Archive for January, 2011

Quote of the day, Feb. 1

January 31, 2011

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Fred Shuttlesworth, on the Woolworth Sit-Ins in Greensboro, N.C., which began on Feb. 1, 1960

“Tell Martin [Luther King Jr.] I think this is it.” (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 31

January 30, 2011

Tom Curley, president and CEO of the Associated Press, on the changes facing journalism (2007)

“Editors need to stop pining for the old world and intensify the leading to the new one … (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 30

January 30, 2011

Thomas Paine, on liberty

“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 29

January 28, 2011

Tim Freeman, on the First Amendment

“When they took the Fourth Amendment, I was silent because I don’t deal drugs. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 28

January 28, 2011

Al-Jazeera presenter Mohamed Krichen, on his network’s coverage of human rights (2010)

“We report on human rights cases when they arise. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 27

January 27, 2011

African American college student in Florida, on why he protested during the Sit-In movement of 1960 (from Miles Wolff’s Lunch at the 5 & 10)

“Sure we’ve been influenced  by outsiders like Thoreau and Gandhi, but our biggest influence has been inside–all these years of second-class citizenship stored up inside.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 26

January 26, 2011

Diane Nash, on freedom

“Freedom is people realizing they are their own leader.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 25

January 25, 2011

Judge Stewart Dalzell, on unfettered speech (1996)

“Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 24

January 24, 2011

John Steinbeck, on freedom of thought

“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 23

January 23, 2011

George Orwell, on political speech (1946)

“In our time, political speech and writing are the defence of the indefensible.”