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Human Rights are simply the rights you have because you're human. There are 30 of them and they are in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Too few people know they even exist. They're for you and ALL people.

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Anneke A (279)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 1:48 am
thanks Steven, sounds enthousiastic!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 2:21 am
Thanks Kenneth

Agnes N (703)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 2:30 am
Thanks Kenneth song..
and hope so

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 4:20 am
Thank you, Kenneth :-)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 4:21 am
Thank you, Kenneth :-)

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 4:48 am
Thanks Kenneth, all people need to know that although the governments do not have our best interests at hand, there are still rules that even they have to least I hope so.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 4:50 am

Well, that was a great way to start my day!

Thanks, Kenneth.


Kenneth L (314)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 5:26 am
Sorry if people are having a hard time finding this video, or posting messages, as C2 is acting normal now----normal meaning latency, disappearing comments, disappearing stories, (hard to even create and post stories), etc.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 5:45 am
noted and enjoyed, thank you Kenneth

Kenneth L (314)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 5:56 am

ALSO, HERE IS A 'CHILD-FRIENDLY' VERSION OF YOUR RIGHTS (easier to understand even for me):

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 6:19 am
Thanks!! noted

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 7:19 am
Noted. Thanks. I'm going to share this.

Robyn M (123)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 7:44 am
Loved it! My cat Flash and I had a good dance around the living room....TWICE Thanx

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 8:23 am
Thanks certain has been rough here at the "office" the last few days.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 8:24 am
I just noted this and the count SUBTRACTED 2!

Sandi C (98)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 8:38 am

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 10:41 am
You cannot currently send a star to Kenneth because you have done so within the last week.

Regina P (67)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 10:41 am
Thank you

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 11:37 am
Noted and Thanx Kenneth :-)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 12:36 pm
Thanks for letting us know about this.

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 1:53 pm
I know this is long but I wanted everyone to have the opportunity to read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which can be found at along with the preamble.

Article 1.
•All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.
•Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3.
•Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4.
•No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5.
•No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6.
•Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7.
•All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8.
•Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9.
•No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10.
•Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 11.
•(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
•(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Article 12.
•No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Article 13.
•(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
•(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Article 14.
•(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
•(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 15.
•(1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.
•(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Article 16.
•(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
•(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
•(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Article 17.
•(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
•(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 18.
•Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19.
•Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20.
•(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
•(2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 21.
•(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
•(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
•(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22.
•Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

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.

Article 24.
•Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 25.
•(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
•(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Article 26.
•(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
•(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
•(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Article 27.
•(1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
•(2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 28.
•Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29.
•(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
•(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
•(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 30.
•Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

With so many Human Rights abuses worldwide, when do we stand up and shout ENOUGH!
When do we take the Human Rights mantle upon ourselves to ensure that our own countries comply?

Liliana D (125)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 2:21 pm
noted and enjoyed, thanks Kenneth

Kenneth L (314)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 3:13 pm
Thanks much Lynn!

Also here is a link to a 'Child-Friendly' Version, which is also good.

Gloria Maria Ortega Zuinaga (19)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 3:56 pm
Thanks, Kenneth: Human Rights begin with you and me... and all good people.

Fran F (118)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 4:37 pm
Thanks for posting this video, Kenneth. It's good to watch in the wake of the ongoing attacks on human rights from the economic elites' dangerous and mean austerity schemes.

Pat B (356)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 4:43 pm
Thank you, Kenneth for this great video!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 5:05 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Kay M (347)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 5:24 pm

Michael Carney (217)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 5:51 pm
Noted, thanks Kenneth...

naomi cohen (55)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 5:59 pm
thank you, kenneth. excellent video.

Simone D (1462)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 6:01 pm

Thank you Kenneth!

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 6:04 pm

Bob hardly here P (394)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 8:33 pm

Iona K (129)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 9:36 pm
Gorgeous Kenneth, thank you! I love the public service announcements on each of the 30 human rights that Youth For Human Rights have done, the one on education always makes me cry. The more we know our human rights the stronger we can be about protecting them and insisting upon them for EVERYONE.

P A (117)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 11:53 pm
Thanks for this Kenneth - tried to give you a green star but the computer wouldn't let me. At last the C2 computer let me see this!

Kenneth L (314)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 12:26 am
I think Iona is talking about this, a one minute vid on the human right "You have a right to education'....

Dawn M (142)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 6:54 am
Noted! Thanks!

Constance F (418)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 8:23 am
I'll put another spin on this. (Sorry - beyond my control)

Anyone who is accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creatures as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human beings.
-Albert Schweitzer

As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

JL A (281)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 8:58 am

Vivien G (153)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 9:08 am
Noted thank you Kenneth and you too for the heads up.

Carmen S (611)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 10:19 am
thanks Kenneth, catchy tune and great message

Marilyn M (145)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 11:44 am
Noted. Great video! Thank you for posting, Kenneth.

alicia m (97)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 5:33 am
noted, gracias, and reported

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 7:03 am
noted, watched video & shared

Peace Monger (185)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 11:34 pm
Excellent start to my day, ~thanks Kenneth! Noted & shared :)

Craig Pittman (52)
Friday May 11, 2012, 1:07 pm
Thanks a lot for this Kenneth. The world would be such a better place if we all shared these Rights. Let it be!

linda b (186)
Friday May 11, 2012, 3:47 pm
Thanks for sharing Kenneth.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Monday May 14, 2012, 2:13 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Judith C (159)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 2:46 am
Noted. Thank you.

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 3:34 pm
Thanx Kenneth. We need to review these often...esp these days!

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 6:52 am
It is a shame that there are no countries on earth that follows all of them and many countries do not follow any of them! Thanks Kenneth for sharing
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