It is not enough to remove oppressors, the system of oppression must be dismantled. – Heather Marsh
People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.
― Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography
Lamont Lilly (@LamontLilly) tweeted at 9:49 AM – 23 Feb 2018 :
“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.” ~Assata Shakur https://t.co/09lrUKzKCO (http://twitter.com/LamontLilly/status/967078889926397953?s=17)
Haymarket Books (@haymarketbooks) tweeted at 7:15 AM – 18 Dec 2018 :
“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” –Steve Biko https://t.co/lKr5kh5Ltj(http://twitter.com/haymarketbooks/status/1075031837406318592?s=17)
prep/training as distraction/oppression .. ie: keep putting people on hold
It’s always interesting to watch people in the academy who “study” justice and “those in community” mock, de-value, and question the knowledge of the very people whose existence has created a “expertise” for them.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/1081927491982450688
Cevin Soling – war on kids
Peter Gray – free to learn
Jeremy Scahill – dirty wars
Washor and Mojkowski – leaving to learn
James Bach – buccaneer scholar
Henry Giroux – disposable youth