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"You can look at
war as a massing of arms and matérial and troops,
but you can also see it as something else--as a delicate
web of interwoven choices made by human beings, made out
of a certain consciousness. The decision to order an attack,
the choice to obey or disobey an order, to fire or not to
fire a weapon. Armies and, indeed, any culture that supports
them must convince the people that all the decisions are
made already, and they have no choice. But that is never
true." The Fifth Sacred Thing" by Starhawk
WEAVE OF BLOOMINGTON POETS Bloomington is alive with the sound
of written and spoken poetry. If you haven't seen proof of
it, visit Howards' and other local bookstores to pick up a
copy of A Linen Weave of Bloomington Poets. This anthology,
now in its second printing, presents the work of 49 area poets,
and is a gift to the Bloomington community from the eforts
of Jenny Kander who is also responsible for bringing poetry
to the local airwaves by hosting the Linen
of Words on WFHB, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through
Friday as well as the Sunday program on WFIU, The Poets Weave,
WFIU, Sundays, 11.47am
Boxcar Books and Community
Center, Inc. If you haven't gone in to Boxcar, check them out. They
have new and used books, magazines, zines and alternative
media publications. They offer free meeting space for community
and special interest groups, exhibit art and host readings.
Home to Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project.
Declaration of Human Rights
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United
Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following
pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon
all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration
and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read
and expounded principally in schools and other educational
institutions, without distinction based on the political
status of countries or territories."
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal
and inalienable rights of all members of the human family
is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted
in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of
mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings
shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from
fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration
of the commonpeople,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to
have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny
and oppression, that human rights should be protected by
the rule of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly
relations between nations,
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter
reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the
dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights
of men and women and have determined to promote social progress
and better standards of life in larger freedom,
Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve,
in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of
universal respect for and observance of human rights and
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms
is of the greatest importance for the full realization of
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard
of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end
that every individual and every organ of society, keeping
this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching
and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms
and by progressive measures, national and international,
to secure their universal and effective recognition and
observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves
and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and
rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and
should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set
forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind,
such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political
or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth
or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made
on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international
status of the country or territory to which a person belongs,
whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or
under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and
the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman
or degrading treatment or punishment.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person
before the law.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any
discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled
to equal protection against any discrimination in violation
of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent
national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights
granted him by the constitution or by law.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public
hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the
determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal
charge against him.
(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right
to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to
law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees
necessary for his defence.
(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on
account of any act or omission which did not constitute
a penal offence, under national or international law, at
the time when it was committed Nor shall a heavier penalty
be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time
the penal offence was committed.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with
his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks
upon his honour and reputation Everyone has the right to
the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence
within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including
his own, and to return to his country.
(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other
countries asylum from persecution.
(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions
genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts
contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
(1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality
nor denied the right to change his nationality.
(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due
to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry
and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights
as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and
full consent of the intending spouses.
(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit
of society and is entitled to protection by society and
(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well
as in association with others.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience
and religion; this right includes freedom to change his
religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community
with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion
or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression;
this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference
and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through
any media and regardless of frontiers.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly
(2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government
of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
(2) Everyone has the right to equal access to public service
in his country.
(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority
of government; this shall be expressed in periodic and genuine
elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage
and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social
security and is entitled to realization, through national
effort and international co-operation and in accordance
with the organization and resources of each State, of the
economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his
dignity and the free development of his personality.
(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment,
to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection
(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right
to equal pay for equal work.
(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable
remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence
worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary,
by other means of social protection.
(4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions
for the protection of his interests.
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable
limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate
for the health and well-being of himself and of his family,
including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary
social services, and the right to security in the event
of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age
or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care
and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of
wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
(1) 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.
(2) Education shall be directed to the full development
of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect
for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote
understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations,
racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities
of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education
that shall be given to their children.
(1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the
cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to
share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
(2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral
and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary
or artistic production of which he is the author.
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order
in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration
can be fully realized.
(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone
the free and full development of his personality is possible.
(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone
shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined
by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition
and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of
meeting the just requirements of morality, public order
and the general welfare in a democratic society.
(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised
contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying
for any State, group or person any right to engage in any
activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction
of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.
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VITAL Tutor Training
Offering reading support to the Bloomington, IN and surrounding
area. One-to-one tutoring with trained tutors to help
individual learners set goals, gain essential skills, and increase
their confidence. New Reader Support Group - An opportunity for new readers
to gather and exchange their thoughts and ideas in a supportive
and confidential group
Additional Tutor Training - In-services are offered in
the area of computing, GED tutoring, Laubach Method, and
English as a second language. More
on this oganization next month.
is Community? Task Force seeks
to enhance the experiences of African Americans and other
persons of color in the Unitarian Universalist Church and
local community. Contact Guy Loftmay, email@example.com
- Watch Task Force
Alerts the U.U. congregation about pending government action
at the local, state and national level. For information contact
David Wiley, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children's Task Force
(CTF)of the Unitarian Universalist
Church promotes the welfare of children in our community by
offering information about their needs and supporting community
resources that serve children and their families. For more
information contact Martha Nord, email@example.com
Habitat for HumanityGroup
at the Unitarian Universalist Church supports the vision of
Habitat for Humanity which "seeks to eliminate poverty
housing from the world and to make decent shelter a matter
of conscience and action." To find out what current projects
are being worked on in our community contact: Dorothy Sowell,
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by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. Twice a month
they bring readers the stories that the corporate press
we sow seeds of peace, justice and freedom. May we be seeds
of peace, may we be seeds of justice, may we be seeds of freedom.
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