Animal Rights: Sitting Bull: “They claim this mother of ours, the earth, for their own use, and fence…”

“They claim this mother of ours, the earth, for their own and fence their neighbors away; they deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
Chief Sitting Bull

Who was Sitting Bull?

Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota leader who led his people during years of resistance against United States government policies.

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Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.

The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!

What white man can say I never stole his land or a penny of his money? Yet they say that I am a thief.

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.

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Motivation/inspiration: Mohammed Ali,”Don’t count the days. Make the days count”

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count”
Mohammed Ali

Who was Mohammed Ali?

Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed “The Greatest”, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

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Motivation/Inspiration: Saadi: “Human beings are members of a whole In creation…”

“Human beings are members of a whole
In creation of one essence and soul
If one member is afflicted with pain
Other members uneasy will remain
If you have no sympathy for human pain
The name of human you cannot retain”

Who was Saadi?

Abū-Muhammad Muslih al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, better known by his pen name Saadi, also known as Saadi of Shiraz, was a major Persian poet and prose writer of the medieval period. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts.

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Human Rights: Plato “To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume…”

To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume that your silence gives consent.

Who was Plato?
Plato was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought, and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

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Human Rights: James Baldwin, Everything now, we must assume , is in our hands…”

Everything now, we must assume, is in our hands; we have no right to assume otherwise. If we do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and change the history of the world.
James A. Baldwin

Who was James A Baldwin?
James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, playwright, and activist. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century North America.

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Inspiration/Motivation:Henry Ford “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes,…”

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”
Henry Ford

Who was Henry Ford ?

Henry Ford was an American industrialist and business magnate, founder of the Ford Motor Company and chief developer of the assembly line technique of mass production.

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Inspiration/Motivation: Mahatma Gandhi, “To loose patience is to lose the battle”

“To loose patience is to lose the battle”
Mahatma Gandhi.

Who was Mahatma Gandhi?

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule, and in turn inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world

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Human Rights: Kofi Annan,”Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission is…”

“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.”
Kofi Annan

Who was Kofi Annan?

Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

The above quote is a part of the following message of Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, observed on 21 March:



Inspiration/motivation, A.A.Milne, “Promise me you’ll always remember…”

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

Who was A.A.Milne?

Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work.

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Human Rights: Purl S Buck,” Race prejudice is not only a shadow over…”

“Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored — it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.”
Purl S Buck

Who was Purl S Buck ?

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.

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