Thursday, February 27, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
NO FACULTY UNION blog at the University of Illinois--
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 23 :
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 23 :
- (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
- (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
- (3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
- (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
Monday, February 17, 2014
LBJ library, museum to honor Johnson with Civil Rights Summit.
The LBJ Presidential Library will host a major summit in April to mark the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with keynote speeches from at least two former presidents and the possibility of President Barack Obama delivering another, the library’s director announced Sunday.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
DEMAND AN END TO MASS SURVEILLANCE
Privacy is a human right: People need it, governments have to protect it and business has to respect it. Too often, this is not the case.
Thousands of individuals, international experts and a coalition of NGOs from all around the globe demand an end to unchecked mass surveillance. Privacy is dear to everyone of them: It enables them to speak freely. To meet others without being watched. To know that it is their decision to share information about themselves.
They are people like you.
These people will take the streets in protest in the Philippines, Copenhagen, Stockholm and San Francisco. They will call or write their elected representatives in United Kingdom, Canada, Colombia and Poland. They will hold news conferences or join the online protest in Uganda, Mexico, Brazil and Australia. And they will endorse the Necessary and Proportionate Principles demanding the protection of human rights and an end to mass surveillance.
Do you want to join them?
- Spread the word! Tell your family and friends about the day we fight back. Make them care as you do.
- Sign the 13 Principles, join a global movement.
- Call your legislators, email them – ask them what they are doing.
- Join a protest near you.
- Be creative, blackout your website, create memes, make others laugh – and take action.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Mr. Robert K.O’Neill, head of the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College, might have seemed a surprising partner in such a risky venture. His was a world of manuscripts and manicured campuses. But he also had extensive connections in Ireland, traveling in both the north and the south to develop one of the most comprehensive collections of Irish literature and history in the world. Now, with peace in the air, he was looking to fill a gap in the Burns Library, focusing on the recent political history of Northern Ireland. When Mr. Moloney, Northern Ireland editor for The Sunday Tribune, heard of the librarian’s interest, he proposed an archive collecting the stories of former paramilitary members at “the cutting edge of the conflict.”
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Foundational Sources: Human Rights
Key Documents, in Chronological OrderVedas (ca. 2000-1000 B.C.E.)
Mahony, William K. (1998). The Artful Universe: An Introduction to the Vedic Religious Imagination. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.Analects of Confucius (ca. 479 B.C.E.-221 B.C.E.)
Confucius. (2005). The Analects of Confucius. Stilwell, KS: Digireads.com.The Eight Beatitudes (Appx. AD 30)
from the Sermon on the Mount by Jesus ChristThe Qur’an (ca. 632)
Haleem, M.A.S. Abdel. (2004). The Qur’an: A New Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem. New York: Oxford University Press.Magna Carta (1215)
Drew, Katherine Fischer. (2004). Magna Carta. Westport, CN: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.Milton’s Areopagitica (1644)
Milton, John. (2004). Areopagitica. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, LLC.Locke’s Letter Concerning Tolerance and Second Treatise of Civil Government (1690)
Locke, John. (2004). A Letter Concerning Toleration. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, Inc.Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract (1761)
Rousseau, Jean Jacques, et. al. (2006). The Social Contract. New York: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated.Thomas Paine’s The Rights of Man (1791-92)
Paine, Thomas. (2006). The Rights of Man. Teddington, UK: Echo Library.The Declaration of Independence (1776)
Library of Congress. (2006). Declaration of Independence: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress).Abigail Adams, “Remember the Ladies” (1789)
Massachusetts Historical Society. (2006). The Massachusetts Historical Society | The Adams Family Papers.France: Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789)
Yale Law School. (2005). The Avalon Project: Declaration of the Rights of Man – 1789.U.S. Bill of Rights (1789)
Library of Congress.Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792)
Wollstonecraft, Mary. (2001). A Vindication of the Rights of Women. Madison, WI: Turtleback Books.Kant’s Perpetual Peace (1797)
Kant, Immanuel. (1996). Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, Ltd.Robert Owen’s New View of Society (1817)
Owen, Robert. (1991). A New View of Society. Oxford, England: Woodstock Books.Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “Declaration of Sentiments at Seneca Falls” (1848)
Thoreau, Henry David. (2002). Civil Disobedience. New York: Book Surge, LLC.John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)
Mill, John Stuart. (2004). On Liberty. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, LLC.Declaration of the Rights of Toiling and Exploited Peoples (1918)
Bryant, Louise. (1918). “Chapter IX: The Constituent Assembly – Declaration of the Rights of the Toiling and Exploited People.” Six Months in Red Russia. New York: George H. Doran Company.International Labour Organization Constitution (1919)
International Labour Organization. (2006). About the ILO: Who we are: ILO Constitution.International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children (1921)
International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children. The American Journal of International Law, 18(3), Supplement: Official Documents, 130-137. (1924). [Available through JSTOR]Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1924) League of Nations
University of Minnesota. Human Rights Library. (n.d.). Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1924, adopted Sept. 26, 1924, League of Nations O.J. Spec. Supp. 21 at 43 (1924).Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery (1926)
Yale Law School. (1998). The Avalon Project: Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery September 25, 1926.Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “Four Freedoms" (1941)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. (n.d.). Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941, The “Four Freedoms” Speech.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
Adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations on December 10, 1948."Are There 'Human Rights' in Buddhism?" (1995)
Keown, D. Journal of Buddhist Ethics v. 2."Mahayana Buddhism and Human Rights: Focusing on Methods of Interpretation"
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The 1939 Civil Rights Sit-In At Alexandria Library Reaches Its 75th Anniversary & We Kick-Off Our Year-long Celebration.
America’s earliest known Civil Rights sit-in at a library—the 1939 sit-in on Alexandria’s own Queen Street—will be celebrated by Alexandria Library throughout 2014, as it hosts events honoring the 75th anniversary of the peaceful protest. One of the nation’s most little-known historical events involved leadership from native Alexandrian, attorney Samuel W. Tucker, and six African Americans who demonstrated an act of civil disobedience at the Barrett Branch after being denied library cards. The commemorative events at Alexandria Library locations will center around civil rights, human rights and the African American diaspora. Honoring the sit-in gives the institution the opportunity to shed light on a Civil Rights act that took place more than 15 years before the Civil Rights Movement.
Nancy Silcox will join Beatley Central Library to discuss her book, Samuel Wilbert Tucker: Story of the Civil Right Trailblazer and the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In.