Edward Snowden"So many of the things we're told by the government simply aren't true."
Elizabeth Warren“You follow this pro-corporate trend to its logical conclusion and sooner or later you’ll end up with a Supreme Court that functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of Big Business.”
Glenn Greenwald“The fact that this seizure of ever-expanding presidential power is largely justified through endless, rank fear-mongering—fear of terrorists, specifically—means that not only our system of government is radically changing, but so, too, are our national character, our national identity, and what it means to be American."
Bill McKibben"TV, and the culture it anchors, drowns out the subtle and vital information that contact with the real world once provided."
Amy Goodman"The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government."
David Graeber“Nothing annoys forces of authority more than trying to bow out of the disciplinary game entirely and saying that we could just do things on our own. Direct action is a matter of acting as if you were already free."
Dan SavageWe can learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people. The same way we have learned to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation.
Geoffrey CanadaWhen the safety of America is threatened, we will spend any amount of money. The real safety of our nation is preparing this next generation so that they can take our place [in] thinking and technology and democracy.
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