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LAHS student club kicks off human rights week

Original post made on Dec 7, 2009

The Los Altos High School Amnesty International club is presenting a special speaker event Monday evening to kick off a week of human rights awareness.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 7, 2009, 12:51 PM

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Posted by vfree
a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Another perfectly good reason to vote against school bonds. Why do you think it's productive to teach young minds that the U.S. is the bad guy, and the worlds dictators and communists get a free pass on human rights.

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Posted by reader
a resident of another community
on Dec 7, 2009 at 3:24 pm

"The talk... will feature Sergio Maraboli, a former political prisoner and torture survivor under the Pinochet regime"

Another perfectly good reason to think vfree has logical thinking and reading comprehension problems.

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Posted by vfree
a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm

reader from another community, read it again. He's speaking on US immigration and foreign policy, not Haiti.

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Posted by reader
a resident of another community
on Dec 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

He's no fan of notorious dictator Augustin Pinochet, I bet you, seeing as how Pinochet tortured him.

I read it again. Nothing in here indicates that the US is the "bad guy" for anything, or that anybody gets any "free pass." I hate soft-headed politics as much as the next guy, but you're reading stuff into it that isn't there.

Weirdest of all is your assertion that this is a reason to vote against school bonds! School bonds are property taxes with the money earmarked for building projects. They have nothing whatsoever to do with clubs or politics. Maybe there's a reason to vote against them, but this isn't it. (This is the "logical thinking" part I referred to.)

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Posted by Stellers - J
a resident of another community
on Feb 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm

V-Free's comment reflects the same extreme right wing Agenda that the Pinochet regime reflected. The extreme right wing wants to cut funding for education. They feel threatened by the idea that students hear the truth about repression under right wing dictatorships and the US role in establishing the Pinochet dictatorship.

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