Wednesday, December 10, 2008

International Human Rights Day

Today is Wednesday, 10 December 2008.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted 60 years ago this date, and is still more honoured in the breach than in the observance. By happenstance, the MoB is marking the anniversary in a most symbolic way: the heating failed last night, it’s 28 degrees at noon, and the repair technician won’t arrive until late in the day.

Which puts me in mind of the billions, activists and ordinary persons, who suffered and continue to suffer, due to a lack of human and economic rights, extremities of cold and heat, malnutrition, deprivation of medical services, suppression of free expression, etc.

The citizens of the American Empire have a special responsibility to demand that the incoming Presidential administration strictly honour the UDHR.


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