Humans Rights Are an Important Matter


Victoria Pickering

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Araceli De La Torre Marin, OwlFeed News Reporter

Human rights are implicit rights of all human beings, irrespective of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and democracy, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of speech and expression, the right to work and to get an education, and many more. 

All are entitled, without discrimination, to these rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was a landmark in the development of human rights. The Declaration, which was drawn up by representatives of varied legal and cultural backgrounds from all parts of the world, was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948, by General Assembly Resolution 217 A(III) as a fundamental standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It points out, for the first time, that fundamental human rights must be guaranteed equally.

The role of the social revolution is to give people the ability to come together, to speak their minds, and to make people aware of a matter that is dear to their hearts. They exercise their human rights when making a difference in the society in which they work.

Anguished op-eds in “serious” magazines, angry critics and policy advisors, concerned workers of the old class trying to convince themselves that this is all a temporary aberration need not be effective sources of dissent.

Although no federal department monitors police executions, the Washington Post report has tracked almost 1,000 shooting deaths over the last five years, highlighting substantial ethnic inequalities.

It comes from below: from people like Lancashire Nanas, Standing Rock Sioux, and Hamachi Forest Occupiers who line up their bodies to defend the world from occasional brutal violence; from huge women’s marches against sexual violence; from anti-fascist and anti-racist street organizations; from trans-and other LGBTQ+ opposition against new intolerance.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of people of Asian origin registered attacks and ethnic profiling. President Donald Trump has regularly used racist terms to explain the virus.

Social protests in the United States and other countries have become a major catalyst for social reform. Around the same time, administrations and other critics have also sought to undermine the actions of the protests.

Middle-class people accused of offenses appear to be incarcerated because judges demand economic bail as a condition of parole, requiring people who have not been convicted of any felony to sit behind bars for lengthy stretches of time pending sentencing, resulting in forced guilty pleas.

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Movements may also have biographical implications. Several studies have found that individuals who participate in social movements during their formative years (adolescents and early 20s) are also transformed by their participation. Their political attitudes change or are at least strengthened, and they are more likely to continue to engage in political activism and to engage in social change professions.

In the book ‘Political, Biographical, and Cultural Consequences of Social Movements’ by Marco Giugni, he writes, “People who have been participating in social protest movements, even at a lower degree of participation, bear the effects of that activity throughout their lives.” 

Discrimination will eventually occur in a wide variety of ways, including workplaces, housing, and classrooms. Employers, housing agencies, educators, and other responsible individuals have the highest obligation to build an equal community free from discrimination and harassment and where human rights are protected and respected.