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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

human rights

The subject of Human Rights is an oft neglected subject. And you know what? It's sad, because it's really one of the basic concepts on which our modern society is founded.

A brief excursion into a few classic literary works helps light the way: Have you read the Declaration of Independence, and the United States Constitution? And when you did, did you think about what they must've gone through prior to that which led them to write such documents? And then there are works such as 1984 by George Orwell, and a host of other books of that ilk. Some would say that such works are extravagent in their efforts to warn people of the dangers of letting our Human Rights wash away and become forgotten. However, in my humble opinion, it is only those who have chosen not too look at the past who would say such a thing. As the saying goes: History often repeats itself (unless someone does something about it - I might add).

And, with that said, it's good to see that there is something actually happening on this. Here are some links that I've found:

Human Rights Violations in France

An Interesting Article on Alain Vivien

Some Personal Stories of Human Rights Violations

A Discussion of the French Constitution as Regards Human Rights

Companies That Have Been Discriminated Against

"French McCarthyism"

About Citizens Commission on Human Rights


  • Human Rights are definitely something that we need to pay more attention to these days.

    By Blogger Blackfoot, at 1:47 AM  

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