Monday, August 04, 2008

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This month over on Remixfight, we are featuring remixes of David Barnes reading "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights", the ground-breaking document ratified by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. It defines the fundamental rights of individuals, and exhorts all governments to protect these rights. The UN has translated the document into over three hundred languages and dialects. David Barnes is a frequent contributor to LibriVox, an amazing online resource that is reproducing many of the world's most important written documents from the public domain into spoken word tracks available without licensing restriction through LibriVox. Check out the remixes and please share the link and spread the word. The Olympics take place next week in Beijing and the timing for this could not be more appropriate. Thanks to mixter regulars Gurdonark, Radiotimes, Minus Kelvin, and everyone that participated. Help us spread the word!

Artwork by Ralph Steadman.