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Declaration of the Inalienable Rights of Man

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As part of its founding documents, in November 1984 the Schiller Institute adopted a Declaration of the Inalienable Rights of Man, based, as Helga Zepp LaRouche told a news conference on Nov. 26, 1984, on the U.S. Declaration of Independence, with only a few changes introduced to take into account different particular features of the struggle for human freedom and dignity today.

``So truly,’’ she said at that time, ``the inalienable rights movement is a return to the spirit of the Founding Fathers.’’

’’ The Declaration includes the following words: ``The history of the present international financial institutions is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment an absolute tyranny over these states.

To prove this let facts be submitted to a candid world. They have refused their assent to our plans of development, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. They have forbidden their banks to engage in business of immediate and pressing importance for us, and in equal terms....
They have overthrown legitimate governments repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness their invasions on the rights of the people....

We, therefore, Representatives of the Peoples of the World, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world, do ... solemnly publish and declare that all countries of the world are and of right ought to be free and independent States.

That all human beings on this planet have inalienable rights, which guarantee them life, freedom, material conditions worthy of man, and the right to develop fully all potentialities of their intellect and their souls. That, therefore, a change in the present economic and monetary order is necessary and urgent to establish justice among the peoples of the world.’’