A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 27, 2021
“Human rights: Know them, demand them, defend them”

"Human rights: Know them, demand them, defend them” is a saying that has been printed on many images.

“Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them: Selected from United Nations human rights instruments” (1993) was printed at the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna.

The saying found its way, oddly enough, to fortune cookies. “Today’s Fortune: Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them.  - Pretty good for a cookie” was posted on Twitter by Ed Hall on November 4, 2008. “ I’m chillin eating my fav (shrimp fried rice) & my fortune cookie said ‘Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them’” was posted on Twitter by Chinna White on December 5, 2020.


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Human rights : know them, demand them, defend them : selected from United Nations human rights instruments.
Author: United Nations. Department of Public Information.
Publisher: New York : UN, 1993.
Edition/Format: Print book : International government publication : English

Twitter
Ed Hall
@eddidit
Today’s Fortune: Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them.  - Pretty good for a cookie.
8:15 AM · Nov 4, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Kevin Fillips
@ke7in
Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them / today’s fortune cookie
7:51 PM · Dec 17, 2008·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Jake Matthews
@JakePM
the most serious fortune cookie I’ve ever encountered: “Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them.”
11:09 PM · Jan 22, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Maggie
@manyfortunes
Cookie fortune least likely to appear in China: “Human Right: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them” #fortunecookie
(This is shown on a fortune cookie image.—ed.)
9:10 PM · Aug 29, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
jwhall
@jwhall
Totally know that this fortune from a fortune cookie was not from China: Human rights, know them, demand them, defend them!
7:20 PM · Oct 31, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Michael Lanham
@lanhamm
Dear Fortune Cookie Company - This is a great sentiment, but not a fortune: “Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them”
12:40 PM · Apr 24, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Chinna White
@chinnaliddell
#SaturdayVibes I’m chillin eating my fav (shrimp fried rice) & my fortune cookie said “Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them
(This is shown on a fortune cookie image.—ed.)
10:16 PM · Dec 5, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Sherry Frost
@frostnhstaterep
Look!  It’s so simple, it fits on a fortune cookie fortune.
Know them.  DEMAND them.  Defend them.
(This is shown on a fortune cookie image.—ed.)
7:29 PM · Mar 18, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
wacko zacko
@wackedzach
“Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them”
12:07 PM · Sep 18, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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