Last week, here in “New Normal” Germany, the government (which, it goes without saying, bears no resemblance to the Nazi regime, or any other totalitarian regime) implemented a social-segregation system that bans anyone who refuses to publicly conform to the official “New Normal” ideology from participating in German society. From now on, only those who have an official “vaccination pass” or proof of a negative PCR test are allowed to sit down and eat at restaurants, shop at “non-essential” stores, or go to bars, or the cinema, or wherever.Read more . . .
Shortly before the mask requirement was introduced, there was a teachers’ conference at my school. I wrote the following to a friend: “I am sitting in the conference. It’s about compulsory masking. There is a lot of excitement, but all the questions have only one goal: How can we better control, reprimand, punish the students if they resist the mask requirement? Can we kick them out of school? Yes? Is that possible? Nobody, not a single one, asks how the children will actually feel about what we are actually doing here. Nothing but hysterical obedience, control mania, submission. The next dictatorship will come, and Germany will be at the forefront. I am desperate.”Read more . . .
India’s President Modi surprised the entire country on 24 March 2020. At 8 pm, he announced on a government owned news channel that a nationwide lockdown would be enforced from midnight. All workplaces, schools, shops and hotels were shut down. Flights, trains, buses, private vehicles and other transport systems were halted. People were only allowed to leave their homes to pick up essentials and faced a year in jail if they did not have a valid excuse for being outside. India had one of the harshest lockdowns in the world in March, according to Oxford University’s Stringency Index.Read more . . .
Five years of devastating civil war and strict economic sanctions have plunged over 80 percent of Syrians into poverty, up from 28 percent in 2010. Ferdinand Arslanian, a scholar at the Center for Syrian Studies at the University of St. Andrews, says that reduction in living standards and aid dependency is empowering the regime.Read more . . .
138 new Egyptian prosecutors were removed from office in September 2013 following a ruling from the judiciary’s governing body that only those born to parents with undergraduate degrees could join the state prosecution. This is an unusual and archaic form of discrimination that violates human rights.Read more . . .
The right to education (Art.13) : . 08.12.1999. E/C.12/1999/10. (General Comments) Convention Abbreviation: CESCR COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL … Read more . . .
From: Douglas Hodgson, Faculty of Law, University of Western AustraliaTHE HUMAN RIGHT TO EDUCATION (Ashgate, Dartmouth (1998)) Chapter 4 International Recognition of the Right to Education under Conventional and Customary Law Everything begins with education, for neither nature nor society … Read more . . .
From: Douglas Hodgson, Faculty of Law, University of Western AustraliaTHE HUMAN RIGHT TO EDUCATION (Ashgate, Dartmouth (1998)) Chapter 13: International Co-Operation and Development International Co-operation Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has recognised the necessity of "international co-operation … Read more . . .
Both arsonist and fire-fighter: the World Bank on school fees Comment by Katarina TomasevskiComment|Bretton Woods Project|23rd January 2006|update 49|url I was jostling with Kenyan families at Sarit textbook centre in August 2005. The beautiful and expensive school books made … Read more . . .
Documents: The right to education Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Mr. Vernor Muñoz Villalobos … Read more . . .