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Civil and Human Rights

Published: April 30, 2011, Author: JayTaber

Civil rights and human rights are not the same thing. Civil rights are bestowed upon its citizens by state authorities; human rights are internationally recognized rights inherent to all human beings.

Equality is a good thing, and with it comes the possibility of humane, democratic initiatives. But equal access to opportunity under a Free Market system merely enables one to profit from the oppression of others—hardly what one would call progress in any progressive sense.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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