438. THERE ARE INDEED WAYS IN WHICH THE RIGHT TO HEALTH CAN AID PRIORITY SETTING. (Benedict Rumbold) »

Fair priority setting is essential to the realization of the right to health.

1. Achieving justice in health-care priority setting involves applying Read more…

437. THE STORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS FOREMOST A HISTORY OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THEIR STRUGGLES. (ESCR-net) »

Where we came from

Having concentrated too long on the basic human needs approach was a time consuming diversion from any serious Read more…

436. HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ARE NOT A MYTH! …BUT MYTHS KEEP US FROM ENDING THEM. (Food First) »

-To better learn from purported development miracles, it is necessary to demystify them. (Jomo Sundaram) -Myths about human rights are like zombies that Read more…

435. TWO EVILS HAUNT US: THE ABUSE BY THE POWERFUL AND THE IGNORANCE OF THE MASSES OF THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS. »

-As relates to the abuse of power, take the issue of transnational corporations (e.g., ‘Big Food’): As evident from their trade associations and Read more…

434. MIND YOU, IF NATURE WERE A BANK, THE RICH WOULD HAVE ALREADY SAVED IT. (Eduardo Galeano 1940-2015) »

-The most successful transnational corporations in the world are those that are maiming the planet and many of its people –and the rich Read more…

433. HUMAN RIGHTS WORK IS NOT JUST ABOUT FIGHTING AGAINST INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS AND EXISTING INSTITUTIONALIZED INEQUALITIES. IT UNAVOIDABLY REQUIRES STRUGGLING OVER POWER ISSUES AND DEFYING WHOLE SYSTEMS OF THOUGHT. (Open Human Rights) »

A tough period is ahead of us, charged with many challenges. We have to think hard, reflect; we have to (re)invent and continue Read more…

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…