“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”Arundhati Roy
“Some people say that I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can ‘solve the climate crisis’. But the climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions.”Greta Thunberg
“There is no life without the conditions of life that that variably sustain life, and those conditions are pervasively social, establishing not the discrete ontology of the person, but rather the interdependency of persons, involving reproducible and sustainable social relations, and relations to the environment and to non-human forms of life, broadly considered.”Judith Butler, Frames of War: When is Life Grievable?
“Whether we envisage the positive expansion of knowledge and beneficient control of environment and society, or see in the systems movement the arrival of Brave New World and 1984 ̶̶ it deserves intensive study and we have to come to terms with it.”Ludwig von Bertalanffy, General System Theory
“He thought, too, about his need for a real animal; within him an actual hatred once more manifested itself toward his electric sheep, which he had to tend, had to care about, as it lived. The tyranny of an object, he thought. It doesn’t know I exist. Like the androids, it had no ability to appreciate the existence of another.”Phillip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
“Those fickle tricks of memory were even more critical when the killing of the workers was brought up. Every time that Aureliano mentioned the matter, not only the proprietress but some people older than she would repudiate the myth of the workers hemmed in at the station and the train with two hundred cars loaded with dead people, and they would even insist that, after all, everything had been set forth in judicial documents and in primary-school textbooks: that the banana company had never existed.”Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority.”Lord Acton
“Whoever lays his hand on me to govern me is a usurper and a tyrant: I declare him my enemy.”P.-J. Proudhon
“Those people on the right, who say, claim to be conservatives, and hold up climate change denialism as one of their marks of identity, of political identity, are not conservative at all. They are reckless, they are reactionary, and they are putting our future, and that of our children and grandchildren, at risk.”Malcolm Turnbull, former Australian prime minister
“Federal and state governments have stepped up efforts to avoid scrutiny, reduce transparency and limit accountability in order to expand government power, advantage political elites and advance the interests of business”Human Rights Law Centre, Safeguarding Democracy