Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur

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    A woman’s place is in the struggle.
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    All you have to do is ask yourselves, who controls the government? And who are the victims of that control?
    Source: Assata: An Autobiography (1987) 183
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    And if I know anything at all, it's that a wall is just a wall and nothing more at all. It can be broken down.
    Source: Assata: An Autobiography (1987)
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    Are you ready to sacrifice to end world hunger? To sacrifice to end colonialism? To end neo-colonialism? To end racism? To end sexism?
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    Being a warrior and being a struggler has been forced on me by oppression, otherwise I would have been free to be so much more.
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    Being in Cuba has allowed me to live in a society that is not at war with itself. There is a sense of community. It's a given in Cuba that, if you fall down, the person next to you is going to help you get up.
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    Black revolutionaries do not drop from the moon. We are created by our conditions. Shaped by our oppression.
    Source: Assata: An Autobiography (1987)
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    Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them.
    Source: Assata: An Autobiography (1987) 275
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    Freedom! you askin me about freedom. I'll be honest with you. I know a whole more about what freedom isn't than about what it is, 'cause I've never been free. I can only share my vision with you of the future, about what freedom is.
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    Hip Hop can be a very effective way to reach young people and teach them about current political and social issues.
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    I believe in self-defense and self-determination for Africans and other oppressed people in America.
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    I couldn't see how we could seriously struggle without having a strong sense of collectivity, without being responsible FOR each other and TO each other.
    Source: Assata: An Autobiography (1987) 183
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    I found that people had all kinds of levels of consciousness, all kinds of levels of education, but that Cubans in general were very educated politically. I could go sit in a bus and get into a conversation with someone and that person had a wealth of knowledge. And energy!
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    I had to adjust to living in a Third World country, which means that things people in the U.S. take for granted-like hot running water whenever you turn on the tap-are not always available.
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    I have been a political activist most of my life and many groups have attempted to label me as a criminal because of my outspoken beliefs. I am not a criminal and I have never been one.
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