Posts tagged with “social justice”

Tue 11 Aug

Do the internet and computers fundamentally alter existing socioeconomic power structures or do they merely exacerbate existing divides?

Fri 17 Oct

Quotes from a Labor Activist's Sig

One of my friends is very passionate about worker's rights. I got an email from her today with a couple quotes that really got me thinking. I'd love to hear reactions to these, as I'm still formulating my opinions on them.

"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up in mine, then, come, let us work together." ~Lilla Watson "Charity consoles but does not question. 'If I give food to the poor, they call me a saint, but if I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist.' Unlike solidarity, which is horizontal and takes place between equals, charity is top-down, humiliating those who receive it and never challenging the implicit power relations. In the best of cases, there will be justice someday, high in heaven. Here on earth, charity doesn't worry injustice, it just tries to hide it." ~Eduardo Galeano