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IF THE POLITICS ARE NOT FAVOURABLE TO SPEAKING TRUTHFULLY ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS THEN CLEARLY WE MUST DEVOTE MORE ENERGY TO CHANGING THE POLITICS. (M. Moses) Part 2 of 2

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Human rights: Food for changing a thought (part 2)   Human Rights Reader 389   Our time is marked by the predominance of fear over hope   A pact between the different constituencies of claim holders must be the result of a political reading that says that what is at stake is the very survival […]

THE POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS ABOUT OVERTURNING THE DOMINANT DEVELOPMENT NARRATIVE.

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Food for an emancipatory thought   Human Rights Reader 377   Politics is not just something to be studied; it is something you either do, or let others do to you. (P. Iglesias, PODEMOS, Spain)   1.Politics is more than an object for philosophical reflection. It is more than a matter of opinion; it is […]

AS A MATTER OF FACT, UNDERSTANDING THE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT REMAINS CRUCIAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS WORK

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Food for a poor political thought   Human Rights Reader 344   What’s truly lacking is performance in politics. Why do good men go and hide? (J. Koenig)   Many politicians oversimplify. Sometimes I think this allows us to talk of ‘political poverty’   Too many contemporary politicians do not know –the problem is they […]

IS IT CORRECT TO SAY THAT THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS IS TO BE CONCEIVED PER-SE AS A POLITICAL RIGHT OF ALL CITIZENS? #

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  Food for a chess game’s thought   Human Rights Reader 319   [#: Although conceptually this may be incorrect, this is what La Via Campesina contends].   1. Let me start with a truism: The word ‘politics’ has been manipulated much so that it means everything and means nothing depending on the eye of […]




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