January 23, 2008 | Health
Anja Rudiger, NESRI Human Right to Health Director, published the following article, "Presidential Candidates Are Not Serious About Protecting Our Health" on the DMIBlog. "As the primary season is heating up, the leading contenders get increasingly anxious to distinguish themselves from each other. During ... Keep reading »
October 10, 2007 | Health
Alan Jenkins,  Executive Director of the Opportunity Agenda, links President Bush's comments on Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the President's failure to enact health policies to advance the human right to health care in the United States. [...]The president's focus on Article 25 was remarkable for at least two reasons. First, although the United States... Keep reading »
October 10, 2007 | Education
An article published on the NYCLU's website, "Students, Educators, Advocates Call for an End to Aggressive, Excessive Police Presence in NYC Public Schools," quotes NESRI's Liz Sullivan.  Read it here. Keep reading »
September 24, 2007 | Education
"An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 demonstrators filled the streets of Jena, Louisiana this past Thursday in support of six African-American teenagers initially charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white classmate."  Read the entire article. Keep reading »
September 17, 2007 | Education
Human rights groups call on Governor of Louisiana to condemn the hanging of nooses from a tree at Jena High School and ensure review of the criminal proceedings against the Jena 6. Read the press release below. Keep reading »
September 17, 2007 | Education
On Friday, September 14, 2007, the state appeals court in Lake Charles, Louisiana threw out the aggravated battery conviction of Mychal Bell, one of the Jena Six students, stating that he should not have been tried and convicted as an adult for his alleged role in last year’s fight with a white high school classmate in Jena, La.  Read the entire press release below. Keep reading »
July 12, 2007 | Housing
On July 11, 2007, the Urban Poor Consortium held a demonstration of solidarity for Katrina's survivors in front of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. This demonstration was organized by members of the Second Asian Delegataion that visited the Gulf Coast in July 2007. They attempted to give their statement to the U.S. embassy, but they refused to accept it. Keep reading »
July 8, 2007 | Housing
From July 1st to July 6th, 2007, as a part of the ongoing exchange, the Asian Delegation visited our Gulf Coast Activists' communitions and organizations to see what they have accomplished since their trip to Asia last fall. Here are some photos! Asian Delegates visit Rev. Frederick Fields' Mount... Keep reading »
June 5, 2007 | Education
"I had a B, but because I was suspended it dropped to an F. The teacher encouraged me to enroll in continuation school." "They acted like they did not want him there anymore." Testimonials like these, from parents and students in South Los Angeles public schools shed light on the tragedy beneath the so-called "dropout crisis" – an educational system where the lack of positive supports... Keep reading »

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