"Don’t become too narrow. Live fully. Meet all kinds of people. You’ll learn something from everyone. Follow what you feel in your heart."
— Yuri Kochiyama (via youareyourmind)
"Remember that consciousness is power. Consciousness is education and knowledge. Consciousness is becoming aware. It is the perfect vehicle for students. Consciousness-raising is pertinent for power, and be sure that power will not be abusively used, but used for building trust and goodwill domestically and internationally. Tomorrow’s world is yours to build."
— Yuri Kochiyama (via thepeoplesrecord)
"Death will destroy all you worked for. Thus, it is clear that life for oneself can never have any meaning."
— Leo Tolstoy, from “What I Believe” (via drawpaintprint)
"If ever I love a man again, I will give myself to him without being bound by the rabbi or the law. And when that love dies, I will leave without permission."
— Emma Goldman
"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something."
— (via junellegrace)
Why does the court keep going into a closed session if, from what I know, most, or all, of the documents being cited by the witnesses in these closed sessions are available online?
It makes no sense.
The secrecy that has plagued the Obama administration’s policies (Drone strikes, the NSA, the pursuit of whistleblowers) is essentially saying to the people: “We will do what we want (of course, as long as it is in the “national interest”) and we don’t have to tell anyone about it.”
It’s not fair. It’s not fair that we had to find all these things out from Bradley Manning. It’s not fair that you were killing people, torturing people, spying on us, and you didn’t tell us. And it’s not fair that you’re trying the only man who had the guts to tell us.
And now, it’s not fair that we can’t know why he’s being tried or how he’s being tried.