Self-Determination in the 20th Century – Is it still sexy? (Tufts Uloop 3/3/2013)

6 Mar

Isreal’s mistreatment of the Palestinians . How has Israel got away with it for so long? Well, the people of the world have the truth hidden from them by a very biased media. Check this out and learn the truth, then spread it widely http://preview.tinyurl.com/ctxd8pg

Hani Azzam

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“To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace” (Article I of the UN Charter).

In the world current international system of nation-states, the ideal that a national group can operate as an sdindependent component in this framework seems fitting. As the UN charter reads, the right for people to determine their own political and societal structure should “strengthen universal peace.” While that conclusion is certainly up for debate, we cannot deny its central role in forming the geopolitical globe that we see today.

Around the world, stateless national groups still envision self-determination movements as the vehicle for independence and increased international influence. Strong sovereign sentiments pervade politics in both the East and the West, from the Quebecois, Scottish, and Catalans, to Palestinians…

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