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Bill Haywood (1869-1928) – labor organizer

“We are conspiring to prevent the making of profits on labor power in any industry. We are conspiring against the dividend makers. We are conspiring against rent and interest. We want to establish a new society, where people can live without profit, without dividends, without rent and without interest if it is possible; and it […]

Mark Twain quote

“History doesn’t repeat itself,” Mark Twain said, “but it does rhyme.”

Aztec poem

Here is the great city Of Mexico-Tenochtitlán, In this place that is renowned, In this place that is exemplary, Where the wild cactus fruit grows, In the middle of the waters, Where the eagle screeches, Where the eagle spreads its wings, Where he tears apart the serpent, Where the fish swim in the blue waters, […]

Manfred Max-Neef on the difference between growth and development

Growth is a quantitative accumulation. Development is the liberation of creative possibilities. Every living system in nature grows up to a certain point and stops growing. You are not growing anymore, nor he nor me. But we continue developing ourselves. Otherwise we wouldn’t be dialoguing here now. So development has no limits. Growth has limits. […]

Inca Pachacutec saying as recorded by Father Blas Valera

He who envies happiness of others derives from it only evil, like the spider which, from a flower, derives poison – Inca Pachacutec