Wednesday, October 24, 2001

It is important for everyone to read and re-read the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights at least every couple years.

It disturbs me to recognize that such a bold document would never make it past a first draft in this "modern" world.

How shameful it is that there are so many active human rights violations going on in my own city, province and country! Off-hand (I just did another read through) I can think of cases where the following articles of the Declaration are either outright violated, or otherwise interfered with, in my country: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28. Keeping in mind that if we include the actions of corporations and the government abroad, nearly every article would be subject to violation.

As a social justice, pro-democracy and environmental activist -- I've got my work cut out for me...


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