Mary Robinson, a very important personality who fought for civil rights, said: Today’s human rights violations are the causes of tomorrow’s conflicts.
The reality described by Mary Robinson is relevant even for today. There are hundreds of groups in the United States that fight for civil, human and migrant rights themselves, but, we, common civilians, are fighting for these rights every single day.
Everytime a police officer abuses his power, for example, we feel like victims of the system. Sometimes, it seems like there are law enforcers that are above these rights.
The groups that have made their main objective fighting for those who suffered from legal abuse, be it in court or by helping them recover, do it not just for the people that exists today, and for the accountability of those who violate these rights, but also for the children of tomorrow. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
If we look throughout history, in most cases, conflicts or wars were caused by human rights violations in the past. We do not have to look to history too far. Just a few years ago, the rise of the terrorist group ISIS got the whole world’s attention.
Of course, ISIS is probably one of the biggest violators of human rights these days, but how did ISIS start? They started because the Sunni Muslims were persecuted and subjected to summary executions by the Sadam Hussein regime, who was a Shia Muslim. And what’s happening now with ISIS, which is composed of mainly Sunni Muslims, is being recognized as their revenge. This kind of cycle of hatred needs to stop.
Among the many groups in the United States that advocate for civil and human rights, we want to call your attention to a specific one, created by two journalists who were victims of legal abuse themselves: The Frontera Fund, created by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, located in Texas. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The Frontera Fund is calling out all the groups that fight for civil and human rights, to help combat abuse, prejudice and censure. Freedom of speech is a basic right of American citizens, and thentwo journalists are calling you to fight for it.
The biggest struggle of these groups is finding funding, which is where Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s Frontera Fund comes in. They have a $3.75 million settlement money they got because of the unjust arrest that they suffered while working as journalists.
We must all realize that the fight for these rights is the fight for our very humanity and future.
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