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Free book to celebrate 34th anniversary of Run the World

To celebrate 34 years ago on May 25th we are giving away a free kindle version of ‘I Ran the World’. Just click here to get your free copy (only on the day – May 25th 2010)

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Out Now!

This is the cover of the book 'I Ran the World' by Chris Long

Published on Amazon books here

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Tune in to Tara Dolby

The book ‘I Ran the World’ is being previewed on Sunday 10th November at 1:00 pm and on Tuesday 12th November at 7:00 pm on the Tara Dolby show on BBC Three Counties Radio.

“Michael Burke’s famine report changed me forever” Bedfordshire’s Chris Long founded Sport Aid & Run The World raising millions

Tara Dolby

Tara Dolby brings you the People’s Playlist – Life stories through music. Release date: 10 November 2019. 1 hour


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Chapter 21

Extract from Chapter 21

“As I write this, [I Ran the World] Greta Thunberg who started a school strike for climate change outside the Swedish Parliament building, is now regarded across the world as a model of determination, inspiration and positive action.

National presidents and corporate executives are lining up to be criticised by her, face-to-face. Her skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for climate) banner has now been translated into dozens of languages.

I like this girl.

The teenager’s lone protest has developed via social media into a powerful global movement challenging politicians to act.

She wants to change the world.

In 1992 at the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, who was only 12 at the time, demanded the same of policymakers:

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