Freedom is but an empty illusion when one class of men can starve another with impunity. Equality is but an empty illusion when the rich, through monopolies, have the decision of life or death over their own kind.
Jacques Roux, Manifesto of the Enragés (1793)

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A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke.
Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or


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I pass through time, through silences, as formless worlds pass through me
Fernando Pessoa

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Not one day nor one hour more do we want to remain on the defensive – we attack! Attack on the whole line! We must be part of the general offensive.
Karl Höltermann

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Socialism is not about big concepts and heavy theory. Socialism is about decent shelter for those who are homeless. It is about water for those who have no safe drinking water. It is about healthcare, it is about a life of dignity for the old. It is about overcoming the huge divide between urban and rural areas. It is about a decent education for all our people. Socialism is about rolling back the tyranny of the market. As long as the economy is dominated by an unelected, privileged few, the case for socialism will exist.
Chris Hani

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Poverty cannot be ‘cured’, for it is not a symptom of the disease of capitalism. Quite the reverse: it is evidence of its robust good health, its spur to even greater accumulation and effort.
Jeremy Seabrook

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It seems to be easier for us today to imagine the thoroughgoing deterioration of the earth and of nature than the breakdown of late capitalism; perhaps that is due to some weakness in our imaginations.
Fredric Jameson, The Seeds of Time

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Force is the only solution open to capital; the accumulation of capital, seen as an historical process, employs force as a permanent weapon, not only at its genesis, but further on down to the present day.
Rosa Luxemburg

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It’s OK to #resistcapitalism on an iPhone. The feudal lord who owned the pitchforks the peasants killed him with prob observed the irony too.
Lawrence Richards

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We have a world of pleasures to win, and nothing to lose but boredom.
Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life

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The state calls it’s own violence law, but that of the individual crime.
Max Stirner

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