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Great speeches of the 20th century

Great speeches of the 20th century

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Full text of Severn Suzuki’s speech to UN Earth summit Apr Here is the full text of Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s speech before the UN Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil in 1992, made when she was 12 years old. Too bad the world listened, applauded, and shed an emotional tear, but did not do anything substantial for her, as the likes of George W. Bush decided it would be too restrictive on their accustomed way of life, and would cost their industrial cronies too much. Hello, I’m Severn Suzuki speaking for E.C.O. – The Environmental Children’s Organisation. American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity." "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.

Statsministeriet - Nytårstaler Statsministeriet modtager hvert år mange henvendelser vedrørende statsministerens nytårstaler. Derfor kan du på Statsministeriets hjemmeside læse lidt om historien bag nytårstalerne, ligesom du kan høre og se de fleste gamle nytårstaler. I Danmark har der udviklet sig den tradition, at statsministeren i forbindelse med nytåret holder en nytårstale, som bliver transmitteret i radio og tv. Det var statsminister Thorvald Stauning, der holdt den allerførste nytårstale i 1940. Det var dog først fra 1946, at det blev en fast opgave for statsministeren at holde nytårstale. Frem til 1959 blev talerne udelukkende transmitteret i radioen. SoJust.net: Social Justice and Civil Rights Speeches Bella AbzugPlenary Address, Fourth World Congress on Women (1995) John AdamsInaugural Address (1797) Jane AddamsThe Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements (1892)The Modern Lear (1896) Susan B.

'Rio girl' Severn Cullis-Suzuki 20 years on Cullis-Suzuki is the daughter of environmental guru David Suzuki, but she has become an activist and environmentalist in her own right. As the summit gets set to return to Rio next month, she is reflecting on the moment that changed her life forever. In 1992, delegates from around the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro, for the first United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as Earth Summit. The Landmark Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. - A Call to Conscience: New York: IPM/Warner Books Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is known for being one of the greatest orators of the twentieth century, and perhaps in all of American history. In the 1950s and 1960s, his words led the Civil Rights Movement and helped change society. He is best known for helping achieve civil equality for African Americans, but these speeches--selected because they were each presented at a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement--show that his true goal was much larger than that: He hoped to achieve acceptance for all people, regardless of race or nationality.

Danske taler Temaer Retorik vedrører offentlige taler og sprog der har indflydelse på samfundet eller betydning i sociale sammenhænge. I Danmark markeres flere nationale eller politiske mærkedage med offentlige taler. Hvad er retorik? Retorik har traditionelt været forbundet med at holde tale i et offentligt forum, men opfattes i dag bredere, som en samtale mellem medlemmer af et samfund. Video Nobel Lectures from Nobel Laureates in Literature Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates Video Lectures from Nobel Laureates in Literature According to the Nobel Foundation statutes, the Nobel Laureates are required "to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded". The lecture should be given before, or no later than six months after, the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, which takes place in Stockholm or, in the case of the Peace Prize, in Oslo on 10 December.

Twenty years after Rio, Severn Cullis-Suzuki looks at state of the Earth By Rachelle Delaney, Editorial production coordinator Had world leaders paid more attention to a young Severn Cullis-Suzuki when she spoke at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro almost 20 years ago, we might not be in such a state today. Recently, Cullis-Suzuki took to the stage again—this time at the Planetworkshops' Global Conference in Evian, France—to share her thoughts on the state of the planet in advance of next year's Rio + 20 conference. Cullis-Suzuki, a David Suzuki Foundation board member and ecologist who stunned delegates with her moving speech at the Earth Summit when she was just 12, spoke of how the ground-breaking agreements made in 1992 were followed by years of inaction. "The work we must do today is far greater than had we taken action back then," she told the conference.

Examples of Epigrams Epigrams can be hard to find because they have a very broad definition. What one person considers an epigram, another may consider an elegy, poem, or perhaps even a song. The most basic definition of an epigram is a brief, clever, and memorable statement. Some of them are formulated with satirical purposes in mind, and others are purposely meant to be confusing.

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