Tag Archives: Riding A Dead Horse

The Rooms Of Ruin (or the Eighteenth Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, April 11, 2005, on Indigenous Issues)

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditMonday April 11 saw the entrance of a multitude of indigenous peoples from around the world to intervene on Item 15, Indigenous Issues, an agenda item of the Commission that is fixed due to the fact that most indigenous people have limited resources and this makes it easier for them to know when their item… Read full post.

Why is rape not considered torture? (or the Fifteenth Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, April 6, 2005)

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditYakin Erturk, the Special Rapporteur (SR) on violence against women, its causes and consequences: -widespread violence against women around the world and just as common is impunity of the violators. -country visits to Guatemala, El Salvador, occupied Palestinian territories, Sudan. In Guatemala widespread violence against indigenous women who face multiple discriminations. In Sudan, horrific rape… Read full post.

We can feed 12 billion people on this planet that houses only 6 billion, yet last year 5 million died of hunger (or the Eleventh Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 30, 2005)

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditToday’s will be a brief one and the item under discussion was still Item 10, on Economic, social and cultural rights. This morning opened with the bland report of the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Open-ended working group to consider the options regarding the elaboration of an optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and… Read full post.

Is the mirror to blame for the reflection? (or the Tenth Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 29, 2005.)

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditI was only able to attend the morning session of today’s meetings due to an overwhelming attack of rage. When I began to see myself like Uma Thurman in Kill Bill brandishing a Samurai sword and leaping from one government desk to the next slicing and dicing, I knew I could not go back until… Read full post.

On Passions and Human Suffering: An Apology (March 27, 2005, Easter Sunday)

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditI woke up this Easter Sunday reminding myself to wish my family a ‘Happy Easter’ until it occurred to me how disturbing that phrase is in the context of what Easter represents in the Christian context. It reminds us of the last days of a young spiritual warrior who preached love, tolerance, compassion and the… Read full post.

The Needle on the Human Rights Record is stuck and studies prove that only Wonder Woman is strong enough to lift it…Where are the superheroes when we need them? (or the Eighth and Ninth Reports on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 23-24)

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditNo one can listen to a record when it’s stuck or a CD when it’s skipping. This is one of those simple facts of life that not even the best lawyer could dispute. Well, maybe if the best lawyer were paid enough he would dispute anything, but that’s another issue entirely. All of us have… Read full post.

Attack of the 50 Foot Hollow Discourse and a Note on Monsters(or the Seventh Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 22, 2005)

Attack of the 50 Foot Hollow Discourse and a Note on Monsters(or the Seventh Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 22, 2005)

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditI always had an odd fascination by monsters. Ever since I was a little girl I loved horror stories (Stephen King being one of my oldest heroes) and I had thought until recently this morbid obsession had to do with carrying around a lot of anger. My college thesis on the exploitation of women and… Read full post.

Racism has a ghostly face (or the Sixth Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 21, 2005)

Racism has a ghostly face (or the Sixth Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 21, 2005)

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditRacism has a ghostly face, with eyes caged by thick intolerance and radiating a pulsing purple hatred. It is a multi-limbed beast, residing in the legislation of governments worldwide that affects the enjoyment of a happy and humane life. Its arms are made up of religious persecution and the misinterpretation of faith, the abuse of… Read full post.

Vampires Attack the 12th and 13th Meetings of the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights and Bleed Dry Agenda Items 4 and 5 (Or, The Fifth Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 18, 2005)

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditOn Friday, March 18, 2005 the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights began its substantive discussion on Agenda Items 4 and 5, Item 4 dealing with the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and follow-up to the World Conference on Human Rights, and Item 5 pertaining to The right of peoples… Read full post.