ICRC Seeks Ceasefire to Deliver Aid in Yemen

“We urgently need an immediate halt to the fighting, to allow families in the worst affected areas, such as Aden, to venture out to get food and water, or to seek medical care. For the wounded, their chances of survival depend on action within hours, not days.”

-Robert Mardini, ICRC’s Head of Operations for the Middle East



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“2015 is a critical year of opportunity for global action to achieve the future we want. For health and economic development – for the happiness of every person – we must use smart new ways to address climate change.”

-Kathy Calvin, UN Foundation

Mark Cuban on Patriotism

“The most patriotic thing you can do is get filthy rich and pay lots of taxes so we can fix the issues we’re talking about.”

Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban (Photo credit: jdlasica)et filthy rich and pay lots of taxes so we can fix the issues we’re talking about.”

—Billionaire entrepreneur, Landmark Theatres and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sits down with guest host Tony Robbins on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. In the interview, Cuban talks business, politics, patriotism, wealth, and yes, taxes.

Forest Whitaker on World Heritage

Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We have to not just open our eyes to what’s going on in other places; we need to open our eyes to what’s going on right in front of us.”

Forest Whitaker, artist and UNESCO goodwill ambassador

Mira Sorvino on Human Trafficking

Social Good Summit 2012
Social Good Summit 2012 (Photo credit: Mashable.com)

“More is spent in a single month [in the U.S.] fighting the war on drugs than all monies ever expended domestically or internationally fighting slavery from its inception. Per month, we spend more on the drug war than we ever have trying to free slaves.”

Mira Sorvino, actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador