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

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Cops are never sent to protect lives. Their job is to protect property and defend the status quo, hence are violent in their very nature.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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Can the hungry go on a hunger strike? Non-violence is a piece of theatre. You need an audience. What can you do when you have no audience? People have the right to resist annihilation.
Arundhati Roy

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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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The glory and victory of war for one nation is grief and devastation for another. Though at times arguably necessary, once one form of violence is accepted and justified the floodgates are opened and the reverberations flow into a never-ending vicious cycle.
Julie Taymor, Introduction to the Titis Andronicus (the movie)

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In order for non-violence to work your opponent must have a conscience.
Stokley Carmichael

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I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.
Coretta Scott King

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Those who say “violence isn’t the answer” or “violence never solves anything” are the ones whom never were colonized, never raped, never made slaves, never experienced the weight of imperialism squashing their freedom and those whom never have been the non-beneficiaries of privilege.

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When we understand that privileged people derive material benefits from the exploitation of oppressed people, and that this means we benefit from the violence used to keep them down, we cannot sincerely condemn them for violently rebelling against the structrual violence that privileges us.
Peter Gelderloos

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Being a leftist is a calling, not a career; it’s a vocation, not a profession. It means you are concerned about structural violence, you are concerned about exploitation at the work place, you are concerned about institutionalized contempt against gay brothers and lesbian sisters, hatred against peoples of color, and the subordination of women. It means that you are willing to fight against, and to try to understand the sources of social misery at the structural and institutional levels, as well as at the existential and personal levels. That’s what it means to be a leftist; that’s why we choose to be certain kinds of human beings.
Cornel West

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When the rich rob the poor its called business but when the poor fights back its called violence.

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