Monday, February 11, 2008

On February 11, ...

... 1991, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization was formed at The Hague. UNPO's membership includes "indigenous peoples, minorities, and unrecognised or occupied territories who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights, to preserve their environments, and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them." Today, on its 2d International Action Day, UNPO's launching a yearlong focus on a theme á propos of yesterday's post by Naomi Norberg: "Freedom for Burma Now!"
... 1962, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) was born in Madison, Wisconsin.
... 1916, Russia-born American anarchist Emma Goldman was arrested by New York police for giving a public lecture on birth control. Goldman (right) "was charged with violating the Comstock Law," an 1873 federal "statute banning transportation of 'obscene' matter through the mails."

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