Five quotes to summarize 2019

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Let’s have a look at some of the best quotes over the last 12 months.

Social activism undoubtedly prevailed this year. Issues such as climate change, migration, and human rights have been the press’ headlines in 2019.

Let’s have a look at some of the best quotes over the last 12 months.

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations summit in September.
“We are at the beginning of mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”

German Pia Klemp, the captain of a ship that saved migrants in the Mediterranean Sea refused to accept a medal for her help in June.
“Your police (steal) blankets from people that you force to live on the streets, while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants and asylum seekers. … You want to give me a medal for actions that you fight in your own ramparts.”

As the U.S. government moved to sanction Venezuela’s food distribution program (CLAP), U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar summarized the human cost of sanctions.
“Trump’s new sanctions on Venezuela are nothing more than economic sabotage designed to force regime change by starving the very people we claim to be helping.”

Conservatives in Argentina claimed to protect the “two lives” when they argued against a women’s right to choose or not abortion. However, Nora Cortiñas -Co-Founder of Madres de Plaza de Mayo- considers that their record in power proves they care neither for the unborn nor the born. Nora Cortiñas,
“During the (military) dictatorship, the church didn’t care about the two lives. They used to pinch pregnant women on their vaginas, they blessed the ‘flights of death.’ Which two lives are they talking about?”

And Ahed Tamimi at Pro-Palestinian march in London, in May.
“From the river to the sea, Palestine all be free.”

Sources: teleSUR English, Noted.

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