Category Archives: quote of the day

Quote of the Day 11.18.07

I am an Indian. This is not my country, but it is my land.

Cherrie Moraga, writer, educator. In The Vinyl Project, from the Freedom Archives, 2003

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Quote of the Day 11.15.07

Woman beating is part of everyday life on the reservation. The white man oppresses the half-blood, the half-blood oppresses the full-blood, and everybody takes out their anger, despair and feeling of helplessness on the women.

Mary Brave Bird, writer, Ohitika Woman, 1993.

Quote of the Day 11.14.07

To no form of religion is woman indebted for one impulse of freedom, as all alike have taught her inferiority and subjecation.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women’s rights activist, slavery abolitionist. Attributed.

Quote of the Day 11.12.07

I am told to believe nothing I read
Then everything I read
I am given my own face to be wary of
I am told to fear colors as alerts
Suheir Hammad, poet. From poem, “Beyond Words,” 2004

Quote of the Day 11.11.07

“What is needed is to return art to the people as a means of expression of their lives. The people have been robbed of this- the power to formulate their own view of the world… To be revolutionary in art today is to act to return the right to culture to the people.”

John Weber, muralist, educator. “Two Letters on Revolutionary Art,” 1972

Quote of the Day 11.10.07

“Neo-liberalism” is essentially conservatism with a sweet smile. For, as the conservatives serve the business interests of capitol, and are thus tied to¬† them for resources, in truth, so too are the liberals. They both serve a system that protects capital above all else.

Mumia Abu-Jamal, journalist, U.S. political prisoner. Essay, “When Liberals Attack,” 2002

Quote of the Day 11.09.07

I used to think we struggle some years, we win and then it’s over. But I realize this planet is so twisted and raped and violated, that it will take lifetimes to make this place livable, to deal with the needs of people. For me, my lifestyle has to always incorporate struggle, that revolution is not around the corner, that I’m in this for the long haul.

Assata Shakur, former Black Panther, in exile in Cuba. Interview, BET.com, 2001