432. PEOPLE TOO OFTEN LOWER THEIR GAZE AND SUBMIT TO THE OVERWHELMING POWER OF THOSE WHO GOVERN US. »

In reality, if people get closer and look those who govern us in the eye they will often be astonished by their mediocrity. Read more…

431. CONVENTIONAL HISTORY HIDES A WHOLE LEGACY OF HISTORICAL INEQUALITIES, STRUCTURAL DISADVANTAGES, GENDER DIFFERENCES AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, AS WELL AS BIASES IN HOW LAWS AND POLICIES HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED THROUGHOUT. »

1. Conventional historians are inclined to use histori¬cal information of previous historians to supplement what they find during their research and to flesh Read more…

430. I HAVE DERIVED MY POLITICS FROM ETHICS… IT IS BECAUSE I SWEAR BY ETHICS THAT I FIND MYSELF IN POLITICS. »

The end justifies the means when something justifies the end (Joseph Stalin)

1. In case you have not noticed it, consensus positions Read more…

429. YOUR BELIEFS DO NOT MAKE YOU A BETTER PERSON, YOUR BEHAVIOR DOES. »

-If you do not have the courage of living the way you think, you end up thinking the way you live. (Albino Gomez) Read more…

428. ANY SITUATION, AS BAD AS IT HAS BECOME, CAN GET WORSE. (Ho Chi Minh) »

-In the post-truth era, it is not pessimism that is called-for, realism is. Perhaps truth will ultimately survive and there will be a Read more…

427. OF DATA, COMMUNICATIONS, THE MEDIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS. »

In development work, there is a tendency to confuse political discourse with technical knowledge, enhancing the power of select experts over a) political Read more…

426. GIVEN THE STRONG RESISTANCE BY STATES TO ANY TRUE ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS IN AGENDA 2030, WILL THE SDGs LEAD TO STATES AIMING TO ACHIEVE ‘HUMAN-RIGHTS-DEVOID-OF-MEANING’ INDICATORS? »

We cannot create the impression that the SDGs are a normative rather than a political framework. The SDGs are a political compromise, one Read more…

425. NEOLIBERALISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS: WHEN THE NEW ADOPTS THE CLOTHES OF THE OLD. (Harriet Friedmann) »

Nothing disappears until it is truly replaced. (Auguste Comte)

1. Neoliberalism is not really new. It is actually an even more anti-social version Read more…

124. THE VIEW FROM ORTHODOXY: POINT/COUNTERPOINT ON GLOBALIZATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS. »

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Claudio Schuftan MD September 1, 2017

Key words: Human rights, globalization, contradictions

IJHS, 2017 

Setting the stage

The two decades following the Cold Read more…

123. WHO’s WORK IN RELATION TO HEALTH AND NUTRITION SHOULD COUNTER THE PRIVATIZATION AGENDA, BUT DOES IT? »

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Donor countries (the US in particular) continue to push WHO towards working with industry through ‘multi‐stakeholder partnerships’, rather than giving WHO the chance Read more…