Human_rights stories, books, poems, and more

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A transgender woman is insecure with her identity and her life ends by the hands of a hateful man. Read More

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A friend challenged me to write about refugees, and being as it's such a hot topic, I obliged. For those concerned, I am Australian and I am disgusted by current policy. We are becoming increasingly known for being bigoted and cruel, rather than the multicultural and welcoming nation we used… Read More

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Well, this was a challenging poem to write. I am all about LGBTT rights and equality for all human beings. I strongly believe that God wants us to love everybody without taking into consideration where they come from or what they like. Based on those beliefs, I wanted to write… Read More
A trendy concept today is 'Cultural Relativism' where all traditionsn of a culture should be 'respected' (no matter how much harm they do) and where any criticism is 'being insensitive. I'm challenging this idea, and arguing that this kind of thinking is not just woolly-headed, but dangerous too. Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 01, 2013

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A friend of mine (a former criminal who served a decade in prison for his offence) recently lost his job after the F.B.I. raided his place of employment solely to embarrass him and get him fired! This is monstrously totalitarian behaviour by an organisation (the F.B.I.) which has always been… Read More

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A wedding, a celebration of polyamory and polygamy: four gr4ooms (or brides) walk down the aisle, each with their vows, each with a moment in their lives to remember: maybe, in another universe, how things could have worked in the novel The Road to London. Read More
You wouldn’t know it judging by the amount of sexy “selfies” and pictures of people’s lunches that pop up in your news feed, but there are actually some important movements happening online. The Egyptian uprisings of 2011 are commonly known as the “Facebook revolution”, the Moldavian revolt of 2009 has… Read More

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This poem shows the view point from the perspective of a black child in times of severe racism and oppression. Through his words we see the world of history, where people were made to suffer just because of their skin colour. The poem is set in the mid 1900's where… Read More

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The unattractive realistic look on what humanity truly is. Read More

Poem / Other

January 29, 2013

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An expression of being abused by someones rights Read More

Tags: human_rights

My loathing of the acts of terrorism now been committed by Australian soldiers overseas! Read More

Poem / Memoir

November 24, 2012

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I live in Australia and was born in 1963. My grandmother was Aboriginal but we kids were told she was Indian. I learnt at 30 years of age about the lies my family had told me. In 1967 there was a referendum to give Australian Aboriginals recognition of being human.… Read More

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speaking for those that have lost everything because of austerity Read More
This is the outside look of the subject of missrepresentation. This is the concept of how the media is influencing the way females look and act. It is draining souls in my view. I think the world needs changing as it always has through the centuries. This essay is my… Read More
A poem about the basic right of all countries to self-government. Read More
The title says it all. The Australian Government is guilty of Gross Human Rights Violations against the unemployed and other pensioners! I am actually an invalid unable to get work, but am classed as unemployed since theoretically, despite severe arthritis of the spine, I could work 15 hours per week.… Read More
Second of my unemployment stories, based in my own experiences. The incident with the hand is true! Read More

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Something unusual from me for a change...... Having come into contact with some disturbing viewpoints very vocally expressed over the past few years I have decided to add my own quiet voice to the argument regarding the right to freedom of expression. Especially an essay published on this site condemning… Read More

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