Thursday, January 27, 2011

Quotes on justice, truth, and WikiLeaks

“Dissent is what rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.” – Lewis H. Lapham

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against." - Malcolm X

"We have to condemn publicly the very idea that some people have the right to repress others. In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers ... we are ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations."  - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Our memory is struggling to rescue the truth that human rights were not handed down as privileges from a parliament, or a boardroom, or an institution, but that peace is only possible with justice and with information that gives us the power to act justly."  - John Pilger

"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public!" - Cornell West

 Although these quotes are not directly speaking of WikiLeaks, I believe that openness and transparency, which WikiLeaks provides, will one day lead to justice.  The same holds true for the Palestine Papers.

1 comment:

Belle said...

Good quotes, and I agree.