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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Togs's Quotes for the Week 24-5-08



Many will call me an adventurer - and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes.
Che Guevara 1928-1967

We started of in chains, we do our best when we are not pushed, we pay back a good turn, say no to authority and upstarts, we’re casual, we like makeshift things, were ingenious practical, self reliant, good in emergencies, think we are as good as ayone else in the world and sympathise with the underdog.
The Glass Canoe 1971, David Ireland, Australian Writer 1927- Three times Miles Franklin winner.


The truly powerful feed ideology to the masses like fast food while they dine on the most rarified delicacy of all: impunity.
Naomi Klein 1970- Canadian journalist, author and activist.


The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956, German playwright, founder of the Berliner Ensemble Company.


It is unlikely that British and American troops fighting in Iraq are aware that their governments supported Saddam Hussein both politically and financially through his worst excesses.
Arundhati Roy 1961- , Indian writer and Booker prize winner.


All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
George Orwell, 1903-1950


The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 1923-1999



Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don't believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates.
John Pilger 1939- Australian journalist and filmaker.


I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
Angela Davis 1944- is a US socialist organiser and academic.


Quotes compiled by John/Togs Tognolini each week check out Togs's Place.Com http://togsplace.blogspot.com/

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