Today is the 65th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • metta

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    Dec 10, 2013 4:17 PM GMT
    Today is the 65th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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    "We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind. This declaration may well become the international Magna Carta for all men everywhere. We hope its proclamation by the General Assembly will be an event comparable to the proclamation in 1789 [the French Declaration of the Rights of Citizens], the adoption of the Bill of Rights by the people of the US, and the adoption of comparable declarations at different times in other countries." - Eleanor Roosevelt


    Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    http://womenshistory.about.com/od/1stladyroosevelte/a/human_rights.htm

    Nelson Mandela's Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    http://www.thenation.com/blog/177541/nelson-mandelas-universal-declaration-human-rights
  • metta

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    Dec 10, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
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  • ASHDOD

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    Dec 10, 2013 11:02 PM GMT
    we have still a long way to go
    i hope my english is good enough.
  • metta

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    Dec 10, 2013 11:46 PM GMT
    ^
    Your English is fine. icon_smile.gif

    LGBT Rights Are Human Rights
    http://msmagazine.com/blog/2013/12/10/lgbt-rights-are-human-rights/


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    Dec 11, 2013 2:35 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Everyone saidOh yay, something else by a Canadian that we never followed up on.

    Oooh, fail. The Roosevelts were not Canadian.

    Yeah, she was the First Lady, to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Difficult to be Canadian in the White House, that pesky Constitution thing. Until we get a Canadian President with Republican Senator Ted Cruz in 2016, of course. icon_rolleyes.gif