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am i not human: universal declaration of human rights  

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Human Rights Action Center celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights anniversary each year with a musical event. Participating artists include Francis Dunnery, Wynton Marsalis, the Untouchables and a syndicated radio show with Natalie Merchant, Mike Watt and Special Beat/Ranking Roger. The video featured in this post was created by Seth Brau, produced by Amy Poncher, with music by Rumspringa.




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THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS PREAMBLE
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,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in cooperation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge, (
Entire Preamble)

Sojourner's Place joins with other bloggers on the 27th day of each month in denunciation of human rights violations across the world, and particularly Darfur. As part of the Am I Not Human? campaign, information and tools are provided throughout the blogosphere to bring to the forefront the atrocities that continue to occur in our world. This Campaign continues until such time that measurable, sustained, and progression changes occur. Please go to Roots of Humanity, this Campaign's Virtual Headquarters for more information or you may email organizers at: Virtual Campaign headquarters can be found at: RootsofHumanity@gmail.com

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I knew about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, however, I didn't know about the musical event. Thank you for educating me this morning...

peace, Villager

March 27, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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