453. VIVA LA COMUNICACIÓN! ABAJO LA TELE-COMUNICACIÓN! THERE ARE NO LONGER VISIONS, THERE ARE TELE-VISIONS; WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE HUMAN RELATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS? »

-Television is chewing gum for the eyes. (Frank Lloyd Wright)

Do not be fooled: The media are ‘ideology formers’. We have to hold Read more…

454. THE CHALLENGE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS UNFORTUNATELY OFTEN IS THAT THEY HAVE TO DRIVE THE TRAIN AT THE SAME TIME THAT THEY ARE LAYING THE TRACKS. »

-Activists’ work is about recruiting the heart and training the brain. (Hesperian Foundation)

1. For a good human rights activist, a problem Read more…

455. TRUE DEMOCRACY IS ACTUALLY ‘THE’ DELIVERY SYSTEM OF HUMAN RIGHTS. (Shula Koenig) »

-Democracy was born at the local level, and that is where we can win it back. (Barcelone en Comú)

Human rights violations are Read more…

456. WHAT WE ARE NOT DOING THROUGH THE SDGs IS MEASURING THE DISPARITY REDUCTION RATIO* FROM HERE TO 2030. »

*: i.e., the annual rate at which each country is closing the gap between its current economic disparity score and the best expected Read more…

457. THE DANGER OF ABUSING HISTORY IS THAT IT FLATTENS OUT THE COMPLEXITY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF THE HAVE-NOTS AND LEAVES NO ROOM FOR DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PAST. (M. MacMillan) »

Let me start with a disclaimer

-Have we been bewitched by history? -Why has history, that was a goddess for Hegel, eventually Read more…

458. GLOBALIZATION PUTS THE FREEDOM OF PRIVATE BUSINESS ABOVE THE FREEDOM OF PEOPLE AND THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS. HUMAN BEINGS BECOME HUMAN RESOURCES. »

Globalization is obviously rewarding already acquired capital, not human beings

1. Those left out from the benefits of globalization look up at Read more…

459. DEALING WITH THE ISSUE OF THE HUMAN RIGHT TO HEALTH. »

-So many people have no other teacher than the street and no other doctor than death. (Eduardo Galeano, Apuntes para Fin de Siglo) Read more…

460. IT LOOKS AND FEELS TO MANY OF US THAT BELIEVE IN HUMAN RIGHTS THAT THIS IS NOT A TIME FOR CELEBRATIONS. »

Human rights: Food for a non-celebratory thought

Human Rights Reader 460

-We rather ought to look with serious concern on the more immediate Read more…

461. THE HUMAN RIGHTS STRUGGLE IS NOT A DAVID-AGAINST-GOLIATH-STRUGGLE; IT IS A HUNDREDS-OF-THOUSANDS-OF-DAVIDS-AGAINST-GOLIATH-STRUGGLE. (Joanna Siddhou) (part 1 of 2) »

Human rights: Food for a David against Goliath thought

Human Rights Reader 461

The problem is that, in the struggle, ‘having an interest Read more…

462. THE HUMAN RIGHTS STRUGGLE IS NOT A DAVID-AGAINST-GOLIATH-STRUGGLE; IT IS A HUNDREDS-OF-THOUSANDS-OF-DAVIDS-AGAINST-GOLIATH-STRUGGLE. (Joanna Siddhou) (part 2 of 2) »

Human rights: Food for a David against Goliath thought (2)

Human Rights Reader 462

It is politically delicate to interfere in the very Read more…