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  • "Democracy was born of the principle of conscience. Not, as the free market would today have us believe, from the principle of choice which -- if it is a principle at all -- is a relatively trivial one." - John Berger, "The Soul the Operator," 1990.
  • "Happiness occurs when people can give the whole of themselves to the moment being lived, when Being and Becoming are the same." - John Berger, "The Soul the Operator," 1990
  • "Love and politics are the two great figures of social engagement. Politics is enthusiasm with a collective; with love, two people. So love is the minimal form of communism." - Alain Badiou
  • "The Philippine bureaucracy...has long been penetrated by particularistic oligarchic interests, which have a firm independent economic base...yet rely heavily upon their access to political machinery in order to promote private accumulation....Because the state apparatus is unable to provide the calculability necessary for advanced capitalism, one finds instead a kind of rent capitalism based, ultimately on the plunder of the state apparatus by powerful oligarchic interests." - Paul Hutchcroft
  • "People identify with the struggle. It doesn't really matter where you come from, we all have the same story. The music has an aggression to it, and it taps into the emotion or the spirit or the soul. Lots of times, people may not understand what you are saying, but they also feel the pain." - Ali Shaheed Muhammad, hip-hop artist
  • "Humanism is centered upon the agency of human individuality and subjective intuition, rather than on received ideas and approved authority." - Edward Said, Orientalism 25 Years Later: Worldly Humanism v. Empire-building
  • "The terrible conflicts that herd people under falsely unifying rubrics like "America," "The West" or "Islam" and invent collective identities for large numbers of individuals who are actually quite diverse, cannot remain as potent as they are, and must be opposed." - Edward Said, Orientalism 25 Years Later: Worldly Humanism v. Empire-builders
  • "Instead of reading in the real sense of the word, our students today are often distracted by the fragmented knowledge available on the internet and in mass media." - Edward Said, Orientalism 25 Years Later: Worldly Humanism v. Empire-builders
  • "We need to speak about issues of injustice and suffering within a context that is amply situated in history, culture, and socio-economic reality." - Edward Said, Orientalism 25 Years Later: Worldly Humanism v. Empire-builders
  • "My idea in Orientalism is to use humanistic critique to open up fields of struggle, to introduce a longer sequence of thought and analysis to replace the short bursts of polemical, thought-stopping fury that so imprison us." - Edward Said, Orientalism 25 Years Later: Worldly Humanism v. Empire-builders
  • "There is, after all, a profound difference between the will to understand for purposes of co-existence and the enlargement of horizons, and the will to dominate for the purposes of control." - Edward Said, Orientalism 25 Years Later: Worldly Humanism v. the Empire-Builders
  • "The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life's most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and fruitful they become." - Milan Kundera in The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • "...the profound moral perversity of a world that rests essentially on the nonexistence of return, for in this world everything is pardoned in advance and therefore everything is cynically permitted." - Milan Kundera in The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • "The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles." - Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto
Time is never in our hands but our actions and decisions are.
"Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state." - Karl Marx
"The intellectuals will accomplish nothing if they fail to integrate themselves with the workers and peasants." - Mao Tse Tung
"Because love is an act of courage, not of fear, love is a commitment to others. No matter where the oppressed are found, the act of love is commitment to their cause -- the cause of liberation." - Paolo Freire

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