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Blog Action Day 2013 #BAD2013, #HumanRights, #Oct16

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Blog Action Day 2011

October 16th. Fight for your (Human) Rights

ARTICLE 1

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

brotherhood.

ARTICLE 5

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

or punishment.

ARTICLE 10

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.

Action 4

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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Author: Opinioni in corso

Dissertatore Presenzialista. Docente di Lettere e Media victim. Appassionato di social web e blogging.

One thought on “Blog Action Day 2013 #BAD2013, #HumanRights, #Oct16

  1. Pingback: What are these “human rights” anyway? #bad2013 #humanrights | The Smith Compound @ WordPress

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