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HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS: DREAMERS OF DREAMS AND SEERS OF VISIONS?

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Food for a sharp observer’s thought   Human Rights Reader 364   In sink with the title, and with no intention to glorify human rights (HR) activists, I would like to start this Reader with some assorted aphorisms I have picked up here and there: The only struggle HR activists lose is the one they […]

THE TIME FOR FALSE NOTIONS IS OVER: HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ARE NOT PERVERSE AGITATORS.

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Food for a campaigner’s thought   Human Rights Reader 316     -As much as it is criminal to promote a war that is avoidable, it is also criminal not to promote a struggle that is inevitable. (Jose Marti) -I can only wait when I am struggling in my waiting. (Paulo Freire) – Courage is […]

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS OPPOSE ANY ALTERNATIVE PARADIGM THAT FINDS ITS PLACE WHERE TRADITIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARADIGMS HAVE ALREADY BEEN. (part 2 of 2)

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Food for a campaigner’s thought Human Rights Reader 265   – When one leaves behind problems without solutions, one does not leave, one absconds.  (J. Koenig) – A powerful interest of a few has the potential to sway the situation for many. – The truth of the activists does not coincide with that of the ones that accumulate wealth. […]

THE DOZEN HATS WORN BY HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS.

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Food for an eye opener thought Human Rights Reader 240   Activists do not need to be original thinkers as much as they need to be original listeners. They are not only witnesses, but doers, particularly social mobilizers. 1. As a starter, a random list of desirable attributes can be an eye opener. Human rights […]




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