Human Rights: Now is the Time!

https://youtu.be/ryNtmkfeJk4?list=RDryNtmkfeJk4
Charlie Parker – Now’s The Time

Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, a right to gainful employment and provision of a quality education. Everyone human being is entitled to these human rights, equity and common decency.

Public education, K-16 is a human right. In this interconnected universe where we live, functioning schools are critical. But in America, secondary school graduates cannot read, write, do math or communicate at a college level. After two years of remedial education, four more years will be required for a legitimate college education.  

THE FOUR R’s

(Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, and Rhetoric.)

http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/edumat/hreduseries/hereandnow/Part-5/8_udhr-abbr.htm

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.

https://www.ohchr.org/en/resources/educators/human-rights-education-training

Universal health care, including dental work, optometrists, glasses, psychologists, hearing aids, is a human right.

“The right to health for all people means that everyone should have access to health services they need, when and where they need them, without suffering financial hardship. No one should get sick and die from poverty or an inability to access health services they need.”

The only remedy to our lack of access to health care is to stop confusing health insurance with health care. Health is not a commodity; it is a right.

The United States does not really have a health care system, only a health insurance system.
(The time has come when we must take insurance cartels off the table. They are costing lives.) 

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/the-state-of-healthcare-in-the-united-states/health-care-as-a-human-right/

Vol. 43, No. 3: The State of Healthcare in the United States

America has the most expensive and least effective health care among the ten most “developed” nations. The United States is dead last.

https://thepeaceresource.com/?s=Human%20Rights

Roosevelt’s speech
During Roosevelt’s January 11, 1944, message to the Congress on the State of the Union, he said the following:[7]

It is our duty now to begin to lay the plans and determine the strategy for the winning of a lasting peace and the establishment of an American standard of living higher than ever before known. We cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth—is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure.

This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty.

As our nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.

We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.”[8] People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for all our citizens. For unless there is security here at home there cannot be lasting peace in the world.

Legacy

The propositions made by Roosevelt have gone largely unfulfilled. An article featured in the Democratic Left academic journal titled “Corporations Are Destroying Our Economy, Our Environment, and Our Children’s Future” provides insight onto how the significance of the bill is largely selective, and has been reduced through “unbridled capitalism”.[9] The commodification of education, health care and other areas fundamental to the realization of Roosevelt’s goals is described as being responsible for maintaining vast inequality pervasive within the US.

https://revolutionresource.org/?s=human+rights

In our day these economic truths must become accepted as self-evident. We can accept, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all — regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens.

And NOW is the TIME!

The Time is Now!

“There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.”

~James Baldwin

“Singin about a revolution
because were talkin’ about a change
its more than just evolution
well you know you got to clean your brain

the only way that we can stand in fact
is when you get your foot off our back”

~Nina Simone…

We must support revolutionary imperatives for peace, justice and freedom in France, America and everywhere this becomes necessary.

https://youtu.be/-sEP0-8VAow?list=RD9QRjz6TYmYk
Nina Simone – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Montreux 1976)

Vote Green for Peace!  all ships can rise.       https://www.gp.org/register


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