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By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

The revolution and women's liberation go together. We do not talk of women's emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph. Women hold up the other half of the sky.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

Without patriotic political education, a soldier is only a potential criminal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Sankara

Imperialism is a system of exploitation that occurs not only in the brutal form of those who come with guns to conquer territory. Imperialism often occurs in more subtle forms, a loan, food aid, blackmail . We are fighting this system that allows a handful of men on earth to rule all of humanity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Sankara

If you take a walk around Ouagadougou and make a list of the mansions you see, you will note that they belong to just a minority. How many of you who have been assigned to Ouagadougou from the farthest corners of the country have had to move every night because you've been thrown out of the house you have rented? To those who have acquired houses and land through corruption we say: start to tremble. If you have stolen, tremble, because we will come after you

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Sankara

It's really a pity that there are observers who view political events like comic strips. There has to be a Zorro, there has to be a star. No, the problem of Upper Volta is more serious than that. It was a grave mistake to have looked for a man, a star, at all costs, to the point of creating one, that is, to the point of attributing the ownership of the event to captain Sankara, who must have been the brains, etc.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Sankara

The French revolution taught us the rights of man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Sankara

It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Thomas Sankara

The specific character of [women's] oppression cannot be explained away by equating different situations through superficial and childish simplifications[:] It is true that both the woman and the male worker are condemned to silence by their exploitation. But under the current system, the worker's wife is also condemned to silence by her worker-husband. In other words, in addition to the class exploitation common to both of them, women must confront a particular set of relations that exist between them and men, relations of conflict and violence that use physical differences as their pretext.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

We have to work at decolonizing our mentality and achieving happiness within the limits of sacrifice we should be willing to make. We have to recondition our people to accept themselves as they are, to not be ashamed of their real situation, to be satisfied with it, to glory in it, even

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

We make every effort to see that our actions live up to our words and be vigilant with regards to our behavior.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

We must learn to live the African way. It's the only way to live in freedom and with dignity

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future. It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Sankara

I want people to remember me as someone whose life has been helpful to humanity.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Thomas Sankara

The woman leads a twofold existence indeed, the depth of her social ostracism being equally only by her stoic endurance. To live in harmony with the society of man, to conform with men's demands, she resigns herself to a self-effacement that is demeaning, she sacrifices herself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

Women hold up the other half of the sky.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Thomas Sankara

Humankind does not submit passively to the power of nature. It takes control over this power. This process is not an internal or subjective one. It takes place objectively in practice, once women cease to be viewed as mere sexual beings, once we look beyond their biological functions and become conscious of their weight as an active social force. What's more, woman's consciousness of herself is not only a product of her sexuality. It reflects her position as determined by the economic structure of society, which in turn expresses the level reached by humankind in technological development and the relations between classes. The importance of dialectical materialism lies in going beyond the inherent limits of biology, rejecting simplistic theories about our being slaves to the nature of our species, and, instead, placing facts in their social and economic context.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Sankara

The greatest difficulty we have faced is the neocolonial way of thinking that exists in this country. We were colonized by a country, France, that left us with certain habits. For us, being successful in life, being happy, meant trying to live as they do in France, like the richest of the French.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

The Revolution Cannot Triumph Without the Emancipation of Women

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Sankara

Our revolution in Burkina Faso draws on the totality of mans experiences since the first breath of humanity. We wish to be the heirs of all the revolutions of the world, of all the liberation struggles of the peoples of the Third World. We draw the lessons of the American revolution.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Sankara

May my eyes never see and my feet never take me to a society where half the people are held in silence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Sankara

Let there be an end to the arrogance of the big powers who miss no opportunity to put the rights of the people in question. Africa's absence from the club of those who have the right to veto is unjust and should be ended.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Thomas Sankara

I can hear the roar of women's silence

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

Under its current form, that is imperialism-controlled, debt is a cleverly managed re-conquest of Africa, aiming at subjugating its growth and development through foreign rules. Thus, each one of us becomes the financial slave, which is to say a true slave.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

When the people stand up, imperialism trembles.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Sankara

Che Guevara taught us we could dare to have confidence in ourselves, confidence in our abilities. He instilled in us the conviction that struggle is our only recourse. He, was a citizen of the free world that together we are in the process of building. That is why we say that Che Guevara is also African and Burkinabè.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Sankara

Comrades, there is no true social revolution without the liberation of women

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Sankara

Comrades, there is no true social revolution without the liberation of women. May my eyes never see and my feet never take me to a society where half the people are held in silence. I hear the roar of women’s silence. I sense the rumble of their storm and feel the fury of their revolt.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Sankara

While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas.