Thursday, December 11, 2008

60 years old plus 1 day

Universal Declaration of Human Rights animation

The 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was yesterday. Amnesty International USA has a history of its passage in the US. It's not a very pretty picture because the old line conservative Dixicrats of the South, who later became the right-wing of the GOP, did not want those rights applied to African Americans.

A very good 'must read' from Amnesty International USA Magazine...
Eyes off the Prize

Price of Silence

Lynchings (for those who read the above article from AI)

We're still a country divided over basic human rights. Some correctly believe they're for everybody, but sadly, too many want them just for they're particular group. This seems to be a predominately white conservative disease in this country.

Obama, Gitmo, and Rendition-1/2

Obama, Gitmo, and Rendition-2/2


Report: Spokane psychologist key in expanding torture

Report Blames Rumsfeld for Detainee Abuses


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