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25,413.  I have observed from Ensigns Torres and Paris that humans sometimes require a pretext to be intimate with one another.  Resistance is futile.  (Star Trek: Voyager & Sex & Resistance)  Star Trek: Voyager: Waking Moments s4e13, Seven of Nine

 

 

69,873.  The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.  (Despotism & Resistance)  Thomas Paine

 

 

68,203.  Black power: the words that can send shivers down the spine of the nervous white man.  While the white man struggles with his nightmare, the black man struggles with his dream.  (Black People & Racism & Miscarriages of Justice: Mangrove 9 & Oval 4 & Demonstrations & Protest & Resistance)  Black Power: A British Story of Resistance, BBC 2021, contemporary commentary of march    

 

68,209.  West London 1970: a group of protesters march against harassment by the police of a black-owned restaurant called The Mangrove.  Black power had arrived in Britain.  Young black people were fighting back against a hostile environment.  They stood up to the state and they defied the brutality of the police.  It was a conflict that reached the highest courts in the land.  (Black People & Racism & Miscarriages of Justice: Mangrove 9 & Oval 4 & Demonstrations & Protest & Resistance)  ibid.     

 

91,506.  The migrants played a key role in rebuilding Britain.  (Black People & Racism & Miscarriages of Justice: Mangrove 9 & Oval 4 & Demonstrations & Protest & Resistance)  ibid.         

 

138,634.  Kelso Cochrane, a carpenter from Antigua, was stabbed to death by a white gang one night near Notting Hill.  The police denied that the killing was racially motivated and nobody was prosecuted.  (Black People & Racism & Miscarriages of Justice: Mangrove 9 & Oval 4 & Demonstrations & Protest & Resistance)  ibid.      

 

138,635.  Even at school children were not safe from institutional racism.  (Black People & Racism & Miscarriages of Justice: Mangrove 9 & Oval 4 & School & Demonstrations & Protest & Resistance)  ibid.   

 

116,161.  Stokely Carmichael’s visit had the Labour government so concerned that Special Branch ordered him to leave the country and he was banned from re-entering.  Soon afterwards the Home Secretary, Roy Jenkins, set up a secret police department specifically to monitor radical black groups in Britain.  (Black People & Racism & Miscarriages of Justice: Mangrove 9 & Oval 4 & Demonstrations & Protest & Resistance)  ibid.

 

138,636.  On Sunday 9th August 1970 a crowd of over 100 people gathered outside the Mangrove restaurant to show their support … ‘They [Conservatives] wanted to justify the Immigration Bill’ … For the 9 people arrested following the Mangrove Demonstration, it seemed that the whole machinery of the state was now set against them, and the idea of Black Power in Britain was being unfairly demonised.  (Black People & Racism & Miscarriages of Justice: Mangrove 9 & Oval 4 & Demonstrations & Protest & Resistance)  ibid.  activist      

 

138,637.  Oval 4: When a BBC journalist started investigating Winston’s case, it was revealed that Detective Sargeant Derek Ridgewell’s testimony was directly contradicted by eye-witnesses … ‘The only [mugging] witnesses were the anti-mugging squad themselves’ … The media’s account of Winston’s case helped him appeal and his sentence was reduced, but the judge did not overturn the criminal conviction.  (Black People & Racism & Miscarriages of Justice: Mangrove 9 & Oval 4 & Demonstrations & Protest & Resistance)  ibid.    

 

138,638.  The confusion over the Spaghetti House siege proved to be a turning point exposing the messy realities of revolutionary politics.  (Black People & Racism & Revolution & Demonstrations & Protest & Resistance)  ibid.

 

 

49,356.  To resist is to exist.  (Dissent & Resistance & Exist & Palestine)  Palestine wall message

 

 

127,842.  There is a inner freedom that comes from defiance … In every act of rebellion we are free.  (United States of America & US Empire & Dissent & Resistance & Rebellion & Freedom)  Chris Hedges, lecture The Sanctuary For Independent Media, New York, 10 November 2017

 

 

128,743.  Resistance, as my students taught me, is not about what we can achieve, it is about who we are able to become.  Resistance is an act of faith, belief that the good draws to it the good.  (Revolution & Corporatism & Resistance)  Chris Hedges, Constructing Rebellion: The Overthrow of Corporate Tyranny, Youtube 2019 1.33.48

 

128,746.  We have to stop sitting here and taking this stuff.  We have to recognise that all of these systems are designed to crush us and that it’s time to rise up.  It’s time to resist.  (Revolution & Corporation & Resistance)  ibid.   

 

 

49,357.  Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.  If people all over the world ... would do this, it would change the earth.  (Dissent & Criticism & Resistance & Protest & Opposition)  William Faulkner

 

 

49,359.  The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.  (Dissent & Opposition & Rebellion & Resistance & Corruption & Youth)  Kurt Cobain

 

 

49,425.  It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition.  The naming of what is there is what is important.  (Opposition & Resistance & Novels)  Ian McEwan

 

 

49,575.  It seems that all my life I have been waiting for it.  (Revolution & Resistance)  1984 1984 starring John Hurt & Richard Burton & Gregor Fisher & Suzanna Hamilton & James Walker & Andrew Wilde & Corina Seddon & Rupert Baderman & John Boswell & Phyllis Logan et al, director Michael Radford

 

49,576.  Julia, do you think the Resistance is real?  (Revolution & Resistance)  ibid.  him to her

 

 

86,641.  It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.  Leonardo da Vinci

 

 

5,391.  Liberty has never come from the government.  Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government.  The history of government is a history of resistance.  The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.  (Civil Liberties & Liberty & Government & Resistance)  Woodrow Wilson

 

 

86,642.  Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.  (Resistance & US Empire)  Noam Chomsky

 

 

86,643.  Resistance to tyranny is man’s highest ideal.  (Resistance & Tyranny)  Emma Goldman

 

 

93,084.  When a nation which has long groaned under the intolerable yoke of a tyrant rises at last and throws off its chains, do you call that weakness?  The man who, to rescue his house from the flames, finds his physical strength redoubled, so that he lifts burdens with ease which in the absence of excitement he could scarcely move; he who under the rage of an insult attacks and puts to flight half a score of his enemies, — are such persons to be called weak?  My good friend, if resistance be strength, how can the highest degree of resistance be a weakness?  (Weakness & Resistance)  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther    

 

 

126,470.  Julian Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorean embassy shouting, Resist!  Resist!  Which is quite an ironic thing to shout when you’ve been accused of rape.  Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, BBC 2019

 

 

126,919.  Needless to say, the history of the United States has been marred from its inception by an enormous quantity of unjust laws, far too many expressly bolstering the oppression of Black people.  Particularized reflections of existing social inequities, these laws have repeatedly borne witness to the exploitative and racist core of the society itself.  For Blacks, Chicanos, for all nationally oppressed people, the problem of opposing unjust laws and the social conditions which nourish their growth, has always had immediate practical implications.  Our very survival has frequently been a direct function of our skill in forging effective channels of resistance.  In resisting, we have sometimes been compelled to openly violate those laws which directly or indirectly buttress our oppression.  But even when containing our resistance within the orbit of legality, we have been labeled criminals and have been methodically persecuted by a racist legal apparatus.  (Black Panthers & Black Culture & Revolution & Resistance)  Angela Davis, If They Come in the Morning, 1971

 

 

136,479.  People all over the world take the knee.  But for centuries black resistant to oppression has taken many forms: when the Quarterback Colin Kaepernick first took the knee in 2016, during the national anthem at an NFL game, there was a huge backlash.  Ultimately, this act of defiance cost him his livelihood.  In the years since, taking the knee has become a powerful symbol of resistance. (Black People & United States of America & Protest & Oppression & Resistance & Slavery & Rebellion & Demonstration)  400 Years of Taking the Knee I, Dotun Adebayo narrator, History 2020  

 

136,480.  Queen Nanny – Granny Nanny – aka Granny of the Maroons, is Jamaica’s original national hero.  Her face adorns the country’s $500 bill, recording thee story of a freedom fighter who stood up to the might of the British people to win freedom for her enslaved people.  (Black People & United States of America & Protest & Oppression & Resistance & Slavery & Rebellion & Demonstration & Jamaica)  ibid.       

 

136,481.  Toussaint Louverture, St Dominique: emerged as the rebellion’s national leader … and abolished slavery from Hispaniola for ever … Bonaparte’s army suffered huge losses.  (Black People & United States of America & Protest & Oppression & Resistance & Slavery & Rebellion & Demonstration & Haiti & Dominican Republic)  ibid.       

 

136,482.  The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, The African, written by himself: it was far from the last such attempts to discredit the veracity of black suffering.  (Black People & United States of America & Protest & Oppression & Resistance & Slavery & Rebellion & Demonstration)  ibid

 

136,483.  Phillis Wheatley: poems on various subjects were published in London in 1773 when she was 19.  She was born in Gambia, and like Sancho, was separated from her family for ever when she was snatched …  (Black People & United States of America & Protest & Oppression & Resistance & Slavery & Rebellion & Demonstration & Poetry)  ibid.

 

136,484.  Sojourner Truth ... She heard the spirit of God calling on her to tell the truth … She began to preach restlessly … on the abolition of slavery … She came to know other prominent abolitionists.  (Black People & United States of America & Protest & Oppression & Resistance & Slavery & Rebellion & Demonstration)  ibid.

 

136,485.   Ned Turner was hanged … Fredrick Douglas escaped his enslavement in 1838.  He became a great writer and orator … William Still:   (Black People & United States of America & Protest & Oppression & Resistance & Slavery & Rebellion & Demonstration)  ibid.

 

136,486.  Canada: Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railway had many heroes.  Chief amongst them is Harriett Tubman … ‘I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.’  [Tubman made 13 trips to the South and rescued approximately 70 people from bondage.  (Black People & United States of America & Protest & Oppression & Resistance & Slavery & Rebellion & Demonstration)  ibid.