465. THE ATTACKS ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT ARE NOW COMING FROM ‘DEMOCRATICALLY’ ELECTED GOVERNMENTS, AS OPPOSED TO THE DICTATORSHIPS OF THE PAST. »

Human rights: Food for a socially pathological thought

Human Rights Reader 465

1. Mental health constructs under capitalism entail accepting a ‘pathological normalcy’, Read more…

464. USING HUMAN RIGHTS ONLY RHETORICALLY MERELY PROVIDES A PATINA OF LEGITIMACY TO WHAT IS A VACUOUS UNDERSTANDING OF DEVELOPMENT. (Alicia Yamin) »

Human rights: Food for the wrong use of a thought

Human Rights Reader 464

-He who controls the definition controls the policy.

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463. THE GREAT PANDEMICS ARE NO LONGER TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITOES, VIRUSES OR BACTERIA; THEY ARE CURRENTLY TRANSMITTED BY BIG TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS.* (Alejandro Calvillo, El Poder del Consumidor, Mexico) »

Human rights: Food for a pandemic thought

Human Rights Reader 463

*: Also rightly called ‘corporate vectors of disease’ (Lucy Gilmore) or ‘harm 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…

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…

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…

127. IS INEQUALITY A CLEAR INFRINGEMENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHT TO HEALTH? »

Essays
210

Claudio Schuftan, Ho Chi Minh City cschuftan@phmovement.org

Abstract

Inequality in health is a morally significant fact in itself. Yet the current status Read more…

126. APPLYING THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK IS NOT “A” DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVE; IT IS “THE” ROAD TO AN ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS (People’s Health Movement Latin America) »

Essays
226

Claudio Schuftan, People’s Health Movement, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Abstract Historically, political elites adopted the idea of human rights if, and Read more…

125. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONISTS REALLY CARED MORE ABOUT HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION FROM A RIGHT TO NUTRITION PERSPECTIVE? »

Essays
199

Claudio Schuftan

The current malnutrition problem around the world is not its double burden, but it is multiple burdens.

Thus the question 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…