25 September 2008

Bono on the bailout, and Al Gore the rabble-rouser?

Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative today, Bono said:

"It is extraordinary to me that you can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can't find $25 billion to save 25,000 children who die every day of preventable treatable disease and hunger."

Meanwhile, Al Gore spoke about the severity of the climate crisis and called for an uprising of direct action protests against the construction of new coal-fired plants:

“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration." (emphasis added)

Ponder on those two statements for a while.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I saw the Bono comment yesterday and also thought it was noteworthy. He makes a very good point.
Another related point I heard on Democracy Now the other day was about how President Bush said we didn't have enough money to provide more health care to children.