July 7, 2008 | Health
Binaries are a central theme in American political culture. From a two party political system (which, at election time, gives rise to another binary – winners and losers) to an economy which increasingly creates haves and have-nots, this diverse country is often broken down into only two, usually unequal categories. One of the most persistent binaries in recent years – those who... Keep reading »
July 6, 2008 | Health
A human rights vision for health care is not modest.  But it doesn’t need many words.  Let’s try it: We need a health care system that ·      meets the needs of everyone, ... Keep reading »
June 24, 2008 | Health
Health care in the U.S. is inundated with bureaucratic and administrative logjams and snafus, as well as intentional efforts to deny people the care they need. A recent article is illustrative of how myopic policies and procedures serve to deflect attention from core health care needs and further impede access to care in the U.S. According to an... Keep reading »
June 13, 2008 | Housing
Last week, the New York Times published a story detailing reactions from long-time community members to the recent leaps in Harlem’s gentrification. Residents are banding together to protest the rapid changes to their neighborhood, changes they fear will force them from homes made newly unaffordable by development – some would say predatory development – and thereby destroy the... Keep reading »
June 11, 2008 | Housing
"The U.S. government passed the Housing Act of 1949 that created public subsidized housing and guaranteed every citizen the right to a decent place to live. Now, over a half-century later, low-income Americans are facing a public housing crisis that remains hidden under the foreclosure issue that is getting more attention.  Is that 1949 guarantee of decent housing for everyone in this... Keep reading »
June 9, 2008 | Housing
Would the U.S. government take victims rendered homeless due to natural disaster and place them in temporary shelters filled with toxic gas for over two years? The answer is a horrifying and resounding, Yes.   Keep reading »
June 6, 2008 | Education
A group of NYC high school students formed Youth Researchers For A New Education System (YRNES) in partnership with ICOPE and the Education is a Human Right Campaign to survey and interview NYC public school students. Their findings highlight the unequal... Keep reading »
May 19, 2008 | Education
It is a concept that has been taking hold slowly among parents, students and activists: dignity in public schools. This month, the Dignity in Schools Campaign launched its website – www.dignityinschools.org – and the collective of organizations, including NESRI, that have come together to form this campaign have begun a... Keep reading »
March 8, 2008 | Work with Dignity
200 years ago the United States abolished the slave trade, but even today it has not been able to abolish the practice of slavery within its borders. Please support our partner, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' (CIW), struggle against modern–day slavery and inhumane work conditions in the agricultural industry in the United... Keep reading »


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