Linked on our blogs with Anthony Ravlich – New Zealand, with Social Justice is Gaining Momentum, March 30, 2008, and with the International NGO Coalition for an Optional Protocol to the ICESCR.
Received by e-mail, From: anthony ravlich, Date: 03/07/2010.
2 short Excerpts from this e-mail:
Submission to the Presiding Judge, Auckland High Court,
The Appeal to be heard on 28 June 2010 at 11.45 am
(the whole case is explained on the link as follow: Freedom is not an impossible dream, published on Houston Independent Media Center, by Anthony Ravlich, June 29, 2010).
… I adopted the universal declaration of human rights as my ethical belief in 1991 and have been promoting human rights ever since. This ethical belief also includes economic, social and cultural rights. The latter defines poverty in human rights terms but these rights are not included in New Zealand human rights law – usually it is just described in social justice terms which not being claims to rights cannot be dealt with by a court … //
… Where New Zealand’s leaderships since 1984 went wrong, in my view, is because they fell into one of humankind’s oldest traps – they thought they knew all the answers. This is best described by Bertrand Russell in Unpopular Essays: “Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man has come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false … To know the truth is more difficult than most men suppose, and to act with ruthless determination in the belief that truth is the monopoly of their party is to invite disaster” (p157, Ideas that have harmed mankind, Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2009) … (full long text).
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