March 18, 2009 | Health
NESRI Press Release, March 17, 2009 Health Care Reform Must Meet Human Rights Standards: 10 Principles for Financing Health Care In response to President Obama’s eight principles for health care reform, the Human Right to Health Program, run by... Keep reading »
March 17, 2009 | Health
 In response to President Obama’s eight principles for health care reform, the Human Right to Health Program, run by the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative and the National Health Law Program, has released ten human rights principles for financing health care. The ten principles set down markers for health care reformers to help them meet human rights standards. Taken... Keep reading »
March 12, 2009 | Education
 Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) have released a trailer of their new documentary Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline. Watch the trailer and find out what's happening in New... Keep reading »
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 »


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