In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.

— Bianca Jagger

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The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues.

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The U.S. embargo imposed on Nicaragua, rather than weakening the Sandinistas, actually maintained them in power.

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I often traveled to Nicaragua to speak against repressive policies by the Sandinista government.

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I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection, and in El Salvador you had a revolution.

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There is a question for which we will never know the answer: had the U.

S. not launched the Contra war to overthrow the Sandinista government, would they have succeeded in bringing socioeconomic justice to the people of Nicaragua?

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I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua.

The United States launched a covert war against another nation in violation of international law, a war that was wrong and immoral.

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Photography speaks a universal language that does not need translation, and with an immediacy that the written word lacks. It freezes a moment in time, leaving an indelible image.

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Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.

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I wanted to have a political career. I thought studying political science would be the best way to achieve it.

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The mere fact of an American being present could help save the lives of innocent people. That's why I believe in the importance of bearing witness, to become a voice for the voiceless.

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I don't need an overpowering, powerful, rich man to feel secure.

I'd much rather have a man who is there for me, who really loves me, who is growing, who is real.

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There is so much each one of us can do to make a difference.

We are at a dangerous juncture in the history of mankind. ... We need to defend our principles and values, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of international law. If we don't our world will further descend into a state of chaos.

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About Bianca Jagger

Quotes 45 sayings
Profession Actress
Birthday May 2, 1945

I feel great identification with the developing world.

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Today, we talk a lot about terrorism, but we rarely talk about state terrorism.

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I believe the only time when we can call for intervention is when there is an ongoing genocide.

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I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status.

I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen.

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The killing of innocent people is always wrong.

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Americans need to understand the significance of having their civil liberties dismantled. It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners, it affects us all.

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Bush and Blair combined their efforts to deceive both nations in a carefully coordinated manner, more so than anyone is willing to point out in the media.

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I've enjoyed doing Wolf Blitzer's program, and I even enjoyed having a heated debate with Bill O'Reilly. I will do it any time.

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During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult.

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Tony Blair has turned his back on the principles he claimed he believed in before he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with George W. Bush. He was an entirely different kind of leader.

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What is being said in media in other parts of the world is very different from what we've been told in this country throughout these years between September 11 and today.

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When I began my humanitarian work, I understood that in order to gain credibility I needed patience, commitment and unwavering perseverance. I needed to ignore the skeptics.

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I find it disturbing that the media keeps referring to my marriage, since I got divorced in 1979. But the media never wants to let me forget.

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Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear in his opposition to the war. People appreciate a politician with the courage to say, I oppose this war.

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I think for the U.S. government the Sandinistas represented a threat to their dominance of Latin America.

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People in the U.K. cannot understand whether Blair has lost his mind or whether his ambition to be the second-most-powerful man in the world made him lose his mind.

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I have friends of mine who have died of AIDS and many of those friends.

..did not tell me until the very end...because they felt that there was a stigma, a taboo, attached to it...now we have more women infected with HIV/AIDS, many of those women were infected by their husbands who did not tell them

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People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy, but I doubt if that can continue. It leaves me with a great sense of loss.

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We are not supposed to go out and kill all those we suspect to have committed a crime.

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A man who gets divorced is not forever going to be talked about for it.

There are very different standards that we have for women than we have for men.

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I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake.

I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras, not on my opposition to the Contra war.

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I am closer to a European viewpoint of the world than an American one.

My ethics and ideals are based on European concepts.

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I don't really have a realistic life.

Anyway, I am a schizophrenic so there two persons in me. Because I am the person I put on for the public and the person that I am really . . . deep inside me. So I have to cover it all up with . . . glamour and all that bullshit . . . make-up . . . glamour, dresses, color, etc., etc. . . . trying to hide a very . . . fragile person, really . . . very vulnerable to attack.

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Live interviews are more difficult to distort.

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The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection.

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I don't believe in lobbying only progressives and liberal members of Congress.

I don't believe in doing interviews only with those who share my views. I want to reach a wider audience.

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I don't want to wear what every other women wears. I won't be dictated to.

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I don't think there was really a time when I have not been politically aware.

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Those who suffer are not those at the top, but are the less privileged members of society.

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Bradley Manning is an American hero.

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The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival.

They were up against the biggest superpower in the world.

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I am not just a celebrity, I'm a human-rights advocate for the last 20 years.

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