By Mark Cantrell
Matters have long been coming to a head. Many of the themes hitting our societies today -- politically, economically -- have been bubbling beneath the surface for years and are now bursting forth to see fists shaken in outrage at our corporate masters. Today's global protests and occupations, of Wall Street, of the London Stock Exchange, prompted me to dig into the archives and dig out this little item. The article may be old, but the words and its subject retain their resonance...
THE United States of America has been found guilty gross violations of human rights. Somewhat embarrassing, you might think, in the 50th anniversary year of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Yet its punishment will be far from severe – because its judges are the poor and the marginalised and therefore relatively easy to ignore.