This life is a gift, and to reject that gift or abuse that gift is not human and not worthy of us.
We as the governments, workers, employers and civil society must declare a war on child labour. This war cannot be won without strong, committed, coherent, and well-resourced worldwide movement. Equally needed is a genuine and active coordination between intergovernmental agencies at the highest level.
I am positive that I would see the end of child labour around the world in my lifetime, as the poorest of the poor have realised that education is a tool that can empower them.
Any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up.
As you have fewer and fewer voices in a democracy, in a free society, it’s not good to limit the number of voices.
Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes wherever the polls lead him, rather than leading the polls.
It is up to us to change laws on the books like ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws and push elected officials to enact regulations that hold police officers to the same standards as the rest of society. This is why we vote.
Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.
I grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, when it was almost a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
If you keep on buying things made by child slaves in such conditions, you are equally responsible for the perpetration of slavery.