#673

If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
Malcolm X

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#607

Man has the right to deal with his oppressors by devouring their palpitating hearts.
Jean-Paul Marat

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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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#594

Every day we commit suicide partially. I commit suicide when I consent to inhabit a dwelling where the sun never shines, a room where the ventilation is so inadequate that I feel like I am suffocated when I wake up.

I commit suicide when I spend hours on work that absorbs an amount of energy which I am not able to recapture, or when I engage in activity which I know to be useless.

I commit suicide whenever I enter into the barracks to obey men and laws that oppress me.

I commit suicide whenever I grant the right to govern me for four years to another individual through the act of voting.

I commit suicide when I ask a magistrate or a priest for permission to love.

I commit suicide when I do not reclaim my liberty as a lover, as soon as the time of love is past.

Complete suicide is nothing but the final act of total inability to react against the environment.

Albert Libertad, The Joy of Life

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#572

It’s for all these reasons that I rebelled, it’s because I didn’t want to live this life of present-day society, because I didn’t want to wait and maybe die before I’d lived, that I defended myself against the oppressors with all the means at my disposal.
Octave Garnier

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#450

An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.
Henry Clay

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#377

Oppression can only survive through silence.
Carmen de Monteflores

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#224

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

Tacitus

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