Monthly Archives: August 2008

Human rights have no borders

Starter question for the day: “What are the Thirty Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?”  Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act … Continue reading

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Current commuter book

Currently reading “Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights” (Bob Torres, 2007) amidst all the hard-core Metro readers on the daily commute into work. Interesting to note how and in what ways the book (or music) you choose to accompany your morning commute can significantly colour … Continue reading

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Moral Schizophrenia

I first came across the the term “moral schizophrenia” (Greek origin: schizo– ‘split’; phrenia ‘mind’) through Prof. Guy Francione’s arguments (e.g. see *here* and *here*). Having then used this term critically in previous discussions regarding humans and their (immoral) treatment of other … Continue reading

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Dominic Lawson: If you think China is a police state, just look at us in Britain

Most interesting Olympics-related article of the day, taken from The Independent: “So when the Olympics come to London, I hope that the international press let the world know what sort of officialdom they have encountered. Probably, however, they will be hoodwinked … Continue reading

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