September 8th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

Giving a voice to the voiceless

CNN's Richard Quest talks to musician Peter Gabriel on a project to advance human rights causes.

Topics: Solutions

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  1. Carla

    Protect unborn humans as well. Women have no rights to butcher the voiceless babies inside.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:09 am | Reply
    • Elena

      An overly simplistic argument for a far too complicated issue.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:09 am | Reply
      • Carla

        Elena, it is rather simple. We were all once fetus. Murder is murder. The only exception is when the pregnancy threatens the mother's life.

        September 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
      • Tim

        Actually, it's not complicated at all. Either the embryo/fetus/child inside a woman is "alive" and "human" or it is not. If someone believes in the creative activity of God (whoever that is for you) then, that divine spark makes each and every child within a woman's womb a person, who should have rights. If, however, you do not believe in any sort of divine spark, no God, no afterlife, only "now," then it doesn't really matter whether or not the "growth" inside a woman is alive or not. It is merely a biological function, destined for ultimate destruction. It has no meaning, no purpose, and no future. Whether it lives or not is inconsequential. Bleak, but incontrovertible. I choose life.

        September 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  2. Elena

    Perhaps it is simple for those with simple-minded tendencies. It's not a black and white issue, and proclaiming it as such is unreasonable. Everyone has their own story that you may not know.

    September 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Reply
    • Carla

      While waiting, the murder continues. Europeans forsook the Jews into the hands of Nazis in the exactly same way. The same reasoning. Refusing to rescue the voiceless when one has power to do so is a serious sin. God will judge every human.

      September 10, 2011 at 1:55 am | Reply
  3. Elena

    That makes a lot of sense, but do you think God's gonna have the time to judge ALL of us?

    September 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Reply
    • Angels Sighing

      Elena, the sense of time and the space dimentions are different from our world in the afterlife or on the Judgment Day. Mankind must stop exploiting and massacring the fellow humans im-me-diately.

      September 11, 2011 at 8:34 am | Reply
  4. oshunlaja omotola

    http://oshunlajaomotola.blogspot.com/2011/09/8year-old-girl-raped-by-two-grown-up.html

    All i want is for the little girl to be help and get her out of all her emotional sickness. Thanks read

    September 11, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  5. Mini Cooper

    Mr. Gabriel, I suppose that in any sort of human trafficking, that one problem is why would anyone put their children in that situation? Not b/c they want to for the most part, but if it's poverty, then perhaps focus on the areas where that is taking place should be looked at for help with development. If there isn't any "resource" which is horrible to say, but thats how the traffickers view the kids and women, then the traffickers are out of business, then for the current situation, I would suggest looking at the country source for the trafficking organizations and try a diplomatic solution route. Perhaps

    September 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  6. Nadine

    Not only is he a wonderful musician, he is using his fame and his voice for his fellow man. Why are we commenting on protecting the unborn??? That is a totally different topic....if that is your cause, you are on the wrong blog. Use your passion for that topic to do what you feel is right...hope you don't just comment on it. Be involved. Follow Peter's example! Spread the love!

    September 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Reply
    • Liza

      Thankyou Nadine Hall? for getting the issue back on track

      September 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • mattmann58

      Well put Nadine. Where the hell did all these bibal thumpers come from???

      September 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Reply
  7. Liza

    I agree with Nadine. At least Peter Gabriel is on track with his cause. He is walking the walk, and isn't being all talk. Great cause. Great man.

    September 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  8. YUNUS

    Muslims Didn't Do It
    2000+ military, intelligence, industry professionals reject the official account of 9/11

    "All the proffered evidence that America was attacked by Muslims on 9/11, when subjected to critical scrutiny, appears to have been fabricated." - David Ray Griffin, Professor Emeritus, author of 11 books on 9/11 – including the just published "9/11 Ten Years Later: When State Crimes Against Democracy Succeed."
    Military and Intelligence Personnel
    "Scholars and professionals . . . have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official 'investigations' have really been cover-up operations." - Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, Former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development
    "It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not satisfy the rules of probability or physics." - Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, Former Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
    "Your countrymen have been murdered and the more you delve into it the more it looks as though they were murdered by our government, who used it as an excuse to murder other people thousands of miles away." - Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps (ret) fighter pilot with 300+ combat missions
    "I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence does not seem to suggest that's accurate." - Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Dep Asst Sec Defense in Reagan Admin
    "No aircraft hit the Pentagon. Totally impossible! You couldn't make the turns with a 757. You couldn't fly it in over the highway. You couldn't fly it over the light poles. You couldn't even get it that close to the ground because of turbulence." - Major Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret)
    "What we saw happen on that morning of September 11, 2001, was the result of a highly-compartmentalized covert operation to bring about a fascist coup in this country." - Alan N. Sabrosky, Former Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
    Pilots and Aviation Professionals
    "The information provided by the NTSB does not support the 9/11 Commission Report of American Airlines Flight 77 impact with the Pentagon." - Rob Balsamo, Commercial airline pilot (4000+ hours), Co-founder Pilots for 9/11 Truth
    " . . . it would have been highly improbable that even a seasoned American test pilot, a military test pilot, could have flown a T-category, aircraft like the 757, into the first floor of the Pentagon because of a thing called Ground Effect." - Capt. Fred Fox, Retired commercial airline pilot (33 years with AA)
    "I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air Combat Instructor, U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, and have experience flying low altitude, high speed aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did." - Commander Ralph Kolstad, U.S. Navy (ret), commercial airline captain (27 years), 23,000+ total hours flown
    "No Boeing 757 ever crashed into the Pentagon. No Boeing 757 ever crashed at Shanksville. . . . And no Arab hijacker, ever in a million years, ever flew into the World Trade Center." - John Lear, Retired commercial airline pilot (19,000+ hours)
    "The Pentagon was not hit by a Boeing 757. A Boeing 757 did not crash in Shanksville Pa." - Gordon Price, Former Fighter Pilot Royal Canadian Air Force, Retired Air Canada captain
    ". . . sometime in the near future, it will become common knowledge that the events of 9/11 were an 'inside job' designed, engineered and committed by a very large and 'in control' rogue element within our United States federal government". - Glen Stanish, Commercial airline pilot (15,000+ hours)
    ". . . an airplane that weighs 100 tons all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757 at the Pentagon." - Capt. Russ Wittenberg, Retired commercial pilot (30,000+ hours)
    Engineers and Architects
    "In my opinion the building WTC 7 was, with great probability, professionally demolished." - Hugo Bachmann, Professor Emeritus, Former Chairman of the Department of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
    "I have 'known' from day-one that the buildings were imploded and that they could not and would not have collapsed from the damage caused by the airplanes that ran into them." - Daniel B. Barnum, Fellow American Institute of Architects
    "The building was designed to have a fully loaded 707 crash into it. . . . I believe that the building probably could sustain multiple impacts of jetliners because this structure is like the mosquito netting on your screen door." - Frank A. DeMartini, Architect and WTC Construction Manager
    " . . . all three World Trade Center high-rise buildings, the Twin Towers and Building 7 were destroyed not by fire as our government has told us, but by controlled demolition with explosives." - Richard Gage, Founding member Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
    "Symmetrical collapse is strong evidence of a controlled demolition. A building falling from asymmetrical structural failure would not collapse so neatly, nor so rapidly". - David A. Johnson, B.Arch, Professor Emeritus, F.AICP
    "I looked at the drawings, the construction and it couldn't be done by fire. So, no, absolutely not." - Danny Jowenko, Proprietor, Jowenko Explosieve Demolitie B.V. (European demolition and construction company)
    "Obviously it [WTC 7] was the result of controlled demolition and scheduled to take place during the confusion surrounding the day's events." - Jack Keller, Professor Emeritus, Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers
    "The 9/11 Commission Report is fatally flawed. The major conclusions of The 9/11 Commission Report, the official, conspiracy theory, are false." - Enver Masud, Former Acting Chief Strategic & Emergency Planning, U.S. Dept of Energy, Consultant USAID and World Bank, author "9/11 Unveiled"
    University Professors
    "9/11, a carefully crafted ersatz-religious event, crafted by atheist neocons to dupe folks of good faith, has been exposed as a lie." - Dr. Kevin Barrett, Co-founder Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, Host of The Kevin Barrett Show and Truth Jihad Radio
    "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States" - A. K. Dewdney, Professor Emeritus, Member Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven
    "Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire." - David L. Griscom, PhD,Research physicist, Member Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice
    "Muslims could not have had access to the . . . super controlled demolition blasting agent found in . . . dust samples from Ground Zero or to the buildings themselves to implant that material beforehand." - James Hufferd, PhD, Founder 911 Truth of Central Iowa, Grassroots Coordinator of 911Truth.org
    "I provide thirteen reasons for rejecting the official hypothesis, according to which fire and impact damage caused the collapse of the Twin Towers and WTC 7, in favor of the controlled-demolition hypothesis." - Steven Jones, PhD, Former Professor of Physics, Principal Investigator U.S. DOE, Adv Energy Projects
    "Truth, Ethics and Professionalism are completely lacking in the official aftermath and investigations surrounding the 911 disasters. Unfortunately we went to war predicated on lies, sustained in lies, and perpetuated in lies." - Hamid Mumin, Ph.D., Prof. Engineer, past President of the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists
    " . . . this is the first time that families have been attempted to be silenced through a special fund, . . . the airlines approached members of Congress and the Senate to get their bailout and their immunity . . . starting on 9/11." - Mary Schiavo, JD, Former Professor of Aviation
    "In my opinion the building WTC 7 was, with great probability, professionally demolished". - Jorg Schneider, Dr hc, Professor Emeritus, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

    Muslims Didn't Do It
    2000+ military, intelligence, industry professionals reject the official account of 9/11

    "All the proffered evidence that America was attacked by Muslims on 9/11, when subjected to critical scrutiny, appears to have been fabricated." - David Ray Griffin, Professor Emeritus, author of 11 books on 9/11 – including the just published "9/11 Ten Years Later: When State Crimes Against Democracy Succeed."
    Military and Intelligence Personnel
    "Scholars and professionals . . . have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official 'investigations' have really been cover-up operations." - Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, Former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development
    "It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not satisfy the rules of probability or physics." - Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, Former Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
    "Your countrymen have been murdered and the more you delve into it the more it looks as though they were murdered by our government, who used it as an excuse to murder other people thousands of miles away." - Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps (ret) fighter pilot with 300+ combat missions
    "I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence does not seem to suggest that's accurate." - Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Dep Asst Sec Defense in Reagan Admin
    "No aircraft hit the Pentagon. Totally impossible! You couldn't make the turns with a 757. You couldn't fly it in over the highway. You couldn't fly it over the light poles. You couldn't even get it that close to the ground because of turbulence." - Major Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret)
    "What we saw happen on that morning of September 11, 2001, was the result of a highly-compartmentalized covert operation to bring about a fascist coup in this country." - Alan N. Sabrosky, Former Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
    Pilots and Aviation Professionals
    "The information provided by the NTSB does not support the 9/11 Commission Report of American Airlines Flight 77 impact with the Pentagon." - Rob Balsamo, Commercial airline pilot (4000+ hours), Co-founder Pilots for 9/11 Truth
    " . . . it would have been highly improbable that even a seasoned American test pilot, a military test pilot, could have flown a T-category, aircraft like the 757, into the first floor of the Pentagon because of a thing called Ground Effect." - Capt. Fred Fox, Retired commercial airline pilot (33 years with AA)
    "I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air Combat Instructor, U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, and have experience flying low altitude, high speed aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did." - Commander Ralph Kolstad, U.S. Navy (ret), commercial airline captain (27 years), 23,000+ total hours flown
    "No Boeing 757 ever crashed into the Pentagon. No Boeing 757 ever crashed at Shanksville. . . . And no Arab hijacker, ever in a million years, ever flew into the World Trade Center." - John Lear, Retired commercial airline pilot (19,000+ hours)
    "The Pentagon was not hit by a Boeing 757. A Boeing 757 did not crash in Shanksville Pa." - Gordon Price, Former Fighter Pilot Royal Canadian Air Force, Retired Air Canada captain
    ". . . sometime in the near future, it will become common knowledge that the events of 9/11 were an 'inside job' designed, engineered and committed by a very large and 'in control' rogue element within our United States federal government". - Glen Stanish, Commercial airline pilot (15,000+ hours)
    ". . . an airplane that weighs 100 tons all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757 at the Pentagon." - Capt. Russ Wittenberg, Retired commercial pilot (30,000+ hours)
    Engineers and Architects
    "In my opinion the building WTC 7 was, with great probability, professionally demolished." - Hugo Bachmann, Professor Emeritus, Former Chairman of the Department of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
    "I have 'known' from day-one that the buildings were imploded and that they could not and would not have collapsed from the damage caused by the airplanes that ran into them." - Daniel B. Barnum, Fellow American Institute of Architects
    "The building was designed to have a fully loaded 707 crash into it. . . . I believe that the building probably could sustain multiple impacts of jetliners because this structure is like the mosquito netting on your screen door." - Frank A. DeMartini, Architect and WTC Construction Manager
    " . . . all three World Trade Center high-rise buildings, the Twin Towers and Building 7 were destroyed not by fire as our government has told us, but by controlled demolition with explosives." - Richard Gage, Founding member Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
    "Symmetrical collapse is strong evidence of a controlled demolition. A building falling from asymmetrical structural failure would not collapse so neatly, nor so rapidly". - David A. Johnson, B.Arch, Professor Emeritus, F.AICP
    "I looked at the drawings, the construction and it couldn't be done by fire. So, no, absolutely not." - Danny Jowenko, Proprietor, Jowenko Explosieve Demolitie B.V. (European demolition and construction company)
    "Obviously it [WTC 7] was the result of controlled demolition and scheduled to take place during the confusion surrounding the day's events." - Jack Keller, Professor Emeritus, Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers
    "The 9/11 Commission Report is fatally flawed. The major conclusions of The 9/11 Commission Report, the official, conspiracy theory, are false." - Enver Masud, Former Acting Chief Strategic & Emergency Planning, U.S. Dept of Energy, Consultant USAID and World Bank, author "9/11 Unveiled"
    University Professors
    "9/11, a carefully crafted ersatz-religious event, crafted by atheist neocons to dupe folks of good faith, has been exposed as a lie." - Dr. Kevin Barrett, Co-founder Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, Host of The Kevin Barrett Show and Truth Jihad Radio
    "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States" - A. K. Dewdney, Professor Emeritus, Member Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven
    "Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire." - David L. Griscom, PhD,Research physicist, Member Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice
    "Muslims could not have had access to the . . . super controlled demolition blasting agent found in . . . dust samples from Ground Zero or to the buildings themselves to implant that material beforehand." - James Hufferd, PhD, Founder 911 Truth of Central Iowa, Grassroots Coordinator of 911Truth.org
    "I provide thirteen reasons for rejecting the official hypothesis, according to which fire and impact damage caused the collapse of the Twin Towers and WTC 7, in favor of the controlled-demolition hypothesis." - Steven Jones, PhD, Former Professor of Physics, Principal Investigator U.S. DOE, Adv Energy Projects
    "Truth, Ethics and Professionalism are completely lacking in the official aftermath and investigations surrounding the 911 disasters. Unfortunately we went to war predicated on lies, sustained in lies, and perpetuated in lies." - Hamid Mumin, Ph.D., Prof. Engineer, past President of the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists
    " . . . this is the first time that families have been attempted to be silenced through a special fund, . . . the airlines approached members of Congress and the Senate to get their bailout and their immunity . . . starting on 9/11." - Mary Schiavo, JD, Former Professor of Aviation
    "In my opinion the building WTC 7 was, with great probability, professionally demolished". - Jorg Schneider, Dr hc, Professor Emeritus, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

    September 14, 2011 at 4:28 am | Reply
  9. Kahoneez

    Wonder why Peter Gabriel pushes Occult symbolism , the Pyramid , one eye on his albums and Twiiter photo , he's an Illuminati puppet .I wouldn't trust ANYTHING this guy says or does , bcs there is always a Secret Agenda to these New World Order clowns .
    Go to Vigilant Citizen . com and go down the Rabbit Hole , most of which you see or hear isn't what it appears .... Google collaborates w/ Intelligence to track a lot of people and gives them a back door , so on the surface it may SEEM he's doing Good , but believe it , he has an agenda he's pushing for NWO .

    September 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Reply
    • adamson

      You are a lunatic if you take Vigilant Citizen seriously.

      September 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Reply
  10. Chewy

    this interviewer has Peter Gabriel right in front of him and asks him zero questions about Genesis....*FAIL*

    September 17, 2011 at 2:36 am | Reply
  11. חתונות

    Great points altogether, you just gained a new reader. What would you suggest about your publish that you made a few days ago? Any sure?

    April 13, 2012 at 5:37 am | Reply

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