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oppressor

uh pre ser

  • n  a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures

  • Gandhi remained committed to nonviolence; I followed the Gandhian strategy for as long as I could, but then there came a point in our struggle when the brute force of the oppressor .
  • The Million Man March could be almost anything anyone wanted it to be, from a ritual of personal redemption to a confrontation with the white oppressor.
  • He liberated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite white and black, oppressor and oppressed, in a way that had never been done before.
News & Articles

  • Wedding blues: Should toxic mom be invited?
    Hi, Carolyn:      Our 24-year-old daughter, "Mary," is getting married this August. My mother is 84, a hard-core feminist and atheist. She views religion as an oppressor of females, and hates anything to do with church. My two daughters are somewhat religious, and the groom and his family are Protestants. When I told my mother that Mary's wedding would have a pastor reading some Bible passages ...
    June 20, 2013 - The Hook
  • Tell Me About It: He won't regret including Mom at the wedding
    Question: Our 24-year-old daughter, Mary, is getting married this August. My mother is 84, a hard-core feminist and atheist. She views religion as an oppressor of females, and hates anything to do with church. My two daughters are somewhat religious, and the groom and his family are Protestants.
    June 20, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Just how bad could atheist grandma be at wedding?
    Our 24-year-old daughter, “Mary,” is getting married this August. My mother is 84, a hard-core feminist and atheist. She views religion as an oppressor of females and hates anything to do with church. My two daughters are somewhat religious, and the groom and his family are Protestants.
    June 19, 2013 - Seattle Times
Quotes

  • Martin Luther King in Socialist Worker Online
    As Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, "We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a...
  • Hans Blix in AFP
    Blix wrote that had coalition troops not deposed Saddam, "he would, in all likelihood, have become another Kadhafi or Castro; an oppressor of his own people but no longer a threat to the world."
  • Desmond Tutu in Sowetan
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu said: "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your...

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