Economy and Human Rights – one

Linked to our presentation of Jaribu Hill – USA on January 31, 2006.

And linked to our presentation of HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY on January 30, 2006.

Linked also to our presentation of Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights on January 31, 2006.

Regarding Economy and Human Rights, there is a website of UNPAC, Women and The Economy. They write: What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘human rights’? Heart-wrenching stories from victims of torture and trauma … What about economic human rights? (Read the rest of their texts on the link above).

The UN is discussing the (Optional Protocol of the) ‘International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights’ (OP-)ICESCR since years (Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966, entry into force 3 January 1976, in accordance with article 27). Unfortunately, there is no end … the NGO world is defending strongly this Protocol, wants a real result (see ESCR Protocol now) … but the states, which discuss, vote and so finally dictate what has to happen, are not eager to have this protocol realised (about this, see our contribution of December 1, 2005 on our NGO-blog).

“Democracy is not about trust; it is about distrust. It is about accountability, exposure, open debate, critical challenge, and popular input and feedback from the citizenry. It is about responsible government. We have to get our fellow Americans to trust their leaders less and themselves more, trust their own questions and suspicions, and their own desire to know what is going on.” Michael Parenti on Third World Traveler.com. Their books on Economics / Labor:
Against the Conventional Wisdom – Doug Dowd,
Crisis of Global Capitalism, The – George Soros,
Downsize This! – Michael Moore,
Robbing Us Blind – Steve Brouwer,
Shafted – Free Trade and America’s Working Poor,
Sharing the Pie – Steve Brouwer,
Take the Rich Off Welfare – Mark Zepezauer,
Workers of the World Undermined.

Texts on webs about ‘Economy and Human Rights’:

The Political Economy of Human Rights, by Tim Anderson, in pdf (year?);

The Economic Bill of Rights (2001);

A Human Rights Watch-Text;

Books about ‘Economy and Human Rights’:

(the publication-years are not declared)

On the web of DOI (Digital Object Identifier), the Greenwood Publishing Group shows a book on ‘Africa, Human Rights, and the Global System: The Political Economy of Human Rights in a Changing World’, by African and American Scholars, who look at the broad issues relating to global human rights within the specific context of Africa. The key concerns addressed include notions of traditional human rights, structural adjustment and its effect on human rights, regional integration and the right to development, and political liberalization;

Another book: ‘Political Economy of Human Rights: The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism’, by Noam Chomsky;

After the Cataclysm: The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume II (Political Economy of Human Rights) (Paperback), by Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky;

more books on this theme here;

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