U.S. is ALMOST THE ONLY NATION that fails to protect human rights in several ways

The U.S. likes to think that our nation is the world’s leader in human rights, but actually, we are NEARLY THE ONLY NATION that REFUSES to protect human rights in several ways.

Page 8 of the Summer 2022 issue of YES! Magazine (www.yesmagazine.org) reported these facts:


The U.S. is one of only 14 members of the United Nations that have FAILED TO RATIFY the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The U.S. is the ONLY NATION in the U.N. that has failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  I remember years ago when the U.S. refused to do this because the U.S. wants to recruit teenagers aged 17 into the military.  I don’t know what other reasons might exist.

The U.S. and Israel are the only members of the U.N. that voted to continue the U.S. embargo of Cuba in 2021.

The U.S. and Ukraine were the only members of the U.N. that voted against a 2020 General Assembly resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism, and other practices that promoted intolerance.



















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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org