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.

— Thomas Sankara

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

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

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

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He who feeds you, controls you

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

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You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness.

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When the people stand up, imperialism trembles.

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Women hold up the other half of the sky.

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Inequality can be done away with only by establishing a new society, where men and women will enjoy equal rights, resulting from an upheaval in the means of production and in all social relations. Thus, the status of women will improve only with the elimination of the system that exploits them.

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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.

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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.

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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

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About Thomas Sankara

Quotes 35 sayings
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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The French revolution taught us the rights of man.

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Everything that man can imagine, he is capable of creating.

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A military without political training is a potential criminal.

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

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The spirit is smothered, as it were, by ignorance, but so soon as ignorance is destroyed, spirit shine forth, like the sun when released from clouds.

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He who does not feed you can demand nothing of you.

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The Revolution Cannot Triumph Without the Emancipation of Women

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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.

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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.

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I can hear the roar of women's silence.

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Debt is a cleverly managed reconquest of Africa

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We must dare to invent the future

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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.

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Never be shamed of being Afrikan

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The enemies of a people are those who keep them in ignorance.

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