November 21, 2012
We live in a time when wars are the norm – drone attacks abroad, troops (still) in Afghanistan, and unaccountable military “aid” in the Middle East. The war at home means our neighbors can be whisked away to detention centers for minor traffic infractions, and this is somehow considered a logical response to failed immigration and economic policy. Your human dignity group is a moral compass for your community in these troubled times. All too often it is a thankless job.
Every year, Human Dignity Groups across the state choose to recognize a local human rights hero in honor of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed on December 10, 1948.
On the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, let’s take the opportunity to remind our communities of our shared value of human rights as we consider just what policies and practices a fair and democratic society should include. Read more atwww.udhr.org.
This year, consider giving the Human Rights Award to a local activist who has worked against the wars abroad and at home. This can be a positive way to reinforce resistance organizing and keep the pressure up to end ALL wars.
Thanks for all you do for human rights, justice, and peace.
Warmly, Cara* * * * * *