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24 Luglio 2005 Commenti chiusi


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

PREAMBLE
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Article 1.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 11.
(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Article 12.
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.

Article 13.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.

(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Article 14.
(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.

(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 15.
(1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.

(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Article 16.
(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Article 17.
(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 18.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

(2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 21.
(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.

(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 23.
(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.

(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

(4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24.
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 25.
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Article 26.
(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Article 27.
(1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.

(2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 28.
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29.
(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.

(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.

(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 30.
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

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Senza tante parole… (Vasco Rossi live – Torino, 7 Giugno 2005)

9 Giugno 2005 2 commenti


Ho incontrato due occhi blu
mi han sorriso non ho visto niente piu’.
Li osservavo ridere di gioia
e tutto ad un tratto e’ sparita la noia.

Oh mio Dio com’eran belli,
di luce propria sembravan brillare,
mi son detto: “Io devo averli!”,
nei miei sogni li vedevo danzare.

Una voce intonava un dolce canto,
senti che bel rumore,
guarda che bella Luna;

Ascoltavo e mi avvolgevo nell’ atmosfera
puo’ darsi che porti fortuna
di certo non ho piu’ paura!

Vieni da me, ti portero’ via lontano
ad ascoltare il suono delle montagne, rimanendo sospesi a volare,

vieni da me, non temer di poter sbagliare,
so io dove andare, so io cosa fare.

Non rubare nulla ai tuoi ricordi,
immagina di poterli cantare su questi accordi,
chiudi gli occhi e continua a volare,
ora sai cosa fare, ora sai dove andare.

Sei lontana da me, sto sognando di te,
guarda il sole che nasce, guardo il giorno che cresce
Senti una voce dal cuore, non provare dolore,
vedo una donna che nasce, guardando il giorno che muore…

Senza tante parole…

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Children of a Tragedy

2 Gennaio 2005 Commenti chiusi
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A sad soul – un’amica mi scrive -

29 Dicembre 2004 1 commento

For Cristiano and his friends,
in apply of his e-mail about “the last happenings”
December 29th 2004

THE BIG WAVE OF TERROR AND BLOOD
Catastrophe Brought by the Sea

SONO MOLTO TRISTE ANCHE!!!

I’m sad too!!! Yesterday evening, after watching such sad news, I rolled in
the bed for about one hour, without being able to sleep. Giant waves and
people crying invaded my dreams, so that I could experience at least 1/10 of
the nightmare they have been living for the past days. I felt extremely
moved with all those scenes in black and white, and a tear felt over my
pillow.

Even with all the poverty in the countries reached by THE BIG WAVE OF
TERROR, these are my favorite places on Earth. Tropical Paradise, my past
FIVE vacations in Thailand were incredible and I was planning to go there
again. Not to say India. Sri Lanka . Indonesia. All my sweet babies, not
only and simply as travel destinations. You know what I mean??? I was always
moved by the colors and warmth of these countries. People. places. culture.
smells. tastes. feelings.

Obviously I would feel as sorry as I feel now for any other kind of
catastrophe in any other place on Earth, but understand me. I have lived
part of my life and the best moments of it in, especially, Thailand. Not to
say the adorable dozens of Indians I know who probably lost somebody for THE
BIG WAVE OF TERROR.

Yes! People. places. smells. tastes. feelings. dreams.

Now, part of that is destroyed, my whole self is sad, and I can’t even
compare my sadness with that of those people who actually lived the
nightmare.

The nightmare of being in a paradise like Phi Phi Island, for example.
The nightmare of being sleeping besides your husband in bed,
and being awaked by the roof top falling down and the water invading your
bedroom.
The nightmare of being working in the farm
collecting tropical and exotic fruits for next day,
and never having the chance to give it a simple bite.
The nightmare of being praying to another God in silence,
and being interrupted by Poseidon’s furiousness
and his waters extremely irritated,
that devastate hundreds of altars and entire cities.
The nightmare of having your baby in your arms
and watching it going away from you,
without being able to fight against the nature.

These happenings are definitely a war between the Nature and the Human
Being.
A war we lose. a war we lost. and a war I’m afraid we will always lose,
because the nature has incontrollable powers.
The same way nature is incontrollable beautiful.
And we? We are beautiful too, simply because we are also part of Nature,
but compared to Mother Nature, we are so small and fragile.

All our dreams can suddenly disappear with “a” simple wave.
God! How can it be possible?

Dreams were lost in each of those bodies dragged by the water.
Therefore, the past, the present and the future of thousands of people
also got lost in “one single” wave full of so much terror .

What kind of war is that?
A war with a giant wave full of present and future consequences!
We lost in less than a week thousands of dreams, all with “a” wave.

Cristiano,
despite of the fact my Italian is not that fluent, my angels this time
helped me to understand every single word and feeling you put down in your
e-mail,
and I’m here just to say that:

SONO MOLTO TRISTE ANCHE. MOLTO!!!

A Sad Soul.

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Lacrime di ricordi (48580)

29 Dicembre 2004 2 commenti


Sono triste.
Non ho mai provato una sensazione così strana: ogni volta che vedo un’immagine di ciò che è successo due giorni fa, divento triste.
Divento triste per tutte quelle persone che hanno perso la vita, che hanno perso tutto, che hanno perso le persone amate. Divento triste perché qualche settimana fa ero in una di quelle zone: Phuket, Phi Phi Island.
Ogni immagine di quei posti mi ricorda momenti meravigliosi vissuti con la mia Suchanan, oggi quelle immagini si sono trasformate in tragedia.
Nulla potrà mai cancellare dal mio cuore, dai miei occhi gli splendidi paesaggi di quelle terre, i gentili e dolci occhi di quella gente, le spiagge bianche, il mare cristallino.
E’ difficile spiegare la sensazione che si prova nel pensare che tutto questo oggi non c’è più.
Ho mangiato pesce alla griglia al ristorante Savoy di Patong Beach, oggi quel ristorante non c’è più…
Ho camminato per il lungo mare di Kata Beach, oggi quel lungo mare non c’è più…
Ho mangiato un gelato all’ Hagen Dasz di Patong, oggi quella gelateria non c’è più…
Ho guidato lo scooter in quelle strade, ora in quelle strade ci sono solo morti.
Ho comprato i regali per le mie piccole atlete, dei braccialetti, ho contrattato il prezzo, da quelle parti si usa così, ho visto i dolci occhi della ragazza che me li ha venduti: oggi quella ragazza probabilmente non c’e’ più ed insieme a lei tutte le persone che lavoravano in quel centro commerciale, dove sono stato tante volte… anche loro oggi non ci sono più…
Ho nuotato per ore in quel mare azzurro, ora il suo colore è rosso sangue.
Ho camminato per ore su una delle spiagge più belle al mondo a Phi Phi Island, ho visto una pizzeria italiana dal nome “ciao bella”, ora quella pizzeria non c’è più…
Ho passato serate meravigliose con la mia Suchanan, a chiacchierare, a bere una birra, a guardare le stelle, seduti su uno dei tanti bar di Phi Phi Island… ora tutto questo non c’è più!!!
7 eleven, view point, cabana hotel, internet cafe, tiger prawns, maya bay, ocean, patong beach, go go bars, starbucks, phi phi island, da Mario thai: immagini che ora rivedo e che mi sembrano un incubo: purtroppo è realtà.
Mi viene da piangere, perché tutto questo non c’è più… Mi viene rabbia, ma è inutile.
Io sono qui che non so cosa fare, non so cosa pensare, mi sento incapace, immobile, impotente: non riesco e non voglio dimenticare.
Nella mia mente, nel mio cuore tutto questo è ancora e nulla riuscirà a spazzarlo via…
Non riesco ancora a rendermi conto che io da quell’angolo di Paradiso sono tornato.
Non riesco ancora a rendermi conto che tutto quello che ho visto in quell’angolo di Paradiso, ora non c’è più…

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I am sad

27 Dicembre 2004 Commenti chiusi

Today will be ever forgot for the huge tragedy of the quake in the Andaman sea. Tonite, 10.35 pm, it seems that more than 24.000 people died… no words to describe what’s happen; this time the man is not guilty, it seems that the nature made a revenge for something.

The photos in my blog describe something that probably there is no anymore; i cannot forget the huge landscapes of white sand in Phuket, Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Patong Beach… the beautiful sea of Phi Phi Island, Maya Bay… today, maybe, everything is destroyed.

Its awful watching television and see what I saw for real few weeks ago. India, Thailand: Paradises which became Hell in a while. Not to forget to mention the thousand people who lost everything or who simply disappeared, eaten from a bloody sea.

I am sad cause today I saw those places where one month ago I had wonderful time, beautiful days with my Suchanan; now everything has gone: i cant believe it, i cannot believe it yet!

I dont know for which kind of reason this happen. Lands where poor people live and where tourists from everywhere in the world go for holydays: same destiny.

Today everybody have seen the fear: we all cannot do anything against the nature. Why is it happen? Its useless to make questions, no reason why… maybe the answer is out there, where thousand terrified people will always remember this Christmas for the worst of all gifts.

I am sad.

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Phi Phi Island – Thailand

27 Dicembre 2004 Commenti chiusi


Profondamente colpito da questa immane tragedia, ho voluto pubblicare alcune mie foto scattate in Novembre in quello che era e che, sono sicuro, tornera’ ad essere un Paradiso, con alcune “minifoto” trovate online in questi giorni che descrivono cosa sono oggi quei posti. Non commento: lascio parlare queste immagini! Voi magari mandate un sms al 48580.

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