The text is Talos Rucker's open letter to the public, in which he suggests forming an activist coalition that would defend the rights of people with mechanical augmentations in the post-Aug Incident world. This coalition was formed in 2028, under the name Augmented Rights Coalition.
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Talos Rucker, PhD
The Augmented are Human Beings. They are entitled to the same rights, privileges and recognition as every other Human Being the world over. But they are not receiving these basic and inalienable necessities.
One might have expected, after the initial wave of grief and uncertainty had run its course, that the Augmented would have been recognized for what they truly were: victims, no more to blame and having suffered no less than anyone else. Instead, even more of their freedoms are taken away, as though their alleged transgressions continue on a daily basis.
For this reason, it has become undeniably clear that the violations are not going to be redressed without organized and directed action by a significant number of people. Some sort of activist group must be formed, with a view to restoring basic Human rights to the Augmented, and this coalition of like-minded individuals must come together now.