January 29, 2008 | Education
This letter was in reponse to the NY Daily News article - 5-year-old boy handcuffed. Keep reading »
January 29, 2008 | Education
 NESRI participated in the rally in Jena, LA and a town hall meeting in Alexandria, LA on September 20, 2007. The meeting "Restoring the Human Right to Education: Abolishing the School to Prison Pipeline" featured a panel of experts. Below is the presentation given by NESRI Executive Director, Cathy Albisa. Thursday, September 20, 2007 – ... Keep reading »
January 27, 2008 | Work with Dignity
Cathy Albisa, NESRI Executive Director, wrote an article, "What Does Burger King Have to do with Modern Day Slavery in U.S. Agriculture?" that appears on the DMIBlog. "Slavery and forced labor are universally condemned as amongst the most profound violations of human rights and dignity. Yet, modern day slavery is ongoing and systematic, including within the United States. In the last decade... Keep reading »
January 25, 2008 | Education
NESRI has released this statement in response to the human rights crisis in U.S. schools: January 25, 2008 In New York City on January 17, a five year-old kindergarten student was handcuffed by a school safety agent and sent to a psychiatric ward for evaluation after throwing a tantrum and shoving items off of his principal’s desk. This disturbing incident is just one example of the... Keep reading »
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 »


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