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Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
-- Jane Addams
* Democracy is an objective. Democratization is a process. Democratization serves the cause of peace because it offers the possibility of justice and of progressive change without force.
-- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

* "I'm a liberal.
I'm confused when that became a bad word..."
-- George Clooney

“We have a complete void of progressive politics in this country right now. The will of the people goes ignored and unrealized. I'm searching for the people that can enter the political system, a strong third party. We need to consolidate.”
-- Ani DiFranco

In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.
-- Benjamin Disraeli

I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values.
-- Marian Wright Edelman

The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal.
They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.
-- Al Franken

Without liberals we wouldn't have unions. We wouldn't have environmental protections. We wouldn't have seat belts or birth control or the ACLU! Any of these things!
-- Janeane Garofalo

The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope, as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America. Those are moments that we have to celebrate: that people still find the resolve and energy to resist.
-- Danny Glover

There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success.
-- Jim Hightower

The liberals have not softened their view of actuality to make themselves live closer to the dream, but instead sharpen their perceptions and fight to make the dream actuality...
-- Margaret Mead

Every piece of progressive social legislation passed by Congress in the 20th century bears a union label.
-- George Meany

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America.
-- Barack Obama

"The silent majority really is a liberal majority, even though the word liberal has taken a real beating over the last 20 years by radical conservatives."
~ Robert Reich

The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair access and fair opportunity.
This is not equality of result. It's equality of opportunity. There's a fundamental difference. ~ Robert Reich

* “A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a great democracy”
-- Theodore Roosevelt

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.
-- Gloria Steinem

* "I am also very proud to be a liberal. Why is that so terrible these days? The liberals were liberators—they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, Stalin, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week! What's to be ashamed of?" -- Barbra Streisand

* The idea of a liberal media bias is simply a myth. If only it were true, we might have a more humane, open-minded, and ultimately effective public debate on the issues facing the country. -- Barbra Streisand


On issue after issue, the polls -- and these are not snapshot polls; these are polls over a consistent period of time -- show that most Americans share what one could call core liberal or progressive values: investment in health care and education over tax cuts; fair trade over free trade; corporate accountability over deregulation; environmental protection over laissez-faire policies; defending Social Security and Medicare over privatizing them; raising the minimum wage over eliminating it. The country prefers progressive alternatives to the failed policies of the conservative right. -- Katrina vanden Heuvel

“There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.”
-- Paul Wellstone

On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever
but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives
and contribute to progressive changes in the world.
-- Wim Wenders

 

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