Take a Stand: Lessons from Rebels

"People ask if i'm a journalist or an activist. in actual fact that i'm only a journalist who asks questions, yet one that does in reality take a stand."—Jorge Ramos 

After 30 attention-grabbing years uncovering the challenging fact, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos opens up for the 1st time approximately life-altering classes by way of sharing eye-catching never-before-told tales. widely known for his unapologetic, no-holds-barred method of interviewing international leaders, enterprise titans, democratic coverage makers and dictators who threaten to derail these ideas, Ramos reveals their one universal trait—they are all rebels.   

Rebels are diverse. sooner or later they determined to problem the existing established order. occasionally they rebelled to alter a regime, different instances to avoid abuse or discrimination, yet in all instances they strived to right an injustice.

In Take a Stand, Ramos appears to be like again on groundbreaking interviews with rebels resembling President Barack Obama, perfect court docket Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Spike Lee, Barbara Walters, Fidel Castro and extra. Candid and every now and then arguable, Ramos attracts valuable wisdom of concerns that effect the attitude of the most important minority within the kingdom and the way they'll unquestionably form not just Presidential elections but in addition the way forward for the USA.

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Lifestyles and demise are part of our life. we are living and die within the fingers of God. and that i will go back to Cuba to stay or die within the fingers of God. ” —OSWALDO PAYÁ, Cuban dissident who died in 2012 in a mysterious “accident,” in line with the Cuban govt “I’m totally confident that there has been no accident,” she acknowledged. “That’s a complete lie. ” “They despatched anyone to kill him? ” I requested. “Absolutely. They despatched somebody to kill Oswaldo Payá. ” “Who did it? ” “State police were making demise threats opposed to Oswaldo for years. that they had many times loosened the lug nuts at the wheels of our motor vehicle. We observed them on a couple of events. ” “Do you think Raúl Castro and Fidel Castro are at the back of the assassination of [your husband]? ” “Look, Cuba is a totalitarian regime the place the government—the halls of power—makes judgements every minute in regards to the lives of its voters. no one in Cuba could dare to do this; they wouldn’t dare do this type of factor until that they had help from the top degrees of the Cuban govt. ” —OFELIA ACEVEDO DE PAYÁ, the spouse of Oswaldo Payá “Today, the folks governing Venezuela are turning it right into a rogue nation. A nation founded round backroom offers, corruption, or even hyperlinks to drug trafficking. ” —LEOPOLDO LÓPEZ, chief of the competition in Venezuela who has been imprisoned considering February 18, 2014 “Leopoldo is a prisoner of sense of right and wrong. Leopoldo was once incarcerated for his rules, for his phrases, for in need of a greater Venezuela. So what can we do? We denounce it. we are going to by no means cease denouncing it. ” —LILIAN TINTORI, chief of the competition in Venezuela, and spouse of Leopoldo López “I’m a survivor. I’ve survived over a dozen assaults. It’s a miracle I’m nonetheless alive. Why wouldn’t I proceed enjoying a component within the politics of my state, even with none own ambition? so long as God delivers me the power to take action, in fact i must proceed to take part. ” —ALVARO URIBE, former president of Colombia “It was once six years and 5 months, and each day whatever damage, each day I bodily felt myself being bitten by means of insects. i used to be itching and scratching, a few a part of my physique was once regularly in soreness. . . . That horror of horrors, the adversarial presence of arbitrariness, of day-by-day cruelty, of the refinement of hell. . . . sure, it nonetheless surprises me. on a daily basis surprises me, and that i don’t imagine I’m the one one. . . . We’re all residing with the experience that it’s a dream, yet it’s a stunning dream, and thank God it’s truth. ” —INGRID BETANCOURT, Colombian author and political chief who used to be abducted by way of FARC guerrillas “Well, it definitely doesn’t subject by way of own intake. . . . yet to the measure that my spouse and that i can guarantee that the cash is spent to assist these such a lot in want, to invent new vaccines or new seeds, support with schooling, then it quite does topic. we're very fascinated by our giving and extremely dedicated, not to basically placed our cash, yet to place our time into that paintings. ” —BILL GATES, founding father of Microsoft, on his own fortune “If you’re lucky sufficient to achieve success, with good fortune can come cash, and infrequently it turns into an excessive amount of funds for one kin to have.

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