424. WHAT WE ARE DEFENDING IS NOTHING LESS THAN THE RIGHT TO HEALTH (!), NOT UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE PER-SE. »

[Adapted from Anchoring Universal Health Coverage in the RTH: What difference would it make? Policy Brief, WHO, 2015, G. Ooms and R. Hammond Read more…

423. THE PARTICIPATION RHETORIC HAS HIDDEN THE REALITY OF WHAT EXCLUSION IN HUMAN RIGHTS TERMS REALLY IS. »

Look at the travesty of language: ‘The excluded’ are the majority, no?; actually, the ‘included’ are the minority. [By the way: We, human Read more…

422. PRESIDENT OBAMA OFTEN REMINDED US THE ARC OF HISTORY IS LONG; BUT DOES IT BEND TOWARDS JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS? BENDING THE ARC OF HISTORY WE MUST. »

1. Here are a bunch of questions that have for long puzzled other critics and me

• Why is it that those who Read more…

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

[Excerpted from F&D, the IMF quarterly publication, 53:4, December 2016 (with human rights issues added)].

Setting the stage

1. The two decades following Read more…

420. RELIGIONS HAVE A STRONG POWER ON POLITICS, ON SOCIETY AND ON HUMAN RIGHTS: THEY SHAPE WORLD VIEWS, WAYS OF LIFE AND THE TYPE OF SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT OF MANY PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE. (N. Farouq) »

Religion and Science

1. Insofar as religion makes claims in the area of science –which it does, because it talks about creation, about Read more…

419. FOR THOSE OF US WHO ADVOCATE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IT IS NOT ABOUT JUST TO CONVINCE OTHERS, BUT TO RECOMMIT OURSELVES. (Ken Harvey) »

-Human rights activists cry out, not just to rescue others from their oppression, but to preserve what is left of their own dignity. Read more…

122 AS I SEE THE CHALLENGES OF THE UN DECADE OF NUTRITION: SOME KEY POINTS. »

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Letter to the Editor UNSCN NEWS 42, 2017, pp133-135

Point: A one-sided understanding of the foreseen Read more…

121 WHY POWER ONLY YIELDS TO COUNTER-POWER. »

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In the words of John Kenneth Galbraith, the essence of development work ough to be Read more…

120 ARE THE RIGHTS OF NATURE BEING TRAMPLED? A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS PERSPECTIVE. »

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

Abstract The paper explores the role transnational corporations under the capitalist accumulation regime have been Read more…

119 YES, RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE TOO NARROWLY DEFINED. »

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

Abstract

A short and well-justified critique of the concepts of resilience and sustainability as commonly Read more…