Human Rights Day 2008

Yesterday, Dec. 10, was International Human Rights Day 2008 and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which begins:

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world…

It is utterly depressing to me that 60 years later, there are still millions of people whose human rights are violated every day. We can do better, far better.

In honor of the 60th anniversary, Amnesty International made a video titled The Price of Silence. It is beautiful:


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