights vision. AI USA suggests that one reason for this is that single-payer advocates, a crucial human rights constituency, have been largely excluded from the reform process. In fact,... Keep reading »
June 17, 2009 | Housing
This week a Biloxi, Mississippi zoning ordinance was introduced to the Biloxi City Council to push people still living in FEMA trailers off their own land. NESRI stands united with Biloxi residents, Hope CDA, MS Center for Justice and dozens of other groups who oppose this latest indignity. Advocates from across the country are urging elected officials to “Stand Up for Human Rights, Vote... Keep reading »
June 12, 2009 | Housing
The Department of Geography at the University of Washington has awarded its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Team Award to Christian Williams, Jessica Nguyen, Cody Burkholz, and Chris Slotta, for their project "Measuring H.O.P.E. VI's Impact on Public Housing Communities in the United States," completed in collaboration with the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative. Keep reading »


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