Despite US opposition, UN approves rights to privacy in the digital age

Despite US opposition, UN approves rights to privacy in the digital age | ZDNet.

Why is my government on the wrong side of every human rights battle?


California prisoners continue hunger strikes

California prisoners continue hunger strikes – Features – Al Jazeera English.

Once again, have to go to foreign sources for local news.

346 inmates continue the hunger strike after 30 days (down from the estimated 29000 who started the strike.)

People do not purposely starve themselves lightly. It takes tremendous self control to go more than a couple of days without food.

Jerry Brown needs to listen to these folks and start enacting some changes.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

via The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article XII

Passed by the UN General Assembly in 1948 and became international law in 1976.  Note that privacy of correspondence is specifically protected. Spying on Americans is un-Constitutional while spying by the American government on non-Americans is a clear and direct violation of international law.

As the United States slides toward despotism can it please avoid dragging the rest of the world behind?