NESRI Interviews Christine Kaufmann on the Human Right to Health Care

NESRI Interviews Christine Kaufmann on the Human Right to Health Care

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December, 1969
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Grading the Katrina Recovery

Grading the Katrina Recovery

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September 9, 2009
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Two Online Calls for the Human Right to Health Care

Two Online Calls for the Human Right to Health Care

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August 21, 2009

With the national health care debate raging through the summer, two new online articles call attention to the need to reframe the fight for real health care reform in human rights terms.

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NESRI mourns Marilyn Clement, human rights advocate

NESRI mourns Marilyn Clement, human rights advocate

NESRI deeply mourns the loss of Marilyn Clement, a great human rights advocate. Marilyn was an inspiration to all of us, and she set a wonderful example of what it means to work for rights and justice for all. One of her many legacies is the emerging shift in discourse from health care as a commodity to health care as a right.

OpenForum Blog Post: Why "Health Insurance Reform" Fails to Meet Human Rights Principles

OpenForum Blog Post: Why "Health Insurance Reform" Fails to Meet Human Rights Principles

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July 30, 2009
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Anja Rudiger
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OpenForum

NESRI's Human Right to Health Program Director, Anja Rudiger, posted "Why 'Health Insurance Reform' Fails to Meet Human Rights Principles" on OpenForum, a blog supported by the community of Health and Human Rights: An International Journal.

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NESRI's Partner James Haslam Featured in "Vermonters Must Lead the Way"

NESRI's Partner James Haslam Featured in "Vermonters Must Lead the Way"

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June 28, 2009
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James Haslam
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Burlington Free Press

In an article entitled “Vermonters Must Lead the Way,” which appeared in the Burlington Free Press, NESRI Partner James Haslam of the Vermont Workers’ Center responds to what he sees as a lot of “tinkering around the edges of a health care mess.”  Haslam suggests that Vermonters will need to lead the way by establishing health care not as a market commodity, but as a basic right.”  He continues, “Having health care as a right means that we’ll pool our money together

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The Questions our Health Care Debate Ignores

The Questions our Health Care Debate Ignores

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March 9, 2009

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 statistics superior?"  He goes on to suggest that “if healthcare is a public good and a human right, the domination of private interests must be curtailed.”

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Special Rapporteur Reports to UN Human Rights Council

Special Rapporteur Reports to UN Human Rights Council

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March 9, 2009
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Raquel Rolnik
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United Nations

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 adopting a rights-based, rather than commodity-based approach to housing. 

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Challenging Chipocrisy: "Food With Integrity" Must Respect Farmworkers' Human Rights

Challenging Chipocrisy: "Food With Integrity" Must Respect Farmworkers' Human Rights

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December, 1969
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Teachers Talk: School Culture, Safety and Human Rights

Teachers Talk: School Culture, Safety and Human Rights

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December, 1969
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