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Speech 14: Barack Obama (The Audacity of Hope)

Speech 14: Barack Obama (The Audacity of Hope)

It’s that fundamental belief — I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sisters’ keeper — that makes this country work. It’s what allows us to pursue our individual dreams, yet still come together as a single American family. “E pluribus unum.” Out of many, one.

In 2004, then Illinois senate candidate, Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. At this point, Obama was not particularly well known. This fine example of oratorical mastery helped to propel him forward in the minds of his party, his country and the world.

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Speech 13:  Malala Yousafzai (one girl among many)

Speech 13: Malala Yousafzai (one girl among many)

United Nations, New York, 12 July 2013 – Education activist Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday, on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education. This speech is remarkable for its humble strength and brave message.  And for the fact that it is delivered by a young girl who was shot in the face by the Taliban for the crime of going to school.

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Speech 12: Bill Gates (not missiles but microbes)

Speech 12: Bill Gates (not missiles but microbes)

Back in March 2015 Bill Gates delivered a TED Talk declaring that the greatest risk of global catastrophe would come from a highly infectious virus. He then displayed this image on the screen.

Chilling.

Now as the world battles to cope with the novel caronavirus pandemic we listen to this speech with a very different perspective.

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Speech 11:  Jacinda Ardern (they were New Zealanders, they are us)

Speech 11: Jacinda Ardern (they were New Zealanders, they are us)

On this day one year ago, Jacinda Ardern delivered a compelling speech of quiet strength in the New Zealand parliament in the wake of the Christchurch Massacre.
Ardern was on the air, reassuring the nation and the citizens of Christchurch. She was on the ground, to show support, solidarity and leadership as soon as she could get there. Then, on 19 March 2019, she delivered this speech in the New Zealand parliament.

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Speech 10: Aneurin Bevan (they are lower than vermin)

Speech 10: Aneurin Bevan (they are lower than vermin)

On the 4th of July, 1948, on the eve of the creation of the NHS in Great Briatin, once Health Minister Aneurin (Nye) Bevan delivered a vitriolic attach on the Tories.

Aneurin Bevan was a Welsh Labour politician and driving force behind the NHS. Despite significant opposition, he was successful in his campaign.

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Speech 08: Paul Keating (the Redfern speech)

Speech 08: Paul Keating (the Redfern speech)

On the 10th of December 1992 Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating delivered a powerful speech at Redfern Park.
This was the first time that a Prime Minister had taken such a definitive and public stand on the issue of indigenous injustice. It was an historic first step towards reconciliation.

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