Human Rights Day: Wednesday December 10th, 2014.


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This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365,encompasses the idea that every day is Human Rights Day. It celebrates the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.

 

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Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December.

 

The date was chosen to honour the United NationsGeneral Assembly‘s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950, when the General Assembly declared resolution 423(V), inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit.

 

The day is normally marked both by high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues. In addition it is traditionally on 10 December that the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded. Many governmental and nongovernmental organizations active in the human rights field also schedule special events to commemorate the day, as do many civil and social-cause organizations.

 

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Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, (United States) holding a Declaration of Human Rights © UN Photo

 

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

The formal inception of Human Rights Day dates from 1950, after the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V) inviting all States and interested organizations to adopt 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

 

When the General Assembly adopted the Declaration, with 48 states in favor and eight abstentions, it was proclaimed as a “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”, towards which individuals and societies should “strive by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance”. Although the Declaration with its broad range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights is not a binding document, it inspired more than 60 human rights instruments which together constitute an international standard of human rights. Today the general consent of all United Nations Member States on the basic Human Rights laid down in the Declaration makes it even stronger and emphasizes the relevance of Human Rights in our daily lives.

 

The High Commissioner for Human Rights, as the main United Nations rights official, and her Office play a major role in coordinating efforts for the yearly observation of Human Rights Day.

 

“Today, poverty prevails as the gravest human rights challenge in the world. Combating poverty, deprivation and exclusion is not a matter of charity, and it does not depend on how rich a country is. By tackling poverty as a matter of human rights obligation, the world will have a better chance of abolishing this scourge in our lifetime… Poverty eradication is an achievable goal.”

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, 10 December 2006

 

The 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights occurred on 10 December 2008, and the UN Secretary-General launched a year-long campaign leading up to this anniversary. Because the UDHR holds the world record as the most translated document (except for the Bible), organizations around the globe used the year to focus on helping people everywhere learn about their rights.

 

A 1998 postage stamp from Moldova, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

A 1998 postage stamp from Moldova, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

Wednesday, December 10 Human Rights Day 2014

December 10 is the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations (UN) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR sets out a certain set of rights that are the basic and minimum set of human rights for all citizens.

 

Setting aside a day to commemorate, educate and reflect on the principles that form the UDHR means celebrating the rights we exercise everyday as Australians, and acknowledging that enjoying those rights carries with it the responsibility of promoting these rights for all people.

 

Things that many of us take for granted – such as the right to an education, the right to receive medical care, and the freedom to practice our chosen religion – are not equally available to all Australians and people in other parts of the world.

 

Many individuals and communities will be commemorating and celebrating December 10, and pledging a commitment to maintain and improve people’s human rights wherever possible.

 

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World Aids Day Is December 1st, 2014.


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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

 

According to Mr. Piyush- “World AIDS Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day and World Hepatitis Day. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day.

 

As of 2013, AIDS has killed more than 36 million people worldwide (1981-2012), and an estimated 35.3 million people are living with HIV, making it one of the most important global public health issues in recorded history. Despite recent improved access to antiretroviral treatment in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claims an estimated 2 million lives each year, of which about 270,000 are children.

 

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History

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World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Bunn and Netter took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be 1 December 1988.[6]Bunn, a former television broadcast journalist from San Francisco, had recommended the date of 1 December believing it would maximize coverage of World AIDS Day by western news media, sufficiently long following the US elections but before the Christmas holidays.

 

In its first two years, the theme of World AIDS Day focused on children and young people. While the choice of this theme was criticized at the time by some for ignoring the fact that people of all ages may become infected with HIV, the theme helped alleviate some of the stigma surrounding the disease and boost recognition of the problem as a family disease.

 

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) became operational in 1996, and it took over the planning and promotion of World AIDS Day. Rather than focus on a single day, UNAIDS created the World AIDS Campaign in 1997 to focus on year-round communications, prevention and education. In 2004, the World AIDS Campaign became an independent organization.

 

Each year, Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have released a greeting message for patients and doctors on World AIDS Day.

 

In the US, the White House began marking World AIDS Day with the iconic display of a 28-foot AIDS Ribbon on the building’s North Portico in 2007. The display, now an annual tradition, quickly garnered attention, as it was the first banner, sign or symbol to prominently hang from the White House since the Abraham Lincoln administration.

 

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Themes

Each World AIDS Day campaign focuses on a specific theme, chosen following consultations with UNAIDS, WHO and a large number of grassroots, national and international agencies involved in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. As of 2008, each year’s theme is chosen by the Global Steering Committee of the World AIDS Campaign (WAC).

 

For each World AIDS Day from 2005 through 2010, the theme was “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise”, designed to encourage political leaders to keep their commitment to achieve universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support by the year 2010.

 

As of 2012, the multi-year theme for World AIDS Day is “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero deaths from AIDS-related illness. Zero discrimination.”

 

The themes are not limited to a single day but are used year-round in international efforts to highlight HIV/AIDS awareness within the context of other major global events including the G8 Summit, as well as local campaigns like the Student Stop AIDS Campaign in the UK.

A large red ribbon hangs between columns in the north portico of the White House for World AIDS Day

A large red ribbon hangs between columns in the north portico of the White House for World AIDS Day

Dr. Valdiserri on the US theme for World AIDS Day 2014

 

From USA TODAY:

26th World AIDS Day seeks to show support, urge investment

 

People around the world Monday will join forces to show their support for those living with the AIDS virus, as well as those who have died from the disease, when the 26th World AIDS Day is marked.

 

An estimated 34 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and more than 35 million have died from the disease.

 

This year’s theme is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.”

 

Ahead of World AIDS Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) urged more investment and access to treatment for children. The group said that 1.1 million infections among children under 15 have been averted, but that more needs to be done.

 

UNICEF said that while all other age groups have experienced a decline of nearly 40% in AIDS-related deaths between 2005 and 2013, those ages 10-19 are the only group in which AIDS-related deaths are not decreasing.

 

“We must close the gap, and invest more in reaching every mother, every newborn, every child and every adolescent with HIV prevention and treatment programs that can save and improve their lives,” UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said.

 

In the United States, approximately 1.2 million people are living with HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 14% of all people with HIV in the U.S. don’t even know they have the virus, and the only way to find out is to be tested, the CDC says.

 

On Monday, hundreds of events around the world from Argentina to Cambodia will focus on prevention and treatment. World AIDS Day was first held in 1988.

 

Here are some of the events in the United States scheduled for Monday:

 

  • The White House will commemorate World AIDS Day at noon ET. You can watch the live stream here.
  • The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is holding awareness and testing eventsin California, Florida, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
  • Former Playboy playmate Rebekka Armstrong, who is living with HIV, will talk aboutAIDS and HIV awareness at Missouri State University in Springfield.
  • At midnight, West Hollywood will broadcast the 24-hour electronic art pieceAIDSWatch.
  • The Nebraska AIDS Project will present its “Shining Star Award” to Sherri Nared-Brooks and her husband Walter Brooks for their community work tackling AIDS at a ceremony at the University of Nebraska.

 

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Darren Wilson resigns


Originally posted on theGrio:

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.

Darren Wilson, 28, has been on administrative leave since the shooting on Aug. 9. His resignation was announced Saturday by one of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager. The resignation is effective immediately, Bruntrager said.

A grand jury spent more than three months reviewing evidence in the case before declining in November to issue any charges against Wilson. He told jurors that he feared for his life when Brown hit him and reached for his gun.

The U.S. Justice Department is still conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting and a separate probe of police department practices.

The shooting struck up a national debate…

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When Media Bids For An Assassins ( Darren Wilson) Lies.


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ABC News and George Stephanopoulos paid Darren Wilson Mid-to-High’ Six Figures For Interview. To Lie.

ABC News and George Stephanopoulos paid Darren Wilson Mid-to-High’ Six Figures For Interview. To Lie.

ABC Paid ‘Mid-to-High’ Six Figures For #DarrenWilson Interview

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A NBC source with knowledge of the #DarrenWilson interview talks said that ABC offered to pay “mid-to-high” six figures for the interview.

 

The source did not say an exact figure because NBC stopped bidding for it after ABC upped the ante.

 

The taped interview was shot on Tuesday. Clinton operative-turned ABC News host George Stephanopoulos will do the interview.

 

The choice for Stephanopoulos is curious given that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was once touted as a potential running mate to Hillary Clinton.

 

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ABC Violated Its Own Rules When It Paid For #DarrenWilson Interview

ABC News appears to have violated its own rules when it paid for Darren Wilson’s interview, Gotnews.com has learned.

 

In an interview with the Plain Dealer, Jeffrey W. Schneider, ABC News’ senior vice president for communications, said that the network doesn’t pay for interviews.

 

But ABC, like the other networks, says it won’t pay for exclusive interviews, known as checkbook journalism. Jeffrey W. Schneider, ABC News’ senior vice president for communications, confirmed the network’s policy of not compensating for interviews. (Mark Dawidziak, “Network reporters race to reach Cleveland, story,” Plain Dealer, May 8, 2013).

 

Darren Wilson today, just like George Zimmerman in 2012, doesn’t understand this is not a legal case – it’s a political case using the legal system….

 

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I refuse to show the entire Darren Wilson interview, find that garbage on your own if you want to see a circus of lies, this is good enough for witnessing lies and misinformation.

 

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How Much Did ABC Pay for the Darren Wilson Interview?

 

Figures are starting to pop up on Twitter. One I saw placed the number in the “mid to high six figures.” Even if that’s probably high (I don’t know, is it?), even if he was in the mid-to-high five figures, it strikes me as utterly reprehensible. ABC news is essentially paying this guy tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars?

 

He killed a young man. I say murdered, but we must at least admit that he is being paid for having been the one who killed this young man.

 

This is beyond what I will accept from a news organization at this point. I have had well and truly enough. Not only should ABC News be boycotted forever, but they should be actively protested at every opportunity.

 

Stephanopoulos is horrible, and his organization is total garbage. Wilson, meanwhile is benefiting to the tune of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that’s above whatever his asinine followers contributed to his virtually unneeded “legal defense fund” (the citizens of St. Louis County got to pay for his legal defense and his prosecution all in one paycheck!).

 

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George Stephanopoulos’ Darren Wilson Interview Speaks Volumes About ABC News

George Stephanopoulos’ interview with Darren Wilson – the police officer who killed African-American teenager Michael Brown – tells us a lot more about ABC News than it does about what actually happened that day in Ferguson, Mo.

 

Wilson’s account of events was hardly unexpected. He sounded like someone who had been well coached by attorneys, both in regard to potential criminal charges and a possible wrongful-death civil lawsuit. Stephanopoulos mischaracterized his demeanor as “very clinical,” when the better description would be “very lawyered up,” which is strictly an observation, not a criticism.

 

ABC, by contrast, approached its coup of landing the first sit-down chat with Wilson in an unorthodox way, or at least one that says a great deal about the network’s priorities, which have been crystal clear since Stephanopoulos – as host of “Good Morning America” – was designated the principal breaking-news and big-event anchor, putting him a rung above “World News’” David Muir within the ABC News hierarchy.

 

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Darren Wilson received over $400,000 from donations through GOFUNDME before that was shut down due to outraged protest. The donations were said to be for legal fees and living expenses.

 

Darren Wilson was and is employed by the Ferguson PD, which has a police union that provides legal defense of all it’s officers, including those who murder unarmed Black teens. No legal defense fund was necessary.

 

Darren Wilson was and is employed by the Ferguson PD and was on “paid” administrative leave from August 9th until November 24th, the entire 107 days. He received his salary, so no living expenses were necessary.

 

My question is this, if he didn’t need donations for living expenses since he was being paid, and if he didn’t need a legal fund since police union provided him with a lawyer, which he never had a need for, why is Darren Wilson allowed to keep close to $500,000, or $400,000 (depending on whom you believe) in donations? Is that fraud?

 

Why is a killer allowed to reap benefits from killing? Civil Trial People.

 

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Black Genocide: The Roll Call


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The unknown number of people killed in police-involved shootings each year, as FiveThirtyEight reports:

 

Efforts to keep track of “justifiable police homicides” are beset by systemic problems. “Nobody that knows anything about the SHR puts credence in the numbers that they call ‘justifiable homicides,’” when used as a proxy for police killings, said David Klinger, an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri who specializes in policing and the use of deadly force. And there’s no governmental effort at all to record the number of unjustifiable homicides by police. If Brown’s homicide is found to be unjustifiable, it won’t show up in these statistics.

 

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The percentage of American law enforcement agencies that report any police-involved shootings to the FBI’s database — 700 out of a total of 17,000,according to USA Today. These agencies only record so-called “justifiable homicides,” or incidents in which an armed suspect was shot by police. All in all, we’re left with a reporting system that tells us very little about how many people are killed by police, and nothing about those killed in an unjust fashion

 

 

In a short but powerful segment, Melissa Harris-Perry connected the recent police killing of Michael Brown to the deaths of other black men at the hands of police — and to America’s history of injustice towards black people.

 

Harris-Perry read the names of some of the hundreds of men who were killed by police across the country “in the past decade alone,” from Sean Bell to Oscar Grant to Eric Garner to Brown. All of the men she mentioned were unarmed at the time of their death.

 

In the past decade alone, these men and hundreds of others have lost their lives to police.

 

“From 2006 to 2012 a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country,” she said.

 

She then noted that Ferguson, where Brown was shot dead, is close to the place from which the slave Dred Scott waged a legal battle for his freedom. She quoted from the notorious Supreme Court case which rejected Scott’s claim because, in the infamous words of Chief Justice Roger Taney, he had “no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”

 

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Harris-Perry repeated that last phrase over and over again, as images of police in Ferguson flashed behind her.

Melissa Harris-Perry: The deaths of black men in America

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POWERFUL! Melissa talks about the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

 

 

The Black Genocide Roll Call. Includes ALL People Of Color.

ALL were UNARMRED. The List Is Incomplete.

 

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Tamir Rice

Akai Gurley 

Cameron Tillman

VonDerrit Myers Jr.

Levar Jones

Laquan McDonald

Carey Smith-Viramontes

Jeffrey Holden

Qusean Whitten

Miguel Benton

Dillon McGee

Levi Weaver

Karen Cifuentes

Sergio Ramos

Roshad McIntosh

Diana Showman

Miriam Carey

Michelle Cusseaux

Clinton Allen

Kajieme Powell

John Crawford

Eric Garner

Ezell Ford

Kajieme Powell

Dante Parker

Dillon Taylor

Andrew Scott Gaynier

Omar Abrego

Jacinto Zavala

Joshua Paul

Kody Roach

Joseph Jennings

Guillermo Canas

Marlon Horton

Would you like more……..

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TIMOTHY RUSSELL

ERVIN JEFFERSON

AMADOU DIALLO

PATRICK DORISMOND

OUSMANE ZONGO

TIMOTHY STANSBURY JR.

SEAN BELL

ORLANDO BARLOW

AARON CAMPBELL

VICTOR STEEN

STEVEN EUGENE WASHINGTON

ALONZO ASHLEY

WENDELL ALLEN

RONALDMADISON

 JAMES BRISSETTE

TRAVARES MCGILL

RAMARLEY GRAHAM

OSCAR GRANT

KIMANI GRAY

I am 100% certain I have missed many, can’t find a comprehensive list of the Black people gunned down by AmeriKKKan Law Enforcement because there are no comprehensive records kept.

 

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If we want to know how many Justifiable Homicides occur by Police or Private Citizens we can get those number easily.  This is them.

 

Justifiable Homicides:
Year     Police      Citizen
2007   398       252
2008   378       265
2009   414       266
2010   397       285
2011   393       260
2012   409       330

 

But if we want to know how many Law Enforcement Shootings are “Unjustified” – we get no answer from the FBI.  None.

 

One source, in a report called “Operation Ghetto Storm” says that in 2012 that of the 739 “Justified” shootings shown above from 2012, 313 of them were Black.  44% of them or 136, were unarmed. 27% of them (83) were claimed by Law Enforcement to have Gun at the time of the shooting, but that could not be later confirmed or the “gun” was in fact, a toy or other non-lethal object. 20% of them (62) were confirmed to have been armed with a gun, knife or cutting tool.

 

91% of the people killed by Police in Chicago in 2012 were Black. 87% in New York. 100% in Saginaw and Rockford.  I gotta admit even after focusing on this subject for over 30 years, since Ron Settles was killed, I find that kind of shocking.  

 

The report goes on to say that 47% of these killings (146 cases) occurred not because of the person brandishing a weapon (as noted above less then 30% of them HAD a weapon, or were even thought to have a weapon), it’s because the Officer or Citizen – “felt threatened” and were in “fear”.  In only 8% (25 cases) did the suspect fire or discharge a weapon that wounded or killed Police or others while Officers were on the scene.

 

Only eight (8) Officers were Charged with Murder, Manslaughter or use of excessive force in these case.

 

Is this report comprehensive? Is it fully accurate? I don’t know, it’s gone through several revisions and updates as none of the data is being officially compiled anywhere and some things can be missed that way.

 

This summer ColorLines and The Chicago Reporter conducted a joint national investigation of fatal police shootings in America’s 10 largest cities, each of which had more than 1 million people in 2000. Several striking findings emerged.

 

To begin, African Americans were overrepresented among police shooting victims in every city the publications investigated.

 

The contrast was particularly noticeable in New York, San Diego and Las Vegas. In each of these cities, the percentage of black people killed by police was at least double that of their share of the city’s total population.

 

They analyzed the data from the Ten Largest Cities and in Every City – every single one – had double the number of black shooting victims than their proportion in the population.

 

And it’s not just happening to Black People.

 

Starting in 2001, the number of incidents in which Latinos were killed by police in cities with more than 250,000 people rose four consecutive years, from 19 in 2001 to 26 in 2005. The problem was exceptionally acute in Phoenix, which had the highest number of Latinos killed in the country.

 

Despite these persistent problems of disproportionate police force in communities of color,a disturbing lack of accountability plagues several of the cities examined.

 

In Chicago, for example, an examination of media accounts shows that only one shooting out of the 84 fatal police shootings occurred since 2000 has been found unjustified. Monique Bond, spokeswoman at the Chicago Police Department, said that more than one shooting had been determined to have been outside department guidelines, but could not provide specific numbers.

 

Melissa Harris-Perry ‘This Country Is No Place For Young Black Men’

 

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