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THERE IS AN OPPOSING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NEOLIBERALISM (AND AUTHORITARIANISM) AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK. (Gillian McNaughton) Part 2 of 2

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Human Rights: Food for a thought at the very roots (2)   Human Rights Reader 402   We are witnessing the return of a neo-feudal system based on the governance of the powerful with (questionable) ethical values (Sofia Monsalve)   The great powers have not hidden their agenda of displacing the debate on governance away […]

THERE IS AN OPPOSING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NEOLIBERALISM (AND AUTHORITARIANISM) AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK. (Gillian McNaughton) Part 1 of 2

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Human Rights: Food for a thought at the very roots (1)   Human Rights Reader 401   -Mind that the SDGs are indeed permissive of neoliberalism. (G. McNaughton) -However attractive the ideas of neoliberalism are at first sight, they hide a dangerous liberal logic that threatens human rights and cannot thus make for a better […]

THE BREAKAWAY WEALTH OF THE 1% IS PROOF THAT WE DO NOT HAVE A CRISIS OF SCARCITY, BUT A DEFICIT OF FAIRNESS AND OF HUMAN RIGHTS. (Ron Labonte)

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Food for a denunciatory thought   Human Rights Reader 385   With a few fast clicks of the mouse on a computer in a beautiful air-conditioned office, in a few seconds, a small number of persons can (and do) deprive several million human beings of the basis of their existence, their livelihood and their human […]

WE LIVE UNDER CAPITALISM. ITS POWER SEEMS INESCAPABLE. SO DID THE DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS. BUT ANY HUMAN POWER CAN BE RESISTED AND CHANGED BY HUMAN BEINGS. (Ursula K. Le Guin)

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Food for a non-divine thought   Human Rights Reader 365   -Late capitalism has been brilliant at righting itself. Communism was poor at this. The problem is that capitalism usually only does so after mega crises or wars. (T. Lang) -It was painstaking research into the life cycle of the HIV virus that revealed how […]

WE MAY BE MOVING TOWARDS A POST-NEOLIBERAL ERA, BUT MOVING AWAY FROM CAPITALISM WITH ITS MYRIAD HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IS MUCH ANOTHER THING.

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Food for an exhausted thought   Human Rights Reader 355   An era can be said to end when its basic aspirations and illusions are exhausted. (Arthur Miller) Take neoliberalism: Disenchantment with neoliberalism as an ideal has grown to a dangerous (or hopeful?) point.*  (J.C. Juncker) *: I read somewhere that for people these days […]

CAPITALISM ONLY GLOBALIZES POVERTY, IT ONLY GLOBALIZES HUNGER AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE; IT DESTROYS DEEPLY ROOTED ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AS WELL AS THE ENVIRONMENT. (Evo Morales) (Part 2 of 2)

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Food for a disquieting wake up thought (2)   Human Rights Reader 347 Have we fallen into the trap of using the language of neoliberals so that they are able to shape how we think and behave in regards to human rights? (S. Kidd)   One does not combat neoliberalism because one can defeat it; […]

CAPITALISM ONLY GLOBALIZES POVERTY, IT ONLY GLOBALIZES HUNGER AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE; IT DESTROYS DEEPLY ROOTED ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AS WELL AS THE ENVIRONMENT (Evo Morales) (Part 1 of 2)

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Food for a disquieting wake up thought   Human Rights Reader 346   -We live in societies where everything is globalized; ancient ancestral cultures and human rights are marginalized by the economic processes installed. (Evo Morales) -The passion to dominate is the most terrible of all diseases of the human spirit. (Voltaire)   Globalization has […]

THE WORSE OUTCOME OF ALL THE AGGRESSIONS TO THE HUMAN CONDITION THAT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BRING ABOUT IS HUMILIATION.

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Food for a humiliating thought   Human Rights Reader 328 1. Aggressions directed towards the human rights (HR) of marginalized individuals or groups utterly disarm them; they devastate the most essential tenets of their dignity.* To effectively counter these aggressions, we all need to get rid of our perennial sense of compassion –the one that […]

IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION, A SOCIETY OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND OF RESPECT OF HUMAN RIGHTS HAS BEEN AND CONTINUES TO BE A MIRAGE (OR A FARCE?). (J. Osorio)

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  Food for a farcical thought   Human Rights Reader 309   1. For the fulfillment of human rights (HR), the obstacles to be overcome are actually way beyond what the core of economic globalization, i.e., the free market, can overcome and offer. This is why, using our solid knowledge of HR, we need to […]

CAPITALISM, NEOLIBERALISM AND HOW THEY SCORE IN THE ERA OF UNFETTERED GLOBALIZATION AND FLAGRANT DISREGARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. (part 1 of 2)

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Food for an unfettered yet flagrant thought   Human Rights Reader 297   -Social and economic climbing is so often accompanied by moral degradation. (C. Fuentes) -We know, ten times over, that free markets stand for the  primacy of shareholder value over long term social values, for investing in speculative assets over investing in real […]




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