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>When the western human rights community talks of >"human rights" today, it is really demonstrating the >extent to which its discourse has been >corrupted. The notion that selected rights can be >championed whilst others can be ignored is quite >simply a bastardization of the discourse. This reminds of the joke about the general store, where you could never buy anything specifically. Alan Watts, I think, said that groups do't have rights -- individuals have right and if those are seen to the "group rights" are taken care of too. It seems so: *Iraq* is now "free", even if the persons living there are not... ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk