At PETA, we often say that the issue of how animals are treated isn’t just about them; it’s about us, how we behave.
I joined NOW on an issue of pay.
I see the great continuities in New Zealand history as being decency and common sense and up until now when we’ve confronted these things we’ve been able to talk them through, and I’m sure we will with this issue as well.
Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.
I think the Con-Con issue is really diversionary. I’ve always been against Con-Con, from the very first the time the idea was raised. Everybody knows that.
Who lives long and who dies prematurely, is the defining issue of our time. And I submit to you, there’s a significant race dimension, it is basically class-driven.
You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
More than 30 years ago, when I had embarked upon the fight against child labour, it was not even considered an issue worth any discussion. It was accepted as a way of life in India, much like it was in other countries. Today, no country or business or society can throw this issue away.
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
The Iraq War was the biggest issue for people of my generation in the West. It was also the clearest case, in my living memory, of media manipulation and the creation of a war through ignorance.