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Nick Merrill @NickMerrill
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In her speech at Oxford University today, @HillaryClinton:
“Now is the time to bring human rights out of the ivory tower & diplomatic conferences...into neighborhoods & schools, offices, factories, & farms...into the heart & daily interactions of men and women everywhere.”
“All of us who care about the legacy of the Universal Dec of Human Rights should be very worried.

“But let us view this challenge not as an omen of defeat, but as a call to action. As Eleanor said, “courage is more exhilarating than fear, & in the long run, it is easier.”
“And on China in particular, let me say: as the West considers the future of this enormously complex and important relationship, as we debate how and when to compete and cooperate, human rights must be front and center.”
“You don’t stand in front of a tank because of a foreign idea imposed on you from afar. You do it because the drive for freedom is so powerful that it’s worth dying for.”
“Because if economic rights are human rights, economic policy is human rights policy. And abuse of economic policy – policy that perpetuates injustice and inequality – is a human rights abuse.”
“Given the scale of the repression in Xinjiang & across China, I hope that Google will listen to the pleas of its employees & refuse to be complicit. Regardless of how many advertising dollars are at stake –
it’s better to be on the right side of history.”
“It’s my hope that we can start listening to each other… and hearing each other… putting ourselves in each other’s shoes – especially if our views seem miles apart.
No matter how deep our differences, there’s always more common ground between us than we think.”
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