March 9, 2009 | Housing
The UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Ms Raquel Rolnik, made her first report to the UN Human Rights Council today.  The report, entitled "Promotion and Protection of all Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, including the Right to Development" makes some excellent comments on the impact of the current financial crisis on housing and the importance of... Keep reading »
March 9, 2009 | Health
Joe Conason, in an article published on Salon entitled “The Questions Our Healthcare Debate Ignores,” poses the questions: "Why does every developed nation except the U.S. have universal healthcare? Why do they pay half as much in medical costs? Why are their infant mortality and longevity... Keep reading »
March 9, 2009 | Health
In an article entitled “The Emerging Healthcare Sell-Out”, Shamus Cooke writes “Healthcare is a human right.  Obama’s attempt to leave this socially precious industry in the hands of greedy individuals motivated only by profit is unacceptable.”  Keep reading »
February 21, 2009 | Housing
NESRI allies Sam Jackson and Stephanie Mingo, New Orleans housing activists, published an article critiquing a draft proposal by five progressive non-profits providing policy recommendations to the U.S. Congress concerning the promotion of affordable housing in the storm devastated areas of the Gulf Coast. The main criticism of their article is that the... Keep reading »
February 20, 2009 | Housing
Following Capital Hill and White House visits last week by NESRI partner Sam Jackson of Mayday New Orleans and other grassroots leaders with the Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights and the... Keep reading »
February 20, 2009 | Health
The Bennington Banner reported on the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign, featuring activists from the Vermont Workers’ Center denouncing Gov. Douglas’ proposed cuts to state health programs as “a basic attack on the human right to health care." Read the entire article here. Keep reading »
February 16, 2009 | Health
The Montana State Senate held a hearing on establishing the right to health care in the state. The constitutional amendment was introduced by Senator Christine Kaufmann. Keep reading »
February 12, 2009 | Housing
NESRI joins human rights and housing justice organizations across the country in decrying the eviction of residents from New Orleans' Lafitte Public Housing Development. Keep reading »
February 10, 2009 | Work with Dignity
Over 200 domestic workers from the New York City area and their supporters will travel to Albany to meet with legislators and push for passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (A1470).  At 12:30 in 9 LCA Press Room: Legislative Office Building, Room 130, domestic workers will testify about their experiences and supporters will address the need for the bill. View the... Keep reading »
February 10, 2009 | Work with Dignity
Lucas Benitez of NESRI partner the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) presented at the United Nations’ launch of World Social Justice Day. See the event program, photos and video here. Read his... Keep reading »

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