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Abbie Hoffman
November 30, 1936 - April 12, 1989
Nationality: American
Category: Activist
Subcategory: American Activist

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.


The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.


Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.


The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.


To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.


A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.


You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.


When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.


I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.


The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.


Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.


Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.


Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.


I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.


Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.


Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.


The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.


Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.


Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.


Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.


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