A Fight For Basic Rights

September 19, 2007


Via
Aldon Hynes,
Orient Lodge

If you think it is bad being banned from running for class office because of a blog post you wrote, consider this:

Nguyen Vu Binh was jailed in Vietnam in 2002 for writing and posting articles about democracy on the Internet and campaigning for human rights.

That’s from a fundraising email from Amnesty International . Some people may ask why I’m so concerned about the Avery Doninger case. The abuse of her rights was small compared to what Nguyen Vu Binh encountered. Yet for me, it is part of the same continuum and we must fight for the basic rights of all people, at home, and abroad, no matter how small the abuse is.

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