• South Carolina votes against Confederate flag
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    South Carolina votes against Confederate flag

    South Carolina has voted to take down the Confederate flag after 16 hours of debate and weeks of controversy. In a move considered unthinkable by many just a month ago, the flag, which has flown above the statehouse for more than 50 years, will now be removed. After the House passed the bill, in a surprise landslide by 93-27 votes, there were hugs, tears and high fives in the chamber. South Carolina’s governor Nikki Haley signed the bill after a long and rowdy legislative session. The move comes as Republican leaders in Congress called for talks on the flying of the flag across the US. A vote on a measure…

  • Our Bill of Rights – Dumb Ways to Die Parody
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    Our Bill of Rights – Dumb Ways to Die Parody

    They may not be perfect but they’re quite possibly Greatest Bill of Rights Greatest Bill of Ri-i-i-ghts We are given We are given so many rights The first amendment gives us each Person the freedom of speech Of religion and of press Get your petitions out today Our Bill of Rights We are given so many rights Our Bill of Ri-i-i-ghts We are given so many rights The second amendment gives us guns So without worry we can have fun The third amendment gives us freedom To not house troops in our bedroom Our Bill of Rights We are given so many rights Our Bill of Ri-i-i-ghts We are given…

  • President Obama Town Hall on Credit Cards
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    President Obama Town Hall on Credit Cards

    (applause and cheering) The President: Hello! Hello, New Mexico. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody. Please, have a seat. Have a seat. Thank you so much. What a wonderful welcome. It’s good to be back in New Mexico. (applause) It’s always nice to get out of Washington for a while — (applause) — and come to places like Rio Rancho. (applause) The climate’s nice, the conversation’s nice, people are nice. It is just wonderful to be here. We’ve got a few special guests that I want to acknowledge here. First of all, a great friend, one of the finest governors in the country — please…

  • YALI Network – Legal and Moral Obligations to Protect Human Rights
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    YALI Network – Legal and Moral Obligations to Protect Human Rights

    [Text: Young African Leaders Initiative – Online Training Series MARY KALEMKERIAN: Hello. [Mary Kalemkerian, Human Rights Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights] My name is Mary Kalemkerian and this lesson begins our human rights course with a discussion on the legal and moral obligations to protect human rights. [TEXT: Text: Understanding Human Rights: The Legal & Moral Obligations to Protect Human Rights] [MUSIC PLAYING] In this lesson, we will take a look at what it means [TEXT: Learning Objectives: The Legal & Moral Obligations to Protect Human Rights] when we say human rights. [TEXT: What it means when we say “human rights” ] We will…

  • Libertarianism Explained: What Are Rights? – Learn Liberty
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    Libertarianism Explained: What Are Rights? – Learn Liberty

    What are natural rights? Well what are rights in the first place? Most generally, rights are moral concepts that establish the conditions within which we interact. When we say you can’t do that, we might mean that it’s literally impossible to do it, but we might also mean simply that to do it would be wrong. When we invoke rights, we’re insisting on a certain kind of interaction not because another kind is impossible but because another kind would be wrong. That’s why we can speak of violating someone’s rights. You can’t make a round square means it can’t be done. You can’t kill Fred means it would be wrong…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Otilia
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Otilia

    Otilia: Yeah, I think that they … Speaker 3: Good afternoon to everyone and thank you for accompanying us on this march. Okay. Otilia: My name is Otilia. I’m from Bolivia. Otilia: I’m a domestic worker. Otilia: Yeah, okay. I came to this country with a diplomat. Otilia: They treated me very badly. Otilia: When I came to this country, they told me that I would have every opportunity here. Otilia: But things didn’t happen that way. A lot of things changed. Otilia: Psychologically, I was treated very badly. Otilia: Morally I was treated badly. Otilia: Because I didn’t have communication with anyone. Otilia: I couldn’t talk to anyone except…

  • Virginia Ratify the ERA
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    Virginia Ratify the ERA

    educate and thanks all of you for coming out on this really difficult not sliding on the sidewalk or anything great your healthcare and it’s wonderful so one of the first things I’m wondering is how many of you have fought this fight before were you around in the 70s we believe I feel the different hands going up and it was a civil rights issue back then and it is today it’s an issue of individual race and as Virginians we tend to believe an individual race we can’t believe in the individual persevering just like in the Declaration of Independence right against the government essentially and if this…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Dolores
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Dolores

    Dolores: I just want to let you know that it’s with great joy and pride that I join my sisters here today. I just want you to know that … Don’t look at our numbers because we are strong and remember that you might be few of us here today, but you are with us in spirit. This trouble is not just up here. It’s all over. We are facing the same thing in New York. I know that it’s not … Listen to me when I say this. Don’t because you think we’re up here, we are immune to these people. We are fighting, but we are going through…