#631

Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders… and millions have been killed because of this obedience… Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.
Howard Zinn

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#619

If you’re angry about people dressed in black burning cars, you should probably know about the people in suits burning countries.
Anonymous

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#618

Obscene is not the picture of a naked woman who exposes her pubic hair but that of a fully clad general who exposes his medals rewarded in a war of aggression; obscene is not the ritual of the Hippies but the declaration of a high dignitary of the Church that war is necessary for peace.
Herbert Marcuse, An Essay on Liberation

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#615

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)

Published in: on August 23, 2013 at 9:51 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#598

If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness.
A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner

Published in: on May 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#587

…precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you must find yourself at war with your society.
James Baldwin

Published in: on February 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#575

My revolution already started a long time ago.
From the moment I knew life, I took up MY weapons and declared MY war.
Renzo Novatore, Cry of Rebellion

Published in: on December 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#565

Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.
Howard Zinn

Published in: on October 20, 2012 at 7:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#546

In these days of wars and rumors of wars – haven’t you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight?
Lost Horizon (the movie)

Published in: on August 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#492

I threw families onto the street in Iraq only to come home and find families thrown onto the street in this country in this tragic, tragic and unneccesary forclosure crisis; only to wake up and realize that our real enemies are not in some distant land. But not people whose names we don’t know, and cultures we don’t understand. The enemy is people we know very well and people we can identify. The enemy is a system that wages war when it’s profitable. The enemy is the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it’s profitable; it’s the insurance companies who deny us health care when it’s profitable; it’s the banks who take away our homes when it’s profitable. Our enemies are not 5000 miles away, they are right here at home. If we organize and fight with our sisters and brothers, we can stop this war, we can stop this government, and we can create a better world.
Mike Prysner, War veteran

Published in: on April 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#486

We try to shape up, my sister, it’s war
We must build a better future, it’s war
We fight for our parents, understand, it’s war
We don’t want our children to sweat blood, so it’s war
We didn’t wish it but it’s war
Mafia K’1 Fry, Guerre

Published in: on April 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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