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Celebrate International Human Rights Day Dec. 10

December 6, 2009
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On Dec.10, the world will celebrate International Human Rights Day. Sixty-one years ago, in San Francisco, the nations of the world came together to proclaim that every individual, no matter where he or she lives, has fundamental rights that deserve protection. Enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are, among others, the right to be free from racial discrimination, the right to think and write what you choose and the right to fair working conditions. While the United States helped to draft the declaration, led the movement to pass it and served as host to its ratification, today many people in this country now think that a human rights campaign means writing letters to a faraway land, rather than working to protect our own fundamental rights, that of our family and friends and that of fellow Americans and all members of the human race.



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