Quote of the Day:

Oppression

  • Does the global Left - as well as the Israeli Left - truly not care about the horrific Taliban regime, the terrible oppression of women in Gulf states, and the mass hanging festivals in Iran?
  • We had to forge an alliance of strength based not on colour but on commitment to the total abolition of apartheid and oppression; we would seek allies, of whatever colour, as long as they were totally agreed on our liberation aims.
  • Religion is a tool to stamp out oppression, repression, and tyranny. It's to save the oppressed. That's what religion is for.
  • Albanians are a nation of freedom fighters who know something about living under oppression.
  • When a system of oppression has become institutionalized it is unnecessary for individuals to be oppressive.
  • For a black male, the sound of the blues is pre-Civil Rights. It's oppression.
  • Homophobia, racism, and sexism are all rooted in the same oppression that causes a group of people to internalize the oppression they've experienced and then continue the cycle of abuse. Simply put, hurt people hurt people.
  • For many gay and bisexual men of color, economic inequalities add to the pernicious effects of oppression and homophobia.
  • A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
  • A person can only be born in one place. However, he may die several times elsewhere: in the exiles and prisons, and in a homeland transformed by the occupation and oppression into a nightmare.
  • I'm not interested in who suffered the most. I'm interested in people getting over it.
  • True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?
  • Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.
  • We shall never secure emancipation from the tyranny of the white oppressor until we have achieved it in our own souls.
  • Hitherto, every form of society has been based ... on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.
  • To oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life.
  • Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.
  • Oppression cannot prosper where none will submit to be enslaved.
  • To oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life.
  • I do feel visceral revulsion at the burka because for me it is a symbol of the oppression of women.
  • To oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life.
  • Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.
  • A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
  • Some forms of truth are really forms of social power and oppression.
  • Oppression breeds the power to oppose it.
  • It was a time of oppression and you spoke up -- and we won. Without you, I wouldn't be standing up here either.
  • Fascism is fascism. Terrorism is terrorism. Oppression is oppression.