Human Rights

The Privilege of Being Human: Ecological Crisis and the Need to Challenge the Twenty Percent

Noam Chomsky on the Shredding of Our Fundamental Rights and the Common Good, AlterNet, July 10, 2012 – Recent events trace a threatening trajectory, sufficiently so that it may be worthwhile to look ahead a few generations to the millennium anniversary of one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights: the issuance of Magna Carta, the charter of Eng¬lish liberties imposed on King John in 1215.
What we do right now, or fail to do, will determine what kind of world will greet that anniversary. It is not an attractive prospect – not least because the Great Charter is being shredded before our eyes….

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations 1948

Universal Human Rights in Progressive Thought and Politics

Human Rights in History by Samuel Moyn, The Nation, August 11, 2010 

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