Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What are human rights?

In the aftermath of the atrocities of World Wart II, the United Nations created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948.

With all the political "noise" one hears, it is forgotten that the purpose of the United Nations was to bring peace to the world.

The United Nations formed a committee headed up by Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt to draft a document delineating the rights that every human being across the world should have. The result is the eloquent document, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Now with 2006 technology and some brilliant filmwork, each of these human rights has been brought together on film and better yet, available online on streaming video.

If these don't bring tears to your eyes and make you want to "do something about it" well, then maybe it's time to check that ticker to see if it's got a beat.

Enjoy these.