#713

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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#680

There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part! You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!
Mario Savio

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#666

I am convinced Socialism is the only answer and I urge all comrades to take this struggle to a victorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation.
Malala Yousafzai

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#647

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Soren Kierkegaard

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#641

The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what’s that? The freedom to starve?
Angela Davis

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#629

Capitalism robs you and makes a wage slave of you. The law upholds and protects that robbery.The government fools you into believing that you are independent and free. In this way you are fooled and duped every day of your life.
Alexander Berkman

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#620

By what standard of morality can the violence used by a slave to break his chains be considered the same as the violence of a slave master?
Walter Rodney

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#614

“Out of control” will become “freedom” only when there are no more cages, of any size; when the free human being becomes the “normal” human being.”
Sophia Nachalo and Yarostan Vochek, Letters of Insurgents

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#600

The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is a normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.
Assata Shakur

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#597

Once you are enslaved, you have no moral obligation to the people who have enslaved you. In enslaving you they have freed you of all moral obligation because the nature their enslavement of you says that you are without humanity, without manhood without womanhood, without dignity and anything you do to get those things back is morally justified.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

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#596

The making of the working class has always been a violent process. Peasants cling tenaciously to their land. Artisans treasure the freedom and dignity of independent craftwork. To create an industrial proletariat, it was necessary to separate the producers from the means of production. The history of capitalism is therefore a history of eviction, dispossession, and impoverishment.
Neil Faulkner, A Marxist History of the World: From Neanderthals to Neo-liberals

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