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A Declaration of the RIghts of Human Beings is a book written by Raoul Vaneigem. It outlines 58 rights.
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A Declaration of the Rights of Human Beings is a book written by Raoul Vaneigem. It outlines 58 rights.
  
 
==Rights==
 
==Rights==

Revision as of 13:36, 9 April 2011

A Declaration of the Rights of Human Beings is a book written by Raoul Vaneigem. It outlines 58 rights.

Rights

  1. All men and women have the right to become human and to be treated as such
  2. Every human being has the right to life
  3. Every human being has the right to independence
  4. Every human being has the right to knowledge
  5. Every human being has the right to happiness
  6. Every human being has the right to dispose freely of his or her time
  7. Every human being has the right to move around as and how he or she thinks fit
  8. Every human being has the right to the freely available necessities of life
    1. Every human being has the right to a home in keeping with his or her desires
    2. Every human being has the right to healthy natural food
    3. Every human being has the right to health
    4. Every human being has the right to comfort and luxury
    5. Every human being has the right to free modes of transport set up by and for the collectivity
    6. Every human being has the right of free access to natural resources and sources of energy
  9. Every human being has the right to exercise permanent control over scientific experimentation so as to ensure that it serves the interests of human beings and not those of the market
  10. All human beings have the right to take delight in themselves, in others and in the world
      1. Every human being has the right to self Alliance
      2. All human beings have the right to be themselves and to cultivate awareness of their own singularity
      3. Every human being has the right to authenticity
      1. Every human being has the right to alliance with his or her own kind
      2. All human beings have the right to association by affinity
      3. Every human being has the right to replace state governments with a world federation of small local collectivities in which the quality of the individuals guarantees the humanity of societies
    1. Every human being has the right to an alliance with nature
    2. Every human being has the right to be reconciled with his or her animal nature
  11. All human beings have the right to build their own destiny
  12. Every human being has the right to create and to self creation
  13. Every human being possesses the right to step in and intervene wherever human progress is threatened
  14. Every human being has the right to bend towards life what was turned towards death
  15. Every human being has the right to improve his or her environment for the sake of a better life
  16. Every human being has the right to consideration for his or her sensitivity
  17. Every human being has the right to feel the movements of affection and disaffection which are inherent in the flux of passions and the freedoms of love
  18. Every human being has the right to a natural life and a natural death
  19. Every human being has the right to base the diversity of his or her desires on the plurality of life
  20. Every human being has the right to a choice between activity and rest
  21. Every human being has the right to be idle
  22. Every human being has the right to striving and perseverance
  23. Every human being has the right to his or her personal sense of beauty
  24. Every human being has the right to progress and to regress
  25. All human beings have the right to stray, to get lost and to find themselves
  26. Every human being has the right to vanquish terror and tame fear
  27. Every human being has the right to oppose threats
  28. Every human being has the right to make mistakes and to correct them
  29. Every human being has the right to an absolute freedom of opinion and expression
  30. Every human being has the right to criticize and contradict what may seem most certain or what passes for a fundamental truth
  31. Every human being has the right to hold nothing sacred
  32. Every human being has the right to change
  33. Every human being has the right to distantiation
  34. Every human being has the right to the pleasures of each generation
  35. Every human being has the right to reject suffering
  36. Every human being has the right to give and to give of themselves without sacrifice
  37. Every human being has the right to avoid frustration by replacing dissatisfaction with insatiability
  38. All human beings have a right to their doubts and to their certainties
  39. Every human being has the right to excess and to moderation
  40. Every human being has the right to diversion
  41. Every human being has the right to the freedoms of dreaming and imagination
  42. Every human being has the right to anger
  43. Every human being has a right to the body's well being
  44. All human beings have the right to adorn themselves as they see fit
  45. All human beings have the right to their lies and their truths
  46. All human beings have the right to open themselves and close themselves to the world
  47. All human beings have the right to express or to keep silent about their emotions, their desires and their thoughts
  48. Every human being has the right to attain artistic expression
  49. Every human being has the right to the free exercise of goodness
  50. Every human being has the right to innocence
  51. Every human being has the right to count on the violence of life in order to ward off the violence of death
  52. Every human being has the right to restore to the will to live the vital energy usurped by the will to power
  53. Every human being has the right to protect and to be protected
  54. All human beings have the right to have children for their own happiness and or the sake of those who are born
  55. Every human being has the right to desire what seems beyond the realm of the possible
  56. All human beings have the right to govern their own moods, whims and fixations without having to impose them on anyone else or be subject to those of other people
  57. Every human being has the right to the poetry of existence
  58. Every human being has the right to play on and make light of the actions and the values of the old world


Excerpted from A Declaration of the Rights of Human Beings - On the Sovereignty of Life as Surpassing the Rights of Man Written by Raoul Vaneigem (2001) Translated (from French) by Liz Heron Published by Pluto Press (Sterling, VA. USA: 2003)