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U. N. Human Rights Day is observed every year December 10

– “Stand up for someone’s rights today!”
“Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights! Many of us are fearful about the way the world is heading. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the globe. Extremist movements subject people to horrific violence. Messages of intolerance and hatred prey on our fears. Humane values are under attack,” quoting the United Nations.
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Editor’s Note: I stand up for Edward Snowden’s rights and here’s why:
– “Snowden broke a nondisclosure EULA in order to uphold his Constitutional oath”
“But as Snowden explained to Neil deGrasse Tyson, there is no such thing as a Federal oath of secrecy; as a government employee and then as a contractor, he was bound by a civil non-disclosure agreement. Snowden did swear a solemn oath, an “Oath of Service,” which doesn’t ask you to protect classified documents, it requires you “to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.” Snowden made his disclosures to protect his oath, even though it meant violating the EULA that civil servants are bound to.,” quoting Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing.
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– Edward Snowden in-focus this day
“For International Human Rights Day on December 10, we’re collecting messages of support for Ed, which we’ll display in various ways in the coming weeks and months: on our website, on social media, in a gift we’ll give to him directly, and in a public space in Washington, DC.,” quoting PardonSnowden.org.
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