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“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, Japanese-American activist (May 19, 1921 - June 1, 2014)

"I didn’t wake up and decide to become an activist. But you couldn’t help notice the inequities, the injustices. It was all around you." - Yuri Kochiyama

thepeoplesrecord:

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, Japanese-American activist (May 19, 1921 - June 1, 2014)

"I didn’t wake up and decide to become an activist. But you couldn’t help notice the inequities, the injustices. It was all around you." - Yuri Kochiyama

A court has rejected a 60-year-old man’s attempt to invoke the ancient right to trial by combat, rather than pay a £25 fine for a minor motoring offence.

Leon Humphreys remained adamant yesterday that his right to fight a champion nominated by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) was still valid under European human rights legislation. He said it would have been a “reasonable” way to settle the matter.

“Court refuses trial by combat,” The Telegraph. December 16, 2002
Media in the hands of citizens can rattle regimes. It makes it much harder for rulers to maintain legitimacy by controlling the public sphere. But activists, who have made such effective use of technology to rally supporters, still need to figure out how to convert that energy into greater impact. The point isn’t just to challenge power; it’s to change it.
Zeynep Tufekci, After the Protests

Americans whisper the word “Alzheimer’s” because their government whispers the word “Alzheimer’s.” And although a whisper is better than the silence that the Alzheimer’s community has been facing for decades, it’s still not enough. It needs to be yelled and screamed to the point that it finally gets the attention and the funding that it deserves and needs. I dream of a day when my charity is no longer necessary and I can go back to being the lazy, self-involved manchild I was meant to be.

Seth Rogen delivered some terrific (and, at times, funny) testimony today at a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing called “Taking a Toll on Families and the Economy: The Rising Cost of Alzheimer’s in America”