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Basic Human Rights That We Take For Granted, In 1 Infographic

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact

Tuesday marks the UN’s Human Rights Day, which means people are taking to the streets to demand that they get the treatment, equality and opportunit...

Stand for Human Rights for Indigenous Peoples and Renounce the 'Doctrine of Discovery'

Tadodaho Sid Hill | Posted 07.06.2012 | World
Tadodaho Sid Hill

The Doctrine of Discovery is the basis for all Indian land law in this country, and it has imposed similar burdens on indigenous peoples all over the world. More than 500 million indigenous peoples around the globe live today with the effects of the Doctrine's oppressive racism.

Dignifying Health: Why Not Quite Everything Is Relative

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
David Katz, M.D.

One might allow that rules and norms vary by culture. But we have no need to blaze new trails here. The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes, based on the consensus of humanity, that dignity is a human right. Cultural relativism has gone a step too far when it steps on dignity.