“Such are the differences among human beings in their sources of pleasure,
their susceptibilities of pain, and the operation on them of different
physical and moral agencies, that unless there is a corresponding diversity
in their modes of life, they neither obtain their fair share of
happiness, nor grow up to the mental, moral, and aesthetic stature of
which their nature is capable.” --- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)
Gabriela Barros De Luca's Blog
Sur - International Journal on Human Rights is a biannual journal published in English, Portuguese and Spanish by Sur - Human Rights University Network.
It is available for free on the Internet at http://www.surjournal.org.
The current issue (number 9) talks about the Sixty Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, bringing up discussions like:
"Perpetrating Good: Unintended Consequences of International Human Rights Advocacy" - Barbora… Continue
Posted on June 17, 2009 at 3:30pm
I was really impressed with my brief visit to Grajaú, a neighborhood in lower São Paulo. It is about forty minutes away from where my family lives, but seems to be in a whole different time zone, unlike all other São Paulo regions I have been to. The distribution of buildings, the width of streets, the mixture of nature with asphalt, the names of shops – all seem different.
Grajaú is a very poor neighborhood in a big city, and faces all the grave problems deriving from that. The… Continue
Posted on May 8, 2009 at 12:30am
Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a joint online initiative on 8 April to raise awareness of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges and to show what individuals are doing to make a meaningful difference.
Visit the new web portal, www.ourworld-yourmove.org
Posted on April 22, 2009 at 3:03pm
We Are Everywhere
is a book of stories written by activists from around the World, tales of struggle and rebellion from participants which have been collected over the past three years by activists, writers and artists.
The book explores and celebrates what activist, academic, and media commentators have recently come to refer to as the "anticapitalist" movement. One of the great strengths of this movement has been its capacity to re-kindle the idea of a global political… Continue
Posted on March 15, 2009 at 6:30pm