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It is an opportunity for me to use my voice to help in finding a cure for a disease that afflicts 7 to 10 million worldwide. Some 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's every year.feedback
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Nov 17 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Jesse Jackson is associated, including Americans, Iran, and right. Most recently, Jesse Jackson has been quoted saying: “They should all kneel, not against the flag, but against the interference by Mr. Trump with their First Amendment rights.” in the article Defying Trump, Athletes Intensify Debate on Race and Protest. An other article where Jesse Jackson has been quoted is 'This fall is not going to be pretty for Republicans, ' ex-RNC chairman Michael Steele says.
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Aug 25 2015 - Iraq

But I can really only say that freedom of the press matters and it is right, and detention without trial is wrong. I hope that the matter can be worked out and resolved fairly soon.feedback

Aug 25 2015 - American politics

We've seen 50 years of problems as a reaction to the progress. This comes in the form of these killings and jailings. At the end of the day we're winning. We've gone from being denied the right to vote to having an African-American president. We've gone from low expectations to unlimited expectations.feedback

Aug 25 2015

Both are dealing with people who are feeling locked out of the big tent. We cannot rest until there is a commitment to a one big tent America where all are in and none are out.feedback

Aug 25 2015

Workers rights, women's rights, children's rights. All these rights are under attack but there's a tug of war for the soul of America and the soul of Europe.feedback

Aug 25 2015

I wanted to hear him out. I'd read many of his works.feedback

Aug 25 2015

The people who want to fight for justice cannot be short distance runners, you must not give up, you must hold onto that rope for hope. In a contest between hope and fear, hope and courage must prevail.feedback

Aug 25 2015

The east-west wall didn't work in Germany. Isolating Cuba didn't work. Not going to the Olympic Games in Russia didn't work. Talking works.feedback

Aug 25 2015 - Multilateralism

I hope that the multilateral deal with Iran will be successful and be confirmed and I hope that Venezuela will be next. We must choose peace over war. It's right and it's less expensive than war.feedback

Aug 25 2015

No it's premature to make that judgement. Hillary (Clinton) is going to put up a formidable campaign. Right now she is leading all of the polls. She has paid her dues. She has all the requisite qualifications to become the next president and so far she's winning.feedback

Aug 25 2015

There's a lot of fear of bringing Iran in but more fear of leaving Iran out. So you have political leaders and generals who are embracing the deal and some are rejecting it.feedback

Aug 25 2015 - Human Rights

Some aren't satisfied with the human rights situation in America. After all, we are five percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's prison population.feedback

Aug 25 2015 - Human Rights

There are human rights issues in China but we have trade relations and diplomatic relations. We have found over a period of time it's better to talk them out than to try the schemes of isolation.feedback

Aug 25 2015 - Human Rights

So either we're going to build a bridge and develop them or face the issue of containment and confrontation. I hope that we will be humane in the process. The immigration in America and the migration issue in Europe is fundamentally the same and it grows out of this gap. People are not leaving home in great numbers because they want to. They're hungry and their human rights ought to be affirmed.feedback

Oct 09 2014

I would tend to think that those who do not have insurance, who do not have medicaid do not have the same priorities as those who do.feedback

Aug 27 2013

The dream of next year was for legislation to make that illegal. The dream of next year was for the right to vote. The next year the dream was for open housing. The dream was a poor peoples' campaign, it was to end the war in Vietnam. Now we are free, but we are not equal. And social separation has virtually ended as a matter of law, but the disparities have gotten wider.feedback

Aug 27 2013

Well, you will see more women, more people of colour who dare dream of running, and they may very well run. When I was running back in '88, President Barack was a student, and he saw the debate, and he said to me and he said to himself, this can be done.feedback

Aug 27 2013

Well, I'm perplexed by our proclivity for war, the extreme concentration of wealth, the loss of the middle class because of our trade imbalances and the growth of poverty. The poverty growth in our country now is reaching very dangerous proportions. Too much war, too much hate, too much poverty, we in fact must dream, live above our present predicament and change our priorities.feedback

Aug 27 2013

I remember coming here in '63, I just left jail in Greensboro, North Carolina.. And there was anxiety and fear and hope. The anxiety was, will we make it to Washington and back. The fear was, if you drove a car across state lines with a different tag, something could happen to you. Medgar Evers had been killed on June 12 and the stain of his blood was all in the air. [Washington] DC was under virtual lockdown. The government was saying there could be a riot and at that time the mayor of DC was appointed [not elected].feedback

Aug 27 2013

So the seeds you plant, you never know when they are going to sprout, when they are going to grow. There are qualified women, Latinos and blacks, there is no shortage of people qualified to be president of the United States. And I think that there is a whole body of people that can at least dream it. If you dream it, you can make it happen.feedback

Aug 27 2013 - Human Rights

The vote made us feel good about ourselves. But there was another element that felt very threatened and they should not have. The south should not feel threatened by our progress. Civil rights have made the new south prosper. I mean, you could not have had the investment of Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, all of them have invested in the south, the new professional athletics teams in the south, the Olympics in the south – the new south has been born again because of the civil rights laws. And so the irony is those who would benefit the most become oftentimes the most mean or the most frightened.feedback

Aug 27 2013

The dream was never static. The dream in '64 was the end of humiliation. I mean, black soldiers had to sit behind Nazi POWs, prisoners of war. The dream was to end the indignity. You couldn't stop by a hotel or motel, couldn't eat at a public restaurant, that was that dream.feedback

Aug 27 2013

Well, it's a historic accomplishment, to be sure, because the combination of forces for the good came together and went beyond. Other Americans said the race is about race first and chose someone who has superior qualifications and was able to articulate those.feedback

Aug 27 2013

So there is an ugliness undercutting our beauty. And there is a real mixed feeling in the country tonight, frankly. On the high note, President Barack [Obama] wins, he is the crown jewel of our success of 55 years of struggle. On the other hand, he is under attack, called non-Christian, non-American, all this ugliness, kind of vile, that is challenging the beauty of this moment.feedback

Aug 27 2013

In many ways. Trayvon Martin was killed, an innocent. One hundred and thirty six blacks were killed last year by some sheriff, or some deputy, or some vigilante, 136, not just one! There are two and a half million Americans in prison, over 54 percent are African-American. We see prison labour on the increase, we see prison telephone bills costing 1.5 billion dollars a year, we see companies on the stock exchange owning prisons as an industry, we see pre-trial detention, people in jail for up to five years waiting for trial, worse than Guantanamo.feedback

Aug 27 2013

They closed all liquor stores for the first time since Prohibition. All police worked 18 hour shifts. They mobilised the military in the five surrounding military bases. This place was under lockdown. And yet in spite of that, out of that sprouts this beautiful flower of people: black and white, standing together, singing together, being inspired together, and our will to freedom and dignity was greater than the resistance to our getting our freedom and dignity.feedback

Jan 20 2010 - Haiti

You know in 1989, a 7.0 earthquake hit San Francisco, 63 people died. 7.0 hit Haiti, 200,000 plus are estimated to have died. So poverty is a big factor as the earthquake itself.feedback

Dec 13 2005

I think that the killing of Tookie tonight might raise the whole debate about the death penalty, life without parole and other options at another level.feedback

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