70 years ago today, the United Nations adopted the Declaration as a common standard of achievement for all people and nations, setting out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be protected universally. For the past seven decades, it has been the cornerstone of the international human rights system, helping to protect the rights of children, women, victims of torture, people with disabilities and many more. It has inspired dozens of treaties, hundreds of organisations and countless grassroots activists. But across the world, human rights abuses persist. Attacks on human rights defenders are increasing and hard-won gains in protections are being rolled back in every continent. The very concept of human rights is being questioned, including by some of its staunchest defenders. As the UN’s human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says, we urgently need a "pushback on the pushback". And so on this day of all days, please show your support for human rights, especially on issues such as the crisis in Yemen, which represents one of the worst human rights failings of our time. But also please take the time to remind people in your community that human rights matter to them too, that they are for everyone, everywhere.
Türkçe (🇹🇷) - Buchenwald Toplama Kampından serbest bırakıldıktan sonra üç Yahudi çocuk Filistin'e gidiyor. Soldaki kız Polonya, ortadaki çocuk Letonya ve sağdaki kız Macaristan’dan, 5 Haziran 1945
English (🇬🇧) - Three Jewish children are on their way to Palestine after having been released from the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The girl on the left is from Poland, the boy in the center from Latvia and the girl on the right from Hungary, 5 June 1945.
Sultan al-Hasan bin Sulaiman, the 13th sultan of Kilwa, ruled from 1310 until 1333. Al-Hasan ibn Sulaiman was a member of the Mahdali dynasty, and oversaw a period of great prosperity in his capital city of Kilwa. His palace, referred to as “Husuni Kubwa” is considered to be one of the most pristine and beautiful examples of Swahili architecture. With over 100 rooms, it is also considered to have been one of the largest structures in Sub-Saharan Africa during the 14th century. It was destroyed in the 15th century by the Portuguese during their invasion of Kilwa.
Have you ever wondered how Puerto Rico became apart of the U.S.? Or why English is the second language in the Philippines? ⠀
On this day in history [December 10th, 1898]the Spanish - American War ended by the Treaty of Paris, which resulted in the U.S. acquiring the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam. ⠀
The backstory: The U.S. and Spain began hostilities because the U.S. backed the Cuban Independence from Spain. The U.S. ultimately won the war, which gained Cuba its independence, as well as Spain’s pacific “possessions” which led to them ceding Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines for 20 million dollars. ⠀
Is there a day in history that means something to you? Something that changed the entire trajectory of your family, neighborhood, country? We’d like to know!
Mr. Hardy's taming of the Zebra.
Mr. Hardy was a notable horse trainer who lived just off Cromwell Road in London in the late 1800s.
In 1889 he was hired by Leopold de Rothschild after a bet was made regarding Hardy’s ability to train any horse. Rothschild had wagered that Hardy could train a team of zebras to pull a coach through London.
After two years of hard work Hardy completed the task and at six o’clock one morning a team of zebras were seen pulling a coach through London! What an incredible sight that would have been.
Μοχάντας (Μαχάτμα) Γκάντι
Γέννηση: 2/10/1869, Πορμπάνταρ, Ινδία
Θάνατος: 30/1/1948 (78 ετών), Νέο Δελχί, Ινδία
Επαγγέλματα: πολιτικός ακτιβιστής/δικηγόρος/ειρηνικός επαναστάτης
Σημαντικά γεγονότα της ζωής του: - Μετάβαση στην Αγγλία για νομικές σπουδές, όπου βιώνει τον ρατσισμό των Ευρωπαίων
- Μετάβαση για 20 χρόνια στην Νότια Αφρική, όπου ζει σε καθεστώς απαρτχάιντ και αρχίζει να διαμαρτύρεται παθητικά και φυλακίζεται.
- Παθητική διαμαρτυρία για την ανεξαρτησία της Ινδίας, με πιο σημαντικά γεγονότα την κατάργηση της επαγγελματικής μαθητείας (1917), την μαζική εκστρατεία ανυπακοής (1920) και την πορεία του Αλατιού (1930).
- Δολοφονήθηκε από έναν Ινδό εθνικιστή, λίγο μετά την ινδική ανεξαρτησία.
Αποφθέγματα:" Πρώτα σε αγνοούν, μετά σε κοροϊδεύουν, μετά σε μισούν και τέλος τους νικάς." #mahatmagandhi#history#worldhistory#ellinikospolitismos