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Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, my name is William Schneiderman. I am one of the defendants in this trial, and I am here representing myself.

It was February, 1952. How vividly the scene comes back to mind: the packed federal courthouse in Los Angeles, the vigilant marshals, the intent jury, the grim-faced judge flanked on one side by the special prosecutor from Washington, and on the other by the fifteen defendants and their attorneys; as ...
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Bill Schneiderman There is no information at Wikipedia about either "William Schneiderman" or "Bill Schneiderman". He was the leader of the Communist Party in California for many years. The party dissolved in approximately 1990. My issue of the paperback Dissent on Trial has written on its title page, "To Anita, for Peace Equality and Justice - Bill Schneiderman".

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It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.

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Native American Saying

You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.

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Australian Aboriginal Elder

More than ever before, my friends, men of all races and nations are today challenged to be neighborly... No longer can we afford the luxury of passing by on the other side. Such folly was once called moral failure; today it will lead to universal suicide...

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Martin Luther King

An American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.

So the space between two people diminishes; it grows less and less; no one to weep; they merge at last. The sound that pours from the fingertips awakens clouds of cells far inside the other's body, and beings unknown to us start out on a pilgrimage to their Savior, to their holy place. Their holy place is a small balck stone that they remember from Protozoic times, when it was rolled away from a door.

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Robert Bly

An American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement in the United States


"The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders."



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Paulo Freire from wikipedia
Paulo Freire contributed a philosophy of education that came not only from the more classical approaches stemming from Plato, but also from modern Marxist and anti-colonialist thinkers. In fact, in many ways his Pedagogy of the Oppressed may be best read as an extension of, or reply to, Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth, which emphasized the need to provide native populations with an education which was simultaneously new and modern (rather than traditional) and anti-colonial (not simply an extension of the culture of the colonizer).

Freire is best-known for his attack on what he called the "banking" concept of education, in which the student was viewed as an empty account to be filled by the teacher. The basic critique was not new — Rousseau's conception of the child as an active learner was already a step away from tabula rasa (which is basically the same as the "banking concept"), and thinkers like John Dewey were strongly critical of the transmission of mere "facts" as the goal of education. Freire's work, however, updated the concept and placed it in context with current theories and practices of education, laying the foundation for what is now called critical pedagogy.

More challenging is Freire's strong aversion to the teacher-student dichotomy. This dichotomy is admitted in Rousseau and constrained in Dewey, but Freire comes close to insisting that it should be completely abolished.


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