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The Quotable Rebel
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The Quotable Rebel
Political Quotations for Dangerous Times
by Edited by Teishan Latner

Our Price: $19.95
Edition: First, 380 pages
Dimensions: 6x9
In this indispensable reference come the timeless quotes from Malcolm X to Arundhati Roy, from Edward Said to bell hooks. These are the voices that rise up through history, and encourage the reader to rise as well.

War
We are peddling freedom to the world and daring them to oppose it and bribing them kindly to accept it and dropping death on those who refuse it.
-W.E.B. Du Bois, scholar, educator, author.

[George W. Bush], You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East. You tell me that, you don't tell me my son died for freedom and democracy. Cuz, we're not freer. You're taking away our freedoms. The Iraqi people aren't freer, they're much worse off than before you meddled in their country.
-Cindy Sheehan, activist, parent of Casey Austin Sheehan who was killed in Iraq in 2004.

Politics
Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means that we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
-Helen Keller, educator, socialist activist

Freedom
We are not rebels and revolutionaries, but humans who will no longer be denied our humanity.
-Marcus Garvey, Jamaican Black nationalist leader

Art
The role of the revolutionary artist is to make revolution irresistible.
-Toni Cade Bambara, writer, activist

Social Change
I do not ask that you place your hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, just that you support him no longer. Then you will behold him, like a colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces.
-Etienne de la Boetie, French writer, judge

Peace
Revolution is not only won by numbers, but by visionaries, and if artists aren't visionaries, then we have no business doing what we do.
-Cherríe Moraga, writer, educator. Essay, "Art in America Con Acento," 1983

Progress
You can't say civilization isn't advancing: in every war they kill you in a new way.
-Will Rogers, writer, actor, comedian. Attributed.

Criminal Justice
Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo-obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
-Angela Davis, activist, educator, writer. The Black Scholar, 1971

Indigenous Struggle
Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mohawks, the Pocanokets, and many other once powerful tribes of our race? They have vanished before the avarice and the oppression of the white men, as snow before a summer sun.
-Tecumseh, Shawnee leader, warrior. From speech to members of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, in an appeal for unity against white settler invasion, September 1811

Among the Quoted:
Marcus Garvey
Arundhati Roy
William Blum
Jomo Kenyatta
Albert Memmi
Ramsey Clark
Simón Bolívar
Eduardo Galeano
Ho Chi Minh
Edward Said
Sunera Thobani
Aimé Césaire
Zapatista National Liberation Army
Mark Twain
Vandana Shiva
Kwame Nkrumah
Haile Selassie
Tecumseh
Toussaint L'Ouverture
June Jordan
Eugene Debs
Huey Newton
Bell Hooks
Hannah Arendt
James Connolly
Jean-Paul Sartre
Rafael Cancel Miranda
Ward Churchill
Mahatma Gandhi
Malcolm X
Bobby Sands
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales
Leonard Peltier
Stan Goff
Assata Shakur
Maya Angelou
Kuwasi Balagoon
Toni Cade Bambara
Martin Luther King, Jr
H. "Rap" Brown
Russell Means
James Baldwin
David Walker
Immortal Technique
Maria W. Stewart
John Trudell
Norman Solomon
Muhammad Ali
W.E.B. Du Bois
Sitting Bull
William Upski Wimsatt
Winnie Mandela
Dick Gregory
Steve Biko
Sonia Sanchez
Frederick Douglass
Eldridge Cleaver
Paul Robeson
Vine Deloria
Chief Seattle
Harriet Tubman
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Bob Marley
Chief Joseph
Wole Soyinka
Anna Mae Pictou Aquash
Cherríe Moraga
Rigoberta Menchu Tum
Will Rogers
James W. Loewen
Luther Standing Bear
Crazy Horse
Ohiyesa
Winona LaDuke
Albert Einstein
Audre Lorde
Denis Hayes
Earth Liberation Front
Dead Prez
Wangari Maathai
Friedrich Engels
Judi Bari
Robert Bullard
Manfred Max-Neef
Edward Abbey
Toni Morrison
Mary Daly
Julia Butterfly Hill
David Suzuki
Louise Michel
Peter Singer
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Carl Oglesby
Bernadette Devlin
Subcomandante Marcos
Mother Jones
Welfare Poets
George Jackson
Etienne de la Boetie
Bartolomeo Vanzetti
César Chavez
Nelson Mandela
Albert Camus
Howard Zinn
The Coup
Angelina Grimké Weld
Ernesto Che Guevara
Karl Marx
Patrice Lumumba
Joan Baez
Mao Tse-Tung
Daniel O'Connell
Daniel Berrigan
Emma Goldman
Adrienne Rich
A. Philip Randolph
Mordechai Vanunu
Public Enemy
Mario Savio
Henry David Thoreau
Mario Hardy Ramirez
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Cornel West
John Brown
Fred Hampton
Michael Franti
Franz Fanon
David Gilbert
Rod Coronado
Fidel Castro
Michael Albert
Ramona Africa
Ida B. Wells
Martin Niemoller
Paul Laraque
Cynthia McKinney
Pete Seeger
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Ewuare Osayande
Guillermo Gomez-Peta
Jose Marti
Robin Morgan
Jean Jacques Dessalines
Amiri Baraka
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Pedro Albizu Campos
Starhawk
Guy Fawkes
Wendell Phillips
Chinua Achebe
Yuri Kochiyama
Alice Walker
John Africa
Helen Keller
Mikhail Bakunin
Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt
Noam Chomsky
Fela Kuti
Gloria Steinem
Heinrich Heine
Ken Saro-Wiwa
Michael Berg
Marilyn Buck
Black Hawk
Salvador Allende
George Santayana
Tariq Ali
Patrice Lumumba
Aurora Levins Morales
Harry Belafonte
Angela Davis
Michael Parenti
Geronimo
Jello Biafra
Greg Palast
Langston Hughes
Chuck D
Pablo Picasso
Joe Hill
Martin Espada
Cherrie Moraga
Woody Guthrie
Thom Yorke
Mutulu Shakur
Nikki Giovanni
Jeff Chang
Gary Delgado
Susan Sontag
Peter Tosh
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Sojourner Truth
Sarah Grimko
Shirley Chisholm
Bernardine Dohrn
Susan Faludi
Virginia Woolf
Mariam Makeba
Paula Giddings
Rebecca Walker
Trinh T. Minh-ha
Barbara Smith
Aung San Suu Kyi
Camille Paglia
Simone de Beauvoir
Alicia Banks
Sylvia Ray Rivera
Gloria Anzaldia
Robin Tyler
Rita Mae Brown
Alexander Berkman
Mother Jones
Studs Terkel
Jesse Jackson
August Spies
Barbara Ehrenrei
ch Shirin Ebadi
Aldous Huxley
George Orwell
Kathy Kelly
John Stockwell
Desmond Tutu
David P. Richardson
Eric Alterman
Magdaleno Rose-Avila
Gary Null
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
John Edgar Wideman
Michel Foucault
Last Poets
Allen Ginsberg
Lenny Bruce
Shaka Sankofa
Kevin Cooper
Suheir Hammad
"Zamba" Boukman Dutty
Fannie Lou Hamer
Simone Weil
Thich Nhat Hanh
Ernesto Cardenal
Medgar Evers
Chico Mendes
Chris Hedges
Randolph Bourne
Elias Rashmawi
Woody Harrelson
Smedley Butler
Tim Wise
Camilo Mejia





 
     
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