HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

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HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Members: 66
Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2013

Welcome to HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

Human Rights | LGBT Equality | Indigenous Rights | Fair Trade | Consumer Ethics | Racial Equality | World Hunger | Immigration Policy & Reform | Worker’s Rights | Economic Justice

I am certain that the name of this group is enough to assure you that the issues you find here will not be—by their very nature—pleasant to deal with. Man’s inhumanity to man is boundless, and everywhere you look there seems to be no end to hatred, conflict, and injustice. To make matters worse, the lines between justice and injustice are often blurred as victims become the victimizers, and the oppressed—once liberated—turn into oppressors themselves.

Such is the story of man.

As decent and moral people, it is, unfortunately, our duty to stand up and speak out against injustice. I say “unfortunately” because it is not only unfortunate that these injustice occur, but unfortunate that we cannot go about the business of living our own lives without trying to right the wrongs committed by others.

These issues are complicated. Our ability to influence others is limited. And far too many things are simply out of our control. Confronting them is by no means an easy task.

Nonetheless, we can attempt to make small efforts to right the wrongs of the world through letter-writing campaigns, petitions, phone calls, and by staying informed on the issues that affect the people around us.

Please contribute as often as you can. News, action alerts, letter campaigns, books, documentaries, and links are all welcome. I have provided some links to external sites below. It is in no way a comprehensive list, but I do welcome any additions you might suggest. 


ONGOING GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Blurbs & Tidbits – post little news items here
Books & Documentaries – post the basic info here
Favorite Quotes - add your favorite and most inspirational quotes here
Video Thread – post videos here if they don’t merit their own thread

Discussion Forum

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Started by Hope Feb 15, 2012. 0 Replies

The Most Corrupt Professions

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Bruce Williams May 30, 2010. 3 Replies

Did You Know?

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Bruce Williams May 30, 2010. 1 Reply

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Bruce Williams May 30, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by Anne on April 15, 2011 at 12:42am
Thank you for this group and to all who belong to it. These are issues that I am passionate about and look forward to sharing thoughts and discoveries with you.
Comment by Jean Bodie on March 31, 2011 at 12:36pm

http://demanddemocraticdebates.ca/

Elizabeth May, Canada's Green Party Leader has been excluded from the public debates by the news networks because she doesn't have a seat in Parliament. Voters have a right to hear where ALL the major parties stand on the issues. That’s one of the cornerstones of democracy – an informed electorate. After all, Canadian tax payers finance the Green Party. Shouldn't they get to hear its policies? The website above is to an online petition demanding that she be allowed to take part in the debates. Please offer your support so that one of these days we will have equality for all.

Comment by Hope on March 31, 2011 at 7:59am
Africa
Libyan woman who alleged rape still missing
Family says security forces targeted her after she protested against the government.

Eman Al Obeidi, the Libyan woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel claiming to have been raped by troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, is still missing.

Officials tried to silence her in the immediate aftermath of the incident, later distributing statements that she was "drunk" and "mentally ill".

However, Obeidi's family has spoken out, saying she was targeted by security forces after she participated in anti-government protests.

Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports from Tripoli.

*Link*

Comment by Hope on March 31, 2011 at 7:57am

Nice video thanks.

Comment by Sydni Moser on July 6, 2010 at 6:02pm


Walmart, KFC, Burger King Paper Purchases Destroying Indonesia's Rainforests

TreeHugger / By Matthew McDermott
7/6/2010

A new report from Greenpeace points the finger at the international companies responsible for Indonesian deforestation, and the international brands aiding and abetting them.

READ MORE:
http://www.alternet.org/story/147444/walmart%2C_kfc%2C_burger_king_...
Comment by Jean Bodie on June 11, 2010 at 11:51pm
There is a walk on Saturday and Sunday 12th and 13th of June to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and the struggle that these African Grandmothers endure as they bury their dead children and then raise the orphans. They are old; they don't have enough to eat but they push on.
Stride to Turn the Tide (of AIDS) is for them; the grandmothers who are doing a stellar job of carrying the burden. Let's help them; let's raise awareness and money. Stride wherever you are.
Got to http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/grandmothers.htm
and find out what you can do to help.
Comment by Jean Bodie on June 11, 2010 at 11:45pm
Allow me to introduce myself and my group. My name is Jean Bodie and I am a member of the Grandmother to Grandmothers Campaign of The Stephen Lewis Foundation. Recently I returned from Johannesburg and Manzini, Swaziland where 42 Canadian grandmothers from this organization were the guests of SWAPOL (Swaziland for Positive Living). Swaziland has the highest AIDS population in the world. Grandmothers from 13 sub-Saharan, African countries were in attendance and we were their guests; learning from them; the experts on the AIDS pandemic. We heard their cries for help and we are available to amplify their voices.
The Stephen Lewis Foundation heeds those cries with monetary help within 48 hours.
We are saddened and angry that thousands die daily for want of medicines that are available. CAMR (Canada's Access to Medicines Regime) has been used once only in the space of 5 years, by Rwanda; no other countries have received help due to all the red tape surrounding getting generic drugs to developing countries. Is this about profit and loss, or human lives?
Why are the developed nations of the world not fighting harder to save those lives?
Are they considered unimportant?
There is a bill before the Canadian Parliament that has passed second reading and will be re-visited this fall. We need our parliamentarians to fully understand the issues surrounding CAMR and if they really study Bill C-393 they will see that we can make medicines available to those countries without causing any harm to the profit and loss to the drug industry.
Pass the word along to other Canadians please; this Bill needs to pass.
We cannot stand idly by while thousands die every day.
Comment by Sydni Moser on June 11, 2010 at 7:49pm

April 07, 2010 — Don't Shoot the Messenger is a 4:30 min documentary on Cambodian garment factory workers and their advocates, The Messenger Band, the first political band in the history of the country.

The video is a correlary to my recent Truthout piece here: http://www.truthout.org/report-from-c... as well as an interview with The Messenger Band, also for Truthout, here: http://www.truthout.org/i-dont-want-b...
 

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Discussion Forum

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Started by Hope Feb 15, 2012. 0 Replies

The Most Corrupt Professions

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Bruce Williams May 30, 2010. 3 Replies

Did You Know?

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Bruce Williams May 30, 2010. 1 Reply

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