We have no ultimate ends. We are going on from day to day. We fight only for immediate objects-objects that can be realized in a few years.

Adolph Strasser, testifying before the Senate Committee on Education and Labor in 1885.
Strasser, head of the Cigar Maker’s Union and one of the founders of the American Federation of Labor, who died on January 1, 1939.

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“If particular care and attention are not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound to obey any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”

Abigail Adams writing to husband John Adams in 1776

UC Radio: 2015.12.15

At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take, and you keep what you can hold. If you can’t take anything, you won’t get anything, and if you can’t hold anything, you won’t keep anything. And you can’t take anything without organization.

A. Phillip Randolph: President, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
A bust of Randolph, with this quote, is in Union Station here in Washington, DC, in front of the Starbucks.

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