Kumi Naidoo quotes

  • Sandy was a climate change warning. Obama must now take the stage and fulfil the promise of hope the world needs.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Promise #Climate #Needs

  • A movement only becomes a movement of substance, size, and power when the artists say 'we want to add our voice.'
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Artist #Voice #Add

  • If not one more cent in new aid money flowed [to Africa], we could with more urgency and efficiency and creativity be doing much more to take more people out of poverty.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Creativity #People #Poverty

  • With an agenda dominated by global security and U.N. reform, it appears that the decisions needed to lift millions of people from abject poverty are not being given the prominence they deserve.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #People #Decision #Reform

  • Struggles only move forward when decent men and women step forward and say, 'enough is enough and no more.'
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Struggle #Moving #Men

  • The city of Copenhagen is a climate crime scene tonight, with the guilty men and women fleeing to the airport in shame. World leaders had a once in a generation chance to change the world for good, to avert catastrophic climate change. In the end they produced a poor deal full of loopholes big enough to fly Air Force One through.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Men #Airports #Cities

  • You know how they say, 'What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?' What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Vegas #Arctic

  • The Social License is fundamentally about accountability to people and not just powerful interests. John Morrison’s book reminds all organizations – governments, business and civil society – to focus on the legitimacy of their own actions.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Powerful #Book #Government

  • There is no definition of terrorism and there is still the reality that one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Reality #That One Person #Definitions

  • Currently, we allow our political and business leaders to get away with murder. Now is the time to change that. We need direct liability for those who are destroying our future and this planet. We need fast, profound and systemic change. History only moves forward when courageous people get up and act. That's why I support this citizens' initiative to recognise ecocide as the crime it is.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Moving #Profound #People

  • My final advice for young people is to not wait for leadership from adult politicians. Step forward today, because our current leaders are denying the dire reality we are facing. Leadership can come form anywhere.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Reality #People #Leader

  • The struggle to avert catastrophic climate change is bigger than all the other struggles, whether it is slavery, democracy struggles, the woman's right to vote, and so on I would argue that if what is at stake is securing life as we know it, then there can be no bigger struggle that we face.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Struggle #Democracy #Slavery

  • Investing one cent more in oil, coal and gas is investing in the death of society, and the in the death of our children.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Children #Oil #Coal

  • This week we saw progressive business and faith leaders making strong commitments that are moving ahead of what world leaders promised today. The leaders of major economies must be bolder than they were today in providing a vision for 100% renewable energy for all.
    -- Kumi Naidoo

    #Strong #Moving #Commitment

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