October 16th. Fight for your (Human) Rights
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed
with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent
and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any
criminal charge against him.
Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man’s self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear
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- Blog Action Day 2013 – Human Rights #BAD13 (saskboy.wordpress.com)
- The Human Rights Tour 2013 – London 17 Oct (amnestybg.wordpress.com)
- The Russian threat to human rights in Europe (ironcloset.wordpress.com)
- Why blogging matters: A message from Salil Shetty for Blog Action Day 2013 (amnesty.org.nz)
- EU awards top human rights award to Malala Yousafzai (globalnews.ca)
- Report Says China Should Ratify UN Human Rights Covenant (theepochtimes.com)