Reward the WWI Veterans with Starvation

After the wealthy made extraordinary profits (read more) by deceiving and coercing the general public into fighting, suffering and dying in WWI (read more), their financial speculation crashed the stock market, taking us into the Great Depression of the United States. These difficult economic times, of their own making, were tragic for the general public …

At Rio+20, Severn Cullis-Suzuki Revisits Historic ’92 Speech, Fights for Next Generation’s Survival

(video 1992 speech & 2012 interview) “the girl who silenced the world for six minutes” (United Nations Earth Summit 1992 & 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Hello. I’m Severn Suzuki, speaking for ECO, the Environmental Children’s Organization. We’re a group of 12- and 13-year-olds trying to make a difference—Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler, Michelle Quigg and …

“Your Governments Have Failed You”: Syrian-American Student Munira Sibai Calls For Climate Justice

(video) (United Nations COP18, Doha, Qatar, 2012 December 7) (speaking in Arabic, translated by Democracy Now) I stand before you, given two minutes to make the same call of action that has fallen upon deaf ears for too long. Over the past two weeks, we have seen not only complete absence of vision, but also …

“Are You Here to Save Face — or Save Us?”: Brittany Trilford, 17, Addresses World Leaders at Rio+20

(video) (2012 U.N. Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) My name is Brittany Trilford. I’m 17 years old. I’m a child. Today, in this moment, I’m all children, your children, the world’s three billion children. Think of me as half the world. I stand here with fire in my heart. I’m confused and angry …